Named for its panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico, Estero Bay, and stunning sunsets, the Grandview at Bay Beach 11-story luxury high-rise being developed by London Bay Homes within the gated Waterside neighborhood at Bay Beach on the southern tip of Fort Myers Beach will offer a one-of-a-kind haven that residents can enjoy on their own terms.
Whether taking advantage of the extensive array of amenities within the building itself or exploring the renowned attractions of Fort Myers Beach, Grandview residents will experience the best of Southwest Florida’s relaxed lifestyle.
Grandview is the only new high-rise tower in Southwest Florida that offers walkable beach access and immediate proximity to marinas situated just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. The building’s coastal contemporary architecture will present an up-to-date aesthetic. Spacious open-concept floor plans ranging from 2,400 to 2,900 square feet include three or four bedrooms, dens, three or three and a half bathrooms, as well as private elevator access. Each residence will include eastern sunrise terraces with glass handrails. Sunset waterside terraces oriented to the southeast, south, and southwest will be screened and provide spectacular views of the Bay and Gulf. Each residence will have an air-conditioned owner’s storage room. Six residences on the top floor will be penthouses with 11-foot ceilings and a private two-car garage per unit. Grandview will offer a pet-friendly living environment with no weight restrictions. Pre-construction pricing starts in the $900s.
Grandview’s on-site, resort-inspired amenities will complement the building’s coastal contemporary architecture. Residents will host guests in two luxuriously appointed suites that offer access to the building’s amenities. Residents will also take advantage of a fitness center featuring strength and cardio equipment. The adjacent yoga studio, complete with a mirror wall, barre, and cushioned flooring for impact absorption, will provide 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 wallcovering in a soft blue hue. A floating staircase will gracefully 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.” The EL will feature a catering kitchen, a large lanai and outdoor bar, covered and open-air gathering spaces with built-in seating, green spaces, floral displays, grills, and fire pits that will maximize outdoor views. An interior club room will include gathering areas, as well as a bar and fireplace. 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 nearby marinas.
By day, the wide expanses of pristine beaches that extend the entire length of South Fort Myers Beach on Estero Island invite sun worshipers to unwind, take in the view, and enjoy the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. For the more active at heart, outdoor adventures of all kinds, including boating, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and shelling, are a prime attraction. In the early evening, residents and visitors gather on the beach to applaud the setting sun as it sinks into the horizon. Once the sun goes down, life on the island is all about moonlight walks on the beach, dining, and music. No matter the time of day, the living experience on South Fort Myers Beach is relaxed and presents a variety of choices for enjoying every facet of life.
“As we envisioned what the consummate Southwest Florida high-rise experience could be like, it became apparent that South Fort Myers Beach offered an ideal location for Grandview,” said Mark Wilson, president and CEO of London Bay Homes. “It was important to ensure the residences offer excellent views of the water and Estero Island’s remarkable sunsets. The beauty of the Grandview location is there are spectacular views in every direction. Every view corridor has been designed to showcase either Estero Bay or the Gulf. The laid-back lifestyle of South Fort Myers Beach was equally important. Whether they’re full-time or part-time residents, or simply on vacation, people come to Southwest Florida for the beach, the boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, and to enjoy the local restaurants, coffee shops, galleries, and specialty stores. South Fort Myers Beach is a place that checked every box. We’re excited to know the residents of Grandview will enjoy a genuine Southwest Florida experience, as well as a beautifully designed coastal contemporary building with residences that are on trend, luxurious, and remarkably livable. It’s a wonderful combination.”
Grandview will be the first high-rise tower built on South Fort Myers Beach since 2008. In keeping with the evolution of architectural design sensibilities, Grandview will present a coastal contemporary design with an up-to-date aesthetic that will create a splendid sense of arrival. The building’s open-concept floor plans will reflect the lifestyle preferences of today’s homebuyers and offer an ideal seasonal pied-a-terre or full-time residence.
“It's been over 10 years since a new building has been built on Fort Myers Beach, and design sensibilities have changed,” said Wilson. “The market is ready for something new. With Grandview, we’re creating a building that will fit nicely into Waterside while representing 2020 rather than the early 2000's. When I first drove to the site and saw the potential, I thought it was a great opportunity. It was the last luxury high-rise pad available in Waterside at Bay Beach and one of the last opportunities on Fort Myers Beach.”
“The Grandview floor plans reflect London Bay’s nearly 30 years of residential design and construction experience and provide livable spaces that allow for conversation and entertaining, media viewing, and indoor/outdoor living while taking advantage of the building’s extraordinary views,” said Jennifer Stevens, senior design director at Romanza Interior Design. “The open-concept plans are on trend and allow designers to use flooring materials and ceiling design options to create a cohesive foundation for their design concepts. I envision a Grandview residence being finished with a cohesive color palette that accommodates personal collected items, artwork, and family mementos. The scale of the units is ideal for modern or traditional furnishings with clean lines. The terraces wrap the main living areas and master suites, providing outdoor living areas that flow into the main interior entertainment/living spaces, as well as a private retreat off the master suite. To integrate the indoor/outdoor spaces, I would use either the same, or a very similar color in flooring materials to unite the spaces visually.”
The Grandview residences have been designed to showcase luxurious finishes and appointments, including volume tray ceilings accented with crown molding in the foyer, kitchen and dining areas. Purchasers will preview the luxury options and features they can select when they visit London Bay’s Selection Studio.
“London Bay’s Selection Studio provides the ultimate selection experience by delivering creatively appointed living environments that reflect our clients’ personal styles,” said London Bay Homes’ Selection Studio manager, Alena Birger. “We’ve created a selection program for Grandview residents and pre-priced the available selections. Clients will be invited to a preview appointment to introduce them to the features included in their new home, and to review available options.”