Talis Park in North Naples was originally conceived as one of the finest golf club communities in the country. Today, Talis Park is being envisioned and built with the financial strength and operational expertise of Kitson & Partners, a private real estate investment and development company founded in 1992 and based in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. With its portfolio of retail, commercial and residential properties, the Kitson team is committed to making a true showcase of Talis Park.
Since purchasing Talis Park in 2011, Kitson & Partners has created a bold new vision for the community that redefines the Naples country club experience. With numerous major milestones reached in 2013, the appeal of Kitson’s development approach continues to become evident to homebuyers in constantly increasing numbers.
From the ground up, a central cornerstone to the Kitson strategy is the notion that “design matters.” As a result, a design partnership with the likes of Stofft Cooney Architects, Herscoe Hajjar Architects, Weber Design Group and Sater Design has produced a series of portfolio plans exclusively for Talis Park that reflect the timeless character of European and Caribbean architectural styles. The community’s group of Participating Builders reads like a Who’s Who of Southwest Florida’s most outstanding luxury homebuilders. The result for future owners is a diverse offering of estate homes, villas and condominiums priced from the $700s into the millions.
During 2013, seven fully-furnished, designer decorated model residences were completed at Talis Park. Three of the models have sold and six remain available for viewing.
Initiated to meet buyer demand for fully completed or nearly completed inventory, Talis Park’s Resident Ready Program includes homes ranging from the completed fully-furnished models, to a recently completed unfurnished residence, and residences in varying stages of construction. The program allows buyers to choose when they wish to engage in the buying process and the degree to which they prefer to be involved with feature and finish selections. More than 20 homes at every stage of the construction continuum are available in five neighborhoods at Talis Park. A constantly expanding number of private residences are also underway.
Talis Park is the Old World made new, a place where old fashioned grace is wrapped in a new fashioned lifestyle that conveys a deeper, more meaningful idea of luxury. It is the club reconsidered, and invites a select group of members to enjoy an active, health-oriented lifestyle on their own terms.
In addition to the fresh European and Caribbean architectural styles now on display throughout Talis Park’s neighborhoods, Kitson’s commitment to creating a New Fashioned Lifestyle at the community is also evident in the significant amenities completed during 2013. In June, an expansion of the Golf Studio’s Casa Cortese Grille was completed. The expansion tripled Casa Cortese’s dining capacity with the addition of an outdoor dining venue and lounge experience overlooking Talis Park’s driving range. The outdoor area quickly became a favored gathering place for Talis Park residents and guests for lunch, following the completion of a round of golf, and during weekly happy hour events that are included on the community’s full slate of regularly scheduled social events that also include outdoor movie nights, harvest dinners, concerts under the stars and a farmers market.
In December, Talis Park announced the completion of Phase I of Vyne House. Located adjacent to the Great Lawn at Talis Park’s Grand Piazza, Vyne House epitomizes the New Fashioned aesthetic Kitson has introduced at the community. Rather than offering an expansive clubhouse, Vyne House consists of a series of lifestyle oriented spaces designed to be used every day, inviting users to come as they are in a relaxed, comfortable format. The buildings are interconnected by covered outdoor walkways and wrapped around multiple courtyards that offer the possibility of outdoor dining and entertaining.
Phase I includes completion of Vyne House Shops that features Fiona’s Market Cafe which serves fresh, local fare, wine selections, bar service and other daily items. Fiona’s general store personality is decidedly New Fashioned and offers a dining experience that compliments Casa Cortese’s comfortable ambiance. Also completed in Phase I are the Vyne House Core Fitness Center and the Esprit Spa.
Phase II of Vyne House will include construction of a golf pro shop, a dining room, 19th hole after-golf destination, a resort-style pool, an outdoor rotunda, and fire pits adorning the 18th green. Completion of Phase II will also include the opening of the Talis Park Lawn and Racquet Club that will include its own pro shop.
Visitors to Talis Park continue to be taken by the community’s landscaped boulevards in a parklike setting that features gardens, groves of tall trees, citrus orchards and hiking trails. Talis Park is anchored by the lakes, fairways and greens of the Talis Park Golf Club golf course. One of just two Greg Norman-Pete Dye designed courses in the world, the course has been ranked No. 91 in Golfweek’s 2014 Best Residential Courses and is consistently ranked among the top 20 courses in Florida.
With the completion of the Casa Cortese expansion and Vyne House Phase I, and the availability of Resident Ready homes at every stage of the construction continuum, sales and buyer traffic continue to build at Talis Park. Since the inception of the community’s residential sales campaign just over a year ago, 34 transactions with a sales volume in excess of $35 million have been executed at Talis Park. Additional sales are pending.
“As Kitson’s vision for Talis Park continued to unfold in 2013, the response of homebuyers and the real estate community has been gratifying,” said Kitson & Partners’ Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing John Hillman. “Our new residents have not only been impressed by its natural beauty and fresh architectural designs, but also by the overall style of the place that provides memorable experiences to those who live here. We believe that luxury can come in many flavors. Talis Park is about choices and offering an opportunity for people to live here in a way that suits their individual lifestyles. The appeal of that approach became abundantly clear in 2013 and we look forward to welcoming new residents to the community in 2014.”
Talis Park’s Garden House sales center is at 16980 Livingston Road. Online at talispark.com/.