Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals 2017 Bronze Award – Residential Small Lighting Project
This casual, yet elegant home enjoys a spectacular location overlooking the Club Course at Pelican Bay. Designed to integrate indoor and outdoor spaces seamlessly, the rustic contemporary home constructed by Knauf-Koenig Group, features a lush, well-tended tropical landscape and picturesque entry with a cobblestone driveway. The only thing missing was nighttime illumination.
At Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples, we were thrilled when a long-time client, Leslie Sherman, Managing Partner of Calusa Bay Design, gave our award-winning lighting designer, John Gillespie free-reign to craft his lighting artistry on this new picture-perfect canvas. With a goal to maximize natural light, enhance the indoor/outdoor relationship, and incorporate the two large oaks that flank the cobblestone drive, John got to work.
Precision Focal Lighting
In the best outdoor lighting designs, it is all about the illuminated, not the light itself. The landscape lighting at this Pelican Bay property holds true to that standard with precision focal lighting highlighting the plethora of tropical vegetation. After all, nothing guides a person into a home better than the elegant illumination of the lush landscape leading to the front door.
By applying dramatic LED uplighting to the Oak trees flanking the driveway as well as the Ribbon palm and Foxtail palms near the house, we were able to amplify the natural majestic daytime presence these tall tropical trees have during the day, for nighttime delight.
With additional bronzed brass integrated LED focal lighting to highlight the gracefully potted Kentia palms, large silver Agaves, and lower lying tropical plants, we draw your eye around the yard and down to the ground, highlighting the property from the earth to the sky. With a strategically placed LED path light between the Kentia palm and the Giant Alocasia, we add subtle shadows to create more movement along the ground.
The cobblestone driveway is one of the key features adding to the luxurious charm of this Pelican Bay home. With stunning craftsmanship in the natural stonework, a more subtle lighting touch provides the right contrast to the drama of the trees and the texture of the stone. With subtle, integrated LED down lighting, we’re able to achieve a lovely ambient glow that allows visitors to soak up the historical feeling provided by such a timeless driveway material.
California Dreamin’ on Florida’s Gulf Coast
With a grand vaulted entrance and an even more marvelous driveway leading to it, this Pelican Bay property is a gem. With the addition of an award-winning LED landscape lighting design that includes 18 high-quality, integrated LED bronzed brass outdoor lights, the charming Southern-California architecture, and tropical landscape design can be adored day or night.
If your Pelican Bay property could use the addition of landscape lighting for nighttime splendor, call Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Naples today at (239) 970-9554. We offer the best custom outdoor lighting designs, installations, and service in the Marco Island – Bonita Springs – Naples area.
Award-Winning Outdoor Lighting Designer, John Gillespie