Monday, March 13, 2017

Kitson & Partners’ Talis Park community in North Naples announced that a selection of grand estate home sites and Showcase Estate residences is available for purchase. Luxury homebuyers continue to be captivated by Talis Park’s New Fashioned, amenity rich lifestyle that includes one of just two Greg Norman-Pete Dye designed golf courses in the world, the dining, fitness, spa, and resort-style pool at the Vyne House clubhouse, lighted tennis courts, bocce ball, and a lap pool at the community’s Sports Complex, and the Casa Cortese Grille, a lounge adjacent to the Talis Park Golf Club’s driving range that has been transformed into a sports center complete with a pool table, shuffle board, darts, and a high-tech golf simulator.

Five developer owned and two builder owned grand estate home sites are available for purchase in Talis Park’s Park’s Firenze neighborhood. Firenze is an exclusive, gated neighborhood with 13 grand estate home sites measuring more than one acre that offer long range views of multiple fairways and lakes on Talis Park’s golf course. The Firenze home sites are priced starting at $1.695 million and are close to the community’s Great Lawn and the Vyne House clubhouse. With its views and proximity to Talis Park’s amenity core, Firenze is the only neighborhood that offers both a park-like setting and immediate access to Vyne House.

Four furnished Showcase Estate residences are available for purchase in Talis Park’s Prato neighborhood. The Prato Showcase Estates take full advantage of the neighborhood’s park-like setting. With 125-by-175-foot estate home sites overlooking the fairways of Talis Park Golf Club’s 14th and 15th holes, lakes, preserves and citrus orchards, Prato offers the consummate In the Park lifestyle. The view corridor of every Prato site is uninterrupted by another residence. The Showcase Estate models range from 5,900 to 6,820 square feet under air and are priced starting at $4.495 million. No developer owned home sites remain available in Prato. Three pre-owned Prato estates are also available.

Gulfshore Homes’ furnished Dorado estate model is the second of the final four new Showcase Estate models to be completed in Prato. The Dorado, McGarvey Custom Homes’ completed Astaire model, and the still to be completed Cipriani model by M Development and the Grand Santa Barbara model by Sunwest Homes offer a final opportunity to enjoy Prato’s renowned estate living experience.

Gulfshore’s Dorado model features an interior by Lusia "Lou" Shafran, principal designer and CEO at Pacifica Interior Design in Naples. Designed by Stofft Cooney Architects, the residence offers a total of 8,862 square feet with 6,336 square feet under air. The floor plan includes an entry foyer and parlor, and a massive great room that opens to a covered terrace and an outdoor living area that will include a large conversation and dining area, a summer kitchen with an island bar, and a custom designed pool and spa. The great room flows into a large dining area and a double-island gourmet kitchen. The open concept floor plan includes a study, four bedrooms, and a four-car garage. The Dorado is offered at $4.849 million with furnishings.

McGarvey’s completed two-story furnished Astaire estate model encompasses 11,110 square feet with 6,820 square feet under air. Perfectly suited to an indoor/outdoor lifestyle, the Astaire floor plan includes an elegant foyer and living room with a see-through view, a formal dining room, a massive grand room that includes a wet bar and flows into an island kitchen and breakfast area, a study, four bedrooms, including a first-floor master suite that features a bath with his and her vanities and water closets and a private garden with an outdoor shower, a second floor VIP suite, flex room, wet bar, and covered terrace, an outdoor living area with a summer kitchen, island bar, fireplace, pool and spa, and a pair of two-car garages. The Astaire, priced at $4,695,900, showcases an interior designed and executed by Arlynn McDaniel of Freestyle Interiors. McDaniel created a fresh, updated Tuscan look for the Astaire that combines clean lines with an organic richness in the textures and fabrics of the upholstery and warm wood tones.

Sunwest’s sprawling Grand Santa Barbara estate home in Prato was designed by Herscoe Hajjar Architects and will feature an interior by Design West. The two-story design includes a total of 9,200 square feet with 5,900 square feet under air. The floor plan includes a great room, wet bar, island kitchen, and dining area that open to an immense outdoor living area with a large sitting area, summer kitchen and dining space, a pool bath, and a custom pool and spa. A master suite and two guest suites are on the first floor. The second floor is devoted to a second master suite, a covered terrace and a sun deck. Construction of the Santa Barbara is expected to be completed in May. The furnished model is priced at $4.495 million.

