Naples Luxury Real Estate News

Feb. 4, 2022

There is Only One Naples Pier...



It's Opulent Presence is Enough to Leave the Faintest of Heart Mesmerized


Naples Pier is a favorite location treasured in the hearts of many. It has been a wonderful attraction for visitors as well as a cherished place for local residents. Naples Pier is located on the Gulf of Mexico at the western end of 12th Avenue South. I would especially recommend visiting the pier at sundown. It is the perfect spot to watch a gorgeous Florida sunset. When touring the pier you will notice a number of fisherman reeling in the daily catch. Down at the beach you can enjoy a lovely swim in the refreshing waters below Naples Pier. The pier facilities offer many amenities such as beach supplies, a concession stand, restrooms, and showers. Possibly one of the best features about the pier is at approximately the time of sunset, a pod of dolphins, or perhaps several pods, swim under the pier, feeding on the fish that spend their time there. It truly is magnificent to watch dolphins frolic through the sunset. Additionally, Naples Pier is only a short walk from 5th Avenue. 5th Avenue will entertain you with its elegant dining, and afterwards you can walk to  Naples Pier for a magical view of the Gulf of Mexico sunset.


Naples Pier was built by the Naples Company in 1889. It recently underwent a major renovation. In 2015, the pier was replaced with Brazilian ipe, a hardy wood that can last for centuries. This new improvement will ensure that Naples Pier will be around for many more years to come, providing joy and making memories. The pier has been a brilliant part of several lives for many. All Southwest florida homeowners and luxury dwellers will attest to this if asked. The Naples Pier beach is equally as charming, with gorgeous white sand and a clear aquamarine ocean presence. You can experience luxury and fun all at the same time, just like many others who have visited and continue to visit. Third Street South comforts strolling patrons and those seeking potentially moving to Naples and it's surrounding areas.


Naples Pier is a rich and historical part of Old Naples, this means that it is surrounded by communities as precious as the pier. For instance, Port Royal, Aqualane Shores, and Coquina Sands are only a few examples. Port Royal is one of the finest neighborhoods in Naples and in the entire United States for that matter. It is a gem to top all gems, offering opulence and luxury at it’s finest. Aqualane Shores is quite literally a dream come true. Up-front water views along with grand living. This collection of unique and elaborate homes is genuinely an art form of a wonderful place to spend your time. Coquina Sands is amongst the top neighborhoods in all of Olde Naples. It is truly the definition of tropical living where luxury and quality collide. By taking residence in Coquina Sands, you will feel as if you were living at a luxurious resort get-away with the thought of never wanting to be anywhere else ever again.


5 Exclusive Naples Ultra Luxury Real Estate Market Reports {February 2022}


Port Royal - Luxury Real Estate Market Report - February 2022

Aqualane Shores - Luxury Real Estate Market Report - February 2022

Coquina Sands - Luxury Real Estate Market Report - February 2022

Olde Naples - Luxury Real Estate Market Report - February 2022

Park Shore - Luxury Real Estate Market Report - February 2022


* All above market reports are direct results from the Naples MLS comprised of the last 12 months.


Contributed by Paul Adams, Realtor - Downing Frye Realty, Inc.

Feb. 1, 2022

CMON Golisano Children's Museum of Naples - Delivers Interactive Learning Through Charitable Non-Profit Organization Efforts and Exceptional Hard Work



The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (CMON) is truly an extraordinary experience and adventure for both children and their families. It offers interactive learning experiences for both kids and their parents. It provides a brilliant adventure of education and astonishment. When you visit Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples you will have a colorful time full of wonder and splendor. Your children will have an outstanding time and so will you. CMON is located in southwest Naples, near North Collier Regional Park, next to Highway 75. It is easily accessible, as it is located in the heart of Naples near many high end luxury Naples gated communities. The Children’s Museum of Naples has been providing enjoyment since 2012. It resembles a starking contrast of the fondest learning experiences available in Southwest Florida. In the hearts of many for a decade, CMON simply offers an unforgettable experience wreathed in exceptional service. 


