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Find Out Which Mediterra Home Won Big at the 2019 Sand Dollar Awards

by Arelys Alexander
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The London Bay Homes at Mediterra team had a wonderful evening of laughs, dining, and winning during the Collier Building Industry Association's 2019 Sand Dollar Awards.

London Bay Homes honored with 12 awards at 2019 Sand Dollar Awards

The CBIA Sand Dollar Awards recognizes builders, developers, architects, remodelers, interior design firms, landscape architects, trades and marketing, sales, and/or advertising professionals  who have demonstrated excellence in Collier County.  Mediterra, London Bay Homes, and Romanza Interior Design teamed up to create gorgeous luxury model homes that represent the homes available and it proved to be a winning combination of professionals.

The Bianca: The Award-Winning Model Home at Mediterra

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The Bianca won top honors at The Sand Dollar Awards, including Product Design of the Year – Single Family Homes $2,500,001  - $3,000,000; Best Kitchen Design $2,500,001 - $3,000,000; Best Master Suite $2,500,001 - $3,000,000; Best Outdoor Living Area $2,500,001 - $3,000,000.  London Bay Homes’ luxury partner, Romanza Interior Design, also brought home the Professional/Trade Associate Award Best Kitchen Design $2,500,001 - $3,000,000 and the Professional/Trade Associate Award Best Master Suite $2,500,001 - $3,000,000 for their exquisite interior design.

The Bianca features three bedrooms and four bathrooms in 3,735 square feet under air.  One of the highlights of this floor plan is the massive great room that opens to a covered terrace with an outdoor kitchen and dining area and a custom pool with a sun shelf and spa.  Other features include an island kitchen with wine storage, a bonus room with a linear fireplace, a private study, and pocketing sliders that open to the outdoors.  The master suite includes dual walk-in closets and a bath with dual vanities, a freestanding soaking tub, and a walk-in shower.  The plan also includes a two-car garage and a one-car garage.

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The Bianca’s interior design by Romanza Interior Design’s Luann Powers Gliwski provides it with a sense of relaxed luxury while conveying a feeling of exceptional livability.  Her color palette includes warm neutral backgrounds with vibrant sapphire, topaz, and jade jewel-toned accents.  The palette plays against wide-plank whitewashed wire brushed oak flooring.  The walls and the ceiling in the Bianca’s welcoming foyer are covered with bronze-toned metallic grass cloth.  Light bronze metal consoles with two-inch thick glass tops flank the symmetrically designed foyer.  Art pieces set above each console introduce Gliwski’s use of vibrant jewel-toned accents. A coffered ceiling detail encompasses the entire length of the great room and pocketing sliders open the space to the outdoor living area.

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In the kitchen, the island features a charcoal toned base cabinet with a horizontal grain topped by a light, neutral-toned natural stone counter surface with shades of silver and charcoal veining and sparkling mica chips. A pair of pewter finished pendants are suspended over the island.  The perimeter cabinetry is presented in a neutral finish that coordinates with the wall color and Pompeii quartz countertops, while the backsplash has been fashioned with cream-toned 6 by 6-inch ceramic tiles.

The center of the bonus room’s feature wall is clad in stone and hosts a television and an electric fireplace.  The center section is flanked by four niches, two on either side, that display collected items.  A comfortable sofa is presented in a neutral textured fabric with teal accent pillows.  Additional seating is provided by a pair of dove-toned ultra-suede side chairs.  An ottoman with a leather top and a wooden base serves as the cocktail table.  A metal solid cylindric end table is finished in a bronze color.  The furniture grouping is anchored by a sheep’s skin area rug.  A four-panel art piece in vibrant jewel tones provides a captivating memory point.  Like the great room, the bonus room opens to the outdoor living area.

In the study, a clean-lined solid wood contemporary desk is finished in a dark charcoal tone.  A linen-toned painted wood credenza is situated behind the desk.  On the opposite wall, a console table features a metal base and a linen-toned wooden top.  A unique art piece fashioned from 15 agate slices creates a beautiful display above the console.  A teal finished side chair and a thick pile, heavily textured area rug complete the look.

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The master suite features a more relaxed jewel-toned color pallet with soft gold bedding and bronze and teal accents.  A niche on the headboard wall is finished with a stone textured wallpaper that provides a beautiful backdrop for a fully-upholstered bed with a light charcoal velvet finish.  The headboard is detailed with biscuit tufting.  Oversized nightstands and a dresser are presented in a soft matte-finished platinum tone.  The master bath’s light grey stone finished porcelain tile flooring is carried into the walk-in shower.  The walls are covered with white porcelain tile with a marble finish and shades of grey veining.  A soft neutral-toned vanity cabinet is topped by a Pompeii quartz counter surface.  The wall above the vanity is finished with platinum-toned mica chips.

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A covered outdoor kitchen and dining area is situated just outside the bonus room.  The grill wall features a stainless-steel hood flanked by laser-cut aluminum art panels, a base cabinet clad with porcelain tile, and a natural stone countertop.  A 72-inch square dining table features a platinum finish with an inset glass top and seats eight.  Gliwski has divided the conversation area off of the great room into two sections.  At one end, a sectional sofa with Sunbrella fabric and faces a television.  Beneath the television, a console is finished in a unique stone material with a faux bois texture.  At the opposite end, a chat area is furnished with four fully-upholstered chairs and a rectangular cocktail table.  The pool deck is finished with a natural stone material in shades of grey and cream.  Cream and grey glass mosaic tiles provide an appealing accent at the pool’s waterline.

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