Ponte Vedra Cultural Center Spring Home Tour

Posted on by Lisa Barton in Around Town

The 7th Anniversary Ponte Vedra Cultural Center's Spring Home Tour is this weekend (April 7 and April 8). This is the best home tour at the beach! The benefactor tour will be held Friday evening at a fantastic new home in Marsh Landing's Harbour Island. On Saturday, you'll have the opportunity to see five beautiful homes located in Ponte Vedra Beach and experience how each homeowner incorporated art and color into the design and furnishings of their home. 

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Tesla’s Solar shingles - A New Option for Home Owners?

Posted on by Lisa Barton in Green Home

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, recently unveiled a new home improvement product, rooftop solar shingles, that are made of textured glass and virtually indistinguishable from high-end roofing products. There are four different shingle prototypes (terra-cotta tile, slate, shingles, and a smooth modern glass finish). The aesthetics are beautiful! The tiles are designed to blend seamlessly with other roofs in the neighborhood. The solar cells embedded in each durable glass-encased tile is designed to be completely invisible from the street. This is something that sets this solar roof apart from other rooftop solar options.

These solar shingles also transform light into power for your home and your electric car. According to Musk, "The basic proposition will be: would you like a roof that looks better than a normal roof, lasts twice as long, costs less and, by the way, generates electricity? Why would you consider anything else?"

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What’s New in Nocatee?

Posted on by Lisa Barton

We recently talked to Kelly Ray, Director of Marketing for the PARC Group to get the latest scoop on what’s new and what's news in Nocatee. We asked the following questions:

  1. Approximately how many houses sold in 2016?  Almost 1000 new homes sold in Nocatee last yearAt this point, there are over 5,500 families living in Nocatee.
  2. How many neighborhoods are there now in Nocatee?  There are 29 neighborhoods in Nocatee (we include the Palms Townhomes as a separate neighborhood), 20 neighborhoods are actively selling new construction homes and 9 neighborhoods have already sold out.
  3. What new amenities have been added in 2016? The newest addition to Nocatee’s award winning amenity offerings is the Spray Water Park, which is due to open in 2018. The land and construction of the amenity is a gift from the Master Developer, The PARC Group. This four-story high, interactive spray park will include a large sundeck area, food court, and bar. A large outdoor area located south of the Nocatee Swim Club will be developed to host events held currently at the Town Center, such as the Nocatee Farmer's Market and Roscolusa and the Nocatee Drive-in Move Nights. This new space is more than twice the size of the current event area and will include a new band stage for concerts and expanded parking. We're expecting this area to be completed by Summer 2017. Here's a video describing the new additons.
  4. What's happening in the Town Center? There were also a significant number of Town Center additions that opened in 2016, or are planned to open in 2017. For more on the retail expansion of Nocatee click here. 

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Purchasing a new home in Nocatee’s Coastal Oaks

Posted on by Lisa Barton in Buying Tips, Real Estate News

Looking for a new home in Nocatee? You might want to consider Coastal Oaks, which is Nocatee's premier gated community. Toll Brothers, a national builder with an excellent reputation, is building single family homes in Coastal Oaks. Many new home buyers are attracted to Coastal Oaks because, in addition to Nocatee's extensive amenities, this neighborhood offers its residents a swimming pool, fitness center, sports fields, tennis courts and a playground. 

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