Thursday, April 14, 2016

Contemporary Barn Project and Social Space | Woodworkers Naples

Contemporary Barn Residence on Mockingbird Lake, Pine Ridge Estates, Naples.

Builder | Diamond Custom Homes, Architect | Mark J. Leonardi, Cabinetry and Furniture Design | Marcus Jelley, Interior Design | Antoine Testard Designs,  Cabinetry Build and Install | Woodworkers Naples.

The latest buzzworthy project from Woodworkers Naples, is an impressive contemporary barn residence located on Pine Ridge Estates in Naples.  Strong architecture by Mark J. Leonardi combines elements of the classic barn fused with modern aesthetics, shaping a totally unique facade.  The tall barn style silhouette allows for dramatic high vaulted ceilings, while the oversize rectilinear windows create an open, light filled spacious interior, offering incredible views and showcasing a strong indoor-outdoor connection.

At the outset, the brief was to create a contemporary barn / guesthouse design which worked as a natural hub for socializing and entertaining guests.  The architecture of the home ultimately drove the design process for cabinetry and furniture throughout.  British furniture designer, Marcus Jelley worked closely alongside Mark J. Leonardi to design furniture both unique and complementary to the architecture at large.  Together, alongside interior designer, Antoine Testard, a minimal palette of materials and finishes were chosen to unify the entire space - walnut, brilliant white and graphite quartz countertops, stainless steel and mirror.

Marcus' design features natural walnut tinted cabinetry in the kitchen, home office and bar areas, with a custom horizontal planking design, beautifully handcrafted by Woodworkers Naples.  A re-invention of a quirky 1970's european modern door style (pioneered by Poggenpohl), the seamless and engaging clean lines throughout work well in a contemporary space, adding interest and dimension, making a statement without being overpowering.

Woodworkers Naples hand selected each and every 3" slat and grain color matched to perfection, the entire project appearing like it came from the same piece of wood.  Cabinet interiors were finished in white (not the standard natural maple) with drawer boxes and interior accessories in solid walnut.  A generous amount of seating was incorporated into the design plans, specifically for social gatherings, with a visually impressive oversized central island in the kitchen and bar together seating 20 people comfortably.  LED lighting was integrated into the cabinetry to create different moods at night.

A draft beer tap was integrated into the bar and 3" solid walnut floating shelves with integrated LED lighting complement the slatted cabinetry.

The second level floor system features a catwalk like open air hallway connecting the upper bedrooms.  The simple white painted door style in both master bathroom and powder room below is kept contemporary and minimal, so as not to detract from the architecture.

Daniel Fusco.
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Friday, February 5, 2016

Social Spaces by Woodworkers Naples | Le Ciel Venetian Tower

Bar Area at Le Ciel Venetian Tower.

The luxurious oceanfront Le Ciel Venetian Tower located on Gulfshore Boulevard North, offers outstanding 180 degree views stretching from Venetian Bay to the Gulf of Mexico from all 86 private apartments.  Woodworkers Naples, alongside creative design team Lindy Thomas Interiors and Morton and Wasmer Builders dramatically redesigned and transformed the social area at Le Ciel into a fresh and relaxing contemporary space.

Original concrete stucco structural columns were clad by Woodworkers Naples in rich walnut with contemporary polished stainless steel inlay accent strips, transforming them into beautiful design elements.  The bar area wall design reflects a contemporary wave motif and bar cabinets were updated by Woodworkers Naples to navy blue cabinetry with polished nickel hardware.

Labradorescence - A spectacular floating ornamental deep green and blue iridescent labradorite bar top was incorporated between two of these columns, lit from above by decorative pendant lighting.

Layered ocean tones from pale aqua hues into deep navy blues inspire the color palette and complement the exterior landscaping.

Social Space at Le Ciel Venetian Tower.

"Our team has worked with Gary and Daniel for many years.  We find Woodworkers Naples to be the most talented of any company we deal with, their quality and professionalism most superior. "

Lindy Thomas Interiors

Our thanks to the creative team at Lindy Thomas Interiors for those kind words!

