Two new luxury models recently opened in AQUA at Pelican Isle in North Naples.
According to Darline Hillard, director of sales at AQUA, the contemporary and coastal interior designs show the versatility of how residences at the boutique marina-front high-rise tower community can live.
“People love that they can see several ways the residences can be furnished,” explains Hillard. In fact, many people buying at AQUA have been visiting the models for decorating ideas, she adds.
Both models have a great room and a living room — floor plans that appeal to people moving from a single-family home to a maintenance-free waterfront lifestyle. Each model reflects the modern architectural style of the high-rise and showcases several features of AQUA’s sophisticated and refined design, while offering distinctly different floor plans and finishes.
The contemporary model spans 4,171 square feet under air and includes three bedrooms, a den and three-and-a-half bathrooms. The fully furnished model is priced at $2.545 million.
The model has a great room, kitchen and living room that line up against large windows overlooking the marina. Design elements are very modern — a table with a center cutout, black coffee tables in three layers with smaller black tables, shimmering wallpaper and a linear fireplace.
Jerilyn Antonacci, president of Antonacci Design Group, created the interior design. She was inspired by the curves of the building and the views of the water.
“The view is what we are always striving for, so we kept the open floor plan and created a palate of modern colors,” she said.
“Finishes are important,” she said. “I brought in different metals. Golds have become very popular. Mixing metals has become very popular.”
The master bedroom overlooks the water, so Antonacci boosted the view with a large oval mirror over the bed to reflect that scenery. She used lots of white and gold colors, and unique design elements. The wall behind the bed features a wallpaper starburst. Modern artwork is placed throughout.
“Textured artwork and a little bling has been popular,” Antonacci said.
The master bathroom features a two-person built-in tub nestled against a big picture window that overlooks the water.
A silk hand-knotted throw by Ann Gish styles the bed in one of the guest rooms. The second guest room is a blush pink. The den has a long built-in desk and cubbies nestled in the wall.
Everything in the residence features texture and the textures are varied: smooth glass flooring next to marble flooring, warm wood floors in the bedrooms, and wallpaper of various textures.
The coastal model mixes Florida and California styles. At 3,940 square feet, this three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath condo is listed at $2.445 million.
“It has the shells and the colors of the sand and the water and the sky,” said designer Renee Gaddis. “But we put in some very simple transitional furniture pieces. The lines of the pieces have a little more of the California clean feel. So it was a mix.”
The layout sweeps from a sunrise terrace to a sunset terrace, and Gaddis uses this expanse to create rooms that make the most of those views. The family room is near the sunset terrace, the kitchen in the middle and the living room by the sunrise terrace. Gaddis adds her own distinctive touches, such as a glass wine closet by the entry and a butler’s pantry in a nook in the kitchen.
“One of my favorite things that they allowed me to do was change the layout of the kitchen,” Gaddis said. “I believe when people relocate to Florida they aren’t formal. They aren’t entertaining in a formal setting, so the more open kitchen feel can allow someone to work in the kitchen while people are hanging out.”
The sunrise terrace features what Gaddis refers to as the orb. It is an oversized rounded couch with a canopy on top.
Gaddis added some rustic touches such as wood beams in the ceiling and barn doors on a storage area mixed with beach elements. The wooden shell of a kayak hangs on the wall near the entry. Turtle shells cover another wall. The master bedroom has black coral framed in shadow boxes along with a spray of white coral on a circular table.
The guest area has a private entrance with a wet bar between the two rooms. Both guest suites have doors to the sunrise terrace, and both have white cottage-style ceiling planks.
Aqua opened its first 11-story tower with 38 condos in December 2008. The second 32-unit tower opened in May. Prices range from $1.995 million to $4.85 million.
Contracts for AQUA Tower II are ongoing, with Naples-based PACT Realty serving as the exclusive listing agent. The two furnished models are available for purchase and open daily for viewing. The information center is at Wiggins Pass Road, 13675 Vanderbilt Drive.
Online at www.aqua-naples.com.