Author: Calusa Bay Design

HOME & DESIGN MAGAZINE: SUNSET MAGICDREAM TEAM CREATES ENCHANTING BEACH HOME FOR ACTIVE FAMILY Interior Designer: Calusa Bay Design, Naples, FL Luxury Home Builder: Knauf-Koenig Group, Naples, FLArchitect: MHK Architecture & Planning, Naples, FLLandscape Architect: Architectural Land Design, Naples, FLWritten By: Shawna HamptonPhotography By: Rick Betham Photography   When the clients of luxury homebuilder group Knauf-Koenig came across this available Park Shore lot, they knew immediately it would be the ideal spot on which to build the perfect home for their sunset- and water-loving, active family. “The homeowner lived up the street from this lot but wanted the better northwest views of the gorgeous sunsets,” shares builder Matt Knauf of Knauf-Koenig Group.“ And the pie shape of the property allowed the design of the home to have enough room for entertaining and outdoor living.” The lot selection, as well as the magic created by the design dream team of Knauf-Koenig Group, interior designers Randi Scott and Liz Brown at Calusa Bay Designs, Matthew Kragh with MHK Architecture & Planning, and landscape architect Christian Andrea of Architectural Land Design, resulted in a stunning coastal contemporary home that has already been recognized with Sand Dollar Awards for Best Kitchen and Best Outdoor Living Area in 2021 by...

FLORIDA DESIGN MAGAZINE: TEAL APPEAL INTERIOR DESIGN: RANDI SCOTT, CALUSA BAY DESIGN, NAPLES, FL ARCHITECTURE: JOHN COONEY, STOFFT COONEY ARCHITECTS, NAPLES, FL AND DELRAY BEACH, FLBUILDER: MATT KNAUF, KNAUF-KOENIG GROUP, NAPLES, FL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE: ARCHITECTURAL LAND DESIGN, NAPLES, FL WRITTEN BY: SAXON HENRY PHOTOGRAPHY: VENJHAMIN REYES, MIAMI, FL floridadesign.com WITH ITS EYE-FRIENDLY HUES OF COASTAL COLORS, A WATERSIDE HOME IN NAPLES’ VENETIAN BAY IS AS SMART AS IT IS TRANQUIL ABOVE: An outdoor living room, dining room, and kitchen sit within a linear waterfront space. Furnishings in this area of the home were chosen for durability and style. The sofa and chairs are made of UV-resistant wicker with cushions covered in Sunbrella fabric, and the coffee table is made of concrete. A PLACE FOR FAMILY and friends to gather and to put their feet up while enjoying the water views and the Florida sunshine are desires a Pennsylvania couple expressed to Randi Scott of Calusa Bay Design and John Cooney of Stofft Cooney Architects when they began designing their home on Naples’ picture-perfect Venetian Bay. Though the wife relied heavily on these professionals, she was very involved in the project. “She had designed several vacation homes in the past,” Scott explains, “but because she would be working on this...

FLORIDA DESIGN MAGAZINE: COASTAL VISION INTERIOR DESIGN: Randi Scott and Liz Brown, Calusa Bay Design, Naples, FLBUILDER: Matt Knauf, Knauf-Koenig Group, Naples, FLPHOTOGRAPHY: Amber Frederiksen Photography, Inc., Bonita Springs, FL WRITTEN BY: Kim Mosley floridadesign.com LIZ BROWN & RANDI SCOTT “We like to use a creative approach that is specifically focused on each client’s vision and style of living. We treat the design of every home as if it is our own.” With its lush landscapes and stately sites linked by deep coves and winding waterways, Aqualane Shores continues to be one of Naples’ most sought after neighborhoods. The interior design team of Randi Scott and Liz Brown partnered with builder Matt Knauf to create this newly renovated 4,786-square-foot coastal transitional home. “There was a great team effort,” Knauf says. “We all worked hand in hand with the homeowners to accomplish their coastal vision.” Looking for change, the homeowners were engaged in the design process and knew exactly what they wanted. They were seeking a casual coastal feel with clean, contemporary interiors to fill their airy new home. Scott and Brown incorporated unexpected elements into their design. “We implemented a soft, yet unmistakable color palette throughout paired with stunning millwork details,” Scott says. “Each room speaks to...

