An eclectic mixture of Bermuda, British West Indies, and Coastal Contemporary architectural styles created by Matthew Kragh, AIA, owner of MHK Architecture & Planning, will bring a timeless flavor to Naples Square, an enclave of 1,200 to over 3,800 square feet residences with open-concept living areas and open-air terraces priced from the $600’s being developed by The Ronto Group at the corner of 5th Avenue South and Goodlette-Frank Road in downtown Naples. Kragh and MHK Architectural Project Manager Erik Young have created a design that maintains the integrity of the residential units’ view corridors. The majority of Naples Square’s residences have views of the community’s internal amenity courtyards, fountain features, and landscaped streetscapes designed by Christian Andrea of Architectural Land Design, Inc.
Naples Square offers a walkable lifestyle while bringing a sense of cohesion to downtown by connecting 5th Avenue South to Bayfront with access on 10th Street via 3rd Avenue South. Naples Square’s u-shaped residential buildings will be situated with their open ends facing one another. The juxtaposition of the buildings allowed Kragh to create amenity courtyards over each building’s parking level and to design residences with long-range internal courtyard views. Views from the majority of the outwardly facing residences take advantage of Naples Square’s signature fountains and roundabouts.
Kragh’s site plan ties Naples Square into the fabric of the Old Naples street grid system and into current and future plans of the Naples Pathway Committee and the City of Naples. Pavered streetscapes and sidewalks within the community will embrace and transform existing city streets to create a cohesiveness that will unite every element of downtown. Those same streetscapes will offer the pedestrian and bicycle orientation that defines Naples Square.
Naples Square’s residents will enjoy the convenience of a separate commercial component fronting Goodlette-Frank Road to the east of the residential buildings. A green space will separate the residential and commercial components. The separation will contribute to Naples Square’s sense of place that belies its location less than a five-minute walk from downtown’s most popular attractions. A public access easement in the form of a linear park will line the eastern edge of the Naples Square site. The linear park will contribute to Naples Square’s grand sense of entry and reinforce the community’s lifestyle that is focused on walkability and the freedom to enjoy bicycling in the heart of downtown Naples.
Kragh’s courtyard amenity decks feature a resort-style heated swimming pool and spa, sundeck, pavilion bar with gas grills, and a gas fire table with seating. Andrea’s amenity deck landscape design incorporates green spaces, Asian Jasmine ground cover, raised-planters with date palms, and arbors with vine plantings to create a garden-like effect. Additional planters provide a colorful note of separation between the terraces of the garden level residences and the edges of the plaza. Each building will have its own pool and club room and there will be two fitness centers.
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