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Woodworkers Naples
6189 Taylor Road
Naples, FL 34109

Lindy Thomas Interiors NCIQD ASID
1780 Commercial Drive, Naples, FL 34112

Morton and Wasmer Builders
931, 5th Avenue North, Naples, FL 34102

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Kitchen Design Inspiration :: Woodworkers Naples

A well-designed kitchen space goes way beyond functionality...  Architectural form, intuitive functionality, innovative space planning and visually inspiring design features enhance the beauty of our kitchen spaces to a whole new level.

Marsala at Tiburon Golf and Country Club

Handcrafted Cabinetry Build & Install, Woodworkers Naples | Cabinetry & Interior Space Design, Marcus Jelley |  General Contractor, David Sturdyvin for Artisan Associates

This week, we are proud to showcase a contemporary kitchen, designed by Marcus Jelley on behalf of Woodworkers Naples.  The project, located within Marsala at Tiburon Golf and Country Club, features an inspiring kitchen / wet bar to complement the clients sensational custom construction home, by David Sturdyvin for Artisan Associates.

Initially, the floor plan was re-jigged for an improved flowing open-plan space, and to connect kitchen - dining room by creating a walk through within the cabinetry, seen on kitchen elevation 2 below.

Contrasting solid maple cabinetry in dark stain and white custom enamel paint finishes are cleverly juxtaposed together, yet remain separated by a unique architectural cabinetry frame design.  This concept by Marcus Jelley creates two major focal points within the space and allows for effortless transition between the finishes.

The dark stained cabinetry area features a built-in stainless steel Sub Zero fridge freezer, wet bar with nine equally proportioned LED lit frosted glass cabinets and secret pull out pantries built into the vertical frames either side of the walk through to dining room (complete with a high-end german racking system on glides).

The white enamel custom painted cabinetry doors feature a unique linear stepped beading detail and stacked cabinets to the ceiling with LED backlit frosted glass inserts.

The range oven is stepped forward to accommodate a floor to ceiling marble backsplash matching the marble countertop surfaces and creating the second focal point.  A balanced blend of form and function - the break front detail is proportionally exactly the same size as the island marble countertop, perfectly complementing each other.

Our thanks to clients at Marsala, Tiburon Golf and Country Club for allowing us to photograph their beautiful home!

Woodworkers Naples also create incredibly detailed and unique independent pieces of furniture to enhance and update a space.   Below is an exquisite handcrafted custom cabinetry refrigeration armoire, by Woodworkers Naples for a home in Pine Ridge Estates, Naples… 

Fully Custom Handcrafted Walnut Refrigeration Doors by Woodworkers Naples

A customer recently visited our workshop with a vision to create an elegant, functional and beautiful piece of furniture to conceal their refrigeration.  This client wanted to do more than simply integrate with the current kitchen design - but wanted to enhance the beauty of the room as an independent artistic piece.

Two 36-inch unique classically styled walnut panel refrigeration doors and freezer drawers beneath were designed by Woodworkers Naples, featuring heavy raised panels, styles, rails and mullions.  An opening was created in the customer's kitchen and drywalled to fit the template width and height.

Our talented master woodworker, Damien Wardein milled to the project design specification, profiled the pattern with special jigs and crafted all incredibly complex joinery slowly by hand using chisels and hand saws.

The walnut was grain color and thread matched throughout allowing for consistency on the piece and finished with a clear coat of varnish, antique mirror inserts and gorgeous solid handmade brass handles.

Summer inspiration!

Daniel Fusco

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Handcrafted walnut refrigeration by master woodworker Damien Wardein for Woodworkers Naples

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Naples Continental Club - Phase 1 | WOODWORKERS NAPLES

Reception Area - Naples Continental Club

Black solid walnut reception desk with contrasting white textured panel inserts and black walnut storage cupboards, by Woodworkers Naples

Naples Continental Club is a beachfront boutique condo building located on Gulfshore Boulevard North, offering outstanding views of the Gulf of Mexico from all 128 private apartments.  Only steps to the private white sandy beach and minutes to Venetian Village, downtown Naples and Waterside shops, the club boasts an idyllic position to explore the best of the area.

Phase 1 of Remodel…
Antoine Testard Designs dramatically redesigned the entire ground floor of the club, reinventing 2,800 square feet of dark and outdated space.  Small windows, poor circulation and a heavy vaulted wooden ceiling were transformed into a light and bright, elegant contemporary environment, featuring large windows, clean lines and timeless innovative design.

