The 60,000 square foot courtyard amenity deck at The Ronto Group’s Eleven Eleven Central community is nearing completion. Situated between 10th Street and Goodlette-Frank Road on Central Avenue in downtown Naples, Phase I of the resort-style community will be completed early this spring. The amenity deck will feature a 3,200 square feet resort-style pool with a beach entry and two 90-foot lap lanes, chaise lounges and poolside tables, two spas, outdoor showers, poolside cabanas, grills, a cabana bar and grilling area with large screen televisions, fire pits with built-in seating areas, a hammock lawn, a life-sized outdoor chess set, a yoga stretching area, and bocce ball courts. Designed by Architectural Land Design landscape architect Christian Andrea, ASLA, PLA, the amenity courtyard will showcase an internal park-like setting.
“The pool and deck area are unique to any other project we’ve worked on,” said Andrea. “We wanted to incorporate as much of the outdoors as possible. Keeping things simple was more challenging than we thought. We wanted to provide amenities that would be used and not overcomplicate the space. There’s a balance between the water and green spaces and the social areas we’ve created, including the cabanas and the firepit areas. We always love developing a social aspect for the site. MHK Architecture and Planning designed an internal area that allowed us to create that interaction. The size of the pool and what this space is are impressive. We’ve utilized a palette that introduces a combination of canopy trees and tropical palms to provide shade. Specimen Date palms placed around the deck will reinforce the symmetry of the space. I see this as a vibrant social space. It will be a place where people want to hang out. The residences will be able to take advantage of the internal space and interact with a landscaped environment.”
The outdoor amenities will be expanded during Phase II to include a 20,400-square foot landscaped Courtyard Park set ten-feet below the amenity pool deck at actual ground level. The park, accessed by a grand staircase, will include benches, a putting green, a yoga lawn and fenced dog runs for large and small dogs. The Courtyard Park’s sunken orientation will provide residents with tree-top views rarely found in urban settings.
“I feel like the sunken garden area is going to be a place where people can go to get away and not feel constrained,” said Andrea. “By placing the park one level below the pool deck, it offered a lot more vertical space to the interior courtyard. It adds dimension and volume so you can appreciate the park from different elevations. We created a space where you are literally in the treetops when you come out the front door. As it matures, it will just get better. The residences on the upper floor are going to be looking down on these treetops. The view from the pool deck will also provide a treetop canopy view, which is a special feature for those enjoying the pool deck When you get near the internal park you can appreciate it from above, or you can appreciate it from ground level where you can enjoy the shade the canopy provides. We hope to have plants that will attract butterflies. I think that is going to be a unique quiet space that people will like. The walkway around the park at the amenity deck level is going to be a bonus to each unit owner as they come and go to their homes. It will also provide unique depth to all the views within the courtyard. The two levels will also create two spaces where you could have more activities going on without interfering with one another. This is a space we feel will be something owners will appreciate more each time they use it.”
Ronto and Andrea have also integrated landscaping throughout the property, including a public park on the northeast corner of the site that offers a green space fronting Goodlette-Frank Road and provides a gateway to the Baker Park and the Gordon River Pedestrian Bridge and Boardwalk on the east side of Goodlette-Frank Road that connects Central Avenue and downtown Naples to the Gordon River Greenway along a pedestrian and bicycle friendly route.
Eleven Eleven Central’s interior amenities include a nearly 4,000-square foot clubroom with a bar, billiards tables, card tables, large screen televisions, and a catering kitchen adjacent to an outdoor grill and fire pit. A fitness center measuring nearly 4,000-square feet will include a stretching and functional movement area, state-of-the-art exercise equipment, massage rooms, and rest rooms. Six community guest suites will be provided for overnight visitors. Resident storage areas and bike storage areas will be included. A dedicated arcade/game room and theatre room will be located on the second floor of the community’s 5,108 square feet commercial space.
Ronto’s Phase I offering features five two-bedroom, two-bedroom plus den, and three-bedroom open-concept floor plans ranging from 1,407 to 2,297 square feet of total living space, including covered outdoor balconies. Two of the floor plans, the 1,407 square foot Atlantic and the 1,736 square foot Avalon, are sold out. A choice selection of residences priced from $835,000 remains available, including a furnished move-in ready residence featuring Ronto’s Collins floor plan that is available for purchase with a leaseback.
The Eleven Eleven Central on-site sales center at 1101 Central Avenue in downtown Naples is open daily. To tour the courtyard amenity deck, call 239-302-6848 to make an appointment.