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The style of this home is modern tropical — straight and open, revealing no curves anywhere in sight. With entertaining in mind, the outdoor space is pioneered with ledges that are lined with bright blue pillows for the seating adjacent to an ethanol fire-pit, a splendid idea to complement a late night swim. A rooftop terrace is shaped with an enclosed glass railing that exemplifies modernism at its best. Here on top, the experience is like being at the front of the boat — nothing shy of…

Tropical Breeze

Outdoor living comes alive in the pool and spa area edged with lush landscaping reflected in the azure water. Richard Schultz chaise lounges from Knoll recline poolside, where the owners’ vintage bronze pelican presides.

Living Their Dream

Friends and family enjoy poolside relaxation beneath Legacy Homes’ pergola outfitted with furnishings from Janus et Cie set to maximize the enjoyment of the outdoor spaces.

Graceful Grandeur

The pool area is a serene space where weathered teak chaises and concrete stools from Made Goods, perfect for resting beverages, add luxurious outdoor ambiance to this stunning waterfront home.

On The Waterfront

A West Indies Beauty In The Exclusive Luxury Neighborhood Of Port Royal Delights Its New Owners And Its Community

The Palm courtyard, designed by landscape architect Corey Mills, is easily accessed from three, art-filled guest rooms, and a wing of the house with a gallery-like wall featuring works by artists James Rosenquist and Carmon Colangelo.

Courtyard With A View

Lounge chairs from JANUS et Cie line the tranquil pool area near a stairway that leads to the attached one-bedroom guest house. The pavilion’s elegant chandelier from Ironies, enhances outdoor lighting above a weathered-teak dining table and chairs ensemble.

A Naples Home Scaled To Perfection

It Takes A Visionary Team To Design And Build This Sophisticated French Caribbean-Style Treasure Complete With A Guest House, An Outdoor Pavilion And A Secret Garden

On the patio, an aluminum table and wicker chairs are perfect for dining alfresco. The rectangular pool with a Tahoe blue pebble finish, is custom designed by Christopher Ryan Homes and fabricated by Adam Alstott of Tropical Pools. Gated for privacy, the lot proved challenging at times for the couple due to its irregular shape.

Timeless Style Shapes An Urban Farmhouse in Maitland

A twist on tradition, this stunning Captiva Island home’s formal entrance overlooks the swimming pool. Elevated about six feet above grade and anchored to a poured concrete piling foundation, the pool is lined with all-weather wicker chaise lounges from Summer Classics.

Old Florida With A Twist

A warm and welcoming courtyard patio sets the tone, where wicker chaises recline poolside and soft light flickers from Z Gallerie lanterns as shadows dance across the water shimmering with UMI’s mosaic glass tile. Neutral stone finishes, cool blue accents, and even the palm trees were meticulously selected so the home feels rooted in its lush Gulf Coast setting.

Mediterranean Magic

The pool area is a multi-level, brick-paved area with outdoor living spaces and an infinity edge pool. A large, step-down fire pit is set amid wrap-around seating adorned with patterned accent pillows from Schumacher.

Port Royal Retreat

This Naples Luxury Home Combines West Indies Charm With Calm Contemporary Sophistication

Welcome To Paradise

Welcome To Paradise

Inspired By The Essence Of Modern Architecture And Design, This Elegant Home Resembles A Five-Star Retreat And Is Tailor-Made For A Lifestyle Of Luxury

Reached by a footpath, the guesthouse with an artist studio peeks between the residence and a louvered "Bali house" sun bed. Gray-veined travertine decking surrounds the expansive pool where sunbathers enter from a shallow "square."

A Mid-Century Odyssey

In The Heart Of Coconut Grove, An Internationally Savvy Homeowner And Her Environmentally Conscious Architect Revel In Their 30-Month Journey