Naples – Set amidst the classic streetscapes that define the serene Grey Oaks Country Club community, Traditions, the Golf Residences at Grey Oaks, is an enclave of luxurious coach homes built by the Newport Companies. The 2,533 square foot Augusta residence is one of four models at Traditions. These three-bedroom, three and a half bath residences are maintenance free. Each includes a library/study, two car garage and spacious lanai.
The Augusta is a first floor residence with an interior design by Lusia Shafran and the team at Landmark Design. Landmark’s design concept in the Augusta is British Colonial with lots of creams, dark wood furniture and hand planed dark wood floors in the great room, hallways, kitchen and dining room. A tropical touch is added through the use of corals.
The great room’s coral motif shows up not only in the fabrics, but also in the artwork and accessories. Two antique reproduction chairs with bobbin detail on the back, arms and legs have a plantation feel in keeping with the British Colonial theme. The seat and pillow fabric is red and cream sateen stripe. The sofa is linen texture in cream, a look repeated on the tufted lounge chairs where the tufting, casters and dark wood tones enforce the British Colonial feeling. Large circular end tables are a dark wood with a turned pedestal base, a style indicative of British Colonial simplicity. The square coffee table is dark iron with a glass top and ball detail and was custom made by Landmark. A Hepplewhite sideboard is placed on the side wall and hosts a large red and chocolate abstract painting. Candle lanterns flank the painting and give a tropical plantation sort of feeling. Two red dining chairs are placed on either side of the sideboard. A custom built-in has a dark chocolate brown finish and bamboo detail to reinforce the tropical motif once again.
The tone of the walnut stained hardwood flooring continues in the arts and crafts glass front kitchen cabinetry. The cabinetry has bead board detail on the doors that evokes a casual feeling. An impressive rope detail is utilized on the crown molding. Grey tinged colonial gold granite countertops, Kitchen Aid appliances and a shelf with corbels over the stove hood contribute to the pleasing form and function of the space. A small breakfast table includes a window seat. The chairs are covered with brown and red pineapple fabric – the symbol of hospitality. A simple bell jar lantern is hung over the breakfast table and provides another element typical of the British Colonial/West Indies motif. An optional wall and bar separate the kitchen and dining room.
A wall mounted plate rack with red plates reinforces the strong colors used throughout the residence. There is also a dark walnut sideboard with six deep drawers, hurricane lamps with star detail and a pie shelf below is very indicative of the British Colonial period. The six dining room table chairs are shield back chairs with the same red and white stripe pattern used in the living room. Red velvet is used on the seats as well as on the side chairs flanking the sideboard. The chairs surround a dark walnut circular dining table. Indian prints done in red complete the very British Colonial feeling.
The dining room’s wall mounted plate rack is stocked with red plates and reinforces the strong colors used throughout the residence. A dark walnut sideboard with six deep drawers, hurricane lamps with star detail and a pie shelf below is indicative of the British Colonial period. Six shield back dining chairs with the same red and white stripe pattern used in the great room surround a dark walnut circular dining table. Red velvet is used on the seats as well as on the side chairs flanking the sideboard. Indian prints done in red complete the British Colonial feeling.
The Augusta’s study is situated immediately adjacent to the foyer. Here the designer created a 68” high paneled wall with shallow shelving that is perfect for displaying collectibles. The walls above the paneling are covered in red grass cloth. The space accommodates a partner’s desk and has the same hand planed tongue and groove maple flooring with the walnut finish found elsewhere. There is also an armillary style chandelier. Red and cream draperies are consistent with the color palette found throughout the home.
The powder bath walls are a tone on tone stripe with a leopard pattern that plays well with African style artwork. The room includes a white pedestal sink and Venetian style mirror.
A soft striee faux over a soft cream background provides an inviting wall treatment in the master bedroom. The room features a turned wood bed with a textured cherry red upholstered panel on the headboard. A mock duvet at the foot of the bed and Euro pillows are done in botanicals in keeping with the tropical touches found throughout the home. They are contrasted by a bold red and cream plaid bolster pillow and drapery panels. Sheets with a unique silk banding pick up the cherry red. The nightstands are four drawer chests with silver hardware. They are topped by shiny chrome trophy style lamps with drum shades. The tall custom built armoire has an X motif repeated on the upper door fronts. A single lounge chair and a small mirrored side table complete the look.
The master bath has a light, bright neutral look. All of the cabinetry has an antiqued latte finish and the vanity countertop is crème-mar-fil with an edge of gold. A large inset plate mirror is presented in a casing to give the space height and elegance. Sconces are mounted directly on the mirror. The backsplash for the tub is a mosaic that is repeated as an insert in the floor. The artwork is custom designed for the room and repeats the tropical motif. A step in shower has an edgeless glass door and is accented in the same stones found throughout the room. The toilet room also has a bidet.
Chocolate brown walls, a four poster bed with a pediment style headboard and the X detail found throughout the home convey a clean, masculine feeling in the first of the Augusta’s two guest bedrooms. The bedding is red and chocolate cotton sheeting with a brighter pattern on the pillows, mock duvet and draperies. A small sunburst mirror over the bed accentuates the pediment shape of the headboard. On one side of the bed is a writing desk with bamboo detailing and on the other a simple nightstand. The nightstand lamps are coral on a walnut stained base with square shades in a dramatic black. Corals are also introduced in artwork that consists of shell prints in large frames. A collection of shells, corals and red elements is displayed in an impressive cabinet with glass door fronts and a dark walnut finish. The bath plays to the masculine feel with a hounds tooth plaid wall covering and emperador marble tile in an offset pattern that includes créma-mar-fil inserts on both the floor and the tub walls. A massive scalloped mirror has a definite masculine feel. The dark emperador countertop and chrome milk-glass sconce complete the look.
The more feminine guest bedroom has a fresh and vibrant feeling inspired by an embroidered floral fabric used in the headboard, valances and drapery panels. The floral motif is repeated in the artwork where white patterns are played against a red field that matches the walls’ creamy red color also pulled from the embroidered fabric. All of the furniture is either bright white that lightens the room and serves as contrast to the more intense walls or darker tones like those found in an Asian cabinet that picks up on the red of the walls. The bathroom has a textured linen wall covering, an embroidered floral valance over the tub, latte finished cabinetry and a circular mirror with a brushed nickel frame. The floors are ceramic with a red mosaic diagonal detail. Framed Asian artifacts are used as artwork.
In keeping with the community’s legacy of quiet confidence, proven value and quality, Grey Oaks Country Club has been recognized as one of America’s top 100 golf communities by Travel & Leisure Golf for the third consecutive year. Offering 54 holes of golf on three distinctly different courses just minutes from Naples’ downtown district and sparkling Gulf Coast beaches, Grey Oaks provides an unforgettable golf experience.
Grey Oaks Country Club members also enjoy 5,500 square feet of fitness facilities, a tennis club with 8 lighted Har-Tru courts and pro shop, a heated free-style pool and formal and casual dining at two clubhouses, the 62,000 square foot Club at Grey Oaks Clubhouse and the 19,000 square foot Estuary at Grey Oaks Clubhouse, home of the Estuary Course that was designated the 2005 Florida Golf Course of the Year by the National Golf Course Owners Association. Throughout, members and guests enjoy the inviting blend of elegance, congeniality and service one would expect in a community of Grey Oaks’ stature. Resident and non-resident memberships are available. Traditions is located just off of Airport Pulling Road north of Golden Gate Parkway.