Naples luxury homebuilder Diamond Custom Homes has announced the commencement of construction for a 9,053 total square foot estate home in Grey Oaks on Thistle Way.
Situated on a uniquely-shaped, .71 acre cul-de-sac site on one of the community’s most charming streets and in close proximity to its renowned amenities, the four-bedroom, four full and two half-bath estate is designed by John Cooney, AIA, Stofft Cooney Architects, with interior design by Sherri DuPont of Collins & DuPont Design Group and architectural landscape design by Christian Andrea of Architectural Land Design. The original residence, built in 2001, was razed in September 2019 to allow for the construction of a new custom estate designed to maximize private views over the lake and surrounding natural landscape.
The home’s transitional West Indies exterior architectural style will be highlighted by unique features including floor-to-ceiling windows in several locations on both the front and rear of the home, intricate arches and coffered ceiling designs throughout, multiple covered patios, a detached indoor-outdoor pavilion, and two two-car garages.
The custom estate home features an open great room layout with parlor, hobby/exercise room, expansive outdoor living and dining spaces, chilled wine room, and vanishing edge pool with sun shelf and spa. West Indies-style homes address heat, sunlight and generous rainfall by providing shade and protection from the elements, thanks partially to exterior window shutters hinged from the side or top, wide verandas, and porches with generous overhangs.
Guests will be welcomed through a covered, formal entry pavilion, which will give the home a greater sense of depth and elegance, with 10-foot tall doors with double two-foot transoms leading into the foyer which will transition into the living room. Directly to the left of the living room, a wine room will be adjacent to the formal dining room. To the left of the living room will be the family room, kitchen with spacious island and seating area, wine room, large butler’s pantry, utility and storage rooms, exercise/hobby room with direct access to a covered patio, and fourth ensuite bedroom, also with direct access to a covered patio. The gourmet kitchen will have a built-in breakfast nook looking out to the luxurious outdoor living space. The left wing of the home will also feature a garden surrounded by windows looking into the kitchen, bedroom number three, and indoor living space.
The entire right wing of the home is dedicated to the master suite and two bedrooms. The master suite, to be highlighted by a unique ceiling design, will be equipped with dual walk-in closets and dual vestibules, and a spacious master bathroom. The two adjacent ensuite bedrooms will have direct access to an outdoor covered patio. A key feature of this wing will be the glass-enclosed office which will open to both the home’s front and rear spaces, and adjacent to the master bedroom, ideal for reading or enjoying a morning coffee. The nearby indoor-outdoor pavilion will offer unobstructed views across the lake. The flex room will be designed as a spacious exercise or hobby space, yet will also double as a fifth bedroom for the home.
The residence is ideally located on the lake adjacent to a long nature preserve area. Guests will be able to enjoy and entertain elegantly in a spacious lanai and outdoor living area, which will feature a fireplace with ample seating, kitchen and dining area with bar and barbecue grill. The spacious lanai will feature retractable shutters. Multiple fountains and water features will lead to the vanishing edge pool with sun shelf and spa, and spacious pool deck overlooking the lake. Framing the pool behind the home’s right wing will be the cabana-style pavilion, which will provide serenity and privacy while adding balance to the rear of the home.
The interior design concept of the home is best described as transitional, with clean, contemporary lines and warm, traditional finishes. The residence will be highlighted throughout by custom designed wood cabinetry by EDGE Cabinet and Space Creators.
The residence is scheduled for completion later this year.