During the 39th Annual Aurora Awards competition presented by the Southeast Building Conference (SEBC) and the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA), Mediterra Naples representatives were on hand to accept awards for the Catalina luxury home, as well as the community overall, to recognize the beauty and expert design of our luxury home community.
The SEBC is the largest building industry trade show in the southeast and honors architectural design, interior design, and planning excellence for companies throughout the Southeastern U.S. and Eastern Caribbean. Nearly 400 entries in 61 categories were considered within the 12-state region stretching west to Texas and Louisiana, north to Virginia and also including the eastern Caribbean. Mediterra Naples was honored to receive two Aurora Awards, including the Grand Aurora for the Catalina luxury model home in Cortile.
The Catalina in Cortile
Grand Aurora Award for Best Single Family Detached Home
The Catalina is one of the very few remaining luxury model homes available in the Cortile neighborhood at the heart of Mediterra and it received the Grand Aurora Award for Best Single Family Detached Home over 4,000 square feet. The single family home features 5,288 square feet under air with an inviting open floor plan blending the great room, kitchen, and café. From the café, large bonus room, and master bedroom, homeowners and guests can access the 950-square-foot outdoor living area with resort-inspired linear pool with a sun shelf, a raised spa, a fountain near a raised fire pit, a summer kitchen, and living and dining room areas. The second floor includes additional spaces for relaxation and entertaining with a loft, wet bar, and third guest suite. The loft leads out to a special design feature of the home called the “sunset overlook.” This balcony just outside of the loft was designed to create a perfect place to gaze at the stars and enjoy an evening by the fireplace.
Silver Aurora Award for Residential Community of the Year
Mediterra Naples, our award-winning luxury golf and beach community in North Naples and the winner of the Collier County Community of the Year 11 times in 15 years, received the Silver Aurora Award for Residential Community of the Year - Masterplan. Our luxury home community is planned for no more than 950 condos, villas, and single-family homes within its 1,697 acres. Miles of walking and bicycling paths connect neighborhoods and parks, while members enjoy 36 holes of Tom Fazio-designed golf, a private Beach Club on the Gulf of Mexico, a Sports Club with a full calendar of fitness activities, tennis, and fine and casual dining at its elegant 32,000-square-foot Clubhouse. The Clubhouse employs a full professional staff that keeps everyone entertained with a regular schedule of unique activities.
These awards join the long list of accolades presented to our new home community in Naples for its overall look and design, amenities, and organization, as well as the gorgeous luxury model homes built by Southwest Florida luxury home builder, London Bay Homes. In addition to the Aurora Awards, the Mediterra Naples community has also earned three Distinguished Emerald Club awards, the award for No. 1 community in Florida for retirees by Best Retirement Destinations, the 2013 Aurora Award for Best Residential/Mixed Use Land Development in the Southeast Region, the honor of being named one of the 50 Best Golf Communities in America by Golf Digest, and the CBIA’s Sand Dollar award for Community of the Year a total of 11 times and counting.