Naples Different Home Styles
Naples has great diversity in home styles and uses terms to describe them that may be different or unfamiliar to those from other areas of the country.
Garden Apartments are multi-unit two story buildings surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. Usually consisting of several identically designed buildings. Units are usually smaller two bedroom condos around 1,000 sq. ft. This style was popular in the 1960s and early 1970s as a more affordable option than condos located on the beach or bays. Garden apartments are mainly in the Moorings and Park Shore Neighborhoods.
Carriage homes are two story buildings with up to 12 condo units on the first and second floors. They would be small 2 bedroom or 2 bedroom plus a den condos that come with a garage large enough to house your "carriage".
Coach Homes are 4-plexes, with two condos on the first floor and two on the second floor. These are larger condos typically with three bedrooms and would have a garage large enough to hold your "Coach."
Townhouse are two story condo units. Usually there are two condos per building each with an upstairs and downstairs, but sometimes there are three or more attached units (share a common wall). There are only a few townhouse communities in Naples. The larger ones include: Bristol Pines, Cypress Glen Village, Milano, Stradford Place, Summit Place, The Cove and Verona Point.
Mid Rise condos are those condo buildings between four and seven stories tall. The greatest concentration of these would be in the Mooring beach area.
High rises are condo buildings greater than eight stories tall. Naples tallest high rise is the Enclave at 29 stores tall. Most high rise buildings are on the beach, but some are also on Naples various bays. Read More
Attached 'Villas are duplexes. Two or more single story units that share a common wall.
Villa Homes are smaller detached single family home, usually less than 2,000 sq. ft. of living space. Villa Homes are typically a long narrow rectangular floor plan, which sits on its lot perpendicular to the street. The space between buildings is narrow or zero lot line on the sides. A villa neighborhood would have a greater density of homes vs. single family, but also more affordable.
Old Florida Style
Usually small, rectangular shape single family homes built in the 50s, 60s and 70s in what were the Naples affordable sections at that time. Not so affordable any more. Read More..
Stilt homes rest on stilt. The purpose is to raise them above low lying areas that could be subject to flooding. In the stilted area under the home is parking, storage, etc. Some stilted homes are well disguised in that from the street a casual observer might not realize the home was on stilts.