Ronto Group’s Seaglass tower halfway to top-off

03/27/2017

The Ronto Group announced that with concrete on the 13th floor now poured, vertical construction of 26-floor, 120-unit Seaglass luxury high-rise tower within Bonita Bay is halfway to top-off. Construction continues to progress at a rapid pace. A new floor is being poured every two weeks. Windows on the lower floors have been installed and initial framing is underway. The tower remains on schedule for completion in 15 months.

Homebuyers interested in a residence on one of the building’s lower to mid-level floors are urged to make their buying decisions now. Doing so will allow them to take advantage of The Ronto Group’s Finishing Touches Program. The program is designed to assist future residents with finish selections and to ensure each residence meets individual buyer preferences. Opportunities to specify finish selections are becoming progressively limited as construction progresses.

Based in the Seaglass Design Studio in the Seaglass Sales Center at 26951 Country Club Drive within Bonita Bay, the Finishing Touches Program allows future residents to select finishes for their new home’s flooring, cabinetry, counter tops, door hardware, plumbing fixtures and paint colors. A fully outfitted kitchen featuring the finishes and Thermadore appliances available at Seaglass is included at the Design Studio, as well as stone, porcelain and wood flooring and carpet selections; granite, marble, and quartz countertops; backsplash choices; trim, doors, faucets, and plumbing fixtures; and a gas grill. Future residents are invited to meet with the Finishing Touches Coordinator at the Design Studio and to include the Seaglass building architect and their own interior designer in the Finishing Touches Program selection process. To ensure each residence is finished to each owner’s specific tastes, future residents may also specify finishes from other sources.

As part of the Finishing Touches Program, future residents are invited to meet with Mary Kelley Zajaczkowski, Lead Designer for the Gulf Atlantic Design Group, the provider of cabinetry products at Seaglass. Zajaczkowski presents the standard cabinetry layout. If the future resident chooses to customize their cabinets, she will then go through the standard layout cabinet by cabinet to ensure the changes are made to accommodate the resident’s specific preferences. She then creates a set of full-color 3-D renderings for the resident’s review and approval prior to going into production. The Gulf Atlantic Design Group also works directly with future residents of Seaglass to design and produce specialty pieces that can enhance both the look and the functionality of the home. These could include entertainment centers, integrated bookcases, built-ins, elegant buffets for the dining room, and unique furniture pieces.

Ronto has processed 64 sales contracts worth over $125 million. An additional three contracts worth nearly $5 million are pending. The building is now more than 50 percent sold. Seaglass is just 600 feet from Estero Bay, making it one of the closest to the water’s edge of the high-rises currently under construction on Southwest Florida’s Gulf coast. All new open-concept floor plans with tall ceilings take full advantage of mangrove, water and sunset views. At the same time, Ronto has eschewed the traditional high-rise builder practice of providing decorator ready residences that require additional time and investment prior to completion. Seaglass offers brand new, fully-completed, and ready-for-occupancy residences with designer-selected premium finishes, including flooring, paint, and trim. The space sequences and components found in the kitchens and master baths of the residences will reflect the contemporary flair found in the architectural style of the building. Each residence will come with two protected access under-building parking spaces. Private enclosed two-car garages will be available.

All of the Seaglass penthouse residences have been sold. A selection of tower residences, ranging from 2,889 to 3,421 square feet under air priced from just over $1.1 million, remains available. The tower residences will include dual private elevator grand foyers, large island kitchens, three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths, or three bedrooms plus a den or fourth bedroom and three-and-a-half baths, walk-in closets in the owner’s suite, and sliders opening to multiple outdoor spaces that include a gas grill. Ten-foot ceiling heights are included per plan. One residence remains available on both the 8th and 10th floors, and two are available on the 7th, 11th, and 15th floors. Units in the 01 stack on the 3rd and 4th floors are priced from $1.51 million to $1.535 million. Residences in the 06 stack on floors 3 through 7 and on the 15th floor are offered from $1.51 million to $2.135 million.

Ronto is making a special opportunity available to purchasers of tower residences 2003 and 2004 on the 20th floor. In addition to selecting finishes for their new home through the Seaglass Finishing Touches Program, homebuyers may join the two units together to create a 6,200-square-foot residence with views of the Gulf of Mexico. The expanded residence will come with four protected access under-building parking spaces. The 2003 and 2004 residences are individually priced at $1.855 million and at $3.71 million in the combined unit configuration.

The outdoor spaces in the Seaglass tower residences merge the indoor and outdoor living experience while providing sunset views. The 301-306 tower residences enhance the indoor/outdoor experience even further. While the tower residences on floors four through 19 include three terraces with a total of 525 square feet, the 301-306 residences offer extended terraces that are wrapped by planters and include curved walls, pavered decking material, a trellis that will provide a shaded seating area, and a gas grill. Units one and six on level three will offer a total of 1,460 square feet of terrace space; units two and five, a total of 1,705 square feet; and units three and four, a total of 1,610 square feet. Pricing for the 301-306 residences starts at $1.18 million. A 306 model with an interior designed by Renée Gaddis, NCIDQ, ASID, GREEN AP, president and principal designer at Renée Gaddis Interiors, is priced at $1.825 million with furnishings.

The extraordinary sales volume at Seaglass reflects The Ronto Group’s considered approach to the building’s design, orientation, and to its pricing structure, as well as the amenity rich lifestyle at Bonita Bay. Recognized as one of the ten healthiest clubs in America by Prevo Health Solutions, Bonita Bay’s amenities range from a completed 60,000-square-foot Lifestyle Center, to five championship golf courses, expanded tennis facilities, a full-service marina, numerous dining venues, a residents only private beach park, and a network of on-property hiking and biking trails.

Visit Seaglass online at www.seaglassatbonitabay.com.