Sales have launched for a residential resort community planned for 13000 Fishery Road in Placida, just outside of Gasparilla Island in the Village of Boca Grande, which has been officially named Banyan Gasparilla Sound. Designed by internationally acclaimed SB Architects and developed by Miami-based Integra Investments, the five-star community spans 16 acres and will yield 182 bespoke residences curated with unsurpassed resort-styled amenities. Located right off the deep waters of Charlotte Harbour, the residential offerings include 99 condominium residences of two and three-bedroom layouts ranging from 1,450 to 2,161 square feet and priced from $1.3 million. The community will also include 83 fully-furnished resort residences. The developer selected Gulf to Bay Sotheby’s International Realty as the exclusive sales and marketing brokerage, bringing more than 30 years of experience and knowledge of the Gulf Coast and Boca Grande.
The project’s name is inspired by its location on the deep-water harbor and proximity to the legendary Banyan Street of Boca Grande. Large banyan trees will adorn Banyan Gasparilla Sound to create awe-inspiring canopies, capturing the soft ocean breeze and tranquility of a tropical oasis. A confluence of lush landscapes, coastal influence, and natural elements will inspire the senses with breathtaking vistas and water frontage on all sides of the peninsula. All homes will enjoy spectacular vistas and unobstructed views of the crystal blue bay waterfront. Some of the residential features include golf carts as the preferred transportation method, electric car charging stations, a secured entrance for the peace of mind to come and go leisurely between travel, and much more.
Situated less than a half-mile from the Boca Grande causeway, Banyan Gasparilla Sound provides direct connectivity within minutes to Boca Grande and its coveted restaurants, boutiques and shops. These convenient offerings will be available to residents via Banyan Gasparilla Sound’s private house cars.
“We are excited to present this rare opportunity for waterfront living on Gasparilla Sound with a wellness-centered lifestyle that is unique in all facets,” said Integra Investments Principal Victor Ballestas. “We endeavor to establish a relaxed and sophisticated community with a level of hospitality that has a transformative effect on everyday life and benefits the long-term well-being of its residents. Our hope is to create a community that becomes an intergenerational legacy for families to enjoy together.”
“Health and wellbeing are top priorities in today’s world. Banyan Gasparilla Sound was created as a place to enjoy every aspect of your surroundings and experience your version of paradise,” said Rich Taylor, owner of Gulf-to-Bay Sotheby’s International Realty. “It fuses impeccable residential design with the wellness country club lifestyle, two elements that are in high demand and will be well received by homeowners.”
Imagined to incite wellness in all facets of the community – relaxation, serenity, and refuge – Banyan Gasparilla Sound’s all-encompassing experiences will cater to those seeking amenity rich living inspired by old-world Florida charm. From fine dining to relaxing adventures in nature, to pampering services, every need is attended to within the community’s well-thought-out amenities that expand upon the Boca Grande lifestyle. The offerings are designed to inspire couples, families, and friends of all tastes and interests. Combining the country club lifestyle with the serenity of nature and a curated wellness philosophy, Banyan Gasparilla Sound Builds a legacy environment for life well lived.
The community with feature TLEE-designed Spa that provides more than 11,000 square feet of space, including a 3,000 square-foot fitness center. Spa services will include steam and sauna, hydrotherapy, massage and bodywork, salon, serenity garden, yoga lawn, and more. Outdoor fire pits, a juice bar, lounging at the onsite beach with private cabanas, or by the expansive pool provide a plethora of options. A deep water marina in Charlotte Harbour will feature water activities and a coffee bar. Banyan Gasparilla Sound is designed with venues that enable homeowners to entertain outside of their homes. There is an expansive club and resident lounge with a full-service restaurant for dining and catering. White-glove concierge services, retail shops, and access to Boca Grande perks also provide easy living.
Exteriors by Koby Kirwin is named as the landscape architect.
Banyan Gasparilla Sound is slated to break ground in 2023.