Buyers in February purchased a new construction right on the water—a rarity—in Bonita Springs’ Barefoot Beach before it even hit the market. Designed by Kukk Architecture and built by Windover Development, the 109 Kaula Lane estate came fully furnished by Freestyle Interiors, with fine finishes and features like a chef’s kitchen with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, quartzite countertops, white oak hardwood floors and wood-paneled ceilings. Many of the rooms in the coastal-contemporary compound overlook the Gulf of Mexico, including the top-floor space. “It’s just terrific for entertaining and watching the sunset. The views go on forever from there,” says Doug Grant, owner of The Grant Group at Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, who listed and sold the home. The views are easy to admire from the outside as well, with three beachfront lanais, including one with a firepit and another with an outdoor kitchen. The 5,782-square-foot estate also contains five bedrooms plus a den, seven bathrooms, a seven-car garage, a private elevator, smart home automation and storm-resistant features. “A very nice feature of Barefoot Beach is that in the evening it is a gated community, which is rare for the area,” Grant adds. “The closest similar community would be Hideaway Beach in Marco Island.”
“Who needs Disney when you have this?” That’s what listing agent Mari-Jo Koval of John R. Wood Properties heard when showing the home at 1615 Ludlow Road in Marco Island, which sold for $4.6 million in April. The fun is found in the resort-style backyard, with its custom, 17-foot-high waterslide set along a three-level pool with infinity edges. “We have some properties that have slides, but not like this,” Koval says. The 5,434-square-foot property also sits on a 250-foot-deep lot, which is rare to find in a one-level, southern-exposure home in the area. Built in 2017 by Marco Island’s APM Custom Homes, the five-bedroom, five-bathroom dwelling also features a den, an expansive guest suite, gas cooking in the main and outdoor kitchens, an oversize laundry room with a large island that can double as a catering center or crafts studio, and a 1,200-square-foot air-conditioned storage room. Heavy detail complements this coastal-
transitional home, with a boat dock right on the water to seal the deal.
The home at 10540 Via Milano Drive in Miromar Lakes had plenty of distinct features that led to its February sale. “It was a special house because it was custom-built with a four-car garage, on the water with its own boat dock,” says Ryan Johnson of Miromar Realty, who co-listed the property with Realtor Angela Bavetta. Originally a two-car-garage home, the additional spots were added on the opposite side of the driveway to maximize its curb appeal. “It made a great frontage, which was very unique and stately from the outside,” Johnson adds. Located on a pie-shaped lot, the 3,091-square-foot lakefront residence has a transitional feel, with Mediterranean architecture and light, modern colors. Southwest Florida’s Divco Custom Homes built the home of three bedrooms, three full bathrooms and one half-bathroom in 2006, with custom cabinetry, Sub-Zero appliances and other high-end features that hold up to today. Plus, it’s one of just a dozen homes in Miromar Lakes’ Volterra community, making it an extra-exclusive buy.