Allyson Loos is the founder of Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. Allyson has always had a love for kids, this additionally led her to study child psychology in college. She and her husband were thrilled to become parents to their children Bianca and Ben. Tragically, 13-month-old Bianca passed away in 1999, due to bacterial meningitis. Afterwards, the Loos family then decided to relocate to Naples, Florida. They soon began to set up a fund to help others in commemoration of their daughter. When the Loos were deciding what to focus the funds on, Ally had a vivid dream of Bianca in a bright, magnificent place for children and families to enjoy together. She realized that Bianca would have wanted a children’s museum in Naples. With some help from new friends, they began fundraising for what would later become Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. The children’s museum was founded in 2002 and officially opened to the public in 2012. It became a must-visit museum in Naples, and still is to this day. 


As Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples is in the heart of Naples, many neighborhoods are located near the establishment. Two superb gate guarded single family home enclaves, include Wilshire Lakes and Tiburon Golf Club. These luxury developments offer opulence and lavishness to the core. Wilshire Lakes is a lavish community with many amenities. Wilshire is also right next to North Collier Regional Park. It is less than ten minutes from Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. Also, Tiburon Golf Club is an award-winning golf course neighborhood. Tiburon is home to Ritz Carlton Hotel and Resorts brand. It is the definition of sophisticated-living. Tiburon Golf Club is approximately five minutes from Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. Naples is not just for retirees and those looking to golf. Naples is home to amazing family communities and activities for all ages. One of the most private real estate resourced places in the country. Naples luxury living will rival any other top tier community in the world.


5 Ultra Luxury Real Estate Communities in Naples, Florida


Port Royal - Newest & Active Naples MLS Listings in 2022

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Park Shore - Newest & Active Naples MLS Listings in 2022


Contributed by Paul Adams, Realtor - Downing Frye Realty, Inc.

Jan. 31, 2022

Ninja Japanese Steakhouse Blog Photos - Fine Authentic Sushi and Seafood in the Heart of Naples on Vanderbilt Beach Road

Jan. 28, 2022

5 Classic Old Florida Beach Homes with Vintage Charm Exclusive to Captiva, Sanibel, Useppa, Naples, and Marco Island

A Rarity in and of Itself - 5 New Listings with Large Luxury Porches and Coastline Views

1. Captiva Island

17201 Captiva Drive, Captiva, FL

Sophisticated, charming and an incredibly exclusive Captiva Island Beach and Bay Estate.

Days on Market 79

Presented at $5,650,000

2. Sanibel Island

1349 Bay Drive, Sanibel, FL

Paradise found on 23+ acres of Sanibel history. Almost an island on an island.

Days on Market 755

Presented at $6,395,000

3. Useppa Island

103 Useppa Island, Useppa Island, FL

One of a kind beachfront single family home, entirely remodeled and in a class if it's own.

Days on Market 239

Presented at $3,195,000

4. Naples

194 4th Ave N, Naples, FL

Quintessential tropical retreat only 4 houses from Naples' sugar sand beaches.

Days on Market 109

Presented at $10,000,000

5. Marco Island

465 Gate House Ct., Marco Island, FL

Exceptional elegance couple with ultimate luxury in Marco Island's one and only Hideaway Beach.

Days on Market 4

Presented at $8,750,000

Contributed by Paul Adams, Realtor - Downing Frye Realty, Inc.

Jan. 14, 2022

5th Avenue Naples, Florida - A Historical Timepiece Continues to Flourish

An Aura of Elegance and European Luxury Defined by it's Beauty

5th Avenue has always been labeled the “Unofficial Main Street of Naples.”  It has welcomed guests as well as entertained residents for decades. Over the years many ideals have advanced and changed, without a doubt Fifth Avenue is still the root of the city of Naples, Florida. It’s magnificent atmosphere has captured the hearts of many and continues to leave them entranced by it’s wonder. From exquisite dining to elegant apparel stores, Fifth Avenue will provide you with extraordinary care. 5th Avenue is a five-mile long row of excellence, it has been serving guests since the 1920s and has never failed to deliver the best service to its visitors. Whilst still being a sophisticated shopping boulevard, Fifth Avenue supplies a brilliant source of fun, enjoyment, and momentous adventure.

Fifth Avenue Naples has been providing elegance since 1920. At the time it was a simple, charming street with only a few shops and businesses. The Chamber of Commerce, a telephone company, a small gas station, and Club 41 were a few of the establishments who had taken residence on the beginnings of 5th Avenue. In true Floridian fashion, the 1930’s brought a small golf course positioned at the end of Fifth Avenue near the beach. During the 1940’s and 50’s Fifth Avenue continued to prosper. Soon after, the very first bank of Naples opened on 5th Avenue. It officially opened as “The Bank of Naples” in 1949. In 1989, they changed their name to “Barnett Bank.” That same bank is still there today, and is now known as “The Bank of America". In the 1960’s, Hurricane Donna brutally swept through the Gulf Coast and ruined many buildings along with the surroundings of 5th Avenue. Fortunately, by the mid-60’s 5th Avenue was coming back in full swing, possibly better than ever before. Ever since Hurricane Donna brought disaster, Fifth Avenue has been flourishing to its full capacity, growing constantly and bringing joy into numerous lives. 

Many luxurious neighborhoods are located near 5th Avenue, all reflecting it’s glamorous air. Olde Naples, Park Shore, and Port Royal are just three of the many. These communities are only a short distance from 5th Avenue, a reachable length from all of the luxury and magnificence of the boulevard. Just as Fifth Avenue has a precious and rich history, these neighborhoods capture that in their charming ambiance. Olde Naples is the perfect combination of city life, and a beach getaway. Park Shore is comprised of a beautiful array of buildings that line the beachfront.  When living there, you will feel as if you are living in a tropical resort. Port Royal is truly a jewel in a league of it’s own. Filled with opulence and character, Port Royal is true luxury the brings the entire city of Naples and 5th Avenue to life.

Contributed by Paul Adams, Realtor - Downing Frye Realty, Inc.

Jan. 11, 2022

7 Naples Luxury Real Estate Architects Providing Masterful Design Concepts

Florida Architecture is an Elegant Art in it's Rarest of Forms

When it comes to visual learning those who thrive within it's most complex concepts, really are able to see things in a different light. Not everyone can take an image in their mind and put it to paper and then to structure. These are the individuals the world needs to cherish. Our designers and architects who put to canvas there most impressive ideas should be rewarded a lot more often than not.

Below is a fantastically composed list of 7 great architects in the Naples area:

1. Stofft Cooney Architects, LLC

Official website for Stofft Conney Architects, LLC

2. JMDG Architecture | Planning + Interiors

Official website for JMDG Architecture

3. MHK Architecture & Planning

Official website for MHK Architecture & Planning

4. Herscoe Hajjar Architects

Official website for Herscoe Hajjar Architects

5. Mark J. Leonardi

Official website for Mark J. Leonardi

6. Lotus Architecture

Official website for Lotus Architecture

7. Harrison Design

Official website for Harrison Design

Naples Florida and other prominent areas such as Marco Island and Captiva would never be what they are if it were not for the amazing art forms of well known architects. These are individuals and firms that continue to amaze and deliver time and time again. The many expensive high end luxury homes here are what really makes this stunning city what it really is. Everyone comes to Naples Florida knowing that it is in a league of it's own. A pure relief knowing the highest form of real estate luxury will be on display.

Six (6) Stunning Naples Luxury Homes - An Architect's Dream Come True

1. 275 Springline Drive, Naples, Florida $1,975,000

2. 3131 Gin Lane, Naples, Florida $22,950,000

3. 1675 Gordon Drive, Naples, Florida $18,495,000

4. 3767 W Gulf Drive, Sanibel, Florida $7,500,000

5. 15261 Captiva Drive, Captiva, Florida $10,995,000

6. 158 S Beach Drive, Marco Island, Florida $8,999,999

The beautiful homes dispersed throughout Naples and Sanibel all once and at some point were just ideas and dreams. Now, towering elegantly in their more exquisite forms we are able to see these ideals come to life. A simple drive through Port Royal and Aqualane Shores will allow even the most faintest of heart to realize what is truly possible. The meandering yet smooth streets throughout Park Shore add an aura that non of us even thought could be possible. This is all in credit to not only those who dreamt up their dream homes, but to the Naples Florida architects and developers who actually made it all a reality.

Contributed by Paul Adams, Downing Frye Realty, Inc.

Jan. 3, 2022 - Continues to Lead and Thrive Towards Providing Buyers and Sellers with the Newest Technology in Florida

7 Reasons Why Our Website is the Best When it Comes to Cutting Edge Technology

Working with luxury buyers and sellers here in Naples is a full time career for us. We take extremely great pride in what we do. The constant monitoring and addition of new tools for our customers and clients is something that we strive to continuously improve upon. Below, we have assembled some of the finest and newest tools to make our website one of if not the best in all of Florida:

1. All MLS Listings Connected Live to the Naples, Sanibel, and Marco Island MLS

The ability to have first hand access with quick information at your disposal is extremely crucial right now, especially during market conditions where properties are moving very fast and multiple offers are being received. Our system is connected live to the MLS meaning that, when a listing agent makes a price change or update to the listings, you should see it on our website within a very reasonable time and not days. All luxury real estate is represented here.

2. All Listings Update Every 15 Minutes Through the Brokers MLS

This notion of providing information quickly trickles down again from number 1 above. The good news is that typically our site now updates every l5 minutes or so and sometimes even faster. The part that the user needs to understand is that it is very important to keep an eye out on their favorite listings so they do not miss crucial information and updates. Price changes and pending information are at the top of the list. This includes, condos, villas, land, estates, and homes.

3. Fastest Page Load Speeds Available Anywhere on the Web

As the world continues to forge forward and it has become evident that time is a valuable resource. Google's new algorithms for ranking websites highly has 100's of factors. One of them is to ensure that your website pages load very quickly and efficiently. Our website developers have ensured that our pages load super fast. We take great pride in this. The end result is that clients and customers will stay on the website longer all while enjoying the information we provide.

4. Incredible Descriptive Content Pages

Most real estate websites provide directly connected idx feeds displaying all of the listings and properties in the MLS including Naples luxury homes and condos in our area. We have taken this a step further to write incredible content pages which elaborate and share in depth local knowledge of each main development of sought after community. Our focus is the luxury market and we believe we have achieved a superior level of trust from our users when it comes to this aspect.

5. New Listings and Price Change Alerts Daily

Staying stagnant has never been in our repertoire or portfolio. One of the best ways to stand out in our opinion is to make sure that our website continues to show all new listings coming on the market but also all and any prices changes and adjustments. We also highlight the prices changes in red and with arrows to catch the attention of those seriously looking. These parameters are also connected live to the MLS and updated continuously and daily.

6. Beautiful and Multiple Large Property Specific Photos

Andre Agassi was once quoted in his infamous Canon commercial for saying, "Image is Everything!". We believe this to be 100% true. Photography and virtual tours in real estate at the highest and professional level are a must. We are waiting for the day in which the board or realtors for each Florida division disallows agents from taking their own photos. All listings and regardless of the price range deserve high end photos to be taken to help represent the property adequately.

7. Search MLS Sold Data just like a Florida Real Estate Broker

Lastly, but not least, we are thrilled to excite our customers by having the innate ability now to see what has sold, when it sold, and for how much. Some may believe we are a bit superfluous in providing this information but we do not. For starters, sold information is public information. So, instead of sending our customers and clients to public city and county real estate websites for the information, we now have connected our website live to this as well. The only difference is that we only provide MLS listings that have sold. An incredible tool moving into the new year 2022.

Contributed by Paul Adams, Realtor - Downing Frye Realty, Inc.

Jan. 1, 2022

Happy New Year to an Amazing & Prosperous 2022 in Naples Florida Luxury Real Estate (New Beginnings)

Dec. 31, 2021

3 Ultra Luxury Top Tier Lobster & Seafood Restaurants in Naples, Florida

Ocean Prime

This is an upscale setting and otherwise known for it's sophisticated decor, Ocean Prime is one of the best restaurants in all of Florida. Also honored by Wine-Spectator and several other well recognized avenues and mediums. The best.

Official Website: Ocean Prime

Address699 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102

822 Google reviews

Truluck's Ocean's Finest Seafood and Crab

Fantastic worldly location on 4th avenue within walking distance to everything imaginable in Naples. A massive name to stand by and a serious commitment to provided and serving the absolutely most freshest seafood in Southwest Florida.

Official Website: Truluck's Ocean's Finest Seafood and Crab

Address698 4th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102

869 Google reviews

Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar

Founded in 1990, Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar has continued to live up to it's highest form of luxury dining and natural legacy. Located in the refined Village Shops on Venetian Bay, this fantastic location serves exquisitely prepared dishes.

Official Website: Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar

Address4270 Gulf Shore Blvd N, Naples, FL 34103

585 Google reviews

Contributed by Paul Adams, Realtor - Downing Frye Realty, Inc.

Dec. 30, 2021

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