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Naples Daily News - June, 2017

Naples Daily News - June, 2017

People called Calusa Bay Development crazy for knocking down a home in Pelican Bay to make room for a brand new custom home; but it worked. And it has continued to work.

Now on their fifth and sixth projects together, with a seventh to follow soon after, the team of Calusa Bay Development, builder Knauf-Koenig Group and the architectural firm Stofft Cooney seem to have found their niche in Pelican Bay and have raised the bar for luxury living in one of Naples original planned communities.

Ready for immediate occupancy is a custom home at 704 Hollybriar Lane. It has 5,500 square feet under air and is set up for the entertainer or for those who enjoy the Naples lifestyle of indoor-outdoor living. This estate home comes with an open concept floor plan featuring three living areas with vaulted, tongue-and-groove cypress ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, wide-plank washed oak floors and Knauf-Koenig Group’s signature woodwork throughout. Recently published in Florida Design magazine, this custom home is the new standard for luxury living in Pelican Bay.

As you enter this home through the bleached mahogany custom front door, your eyes immediately focus on the great room’s glass wall that overlooks the 45-foot lap pool and adjoining spa flanked by fire bowls. The west wing of the home features a guest room with an en suite bathroom, a laundry area, a separate dining room, and a luxurious kitchen and family room that flow into an outdoor living area complete with remote controlled screens and shutters, a fireplace, television, outdoor kitchen and al fresco dining all in a private, lushly landscaped tropical oasis. The well-appointed chef’s kitchen features custom floor-to-ceiling cabinetry, a 126-inch island, butler’s pantry and Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances.

The east side of the home offers two additional guest rooms with en suite bathrooms, a den and a master bedroom with a spa-like bathroom that features custom cabinetry in a driftwood finish, Kohler fixtures and a freestanding cast-iron soaking tub. A view of the pool and spa from large windows completes the tranquil feel to the master suite designed in neutral tones.

One street north of Hollybriar Lane is 702 Tamarind Court ,where currently Calusa Bay Development’s second project is underway and approaching completion. This lakefront estate home is designed to impress by Stofft Cooney Architects. The 5,100-square-foot under air home has an open concept floor plan featuring both an indoor and outdoor great room, a club room/office, four bedrooms, seven bathrooms and a three-car-garage.

A Davanti custom made front door opens to the foyer that looks out through a 10-foot folding glass wall by Solar Innovations to the 50-foot lap pool, 8-foot infinity spa and a lake view. Wide plank Italian oak floors, beautifully crafted woodwork and floor-to-ceiling windows are prevalent in all of the bedrooms and throughout the home. The master suite overlooks the pool and has two complete en suite bathrooms with dressing room/closet.

For the chef of the home, a lavish kitchen is complete with a butler’s pantry and breakfast nook as well as Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, 2-inch mitered quartzite countertops and custom cabinetry.

This home also features a Vantage lighting control system and pre-wiring for AV and sound that can be controlled by an iPhone. Impeccably furnished by Calusa Bay Design, no detail has been overlooked to create this custom dream home.

Pelican Bay offers: 570 acres of mangroves and estuaries, 43 acres of parks, recreation areas, beachfront facilities and boardwalks, 3 miles of private beach with beachfront dining, 27 holes of championship golf and 18 Har-Tru tennis courts divided among two complexes.

Slated for a summer completion, their new two-story clubhouse will provide enhanced experiences for members in all aspects of dining, golfing and socializing.

Calusa Bay Properties is the broker. Online at www.calusabayproperties.com.

Knauf-Koenig Group, www.kkgbuild.com, 5640 Taylor Road, Suite 3, Naples.

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Naples Daily News - May, 2017

Naples Daily News - May, 2017

Some say the real estate market is slowing down, but not for Matt and Gisela Knauf, owners of the Knauf-Koenig Group. The company has broken ground on six custom homes in the first quarter of 2017. The houses span from Pelican Bay south to Port Royal with retail prices ranging from $4 to $10 million.

Naples based architectural firms, Stofft Cooney and Falcon Design, and interior design companies, Calusa Bay Design and Clive Daniel Home, are showcasing their talents on the custom homes that range from 5,000 square feet to more than 10,000 square feet.

Each home will feature four to five bedrooms, six to seven bathrooms and a three-car-garage along with many luxurious finishes that have become synonymous with a Knauf-Koenig Group project. Theater rooms, libraries, wine cellars and even a fly fishing room are just a few of the amenities. Outdoor living areas will be vast at every home with the pool and spa being the main focus. Add to all of this alfresco dining, summer kitchens and fire pits, and the homes’ exterior will be as luxurious as their interior.

With seven more homes well underway in the mid-construction phase, and seven recently completed, that puts the company in position to continue building off its 2016 record-breaking year.

Having broken into the highly competitive Port Royal market was another big accomplishment and one that Matt Knauf believes could be a game changer for his company. "Getting the opportunity to build in Port Royal was huge for us. We’re very thankful and honored to be chosen by the homeowner to build their custom home. Hopefully it will be the first of many to come in the future," he said.

Knauf-Koenig Group is one of the leading luxury homebuilders in Naples. As a licensed general contractor, they specialize in building one of the finest custom homes in the area. They have seen a steady rise over the past two decades to the top of their sector.

Online at www.kkgbuild.com.

