Boca Grande Point

GMCG is pleased to announce our two new and exciting, latest and greatest, waterfront projects.

One of Southwest Florida’s best kept secrets is a hidden island retreat named Boca Grande. Located on Gasparilla Island, which is a barrier island off the Cape Haze Peninsula, this quiet, family-oriented community embodies small town America, and is rich in history. The residents of the town relish the Old Florida lifestyle, and the fact that there are no traffic lights, billboards, fast food chains or even a gas station. Most residents travel around the town in golf carts, which even outnumber the cars.

The quaint island lifestyle offers walking paths, the Boca Grande Bike Trail, expansive white sand beaches, fishing and boating excursions, as well as championship golf courses. The charming town offers casual and fine dining featuring “just caught” seafood, ice cream shops, art galleries and boutiques. For those who like to be well-connected, there are three prestigious private clubs to enjoy social events and recreational activities.

Although Boca Grande is one of Florida’s least known secluded hideaways, there is one activity that Boca Grande is famous for: world-class tarpon fishing. Every May and June, a “hill tide phenomenon” occurs when the tides flush out the crabs and the tarpons enjoy a feeding-frenzied feast.

Given this idyllic island setting and lifestyle, GMCG is proud to be the first to begin construction in the newest and most exclusive waterfront community on the island – Hill Tide Estates. Located on the southern tip of the island, Hill Tide Estates is a ten acre, gated enclave with views of Charlotte Harbor, Boca Grande Pass, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse. The community features only nineteen single family luxury home sites, offering a unique form of privacy, exclusivity and seclusion. To maintain the character and charm of the island, all of the luxury homes will be custom designed according to guidelines established by the island’s architectural standards. Distinctive amenities of the community include paver streets, a parking area for golf carts, a beachfront tiki hut, an observation pier, a community boat dock with lifts, and a boardwalk to the lighthouse.

Serena Vista

“A place of belonging, a place to call home.”

Our vision started with the extraordinary opportunity for our investor to acquire a residential lot on a tranquil lake in the heart of Olde Naples, just a few blocks south of the vibrant and historic Third Street South district, and within walking distance of the Gulf of Mexico beaches. The peaceful and serene backyard lake and its beautiful view would soon become a backdrop for this stunning new luxury custom home, and ultimately inspire its name, Serena Vista.

The two-story, contemporary coastal-style lakefront home, featuring a highly desirable southern exposure, is located on the corner of Gordon Drive and 16th Avenue South and was designed by award-winning architect John Cooney of Stofft-Cooney Architects. The home is well-positioned on the corner home site to take full advantage of the lake, and is surrounded by mature trees and lush tropical plants. The home blends in seamlessly with the landscape, creating a peaceful ambience while enjoying the view outdoors, as well as from inside the home. The five-bedroom plus office/five-and-a-half-bath home has 4,867 square feet under air and 6,029 total square feet including a three-car garage.

Upon entering the home – furnished and designed by AR Arquitetura & Design, an award-winning international interior and architectural design firm – the foyer’s details set the tone for the rest of the home where visual interest is woven throughout. The foyer is accented by a deep, double coffered ceiling that frames a custom Venetian Murano chandelier, created by glass artisans Barovier & Toso. Complementing its architectural beauty, the foyer has French oak cane wood flooring and includes a collection of watercolor botanical palm trees, imported from an antique art emporium in Rome.

Beyond the foyer is a spacious great room featuring walls of sliding glass that lead out to the pool and lake, expanding the living area for both entertainment and relaxation. The distinctive coffered ceiling includes custom geometrical details, highlighted by wainscot paneling. The great room features many unique, hand-selected and imported, European furnishings and accent pieces including a Belgian linen sofa, custom leather and linen armchairs designed by Poltrona Frau, and a vintage inspired steamer trunk bar cabinet.

The gourmet kitchen was designed by Ruffino Cabinetry, specifically for entertaining. The expansive island is a beautiful focal point, featuring custom gray cabinetry topped with natural Cristallo Extra Quartz. The Galley Workstation® is inset into the island, illuminated with two large forged pendants. The perimeter of the kitchen makes a statement with a natural stone herringbone patterned backsplash, vintage drawings of antique cutlery from Rome, while the crisp white cabinetry offers plenty of storage and prep space. Glass cabinet doors and shelving contribute to the open and fresh feel, while the Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, along with an oversized walk-in pantry, complete this functional workspace.

