Naples Reserve to showcase more than a dozen model homes, Island Club during February Parade of Homes
Naples Reserve, home to the area’s newest lakefront lifestyle, is hosting the Collier Building Industry Association’s single-site Parade of Homes Feb. 17-19 and Feb. 24-26. More than a dozen decorated models by eight of Southwest Florida’s top builders will be open to the public during the event.
The models, priced from the high-$200s to more than $1 million, include homes offering three and four bedrooms, 1,800 to more than 3,500 square feet of air-conditioned space, large outdoor living areas, private master suites, custom pools and spas, fireplaces and fire pits. Homes feature Southern Coastal-inspired architecture and preview Naples Reserve’s emphasis on lakefront living.
Naples Reserve has attached villas, single-family homes and custom estate homes built by Ashton Woods, D.R. Horton, Florida Lifestyle Homes, KTS Homes, Lundstrom Development, Marvin Development, McGarvey Custom Homes and Stock Signature Homes.
The 688-acre community offers 11 neighborhoods woven into 22 freshwater lakes, including the 125-acre Eagle Lake with the destination Kontiki Island, complete with an oversized tiki hut. Buyers who purchase a home along Eagle Lake also have the option to build a personal floating boat dock behind their home.
Parade visitors will also discover Naples Reserve’s unique amenities, including the recently completed Island Club, a private paradise that channels the ambience and spirit of Key West and Florida’s old beach towns. The club, inspired by five-star resorts, offers a pool – complete with a waterfall – plus beach volleyball and bocce ball courts, the Chat ‘n Chill Tiki Bar, a separate 3,500-square-foot fitness club and the 5,160-square-foot community center featuring Latitudes Cafe and the signature 850-gallon cylindrical aquarium in the Welcome Center.
“Naples Reserve has generated so much buzz since we announced our plans for a community unlike others in the area,” said Don Mears, vice president, land and development of iStar, which is developing the community. “We are excited for first-time and repeat visitors to see what iStar has created during the last year: a distinctive, water-centric lifestyle with an emphasis on protecting the environment and preserving natural resources.”
Naples Reserve’s Parade of Homes models are open Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. A $5 donation per visitor is suggested to benefit the CBIA’s scholarship fund.
iStar was named 2015 Developer of the Year by Builder and Developer magazine for its commitment to creating exceptional communities and lifestyles with an emphasis on energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.
Featuring sweeping open water views, many of Naples Reserve’s homes and amenities are located along the water’s edge. Lakes provide prime opportunities for kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding and scenic vistas. Eagle Lake offers a mile-long stretch of lakefront nestled against the Picayune Strand State Forest, a 76,000-acre state park with protected pinelands, cypress swamps, marshes and abundant wildlife.
The community’s Outrigger Center, evocative of Key West with its palette of turquoise, beige and white, features a wraparound porch overlooking the lake and floating docks. The center provides paddleboards, kayaks and canoes for residents to use, as well as a flex-space available for game days, special events and other activities.
Many of Naples Reserve’s amenities are now open. The lakefront Match Point complex, offering tennis and pickleball courts, as well as a community boating ramp, are slated to open during the first quarter of 2017.
Additional planned amenities include a tot lot, two dog parks and a meandering linear park for biking, hiking and jogging. Navigating a loop road circling Naples Reserve, the park is designed to engage residents with their natural environment and provide an alternative mode of transportation throughout the community.
Naples Reserve residents receive complimentary one-year social memberships at Walker’s Hideaway Marina of Naples, a yacht club along the Gordon River offering a marina, indoor storage for 600 boats, two waterside restaurants, outdoor pool and sauna, and access to Naples Bay.
Learn more about the Parade of Homes at www.naplesreserve.com/parade-of-homes. Visit Naples Reserve at 14885 Naples Reserve Circle, located off U.S. 41, 2 miles southeast of the Collier Boulevard/CR 951 intersection and 10 minutes from I-75, Exit 101.
About iStar Land & Development:
iStar Land & Development creates unique communities, considering the best use of the land with a focus on future residents. iStar has financed and invested in over $10 billion of residential projects since 1993, making it one of the largest investors in luxury condominium, multifamily and master-planned residential developments in the U.S. Its portfolio has included interests in over 18,000 condominium units in the nation’s top markets, and 65,000 acres in master-planned communities with the potential for an estimated 50,000 single-family and multifamily units. Offering a fully integrated platform, the team includes best-in-class developers, architects, builders, marketers and community liaisons.
iStar (NYSE: STAR) finances, invests in and develops real estate and real estate related projects as part of its fully integrated investment platform. Building on over two decades of experience and more than $35 billion of transactions, iStar brings uncommon capabilities and new ways of thinking to commercial real estate and adapts its investment strategy to changing market conditions. The company is structured as a real estate investment trust, with a diversified portfolio focused on larger assets located in major metropolitan markets. Additional information on iStar is available on its website at www.istar.com.