Lobby and reception area, managers office and meeting room were reconfigured and the original large apartment divided into two beautifully fitted guest suites for the use of condo owners and their guests.  General Contractor Morton and Wasmer Builders transformed the space, with handcrafted cabinetry throughout by Woodworkers Naples.


Aqua textured 3d decorative panelling features lines and movement inspired by the sea juxtaposed with contrasting black walnut niches, by Woodworkers Naples.

Guest Suites

Kitchenette, closets, headboard and media area in black walnut, by Woodworkers Naples.

The Team at Naples Continental Club -

Interior Design - Antoine Testard Designs
General Contractor - Morton and Wasmer Builders
Cabinetry Build and Install - Woodworkers Naples

Phase 2 of the Naples Continental Club, includes a 5,600 square foot remodel of all resort amenities…  Watch this space!  Below is an image prior to transformation of the lobby area...

Daniel Fusco

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Aria Penthouse - Boutique Condo Remodel | WOODWORKERS NAPLES

Aria Penthouse - Master Bathroom

Magnificent master bathroom with floating walnut vanity and stone trough sink designed by Marcus Jelley, with handcrafted cabinetry by Woodworkers Naples.  The bathroom design perfectly complements the adjoining master closet and features a suspended contemporary stainless steel mirror designed by Roz Travis.

One of our recent remodeling projects is a glamorous penthouse within the luxurious boutique condo building, Aria.  Located in Naples, Florida on the prestigious Gulfshore Boulevard, Aria offers it's residents picture-perfect panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico to Venetian Bay.

The entire apartment space was cleverly reconfigured and redesigned by architect Frank Comeriato for Dyehouse Comeriato Architect, transforming the existing outdoor balcony area into a stunning light-filled interior space.  As a result, large master bedroom, bathroom and closet spaces were created.

Cabinetry and bespoke furniture designer Marcus Jelley, brought life to the new space with a contemporary european cabinetry design, reflecting and connecting consistently with the building's unique curved exterior.  The integration of elegant high glosses, sleek finishes and sophisticated clean lines feature in the master closet, master bathroom, laundry and all secondary guest bedrooms.

Custom cabinetry for the Aria project was handcrafted by our team of artisans at Woodworkers Naples, with meticulous attention to detail on finishes for a luxurious result throughout.  Once again, the project was truly a wonderful collaborative effort working alongside Dave Sturdyvin for Artisan Associates, Roz Travis Interiors and Marcus Jelley.

Aria Penthouse - Master Closet

The luxurious master closet is an enormous space connecting the master bedroom to master bathroom.  Unusually curved at a 45 degree angle, the space inspired a design featuring an expanse of curvilinear floor to ceiling cabinetry, with smoky grey high gloss hand buffed doors sweeping along one side.

To accentuate the curve, the perimeter of the doors above and below were wrapped with a 2 inch frame.  The grey smoked oak cabinetry interior features drawers handcrafted from beautifully rich solid walnut, each lined in faux ostrich skin leather.  (This luxurious drawer style is uniformly repeated throughout the entire apartment.)  Details and finishing touches to the closet include;  suitcase shelves, an upholstered ottoman by Roz Travis, overhead curvilinear LED lighting to complement the cabinetry design and a gentleman's tallboy stack of drawers.

Aria Penthouse - Guest Bathroom

Aria Penthouse - Kitchen Cabinetry and Furniture Design by Marcus Jelley
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Aria Penthouse - Family Room


General Contractor for Remodel | Dave Sturdyvin for Artisan Associates, Interior Design | Roz Travis Interiors, Cabinetry & Furniture Design | Marcus Jelley, Cabinetry Build & Install | Woodworkers Naples.

Daniel Fusco

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy Holidays from the Team at Woodworkers Naples!


(Left to right) Michael Gordon, Armando Alfaro, Joe Provenzano, Scott Palmateer, A.J. Nickless, Arthur Powell, Francisco Henriquez, Craig Brown, Chris Schoener, Javier Noyola, Gary Fusco, Daniel Fusco, Wladimir Rodriguez and Tom Renninghoff 

First of all, I would like to thank our amazing team of master craftsmen at Woodworkers Naples for a wonderful, busy and successful year.  We have delivered some truly incredible work in 2014 and none of it would have been possible without the dedication and sheer talent of our staff. 