HOME & DESIGN MAGAZINE: PICTURE PERFECT ARCHITECT: Stofft Cooney ArchitectsBUILDER: Knauf-Koenig GroupDEVELOPER: Calusa Bay DesignPHOTOGRAPHY: Amber Frederiksen Photography, Inc. WRITTEN BY: Michael Korb   "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,...

HOME & DESIGN MAGAZINE: COASTAL COLLABORATION DESIGNER: Calusa Bay Design WRITTEN BY: Rachel SeekampPHOTOGRAPHER: Amber Frederiksen   Broker and Partner Taber Tagliasacchi of Calusa Bay Properties redefines the meaning of service as she adapts to selling luxury homes during a global pandemic. This transitional, West Indies-style spec home in Pelican Bay sold in April of 2020 — and sales aren’t dropping! Calusa Bay Properties aligns with Calusa Bay Development, Stofft Cooney Architects, Calusa Bay Design, and Knauf-Koenig Group to form a team with unrivaled success in the Pelican Bay area. “We find the best lots, design the best homes, and develop the best curb appeal. We hand pick the best of everything, and collaboratively we deliver beautiful high-end homes. It’s a formula that works!” says Matt Knauf, co-founder of Knauf-Koenig Group.   COVER PHOTO: Clean lines and the array of windows by Andersen Windows & Doors around the home exude a pleasing, harmonious rhythm in this sprawling open-concept design. Taking advantage of views of the pool, the outdoor living spaces interact with both the interior and the exterior, extending the home’s luxurious envelope. Motorized retractable screens from Castle Services of SWFL enclose the covered lanai with a touch of a button.     ABOVE: This entry view blurs the...

HOME & DESIGN MAGAZINE: CALUSA BAY DESIGN [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='10px' down='10px'] DESIGNER: Calusa Bay Design PHOTOGRAPHER: Amber Frederiksen Tropical resort living right at your fingertips! Nestled in gorgeous Olde Naples, this charming coastal cottage is situated in the beautiful new development, Mangrove Bay. With stylish and modern design choices, an amazing waterfront location, and luxurious amenities, this stunning model is a single family home not to be missed. ...

GULFSHORE LIFE MAGAZINE: BEYOND COASTAL CONTEMPORARY [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='10px' down='10px'] BY Artis Henderson DESIGNER: Calusa Bay Design BUILDER: Knauf-Koenig Group ARCHITECT: Stofft Cooney Architects PHOTOGRAPHER: Amber Frederiksen *See complete list of credits at end of article When the four-company team behind this four-bedroom, six-bath Pelican Bay home sat down to create their design, they knew they wanted to bring the best of the Gulfshore to the property. That meant a sense of light and airiness, an integration of organic textures and a nod to coastal colors that went beyond traditional shades. At the table were Leslie Sherman, principal owner of Calusa Bay Development, a designer team from Calusa Bay Design, builder Matt Knauf of Knauf-Koenig Group and architect John Cooney of Stofft Cooney Architects. The 4,617-square-foot home was built around a central great room with an open floor plan that speaks to the updated but casual nature of the house. The designers wanted the space to be both functional and usable for the owners, their family and their guests, and having one great versus separate family and living rooms helped create a sense of flow and open space. Because the major rooms of the home merge into one another, the design team focused on creating individual...

