Imagination Cultivates Refined West Indies Beauty In Pelican Bay

Architectural Integrity Meets Visionary Design To Set The Stage For Tranquility While Delivering Elegance In This Pelican Bay Home


A mere inspiration soon became reality in Naples’ exclusive Pelican Bay. Nestled in the private gated community, “Georgetown,” a 6,150-square-foot home, is decked out with style and sophistication, all conceived by the collaborative team of developer Leslie Sherman and interior designers Randi Scott and Liz Brown, architects Randall Stofft and John Cooney, and builder Matt Knauf. With more than a half-dozen projects created together, the team brings something new to Pelican Bay that has not been done before. “We continue to raise the bar,” Sherman says. “This residence is a soft contemporary take on the British West Indies-style home.”

With no expense spared, the exterior of the home conveys a message of refined beauty that is graced with lush tropical foliage to provide shade and privacy. Natural tones and textures promote a striking presentation as a circular drive of cement pavers in vanilla, chocolate and caramel hues offers a warm welcome. In a sub-tropical climate, the concrete roof serves a purpose as well. “The entire house was designed with special components to withstand the heat and Naples’ subtropical climate,” Knauf says. To create contrast, the deep rich color of the roof is tempered with a soft pale shade for the stucco walls.

Tone-on-tone neutral colors flow to the inside, where splashes of blue are sprinkled throughout the great room. Resting on oak wood flooring, a hand-knotted wool and silk area rug acts as a piece of art with shades of color in an abstract pattern. “We fell in love with the color and it became the inspiration for the room,” Scott says. The sofa is inviting with a soft neutral fabric and streamlined arms. “I love this piece, it’s one of the first things you see when you enter the home,” Scott says.

The dining room is suffused with natural light and steeped in textural interplay. “We wanted the space to be about the view,” Brown says. The warmth of soft hues and wood tones comes across in the solid wood dining table and the modern classic style of the dining chairs. Here, a thin wood trim around the host chairs completes the contemporary play on a traditional style wing chair.

An adjacent family room exudes a casual and simple yet sophisticated ambiance. Varying tones of blues from the area rug create connectivity with the blue and gray striped club chairs. Above it all, hues of blue stand out dramatically with the soft waves of a calming beach scene. “We tried to keep the palette neutral with wood elements to achieve a soft contemporary, transitional style,” Sherman says.

Serenity prevails in the master bedroom with cool blues and grays in the wool and silk area rug that boasts a casual unstructured pattern. Focusing on an open concept, a cerused oak canopy bed is structured with cream-colored leather channeled insets on the headboard — creating finesse without obstructing the garden views. Neutral tones and organic elements set the stage for spa-like relaxation in the master bath, where custom black walnut cabinetry lines the walls while shell-stone tile canvases the floor and climbs the columns.

At the heart of the home, the kitchen is a place where family and friends gather, and artisan meals are crafted. Guests pull up to an oversized island topped with a two-inch-thick solid slab of brilliant white Cristallo quartzite. Stained maple wood cabinetry with channel molding pairs with the striations of gray veins in a marbleized quartzite backsplash. “We wanted to keep it clean, simple and classic,” Scott says.

Step outside, where comfort and chic collide when a variety of woods come together in a hearthside setting on the loggia. Teak occasional tables with horizontal slats add an element of dimension while the cocktail table from Mr. Brown is distinct with a dark bronze metal base and concrete top. The result of a collaborative vision, this luxurious space accomplishes the serenity and sophistication that are hallmarks of the resort lifestyle.

Story Credits:

Interior Design: Randi Scott and Liz Brown, Calusa Bay Design, Naples, FL

Developer: Leslie Sherman, Calusa Bay Development, Naples, FL

Architecture: Randall Stofft and John Cooney, Stofft Cooney Architects, Naples, FL

Builder: Matt Knauf, Knauf-Koenig Group, Naples, FL

Landscape Architecture: Koby Kirwin, Exteriors by Koby Kirwin, Naples, FL

Landscape Design: Kevin Schafer, Keven Schafer and Associates, Marco Island, FL

Photography: Amber Frederiksen, Bonita Springs, FL

Text: Regina Semeraro

Open to see Interior Design Sources:

GREAT room

Sofa and blue swivel chairs – Adriana Hoyos, Miami, FL

Accent pillow fabric – Romo, London, UK

Armchairs – Theodore Alexander,

High Point, NC

Accent pillow fabric – Schumacher, Newmark, DE

Cocktail table and sofa table – Custom designed by Calusa Bay Design, Naples, FL

Candleholders on sofa table – Handley Drive, Dallas, TX

Nesting occasional tables – International Design Source, Naples, FL

Accent table between lounge chairs – Century Furniture, Hickory, NC

Chandelier – Visual Comfort & Co., Houston, TX

Ceiling treatment fabricated by Knauf-Koenig Group, Naples, FL

Area rug – Bokara Rug Company, Secaucus, NJ

dining room

Dining table – Adriana Hoyos, Miami, FL

Centerpiece vase – Sweetgrass Designs, Inc., Naples, FL

Dining chairs – Theodore Alexander, High Point, NC Fabric – Romo, London, UK, and Kravet, Bethpage, NY

Chandelier – Avenue Lighting, Chatsworth, CA

Wall sconces – Visual Comfort & Co., Houston, TX

family room

Sofa – Century Furniture, Hickory, NC

Club chairs – Burton James, City of Industry, CA

Cocktail table and occasional table – Vanguard Furniture, Conover, NC

Table lamp – Arteriors, Carrollton, TX

Artwork – Gardner Colby Galleries, Naples, FL

Area rug – International Design Source,

Naples, FL

master bedroom

Bed – Kravet Furniture, Bethpage, NY

Bedside chests, lounge chairs and cocktail

ottoman – Vanguard Furniture, Conover, NC

Table lamps – Regina Andrew, Riverview, MI

Chest – Baker Furniture, Hickory, NC

Ceramic pots on chest – Handley Drive,

Dallas, TX

Floor lamp – Wilson Lighting, Naples, FL

Area rug – Jaipur Living, Acworth, GA

master bath

Tub – Kohler, Ferguson Showroom, Naples, FL

Vanities – Custom designed by Calusa Bay Design, Naples, FL

Fabricated by Knauf-Koenig Group,

Naples, FL

Countertops – Classic Stone, Naples, FL


Cabinetry – Custom designed by Calusa Bay Design, Naples, FL

Fabricated by Knauf-Koenig Group, Naples, FL

Countertops – UMI, Naples, FL

Fabricated by Classic Stone, Naples, FL

Counter stools – Swaim, High Point, NC   

Leather – Edelman Leather, New Milford, CT    

Light pendants – Arteriors, Carrollton, TX


Sofas, barrel chairs and chaise lounges – Gloster

Furniture, South Boston, VA

Cocktail table – Mr. Brown London, New York, NY

Wood occasional tables – Palecek, Richmond, CA

Fireplace – Custom designed by Calusa Bay Design, Naples, FL

Fabricated by Knauf-Koenig Group, Naples, FL

Pool – Pinnacle USA, Inc., Naples, FL


Flooring – Legno Bastone, Naples Flooring Company, Naples, FL

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