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European Chic-Style Clubhouse a Favored Gathering Place at Mediterra

by MED Marketing

With the completion of Phase I of a two-phase 24,000 square-foot clubhouse expansion late last year, The Club at Mediterra’s European Chic-style clubhouse has quickly become a favored gathering place and the epicenter of social life within the community.

Phase I included the expansion of the popular cypress bar and tavern, the addition of an outdoor covered bar terrace, a new west-facing dedicated fire pit terrace, and a new covered grille terrace. Phase II will include enhancements to 7,000 square feet of existing clubhouse space. The entire initiative is being undertaken without a member assessment.

The awning structure over the cypress bar and tavern was replaced with a permanent roof structure featuring a clerestory element that allows the space below to be illuminated with natural daylight. The roof and clerestory element blend with the building’s architectural style, colors and finishes in a way that makes the new addition feel like part of the original building. At the same time, the covered outdoor tavern space was expanded by nearly 1,400 square feet. More efficient wind/rain/bug/sun screens between the columns on the newly expanded perimeter contribute to a more enjoyable outdoor dining experience. The space is furnished in various seating arrangements that provide numerous options for different size parties. The timber joist with tongue and groove ceiling structure with ceiling fans, radiant heaters, and recessed can lights add to the all-weather flexibility and cozy feeling of the outdoor dining venue.

The new 1,850 square-foot outdoor covered bar terrace provides unfettered views of one of the Mediterra’s two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses. The bar features a permanent roof, 70 seats, 23 bar stools, and over-bar mounted televisions. The outdoor covered bar offers direct access to a new 680 square-foot outdoor covered grille terrace and to the expanded outdoor tavern. New enlarged folding glass doors open to an indoor bar lounge.

The covered bar terrace is situated adjacent to a new west-facing fire pit terrace that capitalizes on golf course views during the day and sunset views that can be enjoyed in the late afternoon and early evening. With its proximity to the covered bar terrace and soft seating for more than 60 people, the fire pit terrace has become a popular place for cocktails and socializing before and after dinner. Two water features flank a large, centrally located fire pit. The fire pit’s floor level has been gently lowered from the previous outdoor terrace level to create a more intimate and jovial space.

The clubhouse offers an engaging atmosphere where informal attire, including jeans, is always welcomed. The clubhouse offers formal and informal dining. Whether dining indoors or outdoors, Mediterra’s clubhouse offers an outstanding dining experience. Under the direction of the General Manager/COO Carmen Mauceri, CCM, the clubhouse’s dining options offer a varied menu with unique concepts that include a “doctors’ orders” menu with a selection of healthy items.

The appeal of Mediterra’s living experience and new home choices has been repeatedly acknowledged. The Collier Building Industry Association (CBIA) has named Mediterra recipient of its Sand Dollar Award for Community of the Year Over $1 Million an unprecedented 11 times. In addition, The Club at Mediterra has been designated as both a Top 50 Platinum and Distinguished Emerald Club. The Emerald Club designation puts Mediterra in the top 5% of all country clubs in the world. The Club was named recipient of an Aurora Award for Best Residential Development within the Southeastern United States and is number 49 on the Top Tier Club list, a list voted by 6,000 club managers nationwide. Mediterra has also been named the “Best Place to Retire in Florida” and 10th best in the world since 2014 by Best Retirement Destinations. The Club at Mediterra was named one of the healthiest Club’s in the United States and was the first private residential Club to be honored with a “Green” certification. The Club is home to the world’s first golf course to be recognized as an Audubon Silver Sanctuary.

Located two-miles north of Immokalee Road on Livingston Road in North Naples, Mediterra is now presenting an array of new design, homesite, model home, and price point choices ideally suited to those intent on enjoying life at one of Southwest Florida’s most dynamic communities. Completed furnished model residences by London Bay Homes feature interiors designed by Romanza Interior Design. Custom pools and outdoor living areas by London Bay overlook Mediterra’s lakes and preserves. Purchasers of homes by London Bay are eligible to secure a full golf membership immediately rather than being placed on the membership waiting list as a Limited Golf Member. London Bay manages all new home construction sales and marketing for Mediterra.

London Bay has introduced new contemporary open-concept floor plan and elevation choices in Mediterra’s Cabreo and Lucarno neighborhoods. The new plans reflect London Bay’s commitment to Private Label Living and are priced from the high-$800s with homesites starting in the mid-$200s. Spacious outdoor living areas can include optional outdoor kitchens, a fireplace, custom pools, and spas. Finish selections can be made at London Bay’s Selection Studio that presents the latest design trends in the building industry.

A selection of new open-concept floor plan choices ranging from 2,894 to 3,020 square feet under air are available in Cabreo, a neighborhood that presents maintenance-free single-family luxury villas. Homesites on the neighborhood’s single-loaded streetscape measure 65 to 70 feet by approximately 145 feet and offer lake and nature preserve views. One of London Bay’s newest villa neighborhoods, Cabreo is situated adjacent to Mediterra’s landscaped walking trails and within comfortable walking distance of the community’s extravagant gardens.

The new contemporary single-story home choices in Cabreo feature attractive covered entries, wide foyers, spacious great rooms, island kitchens, and dining areas, a study, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, master suites with large walk-in closets and elegant baths, and three-car garages. One of the plans, the Langston, offers a formal dining room in lieu of the study. Each of the plans can include an optional pool bath and two of them can be modified to include a fourth bedroom.

Double-loaded one-way cobblestone streets, sparkling lakes, glorious gardens, and majestic fountains combine to create the maintenance-free Lucarno neighborhood’s distinctive feeling. The neighborhood’s entry sequence includes the Parterre Garden, a French-inspired garden set on an island in the middle of a lake.

Several new one and two-story open-concept home choices in Lucarno range from 3,170 to 3,844 square feet under air. The floor plans feature spacious great rooms, island kitchens, and dining areas, a study or formal dining room, optional wet bars, three or four bedrooms, three or four baths, lofts, large walk-in closets and bathrooms in the master suites, and two or three-car garages.

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