This home on Barefoot Beach towers four stories and is angled to maximize Gulf views.(Photo: Andrea Stetson/Special to The News-Press)CONNECT>TWEET>LINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE
When most developers build a spec home, they work with an architect and interior designer to enhance their creation. But when the home is in Barefoot Beach, they often also work with the DeNicola Real Estate team. That’s because they have been selling top luxury homes in the community for 20 years.
"We have a feel for what customers are looking for in here because we sell in here," said Bill Leach, a broker with Barry DeNicola Realty. "We hear the comments of what people like and what they don’t like. We sit down with the decorator and tweak everything from the furniture to colors in the house depending on what we know people are looking for."
Tina Margrander, a designer with Interiors by Agostino’s, agrees.
"It is definitely a team conglomeration of ideas," she began. "It helps when you are in the market and you have such a focus in an area so you understand what buyers want and what existing homeowners want. It is great when you have multiple people offering suggestions and solutions.">
Many of the rooms have Gulf, beach, pool and garden views. (Photo: Andrea Stetson/Special to The News-Press)
DeNicola Realty also works with the architect to help mold a home that will take advantage of the beach and Gulf views. A spec home, that just came on the market, is the result of this collaboration. The home sits in the second position on the U-shaped plan that is found throughout the community offering Gulf views to all the homes. The new spec house was built at an angle to give more rooms beach views. The terraces are triangle shaped to block the view of other houses and direct the eye to the Gulf.
The four-story home is priced at $7.885 million. It has five bedrooms, plus two dens and six full bathrooms and two half bathrooms. The house spans 6,121 square feet under air and a total of 9,284 square feet. It sits on 1-⅓ lots.>
The home is angled so the inside flows to an outside terrace that overlooks the garden and Gulf. (Photo: Andrea Stetson/Special to The News-Press)
Inside the home on Curaco Lane are all the top luxury features right down to the four-car garage that has large rectangular windows giving people a garden and Gulf view as they park their cars.
The main floor features an open area with a bar that is almost kitchen sized, a spacious kitchen, dining room with a table that seats 10, and a family room that all lead to the terrace. Two sliding glass doors pocket allowing both walls to open to the lanai that offers Gulf views.
“The second position is very desirable,” Leach said. "You are not paying the premium for right on the beach, but you are almost as close. There are literally months of planning these houses just for the view. A lot of thought process goes into this to create this view. Barry (DeNicola) knows these lots so well he measures angles to see how the angle of the house will work best."
"I really like the way that the whole main level is set up. You have that great room with the bar in the front of the house with the party function, and then a nice dining setting that is right off of that where you could have a nice holiday dinner or birthday party," Margrander added. "You have all of these different spaces, but they are all connected. Everything flows so well. It is great how you can maximize the potential of that particular area.”
Throughout the entire home are shades of blue. Many of the ceilings are blue. There are some blue walls and blue décor.
"The way the colors came about were we were trying to find something that related to the beach," Margrander described. "The color of the water, the color of the sky, and the color of driftwood was what we were looking at. It’s just the various shades of blue throughout the house to bring some character to the room without it being too overwhelming. Some of the blues are more of a denim color; one is a midnight blue for contrast. We were trying to find a color pallet that was not too masculine but not too feminine. It gave a nice warm feeling to the house."
While the smaller den doesn’t face the beach, it has its own charm in the whimsical décor. Black, blue and white finch patterned wallpaper covers the walls. White built-in cabinets on both sides of the room offer lots of storage while the desk by the window gets lots of natural light.
"We were trying to come up with a special space for her," Margrander explained. "His office is very masculine with dark tones. But we wanted a space for the wife to have her own place for scrapbooking or her own computer. Having the lighter tones, it didn’t feel heavy. I saw that wallpaper and I thought I have to use it somewhere. It is just different. The pattern is called finches. It just had all the different shades of blue that helped expand with the rest of the house."
The master suite sits on the third floor and has a wall of sliders that lead to another triangle-shaped lanai.>
The master bedroom leads to a terrace with beach and Gulf views. (Photo: Andrea Stetson/Special to The News-Press)
"When you stand right here you see nothing but the water," Leach said as he positioned himself by the king-size bed.
There are large walk-in closets with the her closet having space for an ottoman and a window seat.
A guest room on the third level also has a king-size bed and a blue and white bedspread that matches the blue ceiling. A den, also on that level, has a half-bathroom and a mini-bar. A half circle of windows overlooks the pool.
Three more guest rooms fill the fourth floor. Two have king-size beds while the third has two twin beds. The most glamorous guest room has the circle of windows overlooking the pool and a glass door that leads to a porch. It is also the only bedroom that has a white ceiling and blue walls, just the opposite of the other rooms.
The biggest space on the fourth floor is the cloud room or flex room. Wooden barn doors lead to the room that is a family room complete with a bathroom, mini-kitchen and spacious sitting area that faces a very large flat-screen television. Glass sliders lead to another triangle shaped porch overlooking the beach.
"There is no reason to leave," Leach said.
"The idea was a multi-functional room," Margrander explained.
That’s why she included a sleeper sofa.>
Barn doors lead to a fourth floor living room with Gulf views. (Photo: Andrea Stetson/Special to The News-Press)
"The barn doors are like a sculpture, and functionally you could close it off and it could have some privacy," she added.
The house, built by Calusa Homes, also has convenience features. There is a washer and dryer on every floor. There is an elevator that spans all four levels. There are also lots of spaces to sit and relax and enjoy the view.
"The house starts out with a vision that the architect has and then we look at how the user will use the rooms," Margrander concluded. "We can tweak it in such a way that there is nothing you can do to make it any better."
Source : https://www.news-press.com/story/marketplace/real-estate/2018/04/07/collaboration-creates-eye-catching-homes/481141002/