Interest is soaring in the Isles Estates, the newest neighborhood in Old Palm Golf Club, and to meet the demand Courchene Development Corporation is preparing to construct yet another new model home. Courchene knows it has a winner with the upcoming Coquina because one of these models has already sold, and the design hasnât even been finalized.
âWeâve had great success with our Carlisle model in Old Palmâs Golf Estates neighborhood so we used that floor plan as inspiration and modified it accordingly for the Coquina,â says Paul Courchene, the companyâs president and partner. âBecause home sites in the Isle Estates are one-third acre, we had more space to expand and enhance the features.â
Named for the whitish shell limestone often used as a building material throughout the tropics, the Coquina is designed with four bedrooms, five full baths and two half baths. In addition, it will feature a spacious family room, a living room with an intimate fireplace, a private study away from the main living area and a three-car garage.
The 4,619-square-foot under-air Coquina is the first new model in the Isle Estates under 5,000 square feet. It is ideal for homebuyers who prefer a more intimate footprint while still providing the carefree island ambiance that the neighborhood embodies.
âThe Coquina will occupy an outstanding home site overlooking the 10th hole of Old Palmâs spectacular Raymond Floyd-designed golf course,â says Connie McGinnis, Director of Sales. âWhile different in many respects from Courcheneâs other two models in the Isles Estates, the Coquina will embrace the distinctive coastal architecture that defines the neighborhood.â
Those coastal elements include Bahamas shutters, a flat tile roof like the ones so prevalent in the tropics, and a spacious covered lanai and back patio to take full advantage of the views. The one-story design allows for several entrances leading to swimming pool, including a door from the sitting area in the Master Suite.
âIn keeping with the Isle Estatesâ coastal design, the Coquina will be wonderfully open with plenty of windows so the interior will be bathed in natural light,â adds Courchene. âInsignia Design Group will design the interior and select the finishes, as it has for all of our models.â
Courchene expects the Coquina to be ready for move in by the end of the season. It is available starting at $2,095,000 on a standard home site.
The other two Courchene models in the Isle Estates are the Hamilton and the St. James. 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 club room, and a three-car garage. It is priced from $2,250,000.