The Ronto Group will begin construction of its 26-floor, 120-unit Seaglass high-rise tower within Bonita Bay tomorrow, Monday, April 4. The tower will be built by the team of BCBE Construction and Stiles Construction. Site preparation, including clearing and grading, the installation of construction fencing and an on-site office, and the driving and evaluation of test pilings, was completed in March.
With the start of construction, the remainder of 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 set to begin, opportunities for future residents to specify preferred finishes for the new homes will become limited. The designer-selected finishes, now on display at the Seaglass Design Studio within the Seaglass sales center at 26951 Country Club Drive within Bonita Bay, are ideally suited to the open concept living spaces and amenity rich ambiance featured at Seaglass.
Ronto’s Finishing Touches Program is designed to allow future residents to visit the Design Studio and select finishes for their new home’s flooring, cabinetry, countertops, door hardware, plumbing fixtures, and paint colors. To ensure each residence is finished to each owner’s specific tastes, future residents may also specify finishes from other sources. Prospective homebuyers are encouraged to make their buying decisions and finish selections in advance of the start of construction.
The availability of tower and penthouse residences and Bonita Bay’s lifestyle continue to generate sales at Seaglass. To date, Ronto has processed binding and pending sales contracts worth more than $90 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 found in the architectural style of the building. 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 range from 2,889 to 3,421 square feet under air and are priced starting at just over $1 million. The 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 penthouse residences are priced starting at $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, 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, 8 inches or 11 feet, 4 inches are included per plan. Several of the penthouse residences feature expanded outdoor spaces with large terraces, including two private rooftop terraces that will be enjoyed by the residents of the penthouses on the building’s uppermost floor.
Future residents of Seaglass have found the Bonita Bay lifestyle as captivating as the residences that offer an exceptional level of livability. The Bonita Bay Club’s three-story, approximately 60,000-square-foot Lifestyle Center that includes a nearly 20,000-square-foot fitness center and fitness café and a 9,000-square-foot spa and salon has set a new standard for country club communities in Southwest Florida.
The Lifestyle Center is in the Promenade complex adjacent to the Bonita Bay community and overlooks the first hole of the Creekside golf course, one of Bonita Bay’s three on-property golf courses. The Lifestyle Center contributed to Bonita Bay being recognized as one of the ten healthiest clubs in America by Prevo Health Solutions.
The Bonita Bay Club has announced plans for enhancements to its 18-court tennis facility and the construction of a resort-style pool complex. A recent rearrangement and slight expansion of the 18-court tennis complex included the addition of a large exhibition court and two oversized courts. This summer, the 10,000-square-foot 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, multifunction rooms, and a relaxing lobby area. Nano doors will open the entire space to the outdoors and the new exhibition court. Café style seating will be available outside.
Seaglass residents will enjoy Bonita Bay’s network of on-property biking and hiking paths. A kayaking and canoeing lodge offers additional recreational possibilities. For those who prefer the beach, bus transportation is provided to a private beach park for Bonita Bay residents only that includes picnic pavilions, grills, beach chairs, and umbrellas on Little Hickory Island.
Bonita Bay also features an on-site marina offering a relaxing dining and lounge experience. The full-service Bonita Bay Marina is on the Imperial River at the south end of Estero Bay and provides direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. Wet slips and dry boat storage are available, as well as on-site fueling and light mechanical services.
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 Tom Fazio are located at the nearby Bonita Bay Club Naples.
A clubhouse renovation included converting the golf shop into a 4,700-square-foot open-air bar and grill. The location provides views to the west, the golf courses, and Bonita Bay’s natural environment. The new 55th Hole lounge has glass walls that slide away and an outdoor area with wraparound terraces where a 14-foot long fire pit serves as a focal point. The lounge has a 127-inch media wall with 18 LED panels. Eight 60-inch television screens are incorporated into a square, ceiling-mounted wooden structure suspended over the center bar. A new 30,000-square-foot Golf Super Center is linked to the clubhouse by a golf cart staging area, wooden arbors, and landscaping. Rocking chairs on the new building’s terrace overlook the driving range.
In addition to the amenities available through Bonita Bay and the Bonita Bay Club, the Seaglass tower’s second floor will connect to an amenity complex previously designed by the building’s architect, Santiesteban & Associates. Amenities already in place include a theater, guest suites, card and club rooms, a fitness facility that features men’s and women’s spas with steam and massage rooms, a resort-style walk-in pool and spa, and a deck with screened cabana that includes a bar and grill.
Online at www.seaglassatbonitabay.com.