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Renovating a building steeped in local history is an undertaking that brings out the essence of Porter VanArsdale Construction . The following projects illustrate the excellent results that occur with enthusiastic clients and the expertise of Porter VanArsdale.


When the client contacted Porter VanArsdale, the Christmas Cottage residence, which dates from 1905, was in need of modernization and outdoor amenities. The client was attracted by the inherent charm and traditional style of the house, and its location in Old Naples, especially the proximity to the beach. The main intent of the proposed renovation were to completely modernize and renovate the structure, infrastructure, amenities, and exterior while maintaining a consistent, clean traditional Florida look. Over 2000 square feet of new construction was added to the cottage property. The interior renovations included new floor, wall, ceiling and lighting treatments, as well as complete bathroom and kitchen replacements. Exterior changes included lanai renovations and new guesthouse and garage, and an extensive new patio complete with new pool and spa.

PROJECT PUBLICATIONS:
by Kevin Caffrey
 
By Kathy Becker | Photography by Nick Shirghio
 
La Vie Claire, Fall 2007 - "The Christmas Cottage"
Story and Photography by Terry Pommett
 

 

Landscape Design: Goetz+Stropes

 


Porter Van Arsdale Construction was priviledged to work on the extensive exterior renovations to Palm Cottage, home of the museum, (listed on the National Register for Historical Places), the Naples Historical Society, and the surrounding Robert Norris Gardens. In addition to renovating the exterior of the cottage itself, the Porter VanArsdale team fabricated the Garden's structures, including the chickee hut, fences, arbors, water features, and associated hardscape and lighting.

PROJECT PUBLICATIONS:
by Kevin Caffrey

Budget: $1.0 million

Landscape Design: Goetz+Stropes