Scheduled for completion in June, M Development’s two-story, 6,272-square-foot under air Villa Cipriani estate model is priced at $4.7 million fully-furnished. Designed by Weber Design Group, the Villa Cipriani conveys the grandeur associated with the Prato neighborhood while offering a living environment suited to its park-like ambiance. A grand foyer and formal living room offer a see-through view of a pavered deck that includes a custom pool and spa overlooking golf course views. A formal dining room is served by a butler’s pantry. The open living room and dining room flow into a gourmet kitchen, dinette, and a family room that opens to a covered lanai with an outdoor kitchen and fireplace. A study overlooks a landscaped area at the front of the residence. The owner’s suite has a sitting area overlooking the pool and spa as well as a master bath with a walk-in shower. A guest suite is also on the first floor. A second guest suite, a junior master suite, loft, gaming area, and covered terrace are on the second floor.

The Villa Cipriani features an interior by licensed interior designers Luanza Maitland and Sydney Leigh Warren of Norris Furniture & Interiors. Their combination of natural materials and contemporary design elements gives way to the home’s warm and livable spaces. The home is elegant, yet casual, and lends itself to entertaining with its open floor plan. Outside, lush landscaping reflects the natural environment and In the Park beauty of Talis Park. The home’s exterior is white with dark shutters and dark tile roofing and includes a circular drive with a fountain in the middle. Inside, a color palette of blues, warm gray, taupe and white offer a rich finish against the wood and tile accents planned throughout the home.

In addition to the estate residences in Prato and Firenze, Talis Park’s selection of luxury residences includes penthouse-style condominiums, resort-style coach homes, terrace homes, and single-family homes are priced from the $600s into the millions.

Talis Park on Livingston Road, north of Immokalee Road. The Garden House sales center is at 16980 Livingston Road. Online at

Thursday, March 9, 2017


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Monday, March 6, 2017

Good News For Home Owners in Golden Gate Estates - Orangetree Publix opening March 23

Published in Naples News on 3/6/17:

The long-awaited Publix supermarket in Golden Gate Estates is set to open at 7 a.m. March 23.

On average, it typically requires 40 semitrailers loaded with groceries to stock a new Publix store. That work began Wednesday as employees from other area Publix stores reported for duty to start the process, said Brian West, corporate spokesman for Publix Super Markets Inc.

“It typically takes us about three weeks to get the stores stocked,” West said. “It’s a lot of folks. There are a ton of people scrambling throughout the store. It’s a lot of busy work. They’re there with a mission.”

Once the shelves are fully stocked, the final food items to be put into place will be the produce on the afternoon before the store opens, West said.

Although the new store is about 46,000 square feet, it’s roughly 20,000 square feet smaller than the nearest Publix — the nearly 68,000-square-foot store that has operated since November 2001 in the Shoppes at Pebblebrooke at Immokalee Road and Collier Boulevard.

“That’s a big store,” West said of the Pebblebrooke location, noting that the grocer’s largest stores used to be built with a footprint of 65,000 square feet but now are topping out at about 56,000 square feet.

The Publix in the new Neighborhood Shoppes at Orangetree on the corner of Immokalee Road and Randall Boulevard is actually slightly larger than the company’s average 45,000-square-foot store now and employs 140 to 145.

“This store will have all the bells and whistles and look like our latest offering,” West said, noting that it will include a soup bar and some different offerings not available yet at most other stores. “Most customers are going to be hard-pressed to look for an item" the store doesn’t have.

The new store will open on a Thursday — the day of the week the Lakeland-based grocery chain usually launches stores in this region — after a brief ribbon-cutting, followed by a day of giveaways and product sampling opportunities, West said.

“We don’t typically do a lot of fanfare,” he said. “It’s really all about the customer. We want to celebrate with them. It’s their store.”

And the folks in Golden Gate Estates have been waiting for years for their store. Some still refuse to believe it is really opening until it actually opens.

A year ago the store announced plans to open last fall, but West cited a lack of water service for keeping the newly built store offline for another four months, resulting in a major loss of revenue anticipated during season. Orange Tree Utility Co. blamed Publix for not adhering to a utility checklist.

But that’s water over the dam. As of last Wednesday, the Collier County Water-Sewer District is the owner of the water and wastewater systems for Orangetree communities.

“It’s resolved at this point. We’ve been able to coordinate with the county and get the (water) pressure we need,” West said. “We are very, very, very excited to get this one open.”

In addition to Publix, the nearly 10-acre Neighborhood Shoppes at Orangetree will include a CVS pharmacy, a Publix Liquors store, a Chinese restaurant, a nail salon and another freestanding business that has yet to be finalized.

The liquor store next to the grocery store will not launch the same day as Publix, West said.

“We don’t have an opening date yet for the liquor store, but we will have one there,” he said.

The other businesses are still months away from opening. CVS plans to begin construction of its building on the 2-acre hard corner in the second half of the year for a store opening in 2018, said Mike DeAngelis, senior director of corporate communications for CVS Health.

