First Phase of Naples Square on Schedule for completion

12/10/2014

With vertical construction continuing to progress as planned, the Ronto Group announced that 73 Phase I residences at Naples Square are on schedule for completion by fall 2015.

Naples Square is a new community at the corner of Fifth Avenue South and Goodlette-Frank Road South that is changing the way people live in downtown Naples. Naples Square offers seven, one- and two-story, two- and three-bedroom with den floor plans ranging from 1,200 to 3,000 square feet under air with open-concept living areas and open-air terraces.

A surge in sales during the typically slow summer months generated strong momentum that has continued into fourth quarter. More than 70 percent of the Phase I residences at Naples Square have been sold. 

As Suffolk Construction and BCBE Construction continue to move forward on schedule, Naples Square's future residents are taking advantage of Ronto's Finishing Touches Program that is available to assist homeowners with finish selections. The Finishing Touches Gallery, immediately west of the Naples Square Sales Gallery at 100 S. Goodlette-Frank Road, offers owners an opportunity to select their new home's flooring, cabinetry, countertops, door hardware, plumbing fixtures and paint colors. At the same time, they have an opportunity to customize their home's lighting fixtures and to add any nonstructural elements.

Naples Square's future residents have a choice of finishes specified by Renee Gaddis Interiors. Standard details include porcelain tile flooring in the living areas, kitchens and baths, 8-foot solid core interior doors, 8-foot exterior and sliding glass doors, contemporary, lever-style door hardware, 8-inch cleanlined baseboards, 7-inch crown molding per plan, ventilated wood shelving in the bedroom, linen and pantry closets, and separate laundry rooms with a Whirlpool Duet front load washer and dryer and a utility sink in most plans.

The kitchen designs include KitchenAid Architect Series II stainless steel appliances, European frameless construction, full-overlay cabinetry with a variety of door profiles, finish selections and hardware, a stainless steel, under-mount sink with a pullout spray faucet, and multiple granite and quartz countertop options. The master bath features marble-topped vanities with dual sinks, showers with bench seats and glass enclosures, soaking tubs with most floor plans, and a separate water closet room.

Renee Gaddis Interiors has also specified the latest luxury finishes and features that will be found in Naples Square's common areas. Gaddis has designed the common areas to include a neutral color palette of gray, beige, brown and slight aqua accents. As planned, cleanlined architectural details and materials will provide a coastal feeling with a modern twist. Twisted brown and silver juniper branches will create visual interest and bring texture to the neutral color palette.

The first-floor elevator lobbies are slated to include terrazzo floors. Tile flooring with a wood look will be featured in the upper floor elevator lobbies to create a less commercial and more residential ambiance. Custom panels of asymmetrical blocks will serve as interesting accents on some of the elevator lobby walls. 

As planned, the club room will include a large counter-height bar table in a recycled glass material and a bar accent wall with a mother of pearl wall covering. The club room bathrooms will feature tongue-and-groove wood architectural details mixed with the wood-look tile on the walls, as well as large basin sinks with linear drains that are incorporated in a countertop fashioned from a man-made material with a concrete look.

Naples Square amenities will include a fitness center, a courtyard amenity deck featuring a resort-style heated swimming pool and spa, sun deck, pavilion bar with gas grills, and a gas fire table with seating, as well as state-of-the art technology, private storage, bicycle storage within the garage, and secure under building parking. The pool baths will be finished with a contemporary glossy white ceramic subway tile set vertically. The club room and a terrace will open to the pool area and include a bar, large screen television, a billiards room, and a furnished fire pit area on the courtyard level.

Naples Square will be staffed by a professional management team that includes full-time maintenance and housekeeping personnel.

Naples Square will bring a sense of cohesion to downtown by connecting Fifth Avenue South to Bayfront with access on 10th Street South via Third Avenue South. Designed by MHK Architecture and Planning of Naples with pricing starting in the $600s, the seven light-filled floor plans offer 10-foot ceilings, designer kitchens, chic master bedrooms and designer flooring throughout. Controlled access covered parking is also included.

A landscape design by Christian Andrea of Architectural Land Design Inc. will bring a parklike feeling to the Naples Square site. Andrea's design merges pavered roadways, entry water features and fountain roundabouts with washingtonia and Medjool date palms and a mix of plantings. Oak trees will create a canopy to provide shade and soften the building mass. Asian Jasmine, a carpetlike ground cover, will be used in the pedestrian areas. Intersections, crossings and building entries will be identified by tall palms. Building corners adjacent to the community's roundabouts will be softened by scattered height washingtonia palms. The streetscapes will be lined with palms interspersed with flower beds, strips of green, and landscaped areas separating the sidewalks and buildings.

A mixture of Bermuda, British West Indies and Coastal Contemporary architectural styles by MHK owner Matthew Kragh, AIA, will bring an appealing, timeless flavor to Naples Square. Kragh and MHK's Erik Young have created an architectural design that will take full advantage of Andrea's captivating landscape. The majority of the residences will have views of the community's internal amenity courtyards, fountain features and landscaped streetscapes. Naples Square's U-shaped residential buildings will be situated with their open ends facing one another. Juxtaposing the buildings allowed Kragh to create the courtyards over each building's parking level and to design residences with long-range, courtyard views. 

Residents at Naples Square will enjoy the convenience of a separate commercial component that will front Goodlette-Frank Road just to the east of the community's residential buildings. A green space will separate Naples Square's residential and commercial components. A dedicated public access easement in the form of a linear park will line the extreme eastern edge of the Naples Square site. 

The Naples Square Sales Gallery is at 100 S. Goodlette-Frank Road. Online at NaplesSquare.com.