FORT MYERS – Seagate Development Group will open the last of 11 custom homes at the Esplanade Lake Club this month. Along with the owners and Seagate’s interior design firm – Theory Design – the leading full-service development firm will join a lush tropical setting with coastal modernity to capitalize on the outdoor lifestyle the lake brings to Como, as well as a layout suitable for an active family of four.
“Homeowners define coastal living, based on their lifestyle and the floor plan they wish to share with others. Such a mindset will make this residence extraordinary,” said James Nulf, Jr., chief operating officer and partner of Seagate Development Group.
Outside, a colorful landscape will surround a white facade with gray tile cladding, black framed windows, three black garage doors and matte black iron double entry doors under a charcoal tile roof. . This, coupled with white and charcoal cobblestone, will lead to a highly customized home based on the Seagate Calabria floor plan – over 4,000 square feet of living space, including four bedrooms plus a bonus room and office, as well only five complete rooms and a half baths. The grand foyer – bounded by hardwood flooring that will permeate the main living areas – will be flanked by a powder bath and VIP guest suites to one side and a utility room with a 24-inch refrigerator , followed by an alcove and mud room with a drop-off station for storage and charging stations, on the other.
The foyer will spill into the great room with beamed ceilings for detail, a sleek media wall with custom built-in shelving, and a sectional and other comfy seating, which will only be sliding glass doors. The adjacent gourmet kitchen with a maple slab style island and coastal gray walnut perimeter will be custom designed for the owners to cook together and accommodate family and friends. Equipped with two dishwashers, a hob, a wall oven and a microwave drawer, accompanied by a refrigerator, a freezer and a wine cooler, the kitchen will meet the dining room with modern pendant lighting and a refrigerated, glass-encased wine display that will become the home staple for entertaining.
The fitness room with black-framed glass doors – to emphasize the open concept and bring in natural light – will be right next to the garage and mudroom. The same style doors will give access to an office at the entrance and to the powder bath. This versatile space will be complete with a sofa bed, desk, media wall and recessed bookcase door – ideal for homeowners and guests. The bonus room will serve as an extension of one of the VIP guest suites and will feature a sleeper sofa, game table and media wall for late-night stays and old-fashioned family fun. This, together with the master suite, will lead to the outdoor living space. The latter will debut with two walk-in closets and an intricate ceiling design as a focal point and complement to exterior views. The adjoining master bath will feature double vanities with maple slab cabinetry and sophisticated marble countertops. The enclosed tub and shower with plenty of space to sit and store, plus windows to the outside will create an oasis of luxury, vacation-style experience.
The pinnacle of the custom home will be the outdoor living space – starting with a stone-clad media wall above a two-sided fireplace, surrounded by patio seating. This will turn into an outdoor kitchen and dining area. This space will culminate in a custom pool and elevated spa that will serve as a preview of the water sports that owners and guests can participate in on Lake Como. A pool tub with shower will also be available for their convenience before they retire indoors after a day of their favorite pastimes.
“We appreciate the owners’ new definition of luxury lakeside living and are passionate about the process of building a home on this very foundation,” Nulf said.
In addition to custom homes at the Esplanade Lake Club, Seagate builds custom and model homes at Talis Park; model homes at Hill Tide Estates; estate homes in Quail West; custom homes in Windward Isle; as well as private sites in Bonita Springs, Fort Myers and Miromar Lakes, Florida. Seagate also has active home improvement projects in Audubon, Miromar Lakes, Mediterra, Autumn Woods, Talis Park, Brynwood, Quail West, Sanibel and Boca Grande.