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.