Nuance Of Naples

An Exquisite Parkshore Penthouse Captures All The Stunning Views From The Blue Ocean Waves Of The Gulf To The Lush Forests Of The Everglades

Story Credits

Interior Design:
Michelle Hobbs, Continental Interiors, Naples, FL
Photography:
Kim Sargent, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Renovations Architecture:
Carl Erickson, Studio EA, LLC, Naples, FL
Builder:
James T. Murphy, Continental Construction, Naples, FL
Text by:
Jeanne Delathouder
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The amazing ocean views and plush green scenery surrounding Naples, Fla., have always been a cause for celebration, and such was the inspiration for this modern dwelling in the posh neighborhood of Parkshore. Perched high in a tower along the beach, this extraordinary penthouse boasts panoramic vistas of the Gulf of Mexico, the shimmering Naples Bay area, and the charming little hamlet known as Venetian Village.

“The basis of this design is a celebration of phenomenal views,” says interior designer Michelle Hobbs, who worked with her team to conceptualize the overall design plan and furnish every room from top to bottom. “The home is modern in its sensibilities and aesthetic, and the spaces have an exuberance created by splayed walls and angular features.”

With 6,648 square feet of interior space and more than 2,000 square feet of outdoor terrace, breathtaking sunsets are to be enjoyed year-round. Once inside, numerous specialty finishes generate a dramatic richness throughout. Whether highly textured or velvety subtle, the custom plaster work was key to Hobbs’ creative approach.

“The living room is very soothing and connects the indoors with the outdoors,” Hobbs says. The custom finishes give the walls the look of crushed glistening shells in the sand, while tranquil hues of white, green and blue dominate the space. White leather sofas and plush swivel chairs offer plenty of seating atop the soft teal area rug that exudes the feel of walking on sugar-fine sand.

A dramatic elevator entry sits in prelude to what lies beyond. Just inside, the foyer hallway allows the first peek of the water views as the eyes sweep around the space. The mesmerizing space features a silver-leaf ceiling treatment and is showcased by a wine room boasting a sleek cable bottle display. In the kitchen beyond, functionality is the defining element with state-of-the-art appliances. The adjacent dining room offers an ideal setting for intimate family gatherings as well as large-scale entertaining.

With incredible 270-degree views that stretch from the Gulf of Mexico all the way to the Everglades, the master bedroom beckons at day’s end. The evening ambiance is magical with the scintillation of seemingly endless lights aglow in the vibrant community far below.

“During the entire project, I imagined the future homeowners entertaining family and friends,” Hobbs says. “But undoubtedly — beyond enjoying the beach, the pool and the spa — the family who lives here will relish in all the spectacular views this wonderful home has to offer.”