Portfolio Naples April 2017 - Page 11

ON THE COVER: MATT STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY ADVERTISING / EDITORIAL INFORMATION Contact: Bill Hemmer Direct: 706-717-1184 Email: hemmer@hemc.net www.PortfolioMagazineNaples.com Portfolio Magazine is published by Mountain Communications Group, Inc. Copyright: All content of this issue are copy- right 2017 Portfolio Magazine. All rights reserved. No portion of this issue may be reproduced in any manner without prior consent of the publisher. e publisher believes that the information contained in this publication is accurate. e publisher is not responsible for any changes in dates or events. Portfolio Magazine welcomes comments and suggestions. PORTFOLIO ONLINE: PORTFOLIOMAGAZINENAPLES.COM Visit the Portfolio website and view previous issues of Portfolio on your tablet, smartphone or computer. Check out our latest advertisers and learn more about the magazine. 18 ABANDONED VEHICLES OF THE EVERGLADES For roughly a century and a half, mankind built roads and trails deep into the heart of this wilderness. ese roads were used for settlements, camps, logging, hunting, prohibition stills and sometimes more nefarious purposes. Even the native Semi- nole and Miccosukee people had their own vehicles in the glades. eir vehicles had ‘souls’, some good and some malevolent. 32 MAYA DREAMS, RECORDING TIME Richard Geary was always interested in archeology but his experience had been limited to National Geographic Magazine. It wasn't until the mid 1970's that he walked into an ancient Maya site in the Yucatán. His first reaction was visceral and it made his hair stand on end. Here were buildings over one thousand years old and built with a technology that was just emerging from the Stone Age. 46 THE PURSUIT OF ABSTRACTION Under the vision of Kathleen van Bergen and Frank Verpoorten Artis—Naples continues to include major shows from around the world in their exhibition schedule. It’s nice to know that right in our Florida back yard, e Pursuit of Abstraction, named one of the top 15 exhibitions in the United States by Hyperallergic arrives here in Naples. 60 FOREST DUNES’ THE LOOP Innovation in golf course design is a rarity. e culture of golf favors tradition for a game whose history dates back centuries in Scotland, with many golf holes in America deliberately duplicating holes on famous Scottish courses. 72 A TRIUMPH OF CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN DESIGN THROUGH THE PRISM OF OLDE NAPLES…. With over 4,000 square of space under air, and 4 bedrooms plus den and 4 ½ baths, this home provides ample living space very close to the beach and downtown Naples, yet the home offers serene privacy. 82 TAKING YOUR INTERIOR TO THE NEXT LEVEL No matter where you are standing, staircases are a matter of perspective. Whether they are swooping spirals that suggest the heavens are just above, or an elegant design grounded in tradition, a custom staircase does more than just carry traffic from point A to point B. 90 YOUR DREAM HOME IS WAITING e quaint villages of Highlands and Cashiers provide modern comforts and amenities. e town of Highlands is a desirable escape for those withering in summertime — Barron’s ranked it in the top 20 places to keep a second home. Highlands owes its cooler weather to its altitude and gentle summer breezes. 102 1/2 BACK GALLERY: Portfolio Magazine highlights the beautiful scenery of the Blue Ridge. Southwest Florida residents have traveled to these cool mountains to escape the summer heat and return often to view the fall foliage, take back a fresh cut fraser fir for the Holidays or perhaps catch an early snow fall. PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE 9