Naples Reserve’s first amenities create a vision and excitement for lakefront community
Visitors sense an ineffable feeling of belonging the moment they turn into Naples Reserve. A winding, palm-lined parkway off U.S. 41 East leaves the rest of the world behind, revealing a seven-acre lake, a shimmering tapestry of cascading water from six water cannons.
At the recently completed gatehouse, arches, an exaggerated V-sloped tin roof and block ornamentation introduce Naples Reserve’s emphasis on Southern Coastal architecture that evokes an authentic lifestyle and foreshadows a unique community, a place where life is lived well along the water’s edge.
Smiles are inevitable upon scaling an elevated cobblestone bridge displaying sweeping vistas of Naples Reserve’s 110-acre Eagle Lake and its destination island beckoning paddlers, rowers and sailors to relax under its new 10-by-20-foot thatched-roof tiki hut.
Designed by iStar for life on the water, Naples Reserve’s 22 interconnecting lakes cover 40 percent of the community’s 688 acres, creating an idyllic waterfront setting for resort amenities, luxury home escapes and on-the-water activities.
Recently completed buildings, including the gatehouse and island tiki hut, inspire visitors to envision life in this tranquil place, where doing nothing is doing something. The new tiki hut with a crushed orange-hued coquina-shell floor on Lost Island harkens to the original homes of the area’s Seminole Indians. The island’s landscaping of sabal palms and native plantings is distinctly Florida.
iStar also has completed the initial phase of Naples Reserve’s amenity center. The Outrigger evokes iconic Key West architecture with metal roofs, a widow’s walk and white trim set against shades of turquoise and coral. The building’s wraparound porch overlooks Eagle Lake and the completed floating docks waiting for residents’ preferred mode of water travel. The Outrigger also serves as a welcome center, providing information about the community’s lifestyle and residential options.
The grand lawn, mail kiosk and parking area also are finished, with the latter designed to accommodate residents enjoying the facilities inside the future Lakeshore Club. The heart of the Naples Reserve lifestyle, the 4,700-square-foot community center will offer opportunities to meet and gather with new and old friends around an alfresco conversation fire pit, a lakefront pavilion or inside the cafe and social lounge. With amenities that rival a resort, the club also will provide business and fitness centers, a waterfall pool, children’s splash pool, poolside cabanas, sand volleyball, pickleball, bocce and tennis on five courts.
Naples Reserve’s plans include 1,154 lakefront homes, each featuring Southern Coastal design embodying the gracious, inviting and barefoot luxury of this unique community. Furnished homes by Ashton Woods are open for viewing, and several custom-home models are under construction in Parrot Cay, a neighborhood that borders Eagle Lake and surrounds a seven-acre interior lake. JRW Developer Resources represents Naples Reserves’ preferred custom homebuilders: Florida Lifestyle Homes Inc., KTS Group, Lundstrom Development Inc., Marvin Development and McGarvey Custom Homes.
Naples Reserve is located off U.S. 41 East, two miles southeast of the Collier Boulevard/CR 951 intersection and 15 minutes from I-75 Exit 101. Stop by the Outrigger at 14891 Naples Reserve Circle or visit NaplesReserve.com.