Moody Blues Bassist Buys At Kalea Bay
Moody Blues rock group bassist John Lodge will soon move into a condo in Naples. The talented English musician announced last week that he bought a condo at Kalea Bay, a new luxury high-rise gated community being developed on Vanderbilt Drive in North Naples, just north of Wiggins Pass Road. Under construction now, Kalea Bay will be completed in 2017. Condo prices at Kalea Bay range from $1.3 million to $2.6 million.
Kalea Bay defines itself as coastal chic through contemporary architecture. The building will have 120 residences in Tower 1 within a gated community that offers a resort-like feel. Amenities will include a 24-hour manned gatehouse; secured building parking; a sophisticated lobby; rooftop infinity pool with an expansive deck area for sunset views and lounging; fitness center with views of the Gulf waters and preserves; private beach access; and shuttle service. The sleek Sky Lounge at Kalea Bay will offer an intimate setting for drinks and enjoying great Gulf views.
Each residence at Kalea Bay has generous interiors with 3,200 square feet, featuring flow-through open floor plans for today’s casual lifestyle. Residences are fully finished with detailed interiors, 3 bedrooms plus Den or 4 bedrooms, 3 ½ or 4 bathrooms, private elevators, elegant hardwood floors throughout, a lanai and a balcony to watch sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. The kitchens feature an open design that blends into the living and dining rooms; large kitchen island; Wolf/Subzero high-end appliances; Wolf gas range; and quartz countertops. You can expect Kohl fixtures in the bathrooms and designer tile.
Bassist John Lodge said he and his wife Kirsten, married since 1968, are buying a home in the Naples area because they have a son and grandson who live here. Lodge spends a lot of time in Southwest Florida. His new solo album, “10,000 Light Years Ago,” was recorded at The Mix Factory recording studio in Naples. Lodge said in a Kalea Bay press release that “the best aspects of Naples, besides golf, are the sunsets and weather.” At age 69, Lodge continues touring with the Moody Blues rock band. The bassist joined the British band in 1966, and wrote many of their hit songs, such as “Peak Hour,” “I’m Just a Singer (in a Rock & Roll Band),” and “Isn’t Life Strange.”