It’s sleek, mod and urban. It’s Moderne Boca, and it’s a luxury townhouse community opening soon in Boca Raton.
Does Boca Raton need another luxury housing option? Maybe.
Last week, the project’s developer held an open house at Lynn University for interested buyers. More than 100 people attended the presentation by West Palm Beach-based Kolter.
The 75 residences, priced from the $600,000s, feature a modern, multi-level design and even some private interior elevators. The townhouses are about 3,000 square feet each.
Inside, the units are filled with natural light, which allows some units full views of the Pondhawk Natural Preserve next door.
The property is at the northeast corner of Military Trail and Spanish River Boulevard.
Phase I, consisting of 30 units, will be available within weeks. Phase II, featuring the remaining 45 units, will be ready in 2017.
Boca Raton is known for its pervasive Mediterranean architecture. But perhaps the market is ready for something new.
But Bob Vail, president of Kolter Urban, said The Moderne has garnered interest because there’s been little contemporary design in the area.
Kolter has tried for years to build the project, which previously was going to be a retail center.
Before that, Kolter planned a different townhouse concept.
That concept envisioned larger homes, with only about 45 townhouses starting in the $800,000s and going up to $1 million.
But the recession dashed plans for both concepts.
As Kolter waited for the economy to improve, the area around the property changed. Indeed, the once-isolated site has become desirable and centrally located.
The property is near the Interstate 95 interchange being built at Spanish River Boulevard.
In addition, the land is near a popular lakeside walking trail at the city library and park, on the north and south sides of Spanish River Boulevard.