The previous owners of this remarkable property were one of the most well-known and respected families in Naples. Port Royal was in its early evolution and they could have chosen any location they wished. They selected this uniquely configured site, comprising two and one half estate lots along Admiralty Bay, which overlooks Keewaydin Island’s Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and the pass toward the Gulf. The current owners were quick to react when the property became available and immediately went to work developing plans and specifications for their home … a home that would complement and enrich its unique and significant environmental setting.Well-known Naples architect, Mark Leonardi, and premier residential builder, Dave Rogers, of Newbury North Associates, Inc., created a unique property along the water using only the finest hand-picked stone and rich hardwoods. Both the design and materials were selected to promote alignment of the structure to its natural surroundings.The inner and outer courtyard fountains create a serene environment which is enhanced by the numerous large oak trees surrounding the property. There is a feeling of tranquility inside and out.The interior of the home presents a sense of proportion, equilibrium and exquisite detail. Whether entertaining in its large, light-filled great rooms, looking out on the water and reserve, or enjoying the more intimate areas designed for cozy retreats, the home inspires a lifestyle that is both comfortable and stimulating.Its approximately 15,600 square feet under roof includes a kitchen that many professional chefs have enjoyed, and a dining room that easily accommodates more than thirty people. The bedrooms are generous and reflect the same serenity and calm.Dave Rogers, of Newbury North Associates, Inc., is well-known for the quality of his building work and no expense was spared in the construction and material selection of this home. It is built to exacting standards to serve well in our subtropical climate, with the least amount of maintenance possible. An equal amount of exterior stone was culled and rejected as was used, creating an exceptionally high quality, low maintenance facade. Mark Leonardi’s designs are innovative and of excellent proportion. His ability to use geometric proportion to create quality spaces is superior.In the case of 800 Admiralty Parade, the owners emphasized their desire for harmony between the structure and its surroundings which they recognized, after living abroad, was an essential element of a uniquely high-quality design. The home is private but effortlessly allows one to entertain on a grand scale. For many years the owners have hosted one of the most celebrated Vintner Dinners offered as part of the world-famous Naples Winter Wine Festival. Likewise they have held numerous events at the home for both local and national charities and visiting dignitaries, as well as routinely entertaining their Naples friends.Not far from Gordon Pass and the Gulf of Mexico, the home is also just a short distance to the inland waterways fronting some of the most pristine estuaries in the United Sates.With Port Royal Club eligibility, private world-class beachfront dining and state of the art fitness and tennis centers are accessible nearby.The famous restaurants, shopping districts and centers for the arts, for which Naples is internationally known, are just a few miles to the north as well.800 Admiralty Parade reflects and offers a quintessential human life-style experience in a serene and secluded environment.