Realty Check: What Your Money Will Buy
Find out how much you have to fork over to buy one of Southwest Florida's fanciest homes.
Southwest Florida is home to some of the nicest real estate in the country. Thinking about buying a slice of paradise? Find out here how much you'll have to hand over to be able to afford the toniest homes in the area.
Private buyers rang in the new year with a $15.15 million purchase of the lavish Port Royal property at 3845 Fort Charles Drive in Naples. Situated on a double lot, the waterfront home features 12,515 square feet of living quarters and a total of 10 bedrooms, 10 full bathrooms and three half-baths between the main house and guest suite. Marble and wood accents adorn the two-story estate and each window offers scenic views. “The home has one of the most commanding views in Port Royal with east, west and south exposures, making it a very desirable property,” says Peter Reppucci, who listed and sold the property on behalf of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. Just outside, palm trees tower over a swimming pool and spa area that is steps from private boat dockage, which accommodates a 125-foot yacht. The original owners of the estate, which was built in 1981, housed their yacht crew in the guest suite when their yacht was docked—a sound idea for the new owners, if they so choose.
Before the hefty Fort Charles drive purchase came another home sale in the Port Royal area. In late 2015, a couple purchased the property at 901 Galleon Drive for $5.9 million. The estate’s exceptional qualities are visible from the street—its Bermuda-style structure stands out from neutral-hued neighbors with a teal exterior and blue shutters. The entire home was recently renovated and now includes hurricane-impact windows and doors, a full-house generator, two pre-conditioned mitigation systems and a whole-house water filtration system. Four bedrooms, three full baths and one half-bath are included in the 4,292-square-foot space, complete with “exotic wood floors and gorgeous moldings and trims throughout the whole house,” says Philip Collins, a real estate agent with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty who listed the property. “Another thing I liked about it was it had a large dressing room and there are multiple bay-front terraces in the back overlooking the Naples Bay,” Collins adds. Outside, a standard pool is accompanied by a lap pool, but the No. 1 feature, Collins says, is the home’s water view.
The home at 23844 campla court sold on new year’s eve last year for $1.04 million. Emerald Homes, a D.R. Horton Company, built the property in 2015 on one of the last new single-family home sites at The Colony Golf & Bay Club in Bonita Springs. The 3,692-square-foot estate boasts a light Mediterranean flair and imported tiles with custom inlays, wide-plank wood floors and designer-patterned carpets, says Jonathon Pentecost, the listing agent with Emerald Homes. The home also includes three bedrooms plus a den, three bathrooms and a gourmet kitchen with commercial appliances and an oversized island inside, and a courtyard pool and expansive outdoor living area with a fireplace outside. The owners can also access the club’s 18-hole golf course, fitness center, tennis court and private dining options.