Resort Style Luxury
Architectural Integrity Along With Artful Design Delivers A Lifestyle Of Luxury And Comfort In The Award-Winning Naples Community Of Estuary At Grey Oaks
Troy Beasley and Kim Grimes, Beasley & Henley Interior Design, Naples, FL
Lori Hamilton, Naples, FL
Randall Stofft and John Cooney, Stofft Cooney Architects, Naples, FL
Howard Gutman, Lutgert Construction, Naples, FL
Bruce Howard, Bruce Howard Associates, Miami, FL
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The Estuary at Grey Oaks is one of Naples, Fla.’s most prestigious resort-style luxury communities boasting world championship golf and tennis. This turnkey model, situated in a bucolic natural landscape, is an expansive transitional style home created with lavish attention to detail. The community’s developer chose recognized architects Randall Stofft and John Cooney to create an inspiring structure, and well-known interior designers Troy Beasley and Kim Grimes to design a home that would be both irresistible and very inviting.
With a golf course as one of the main attractions, the two-story 6,698 square feet home was built with spaces that take advantage of the view. “I wanted to create a resort-style home with a pool, spa and fire-pit that all contribute to the atmosphere,” Cooney says. The rear exterior of the home is just that — with a very special private suite for overnight guests. From the white stucco exterior to the gray slate pitched roof and cypress corbel overhead, the home makes a clean and sophisticated impression.
In the great room, a variety of styles and fabrics meld together to create a signature look of sophistication. Designed for comfort, a sectional sofa is clad in soft chenille with a slight tone-on-tone fabric. Juxtaposed are two club chairs from Bernhardt — more structured and classic in nature with their tapered walnut legs and patterned fabric. Shades of bronze are infused throughout the home. “It mixes well with all the wood variations,” Beasley says. An antique bronze finish chandelier ornamented with mini tapered lampshades hangs from stained ceiling beams that lend a rustic feel. Wide oak-stained plank flooring, and a natural cream and tan wool area rug intertwine gracefully.
The clubroom is designed for both work and entertaining. “It’s a sizable room that is not just for work or study,” Beasley says. The Larson sofa from Heritage Home Group has Mid-century modern appeal with its straight edges, tailored frame and tufted back. Blue-chenille wingback chairs add color and a sculptural cocktail table of exotic wood captures the attention as the focal point of the room. “I like to pair structural pieces with organic elements,” Beasley says. A pair of painted-aluminum pendants from YLighting are grand enough to illuminate the large space.
In the dining room, a walnut table seats 10 comfortably surrounded by simple yet elegant side chairs that are swathed in a light cream, soft-brushed cotton, while host chairs offer diversity clad in fully skirted, tan-and-cream-striped fabric. A rich mahogany buffet faced with a pearlized shell boasts a starburst design that lends an iridescent effect. Above it, a double-edge mirror from Century Furniture, set in a walnut encased inlay, appears to expand the space.
The master bedroom, created with a variety of textures and neutral fabrics, offers striking pool and golf course views. A bed with a soft, tan-linen headboard and a cushioned iron bench at the foot help to create a comfortable retreat beneath a bronze lampshade chandelier from Visual Comfort. A patterned wool area rug from Rosecore grounds the space in comfort. “There is a nice contrast between the light tones and dark tones throughout the home,” Beasley says.
When all was said and done, the design team succeeded in creating a very special place with inspired interiors … one that someone will undoubtedly be proud to call home.