Shades of gray replace traditional beige and tan as backgrounds in the new San Remo Grand Villa model home at Tidewater Preserve, WCI Communities’ premier Bradenton boating community located along a two-mile stretch of the Manatee River.
White, soft teal, silver and weathered driftwood furniture finishes infuse a relaxed but elegant feel, with metallic and glass surfaces adding sparkle.
“I wanted to create a fresh look,” said Carol Jean Annand of Estero’s CJ Décor, who created the interior design of the single-family three-bedroom model. “It has a very clean feel that’s not weighed down with accessories.”
The San Remo emphasizes an open design throughout most of its 2,250 square feet of living space, blending great room with dining area and kitchen. It also offers a flex room, two full baths and a powder room.
Annand uses gray in every room, beginning with the flex room, shown in the model as a den with gray leather, a hand-painted console with a faint floral motif and driftwood surfaces, including a sandblasted driftwood chair that ups the room’s rusticity.
“Gray works with any color and style,” she said.
The San Remo’s flooring, countertops and kitchen backsplash also have gray undertones, and walls in the main gathering area are painted a soft gray. The great room’s sofa adds a darker charcoal shade, which is accented with cream-colored piping. The room has two chairs upholstered in gray patterned fabric.
The shimmer of glass, mirrors and metallics adds depth and texture. A multi-tiered glass cocktail table has a metal frame, and Annand fashioned an entertainment console from metallic silver bunching chests. Patterned and solid accent pillows also offer hints of silvery gray.
With casual seating provided by two architect’s stools at the kitchen’s freestanding island, the designer opted for a more formal approach to the adjoining dining area. A glass table on a wrought-iron base is circled by six chairs featuring an open weave sea grass boasting a beige-gray finish and white cushions.
The dining room has a weathered gray-painted buffet with mirrored doors. Two mirrors with fluted framed edges are installed horizontally on the wall above. White and opaque glass lamps and accessories add brightness, and teal is introduced in drapery inset panels.
Teal accessories also bring color to the lanai, showcased from the great room and dining area’s wall of sliding glass doors.
The gray painted tray ceiling above the dining area and great room enhances the area’s openness.
Three glass and iron pendants illuminate the surface of the kitchen island, which offers a stainless steel sink and dishwasher. The room’s shaker-style cabinetry has a creamy white glazed finish and crown molding. Annand selected white ice granite for kitchen countertops because of its varying shades of gray veins. The colors complement the hues in the stone-look of the subway tile backsplash. Additional stainless steel appliances include a side-by-side refrigerator, microwave and range.
“The kitchen is large and open,” said the designer, who positioned a teal pet bed in a window next to the room.
White bedding and fabric backgrounds contrast and lighten up the grays in the owner’s bedroom. Pillows introduce patterns and a bit of bling – a solid silver bejeweled pillow. The bedwall, painted gray with blue undertones, sets the stage for a light wood headboard with upholstered inserts accented with nailhead trim. The footboard mimics the headboard, and nailhead also appears in a bench under a large window framed with gauzy draperies with a sheer light background and gray abstract florals.
Nightstands flank each side of the bed, are gray and have an intricate pattern of rivets. Metallic lamp bases on each add sheen, while rectangular charcoal gray shades make a bold statement in both color and shape.
The bedroom’s tray ceiling is accented with crown molding and is the same blue-gray of the bedwall, a color repeated in the pattern of an upholstered armchair with a gray driftwood frame. The other walls are painted a medium gray.
The owner’s bathroom offers a private water closet, garden tub, separate shower and a large walk-in closet.
The San Remo’s two guest rooms are located in a private wing near the foyer, as is the full bath.
One bedroom offers a queen-sized bed and is also rendered in shades of gray with shimmering pillows and paneled embroidered draperies.
The second guest room has twin beds and plays up the gray and teal combination.
The San Remo home design offers a covered entry, lanai and two-car garage and has 3,034 total square feet.
The model exterior architecture is embellished with painted soffits, shutters and a paneled garage door. The exterior also has a tile roof, stone banding accents and an arched entry tower. It has a brick paver driveway and walkway.
The San Remo home design starts at $282,990.
In addition to Grand Villa homes, Tidewater Preserve also offers new Carriage homes, Classic homes and a new neighborhood of Riverfront Estate homes. Homes start from the mid-$200,000s.
The Tidewater Preserve Welcome Center is located at 4700 Tidewater Preserve Blvd.
For more information about the San Remo, available home designs and Tidewater Preserve’s amenities, call 941-465-4001 or visit www.TidewaterPreserve.com.