When two furnished models by Florida Lifestyle Homes both recently claimed industry awards, they continued a long tradition of award-winning homes by the builder.
“We view these various awards as an affirmation of our on-going design innovation and consistent quality,” said Bill Ennen, president and founder of Florida Lifestyle Homes. “Our team spends a great deal of time doing research and exploring new products before we begin each model. We listen to our buyers to enhance features they say are important. We review every detail as we design our new models.
“Our goal is to present a home that illustrates the fine craftsmanship our company provides and the best materials available with a focus that appeals to the way people want to live,” he said. “We see each model as a showcase of our team work and skills.”
When judging is done by industry professionals who live outside of the county, that enhances the credibility of the award, Ennen said.
“The awards reflect the fact that professionals in this business as well as the general public recognize the creativity, attention to detail and quality we build in each home,” he said, “and they show our strategy of research and on-going improvements is successful.”
The St. Martin II model at Quail West Golf & Country Club has claimed several awards including top honors from the Lee Building Industry Association as well as recent Sand Dollar awards from the Collier Building Industry Association. The home reflects the influence of West Indies style while using contemporary expanses of glass to take full advantage of the golf course views. With a total of 7,771 square feet under roof, the St. Martin II flows seamlessly from indoor to outdoor living spaces. The home includes four bedrooms, four full baths and a powder room. The open design offers a great room, spacious dining room and a study. The gourmet kitchen features double islands, state-of-the-art appliances and a walk-through butler’s pantry with preparation space.
A benchmark feature of homes by Florida Lifestyle Homes is the creation of outdoor spaces. The St. Martin II is no exception. The design includes two connected lanais. At the end of a 38-by-22-foot lanai is a living area with a fireplace. Set beneath a diagonal cypress beamed ceiling is a 27-by-21-foot lanai with a complete outdoor kitchen and bar. The unique custom pool design includes a spa, a special water feature, two turf-grass sunning areas and a fire pit and raised seating area. A putting green adjacent to the pool decks provides the ultimate in outdoor living.
Another characteristic of homes by Florida Lifestyle Homes is the application of intricate ceiling details that illustrate fine craftsmanship reminiscent of Golden Age European homes. These features are prominent in the Key Largo at Naples Reserve from the first step into the entry, which is highlighted by a soaring tray ceiling. The great room and kitchen are each crowned with a recessed ceiling fitted with dramatic suspended crossed-beam details. A double tray ceiling accentuates the dining area. The master bedroom includes a coffered ceiling accented with a ship lap pattern while the bath features a tray ceiling with chandelier suspended over the jetted tub.
The Key Largo is an open great room plan in the coastal tradition with three bedrooms plus a study, three full baths and a powder room in 3,045 air-conditioned square feet. With the outdoor living area, three-car garage and covered entry porch, the Key Largo encompasses 4,637 total square feet.
“One of the outstanding features of the Key Largo is the amazing lake view,” said Amber Cory, sales professional with Florida Lifestyle Homes. “Here, too, Florida Lifestyle Homes has created a wonderful outdoor living space that takes full advantage of that view. The primary lanai includes an outdoor kitchen and beautiful custom pool that provides the perfect place for the owners and their friends to spend a pleasant afternoon or evening. There is also a separate lanai accessed from the master suite, offering a quiet space to enjoy morning coffee.”
The Key Largo also earned accolades and recent awards from the Collier Building Industry Association competition. The Key Largo is available for purchase, priced at $1.45 million, with designer furnishings by Norris Home Furniture & Interiors included.
The latest awards add to the history of honors Florida Lifestyle Homes has received, Ennen noted. In 2016 the St. Bridget model earned the Superior Homes award as well as awards for Interior Design and Pool Design. The same year the company was presented the CBIA Overall Excellence in Construction award. In 2015 the Antilles model earned the Superior Home Award as well as a number of other awards. And before that the Cambridge and Windsor models claimed their share of honors.
“All of these awards simply serve to prompt us to not only meet the expectation of quality but to exceed the performance of the previous year in every single home we build,” Ennen said. “In the long run, we believe it is our customers who benefit by having the assurance of a superior quality home.”
Florida Lifestyle Homes Inc. is a preferred builder within Southwest Florida’s premier luxury communities, including Quail West, Naples Reserve and Treviso Bay in Naples, West Bay Beach & Golf Club in Estero, and Cape Harbour in Cape Coral as well as Babcock Ranch in Charlotte County. The company also has large estate home sites available in the private boating riverfront community of Caloosa Preserve and builds custom homes on owners’ lots throughout Southwest Florida.