Stylish Living: Picture Perfect

The effortless beauty of this Pelican Bay home makes it feel warm, relaxed, inviting—and oh-so luxurious.

Sometimes a home transcends its four walls and works so well with its surroundings that it feels as if it were placed there by a higher power. This is not as easy to accomplish as one might think, but this lovely Pelican Bay coastal-transitional property makes everything look effortless. Positioned along a fairway so that you feel like it’s the only house in the world, the four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom, single-story home masterfully welcomes the outdoors through its architectural makeup and interior layout.  With ceilings that soar to 16 feet (the lowest are 12 feet, in the powder room), the broad views soak inside thanks to a generous use of glass. And while space between the expansive kitchen and the outdoor living area is separated by a 24-foot folding glass wall, Stofft Cooney Architects chose 10-foot tall French doors with added transoms in the great room for a more traditional scene. Even with the millwork, nothing feels obstructed. Lead interior designer Liz Brown,  of Calusa Bay Design, blended soft tones with luxurious neutrals to create a space that is relaxed and inviting, without scrimping on luxury. “Some of the millwork is what brings in that classic coastal look—such as the tongue-in-groove on the ceilings painted white—then we continued that in the great room but added a linear gas fireplace, which is a bit more unexpected,” Brown says. “In the kitchen, we added mullions in the glass cabinets, as well as the beadboard
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