Archive for March, 2017

Fiddler’s Creek tennis event raises $11,656 for Bosom Buddies

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Fiddler’s Creek raised $11,656 during its third annual Bosom Buddies tennis exhibition and silent auction.

The exhibition featured local tennis professionals – Scott Pennington, Stevie Kennedy, Natalia Maynetto, Nastya Zviahintseva, Eva Raszkiewicz and Deso Borov – at The Club & Spa at Fiddler’s Creek.

Silent auction items donated by Fiddler’s Creek tennis league members, residents and local businesses featured vacation getaways; rounds of golf; themed baskets for food, tennis and wine enthusiasts; gift certificates for merchandise and dining; and more.

Bosom Buddies provides physical, emotional and educational support for women with breast cancer and lymphedema.

“Fiddler’s Creek is pleased to again support this great cause,” said Aubrey J. Ferrao, CEO of Fiddler’s Creek Community LLC. “We applaud our residents’ participation, which has resulted in a contribution that is more than double the amount raised in the event’s inaugural year in 2015.”

“We are thankful to The Club & Spa at Fiddler’s Creek and to the residents’ amazing donation – they are helping us carry out our mission,” said Joetta Abbazio, Bosom Buddies president and chairman of the board. “Their hard work and dedication is going to ease the journey for our patients so they can concentrate on healing.”

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Fiddler’s Creek announces opening of the Aviano, Harbourside Custom Homes’ first fully furnished model in Marsh Cove

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Fiddler’s Creek announces the completion of the Aviano, a three-bedroom luxury model home built by Harbourside Custom Homes in the exclusive gated village of Marsh Cove within the luxury master-planned community.

Now open for viewing, the fully furnished single-family model overlooks the 15th fairway of the award-winning Creek Course at Fiddler’s Creek. The home offers a formal dining room, study, three full bathrooms plus a powder room, and features an open great room floor plan and three-car garage.
The Aviano also has a large outdoor area with a custom pool and spa, summer kitchen and designer fireplace.

Collins & DuPont Design Group introduces a palette of gray and taupe with black and gold undertones, rich dark wood furniture, and fabric featuring artwork and patterns that echo the swirls and movement of the Aviano’s granite and quartzite countertops and wide-plank oak wood flooring. Pale-gray painted walls, paired with crisp white trim and the grayed driftwood floor, continues throughout the main gathering areas in the model’s 2,769 square feet of air-conditioned living space.

Contemporary and vintage-inspired pendant lighting lends a contrast to select mid-century modern shapes and rustic finishes. The Aviano also features custom kitchen cabinetry and bathroom vanities, textured and mosaic glass accents, and cove modeling in ceilings.

The open floor plan is unveiled inside the double frosted-glass entry doors where foyer, dining room, great room, kitchen and breakfast nook blend to offer a large, open space for entertaining. Sliding glass doors in the great room open to the 422-square-foot covered lanai.

The dining room’s ceiling is accented with picture-frame molding and three glass pendants with hints of gold. The room offers seating for eight at an espresso-hued wood table. Its chairs add eye appeal with swirling-patterned upholstered seats.

The great room has a tray ceiling with intersecting white painted beams and seven cylindrical glass pendants hung at different lengths. It offers a large sofa and four accent chairs, including two with curved tubular arms and a modern form.

The adjoining kitchen features contrasting cabinetry – the dark graphite finish of the alder wood island complementing the lighter painted pewter glaze of perimeter cabinetry. The freestanding island offers a double sink, dishwasher and a cantilevered allure quartzite countertop for in-room dining at four gray upholstered bar stools. The quartzite features shades of gray and tan that are illuminated by a trio of spinning top-shaped glass pendants.

Blue savoy quartz countertops provide additional workspace throughout the kitchen. The snow palace backsplash above the range is installed in a random brick pattern and has highlights of gray against a white background. The kitchen offers a stainless steel side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, an oven tower, and a wine bar with an under-counter paneled wine refrigerator and fluted glass cabinet doors with LED lighting and glass shelves.

An adjacent dining nook offers casual dining and overlooks the pool area through a three-paneled aquarium glass window. Its chandelier features bead-trimmed leaves.
The study is located just off the foyer, its double glass French doors enhancing the open plan concept. The room offers a rustic-finished wood desk, black etageres with random shelving, and a sofa with gold-accented pillows flanked by vintage-inspired floor lamps.

