Stillness among activity can breathe fresh air into any in-demand destination – similar to the experience one has when they stumble upon a quiet oasis within a bustling city. That’s the thought Seagate Development Group had when they developed Windward Isle – a singular reserve of 28 homesites tucked into the heart of Naples – and its subsequent estate homes. And now, the 24th one-of-a-kind residence is a lucky couple’s fulfilled version of sophisticated tropical paradise.
The new homeowners desired a single-story home with spaces geared toward a tranquil outdoor lifestyle – along with the convenience of a wide variety of nearby beaches, entertainment, shopping and dining venues. Seagate delivered an elegant estate with its dramatic open Sea Breeze I floor plan accentuated by coastal-centric highlights. West Indies architecture immerses homeowners and guests in a relaxed island mindset from the exterior with contrasting gray, brown and white hues and accents that offer a hint of the Caribbean. A nod to nature, the wood entry double doors unveil 3,000-plus square feet of living space, beginning with a gallery hallway lined with light oak flooring. Before completely revealing the pinnacle that is the outdoor living area, the home beckons everyone to catch their breath that was taken by the beamed cathedral ceiling as well as tour retreat-style spaces that debut the essence of the airy residence.
One side of the foyer features an oversized study beyond glass French doors – ideal for a productive home office or relaxing media room – complete with a cozy bench seat and tall windows to expansive boutique community views that channel a connection to the outdoors. The other side of the foyer debuts two generously sized guest suites, each with private baths with glass-enclosed walk-in showers, providing an ultimate level of privacy and quiet without creating seclusion from lush landscaping and other natural elements.
After homeowners and guests complete their journey down the long entry hallway, they are rewarded with a stunningly streamlined great room, gourmet kitchen and dining area, nestled together below a coastal-style tongue-in-groove cathedral ceiling that guides the eyes to an impressive wall of windows and pocket sliding-glass doors. The great room delivers ample space for cozy movie nights or entertaining family and friends, including a convenient dry bar for tasty bites and thirst-quenching beverages. The kitchen, flooded with natural light from the pair of transom windows, boasts white cabinetry with a full-height backsplash, a large island ideal for gathering or prep space, a walk-in pantry, and upgraded stainless-steel appliances, including a French door refrigerator, double wall oven and gas cooktop. Steps away is the dining room with triple windows, just within reach of the sliding doors that can be opened to expand the living and entertaining areas.
After much anticipation, homeowners and guests can wander into the outdoor living area, starting with the covered lanai that includes a pool bath, outdoor kitchen with built-in grill, and full fireplace wall, all of which can be separated from the pool and spa by a recessed privacy screen. The pool, featuring a sun shelf, raised wall with three waterfalls, along with a flush spa and tiled spillway, overlooks a tropical garden – inviting homeowners and guests to enjoy a peaceful moment with nature.
The home concludes with the master suite, which offers additional space perfect for a quiet sitting area to enjoy the lush landscaping, plus private lanai access. Just past two generous walk-in closets with custom built-ins lies the master bath sanctuary with a freestanding, deep soaking tub, a large glass-enclosed walk-in shower, as well as dual vanities, one including a makeup counter – a domain to prep for a night out or unwind from a day of entertaining.
“Windward Isle is a hidden treasure in and of itself, but it’s the people who allow us to build a home as beautiful as this that make it a sight to behold,” said James Nulf, Jr., Chief Operating Officer & Partner at Seagate Development Group.
With four more custom homes under construction in Windward Isle, Seagate is also building custom and model homes in Talis Park, custom homes in Esplanade Lake Club, as well as model homes in Hill Tide Estates. Additional projects in Quail West are in the works.