February 26, 2020 by wbnmary 0 Comments

Gulfshore Homes’ Lucien Model to Feature Talents of Freestyle Interiors

MIROMAR LAKES (February 26, 2020) — Gulfshore Homes, an award-winning builder that has elevated the luxury home market in Southwest Florida during the last 25 years, is working with Freestyle Interiors to create distinctive interior design that reflects a refined contemporary-coastal living experience at its Lucien model.

Nestled along the beach and 700-acre freshwater lake in the exclusive Ancona neighborhood at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, the #1 Community in the USA, the Lucien will be complete in the fall of 2020. Freestyle Interiors was chosen for their ability to add artistry in luxury home design. Gulfshore Homes routinely involves the interior designer immediately following engagement of the architect. This team approach allows for a creative, collaborative process that ultimately results in the realization of the vision.

The Lucien will reflect a contemporary “organic feel” incorporating elements of clean white lines in its furnishings, walls and flooring, with added contrast provided by warm walnut wood cabinetry and accents.

The home’s interior furnishings will incorporate a neutral palette of white leather and upholstery highlighted by contemporary artwork, rugs and accessories in vivid primary colors. The home’s floorings will be primarily white porcelain and quartz tile with walnut inlays in the foyer. White cabinetry in the kitchen will provide a subtle backdrop for the oversized custom walnut island and eye-catching stainless range hood with walnut detailing. Appliances will be stainless steel as will be many of the lighting features in the home including an elongated fixture in the dining area. A custom-built walnut dining table with chrome legs on the matching eight chairs will separate the great room from the kitchen.

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The ceiling in Lucien’s main floor will feature inverted floating stacked ceiling tiles that will be backlit on multiple sides. Textured wall coverings will encase the fireplace and provide visual intrigue. The floating staircase will have walnut treads suspended by a mono-stringer design of open risers and cable rails. A freestanding tub in the master bath will have a wall mounted waterfall feature. Textured white wall tile accents will be used in the shower.

The Lucien’s exterior living space will feature white stucco wall detailing, a large white upholstered kidney-shaped sectional, and several bronze movable bio-fuel columns. A suspended swinging patio chair with white upholstery will provide serenity overlooking the pool area.

With a pre-construction price of $3.3 million, the Lucien’s interior will reflect a more transitional contemporary design with a coastal twist in an open floor plan encouraging connection with the outdoors.

Established in 1993, Bonita Springs-based Gulfshore Homes specializes in tailor-made residential designs with upscale lifestyle features that make each home uniquely distinct. It’s roster of exemplary crafted luxury homes – in addition to those in Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club – can are found in the area’s most coveted neighborhoods including Mediterra, Bay Colony, the Moorings, Grey Oaks, and Port Royal. In addition to new home builds, Gulfshore Homes also offers renovation design services for aging luxury homes. A full gallery of ultimate homes crafted or renovated by Gulfshore Homes can be found at www.gulfshorehomes.com.

February 19, 2020 by wbnmary 0 Comments

Gulfshore Homes Promotes Scott Clere

NAPLES, FL (February 19, 2020) – Scott Clere, a Florida certified building contractor, has been promoted to General Superintendent of Construction at Gulfshore Homes. Clere joined Gulfshore Homes, an award-winning builder that has elevated the luxury home market in Southwest Florida during the last 25 years, in June 2019 as a construction manager and his talents have earned him distinction.

Prior to joining Gulfshore Homes, Clere was a director of construction for Naples-based Coleman Companies. A native of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, he began his career as a carpenter’s apprentice while completing the journeyman’s course through the Associated Builders and Contractors. He worked as a carpentry foreman, assistant superintendent, and project superintendent before relocating to Florida in 1996.

Clere is also a cubmaster for the Fort Myers Cub Scout Pack 3300, and assistant scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 3300.

