The Ronto Group announced that sales contracts worth more than $150 million have been processed at Seaglass, a 26-floor, 120-unit high-rise tower being built by the award-winning developer within Bonita Bay. The tower is nearing completion and is more than 65% sold. Seaglass is generating unprecedented homebuyer interest and buyer traffic is continuing at record levels. With the building still under construction, prospective buyers have not been deterred by OSHA requirements for visiting three completed furnished model residences that are open for viewing with a sales associate by appointment only. The requirements include long pants, closed-toe shoes, hardhats, and a security guard who serves as an escort along with the sales associate. Visitors to the models have been captivated by the spacious Seaglass residences’ open-concept floor plans, elegant finishes, and spectacular long-range views of Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
“We do everything necessary to get people up into the building to see the models,” said Wanda Cross, director of sales for The Ronto Group, “and appreciate everyone’s cooperation. We request that visitors make an appointment in advance so we can brief them on the requirements, and if they arrive at the sales center not knowing about the regulations, we keep a stock of throw away pants and tennis shoes in several sizes to accommodate those guests. The interest in Seaglass has been off the charts, particularly as we move closer to completion. We know that once visitors get up into the building and see the views, they’ll appreciate that no other high-rise in Southwest Florida offers a comparable experience.”
The Seaglass tower will feature fully-completed, ready for occupancy residences with designer-selected premium finishes, including flooring, paint, and trim. Each residence will come with two protected access under-building parking spaces. Private enclosed two-car garages will be available. Three luxurious tower residence great room floor plans at Seaglass range from 2,889 to 3,421 square feet under air and are priced from $1.205 million. The spacious tower residences will include dual private elevator foyers, 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.
Ronto selected Robb & Stucky’s Susan J. Bleda ASID and Rachelle Porco to create the interior for the Seaglass 804 tower residence model, Renee Gaddis, NCIDQ, ASID, GREEN AP, President and Principal Designer of Renee Gaddis Interiors for tower residence 306, and Cinnabar Design’s Diana Hall, ASID and Laurie Walter, ASID for the tower residence 605 model.
The 3,088 square feet under air 804 tower residence floor plan includes three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, a den, an open great room, dining area, and island kitchen, terrace space totaling 485 square feet, and a private elevator foyer. Bleda and Porco’s design exudes chic sophistication while providing exceptional livability. Set against soft sandy bisque wall tones that blend effortlessly with neutral fabrics and furnishings, their color palette includes light creams and fresh whites. Frosted glass accents are layered with matte gold and silver metallics to evoke a sense of the shimmering sea and the wave-smoothed seaglass. Furnishings are clean lined with fabrics that include the textural diversity of leather against cotton and linen.
In the living area, a 10-foot wide fireplace is positioned within a built-out section of wall adorned with glistening wallpaper. The fireplace surround is clean and contemporary. On either side of the fireplace, glass shelving with the look of seaglass are lighted from above to create bright display space that can be muted for atmospheric mood lighting. Two sofas arranged perpendicular to the fireplace are upholstered in bisque linen. Two easy chairs face the fireplace, while a 60 x 60-inch cocktail table makes a statement with its heavy glass top. To highlight the adjacent dining area, Bleda and Porco have designed a striking rectangular ceiling structure with recessed lighting and tiered layers for a distinctive look.
The tower residence 306 floor plan offers 3,421 square feet under air and 525 square feet of outdoor covered terrace space. The great room plan includes three bedrooms plus a den or fourth bedroom, three-and-a-half baths, a large island kitchen and dining area, and a private elevator lobby. The design includes an optional fireplace and a dry bar with wine storage. Gaddis has incorporated ceiling and millwork details throughout the design. The look showcases classic, timeless style with a contemporary edge. She incorporated wood tones, mixing light and dark for eclectic charm, and her color palette is based on cool matte blue grays. The flooring is a warm wood tone.
The wall tones in the open concept living areas are clean gray. A ceiling design in the dining area and kitchen incorporates a double-step detail with drywall plastered beams. The dining area between the kitchen and the great room features an elongated rectangular table that comfortably seats eight. The kitchen presents a fresh clean aura with light countertops, including the enormous island. The great room features another ceiling detail in a checkerboard style and multiple seating areas. A fireplace, clean-lined and clad in streamlined marble, provides the focus for the television viewing area. From the great room, pocketing sliders open to a wide terrace where the owners will enjoy the views and a fabulous al fresco Florida lifestyle. This generous space accommodates a grill zone with a large dining table and chairs for six people as well as a conversation lounge area with an L-shaped sectional sofa.
The tower residence 605 floor plan offers 2,889 square feet plus 464 square feet of covered outdoor terrace space. The open-concept plan features a private elevator lobby, and a gallery hallway that leads from the foyer to a spacious living area with a great room, gourmet island kitchen, dining area, and a sitting area. The great room, dining area, and the owner’s suite open to a terrace with spectacular views of Estero Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The plan includes two guest bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths. The designers have chosen to transform one of the guest room spaces into a handsome study. The remaining guest suite opens to a terrace with a southeasterly view.
With an urban color palette of tonal neutrals and the use of aqua and warm beige sea glass accents, Hall and Walter’s design provides a luxurious framework for the incredible views. The designers took a contemporary approach to create a sense of anticipation from the private elevator foyer, through the gallery hallway, and into a great room with breathtaking west-facing views. The flooring is light Italian porcelain with a tracing of pale gray. The great room includes a textured soft beige fabric semi-circular sectional accented with sea glass toned pillows. A textured area rug and a Lucite and glass cocktail table anchor the space. The shape of the sofa allows 270-degree views of the surrounding area. Two swivel chairs and a small table by the west window allow spectacular sunset viewing. The feature wall includes a custom wood built-in and incorporates a low media console in a driftwood beige and white lacquer finish placed below the wall-hung television.
Visit the Seaglass 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.