Captiva custom-made design home now open for viewing at Naples Reserve



The 3rd single-family customized design home at Naples Reserve, the Captiva built by Marvin Development, is now open in developer iStar’s 688-acre water-centric community.

The three-bedroom, three-bath Captiva lies in the Parrot Cay neighborhood and features Southern Coastal architecture with stacked limestone accents, wood trim and lap siding detailing. Inside, a combination of sea-glass blues and greens versus grays and off-white backgrounds, white-washed oak floor covering, wainscoting and white-painted tongue-and-groove ceilings convey a welcoming seaside ambience.The Captiva is priced at $1,375,000, totally provided by Norris Furniture and Interiors.

The design provides 3,166 square feet of interior home and an open floor plan stressing indoor and outdoor living small dining tables.

This home really blurs the borders between within and outside spaces, said Joe Gavitt, vice president of sales and marketing for the award-winning homebuilder. Wall-to-wall sliding glass doors in the excellent room erase any division as do the zero-corner sliders in the breakfast nook. The Captiva is such an easy yet elegant floor plan that’s simple to reside in.




These vintage images expose the glamour of Toronto s old-timey movie theatres



Doug Taylor first went to a movie theatre when he was 6 years of ages, in the mid-1940s. The experience felt sinful his grandma explained movie theaters as dens of iniquity and he couldn’t wait to do it again. Quickly, Saturday matinees ended up being a weekly ritual tickets cost 10 cents, popcorn five. The world of film was my type of escapism, long prior to I had actually ever become aware of the term, he says. It permitted me to check out exciting foreign lands and exotic climes


Taylor, now a historian, blogger and retired teacher, just recently set out to preserve the memories of the shuttered theatres of his youth. He combed the city s and province s archives, carried out research study at the Toronto Reference Library, and collected his and other moviegoer’s memories.

The result is Toronto s Local Movie Theatres of Yesteryear, a captivating catalogue of the city’s earliest movie theaters. In these excerpts, Taylor states fascinating stories from a few of his favorite theatres.

St. Clair Theatre.

After my daddy immigrated to Toronto [from Newfoundland] in 1921, St. Clair Theatre was a preferred hangout for him and his six bros, since they were living close by on Earlscourt Avenue. On warm evenings they often travelled along St. Clair, attempting to catch the eye of a pretty girl. If my father achieved success, he welcomed the gal to attend the St. Clair Theatre.



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