August 22, 2018

The Lutgert Companies was honored with two Grand Aurora Awards for their model homes within Residences at Mercato, the exclusive enclave with easy pedestrian access to the restaurants, shops and amenities of Mercato. The Enclave model was named the 2018 Best Single-family Detached Home in the 2,500 to 2,999 square foot category, and the Le Ciel model took top honors for 2018 Single-family Detached Home in the 3,000 to 3,499 square foot category.

The annual industry gala was held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando on August 17. Established in 1979, the Aurora Awards are presented annually by the Florida Home Builders Association to outstanding builders, planners, architects, developers, designers and interior merchandisers.

The 3,037-square-foot, two-story Le Ciel residence features three bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths. Designed by Rebekah Errett-Pikosky and Charlie Hansen of Clive Daniel Home,

the model boasts a new coastal style with a fresh color palette of warm backgrounds. The open floor plan makes it ideal for entertaining. A special feature is a flexible cabana space – with its own en-suite bath – ideal for a home office or guest room.

The Enclave is a 2,924-square-foot, three-bedroom-plus-den, three-and-a-half-bath residence with a coastal contemporary vibe. Its two-story great room with natural gas fireplace transitions seamlessly to an expanded outdoor living space. A covered seating area is styled with a second fireplace and integrated retractable roll-down screens. The summer kitchen, al fresco dining space, pool with LED-lit waterfall and spa are accented by stone, silver travertine and white glass tile. With interior design by Jean Losier of Clive Daniel Home, the use of natural wood showcases effortless elegance throughout the residence.

Just minutes from Naples’ award-winning beaches and countless cultural offerings, the model homes at Residences at Mercato are open daily. Situated on 11 acres, the community is accentuated by custom open-air living spaces designed to emphasize year-round outdoor leisure. Winding paver roads, lush landscaping and coastal inspired facades showcase urban living at its finest.


“We are extremely proud of the entire design and construction team that put these two homes together for us. We think the homes turned out amazing and the judges obviously agreed!” — Mike Hoyt, senior vice president, The Lutgert Companies.

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