It’s the kind of house Jim Mashey says could go like “gangbusters” once the valuable northern market finds its financial feet.
That market — wealthy baby boomers and investors — is “skittish” right now, says Mashey, but the hope is that the economy will perform a turnaround in the near future.
“Right now there aren’t many closures on homes prices over $1 million on Marco Island,” Mashey says.
The $300,000 to $500,000 price range is showing movement, he adds, while the $500,000 to $1 million segment is next in pecking order.
In the meantime, Mashey — on behalf of the Tropical Investment Group real estate agency — is promoting the $2,7 million Santa Croce model on 145 Barfield Drive to keep potential interest percolating.
It’s a four-bed, four-and-a-half bath mansion designed by Kriel Dilworth, and built by RPA Construction Corporation, both of Naples.
Some of the specification highlights, Mashey said, are art niches throughout, an elevator, a central receiver A/V system with surround sound in the leisure and game rooms, gourmet appliance packages, impact glass throughout, a high-efficiency, multi-zone air conditioning system, and an energy efficient, quick recovery hot water system.
Not to mention the myriad bells and whistles a house with a price like this commands.
“People like the house for its split design,” Mashey said, “and also the elevator to the second floor (which contains two guest suites and a games room). “They also like the dome in the entrance area.”
Interior decor, included in the (leaseback available) price, is by Novakovich & Associates, and represents about $250,000 in furnishings and treatments.
The overall design of the house is billed as “classic Mediterranean.”