Sales Start for 20-Story Lehman Bros. Condo Project

By Anuradha Kher, Online News EditorEstero, Fla.–West Bay Club, a 20-story luxury condominium project, owned and developed by Lehman Bros., has recently started selling. Located in Southwest Florida’s Gold Coast city of Estero, Fla., the two towers are built on part of the 850-acre site, with 500 acres designated as a nature preserve.“West Bay Club is one of the few developments in this area dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of the environment,” says Carmine Visone, managing director at Lehman Brothers. “Our 500-acre nature preserve ensures the conservation of our wetlands and makes certain that the precious native Florida wildlife that exists within it, including hummingbirds, egrets and butterflies, will continue to flourish. Our residents are guaranteed the pleasure of this unique natural lifestyle forever.”This luxury development is a walking community. “There really is no need to use a car,” says Audrey Ruden, executive vice president and managing director at West Bay Club. “Our community has been designed so that our residents can easily navigate one end of the development to the other simply by walking. Except for needing a boat to go to the private Beach House on Little Hickory Island, everyone can easily walk from one enjoyable activity to the next.”The two and three-bedroom residences are between 1750 sq.ft. to 2350 sq. ft. and range in price from $600,000 to $2 million. West Bay Club also features an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Pete and P.B. Dye and certified by the Audubon Society; eight lit Har-Tru tennis courts; a state-of-the-art fitness center; junior Olympic pool; and access to white sand beaches. The golf course is certified as an Audubon Signature Sanctuary for its environmental design and sustainable building practices.In addition, there are opportunities for fishing and kayaking down the Estero River, as well as other facilities such as organic vegetable and herb garden, yoga and Pilates in the fitness room, a 1.5-mile Vita walking course and a Zen garden. The project also has amenities including a private beach house overlooking the Gulf of Mexico on Little Hickory Island; continental breakfast served in the residents club room, library lounge; video/game room; private screening room; luxury guest suites; infinity pool with 10 private cabanas; concierge services; private parking; and a variety of restaurants.