Monday, March 2, 2015

Naples Beach Homes

Robert and Carole Leher retired from legal and administrative jobs in Denver ten years ago and started spending winters in Naples, where they had vacationed for decades.  They usually drove visiting friends past the beautiful waterfront homes.  They started learning about them.


That was the germ of the idea that led to the last three years visiting the homeowners and 
writing a richly illustrated and photographed coffee table book, being released this week:
Naples Beach Homes:  Cottages, Castles, and the Families that Built Them. 


Prominent Naples artist Paul Arsenault's paintings of each home are featured, along with historic photographs, aerial photographs and architectural photographs of the interiors and exteriors. 
Detailed stories about the families who built and occupy the homes make the book unique.
All net proceeds from sale of the book will be donated to the Naples Historical Society.

17 comments:

Kate said...

They obviously seized a great opportunity. It undoubtedly will be successful from all appearances,

Luis Gomez said...

So beautiful Jack!

Michelle said...

Nice to see they followed through with that inspiring idea.

Birdman said...

A lot of research went into this project too, I'd wager. I wager a lot. hehehehe

Sharon Anck said...

I'm very impressed. What a fantastic project and such a beautiful result.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

How fantastic! What a beautiful book, photos and paintings.. Would be lovely to own if you were familiar with the area.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! I'm impressed, too! A beautiful book and how wonderful that the proceeds will go to the Naples Historical Society. A handsome couple and terrific project!! Another great post and photos, Jack!

VP said...

An amazing idea, my compliments to the authors!

RedPat said...

It is such a beautiful area that I am sure the book must be beautiful too!

jennyfreckles said...

Ooh, I love house porn. With added historical zing. It looks like a project to be proud of.

José Mendonça said...

Love this kind of books! I recently bought one about Miami interiors. :-)

cieldequimper said...

Very nice!

They are far too young to be retired.

Kay said...

You certainly are finding a lot of busy, successful people! This looks like it's going to be a winner of a book, though I suspect they apparently didn't use any of your photos. Their loss.

William Kendall said...

That's a great idea they had!

Randy said...

Nice looking book.

Denton Harryman said...

On their next book they need to feature your photos ... we will give you references as a prominent Naples artist with a world wide following (smile)

Karl Demetz said...

What a beautiful idea, my compliments to the authors !