With its 1,115 acres of lakes, towering oaks, stately palms and majestic fairways, The Ronto Group’s TwinEagles community in North Naples offers a beautiful setting.
Quiet neighborhoods, where the sounds of silence are punctuated by the calls of myriad wildlife, present breathtaking vistas and unheard of privacy. This tableau serves as a backdrop for the tranquil, amenity-rich lifestyle.
As evidenced by the closed and pending sales contracts worth more than $15.2 million that have been processed since Jan. 1, luxury homebuyers continue to discover Twin Eagles. Sixty purchase opportunities out of the original 719 remain available at TwinEagles, including furnished models, unfurnished move-in-ready homes and buildable home sites with water, preserve and golf course views. The community is now nearly 94 percent sold.
For those who love resort living, TwinEagles offers a classic country club lifestyle. The community’s array of amenities includes two championship golf courses. The Talon golf course has been a favorite of professional golfers for years. The Talon course is the host course for the annual Chubb Classic PGA Tour Champions tournament and hosted the 2018 Chubb Classic earlier this month. The 2018 event marked the seventh consecutive year and 12th time overall TwinEagles’ Talon golf course has served as the tournament site.
Set against a backdrop of the community’s natural setting, the Talon Course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and his son and is regarded as the top residential course in Southwest Florida. Consistently ranked as one of the finest golf courses in Florida, the Talon Course is considered the jewel of the TwinEagles community. The Talon features all of the trademarks of a Nicklaus-designed course, including length, tricky approaches and undulating greens. Bunkering and mounding also come into play, and there are several sparkling lakes sprinkled throughout its 7,193 yards. Thoughtful shot strategies and course management are the keys to scoring well on the Talon Course.
The caliber of play and the overall club experience at TwinEagles have been repeatedly acknowledged. Most recently, Boardroom magazine recognized TwinEagles as a Distinguished Emerald Club for the second time, a designation accorded to the top 5 percent of private clubs throughout the world.
The magazine developed the award program to help vitalize and preserve the institution of private clubs by fostering a ceaseless drive to improve the member experience provided by private clubs worldwide. To be a Distinguished Emerald Club, the club must provide a member experience at a level attained by only the finest clubs in the world. Boardroom’s criteria for member experience include intangible quality, service quality, governance quality, facility quality and product quality.
The Talon Course is one of two distinctly different golf courses at TwinEagles. After purchasing the community in September 2010, Ronto worked with noted golf course architect Steve Smyers to create a new course that has a challenging historical design with modern yardages. When the new Eagle Course opened, it was named “Best New U.S. Private Course of the Year” by Golf Magazine.
TwinEagles’ residents and golf professionals appreciate the Talon’s thought-provoking playing angles, optical challenges and gorgeous setting. Smyers and his design associate Patrick Andrews consider the Eagle Course a work of art that makes the most of the natural setting. Like their historical mentors and classic course designers Charles Blair Macdonald and Seth Raynor, Smyers and Andrews adapted the holes to fit the land — and lengthened the historical layouts to accommodate modern equipment.
In addition to the two championship golf courses, TwinEagles is the home of “Doc” Jim Suttie’s Golf Academy. Doc has been named one of the top golf teachers in the country. Using sophisticated monitoring and training equipment, Doc Suttie and the Golf Academy staff can help golfers take their game to a new level. TwinEagles also boasts “one of the finest practice facilities in the nation,” according to Jack Nicklaus.
The golf courses provide a magical tableau for the peaceful grand estate neighborhoods tucked along lush fairways and shimmering lakes that offer vistas and a sense of privacy seldom found in resort communities. A 47,000 square-foot clubhouse pays homage to St. Andrews, where golf was born.
In addition to a golf pro shop offering an array of golf equipment, clothing and accessories, the Clubhouse’s wrap-around verandas that overlook preserve views and the finishing holes of both courses provide an ideal setting for enjoying a post-round beverage and conversation. The clubhouse also offers one of the finest dining experiences in Southwest Florida. A variety of treats ranging from seafood and stuffed chicken to pasta can be accompanied by a selection from the wine list.
The clubhouse is complemented by a community swimming pool and fitness center. This beautifully designed amenity center includes a 2,500-square-foot pool with a large spa, a zero-entry feature and an expansive sunning deck overlooking a lake. An outdoor lounge, dining venue and lighted Har-Tru tennis courts are next to the pool.
The 6,430-square-foot fitness center was designed to complement the clubhouse architecture. The floor plan includes men’s and women’s locker rooms, areas for aerobics and yoga, and an expansive fitness hall that houses state-of-the-art exercise equipment. In addition to the amenity center, TwinEagles offers the serenity of dozens of lakes, miles of walking paths that meander through the community, and neighborhood parks and gardens that dot the landscape.
The award-winning Ronto Group has been creating new experiences in luxury living for nearly 50 years. Founded in 1967 by A. Jack Solomon, Ronto is a family-owned company now managed by Jack’s son, Anthony. Ronto’s expertise and attention to detail are showcased in a constantly expanding number of successful communities in Southwest Florida.
