Home of the Month: Downtown Cool

A Naples team creates a rustic design to the satisfaction of their Canadian clients.

BY May 5, 2015


The rustic coastal design of a new downtown home suits a Canadian couple well when they and their young adult children dash in and out of Naples, as their schedules permit. Relaxing days are spent in this spacious dwelling along one of Old Naples’ most peaceful streets.

Fortunately, the unique, two-story home, created by MHK Architecture & Planning and then built by Naples Bay Construction, features plenty of space for fun.

“The homeowners love to have large get-togethers and parties with friends and family,” explains the home’s interior designer, Renee Gaddis. With textured wood furnishings and a subtle palette, this organic design accommodates the busy family living within blocks of
the beach.

“I pride myself in the full scope of a project from start to finish,” Gaddis says. “After the construction details were complete, I worked with the client to furnish the home with all personalized lighting, casegoods and upholstery items, as well as artwork and accessories to make it a place they love.”

The final product is an awe-inspiring abode, from its modern open floor plan to its second-floor cabana, where family and friends can enjoy private moments gathering around the nearby pool.


Architect MHK Architecture & Planning

Interior Design Renee Gaddis Interiors

Builder Naples Bay Construction

Photography Matt Steeves


Cooks Aboard

New homeowners of this downtown Naples house love to entertain family and friends. “This was the reason for the large kitchen island,” explains interior designer Renee Gaddis. “They also love to cook, which is why a Pompeii quartz countertop was selected for its durability and clean look. The counter stools add warmth to the space with the soft driftwood-finished back and base as well as neutral seat cushion.” The tiled backsplash was special-ordered to feature ocean hues.



Living Subtle

The main gathering space for the home, this family room is furnished with comfortable sofas arranged around a stacked-stone fireplace. The clean look of the space was accomplished with subtle color palettes and bright, white walls. “Each room has a unique look that separates it from the others,” Gaddis says. “The entire home was sprayed one color of white to give it a fresh background.”



Cottage Coastal

The walls in this bedroom involve horizontal lattice strips that add dimension to the room. Tongue-and-groove ceilings create a quaint, coastal appeal. “The upstairs bedrooms all have a splash of color while using neutral and soft wood tones in the furniture and main casegood items,”
Gaddis says.




Fresh Features

Bathrooms were not ignored in this 5,800-square-foot home. “Each bath connects nicely to their individual room with different tile, flooring and cabinetry designs,” Gaddis explains.




In the Sky

This second-floor space was created for privacy, atop the home’s garage area. The cabana features another  stone fireplace and a nearby outdoor kitchen. “The stacked stone details set the home apart from other homes in the area and give each space a fresh look to all guests,” Gaddis says. 


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