The western end of the Publix strip will be anchored by a Chinese restaurant operated by Jack Lin, who also owns China King in the Publix-anchored Brooks Village shopping center at Pine Ridge Road and Collier Boulevard. Because Lin estimates it will take him four months to complete his new restaurant in Orangetree, July will be the earliest he’ll open China Palace, which is what he’s now planning to name it now.

Between Publix Liquors and China Palace, Diamond Nails salon also is expected to open this summer.

“It will take at least three months to get my shop ready to open,” said co-owner Vinny Le, whose family owns six other nail salons in Collier County.

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Friday, March 3, 2017

Clive Daniel installs interiors for Berson custom home located in Park Shore

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Clive Daniel Home has installed total interiors for a Berson Development custom home at 4141 Belair Lane in the Park Shore neighborhood of Naples. The home is for sale priced at $3.275 million, furnished.

With 4,124 square feet under air, this single- story home provides the ultimate in lifestyle and architecture, with exquisite furnishings and accessories. This residence features a gathering room, dining room, family room, study and gourmet kitchen. The master suite includes a spa-like bathroom and exceptional dressing room. There are three large guests rooms and 4.5 total baths, enhanced by unique tile designs in backsplashes.

Added Linda Berson of Premiere Plus Realty, "This new-fashioned Neapolitan home is a modern magic, fine-tuned dream retreat providing Park Shore beach life in motion, connection without congestion. Uncompromising quality, dramatic finishes, textured tiles, elongated shapes, distressed gray wood floors, crème-sickle couture windows – all dripping in architectural trim – create a cool luxury vibe of elegance and warmth with a hit of joy. If you are looking for the picture-perfect home that has the fit and flair that spells panache … this Berson-Clive Daniel collaboration is a must see.”

Interior designers Wilfredo Emanuel and Rhett Josey of Clive Daniel Home have channeled the spirit of coastal ease and freshness with their contemporary spin and a splash of the unexpected. Striking furnishings, window treatments, lighting jewelry and accessories are delivered head-to-toe in tan, sand and cappuccino shades. Metallic hues in champagne, gold and platinum and color pop satin fabrics with attitude.

Developer Buz Berson is continuing the family tradition begun by his father, contractor Harold Berson, who built fine homes in Port Royal and other areas in Naples, beginning in 1955.
The 85,000-square-foot Clive Daniel Home is at 2777 U.S. 41 N. in Naples. A second Clive Daniel Home is in Boca Raton, Florida.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Top 5 things to do this weekend in Naples FL

For those that are visiting Naples and looking for something to do this weekend here are the Top 5 from Naples News. 

#5: Bark-A-Que
Help raise funds to pair a veteran with a life-changing medical service dog Saturday at North Collier Regional Park, 15000 Livingston Road, North Naples. Starting at 11 a.m., visitors can enjoy barbecue, a silent auction and live music from local artists Joe Bachman & The Tailgaters and Nessa Bransan — a fundraising event benefiting Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs. Money goes toward raising and training the dogs for veterans, first responders and others in need. Visit for more information.

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#4: Ink Fest
Thinking of getting a tattoo? More than 200 artists will converge this weekend as the Ink Life Tour returns to Fort Myers on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe Street. Doors open at noon Friday, Saturday and Sunday with performances from bands throughout the weekend, including Suicide Tendencies, Cracker and Matisyahu. Tickets cost $25 for the day or $40 for the weekend, with VIP packages available. Visit for more information.
#3: Naples Children's Business Fair
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Meet Naples' future entrepreneurs from from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday during the Naples Children's Business Fair at Mercato, 9132 Strada Place, North Naples. Children ages 6 to 17 will create a product or service, develop a brand, build a marketing strategy and then open for customers at this one-day marketplace. The young business owners will compete for a $50 cash prize. Admission to the fair is free, while participants pay a $10 fee. Visit for more information and to register.
#2: Cornerstone Strawberry & Music Festival
For three days, Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 8200 Immokalee Road, North Naples, will host its ninth annual, family-friendly Strawberry & Music Festival. Find fair rides, craft booths, music and, of course, plenty of strawberries from 5 p.m. to midnight Friday; 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday. A $10 parking fee is good for all three days. Visit for more information.
#1: Naples Craft Beer Fest
Celebrate the art of craft beer from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Bayfront in Naples, located northeast of Goodlette-Frank Road and U.S. 41. For $55 per person, beer fans can taste creations from breweries across the country paired with food offerings from local chefs. Or, for $35, skip the beer and sample the food. The chefs will compete for a People's Choice award for the best pairing, while brewers will vie for the Brewer's Choice Award. Proceeds will go to the Naples North Rotary Club. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

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