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Home & Design Magazine, May 2016

Home & Design Magazine, May 2016

Coastal Chic : A Unique Take On Classic Design

To create a sophisticated coastal dream home with a tropical flair was the intention of both Matt Knauf, owner and general contractor with Knauf-Koenig Group, and architect Falconer Jones of Falcon Design when they teamed up to work on this beauty of a home nestled on a quiet street in the heart of Pelican Bay. "We chose this lot because of its generous size, fantastic location, and southern exposure. It has a gorgeous backyard that opens up to create a spacious and private outdoor oasis. The difficulty was the cul de sac, our challenge was to design a home with fantastic curb appeal that maximizes the less than generous front yard space," Knauf explains.

To make the most of the lot, the team designed a unique floor plan that was both comfortable and luxurious. They wanted to come up with a fresh take on the popular coastal look. Their objective was to design an amazing home with every detail well thought out and executed with the highest quality craftsmanship.

The result? An expansive 4,864 square foot, open concept, coastal dream home with soaring ceilings, enormous windows, beautiful millwork, and wide plank European oak floors – and almost 2,000 square feet of additional outdoor living space.

The furnishings for the home were selected in collaboration between Calusa Bay Design and Hayes Elkins Design. "The great room furnishings are both functional and sophisticated, starting with an appealing neutral color palate, with the addition of a soothing and complimentary pop of color — in this case, a beautiful aqua blue," says Tatum Johansson, Design Coordinator for Calusa Bay Design. The great room emits a chic and classic style with twin Chesterfield sofas by Century, and six bunching cocktail tables fit perfectly in between. Oversized end tables by Vanguard hold classically styled ceramic table lamps from Wilson Lighting. A perfect pair of casual, classic modified wing chairs by Vanguard finish the seating area. Glass boxes, a few coffee table books, and a pair of tall eglomise candlesticks provide the perfect finishing touches. "What makes this room so appealing is the openness to the outdoor living space provided via a spectacular wall of glass in the form of triple French doors with double transoms above," explains Leslie Sherman, owner of Calusa Bay Design and Partner at Calusa Bay Properties. Other notable features include the intricate trim work on the box beams and tongue-and-groove ceiling detail, courtesy of Knauf-Koenig Group's renowned expertise in trim carpentry detail. The design team chose a European oak floor from Legno Bastone Wide Plank Flooring, which creates the perfect foundation for a timeless, sophisticated look.
KKG Custom Homes Dining Room Built-ins

The dining room feels cozy and private though still united with the rest of the home through color and texture. Anchoring the dining room furniture grouping is the custom built-in wet bar by Ruffino Cabinetry in a driftwood finish. Wanting the wet bar to be the central focus of the room, the team chose a simple, light wood, trestle style dining table from Century Furniture. A pair of skirted, linen wing host chairs, also from Century, pair perfectly with the stylish upholstered side chairs from Vanguard, and two elegant chandeliers from Currey & Company in a champagne finish from Wilson Lighting. A thick wool rug in a soft gray-green hue completes the look.


KKG Custom Homes Luxury Kitchen Island Remodel

The kitchen in this home is the cornerstone of the floor plan, creating open sight lines to the pool and outdoor living areas. Complementary finishes and beautiful design are everywhere you look, from the two-inch mitered Sea Pearl quartzite used as the island countertop to the Alabaster white and driftwood-colored floor to ceiling cabinetry by Ruffino Custom Cabinetry. Matt and Gisela Knauf were very much involved in the kitchen design process, selecting details like the wood slatted hood with stainless steel straps which quickly became a favorite feature in this well-appointed kitchen. Completing the sophisticated look are Vanguard Furniture's barstools and the chandelier by Currey & Company, which add a simplistic and feminine edge. Appliances by Ferguson complete the kitchen.

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"The master bathroom is my favorite room in the house," says Knauf, and it's easy to see why he loves it so much. Knauf and Calusa Bay Design were able to create a sophisticated spa-like feel through the use of color, glass, and stone. The focal point of the room is the oversized cast iron freestanding bathtub by Kohler, glazed in a white finish.

KKG Custom Homes Master Suite Remodel
The master bedroom is graceful and serene in style, filled with soft colors and a calming touch of blue. It overlooks the home's lushly landscaped and private backyard oasis, feeling like a tropical retreat. "We tried to make the windows as large as possible in every bedroom," adds Knauf. "Natural light is an important component of the overall design of this home." The simple but striking four-poster king bed from Bernhardt Furniture is complemented by oversized chests and an upholstered champagne silk chaise from Century and a bench from Dovetail Furniture. The touches of color are subtle in the master bedroom, created by artful floral choices and linens by Legacy Home with accent pillows in fabrics by Robert Allen Designs. The old-world chandelier by Currey & Company adds a touch of simple charm to this sophisticated room.


KKG Custom Master Suite Remodel Guest Room

Dark wood nightstands flank the eye-catching linen upholstered bed with nail head trim, all from Vanguard Furniture. Soothing cool blue-green tones in the artwork and bed linens create a serene feel with earthy touches. This intimate feeling is accentuated by table lamps from Currey & Company and a cozy, soft shag rug from Loloi Rugs.

KKG Custom Luxury Home Builder Pelican Bay
Viewing the home from beyond the pool, the exceptional design by all involved with the project becomes even more stunning. The 40-foot pool is lined with palm trees from Doria's Landscaping and has a stepping stone detail for both form and function. The jewel toned water and fire bowl accents complement the natural wood soffit and trim details of the home's exterior while adding ambiance. "Prospective buyers responded very positively to this home, so much so that we sold it before it ever hit the market," advises Taber Tagliasacchi, Listing Broker and Partner with Calusa Bay Properties. "The master bathroom, outdoor living, and overall style and quality of the home were all key selling points." Clearly this talented team has found their niche in the new construction home market with this inviting, well thought out and beautifully appointed coastal chic retreat.

Written by Diana Bocco

Photography by Amber Frederiksen Photography

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