Buyers eager to experience the newly introduced luxury penthouse-inspired condominium residences in Westshore Yacht Club will soon have the opportunity: WCI Communities has selected Naples and Winter Park-based Beasley & Henley Interior Design to create the interior design for the model in Casa Bahia.
WCI, which is creating the Westshore Yacht Club boating community along Old Tampa Bay in South Tampa, has released for sale the first two of Casa Bahia’s planned nine four-story buildings. The mid-rise buildings will offer three residential floors over parking and two homes per floor.
Seven of the neighborhood’s nine buildings will have western bay views; two will face north across the water.
Homes at Casa Bahia offer three bedrooms, 2,930 and 2,950 square feet of interior space, and large al fresco areas oriented to the bay and the community’s 149-slip marina. Each home is designed around a great room combining dining area and kitchen and offers a breakfast nook positioned in a bay window, a library/media room with private loggia, three full baths, a powder room, and tray ceilings in select rooms.
The model will juxtapose silver, gold and glass accents with textural and natural pieces and a blend of modern art, photography and whimsical landscapes, according to Stephanie Henley, principal in the award-winning design firm. It’s an upscale but casual design that will emulate the lifestyle of Casa Bahia homes, which offer luxury features and maintenance-free living.
“The interior design is elegant, fresh and comfortable and really resonates with the lifestyle of the area’s homebuyers,” said Henley. “Window treatments will be light and airy so as not to interfere with the beautiful views and the bay breezes.”
The model will feature transitional-style furnishings with light wood, silver- and gold-finished accent pieces and touches of dark wood to add contrast. It will have medium-toned wood, carpeted bedrooms and light 12-by-24-inch ceramic tile flooring in main living areas. Fabrics will be light in color and texture, with strategic accents of vibrant color.
Cream-hued granite has been selected to complement the medium-toned wood cabinetry in the kitchen, which offers in-room dining at an island breakfast bar.
The bathroom in the owner’s suite will feature a light marble vanity countertop, a door-less walk-in shower, separate tub and private water closet. Owner’s suites also offer oversized walk-in closets and bedrooms with sliding glass doors opening onto secluded areas of the main loggia.
Casa Bahia homes offer more than 700 feet of covered al fresco space, including a private lanai off of the library.
Additional design features in the model will include a glass tear-drop chandelier, upholstered headboards with nailhead trim and tufted accents, and slip-covered bed-like lounge chairs for the loggia.
The model is expected to be completed summer 2015.
Casa Bahia homes start from the $690,000s.
Located within minutes from upscale shopping, fine dining and entertainment venues, Westshore Yacht Club offers the waterfront Bay Club featuring the Eight O’Six bar, the full-service Spa Nautique, a fitness center, casual dining, and a poolside tiki bar for family dinners or intimate al fresco service.
The marina’s 149 slips offer 40 feet to more than 100 feet and accommodate vessels with drafts of seven to eight feet. Each slip is equipped with individual electric metering, potable water, lighting and cable television. The marina also provides 24-hour monitoring and dockside power-pedestal infrastructure.
With a location close to Tampa International Airport and the area’s major interstates, Westshore Yacht Club offers the sought-after waterfront lifestyle without sacrificing the conveniences of city life, including professional sports, arts, culture and entertainment. The community is close to Raymond James Stadium, upscale shopping at WestShore Plaza and International Plaza, the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, the Glazier Children’s Museum, Ybor City, Channelside and the Florida Aquarium.
The Westshore Yacht Club Welcome Center is located at 6003 Beacon Shores St. For more information, call 813-769-6600 or visit www.WestshoreYachtClub.com.