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The Grey Oaks Country Club was a 25,000 SF private member club facility which has been expanded to 64,000 SF. With the major addition on the main member’s level we have now created a new 300 seat Grand Ballroom/Dining Facility with an outdoor circular overlook and monumental stairs; expanded Kitchen and food service facilities; new administrative offices; and new expanded and totally refurbished Men & Women’s Locker areas. On the lower level we have added more Golf Cart Storage as well as expanding the “Back-of-the-House” function areas for food services. Additionally, there are new employee service areas and a member’s Aerobics/Fitness Center with recessed floor areas and open views to the golf course beyond.

Client: Grey Oaks Development Location: Naples, Florida
Building Type: Private Recreational Day Club Facility Building Size: 2-Story 64,000 SF

Continuing in the tradition of the Grey Oaks Community development, this 19,000 SF lakeside club facility was developed in its own unique style and intricate detailing while still reminiscent of the design style and elegance as found at the main club at Grey Oaks. The inside features an intricately detailed vaulted gallery leading to the member’s restaurant and lounge areas; a golf shop; both men’s and women’s locker rooms; and other support facilities. Outside an expansive column-lined veranda provides a commanding view of the golf course along with two open monumental stairs which lead the way from the main dining floor to the locker rooms, golf carts, and “back-of-the-house” facilities below.

Client: Barron Collier Companies and the Lutgert Companies Location: Naples, Florida
Building Type: Private Recreational Day Club Facility Building Size: 2-Story 19,000 SF

Topped with “Cottage Red” roof shingles and trimmed with delicate white detailing, this golf clubhouse was designed to be reminiscent of the “Old Southern” casual lifestyle incorporating the Veranda as a key architectural element; capturing gentle day breezes and with deep roof overhangs and canvas awnings offering shade and comfort from the sun. Within this 13,000 square foot “Florida Victorian” clubhouse there is a 64-seat dining room and full service bar surrounded by an additional 32 golf and lake-view seats on the Veranda; fully attended Men’s and Ladies’ Locker Rooms; a golf Pro Shops; and other club support facilities. Operated in tandem with the LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort Hotel on Vanderbilt Beach, this day-club also offers tennis to the outdoor recreational club enthusiast.

Client: The Barron Collier Company in Joint Partnership with Noble House Resorts Location: Naples, Florida
Building Type: Recreational Golf Clubhouse Building Size: 1-Story 13,000 SF

This 2-story, 36,000 square foot private member sailing and yacht club facility was completed in December 2004. The second floor of the club has a 225-seat formal dining room; a bar and lounge area; a casual dining/grille room; and three covered octagonal terraces each capturing spectacular view of the Gordon River and Naples Bay. The lower level houses the main entry with dramatic porte cochere; a library; administrative offices; meeting and chart rooms; a Dockmaster’s Office; bath and shower with frameless shower doors and facilities for the boat slips; a relaxing splash/swim pool; covered automobile parking; and various other “back-of-the-house” functional support facilities. Designed in a unique motif coined “Naples Nautical”, this club, with its distinctive “Lighthouse” stair feature, provides a striking landmark to the Naples waterfront port of entry.

Client: Naples Sailing & Yacht Club Location: Naples, Florida
Building Type: Private Membership Yacht Club Building Size: 2-Story 36,000 SF

Currently in the Design and Construction Documents Phase, this 2-story, 52,000 square foot resort club facility is scheduled to be completed in fall 2005. When finished this resort club will provide for multiple recreational activities (including golf, tennis, and swimming). On the upper level, (accessed by a Grand Gallery), there is a bar/lounge; an 84-seat dining room surrounded by a 48-seat veranda overlooking a spacious 5,000 SF walk-in/zero-edge swimming pool; a 20-seat theater; men and women restrooms; administrative support areas; and a fully functional separate-accessed banquet facility. On the lower level is a limited Spa and Fitness Center with massage and treatment rooms; Golf Cart Storage; a Golf Pro Shop; a pool-side grille; a laundry and other “back-of-the-house” facilities.

Client: EarthMark Companies Location: North Fort Myers, Florida
Building Type: Resort/Recreational Country Club Building Size: 2-Story 52,000 SF
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