Denise Scheffler downsized from a single-family home to the roomiest townhouse in Kolter Urban’s new Moderne Boca community.
“We came from a large home in Parkland and it was a lot of upkeep. This is maintenance-free living,” she said about one of the 75 townhouses on Military Trail just north of Spanish River Boulevard. A dozen buildings are planned with a fitness center and pool.
Scheffler loves her view of the pool and compares the lifestyle to resort living. The modern look suited her and her husband and they decorated accordingly. She even gets a kick out of putting her groceries in their personal elevator for a ride to the second-floor kitchen.
“The laundry goes in there, too, so I don’t have to carry the hamper,” she said.
The townhouses have three configurations, from Scheffler’s largest unit, about 2,800 square feet, to two with two bedrooms. They all have three and a half bathrooms, said Kolter Urban’s senior vice president Edwin Jahn III. The garage is either in the front or the back. The two larger units have elevators.
So far, 15 residents have moved in and another five sales are expected in 45 to 60 days, he said.
“People who live here are all professionals and I’ve met a few people who are younger or my age, 61,” Scheffler said. “Young couples starting out or people downsizing their lives.”
What’s different about these townhouses is not only their ultra modern look with recessed lighting and stainless banisters, but floor-to-ceiling hurricane sliders and hurricane windows. No shutters needed, Jahn said on a tour of a model home. Construction is concrete block and metal truss, he added. The homes were designed by Affiniti Architects’ Boca Raton office.
“All the units have the living area on the second floor,” Jahn said. The kitchen has a living space on either side, a full dining room and a balcony. There’s a powder room and laundry room with cabinets and a folding surface.
The first floor in the largest unit has a guest suite, full bath and a family room that can be reconfigured for an office. The third floor has a master with his and her closets and a double vanity bathroom with a “wet room” for both the tub and shower. There’s a covered balcony. A guest room on the other side of the unit has its own bath.
Plan one unit sells for $590,000 to $640,000, Jahn said. Plan two are end units that go for $789,000. The largest townhouses in plan three are in the high $700,000s or $1 million on the Pondhawk Natural Area, Jahn said. The 79-acre preserve is owned by Palm Beach County and includes hiking and biking trails.
When the development turns over to the owners after a certain number of sales, the monthly homeowner association fee will be $475 for plan one and $525 for plans two and three.
Kolter had the just under 6-acre property for more than 10 years, Jahn said. The city’s Spanish River Library is on the east and the Spanish River Athletic Facility/de Hoernle Park is across the street.
The new Altis apartment building is up and leasing at 5500 N. Military Trail and the adjoining Park Place shopping plaza has The Fresh Market, stores and casual restaurants.
Scheffler said she likes the convenience and the location near their office and not far from the beach.
“We can go right down Spanish River Boulevard,” she said.