The Club at Mediterra has completed the second phase of a two-phase $16 million Clubhouse expansion initiative that was undertaken without a member assessment and funded through financing and healthy capital reserves. The expansion added more than 20,000 square feet to the Clubhouse. Redesigned in a European Chic-style, the Clubhouse that now measures nearly 60,000 total square feet is the epicenter of social life within the award-winning community. Phase II included the expansion and renovation of previously existing spaces, the addition of new spaces that will further enhance the Club member experience, painting the Clubhouse exterior in a light beige color, and the creation of new storage areas and spaces with new technology that will improve the efficiency of the Clubhouse staff.
The entire lobby of the Clubhouse was renovated, including the installation of Italian wood inlay flooring and the addition of a corridor around the Ballroom that will provide access from the lobby to all the various rooms within the Clubhouse. In addition to expanding the Ballroom to seat 250 guests, a new Garden Room with seating for 55 guests was created. The existing Sunroom that seats 32 guests was renovated. A new terrace off the Ballroom can also be accessed from the Sunroom and Garden Room. A Grand Staircase will lead from the terrace to a captivating courtyard. The Boardroom was renovated, including the installation of a built-in screen and projector and electronic capabilities in the Boardroom table. A new freight elevator that will be used by the Clubhouse staff and vendors was also added.
To eliminate the need for off-property storage usage, two large storage areas were added on the lower level of the Clubhouse. The lower level is designed for internal use and now includes a staff Learning Library with more than 300 books, iPads for online seminars, and chargeable chairs. Other additions on the lower level include a Google Room for staff meetings and think-tank sessions, and We-Work offices with interactive furniture for the front-of-house and back-of-house offices. The employee breakroom was expanded and upgraded to provide all day snacks, seating booths, and televisions. Employee locker rooms with lockers, showers, a changing area, and restrooms were also added.
Phase I of the Clubhouse initiative was completed in December 2018 and included the expansion of the cypress bar and tavern, the addition of an outdoor covered bar terrace, a new west-facing fire pit terrace, and a new covered grille terrace. 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 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 and sunset views. 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. The clubhouse’s dining options offer a varied menu with unique concepts that include a “Healthier Choice” menu with a selection of nutritious items.
Located two miles north of Immokalee Road on Livingston Road in North Naples, 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 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. Mediterra has also been named the “Best Place to Retire in Florida” and 10th best in the world since 2014 by Best Retirement Destinations.
London Bay Homes has created new home designs in Mediterra’s Lucarno and Cabreo neighborhoods. The new coastal inspired architectural styles feature open-concept floor plans priced from the low-$900s with homesites starting in the mid-$200s. Spacious outdoor living areas can include optional outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, custom pools, and spas. Finish selections can be made at London Bay’s Selection Studio. 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.
Residences featuring Lucarno’s new Martinique and Cameron floor plans are under construction and scheduled for completion by late February. London Bay’s new one and two-story open-concept designs 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, walk-in closets and bathrooms in the master suites, and two or three-car garages. Double-loaded cobblestone streets, lakes, gardens, and fountains combine to create the maintenance-free Lucarno neighborhood’s distinctive feeling.
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 offer lake and preserve views. Cabreo is situated within walking distance of the community’s gardens. The neighborhood’s new coastal inspired single-story home choices feature covered entries, wide foyers, spacious great rooms, island kitchens, and dining areas, a study, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, master suites with walk-in closets and elegant baths, and three-car garages. Each of the plans can include an optional pool bath and two of them can be modified to include a fourth bedroom. New residences featuring Cabreo’s Devonshire and Langston floor plans are under construction. The Devonshire will be completed by the end of this month.