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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.

January 27, 2020 by wbnmary 0 Comments

New Model Home by Gulfshore Homes is a Fresh, Contemporary Waterfront Estate Alternative in Miromar Lakes

MIROMAR LAKES (January 27, 2020) — Gulfshore Homes, an award-winning builder that has elevated the luxury home market in Southwest Florida during the last 20 years, continues to turn heads with its portfolio of homes including its newest model, the Lucien. Located in the exclusive Ancona neighborhood of waterfront estate homes at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, the Lucien is under construction, scheduled to be complete in the fall of 2020 and will showcase the modern design talents of the Gulfshore Homes custom home build team.

“We are very proud to introduce this unique contemporary model home as we are confident it will provide the prospective homeowner with architectural character to stand the test of time,” said Steve Watt, president and CEO of Gulfshore Homes. “Our goal was to design a home reflecting the best lifestyle possibilities in beautiful Ancona. The Lucien will be the perfect location for tranquility and entertaining with incredible water views.”

The Lucien model illustrates Gulfshore Homes’ talents in complete luxury home building services. Upon entering the neighborhood down a long estate entryway lined with privacy landscaping, the home is positioned lakeside and enjoys a southern facing entrance, allowing all rooms to capture sunlight through the many steel-encased windows and impact-glass doors.

The Lucien features a 5-by-10-foot custom front door leading into the home’s main open floorplan and interior living spaces. Natural light cascades through four tall glass sliders and open to a large alfresco deck and adjoining pool, spa and firepit. The infinity-style pool and water-level controlled spa has dramatic uplighting and lush landscaping features. A multi-elevation, freeform suspended ceiling system creates originality and drama above the great room, kitchen and dining area. The Lucien also features wood floors with porcelain inlays and large-format porcelain on the floors and walls, including the showers in all the bathroom.

A multifunctional study and grand master bedroom with his-and-her walk-in closets, separate water closets and vanities are located on the ground level. The master bedroom also enjoys plenty of natural light with double glass doors leading to the pool deck. The master bath is exquisite with a free-standing soaking tub and floor-to-ceiling glass wall separating a large shower area. A suspended vanity mirror system creatively distinguishes the bath with ample privacy and function.

A mono stringer design of open risers and cable rails connect the staircase and bedrooms on a second-story bridge. Three additional guest rooms enjoy full baths and private balconies with great views of the surrounding nature or picturesque 700-acre freshwater lake. Private boat dock option.

The Lucien’s gourmet kitchen includes a large free-standing island with several refrigerated drawers. There is also a 48-inch chef’s gas range and 48-inch refrigerator, plus two dishwashers, and two climate-controlled wine coolers in the nearby wine bar to accommodate up to 120 bottles of wine. A hidden walk-in pantry provides maximum organization and storage. An attached three-car garage is located beyond a spacious laundry room and includes a sink, cabinetry and closet.

With a pre-construction price of $3.3 million, the Lucien’s architecture reflects a more transitional contemporary design with a coastal twist in an open floor plan encouraging connection with the outdoors. The homesite is located on Lake Como and encompasses 200 feet by 95 feet of lot space. Offering 6,501 total square feet with 4,427 square feet under air, the four-bedroom Lucien model features all the comforts and expectations of residents seeking a private retreat in this exclusive waterfront neighborhood.

The Lucien model home fits perfectly into the Miromar Lakes lifestyle, which features a 700-acre freshwater lake for waterskiing, wakeboarding, fishing, kayaking, and paddleboarding, three miles of private white-sand beach, seven lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, pickleball, basketball, and volleyball courts, a European-style wellness spa and state-of-the-art fitness center, and a 10,000-square-foot zero-edge infinity pool. Miromar Lakes is also home to the only Arthur Hills Signature Championship golf course in Southwest Florida. Miromar Lakes is the only community in Florida to receive the National Association of Home Builders’ Gold Award for #1 Community in the USA.

The Ancona neighborhood is located on Costa Maggiore adjacent to the new Botanical Park and close to Miromar Lakes’ award-winning Beach Clubhouse and Blue Water Beach Grill, offering casual and fine waterfront dining options, a library, a coffee shop, a billiard room, a card room, a 50-seat theater, and a business center.

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.

January 26, 2019 by wbnmary 0 Comments

HGTV’s 2019 Ultimate Outdoor Escape Built by Gulfshore Homes

NAPLES, FL (August 8, 2019) – A masterfully built outdoor oasis in a home built by Gulfshore Homes, an award-winning builder that has elevated the luxury home market over the last 20 years in SW Florida, was recently chosen by popular vote as the Ultimate Outdoor Escape in HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2019 Winning Homes contest.

The 7,571-sq. ft., five-bedroom luxury residence located in Mediterra was built by Gulfshore Homes in late 1990s and includes several lush outdoor living spaces, an outdoor kitchen, bar and entertainment area with fireplace, an expansive custom-designed pool with elevated hot tub, dramatic focal lighting, and eight circular tropical palm islands that appear to orbit within the pool. The winning Ultimate Outdoor Escape built by Gulfshore Homes was chosen among 10 amazing entries located throughout the United States.

