December 02, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
NAPLES, Fla. – Sliding glass and zero-corner glass doors along the back walls of Harbourside Custom Homes’ new Grande Tuscano model in Mediterra showcase the home’s rock-scaped lagoon-style pool and lakefront homesite. The views take on a bird’s-eye perspective from a second-story balcony.

The custom single-family home, in Mediterra’s Serata neighborhood, has five bedrooms, five and one-half baths, living and dining rooms, a study and a second-floor gathering room. The home has 4,524 square feet of air-conditioned living space and 6,413 total square feet, including a three-car garage, covered entry, two covered lanais and the second-floor balcony.

Finishes throughout the Grande Tuscano include architectural and coffered ceilings, oversized porcelain tile flooring, granite countertops and double iron-and-glass entry doors. The study has a wood floor, grass cloth wall covering and a built-in with a desk and lighted bookcases.

The kitchen has a center island, a raised breakfast bar, granite countertops and custom cabinetry with a lazy Susan and sliding spice racks on each side of the six-burner Wolf stove and oven. Appliances include a wood-paneled dishwasher, a stainless steel Wolf oven tower, a stainless steel warming drawer and a wood-paneled side-by-side Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer.
The adjoining nook has a five-paneled, mitered-glass window directed to the custom pool, which features several levels of cascading waterfalls, a stacked-stone circular spa and tropical plantings. The family room’s built-in cabinetry accommodates a flat-screen TV and a wet bar, paneled refrigerator and cabinetry with built-in wine storage. Zero-corner sliding doors open onto the larger of the home’s two covered lanais.

The lanai also offers a summer kitchen with a stainless steel grill, hood and refrigerator, and a fireplace with built-in TV above.

The master suite has a tray ceiling, his-and-her walk-in closets and sliding glass doors opening to the smaller lanai area. Its bath has a freestanding raised jetted tub, his-and-her vanities and built-in banquettes. A mitered-glass window separates the tub and dual-entry shower, where an arched window overlooks a private walled garden.
One of the Grande Tuscano’s guest suites is shown as a sitting room for the lady of the house and has a full bath with dual sinks.

Sliding glass doors from the second-floor gathering room and bedroom open to the balcony. The gathering room has a wet bar with a wine refrigerator. The second floor also has a full bath.

The Grande Tuscano features interior design by Vogue Interiors, and is priced at $3.3 million, furnished.
Bonita Bay Group is developing Mediterra with the same commitment to meticulous planning, environmental stewardship, integrity and attention to detail that is evident at its flagship community, Bonita Bay. The community is being created with the intimacy, charm and classical style of the Mediterranean region of Europe. The overall master plan for the 1,697-acre community may include up to 950 residences and more than 1,000 acres of open space. Residents are eligible for membership in The Club at Mediterra, which offers two Tom Fazio-designed championship golf courses, a 25,000-square-foot clubhouse, named best clubhouse twice by the Collier Building Industry Association, and the Sports Center with tennis, an outdoor pool and fitness center. The private Mediterra Beach Club on the Gulf of Mexico features an elevated swimming pool, expansive sundeck, and indoor and al fresco dining overlooking 200 feet of shoreline. All residents enjoy miles of bicycle paths and nature trails leading to a series of themed neighborhood parks. Parque Celestial, featuring an array of astrological references, was awarded the American Society of Landscape Architects’ Florida Chapter Award of Excellence. The community’s second park, Calusa Play Park, offers children and adults an opportunity to learn more about the Calusa Indians, the earliest inhabitants of Southwest Florida.

Mediterra has been named Community of the Year by the CBIA for an unprecedented five years, received the Award of Excellence for Open Spaces from the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and has been honored with the Environmental Leaders in Golf Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and Golf Digest magazine in the private course category. It has recently been named by Golf Magazine as one of The 50 Best Golf Communities in America and by Travel + Leisure Golf and Links magazines as one of the top 100 golf communities in America. It was the first-ever 36-hole course to earn Audubon International’s Silver Signature Sanctuary status.
Mediterra is now offering luxury coach homes from the $600,000s, villas from the $900,000s, single-family homesites from $300,000 and custom homes from $1.6 million to more than $7 million. Mediterra is a private, gated community. For information or to tour the homes and homesites with a sales agent, visit the Mediterra Sales and Information Center, located just inside the entrance to the community on Livingston Road two miles north of Immokalee Road in North Naples. For additional information call toll free 800-775-3560, or visit the Web site at