Builder/Remodeler $3,000,001 - $4,000,000 Private Residence
In the high-end affluent market of Marco Island condominiums, retired or semi-retired couples are looking for a paradise retreat in an easy to maintain and luxurious setting with spectacular views to the Gulf of Mexico.
Built in 1995 with over 3,000 square feet of air-conditioned living space, this condo was in need of a new open layout, updated technology, and fresh design.
The original bath was divided in two areas. One area was “her” bath with a vanity, sink, sit-down vanity, and toilet. The other area was “his” bath and included a vanity, sink and toilet. The two areas were joined by a “jack-and-jill” shower that could be accessed by either bath. This created dark and cramped areas. The bath was opened up by removing “his” bath and making it part of one large shower and free-standing tub. The shower included a shower head, rain head, hand-held, and body sprays. Inside the large shower sits a luxurious free-standing tub with a waterfall filler. Large slabs of marble grace the walls to create a rich and spacious feel.
With smaller elevators which were typical in the day, no materials over 10 feet in length would fit. The condo association did not allow materials to be lifted to this 7th floor unit by outside ropes. In order to use standard 16’ trim materials, they needed to be cut down to 10 feet and seemed back together during installation. The bathroom suite slabs had to be brought up 3 at a time and set into place. A template was made of the adjoining areas and then the next 3 slabs could be cut and brought up. This took 5 trips to complete the walls.
To accommodate venting of a larger master bath, special 2” deep by 12” square duct work boxes were made to slide under the existing AC ducting. This allows vents to be placed where needed in the limited ceiling space while not interrupting the AC flow.
For a modern twist, the entire condo is on a smart system that can be run by a panel in the unit or anywhere in the world from the client’s phone. The lights, shutters, air conditioning, and televisions are all including in the system.
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