Naples Reserve wins consecutive CBIA Sand Dollar Awards | Naples Reserve

Naples Reserve wins consecutive CBIA Sand Dollar Awards

Posted on October 11, 2019

Collier Building Industry Association presented five 2019 Sand Dollar Awards to Naples Reserve and the builders and designers working within the community at its annual awards gala in September.

Naples Reserve and its developer iStar were honored with Sand Dollar Awards for Community of the Year ($500,000 to $1 million) and Best Landscape Design (Over $1 million). The Sand Dollar Awards are the highest accolades given by the CBIA each year in recognition of building, design, and marketing excellence in Collier County.

“Being honored by the CBIA, in the presence of 550 industry professionals, is an amazing recognition,” said Heather Thompson, marketing manager for Naples Reserve. “Winning Community of the Year and Best Landscape Design for two consecutive years reinforces why Naples Reserve is one of the best-selling communities in South Naples.”

Naples Reserve’s approach to landscaping is different than many other local communities, with an overall plan that utilizes native, drought-resistant, low-maintenance plants in layered combinations of color and texture for a natural and tropical look.

“Naples Reserve manicured landscape is not traditional of other Southwest Florida’s gated communities,” said Don Mears, vice president of land and development for iStar. “Our landscaping plays a critical role in establishing the sense of place that makes the community so exceptional and unique.”

In addition to the two awards won by iStar, several builders and designers working within Naples Reserve were honored for their work in the community. Stock Signature Homes won Product Design of the Year (Single Family Homes, $750,001 to $1 million) for its Siesta III model home in Naples Reserve. Clive Daniel Home earned Interior Design of the Year (Single Family Homes, $750 to $1 million) for its work inside Stock Signature Homes’ Marathon III model. Norris Furniture & Interiors received Interior Design of the Year (Single Family Homes, $1.25 to $1.5 million) for its work inside Florida Lifestyle Homes’ Sunset Key model.

Founded in 1985, CBIA is an association of builders, remodelers, interior designers and other housing industry professionals. It is one of 800 state and local associations and operates under the auspices of the Florida Home Builders Association and the National Association of Home Builders.

Recently named a Blue Zones Project recognized homeowners association, Naples Reserve was created amongst 22 lakes, which provide prime opportunities for using the community’s Hydrobikes, kayaks, canoes and paddleboards and enjoying scenic vistas. The 125-acre Eagle Lake features a large tiki hut on destination Kontiki Island, in addition to a mile-long rowing lane 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 lakefront, resort-inspired amenities include the $7-million Island Club social center, which features a 5,160-square-foot clubhouse and an adjacent 3,500-square-foot fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment and a movement studio for spinning, Zumba and yoga. Outdoors, an expansive, resort-style, zero-entry pool offers dedicated lap lanes and ample room for relaxation.

Indoor and alfresco gathering areas at the Island Club include a lakeside fire pit and casual beverage and dining options at the Chat ‘n Chill Tiki Bar and Latitudes Cafe. The nearby Outrigger Center offers a variety of watercraft options available for residents’ use and serves as the departure point for cruises on the community’s two Duffy electric boats for exploring Eagle Lake and Kontiki Island. Naples Reserve also offers homebuyers along Eagle Lake and the mile-long rowing lane the opportunity for a personal floating boat dock.

At the lakefront Match Point complex, residents can challenge their neighbors to some friendly competition on five tennis and four pickleball courts. Nearby, the Walk & Wag dog park provides a place for residents and four-legged friends to enjoy together. An additional dog park – Paws Awhile – is also planned, as well as the Kid’s Cove playground area.

Navigating a loop road circling Naples Reserve, the meandering linear park is designed to engage residents within their natural environment and provide an alternative mode of transportation throughout the community, including biking, hiking and jogging.

Naples Reserve offers 18 fully decorated models available for viewing built by Southwest Florida’s premier homebuilders, including Ashton Woods, D.R. Horton, Florida Lifestyle Homes, KTS Homes, Lundstrom Development, Marvin Development, McGarvey Custom Homes and Stock Signature Homes. Homes are priced from the low $300,000s to more than $1 million.

Naples Reserve is located off U.S. 41, 2 miles southeast of the Collier Boulevard/CR 951 intersection and 10 minutes from I-75, Exit 101. Visit the community at 14885 Naples Reserve Circle or online at

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.

About iStar:
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 $40 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

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