$4,000,001 – $5,000,000
This warm contemporary home provides the indoor/outdoor lifestyle that Southwest Florida residents crave. A massive resort-style outdoor living area offers a multitude of beautifully finished gathering places that beckon different groups to enjoy the outdoor space simultaneously. Two sitting areas, an outdoor dining space, an outdoor kitchen with a long bar that seats six, a pool with a sun shelf and a spa, and a pool deck overlooking a lake provide an ideal setting for family gatherings and entertaining. The larger of the two sitting areas features a linear fireplace, a wall mounted television, and four chairs, a sofa, and a cocktail table that face the fireplace. The fireplace wall is finished with stone that extends all the way up the wall and creates a bit of drama. A separate sitting area on the opposite side of the lanai offers a pair of chairs, a sofa, and a cocktail table. The outdoor dining area and the second sitting area are positioned adjacent to a wall with four windows that overlook a long interior hallway that connects a VIP guest suite with the main part of the home. While design highlights abound throughout the outdoor space, the outdoor kitchen and bar area is especially noteworthy. The long bar is finished with a waterfall granite counter surface and lined with six swivel barstools. A stunning granite wall treatment on the grill wall extends the entire length of the long grill cabinetry and goes straight up the wall all the way to the ceiling. The finishes and furnishings throughout the space are complimented by a cypress tongue and groove ceiling with a dark stain. The designer’s attention to detail is also evident in the pool area. A series of green spaces soften the look of the spa. Dramatic fireboxes flank the pool’s spillover. Dark grey glass waterline tile provides another luxurious note. Taken in sum, this outdoor living area is visually pleasing while presenting a degree of livability and functionality that reflects the casual elegance that permeates this home.
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