London Bay Development Group’s award-winning design team is creating a one-of-a-kind living experience at Grandview at Bay Beach, an 11-story luxury high-rise to be built by London Bay on the last remaining high-rise pad within the gated Waterside neighborhood at Bay Beach on the southern tip of Fort Myers Beach.
Situated two miles north of Lovers Key State Park that is known for its wildlife sightings, shelling and dog beach, residences at Grandview are now priced from the low $1 millions and located just minutes from the beaches, shopping, dining, and nightlife that have made Fort Myers Beach one of Southwest Florida’s most popular destinations. Grandview will be the first condominium tower built on South Fort Myers Beach since 2008 and the final tower in Waterside at Bay Beach. Buyers of the residences will preview the luxurious options and features they can select when they visit London Bay’s Selection Studio, which showcases the latest design trends in the building industry.
Grandview will feature 58 open-concept residences ranging from 2,400 to 2,900 square feet with three or four bedrooms, dens, three or three and a half bathrooms, and private elevator access. Each residence includes covered outdoor terraces oriented to the southeast, south, and southwest. All six of the residences on the top floor will be exclusive penthouses with 11-foot ceilings and a private two-car garage per unit. The residences are designed to showcase luxurious finishes and appointments, including volume tray ceilings accented with crown molding in the foyer, kitchen and dining areas. Each of the floor plans presents integrated open-concept great rooms, dining areas, and kitchens that present living areas with a flowing feeling that conveys a sense of livability rarely found in condominium offerings. In addition to its fully amenitized ambiance, Grandview will offer a pet-friendly living environment with no weight restrictions.
Designed by Bob Hall of Curts Gaines Hall Jones Architects in Tampa, Grandview will feature an elegantly clean and streamlined “Island Contemporary” architectural style. A contemporary exterior palette of light creams and grays punctuated with stone elements will establish Grandview’s modern feel, while glass handrails on the building’s eastern sunrise terraces will further enhance the effect. Sunset waterside terraces, oriented to the north and south, will be screened for optimum alfresco enjoyment. With only six units per floor, the tower’s design uses the footprint to widen the interior residences. Large areas of low-e glass, along with the terraces, will contribute to a “see-through” feeling that is conducive to the open-concept floor plans while offering energy efficiency. The porte-cochère’s composited wood accents will be echoed in a trio of folded plate roofs atop the tower. The statement-worthy porte-cochère will open to a two-story lobby.
“The building’s design is very much a modern architectural expression,” said Hall. “With its panoramic views of the Gulf, Estero Bay, and Southwest Florida’s sunsets, the name ‘Grandview’ really does apply. The view cone and angle results in a nice floor plan that feels spacious. The tower’s splayed fashion takes in a great, sweeping width of frontage along the residences’ main side.”
Grandview will feature an array of resort-inspired amenities that encourage a vibrant social scene, as well as a connection to personal health, wellness, and the area’s natural environment. On-site amenities designed by Nashville-based Interior Design Associates (IDA) will complement the high-rise’s stunning Island Contemporary architecture and showcase the colors and textures of nature. Guests will be hosted in two luxuriously appointed suites that offer privacy for visitors and access to the building’s lounge areas and amenities. Residents will take advantage of the building’s fitness center that will feature state-of-the-art strength and cardio equipment, as well as motorized privacy shades. The adjacent yoga studio, complete with a mirror wall, barre, and cushioned flooring for impact absorption, will provide designated space for Zen-seeking residents. Men’s and women’s changing rooms have been elegantly envisioned with sleek stainless-steel fixtures and finishes, along with a shimmery wall-covering in a soft blue hue. IDA has designed an interior club room that will include more intimate gathering areas, as well as a bar and fireplace, with cerulean blue, citrine green and turquoise accents. The club room will offer seating areas with contemporary styled furniture, glints of silver and dark undertones.
A floating staircase will curve from the first-floor lobby to Grandview’s second-floor amenities level, “The EL,” a reference to the tower’s brand tagline of “Elevated Waterfront Living.” A catering kitchen will be available to those enjoying the EL’s large lanai and outdoor bar, while a series of covered and open-air gathering spaces with built-in seating, green spaces, floral displays, grills, and fire pits designed by Innovations Design Group will encourage a connection with nature while maximizing outdoor views. Grandview residents will also have access to the activities and amenities offered within Waterside, including a resort-style swimming pool and spa, tennis courts, 1.2 miles of walking and jogging paths adjacent to an expansive private open space, a fishing pier, beach access, and the nearby marinas.
Romanza Interior Design and Clive Daniel Home are creating the interior designs for Grandview’s furnished model residences. The models will feature relaxed contemporary designs that highlight the layered vistas of land and water from Grandview’s residences. As one would expect based on London Bay’s commitment to its brand promise of “Private Label Living,” the models will showcase the flexibility of the tower’s 58 residences and the high-level of finishes and luxury appointments included in every residence.
As planned, the models will present London Bay’s 03 or 04 floor plans, both of which include 495 square feet of terrace space, as well as 2,767 square feet under air, a total of 3,262 square feet perfectly suited to Grandview’s island lifestyle. Private elevator lobbies and foyers flow into living areas with island kitchens, large dining areas, and great rooms opening to screened and covered terraces. Two of the guest bedrooms in the four-bedroom, three-and-one-half bath plans open to a spacious sunset terrace. The third guest bedroom is situated off the great room and offers a large, comfortable space with a walk-in closet. The master suites feature two walk-in closets, baths with separate vanities, walk-in showers, and separate water closets, as well spacious bedrooms.