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Banyan Gasparilla Sound
March 29, 2022 | Millennium
Southwest Florida's Gasparilla Island, home to the Village of Boca Grande, is one of the world's most recognized addresses for understated seaside elegance, premier fishing, and sugar sand beaches within an intimate community. Relishing in the quintessence of coastal living and exuding relaxed sophistication, Banyan Gasparilla Sound, just outside of Boca Grande, is the vision of Florida-based Integra Investments. Designed by internationally acclaimed SB Architects, the community spans 16 acres with 182 bespoke residences and creates a resort lifestyle curated to celebrate wellness with unsurpassed amenities. Gulf to Bay Sotheby's International Realty is overseeing sales and marketing for the project under the direction of Rich Taylor.
Banyan Gasparilla Sound is a five-star resort community offering the finest condominiums, including a selection of 99 condominium residences starting at $1.3 million. These two and three-bedroom spacious floorplans, many with dens, range from 1,450 to 2,161 square feet. The condominiums will be delivered decorator-ready.
Deeply rooted in hospitality, the community will include 83 fully furnished resort residences. All homes enjoy spectacular vistas and unobstructed views of the crystal blue bay waterfront. Features include golf carts as the preferred transportation method, electric car charging stations, a secured entrance for the peace of mind to come and go leisurely between travel, and much more.
"We are excited to present this rare opportunity for waterfront living on Gasparilla Sound with a wellness-centered lifestyle that is unique in all facets," said Integra Investments Principal Victor Ballestas. "We endeavor to establish a relaxed and sophisticated community with a level of hospitality that has a transformative effect on everyday life and benefits the long-term well-being of its residents. Our hope is to create a community that becomes an ntergenerational legacy for families to enjoy together."
With globally recognized experts behind this project, leading the vision is Florida-based development firm Integra Investments. Its impressive track record of notable residential and placemaking communities throughout the state include ultra-luxury Boca Beach House and St. Regis Residences; wellness-designed Aventura ParkSquare; hospitality and marina projects in the Florida Keys and Tampa; and team experience along the Southwest coast. Integra Investments selected Gulf to Bay Sotheby's International Realty because of the expertise of its owner Rich Taylor who brings more than 30 years of experience and knowledge of the Gulf Coast and Boca Grande.
The property was originally purchased by Cookie Potter Feinberg in 2018, with the assemblage entitled by Jay Feinberg, affording the opportunity for this world-class team to develop a project unlike any other on the Southwest Florida Gulf Coast.
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Set at 13000 Fishery Road on the Gasparilla Sound, the project's name is inspired by its location on the deep-water harbor and proximity to the legendary Banyan Street of Boca Grande. Large banyan trees will adorn Banyan Gasparilla Sound to create awe-inspiring canopies, capturing the soft ocean breeze and tranquility of a tropical oasis. A confluence of lush landscapes, coastal influence, and natural elements will inspire the senses with breathtaking vistas and water frontage on all sides of the peninsula.
Imagined to incite wellness in all facets of the community ─ relaxation, serenity, and refuge ─ Banyan Gasparilla Sound's all-encompassing experiences will cater to those seeking amenity rich living inspired by old-world Florida charm. From fine dining to relaxing adventures in nature, to pampering services, every need is attended to within the community's well-thought-out amenities that expand upon the Boca Grande lifestyle. The offerings are designed to inspire couples, families, and friends of all tastes and interests. Combining the country club lifestyle with the serenity of nature and a curated wellness philosophy, Banyan Gasparilla Sound Builds a legacy environment for life well lived.
A focal point of the community is the TLEE-designed Spa that provides more than 11,000 square feet, including a 3,000 square-foot fitness center. Spa services will include steam and sauna, hydrotherapy, massage and bodywork, salon, serenity garden, yoga lawn, and more. Outdoor fire pits, a juice bar, lounging at the onsite beach with private cabanas, or by the expansive pool provide a plethora of options. A deep water marina in Charlotte Harbour will feature water activities and a coffee bar. Banyan Gasparilla Sound is designed with venues that enable homeowners to entertain outside of their homes. There is an expansive club and resident lounge with a full-service restaurant for dining and catering. White-glove concierge services, retail shops, and access to Boca Grande perks also provide easy living.
"Health and wellbeing are top priorities in today's world. Banyan Gasparilla Sound was created as a place to enjoy every aspect of your surroundings and experience your version of paradise," said Rich Taylor, owner, Gulf-to-Bay Sotheby's International Realty. "It fuses impeccable residential design with the wellness country club lifestyle – two elements that are in high demand and will be well received by homeowners."
The architectural design by SB Architects, incorporates the cultural charm of the community's island ambiance with the finest of finishes. A variety of deluxe finishes are available and include custom Italian kitchens with granite countertops and appliances by Sub Zero and Thermador. The grounds will feature boutique shops and landscape design by award-winning Exteriors by Koby Kirwin.
Situated less than a half-mile from the Boca Grande causeway, Banyan Gasparilla Sound provides direct connectivity within minutes to Boca Grande and its coveted restaurants, boutiques and shops. These convenient offerings will be available to residents via Banyan Gasparilla Sound's private house cars.
Paying homage to Gasparilla Sound's history as a former fishery that ceased in the 1980s, vintage photography will be sprinkled throughout the community common areas to reminisce on its placemaking qualities.