The adjacent dining room has a natural wood grained table and comfortable linen seating for 8. The room also features a 1960’s inspired textured shagreen console, linen wall covering and coastal inspired art. An exquisite glass enclosed wine cellar, with storage for 448 bottles, separates the great room from the dining room. Walls of sliding glass open to the covered outdoor living area, with views of the lake.

The home office features a large window providing plenty of natural light, a spectacular view of the lake, and has a dark-stained, wood beam ceiling with a leather finish wall covering. The decor is both sophisticated and inviting, and features two large mirrors that reflect the light and the view of the lake.

A private vestibule leads to the master bedroom, featuring his and her walk-in closets. A high vaulted ceiling lined with a textured wall covering and a contemporary chandelier, gives the room a relaxing and elegant feel. A pair of matching sconces frame the reading nook with a picturesque view of the lake. A door from the master bedroom opens directly to the pool and outdoor living area.

The master bath features his and her vanities with Pompei quartz counter tops and a classic lacquered dressing table. For the ultimate in elegance and pampering, a free-standing soaking tub floats in the center of the room between two separate and symmetrical glass enclosed showers. A custom geometric marble mosaic floor, Calcutta ceramic tile, and textured wall coverings provide the finishing touches for the retreat.

The first floor of the home also includes a luxurious private guest retreat with a gorgeous view of the lake, a spacious bath and private entrance to the outdoor area. The second floor, accessible from the staircase or elevator, greets you with a bright and spacious 22 x 18 foot loft with walls of sliding glass that lead to a sun balcony overlooking the pool and lake below. Three distinctively designed guest suites are well-appointed, each with its own private bath and walk-in closet. The largest of the guest suites has a splendid view of the lake and pool from its own private balcony. A convenient launderette is also located on the second floor.

The expansive outdoor living area overlooks the tranquil lake and features a heated, infinity-edge pool, spa, custom designed lakeside dock and covered entertainment area complete with fire pit and kitchen. The outdoor kitchen includes the popular EVO grill, sink and refrigerator. This outdoor oasis is ideal for hosting dinners with family and friends, cocktails on the dock, enjoying a dip in the pool, reading by the fire pit, or simply taking in the views of the lake.

Serena Vista is located at 190 16th Avenue South.

The Bimini

“Life is sweet – when you live just a few steps from the beach.”

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The Bimini, a 4,528-square foot custom designed luxury home, is located at 400 Gulf Shore Boulevard South in Old Naples, just one block from the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.

The exterior of the residence includes a steep flat tile roof, solid wood corbels and expansive porches. The open floor plan’s high ceilings are designed to draw tropical breezes through the home, while vertically proportioned windows and doors allow natural light to penetrate the spaces. Intricate floating beam ceiling details are included in several spaces, most notably in the great room, and used to conceal the HVAC system’s registers and returns. The contemporary ceiling detail in the great room includes a painted drywall beam flanked by two smaller beams. The ceiling inserts are painted in a contrasting color to bring in the blues & greys found in the room’s fabrics.

A study, four bedrooms, four full baths and a powder room compliment the home’s main living areas.

Lush landscaping and a tropical-themed pool area with water features, a spa and fire bowls create a romantic environment, ideal for entertaining.

“This residence is ideal for those who enjoy both the beach and the dining and entertainment venues on Fifth Avenue South and Historic Third Street South,” said BCB Homes COO Scott Weidle. “There is a view of the beach from the second floor. Despite the site’s modest size, John Cooney has designed a spacious, comfortable home with an Old Florida architectural style. We feel Ficarra’s interior design will be very well received. It has a coastal contemporary feeling with an edge that today’s buyers find appealing.

Update: This stunning home sold after only 10 days on the market, for its asking price of $6,295,000/turnkey furnished. The price per foot was a whopping $1,390 which sets a new high water mark for a non-beachfront home in this area. Further, this represents the second highest sale in all of Olde Naples for 2014.