Naples Home Styles

Naples has great diversity in home styles. The terms used to describe some of these styles may be different or unfamiliar to those from other areas of the country.

Garden Apartments

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 1960’s and early 1970’s as an affordable alternative to condos located on the beach or bays
Garden Apartments Moorings Neighborhood
Carriage Homes at Cedar Hammock

Carriage Home

In Naples a carriage home is a condo in a two story building with six or more units, that come with a one car garage. This style is very common in the Naples area.

They are consider “carriage” as the garage is large enough to park your carriage

Coach Homes

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 with a garage large enough to hold your “Coach.”
Coach Home at Heritage Bay
Townhouse at Island Walk


Townhouses 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 (sharing a common wall). Townhouse communities in Naples include: Bristol Pines, Cypress Glen Village, Milano, Stradford Place, Summit Place, The Cove and Verona Point

Villas and Attached Villas

Attached Villas are duplexes. Two or more single story units that share a common wall. Longer than they are wide.

Villa Homes are smaller detached single family homes, usually less than 2,000 sq. ft. of living space. Villa Homes are typically a long narrow rectangular floor plan. The space between buildings is narrow or zero lot line on the sides.
Attached Villa Floor Plan at Lely Resort

Stilt Homes

Stilt homes rest on stilts. The purpose is to raise them above low lying areas that could be subject to flooding. The stilted area under the home is parking, storage, and non-essential items. Some stilted homes are well disguised and from the street a casual observer might not realize the home was on stilts

Old Florida Style

Old Florida style homes are small, rectangular homes built mostly before 1980. The oldest Old Florida style home may have flat or a slightly pitched roof. They were originally built as an affordable option, and came with a carport, garage or just gravel driveway. They have eight foot ceilings or a vaulted underside of a pitched roof.
Old Florida Style in Twin Lakes Neighborhood
While built as the affordable option back in their day, their lot values now far exceeds the value of the structure. Today’s buyers of this style, appreciate the location of the home and the charm they can provide.

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