The 7.5-inch wide wood plank flooring continues into the master bedroom, which offers sliding doors to a private area of the sundeck, an upholstered headboard with nailhead trim, and a console dresser with gold detailing and an art deco-influenced shape. Gold and black accents play off gray walls. A tufted barrel chair with matching ottoman provides elegant seating.

The master suite also offers his-and-her walk-in closets. Its bathroom features a freestanding tub, walk-in shower, and double vanities finished with a chocolate glaze and Taj Mahal quartzite countertops, which have a soft white background and subtle gold veins. Her vanity offers a waterfall edge and built-in makeup table with a Lucite chair.

Finishes include large format sand-hued porcelain tile flooring and a dramatic shower accented with horizontal tile bands and inlays of mosaic glass shaped like an eye and arranged both in groups and singularly.

The Aviano’s two guest rooms are found off the great room and a hallway from the kitchen. One combines white and gray with rustic and contemporary finishes. Its private bathroom also is rendered in gray and white and has an icicle quartzite counter atop a maple vanity with painted black glacier-effect finish. The glass-enclosed shower is a canvas for gray background tile with white tile inserts arranged in a loosely interpreted ladder design.

The second bedroom offers an upholstered bed and accents of emerald with black undertones. Its bathroom has a carbide-painted vanity with Taj Mahal quartzite countertop, doors and open shelving. Retro hexagon glass tile inserts accent the tile walls of the glass-enclosed shower.

The laundry room is nearby and offers a front-loading washer and dryer and large counter with a deep sink.
The powder room doubles as a pool bath and features a wall-mounted custom vanity with a light crocodile finish, a radius front, and white glass top with an integrated round sink.

The Aviano’s outdoor spaces connect with its interior. The custom fireplace and TV, just off the great room, are encased in gray and wood-inspired tile. The model also offers an alfresco dining area, outdoor shower, and a summer kitchen and wet bar with weathered graphite-finished cabinetry, a granite countertop, full granite backsplash, refrigerator and gas grill.

The custom pool offers a sun shelf and slightly raised spa with two spillways. The sparkle black iridescent mosaic waterline of both echoes the colors and shimmer detailing inside the Aviano.
The Aviano’s Mediterranean-style architecture features a white exterior with soft gray accents, driftwood-finished planked garage doors, and a paver driveway.

The model, featuring 4,124 total square feet, is priced at $1,775,000, fully furnished.
The Aviano is Harbourside Custom Homes’ first of three models to be completed on the builder’s 22 single-family homesites in Marsh Cove. The Villa Adriana II and the move-in ready Villa Roma are scheduled to open in late March.

Harbourside is offering nine floor plans in the intimate enclave located on a double cul-de-sac street and overlooking lakes and fairways along the Creek Course priced from $975,000 to over $1.5 million. Plans span 2,514 to 3,672 of air-conditioned square feet and feature granite countertops, custom cabinetry, tray ceilings with crown molding, and porcelain tile flooring in main living areas.

Harbourside Custom Homes is a family-owned and operated single-family homebuilder in Southwest Florida known for fine craftsmanship, quality materials, timely completion and attention to detail. For more than 25 years, Harbourside has earned a reputation synonymous with excellence within the homebuilding community and has been recognized with more than 200 design and residential construction awards.

Fiddler’s Creek announces Stock Signature Homes offering residences in Marsh Cove

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Fiddler’s Creek announces that Stock Signature Homes is offering 50 new residences in the exclusive gated village of Marsh Cove.

Stock’s Marsh Cove homes include seven single-family custom estate floor plans, featuring three and four bedrooms plus study and ranging from 2,812 to over 3,600 square feet of air-conditioned living space. The homes feature three-car garages and multiple outdoor living areas overlooking lakes and the verdant fairways of the award-winning Arthur Hills-designed Creek Course.

Two model homes are underway, and a third will soon be under construction. Stock Signature Homes in Marsh Cove are priced from the $900,000s to more than $1.5 million.

Stock previously sold out three villages in Fiddler’s Creek, the award-winning community located on Collier Boulevard on the way to Marco Island. Fiddler’s Creek was named a Distinguished Emerald Club by BoardRoom magazine for a second consecutive year, a prestigious honor reserved for only the top 4 percent of private clubs in the world.