Landscape Architect & Specifier News

FEB 2016

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64 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Esperia (Continued from page 62) Continuing the tropical motif established in the pool deck area, the landscape reveals many different varieties of palm trees, beginning with the stately 'Royal' palms leading up the main drive, to the elegant date palms in the pool deck area. Smaller palms included the 'European Fan' palm, 'Lady' palm (Rhapis), 'Parlor' palm (Chamaedorea), 'Licuala' and 'Pygmy' date palm. Native Sabal palms help blend into Bonita Bay's naturalistic environment. A colorful landscape is always in demand. The landscape architect used numerous varieties of flowering plants: blue Plumbago; yellow Allamanda; pink Ixora, hibiscus and Pentas; red/orange Hamelia; red Jatropha, 'Crown-of- Thorns' (Euphorbia milii); purple Ruellia; and white jasmine, iris and Carissa. Natives included: Jamaica caper, white iris, Simpson's stopper ('Twinberry'), Hamelia and Walter's viburnum. Elevated planters on the upper level decks accentuated the curvilinear designs, as do the planting beds. Above This view to the northwest of the South Tower Condominiums further illustrates the repeating 3-color paving pattern. The curving poolside pavilion offers shade by stretching blue awning fabric inside and across some of the rectangular concrete architectural frames. Top & Bottom, Right This centerline view is from the spa to the overflow edge of the 4,800 sq. ft. main pool, to the central stairway ramp, to the tiled fountain wall and the shade canopy. The stairway leads directly to the "beach" entrance, a gradually sloping grade for easier accessibility and lounging. Conventional staired entrances are on either side of the pool for lap swimmers. Project Team Developer: The Lutgert Companies, North Naples, Fla. Project Manager: Mike Hoyt Architect: Santiesteban and Associates Architects, Tampa Landscape Architect: Bruce Howard & Associates, Inc., Miami Landscape Contractor: O'Donnell's Landscapes, Inc., Estero, Fla. General Contractor: Boran Craig Barber Enfel Construction Co., Naples, Fla. Civil Engineer: Agnoli Barber and Brundage, Inc., Naples Structural Engineer: db& W Structural Designs, Inc., Sarasota, Fla. Paver Manufacturer: Krehling Industries, Inc., Naples. Paver Installer: Timo Brothers, Inc., Bonita Springs, Fla.

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