Fort Myers, Fla. (Feb. 19, 2014) – WCI Communities has introduced a new multifamily neighborhood of Chateau homes at Pelican Preserve, its 55 and better lifestyle community in Fort Myers. The Palazzo II neighborhood offers three floor plans with prices starting in the $150,000s.

Designed exclusively for Pelican Preserve and a low-maintenance lifestyle, the two-bedroom, two-bath Chateau homes feature living rooms and dining areas leading to screened lanais and offer 1,248 to 1,385 of air-conditioned living space.

Palazzo II’s first four buildings overlook lakes, nature preserves and a golf course and have 22 Chateau homes within four floors.

Each Chateau home features tray ceilings in owner’s bedrooms, 18-inch ceramic tile flooring and solid surface windowsills. The new-to-the-market floor plans emphasize openness between living room and kitchen and provide an indoor-outdoor connection through multiple sets of sliding glass doors to screened lanais.

Kitchens offer free-standing islands/breakfast bars, pantries and a Whirlpool appliance package including dishwasher, refrigerator with icemaker, range and microwave oven.

Owner’s suites have walk-in closets and bathrooms with glass-enclosed showers with ceramic tile walls.

The Amalfi is Palazzo II’s largest floor plan with 1,385 square feet of living space and a flex/dining room with a tray ceiling and closet. Sliding glass doors in the living room and owner’s suite open to its lanai.

The Napoli features an expanded open floor plan connecting living room, kitchen and dining area flowing out to the lanai through sliders in the living and dining rooms. It has 1,259 square feet of living space.

The 1,248-square-foot Salerno emphasizes openness from its foyer with spaces including a dedicated dining room, kitchen and living room. The kitchen has an oversized island, and the lanai is accessed through living room sliders and a door in the owner’s suite.

Homes in Palazzo II also feature high-efficiency air-conditioning units with programmable thermostats and utility rooms.

Palazzo II’s four buildings offer elevators and stairway access and are adjacent to the sold-out Palazzo I, which offers a neighborhood swimming pool and cabana building with restrooms.

Additional amenities are located in and around Pelican Preserve’s Plaza del Sol, the 70,000-square-foot Town Center. The centerpiece of the Pelican Preserve lifestyle offers nearly every imaginable activity, from indoor fitness and swimming to numerous arts and crafts studios and casually elegant dining at Destinations restaurant. Outdoor amenities include a resort-style pool, tennis, softball and lawn bowling.
Golfers at Pelican Preserve enjoy 27 holes of championship golf designed by Chip Powell, plus the 24,500-square-foot Golf Club, offering members fine and casual dining, a full calendar of events, and a fitness center with wellness, fitness and spa treatment rooms.

Pelican Preserve is one of the first residential communities in the nation awarded the Gold Seal of Sustainability from Audubon International’s Sustainable Development program. In addition to sidewalks and walking trails, the community includes 38 pristine acres set aside for an observation boardwalk and nature preserve.

Pelican Preserve offers new homes in Fort Myers, Fla. More than a dozen two- to four-bedroom floor plans – from Chateau, Cottage and Carriage homes to Villas, detached Grand Villas and Classic Series single-family homes – are available. Five fully furnished model homes are now open for viewing daily.

WCI is currently offering several quick-delivery homes available for immediate or near-immediate move-in for homebuyers who can’t wait to live the Pelican Preserve lifestyle.

Pelican Preserve is located minutes from I-75 just south of Colonial Boulevard on Treeline Avenue. The welcome center and models are open daily.

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