Parade of Homes Awards

Windward Construction sweeps ‘Showcase of Homes’ awards for Makai model

Windward Construction’s Polynesian-inspired Makai model home swept every category award in the Cape Coral Construction Industry Association’s 2023 Builders’ Showcase of Homes awards program, and the company has already begun working on new designs and features to unveil in 2024.

The Makai earned all nine awards in the $2 million to $2.5 million category, including best pool design, outdoor living, landscape design, exterior design, livability, interior design, bath, kitchen and overall. Additionally, the Makai earned four of the top five overall awards: best interior design, best landscape design, best pool design and top honors.

“Our goal with every build is to create a one-of-a-kind, custom home designed specifically for that homeowner or family,” said Windward Construction Owner Brian Haag. “Attention to detail is our calling card, and the Makai reflects our team’s experience, imagination, artisanship and craftsmanship in bringing the project from a visionary concept to reality.”

The Makai model is a four-bedroom, four-bedroom waterfront estate home that spans 3,769 square feet. Inspired by the open designs of the tropics, the Makai welcomes visitors through its lush, landscaped canopy with 12-foot glass entry doors. Inside, the great room features soaring handcrafted cypress ceilings with hidden lighting, as well as a custom wine bar and stone fireplace. The kitchen contains top-of-the-line appliances and countertops, which carry over to a nearby gourmet chef’s kitchen. The master retreat features a 90-degree disappearing glass wall, hand-scraped wood floors, a spa-inspired bath and a master closet with custom, built-in cabinetry and a center island with a chandelier. On the home’s opposite side, guest suites offer stone showers and distinctive décor, while another room can serve as a functional office or fourth bedroom.

The Makai’s true beauty is its outdoor living spaces, social zones that include a kitchen, 16-foot handcrafted wood bar, terrace and firepit overlooking a swimming pool with crafted glass tilework and a black stone negative edge with seating that spans nearly 50 feet. Beyond the pool are sweeping, panoramic views of the Caloosahatchee River.

The Cape Coral Construction Industry Association featured 15 model homes in its 2023 Builders’ Showcase of Homes. Builders opened the doors of their top models in January and February for three weekends of self-guided tours for prospective buyers, real estate agents and industry professionals. Windward Construction is refining designs in preparation for the 2024 Builders’ Showcase of Homes, which launches during the third weekend of January in 2024.

More information about the Makai model is available by visiting our Makai’s Project page.

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