NAPLES, FL, August 12, 2021 – Waterside Builders, Inc., a luxury custom home builder in Naples, Florida, reveals a new estate home to be built in Aqualane Shores. Located at 2131 Marina Drive, perfectly situated along one of Naples’ most private streets and near the exclusive shopping and dining of famed 3rd Street South Historic District the home features architectural design by MHK Architecture & Planning.

The two-story, all concrete block, six-bedroom, six full and two half bath, classic Carribbean-inspired home design includes unique features such as two separate swimming pools, interior second floor sleeping porch, oversized outdoor front and rear balconies and decks, and private cabana guest suite. With 6,349 square feet under air and 8,846 total square feet, the Marina Drive estate beckons guests through a stately covered front porch graced with mahogany double entry doors and classic Colonial Carribbean windows. A center-front peaked gable with Bahama-shutter style insets tops both the main entrance and three-car garage, creating design symmetry and interest.

One of the area’s most expansive homesites, spanning 17,000 square feet, the residence’s private location offers owners a sanctuary from the hustle of downtown Naples, yet still a short bicycle or golf cart jaunt away for dinner and cocktails. Entertaining at home is effortless in the 50-foot long first-floor combined great room, dining area and kitchen. A double-island kitchen allows guests to gather at one area while the cook keeps preparation and clutter away from main entertaining. Full-length retractable sliding doors open the interior kitchen directly to the outdoor living, dining and alfresco kitchen and grill, creating a seamless transition.

The owner suite, located on the first floor, showcases a private double-door entry, art vestibule, oversized dressing room with storage island and wrap-around closet design, and bath with walk-through shower accessing two separate owner vanities, enclosed water closet and soaking tub. Also situated on the first floor are a window enclosed wine room, elevator, study with private exterior entrance, laundry room, butler’s pantry, and powder room. A three-car garage houses owner vehicles, sports equipment, and beach toys.

Just off the great room, wide sliding retractable doors open onto a deck showcasing two separate pools. A 40’ long lap pool with sun shelf and flush spa is perfect for a morning swim workout and post workout spa recovery. A second pool, with larger sun shelf and water feature provides additional room for relaxation and quiet. The 148’ rear property line will be professionally landscaped with native lush vegetation providing a tropical backdrop and ultimate privacy, designed by Christian Andrea, ASLA, PLA, of Architectural Land Design.

The second-floor hosts four guest suites with en-suite baths and walk-in closets. The upstairs bonus room with exterior balcony spans 20-feet and includes a morning bar for guest coffee and juices. Located at the end of the hallway, an interior sleeping porch can function in multiple options depending on the owner lifestyle— additional sleeping quarters, fitness and wellness studio, art and design library, or mediation room. A detached sixth bedroom, or cabana suite, is located above the garage and include a private entrance, en-suite bath, and front balcony.

“The Marina Drive estate takes full advantage of the incredible homesite,” states Mike Assaad, owner of Waterside Builders, Inc. “Its vast entertaining areas on the main floor, both inside and out, feel open and unencumbered by unnecessary structures, allowing for full-length views from one end of the room to the other. Private upstairs guest quarters enjoy balcony views to the surrounds of the homesite, giving the feel of a tropical hideaway. It’s one of the quietest streets in Aqualane Shores and best of all, the home includes a deeded boat dock adjacent to the property.”

Construction of this brand-new luxury home is underway and is anticipated to be complete by early 2022. This home will be offered for sale for $12,900,000. Please contact Waterside Builders at 230-430-3883 or via email at mike@watersidebuildersinc.com.


Waterside Builders has been at the forefront of enhancing some of Naples’ most revered neighborhoods for over two decades with a portfolio including custom luxury homes, high-profile commercial, and renovation of timeless treasured residences. Led by owner Mike Assaad and his team of professionals, Waterside Builders is a full-service residential and commercial contractor whose projects can be seen in Port Royal, Aqualane Shores, Olde Naples, Coquina Sands, Moorings, and Park Shore, some of Naples’ most exclusive neighborhoods.