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Mediterra Wins its 10th Community of the Year Award and More During the 2016 Sand Dollar Awards

by Arelys Alexander

Mediterra recently added several accolades to its growing list with the coveted Community of the Year award by the CBIA, an award it has now won 10 times, and five Sand Dollar awards for two of its luxury model homes.

Every year, the CBIA, Collier Building Industry Association, reviews communities based on the quality of design of the community’s overall amenity package and evaluates the recreation provided, including clubhouse, golf, tennis, and swimming facilities.  It also analyzes outdoor use amenities such as paths, gazebos, and sculptures that add to the quality of the community.  Mediterra has repeatedly achieved the honor of Community of the Year for communities with homes priced at over $1 million for its array of lifestyle amenities, including the member-owned Club at Mediterra with two Tom Fazio-designed championship courses and the private 10,000-square-foot Beach Club on the Gulf of Mexico.  Our onsite amenities include themed neighborhood parks; eight miles of walking and jogging trails; a fitness complex with tennis and bocce courts, swimming pool and spa services; and the 32,000-square-foot clubhouse offering formal and casual dining prepared by a staff of award-winning culinary experts.

An exclusive new home community with 1,700 acres of award-winning features needs custom homes to match, which is why Mediterra partners with London Bay Homes to provide just that.  Two Mediterra homes by the Naples custom homebuilder were highlighted during the 2016 Sand Dollar Awards gala for home, interior design, and pool design: The Isabella Two-Story and the Belita.

The Isabella Two-Story in Serata

The Award-Winning Isabella Two-Story Pool

The Isabella Two-Story shined bright at the awards ceremony, receiving product and interior design awards for homes priced from $3,000,001 to $3.25 million, as well as Best Pool Design over $50,000.  Based on one of Mediterra’s most popular floor plans, the Isabella II, the two-story version showcases the comfortable design and expansive outdoor living space that made the Isabella II popular in the first place, but with an expansion to 4,285 square feet under air and a total of 6,353 square feet.  With the new dimensions, the Isabella Two Story features a fourth bedroom, a fifth bathroom, a serene sitting area with a wet bar and refrigerator, and a covered balcony on the second floor, as well as more square footage on the first floor.

With an elegant transitional interior design by Romanza Interior Design, the Isabella Two-Story is punctuated by bold strokes of black and teal, textural and shimmering finishes, and distressed and rich amarone wood tones. Designer finishes include Roman vein-cut travertine flooring, faux-finished beamed and painted tongue-and-grove ceilings, custom built-in cabinetry, and Venetian plaster walls.

The elegance in design extends to the home’s outdoor living space where Acquatico Pools provided an award-winning pool design featuring a raised spa that floats within the pool.  Swim-up shelves on each side of the spa double as in-pool benches and provide easy access to the spa, while streams of water flow up from the pool deck and over into the pool.

The Belita in Lucarno

The Belita, a luxury villa in the exclusive new home community of Mediterra

The Belita luxury villa home in Lucarno also received multiple awards during the sold-out awards gala with Product Design and Interior Design of the Year honors in the $2,500,001 to $2.75 million category.  The Belita features 3,738 square feet of interior living space, three bedrooms, a study, formal dining room, and a large open living room flowing into the gourmet-inspired kitchen and adjoining café.  Featuring interior design by award-winning Romanza Interior Design, the Belita has beamed ceilings in several rooms and overlooks Lucarno’s picturesque lakefront setting.  The Belita’s second floor has two guest suites, a wet bar with an under-counter refrigerator, and a loft leading to a Romeo and Juliet balcony.

Romanza Interior Design created a tranquil living space within the Belita with earth and sand tones – varying from cream and soft beige to mocha – and a subdued design palette that uses texture, dark metallics, subtle patterns, and random dashes of amber, ginger and muted shades of deep red, green, ocher, and orange.

Contact us to learn more about our exclusive new home community and the many other Mediterra homes for sale, including our award-winning models.

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