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Harwick Homes’ Projects Honored with Eight Sand Dollar Awards

Harwick Homes announced two residences created by the luxury custom homebuilder recently took home a total of eight awards at the 2019 Sand Dollar Awards Gala, presented by the Collier Building Industry Association Sales and Marketing Council (SMC).

“To win awards in these highly competitive categories is quite an achievement,” said President Mark Smith. Vice President Shane Klepko added, “We appreciate the collaboration, hard work and dedication of our talented industry partners, and we are happy to share these successes with them.”

Harwick Homes’ remodel of a private residence in Grey Oaks, in partnership with Collins & DuPont Design Group, earned awards for Interior Design of the Year – Remodel in the $400,001-$500,000 category, and Best Kitchen Design $750,001-$1,000,000.

A cathartic process for both the builder and the homeowner, the Grey Oaks project epitomizes the idea of building with a purpose. Taking into account the owner’s history and specifications, and combining those with the builder’s expert recommendations, led to an incredibly successful outcome. The homeowner now has the quintessential home matching her lifestyle, with contemporary architectural elements and custom built spaces. After remodeling every interior room and modernizing the outdoor kitchen, the builders created a contemporary space that matches the client’s lifestyle: unique, sophisticated, and timeless.

Harwick Homes’ private Caxambas residence, in partnership with Jinx McDonald Interior Designs, Inc. and Kukk Architecture & Design, P.A., received awards for Interior Design of the Year – Single Family Homes $5,550,001+ ($10,500,001-$12,500,000); Best Kitchen Design $5,550,001+ ($10,500,001-$12,500,000); Best Master Suite $5,550,001+ ($10,500,001-$12,500,000); Best Outdoor Living Area $5,550,001+ ($10,500,001-$12,500,000); Best Specialty Feature $50,001-$75,000, and Product Design of the Year – Single Family Homes $5,500,001+ ($9,500,001-$10,500,000).

The two-story, 10,799 square foot Marco Island estate is nestled at the end of a gated, winding driveway with plenty of landscaping to conceal its true magnificence until guests arrive at the front door. The home has three bedrooms and four and a half baths.

The front of the traditional tropical estate features large brackets, decorative railings, and elaborate shutters. This home is situated on the southernmost point of Marco Island, with nothing beyond the home except Caxambas Bay and the Ten Thousand Islands. The homeowner aspired to pay homage to the native Calusa Indians in the interior design, resulting in native textures and sophisticated functional features being implemented throughout the home.

Guests are welcomed from the driveway up a coral stone runway leading directly to the expansive two-story entryway. An intricately designed spider web balcony sits atop the dark wood double-door entrance, framed with four white pillars clad with rafter tails. Guests are welcomed into the great room, which hosts the baby grand piano and offers immediate views out to the patio, infinity pool, and water beyond through floor to ceiling windows.

“This custom-built residence epitomizes Florida living,” says Smith. “Our team took full advantage of the incredible lot when building the home, knowing that we wanted to prioritize outdoor living and views. With unparalleled and unobstructed views to the water, this home is a Floridian dream.”

Unique interior features include a studio with views to the interior courtyard. The primary motivation for creating the interior courtyard was to offer an aesthetically pleasing view for the window-less rooms in the home. The studio has a beautiful window offering views to the immaculately landscaped courtyard.

An intricate LED light chandelier resembling a ‘cast net catching stars’ is suspended above the great room – an incredibly unique design choice made by Jinx McDonald. “What we love about this chandelier and the home in general is that every angle offers a different perspective,” said Chrissy Howard of Jinx McDonald Interior Design. The LED lights are embedded within a polycarbonate resin, and create a completely unique astrological effect both when it is illuminated and off.

The lower level great room offers access to the second floor by a staircase with wood treads and white risers located directly to the right of the entryway. The staircase leads guests up to an open walkway directly over the front door entrance that overlooks the lower level great room to the right, and to the left offers direct access to the front-facing balcony. The upper level of the great room is activated with clearstory windows. The ceiling boasts exposed stained wood trusses, adding volume and proportion to the spacious great room plan.

The kitchen, dining room, and family room are all connected by the open floor plan. All boast turquoise accents, and the dining room host and hostess chairs are upholstered with a black and white animal print, another hint of tribal inspiration. A Swarovski crystal chandelier hangs atop the dining room table. The dining room is surrounded by a driftwood ceiling and wall, which separates the room without creating a physical barrier.

The entire second story of the estate is dedicated to the master suite. Arriving either by elevator or staircase, the homeowner will reach their first stop into the second story master suite, which hosts a spacious private sitting room and utility space. After exiting the sitting area, the homeowner will continue to the exposed hallway toward the second access point, which opens directly to the master bathroom and closet spaces. The homeowner will enjoy spacious his and hers closets to the left and right sides of the suite. Directly upon entering this space, is a perfectly symmetrical view featuring a freestanding uniquely curved bathtub in front of a porcelain dual entry shower. A recycled glass porcelain mosaic decorates the porcelain wall above the bathtub. The two private bathrooms sit on either side of the shower entrances.

In the southernmost point of the second story sits the master bedroom, which boasts pocketed sliding glass doors with an incredible view of the water. Every part of this room is custom-made, including the bed frame, which presents a constellation pattern rather than a typical tufted backboard, further incorporating the astrological theme.

More than 250 Sand Dollar Awards were presented by the SMC during the sold-out awards gala, “Industrial  Evolution, Celebrating Progress + Excellence,” held Saturday, September 28 at The Ritz-Carlton, Golf Resort, Naples. The awards represent CBIA’s highest accolades and are chosen from among numerous local member builders, developers, architects, remodelers, interior design firms, landscape architects, trades, marketing, sales and advertising professionals who have demonstrated building, design and marketing excellence.

About Harwick Homes
Press coverage by WCG. Harwick Homes has been creating and remodeling homes of distinction in Southwest Florida for over 30 years, building new luxury homes priced from $1 million to more than $10 million in many of the region’s most exclusive neighborhoods and communities. The company also builds private residences on individual home sites along the Gulf of Mexico and offers full-service interior and exterior renovations, additions and space-planning services. Harwick Homes is located at 3368 Woods Edge Circle, Unit 101 in Bonita Springs, Florida. For more information, call (239) 498-0801, email or visit online at