Naples, FL (August 3, 2015) — Minto Communities won three Southeast Building Council (SEBC) Aurora Awards for The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples, Florida, including a Grand Aurora Award for best residential/mixed use land development for a residential-only development over 501 acres. The 35th Annual Awards were presented at the SEBC’s 2015 Southeast Building Conference held in Orlando, Florida in July. The SEBC is the largest building industry trade show in the Southeast.
Minto also was recognized with two additional Aurora Awards that included “Best Interior Merchandising/Design in the $500,000-$1,000,000 category,” for the kitchen of the Mimosa villa model at The Isles of Collier Preserve, and “Best Residential/Mixed Use Land Development/Mixed Use and Residential Only Development Over 501 Acres” for the Isles of Collier Preserve community overall.
“All of us on the Minto team are gratified to have received this important industry recognition of The Isles of Collier Preserve for the second consecutive year,” notes Minto Senior Vice President William Bullock. “Every aspect of The Isles of Collier Preserve has been meticulously planned by Minto to protect the spectacular lands and waterways that surround it, and to create a sustainable community that is in harmony with nature.”
The Isles of Collier Preserve is a uniquely located community that is bordered on the south by Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, the north by Naples Botanical Garden, and the west by Naples Bay. More than half of the community’s 2,400 acres are dedicated to lakes, natural habitat and preserve areas, connected by over eight miles of biking paths and recreational trails with nature observation areas along the Cypress Waterway, as well as blueways for kayaking.
“All planning and design aspects of The Isles of Collier Preserve were inspired by nature and informed by historic references to the classic coastal architecture of Olde Naples,” notes Bullock. “This world-class, eco-friendly community truly offers a one-of-a-kind lifestyle to its residents.”
The Mimosa villa model at The Isles of Collier Preserve was recognized with an Aurora Award for kitchen design and best interior merchandising. A total of 2,425 square feet with 1,780 square feet under air, the Mimosa’s bright, open floor plan features a gourmet kitchen with included features that range from granite counter tops, European-style cabinets and crown molding to GE® stainless steel ENERGY STAR® appliance package and more.
The Mimosa kitchen also features a large service and seating island that adjoins a living room with high, architecturally detailed ceilings as well as a formal dining room to provide the ideal setting for entertaining. In addition, the Mimosa includes two bedrooms, two baths, a den, extended, covered lanai and two-car garage. It is priced from $386,900.
Minto now offers 43 innovative, energy-efficient home designs at The Isles of Collier Preserve. Twelve fully-furnished single-family home and villa models are showcased in the community’s Model Court. They include eight single-family home models and four one-story villa models from Minto’s new classic coastal home collections. In addition, Minto offers three award-winning coach home models for viewing at The Isles of Collier Preserve.
Single-family homes are priced from the high $400s to more than $1 million, and range from 2,016 square feet under air to 4,327 square feet under air. Villas are priced starting from the mid-$300s, and range from 1,565 square feet under air to 1,862 square feet under air. One, two and three story coach homes are priced from the low $400s to the $600s, and range from 1,621 square feet under air to 2,960 square feet under air.
The Isles of Collier Preserve is located at 5445 Caribe Avenue on U.S. 41/Tamiami Trail East, south of Thomasson Drive. Discovery Sales Center hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In addition to The Isles of Collier Preserve, Minto’s new home communities on Florida’s west coast include Bonita Isles in Bonita Springs, TwinEagles in Naples, Harbour Isle in Bradenton and Sun City Center in the Tampa Bay area. In addition, Minto is building in the Laureate Park neighborhood within Lake Nona in Orlando, TownPark at Tradition in Port St. Lucie, PortoSol in Royal Palm Beach, Boca Reserve in Boca Raton, and Villas By The Sea in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea.
Photo: Minto’s Aurora Award-winning Mimosa villa model features a spacious gourmet kitchen with expansive service and seating island.
About Minto Communities
Founded in 1955, Minto is a family-owned business that has grown over the last 60 years into one of North America’s leading builders, with more than 80,000 homes built, including 20,000 in Florida. Minto creates a wide array of award-winning new homes and resort-style master-planned communities to meet every lifestyle. The company has earned national awards and recognition that include consistently high rankings from Eliant Customer Service Surveys, Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) and multiple national awards in community and home design.