Theoretical Design Creating a Custom Interior at Esplanade Lake Club

Southwest Florida is no stranger to tropical landscapes, waterfront properties, and resort destinations. Therefore, craftsmen must understand how homeowners envision their future oasis to create a one-of-a-kind residential design that uniquely defines a coastal-style interior and capitalizes on its natural surroundings. That’s exactly what Theory Design’s VP of Design, Ruta Menaghlazi, and designer, Emily Mastropietro, are doing with Seagate Development Group’s upcoming custom home at Esplanade Lake Club.

This one-story residence, based on Seagate’s Genova floor plan, will accommodate nearly 3,900 square feet of living space. With a classic dark gray flat tile roof, white corbels, gray shutters and graphite garage doors, the soft gray exterior will serve as an introduction to the tropical retirement residence without distracting from the incredible views of Lake Como . The home’s light and airy interior will be consistent with this sentiment – main living areas with a particular emphasis on outdoor living space, as well as sanctuary-style complementary rooms that enhance water views at their way.

It will all start at the entrance – beyond the double glazed doors with rich wooden frames that launch views of the lake. The foyer will include two sculpture/art niches. A large blue onyx-style slab insert serves as a centerpiece greeting, surrounded by European white oak flooring that will draw everyone further into the space and begin to blur the lines between indoor and outdoor living. White oak flooring will carry over into the great room with a beamed tray ceiling that mimics the media wall, plus plenty of comfortable seating that invites owners and guests to gather and enjoy life by the pool. Lake. The adjacent gourmet kitchen will host a sprawling quartz island and 36-inch-high bar top, full-height backsplash, white single-bowl sink, as well as Thermador appliances including double wall ovens, refrigerator, upright freezer and two dishwashers. These selections will reflect the natural light shining through the sliding glass doors and the sparks of sunlight on the crystal clear water, bringing enviable outdoor elements indoors. Guest entertainment will be carried into the dining room with a soffit-lit wine bar – featuring an elegant wine cellar and refrigerator design – that will ensure no one ever goes thirsty.

The split floor plan will provide long term privacy without sacrificing lake scenery. All baths will be accented with decorative marble in shades of greys, beiges and blues for a true channel to the coastal environment. The VIP guest suite and the owner’s bedroom – which will include a spacious sitting area – will both open up to the outdoor living space. The spa-like master bathroom will include two toilets, a walk-in shower and a tub for complete peace and quiet.

Saving the best for last, the outdoor living space will bring owners and guests closer to the community’s main attraction, Lake Como, with an outdoor kitchen and ample space to eat and gather around a barbecue. gas fireplace covered with stone. Swimming and the ultimate level of luxurious relaxation can be found in the custom pool with a bubble bath and elevated spa.

“We’ve only just begun bringing this coastal canvas to life, and our designers are already perfectly blending comfort and holism so owners can enjoy it for years to come,” said Chris Hensley, vice president of Theory Design.

The residence – with an architectural design by RG Designs – will be inaugurated next week.

In addition to this custom home, Theory Design creates interiors for Seagate Development Group’s model homes at Hill Tide Estates, model and custom homes at Talis Park and upcoming projects at Quail West, as well as many other residential designs and renovation throughout the region.


Theory Design, a Seagate Development Group company, is dedicated to excellence in luxury interior design. Their growing portfolio of projects from concept to completion shows their work with new construction and renovation projects for residential and commercial clients. The design team incorporates a holistic design approach that draws inspiration from nature, organic elements and a modern yet timeless design. Their goal is to engage the lifestyle of their customers and infuse their award-winning approach with design aspects that support the overall well-being and experience of the customer.

Theory Design and Seagate Development Group headquarters is located at 9921 Interstate Commerce Drive in Fort Myers. For more information, visit

Betty K. Park