Enormous thanks must also be given to our partners, Diamond Custom Homes, Morton and Wasmer, Newbury North, Mark J. Leonardi Architect, Marcus Jelley Luxury Cabinetry Design, Antoine Testard Designs, Roz Travis Interiors and Artisan Associates.  May we continue to work successfully together, achieving incredible results in 2015 and beyond.

This year we have been fortunate enough to deliver luxury custom architectural furniture and cabinetry (crafted by our artisans) to some of the most exclusive addresses in Naples.  Our latest projects are showcased within estate homes at luxury communities (Escada at Tiburon), beautiful private homes in Pine Ridge Estates and Port Royal and exclusive oceanfront condominiums (The Windsor at Bay Colony).  We have delivered to many luxury businesses both locally and nationally, including Elizabeth Anthony Jewelry in Houston, Pristine Fine Dry Cleaning and Delicious Raw Juice Bar in Naples.

On behalf of the entire team, we would like to wish our partners, customers, friends and family a Happy Holiday and a very Prosperous New Year.

Daniel Fusco

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Major Projects in Progress - WOODWORKERS NAPLES

Contemporary Barn Residence on Mockingbird Lake, Pine Ridge Estates

Builder | Diamond Custom Homes,  Architect | Mark J. Leonardi,  Contemporary Cabinetry & Furniture Design | Marcus Jelley, Interior Design | Antoine Testard DesignsCabinetry Build & Install (Kitchen/Home Office/Bar/Powder Room)  | Woodworkers Naples 

Throughout the summer months and into early fall, our team of skilled craftsmen and master artisans have been busy creating luxury custom cabinetry and furniture for several large-scale projects within Naples.  Current projects in progress include a contemporary barn residence, located within the beautiful country-like setting of Pine Ridge Estates and a magnificent luxury estate home in the private gated enclave of Escada Estates.

Woodworkers Naples are delighted to have been awarded the contracts for both projects and were handpicked from a shortlist of national and local luxury cabinetry companies known for their excellence.   It is also an absolute pleasure to be working closely alongside Diamond Custom Homes and luxury cabinetry designer Marcus Jelley once again.   The installations (one project featuring contemporary style furniture - the other project classical) are currently in progress.

Also in motion is a transitional style condo renovation within The Windsor at Bay Colony.  Woodworkers Naples have collaborated as a team several times with Artisan Associates, Roz Travis Interiors and Marcus Jelley, consistently delivering award-winning amazing results. 

Last to feature in progress is commercial project, Delicious Raw on Pine Ridge.   Following the success of Delicious Raw's 5th avenue location (Woodworkers Naples built and installed the bar and cabinetry in 2013),  they are due to launch a second juice bar later this month.

We look forward to sharing each of these unique projects upon completion… Watch this space!

Magnificent Luxury Estate Home at Escada Estates, Tiburon Golf and Country Club

Builder | Diamond Custom Homes, Classical Cabinetry & Furniture Design | Marcus Jelley, Cabinetry Build & Install (Kitchen/Butler Pantry/Family TV Built-in/Laundry/Master Baths/Wine Area/Champagne Room/Study/Game Room) |   Woodworkers Naples

Complete Renovation, The Windsor at Bay Colony

Builder | Artisan Associates, Interior Design | Roz Travis Interiors, Transitional Cabinetry & Furniture Design | Roz Travis Interiors & Marcus Jelley, Cabinetry Build & Install (Kitchen/Master Bathrooms/His-Hers Master Suite Closet/Master Morning Bar/Bar Area) | Woodworkers Naples

Commercial Project - Delicious Raw on Pine Ridge

Architect | Andrea Clark Brown, Commercial Bar & Cabinetry Design | Marcus Jelley, Cabinetry Build & Install | Woodworkers Naples

The Team at Woodworkers.

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Diamond Custom Homes - 239. 325. 4600

Mark J. Leonardi Architect - 239. 263. 5454

Marcus Jelley Cabinetry & Furniture Design - 347. 831. 4791

Antoine Testard Designs - 239. 404. 6444

Roz Travis Interiors - 239. 514. 3737

Artisan Associates - 239. 253. 3468