“I knew this home was special and would be deserving of awards when we built it,” said Steve Watt, President and Founder of Gulfshore Homes. “This national recognition affirms all the hard work our team puts in to every luxury residential property that we are fortunate to custom build.”

The home is currently listed for $4,500,000 with the Bua Bell Group, a division of John R. Wood Properties. View HGTV’s Ultimate Outdoor Escape winner at www.hgtv.com/design/ultimate-house-hunt/2019-ultimate-house-hunt/outdoor-escapes.

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.

June 22, 2018 by wbnmary 0 Comments

Gulfshore Homes Announces Custom Renovation Services

Gulfshore Homes is pleased to announce the addition of custom renovation services to its portfolio of specialized services. From full-home renovations to additional living spaces, the company’s team of experts work with homes of all ages throughout Southwest Florida.

Utilizing the same dedication and commitment to quality present in its new residences, Gulfshore Homes’ renovation services provide homeowners the ability to transition to a new look and transform a home to favor today’s architectural direction, as well as include the latest technology, the most current materials, and the opportunity to conform to current hurricane codes.

Offering a complete range of possibilities, coupled with its collaborative relationships with trade partners, architects, interior designers and engineers, Gulfshore Homes produces unique residences that bring a homeowner’s vision to life.

“We have seen an uptick in homeowner requests to move from particular decorating styles, such as Tuscan to a décor that better reflects their style,” said Steven Watt, President of Gulfshore Homes. “We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with homeowners to achieve their vision and transform their home into a living space that they will enjoy for years to come.”

May 23, 2018 by wbnmary 1 Comment

Gulfshore Homes on Schedule to Complete Casa Mare at Miromar Lakes

Gulfshore Homes is on schedule to complete construction of its Casa Mare model estate home, located in the Sardinia neighborhood on the Peninsula at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, by year-end.

An exclusive enclave, Sardinia will feature just eight three-story Beach Houses set across from the 700-acre freshwater lake. Boasting 9,819 total square feet, Casa Mare will provide 5,304 square feet of living space and include exquisite features, such as extensive architectural detailing, coffered ceilings, arched openings, three bedrooms, four full and three half-bathrooms, gourmet kitchen, a multi-use room, a study, an outdoor kitchen, an elevated pool and spa, a natural stone pool deck and a three-car garage, as well as beach access.

Amenities at the 1,300-acre Miromar Lakes community include three miles of private beaches, a championship golf course, and the 39,000-square-foot Beach Club — a three-building waterfront complex that includes an award-winning clubhouse and more.

“This one of a kind residence offers sophisticated beachfront living combined with a dynamic outdoor lifestyle,” said Steven Watt, President of Gulfshore Homes. “Our new model conveys a contemporary casual feel that has become so popular throughout the Naples market.”

May 9, 2018 by wbnmary 0 Comments

Gulfshore Homes Sells Last Lot in Talis Park

Gulfshore Homes has sold its last remaining lot in the luxurious Seneca neighborhood in Talis Park, announced Steven Watt, President. The luxury custom homebuilder owned a total of nine lots, with the latest sale representing the closeout of the Seneca neighborhood.

Wrapped by the vistas of Talis Park’s golf course, the almost half acre homesite will feature a 4,147 square-foot under air custom estate. Consisting of Transitional Caribbean architectural styling, the floor plan is designed to maximize outdoor living in Seneca’s waterfront setting. Construction of the custom home will begin in June.

The Seneca neighborhood features 43 custom single-family residences that provide panoramic views of the water and golf course. Located at 16990 Livingston Road, the 461-acre Talis Park is a luxury golf community of single-family homes and condominiums in five neighborhoods.

Amenities at Talis Park include the Vyne House clubhouse, the Great Lawn, community swimming pool, spa/hot tub, biking and running path, bocce ball, and dog park.

“As one of the most popular neighborhoods in the community, Seneca offers homebuyers the ultimate living experience,” added Watt. “The development of the last homesite provides my team a final opportunity to create a residence that capitalizes on the distinguished elegance and unique character of the community.”

April 26, 2018 by wbnmary 0 Comments

Gulfshore Homes Sells Dorado Model in Talis Park

Gulfshore Homes has sold its Dorado model in Talis Park, announced Steven Watt, President. Located at 16756 Prato Way in a 461-acre North Naples golf community, the single-family, fully-furnished home was listed for $4.849 million.

The 6,336 square feet under air, one-story floor plan includes an entry foyer and parlor; a great room that opens to a covered terrace and flows into a dining area and double-island kitchen; four bedrooms, including a VIP suite; four bathrooms, plus a powder bath and cabana bath; an outdoor living area with a dining space; a summer kitchen with an island bar, pool and spa, and a four-car garage.

In addition to built-in cabinets, tray ceilings, surround sound wiring, custom mirrors and a security system, amenities include red and white wine cellars, a morning room with built-in coffee bar, and a library.

“This exquisite home is perfect for the person who loves to entertain and includes everything a homeowner needs,” added Watt. “We set out to create a luxurious living space that encompasses comfort and style the second you enter the front doors.” “My team is pleased to have successfully accomplished this goal and to have brought our vision to life.”