The Ronto Group reported that with the completion of the roof levels of the northeast and southeast quadrants of the Phase I residential building at Naples Square, the entire u-shaped building is structurally topped off and seventy-three Phase I residences remain on schedule for completion by fall. On the building’s west side, the slab on grade that will serve as the floor for the controlled access under-building parking garage and for the first level residences has been poured. The interior corridors on the west side’s levels two and higher have been framed and framing of the second level residences has started. Window and sliding glass door installation is underway on levels two, three, and four. Installation of mechanical systems, electrical, plumbing, and fire sprinklers has also begun.
With the entire structure topped off and a significant portion of the west side’s architectural roof trusses installed, the visual appeal of the design created by MHK Architecture and Planning owner Matthew Kragh, AIA, and MHK’s Erik Young is becoming evident. Phase I construction will reach a major milestone the third week of April when the construction crane is removed from the middle of the building and construction of the courtyard amenity deck over the parking garage begins. Stuccoing of the building’s west side will begin during the last two weeks of April.
Naples Square is being developed by Ronto at the corner of 5th Avenue South and Goodlette-Frank Road in downtown Naples. Naples Square’s walk-able lifestyle and the availability of one and two story, two and three bedroom plus den floor plans from over 1,200 to over 3,800 square feet under air with open-concept living areas and open-air terraces priced from the $600’s have made it one of Naples’ most desirable communities. Purchase agreements for Phase II residences that will begin construction this summer are now being accepted.
Naples Square’s light-filled, open floor plans offer 10’ ceilings, designer kitchens, chic master bedrooms and designer flooring throughout. Standard finishes include porcelain tile flooring in the living areas, kitchens and baths in sizes up to 24” x 24”, 8-foot solid core interior doors, 8-foot exterior and sliding glass doors, contemporary, lever-style door hardware, 8-inch clean-lined baseboards, 7-inch crown molding per plan, ventilated wood shelving in the bedroom, linen and pantry closets, and 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 pull-out spray faucet, and multiple granite and quartz countertop options. The master baths feature 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.
Naples Square will bring a sense of cohesion to downtown by connecting 5th Avenue South to Bayfront with access on 10th Street via 3rd Avenue South. Vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic will flow from 10th Street to Bayfront on a redesigned segment of 3rd Avenue South between 10th and Goodlette-Frank Road that will bisect the community. Residents and visitors will enjoy more immediate access to shopping, dining, and entertainment venues throughout downtown from Bayfront west to the beach.
The architectural design will take full advantage of a captivating landscape design by Christian Andrea of Architectural Land Design, Inc. The u-shaped Phase I and Phase II residential buildings will be situated with their open ends facing one another. Juxtaposing the buildings allowed MHK’s Kragh to create the amenity courtyards over each building’s parking level and to design residences with long-range, courtyard views. The majority of the Naples Square residences will have views of the community’s internal amenity courtyards, fountain features, and lushly landscaped streetscapes.
The Phase I common areas will include a neutral color palette of greys, beiges, browns, and slight aqua accents. As planned, clean-lined architectural details and materials will provide a coastal feeling with a modern twist. 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. Custom panels of asymmetrical blocks will serve as interesting accents on some of the elevator lobby walls. As planned, a unique 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.
Residents will also enjoy a fitness center with strength and cardio equipment, a courtyard amenity deck featuring a resort-style heated swimming pool and spa, sundeck, pavilion bar with gas grills, and a gas fire table with seating, as well as state-of-the art technology, convenient private storage, and bicycle storage within the garage. The pool baths will be finished with a vertical glossy white ceramic subway tile. 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.
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