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BCB Homes has completed the construction of Serena Vista, a new custom home in Old Naples, a few blocks south of the historic Third Street South district and within walking distance of the Gulf of Mexico beaches.
The contemporary coastal style, lakefront home features a southern exposure and is located on the corner of Gordon Drive and 16th Avenue South. It was designed by John Cooney of Stofft-Cooney Architects.
“The tranquil backyard lake was the inspiration for the name of the home, which provides a beautiful view and serene setting,” said Marita Gastaldello, project lead and founder of Global Market Connection Group. “Gathering together the right group of professionals, along with a strong, solid team effort, was vital to the success of the project.”
The two-story residence is well positioned on the corner homesite to take full advantage of the lake and is surrounded by mature trees and tropical plants. The home blends seamlessly with the landscape, creating a peaceful ambiance while enjoying the view outdoors,and from inside the home.
The five-bedroom plus office, five-and-a-half-bath home has 4,867 square feet under air and 6,029 total square feet, including a three-car garage.Upon entering the home, furnished and designed by AR Arquitetura & Design, the foyer’s details set the tone for the rest of the home where visual interest is woven throughout.
The foyer is accented by a deep, double coffered ceiling that frames a custom Venetian Murano chandelier created by glass artisans Barovier & Toso. Complementing its architectural beauty, the foyer has French oak cane wood flooring and includes a collection of watercolor botanical palm trees, imported from an antique art emporium in Rome.
Beyond the foyer is a great room featuring walls of sliding glass that lead out to the pool and lake, expanding the living area. The coffered ceiling includes custom geometrical details, highlighted by wainscot paneling. The great room also features many unique, hand-selected and imported, European furnishings and accent pieces.
“The intricate ceiling detail found throughout this custom home, especially in the foyer and great room, which includes the installation of the custom Venetian Murano chandelier, was one of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of the construction phase,” said Scott Weidle, COO of BCB Homes. “But, with such details, the home exudes a comfortable and inviting feeling throughout.”
The gourmet kitchen was designed by Ruffino Cabinetry. The expansive island is a focal point featuring custom gray cabinetry topped with natural Cristallo Extra quartz. The galley workstation is inset into the island, illuminated with two large forged pendants. The perimeter of the kitchen makes a statement with a natural stone herringbone patterned backsplash, vintage drawings of antique cutlery from Rome, while the white cabinetry offers plenty of storage and prep space. Glass cabinet doors and shelving contribute to the open and fresh feeling, while the Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, along with an oversized walk-in pantry, complete this workspace.
The adjacent dining room has a natural wood grained table and seating for eight. A glass enclosed wine cellar, with storage for 448 bottles, separates the great room from the dining room. Walls of sliding glass open to the covered outdoor living area with views of the lake.
The home office features a large window providing plenty of natural light, a view of the lake, and a dark-stained, wood beam ceiling with a leather finish wall covering.
A private vestibule leads to the master bedroom featuring his-and-her walk-in closets. A vaulted ceiling, lined with a textured wall covering and a contemporary chandelier, gives the room a relaxed elegant feel. A pair of matching sconces frame the reading nook that offers a view of the lake. The master suite also has a private entrance to the pool and outdoor living area.
The master bath features his and her vanities with Pompeii quartz counter tops and a classic lacquered dressing table. A freestanding soaking tub floats in the center of the room between two separate and symmetrical glass enclosed showers. A custom geometric marble mosaic floor, Calcutta ceramic tile, and textured wall coverings provide the finishing touches for the retreat.
The first floor of the home also includes a private guest retreat with a view of the lake, a bath and a private entrance to the outdoor area.
The second floor, accessible from the staircase or elevator, opens into a 22-by-18-foot loft with walls of sliding glass that lead to a balcony overlooking the pool and lake below.
The second floor has three guest suites, each showcasing their own personalities with its own private bath and walk-in closet. The largest of the guest suites has a view of the lake and pool from its own balcony. A launderette is also on the second floor.
The outdoor living area overlooks the lake and features a heated, infinity-edge pool, spa, custom designed lakeside dock and covered entertainment area complete with fire pit and kitchen. The outdoor kitchen includes an EVO grill, sink and refrigerator.
“In addition to its exceptional location and large corner lot with circular drive, one of the most attractive features of the home is the lake view,” said Gastaldello. “The home has a southern exposure, which provides an abundance of natural light year-round.”
The Serena Vista is at 190 16th Ave. S., on the corner of 16th Avenue South and Gordon Drive. It is priced at $7.89 million, furnished.
To view images of the home, visit BCBHomes.com and click on Custom Homes for Sale. For sales information, contact Marita Gastaldello of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty.