Matthew Fetterman knows what it takes to build a great luxury home. To meet the demand, it has expanded the number of project managers and support staff working for the exclusive Enclave of Distinction, the Distinctive Communities™ development in the north of Naples. Fiterman and members of the sales team note that builders from North and other parts of Florida will be stopping by to tour a model or asking to see two of the 10 homes currently under construction.
“I have a few builders on site. You can see what questions they ask and their focus during the tour,” said Realtor Teresa Rucker with John R. Wood Properties, partner in marketing and selling each home at The Enclave of Distinction. Builders comment on certain aspects of construction that they see. It is a pleasure to hear the respect they have for Matthew and the construction team here.”
Fiterman, who heads up Distinctive Residential Construction, credits his expertise in multiple aspects of community development and residential home construction from site selection to background in renovations and property sales. He was trained by builder/developer David Sturdyvin, which he calls his mentor. “Dave and my dad, Steve, go back over twenty-five years,” Matthew Fetterman said. “I worked with both for the first 10 years after arriving in Naples in 1999. This allowed me to learn about all the different areas of the building process. We were building custom houses in Marsala in Tiburon, Terrapella in Pelican Marsh, Wild Orchid in old cypress, and Caprini in Miromar Lakes”.
Particularly proud of the two custom homes he built in Olde Cypress, Fiterman credits the homeowners with a good taste for modern design. “They were ahead of the contemporary coastal design trend, they were ahead of the curve, and they went more modern, away from heavy Mediterranean design. They were different from the homes around, but still socially appropriate. I like to think that this was the beginning of a slightly more modern look in Olde Cypress which society is now beginning to embrace.”
Fiterman says the standards in Distinctive Communities™ are higher than most and are evident in completed homes in The Enclave of Distinctive. He and the members of the Premium Residential Builder team are relentless when it comes to building a home. Using the highest quality materials, craftsmanship, and add-ons that luxury-goods buyers have come to expect is a philosophy that has proven true since ground was broken in this unique 18-acre parcel last year.
Solid hardwood doors are eight feet high with four hinges, displaying an addition that many might overlook. Outlets attached to a TV or art objects add to the character of a Fiterman-built home. Kitchens feature custom frameless crystal cabinets, large islands, Kohler faucets, LED under-cabinet lights and natural gas stoves. In the over-sized bedrooms and bathrooms, Fiterman added sinks and shelves, dowel cabinet shelves and high windows in the shower to allow more light into the bathrooms, plus oversized tiles and space for a freestanding bathtub.
Smart home features start with a front doorbell camera, security at the main entrance and all doors and windows, a pool, and a keyless entry garage. Homes are pre-equipped with cameras and speakers and have a wireless access point network extender. The builder even anticipates the desire of the buyer to install a TV system and speakers. Every home has a smart pool with features like an automatic chlorinator and mobile technology to help homeowners monitor water temperature and quality. Lighting and window treatments also work remotely.
Functional features not commonly found in Florida homes, such as the optional floor mudroom, pantry and air-conditioned storage under the stairs give a clean, modern look. Key West shutters, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass pocket doors that open to exterior patios, colorful concrete floors lining all the streets, and more at The Enclave of Distinction provide a Florida lifestyle home to enjoy year-round or seasonally.
The third phase of The Enclave of Distinction will be announced in November of this year. As the market share leader in Southwest Florida, John R. Wood Properties is a luxury real estate brokerage firm with over 60 years of experience and over 650 real estate agents actively serving Marco Island, Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Ave Maria and Sanibel/ Captiva Island.
For more information visit EnclaveofDistinction.com or call (239) 301-3131.