Theory Design creating an interior in a custom home at Esplanade Lake Club


Water sports, lakeshores, and a laid-back atmosphere are often associated with off-the-beaten-track destinations and remote locations. But when Seagate Development Group began building at the Esplanade Lake Club, Theory Design discovered its inspiration for a custom nautical interior with organic finishes that encapsulate life on the water, just minutes from the landmarks and attractions that put South Fort Myers on the map.

VP of Design Ruta Menaghlazi and Principal Interior Designer Cynde Thompson – along with Seagate and architect RG Designs – will maximize recreational Lake Como views aft and provide the feel of a tropical resort in the front as well as entertainment and retreat spaces throughout the house, suited to the lifestyle of the new owners. The canvas is the one-story Calabrian floor plan – with over 3,500 square feet of living space, including four bedrooms, four and two bathrooms and a three-car garage. It will begin with a gray, white and smoky navy blue exterior accented by dark corbels, Bahama shutters and a flat tiled roof, surrounded by natural cobblestones, lush landscaping and brightly colored native flowers, making it makes an ideal escape from the cold weather and daily hustle and bustle. and restlessness.

Owners and guests will glimpse the breathtaking blue water through the gridded glass of the matte black front doors – which open to a large, naturally lit and most welcoming foyer. Instantly, occupants will experience openness, dimension and interest that continues into the great room, where they will find an entertainment wall with an eight-inch flat molding in white pewter, accompanied by a lift-top ceiling. The adjoining kitchen will feature a custom hood with applied wood – complementing the wood flooring and quartzite countertop for a natural impact. The next dining room will debut with space for up to 10 people as well as a wet bar, all of which will open up to an outdoor living area that channels resort-style relaxation. Owners will enjoy a full outdoor kitchen with custom hood and hand painted backsplash, a fireplace with a weathered old wood wall, and a custom pool and spa overlooking Lake Como.

While the home will be customized for gatherings, there will be plenty of opportunities for privacy, including an office/den with a lightly painted wall detail to mimic the media wall in the great room and help calm the space calmed down. There will be a cloakroom next to the garage with space for a bench or desk and guest rooms lined with natural wool rugs for a cozy feel. The house will end with an owner’s suite that will grant them the stay they deserve, with a private sitting area that overlooks the lake as well as hardwood floors. The owners spa-style tub will feature a dramatic blue porcelain tile wall in the walk-in shower next to the freestanding tub, giving the appearance of a waterfall for a true indoor-outdoor nautical effect.

This custom home was opened last month and is expected to be completed in the fall of 2022.

“The design of this home will be about living on the water in a tropical-inspired location. It doesn’t look much more like Southwest Florida than that,” said Chris Hensley, vice president of Theory Design. .

In addition to custom homes at Esplanade Lake Club, Theory Design creates interiors for Seagate Development Group’s model homes at Hill Tide Estates, model and custom homes at Talis Park, and upcoming projects at Quail West.


Theory Design, a Seagate Development Group company, is dedicated to excellence in luxury interior design. Their growing portfolio of projects from concept to completion shows their work with new construction and renovation projects for residential and commercial clients. The design team incorporates a holistic design approach that draws inspiration from nature, organic elements and a modern yet timeless design. Their aim is to engage the lifestyle of their customers and infuse their award-winning approach with design aspects that support the well-being and overall experience of the customer.

Theory Design and Seagate Development Group headquarters is located at 9921 Interstate Commerce Drive in Fort Myers. For more information, visit


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