KWC Homes Building Luxury shines with six Sand Dollar Awards

KWC Homes Building Luxury received six Sand Dollar awards during this year’s awards ceremony, presented Saturday, September 23 by the Collier Building Industry Association’s Sales and Marketing Council (SMC).

“Our team is proud to be recognized by CBIA with Sand Dollar Awards for our work over the last year,” said KWC Building Luxury President Ryan Williams. “These awards underscore our dedication to pushing the boundaries of design and innovation in luxury real estate. They’re a great testament to the talent and passion of our entire team.”

The firm was awarded five Sand Dollars for its Marco Island private residence, “Island Glamour:” Product Design of the Year / Single-Family Home ($4,000,001-$5 million); Best Outdoor Living Area; Best Master Suite; Best Specialty Feature, and Best Interior Design by a Builder/Remodeler for a Single-Family Home ($4,000,001-$5 million).

“Island Glamour” epitomizes harmonious contemporary design, seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor living spaces in the breathtaking surroundings of Southwest Florida. This open concept, 5,020 square foot, two-story home features five bedrooms, six full and one half-baths, a study, and 5,115 square feet of outdoor living space overlooking Clam Bay. Building on a key homesite is notoriously challenging but looking through the storefront entry, a stunning view emerges.

“The architect did a wonderful job designing a layout to maximize the breathtaking views of Clam Bay, including a water view from every bedroom,” exclaimed Williams.

Masterfully crafted details can be found around every corner of Island Glamour, including the perfectly matched wine wood wall and door in the study. The chef’s kitchen features custom walnut wood cabinetry with Oceano Quartzite waterfall edge countertops; three-inch mitered, L-shaped island, luxury appliances including a 48-inch Fulgor range and pot-filler; well-appointed pantry with full height slab backsplash and matching floating shelves; along with a massive picture frame window. Full height slab backsplashes are situated above the range and behind the custom walnut vent hood, and also wraps into the jamb of the 10’ wide picture window and transom. A shade pocket conceals the motorized shade above the pocketing sliding glass door which opens into an elegant outdoor kitchen. The expansive outdoor living space is detailed with a porcelain clad television wall to match the great room tv wall, along with the matching tongue-and-groove, custom-stained cypress ceiling. The infinity edge pool and spa are finished with a dramatic blue pebble, adding elegant depth. Past the 5.5” mitered bar top, open on both side for ample seating, is a tile-cladded linear fire pit, artificial turf corn hole area, 500-plus square foot putting green and spacious, sail-shaded sitting area. Overlooking the sail shades and the outdoor sitting area, the primary suite is thoughtfully detailed to connect with the rest of the home. The custom, backlit, walnut canopy bed matches the black walnut cabinetry in the kitchen and bathroom vanities. Slide open the custom barn doors to enter a spa-like primary bath boasting floor-to-ceiling wall cladding along with an LED mirror and waterfall countertop edge.

KWC Homes also earned a prestigious Sand Dollar Award in the Remodeling/Whole House Remodel (over $1 million) category for its Port Royal project on Gin Lane. This renovation transformed a traditional 6,586 square foot Marco Island home into a timeless masterpiece, complete with elegant updates to the driveway design, landscaping, roof tiles and entry roofline. The kitchen received a remarkable facelift with updated countertops, cabinet hardware and fresh paint. The family room was transformed to create a light and airy atmosphere. The primary bathroom was redesigned for a more efficient layout, including a spacious shower and an additional closet area for added storage. The luxurious outdoor kitchen and living space were rejuvenated with top-of-the-line appliances, custom cabinet drawers, full-height backsplash, porcelain tile, and an elegant cypress ceiling detail. Structural enhancements included replacing windows and sliding glass doors with Andersen 400 series and Windoor products. The lanai was equipped with built-in motorized hurricane shutters and insect screens, overcoming the challenges of concealed tracks and motors.