Friday, February 28, 2014

Before and After: Fresh & Contemporary Makeover at Miromar Lakes Resort

AFTER...  A Symmetrical, Contemporary and Balanced Space...

Woodworkers Naples are excited to showcase our latest project in Southwest Florida - a beautiful and glamorous residence within award-winning private resort, Miromar Lakes.

Formerly a dark and dated home shutting out natural light, the client wanted a complete redesign of the whole floor space, removing arches, decorative columns and dark finishes.  In addition, the client had plans for a connecting 'Casita' (attached, self contained guest house)  and ideas for clean and contemporary styling on the kitchen remodel, feature fireplace detail and bathrooms.


Dave Sturdyvin, founder of exclusive Naples-based design, development and construction company, Artisan Associates, Inc. managed the project from demolition to completion.  Having worked with the clients previously and surpassed all expectations - David's vision, organizational qualities and meticulous attention to detail were called upon to completely transform their new home.  

The floorspace was opened up, an extension 'Casita' linked by a passageway was added and a team of experts brought together, including Woodworkers Naples and designer / fine cabinetry expert, Marcus Jelley.  An initial wish-list was drafted and the space was entirely redesigned to combine both function and style to suit their busy lifestyle.

KITCHEN REMODEL:  Cabinetry - Woodworkers Naples / Design - Marcus Jelley

Custom white handcrafted cabinetry and white Quartz tops, with polished nickel hardware adding glamour to the scheme.  The cabinetry is perfectly complimented by a contrasting antique white Oak wooden floor.  A clutter free and sociable space with separate wine area, boasts a large island - ideal for entertaining guests or used as a serving area for bigger parties.  A clever lighting scheme with details such as frosted glass top boxes backlit with LED lighting also adds to the ambience. 


A beautiful elemental combination of fire and steel, designed by Marcus Jelley.  The client was open to ideas on a modern, unconventional and distinctive focal point for the living room.  A hot rolled steel plate from local metal fabricators clads the custom fireplace shell, by Woodworkers and features a 6 foot linear burner and TV flush within, installed with steel panels.  Custom white lacquered cabinets frame both sides concealing storage for AV equipment and LED lit shelves for objects d'art.   

Hot Rolled Steel...  
The gunmetal grey material develops variations/patterns upon it, from exposure to moisture in the atmosphere, giving each piece a unique look.  It has beautiful richness, the warmth comes from the material's ability to reflect light in muted tones, being smooth and dense, yet somehow soft, subtle and cool.  

Passageway to the 'Casita' 

An inspiring collaborative effort and outcome...


David Sturdyvin of Artisan Associates, Inc.
1845 Trade Centre Way, Naples, FL, 34109.  (239) 596 2966 /

Woodworkers Naples
6189 Taylor Road, Naples, FL, 34109  (239) 593 1718 /

Marcus Jelley LLC.
966, 6th Ave. South, Naples, FL. 34102.  (347) 831 4791 /

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