Naples-based Diamond Custom Homes is leading a surge of new custom build activity in the Miramonte and Torino neighborhoods within the Grey Oaks Country Club community. In addition to breaking ground earlier this month on a custom 5,600 square feet, five-bedroom plus study residence in Miramonte, Diamond is currently building two other custom villas in Miramonte and a custom villa in Torino. Diamond is also nearing completion of a new fully-furnished Alessandra villa model in Miramonte and recently introduced a new Torino great room floor plan.
One of Diamond’s custom homes currently under construction in Miramonte is a four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath residence measuring 4,178 square feet under air. Stofft Cooney Architects’ design includes a covered tower entry, formal living and dining rooms, a library and family room, a gourmet island kitchen with a sit-down bar, a back foyer with a Canterra door, a three-car garage and a large covered lanai with retractable screens, outdoor kitchen, pool and spa. Given the client’s need for four-bedrooms, the home is perfectly sized.
“The 160 feet minimum depth of the lots in Miramonte provides the flexibility to customize our floor plans to accommodate the exact requirements of our clients,” said Diamond Custom Homes’ President Mike Diamond. “This particular client’s lot is 258 feet deep on one side. That allowed us to create a wing where we could include the fourth bedroom. We understand that clients in this price range in a community like Grey Oaks will want floor plans that are suited to their needs. Flexibility is important in our business.”
Another Diamond custom build project in Miramonte was also designed by Stofft-Cooney. The design includes custom framing details and finishes specified by the client. The home is approximately 3,800 square feet with a covered tower entry, three-bedrooms, three full-baths, two half-baths (one of which is a pool bath specified by the client), formal living and dining rooms, a study with a vestibule entrance, family room, wet bar, gourmet island kitchen, an outdoor living area with a kitchen, pool and spa and a three-car garage.
Miramonte is a private enclave of 36 luxurious villas that reflect the graceful elegance that is a Grey Oaks hallmark. This genuine Mediterranean village is designed to maximize the exclusive Naples lifestyle found only at Grey Oaks. Each exquisite residence offers a natural elegance and charm, from enticing interior accents to exterior features and beyond. One and two-story villas line brick paved cul-de-sac streets where fine architecture blends easily with Grey Oaks’ lush foliage and tropical scenery. Lake and garden view villas welcome residents home to the colorful charm and beauty of Mediterranean design that perfectly complements Grey Oaks’ distinctive ambiance. Ten choice home sites remain available for purchase in Miramonte.
The Diamond-built residence under construction in Torino provides a customized preview of the firm’s new great room floor plan that will be featured in its next Torino model. Designed by Stofft Cooney Architects, the customized version of the great room plan features 2,500 square feet under air with a covered entry, a large great room with two French doors leading outside, a gourmet kitchen with a very large sit-down island, three-bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a covered lanai with retractable screens, an outdoor kitchen and a two-car garage. The home is being built on a lake-front lot. Unique hand-crafted wood beamed ceilings are included in the great room, master bedroom and kitchen. A custom vent hood was designed to accommodate the island cook-top in the kitchen. Diamond is framing a chase off the ceiling and through the roof before bringing the vent down to where it can be attached to the stainless steel Viking hood. The hood itself is being customized by a local metal fabricator to provide the four feet needed to extend the hood to a twelve-foot ceiling.
“The two French doors in the great room are part of what can best be described as a ‘door wall,'” said Diamond Custom Homes’ Vice President Jeff Benham. “The wall includes the two doors and an extremely large picture window that maximizes the impact of the lake view. Because the doors have to line up exactly with the window, the support framing has to be measured and custom built on-site. The end result will be all glass except for a bit of reveal below the window. Visitors to this home will be treated to a view that will draw them through the French doors to the outside. It will be a very compelling presentation.”
Torino is a captivating enclave of distinctive luxury villas. Old World Tuscan charm emanates through ornately designed architecture, charming streetscapes and lush tropical landscapes. One and two story residences on brick-paved cul-de-sac streets offer luxury villa living that takes full advantage of the picturesque surroundings and prestigious Grey Oaks address. Thirty-four home sites remain available in Torino.
Diamond Custom Homes creates luxury residences for discerning homeowners in Southwest Florida’s most prestigious communities. The firm is acknowledged for its quality craftsmanship and the creativeness of its custom designs. To learn more about Diamond Custom Homes, visit DiamondCustomHomesFL.com.