FLORIDA DESIGN MAGAZINE: BEYOND IMAGINATION ARCHITECTURAL INTEGRITY MEETS VISIONARY DESIGN TO SET THE STAGE FOR TRANQUILITY WHILE DELIVERING ELEGANCE IN THIS PELICAN BAY HOME [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='10px' down='10px'] INTERIOR DESIGN BY RANDI SCOTT AND LIZ BROWN, CALUSA BAY DESIGN, NAPLES, FL DEVELOPER LESLIE SHERMAN, CALUSA BAY DEVELOPMENT, NAPLES, FL ARCHITECTURE BY RANDALL STOFFT AND JOHN COONEY, STOFFT COONEY ARCHITECTS, NAPLES, FL BUILDER MATT KNAUF, KNAUF-KOENIG GROUP, NAPLES, FL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE BY KOBY KIRWIN, EXTERIORS BY KOBY KIRWIN, NAPLES, FL LANDSCAPE DESIGN BY KEVIN SCHAFER, KEVEN SCHAFER AND ASSOCIATES, MARCO ISLAND, FL TEXT BY REGINA SEMERARO PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMBER FREDERIKSEN, BONITA SPRINGS, FL A mere inspiration soon became reality in Naples’ exclusive Pelican Bay. Nestled in the private gated community, “Georgetown,” a 6,150-square-foot home, is decked out with style and sophistication, all conceived by the collaborative team of developer Leslie Sherman and interior designers Randi Scott and Liz Brown, architects Randall Stofft and John Cooney, and builder Matt Knauf. With more than a half-dozen projects created together, the team brings something new to Pelican Bay that has not been done before. “We continue to raise the bar,” Sherman says. “This residence is a soft contemporary take on the British West Indies-style home.” With no expense spared, the exterior of the...

HOME & DESIGN MAGAZINE: REIMAGINED RETREAT [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='10px' down='10px'] Architect Stofft Cooney Architects 633 Ninth Street North, Suite 300 Naples, FL 34102 239.262.7677 stofftcooney.com Luxury Home Builder Knauf-Koenig Group 5640 Taylor Road, Suite 3 Naples, FL 34109 239.592.9900 kkgbuild.com Interior Designers Calusa Bay Design 5121 Castello Drive, Suite 2 Naples, FL 34103 239.325.2800 calusabaynaples.com Written by Kitt Walsh Photography by Amber Frederiksen John Cooney, partner at Stofft Cooney Architects, is very selective when it comes to working on renovation projects. “We do additions and alterations as they are arguably the future of our industry, but I prefer to work on renovations of homes that either we’ve previously designed or are specific requests from our preferred clients,” explains Cooney. But in the case of this Pelican Bay home, with 3,500 square feet under air, now boasting five bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths, Cooney not only got to work with one of those preferred clients, but was also happy to undertake this project because he was inspired by the opportunity to introduce an up-and-coming style into the community’s market. “Calusa Bay Development is a long-term client of mine and the house had very good bones,” says Cooney, who reimagined what was originally a typical 1980s Pelican Bay build into a stunning Old Florida beach cottage. “Many people who toured our...

FLORIDA DESIGN MAGAZINE: PUSHING THE ENVELOPE ONE AWARD-WINNING TEAM CREATES A CRISP, EDGY, YET ELEGANT HOME THAT ELEVATES WHAT IS EXPECTED IN THIS AFFLUENT PELICAN BAY NEIGHBORHOOD [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='10px' down='10px'] INTERIOR DESIGN BY RANDI SCOTT AND TATUM JOHANSSON, CALUSA BAY DESIGN, NAPLES, FL DEVELOPER LESLIE SHERMAN, CALUSA BAY DEVELOPMENT, NAPLES, FL ARCHITECTURE BY RANDALL STOFFT AND JOHN COONEY, STOFFT COONEY ARCHITECTS, NAPLES, FL BUILDER MATT KNAUF, KNAUF-KOENIG GROUP, NAPLES, FL LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE BY KOBY KIRWIN, EXTERIORS BY KOBY KIRWIN, NAPLES, FL LANDSCAPE DESIGN BY KEVIN SCHAFER, KEVIN SCHAFER AND ASSOCIATES, MARCO ISLAND, FL TEXT BY MARINA BROWN PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMBER FREDERIKSON, BONITA SPRINGS, FL Developers, architects and designers hoping to create a client’s dream home don’t always strike a unique note — sometimes fresh inspiration is missing. But with a keen eye for client inclinations and a forward thinking, “let’s create something new” attitude, the team of developer Leslie Sherman, interior designers Randi Scott and Tatum Johansson, architect John Cooney and builder Matt Knauf have melded their considerable talents to get it “just right” in the 12 high-end home projects they’ve created together. In their most recent Pelican Bay project, a 5,400-square-foot, CBIA Sand Dollar Award-winning model home on a secluded lake lot, Cooney worked his magic to...

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