Portfolio Naples February 2017 - Page 60

PARADISE UNVEILED IN BAY COLONY SHORES Listing: Laurie Bellico, Broker-Associate at John R. Wood Properties By: Kitt Walsh Recalling the beauties of Europe’s classical el- egance and flower-bedecked gardens-- this lov- day in Paradise brings a lovely diffused glow throughout the softly gleaming interior. Photography: Michael McVay perfect pool and lanai just beyond. Just across the hall is the delightful family ingly restored estate home in one of Naples most In the welcoming foyer, dark espresso Acai room with a wall mounted flat screen, a special sought after beach enclaves beckons the discern- wood and contrasting Thasso white marble floor- component closet, added bookcases and a built ing buyer. ing set an elegant tone. A designer pendant lamp in window seat with hidden storage. The four bedroom, three-and-a half-bath home draws the eye upward to the custom beams and Adjacent to it is the private octagonal study, ac- is set amidst lush tropical landscaping and close molding, while a marble staircase, inset with cessed through double doors and, besides custom enough to the glistening waters of the Gulf of wrought iron spindles topped with an oak balus- blinds and an exquisite chandelier, has a hand- Mexico that salt tangs the fragrant air. ter, beckons to the upper level. Just ahead, the painted pagoda ceiling as a dramatic design feature. Elegant columns and mahogany/glass double sunken living room, set beneath majestic wooden The gourmet kitchen, like the rest of the home, doors with arched transom windows lead to the beams, sports a gas fireplace with marble sur- meticulously renovated in 2012, is a chef’s dream. serene and light-filled interior. Even a rare cloudy round and French doors act as frame to the picture Underfoot is Black Slate porcelain tile and creamy 58 PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE