Grand Woodworking Gives The Brighton a Facelift, Helps Drive Sales.

Bay Colony condo undergoes exquisite remodel by Naples area craftsmen.

Bay Colony is synonymous with beauty, amenities, and luxury. Located in Pelican Bay’s most exclusive subdivision, The Brighton exemplifies everything desirable about the affluent Naples lifestyle. Only minutes from the Naples Philharmonic and the Waterside Shops, the condo is nestled in the heart of Southwest Florida’s most exclusive community.

One of 2012′s best-selling luxury residences, homes in the 22 story, 75 unit condominium overlooking Naples Beach routinely sell from two to over three million dollars. However the building, built in 1994, was in need of modernization to showcase its beauty and match the views of the nature preserves and sandy beaches which surround The Brighton. To craft a look which reflected the prestige of the community and satisfied the expectations of discriminating residents required contractors who could provide creative vision, immaculate workmanship, and the highest quality materials.

The original design elements created challenges to overcome in the renovation. The 20 year old design featured a large column in the lobby, a design which required innovative solutions. Brighton-Lobby-1-150x150 To solve this problem, Grand Woodworking enclosed the column with anigre, an exotic wood veneer. To create seating for the lobby, designer upholstered wedges were added around the column and accented with anigre wedges to act as end tables. The result is a beautiful space that provides accommodating seating for residents and guests.

Creating a luxurious entry for homeowners and their visitors was another challenge. Grand Woodworking updated the reception desk to a more modern look giving it a simple, clean appearance outfitted with LED lights. The desk combines elegance with functionality, allowing the staff to welcome residents home and serve their needs.

First-Floor-Hallway-150x150The elevator landings of the North and South wings were also updated with custom wall panels to enclose marbled wall decorations in a handcrafted wood frame. In order to give the feeling of a larger space, clear glass beads were added to the center of the wall to create a window-like illusion. The contrast of white woodwork and the clear beads along the expansive hallways opens up the area and creates a minimalist aesthetic that transforms an elevator landing into a work of art.

Residents love the work, according to building manager Ralph Waters. Buyers have also placed their seal of approval on the work. Realtors have remarked on the elegance of the renovation, and sales have been strong since the work had been completed, with eight homes selling in December and January alone.

“The Brighton is one of the finest residences in all of Naples,” said Grand Woodworking co-founder Neil Heuer. “It was an honor to provide the residents of Brighton a more beautiful place to live and show Grand Woodworking is in the upper echelon of Southwest Florida woodworking.”

To find out how Grand Woodworking can transform your living space with fine custom cabinetry, architectural millwork, and handcrafted furniture, visit or call 239 594 WOOD (9663).

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