Established in 1993, Bonita Springs-based Gulfshore Homes specializes in tailor-made residential designs with upscale lifestyle features that make each home uniquely distinct. It’s roster of exemplary crafted luxury homes are found in the area’s most coveted neighborhoods including Mediterra, Bay Colony, the Moorings, Miromar Lakes, Grey Oaks, and Port Royal. In addition to new home builds, Gulfshore Homes also offers renovation design services for aging luxury homes. A full gallery of ultimate homes crafted or renovated by Gulfshore Homes can be found at www.gulfshorehomes.com.

January 31, 2020 by wbnmary 0 Comments

Gulfshore Homes Invests in Inspector-Level Certification Classes for Eight Employees

NAPLES, FL (January 31, 2020) – Gulfshore Homes, an award-winning builder that has elevated the luxury home market over the last 20 years in SW Florida, is pleased to announce that eight of its employees successfully completed the Florida Stormwater Inspector Training Program. These employees are now certified by the State of Florida to evaluate and implement best management practices in an effort to minimize erosion and sedimentation, and properly manage stormwater runoff before, during, and after the new home building process. As growth continues to impact and threaten Florida’s natural resources, this special certification arms Gulfshore Homes employees with knowledge of Florida’s most-current stormwater regulations.

According to the FDEP, graduates of the certification program will be able to ensure homeowners:

  • That the desired benefits of stormwater management systems are being achieved.
  • That both the public and private sectors have enough inspectors trained in the proper installation and maintenance of best management practices during and after construction.
  • A consistent level of technical expertise and professional conduct for all individuals responsible for inspecting erosion and sediment controls and stormwater management systems.

The Florida DEP’s annual stormwater inspector training program is limited to 25 attendees per course and entailed hours of in-depth study using a 276-page course manual. The topics ranged from soil mass erosion, sediment controls near aquatic environments, to how certain vegetation can reduce runoff velocity and increase filtration. The team also had to pass several testing modules.

President of Gulfshore Homes Steve Watt knows inspector-level training for their on-site build team members is not mandatory but says it’s one of the key reasons the company boasts a reputation for having a high level of quality control practices on its jobsites.

“We invest in all types of employee training because business doesn’t happen in a vacuum,” said Watt. “Things tend to change quickly in SW Florida, and because it takes at least a year to build a large luxury custom home – we want to be as prepared as possible to anticipate everything from spikes in materials costs and new code requirements to emerging environmental issues like the recent algae blooms. Beyond having great talent, our clients hire us because they never want to hear ‘I don’t know’ from their builder.”

Before construction begins, a member of Gulfshore Homes’ team can now reduce the workload of county inspectors by providing them with necessary pre-build data reports such as a description of the soils and an estimate of the size of the drainage area for each discharge point; the latitude and longitude of each discharge point and the name of the receiving water for each discharge point; and a site map indicating drainage patterns and slopes, areas of soil disturbance, undisturbed areas, locations of BMPs, stabilization areas, surface waters/wetlands, and discharge points.

“Our commitment to quality includes anticipating and understanding county code changes,” said Watt. “We know protecting Florida’s natural resources is important to our clients, and this certification allows us to control and minimize their homes potentially harmful erosion and pollutant runoff.”

According to Gulfshore Homes’ Director of Construction Matt Shull, inspector-level certifications reduce potential code and permit obstacles that often plague other area job sites. “When you know the answer because you took the time to attend a class to gain the knowledge, then you’re not sitting around the jobsite for hours losing the client money and waiting for someone to show up with the answer.”

Established in 1993, Bonita Springs-based Gulfshore Homes specializes in tailor-made residential designs with upscale lifestyle features that make each home uniquely distinct. It’s roster of exemplary crafted luxury homes are found in the area’s most coveted neighborhoods including Mediterra, Bay Colony, the Moorings, Miromar Lakes, Grey Oaks, and Port Royal. In addition to new home builds, Gulfshore Homes also offers renovation design services for aging luxury homes. A full gallery of ultimate homes crafted or renovated by Gulfshore Homes can be found at www.gulfshorehomes.com.