In addition to TwinEagles, Ronto is developing the Seaglass luxury high-rise towner in Bonita Bay that is scheduled for completion this summer. Ronto is accepting reservations for residences in Omega, the final high-rise to be built at Bonita Bay. Ronto’s Orange Blossom Naples community in North Naples presents an opportunity for working families to enjoy a fully amenitized resort lifestyle and single-family residences by Lennar Corporation and Pulte Homes priced from the $200,000’s.
Ronto transformed how people live in downtown Naples with the introduction of Naples Square, a walkable, bikeable community at Fifth Avenue South and Goodlette-Frank Road. Construction of Phases I and II are complete. Vertical construction of Phase III is underway. Ronto is accepting reservations at Eleven Eleven Central, a new community on Central Avenue between 10th Street and Goodlette-Frank Road in downtown Naples. The walkable, bikeable Eleven Eleven Central community offers amenities normally reserved for gated master planned communities far removed from the downtown district.
The final day of the February Stock Tour of Homes is Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
“With 30 models in 11 different communities, this represents one of the largest model showcases we’ve ever presented,” said Brian Stock, CEO of Stock Development. “And this year, for the first time on our Tour of Homes, we’re proud to debut our three tiers of excellence: Stock Classic Homes, Stock Signature Homes and Stock Custom Homes.”
The event coincides with the Lee Building Industry Association’s Parade of Homes, in which Stock has 10 furnished models entered across four communities.
Stock maintains a broad portfolio of homes available for immediate occupancy. Stock has move-in ready and soon to be complete homes available on Marco Island and in Quail West, Lely Resort, Naples Reserve, The Isles at Collier Preserve, Esplanade Golf & Country Club of Naples, Fiddler’s Creek, Twin Eagles, Renaissance, Hidden Harbor and Babcock Ranch.
At Fiddler’s Creek, Stock’s secluded enclave is in the Marsh Cove Community. It consists of 50 home sites along two cul-de-sacs. More than half of the home sites offer water views.
Stock’s offerings in Marsh Cove include seven single-family custom estate floor plans. These residences feature three and four bedrooms plus a study and range from 2,812 to over 3,600 square feet of air-conditioned living space. The homes offer three-car garages and multiple outdoor living areas overlooking the lakes and fairways of the Arthur Hills-designed Creek Course. The base price for Stock’s homes at Marsh Cove begin at $769,990, plus lot.
The Madison II plan includes 3,054 square feet under air and an 856-square-foot outdoor living area. The great room, expansive island kitchen, dining area and two bedrooms open to an outdoor living area that includes a kitchen, pool and spa. An optional outdoor fireplace is also available.
The plan also features three bedrooms, a fourth bedroom or bonus room, a formal study, four full baths, a half-bath, and a three-car garage. The fourth bedroom is poolside and its bath serves as a pool bath.
Soco Interiors’ Sirena Gilmore and Daniel Kilgore, ASID, created the interior for the Madison II. The home features a contemporary design with transitional themes. Many of the furnishings are characterized by simple, clean lines that give a chic look, which is accented with warm wood tones. The use of tone on tone fabrics adds subtle visual texture and depth to the furnishings.
Stock also offers several other extraordinary opportunities for homebuyers in the area.
The new Cristale estate model is open at Quail West, where Stock has six furnished models entered in the Parade of Homes. The home overlooks the manicured 11th hole of the community’s pristine Lakes course.
The Cristale is a four-bedroom plus library/4½-and-a-half-bath home with 4,427 square feet under air and 7,190 total square feet, including two two-car garages with a porte-cochere and motor court.
The grand estate also features a parlor greeting area, a formal dining room, a double-island kitchen and family room, a master bedroom with its own covered lanai, and an outdoor living area measuring 876 square feet and featuring a summer kitchen, fireplace, pool and spa, all overlooking the golf course and lake beyond.
The Cristale features an interior by Diana Hall and Laurie Walter, of Cinnabar Design. The interior’s transitional design includes traditional lines and cool white and soft gray backgrounds with accents of silver gray and aqua. Flooring throughout the living areas is medium toned cerused European oak.
The Cristale is priced at $3.58 million.
Stock is also celebrating the grand opening of the Regency Manor at Esplanade Golf and Country Club of Naples. This four-bedroom, 4½ bath great room style home features a formal dining room, a study, an outdoor living area and a three-car garage. It offers 3,699 square feet under air and a total of 5,544 square feet. It is priced at $1.52 million.
On Marco Island, Stock Custom Homes has completed its furnished Polynesia model. The 3,903-square-foot, two-story Polynesia features an interior by Soco Interiors’ Daniel Kilgore. The open concept plan includes a great room, dining area and island kitchen, a study, four bedrooms, four full baths and two half baths, an upstairs loft, a three-car garage, and an outdoor living area with a summer kitchen, fireplace, pool and spa. The Polynesia model is priced at $2.9 million