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Introducing the Isle Estates – Island-Style Design Comes to the Newest Neighborhood in Old Palm Golf Club

February 14, 2014

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This Valentine’s Day fall in love with Old Palm’s new Isle Estates. With the opening of the Isle Estates on February 14, Old Palm Golf Club offers homebuyers a look at what may well be the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift. The Isle Estates is a brand-new neighborhood unlike any other in the Palm Beaches. Think of it as a tropical isle oasis with luxurious overtones of the British West Indies and a prominent Caribbean flair. Coastal architecture such as this is rarely if ever found in planned communities, which adds yet another distinct style to the variety of architecture already found in Old Palm. Isle Estates’ unique qualities are immediately apparent upon entering the neighborhood. Enticingly curved coconut palms flank the entire length of Plantation Way, the lovely street that meanders past the 33 home sites in Isle Estates. The overall landscaping is exceptionally colorful with bright splashes of yellow cassia, purple orchid trees, red bougainvillea, and imperial blue plumbago. Many of the colors carry through into the tile of the wall fountains and roundabout fountains, adding texture and further setting the tropical tone. “Isle Estates is a completely unique concept within Old Palm,” explains Connie McGinnis, Director of Sales. “The neighborhood looks and feels coastal; so much so that you might think you were in the British West Indies or in an exclusive enclave on Palm Beach. The neighborhood’s independent home builders, Courchene Development Corporation and Hasey Construction, have embraced the style and designed homes with architecture that wonderfully complements it.” Four model homes are in the Isle Estates. Each model is beautifully sited on a one-third acre home site that overlooks one of Old Palm’s largest lakes, the spectacular Raymond Floyd-designed golf course, or both. To extend the views even farther, the home sites are slightly elevated.  Homes in the Isle Estates are priced from $2 million to $3 million. Courchene Development Corporation built two of the brand-new models. Named for the capital of Bermuda, the Hamilton reflects the traditional tropical style of the British-influenced island. Its one-story layout encompasses 5,080 square feet under air and features four bedrooms, five full and one half bath, a great room and a library, and three car garage.  The interiors were done by Insignia Design. “It’s a clean, refreshing design that’s very open and airy,” says Paul Courchene, President and Partner of Courchene Development Corporation. “Oversized 12-foot-high motorized pocket doors open to the outside and lead to a free-form shaped swimming pool.” Courchene’s other model, the 5,129-square-foot under-air St. James, is also a one-story residence with four bedrooms, five full and one half bath, and a separate media room away from the spacious living room and family room. Inspired by the British West Indies, the St. James features a transitional interior by Insignia Design that takes advantage of the model’s abundance of natural light. It too offers a three car garage. Hasey Construction built the other two new models. The two-story 5,275-square-foot under-air Bonair offers four bedrooms and five full and two half baths in a traditional great room plan with a club room, theater and loft. Decorator’s Unlimited designed the interiors using light colors that imbue the space with an alluring informality. The model also features a three car garage. “The coastal architecture lends the Bonair a feeling that’s more casual than might be expected,” says Patrick Hasey, the company’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “Another huge draw is the panoramic view from the second floor that overlooks the lake and the eleventh tee of the Old Palm golf course.” Hasey’s larger 5,540-square-foot under-air Belize is also two stories. The model features five bedrooms, six full and two half baths, a living room, family room, club room and loft in a more traditional layout. Rogers Design Group created the interiors to enhance the delightful coastal architecture. The Belize includes a three car garage, as well. “There’s a prominent trend in construction for homes exactly like these, which are designed to complement the tropics,” says McGinnis. “The advance interest among brokers and potential home buyers has been extraordinary, and we expect it to become even more intense now that the Isle Estates is open.” Of course, Old Palm is exceptional on so many levels, and that passion for excellence carries into the Club, a welcome blend of tradition and contemporary luxuries that feels like home. Designed to mirror the intimate scale of a Palm Beach estate, the Mediterranean-style Club encourages members to mingle in its casual, pleasantly understated atmosphere.  From a leisurely day of playing the 19-hole course, in the most beautiful natural setting, to dining in the Club’s four magnificent venues is as exquisite as it is friendly. The sense of comfort and conviviality just naturally extends into the Spa, Fitness Center and the Casitas, adjacent to the Club where members can house their guests in sumptuously appointed suites.


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