Romanza Interior Design is creating interiors for the Carmela, the latest lake-view luxury estate model underway in Mediterra.
With a choice location within Naples’ premier golf and beach club community, the Carmela model will offer homebuyers a fresh, contemporary design complemented by sophisticated interiors from Romanza that enhance the home’s livability and seamless indoor-outdoor connection.
Michael Scott, senior design director with award-winning Romanza Interior Design, has created his signature masterful blend of textures and finishes to elevate the Carmela, which offers three bathrooms, three full baths and two half-baths in 3,836 air-conditioned square-feet.
Living spaces are united with floors of creamy white European Oak and a curated collection of fine furniture that blends mangrove wood and oyster-colored shagreen – from a demi console in the foyer that’s paired with burnished silver leaf sheaf-like sconces, to the dining table and console. Soft charcoal woven raffia wallpaper adds a textural accent in the dining room niche, along with a chandelier of concentric circles in matte black and weathered oak.
A generous study presents the perfect work-from-home space, handsomely furnished with a strikingly modern cherry desk with dark finish and wrap-around open legs in gunmetal finished steel and a matching credenza. A pebble-colored leather chair and antiqued silver lamp complete the room.
A gallery space segues into the great room, offering an open design enhanced by natural light that showcases views of the custom pool and spa, and the lake and preserve beyond. Scott selected a hand-loomed wool rug to anchor the great room, where a pair of creamy linen sofas and two chairs are coupled with a mangrove and nickel finish cocktail table, while a bar cabinet, media console, and sofa and chairside tables of mangrove and shagreen complete the space.
In the kitchen and butler’s pantry, Scott chose a taupe Pompeii quartz to complement cabinetry from Soho Custom in an Oregon pine textured melamine finish. The island will feature a dramatic waterfall edge of White Macaubas quartz, paired with a quartet of mixed material stools and a pair of antique nickel pendant lamps. A Sub-Zero refrigerator and Wolf appliances further elevate the kitchen’s design. A round mangrove top dining table with a shagreen base offers additional casual seating in the café space.
A private hall with a walnut secretary paired with a hand-rubbed antique brass chandelier with crystal beads signals a transition to an owner’s retreat that offers dual walk-in closets and access to the pool area. With an air of ethereal elegance, a handsome king bed finished with golden bronze and acrylic accents is flanked by champagne silver nightstands that match a dresser topped with crystal and antiqued nickel lamps. An artistic chandelier of vintage brass with glass pendant crystals and lounge chairs with burnished silver leaf trim and clear acrylic side tables offers an intimate conversation area.
Scott has outfitted an elegant master bath with porcelain floors, silvery pine-finished vanities with moonstone Pompeii quartz, and a graceful freestanding tub.
An outdoor living area features ample room for dining and lounging, along with a complete outdoor kitchen, pool bath, and a fire pit with seating for all-season entertainment. Here, Scott’s selections of light grey granite counters and fossil grey cabinets are complemented by pavers and pool deck tile and coping in flecked, textured tones of tan. Champagne-white framed chaises with gunmetal fabric are paired with a frosted glass topped dining table and coffee table. A Flo fire table adds drama to the welcoming space.
Two guest suites provide comfortable accommodations for visiting family and friends. In addition to the two-car garage, another single-car garage is connected to the laundry room through a breezeway corridor and provides a separate entrance to the home. The Carmela by homebuilding London Bay Homes is scheduled for completion later this fall.
The luxury estate is situated in Caminetto, Mediterra’s newest, intimate enclave of luxury single-family homes. Integrated within its natural surroundings, Caminetto capitalizes on lakes and nature preserve views. The exclusive neighborhood is also within a short walk of the picturesque Parterre Garden, a sanctuary of formal gardens, sitting areas, and a reflecting pond with waterspouts.