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As the holiday season begins, the comfort and simple joys of home take on special importance. This is the time of year when family and friends come together to share old and new traditions. The owners of Phase One in the West Indies celebrated their first Thanksgiving in their new homes, and some have found that the spacious kitchens in their own Grand Coach Homes were designed to accommodate such occasions on demand. Two long walls of upper and lower cabinetry flank the center island on two sides, keeping all necessary prep, cooking and serving appliances close at hand while providing enough deep counter space for multiple cooks and conversations easily coexist. The great room surrounds the rest of the kitchen, allowing open sight lines and traffic to flow comfortably between the living room and the dining room.
If the kitchen is the heart of a home, especially during the holiday season, the oversized island at the Grand Coach Home is the heart of its kitchen. At nearly 9 feet in length, it can accommodate 3 or 4 seats thanks to its graceful quartz countertop with curved edges that also offers enough overhang at each end for 1 or 2 more, making it just about common. The island is built to counter height, drawing guests in for relaxed seating while still being deep enough for them to linger, nibble, and enjoy the merry chaos of the meal that comes together. It is opposite and widely spaced from the cooking zone, leaving enough space for several cooks to roam around while still maintaining their holiday spirit. Good lighting through recessed and pendant light fixtures and a pantry large enough to require its own overhead light complete the well-planned kitchen. As with all West Indies residences, stainless steel appliances, Kohler fixtures and solid wood, Shaker style cabinetry with soft close assembly features are included as standard fittings. It’s the kind of kitchen that can feel right at home.
West Indies is a new 54-acre community in southern Naples. The site was chosen for its serene and natural setting. Even in high season, its location at the end of a long approach gives the community a peaceful vibe, which is further enhanced by the surrounding reserves and deep landscaped facilities. The expansive 110,000-acre Rookery Bay Preserve borders the West Indies to the west, giving the community a sense of open space that is enhanced by wide, unobstructed views in all directions. Only palm trees and tropical foliage can brush against the horizon of the Antilles. To beautify the property, JMD Development installed 550 Sabal palm trees along its perimeter walls.
Nature sightings have become sources of endless conversation among residents. Freshwater sunfish have been sighted in Kingfisher Lake, the 5-acre stand-alone water feature of the West Indies, and the majesty of the flight patterns of local and migratory birds have added amazing highlights to everyone’s daily routine. . With the West Indies set back from the wide corridor of Boulevard Collier, all of its inherent advantages are only minutes from the best attractions of old Naples and Marco Island. Beaches, fine restaurants, galleries, boutiques, and endless fishing and boating possibilities abound in all directions, year round. Southwest Florida is a world class attraction and the West Indies have prime access to it all.
It will have 212 residences when completed. The construction of the first phase is complete and almost exhausted. It comprises 3 bedroom Classic and Grand Coach homes with attached garages and area from 1,509 to 2,444 square feet, and 12 low rise units, which are elevator buildings designed on 2 floors above a parking on the ground floor. They have 2 and 3 bedroom floor plans ranging from 1,448 to 1,698 square feet under air. All low-rise residences are allocated 2 parking spaces, with the top-floor units receiving a one-car garage as one of their spaces. Pricing for the remaining Phase 1 units starts in the top $ 400,000 and the low monthly fees have been a strong incentive for buyers since the start of the project.
The remainder of the 4-unit West Indies Coach Homes will be built on a rolling construction format. The Grand Coach homes currently under construction will be ready to move in in February and presales have been active. Starting at $ 500,000, these are the largest units in the West Indies. Construction of smaller Classic Coach Homes will begin shortly. They’re also 3-bedroom units with screened porches, one-car garages, and 1,500 square foot floor plans. They will continue to occupy a significant segment of the makeup of the 54-acre community.
The value of a home in the West Indies has been built into it every step of the way in the design and construction process. Sleek West Indies Island style architecture defines the presentation of the community. The buildings are finished in contemporary gray stucco with simple, impactful details. The reinforced concrete slabs with vapor barrier and the structural construction of reinforced concrete blocks form the basis of every building in the West Indies. Impact resistant exterior doors and low emissivity aluminum windows are hurricane rated. Schlage hardware is standard. 16 SEER High-efficiency Carrier air conditioning and heating systems are included, as are walkways and paved driveways. The ceilings and exterior masonry walls are insulated. Inside, solid wood, 8-foot doors, and wide-profile ceramic tiles are used throughout, with designer-level carpeting in the bedrooms. There are pantries, laundry rooms, linens, and individual bedroom closets in all units, each with custom wood shelving systems designed to promote air circulation. A garage and a Lanais mosquito net complete each residence in the West Indies. Many of these standards are sold as upgrades in other developments.
The Flamingo Club amenity center is in the heart of the West Indies as a social and gathering point for owners, providing them with a stylish and well-designed home base to begin their new lives as they become a community. The resort’s huge heated spa and 3,500-square-foot ford entry pool have become favorites while the oversized Tiki Hut offers sweeping views of the regulatory pétanque and pickleball courts and the 4-way putting green. recently completed holes. The sunsets are spectacular there. The fitness center and very friendly meeting room open up to the outdoor living space and offer stunning views of Kingfisher Lake’s elegant three-level fountains and the expansive conversation and foyer shaded by a pergola . The Club’s business, conference and executive services areas are available to owners and the catering kitchen can be reserved for events. As an added benefit to its owners, JMD Development has prepared on-site guest suites for the occasional owner use when the overflow of seasonal visitors or other factors necessitate finding additional space at short notice.
West Indies is a gated community, 3 km south of Tamiami Trail East (US 41), off Collier Boulevard (SR 951). Turn east on Port Au Prince Road and continue to the Flamingo Club, 155 Indies Drive East, Naples, FL 34114. The West Indies are represented by JRW Developer Resources, a division of John R. Wood Properties. Please refer to AntillesNaples.com for more detailed information or call 239-691-4455 for an appointment. The sales center is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Jaime and Kerry are on hand to answer all of your questions.