Concrete on the 20th floor has been poured and construction of The Ronto Group’s 26-floor, 120-unit Seaglass high-rise tower within Bonita Bay remains on schedule for completion just 11 months from now. Ronto expects the building to top-off in October. With the project progressing as planned, Ronto announced three furnished Seaglass models are expected to be open for viewing in fourth quarter of this year. Ronto selected Robb & Stucky’s Susan J. Bleda ASID and Rachelle Porco to create the interior for the Seaglass 804 tower residence model, Renee Gaddis, NCIDQ, ASID, GREEN AP, President and Principal Designer of Renee Gaddis Interiors for tower residence 306, and Cinnabar Design’s Diana Hall, ASID and Laurie Walter, ASID for the tower residence 605 model. The model interiors will include finishes now on display at the Seaglass Design Studio located at the Seaglass Sales Center at 26951 Country Club Drive in Bonita Bay. Ronto’s Finishing Touches Program allows future residents to visit the Design Studio and select finishes for their new home’s flooring, cabinetry, countertops, door hardware, plumbing fixtures, and paint colors. To ensure each residence is finished to each owner’s specific tastes, future residents may also specify finishes from other sources. With construction progressing rapidly, opportunities to select finishes will become progressively limited.
The spacious, thoughtfully designed 3,088 square feet under air 804 tower residence floor plan includes three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a den, an open great room, dining area, and island kitchen, terrace space totaling 485 square feet, and a private elevator foyer. Drawing their inspiration from nature and the sandy shoreline, Bleda and Porco’s design will exude chic sophistication while providing welcome comfort and an exceptional level of livability. Set against a background wall tone of soft sandy bisque that runs throughout the home and blends effortlessly with neutral fabrics and furnishings, their color palette will include light creams and whites for a fresh breezy aura. Muted accents of frosted glass will be layered with matte gold and silver metallics to evoke a sense of the shimmering sea and the wave-smoothed seaglass that washes up on the beach. Furnishings will be clean lined with fabrics that include the textural diversity of leather against cotton and linen.
In the living area, Bleda and Porco’s plan calls for a dramatic 10-foot wide fireplace to be installed within a large built-out section of wall that will be adorned with exquisite glistening wallpaper. The fireplace surround will be clean and contemporary. On either side of the fireplace, extra thick glass shelving with the look of seaglass will be lighted from above to create bright display space that can also be muted for softer atmospheric mood lighting. Two sofas, arranged so that they face each other perpendicular to the fireplace, will be upholstered in bisque linen. Two easy chairs will face the fireplace, while in the center of the grouping a 60 x 60-inch cocktail table will make a statement with its heavy glass top again evoking an affinity with seaglass and the sea shore. To highlight the adjacent dining area and create an intimate setting within the larger space, Bleda and Porco have designed a striking rectangular ceiling structure with recessed lighting and tiered layers for a truly distinctive look.
The tower residence 306 floor plan offers 3,421 square feet under air and 525 square feet of outdoor covered terrace space. The open great room plan includes three bedrooms plus a den or fourth bedroom, three-and-a-half baths, a large island kitchen and dining area, and a private elevator lobby. The design includes an optional fireplace and a dry bar with wine storage. Gaddis has incorporated her hallmark architectural details in the design, including ceiling and millwork details. Gaddis’ design will showcase classic, timeless style with a contemporary edge for a chic, clean-lined look. She will incorporate a variety of wood tones, mixing light and dark for eclectic charm, and her color palette will be based on cool matte blue grays. The flooring will be executed in a warm wood tone with handsome coffered ceiling details throughout.
The wall tones in the open concept living areas will be clean gray. An attractive ceiling design in the dining area and kitchen will incorporate a unique double step detail with drywall plastered beams. While some final selections remain to be determined, the dining area between the kitchen and the great room will feature an elongated rectangular table that will comfortably seat eight. The kitchen will present a fresh clean aura with light countertops, including the enormous island. The great room will feature another ceiling detail in a checkerboard style and multiple seating areas for both practicality and aesthetic charm. A fireplace, clean-lined and clad in streamlined marble, will provide the focus for the television viewing area. From the great room, pocketing sliders will open to a wide terrace where the owners will enjoy the amazing views and a fabulous al fresco Florida lifestyle. This generous space will accommodate a grill zone with a large dining table and chairs for six people as well as a conversation lounge area with an L-shaped sectional sofa adorned with decorative pillows and a round cocktail table.
The tower residence 605 floor plan offers 2,889 square feet plus 464 square feet of covered outdoor terrace space. The open-concept plan features a private elevator lobby, and a gallery hallway that leads from the foyer to a spacious living area with a great room, gourmet island kitchen, dining area, and a sitting area. The great room, dining area, and the owner’s suite open to a terrace with spectacular views of Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The plan includes two guest bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths. The designers have chosen to transform one of the guest room spaces into a handsome study. The remaining guest suite opens to a terrace with a southeasterly view.
Hall and Walter have taken their inspiration from the name of the high-rise tower. With a sophisticated urban color palette of tonal neutrals and the liberal use of sea glass aqua and warm beige accents, the residence will provide a luxurious framework for the incredible views. The designers’ plan will include a contemporary approach to create a welcoming sense of anticipation from the private elevator foyer, through the gallery hallway, and into a great room with breathtaking west-facing views. The flooring will be done in a light Italian porcelain with a tracing of pale gray to create a seamless flow of sophisticated elegance. In the great room, the designers envision a semi-circular sectional done in textured soft beige fabric and accented with sea glass toned pillows. They also plan to include a luxurious textured area rug and a Lucite and glass cocktail table to anchor the space. The shape of the sofa will be designed to allow 270 degree views of the surrounding area. Two rounded back swivel chairs are planned to be set with a small table by the west window to allow spectacular sunset viewing. The feature wall will be designed to include a custom wood built-in and will incorporate a low media console in driftwood beige and white lacquer finish placed below the wall-hung television.
Visit the Seaglass Design Studio and Sales Center from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. Visit Seaglass online at www.seaglassatbonitabay.com.