The Ronto Group announced it will begin construction of the 26-floor, 120-unit Seaglass high rise tower within Bonita Bay on Monday, April 4th. Naples-based BCBE Construction will lead the construction of the project. The site will be cleared and graded and the construction fencing and an onsite office will be installed during March.
Test pilings will be driven and evaluated prior to the April 4th construction start date. Once construction begins, the building’s 800 pilings will be driven followed by piling cap and foundation element work. Ronto anticipates construction taking approximately 26 months with completion expected by summer, 2018.
With construction poised to begin, opportunities for future residents to specify finishes for their new homes will become progressively limited. The designer-selected finishes at the Seaglass Design Studio located within the Seaglass Sales Center are suited to the open concept living spaces featured at Seaglass. Ronto’s Finishing Touches Program allows future residents to visit the Design Studio and select finishes for their home’s flooring, cabinetry, countertops, door hardware, plumbing fixtures, and paint colors. Future residents may also specify finishes from other sources. Prospective homebuyers are encouraged to make their buying decisions and finish selections prior to the start of construction.
The availability of luxurious tower and penthouse residences and Bonita Bay’s lifestyle continue to generate sales at Seaglass. Ronto has processed binding and pending sales contracts worth $85 million. Situated nearly 250 feet from its closest neighboring building, Seaglass will feature fully-completed, ready for occupancy residences with designer-selected premium finishes, including flooring, paint, and trim. The space sequences and components found in the kitchens and master baths of the residences will reflect the contemporary flair of the building’s architecture. Each residence will come with two protected access under-building parking spaces. Private enclosed two-car garages will be available.
Three tower residence great room floor plans at Seaglass range from 2,889 to 3,421 square feet under air and are priced from just over $1 million. The spacious tower residences will include dual private elevator grand foyers, large island kitchens, three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, or three bedrooms plus a den or fourth bedroom and three-and-a-half baths, walk-in closets in the owner’s suite, and sliders opening to multiple outdoor spaces that include a gas grill. Ten-foot ceiling heights are included per plan.
The spectacular penthouse residences at Seaglass are priced from $2.85 million and offer approximately 4,600 square feet of air conditioned space with a dual private elevator grand foyer, a large great room, spacious gourmet kitchen, three bedrooms plus a den or fourth bedroom and three-and-a-half baths, or four bedrooms plus a den and four-and-a-half baths. Ceiling heights of 10-feet eight-inches or 11-feet four-inches are included per plan. Several of the penthouses feature expanded outdoor spaces with exceptionally large terraces, including two private rooftop terraces to be enjoyed by residents on the building’s uppermost floor.
The Bonita Bay Club’s approximately 60,000 square feet Lifestyle Center includes a nearly 20,000 square feet Fitness Center and fitness café and a 9,000 square feet spa and salon. The Lifestyle Center is in the Promenade complex adjacent to Bonita Bay and contributed to Bonita Bay being recognized as one of the ten healthiest clubs in America by Prevo Health Solutions. The America’s Healthiest Clubs award is conveyed to private clubs focused on the cultivation of a healthy environment and lifestyle for its members and staff.
The Bonita Bay Club will undertake enhancements to its 18-court tennis facility and construction of a resort-style pool complex. A recent re-arrangement and expansion of the 18-court tennis complex included the addition of an exhibition court and two oversized courts. This summer, the 10,000 square feet building that formerly housed the community’s fitness center and spa will be transformed into a tennis clubhouse with casual dining and an indoor/outdoor bar. The space will include a tennis pro shop, locker rooms, a stretching room, multi-function rooms, and a lobby area. Nano doors will open the space to the outdoors and the new exhibition court.
Seaglass residents will enjoy Bonita Bay’s on-property biking and hiking paths and a kayaking and canoeing lodge. Bus transportation is provided to a private beach park for Bonita Bay residents only that includes picnic pavilions, grills, beach chairs, and umbrellas just minutes away on Little Hickory Island. Bonita Bay features an onsite marina offering a relaxing dining and lounge experience. The full-service Bonita Bay Marina is located on the Imperial River at the south end of Estero Bay and provides direct access to the Gulf of Mexico.
Three Arthur Hills designed courses wind their way through the 2,400 acre Bonita Bay community and complement the surrounding natural setting. Two additional courses designed by golf course architect Tom Fazio are located at the nearby Bonita Bay Club Naples. Both of the Fazio courses are set against a stunning natural tableau with no residential development.
A clubhouse renovation included converting the golf shop into a 4,700 square foot open-air bar and grille. The location provides views to the west, the golf courses, and Bonita Bay’s natural environment. The 55th Hole lounge has glass walls that slide away and an outdoor area with wraparound terraces where a 14-foot log fire pit is a focal point. Eight 60-inch television screens are incorporated into a square, ceiling-mounted wooden structure suspended over the center bar.
Visit the Seaglass Design Studio and Sales Center from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. Visit Seaglass online at www.seaglassatbonitabay.com.