Estero, FL (February 29, 2016) – Due to an overwhelming response to the first seminar, Robert and Carole Leher, authors of the 252-page coffee table book Naples Beach Homes: Cottages, Castles, and The Families That Built Them, have been invited to give an encore presentation on Tuesday, March 15 at Miromar Design Center. They will share some of the fascinating stories they have uncovered about the history of Naples’ most iconic beach homes. The presentation will begin at 11 a.m. and will be followed at noon by a reception and book signing hosted by MP Interiors. The event is free and open to the public.
Newcomers to the Naples area often wonder about the amazingly diverse houses situated directly on the beach along Gulf Shore Boulevard and Gordon Drive. These homes range from modest single-story cottages built decades ago, to modern multi-story mansions that tower high above the sand. Yet these single-family residences all have one thing in common – each looks out over the beach to the sparkling Gulf of Mexico, and each property has a story to tell.
Naples residents Robert and Carole Leher were curious themselves and spent the past three years talking with homeowners past and present and gathering their stories about living on the beach. In both text and photographs, the authors have profiled many of the homes that overlook the beach today. The narrative also journeys back in time to explore some of the historic houses that graced the beach in days gone by.
Enhanced by the original artwork of Naples artist Paul Arsenault and highlighted with current and vintage photography, this book offers an overview of beachfront homes and homeowners whose legacies live on in the lore of Naples, Florida. Normally retailed for $65, the book will be offered for sale at the event for $50 with net proceeds going to the Naples Historical Society.
The event is free and open to the public; however seating is limited and reservations are required. Register online at miromardesigncenter.com or call (239) 390-8203 for more information. Miromar Design Center is located at I-75, Exit 123 and Corkscrew Road in Estero, across from Miromar Outlets.