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July 31, 2008

New Village Center Opens At WindMark Beach In North Florida

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

This month marks the grand opening of The St. Joe Company’s Village Center at WindMark Beach, a new luxury 2,020 acre residential and resort town, spanning nearly four miles of white-sand beach along the Gulf of Mexico in Northwest Florida. At full build-out, WindMark Beach is planned to include 1,552 units, and much of the property is set aside for conservation and open space.

Designed by six of the nation’s most recognized architects, including Margaret McCurry of Tigerman McCurry and John Kirk of Cooper, Robertson & Partners, WindMark Beach is offering a number of new amenities for visitors and buyers starting this month, including:

-School of Fish Restaurant, operated by Clark and Blake Brennan, who have created a menu that fittingly features local Gulf Coast seafood with a Creole flair.
-Luxury loft homes available for weekly/nightly rental. Select lofts feature floor-to-ceiling windows, and many have balconies with striking Gulf Coast views. All residences are fully furnished and feature stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, a Bose® stereo system, high-speed Internet access and washer and dryer. 19 lofts are currently available; 12 additional lofts will be available to rent in the near future.
-The WindMark Beach Club, featuring a large community swimming pool with seamless, beach-style access. The pool is framed by a free form pool deck with a fish-shaped bar surrounded by beautiful green lawn space. The School of Fish Restaurant is providing the pool deck’s food and beverage service.
-Public BeachWalk, where one-and-a-half miles of the public three-mile walkway is now complete connecting the community to the stunning beach. A stretch of uninterrupted pathway enables pedestrians, cyclists, roller-bladers and runners to enjoy the stunning views, while making their way along the walkway and miles of meandering footpaths.
-Community amphitheater with a sheltered, open-air stage and a sloping green lawn leading down to it; residents and visitors can enjoy concerts, movies and other outdoor venues and local community events. A 1,500 square foot children’s playground area is nearby.

WindMark Beach home sites are priced from $99,500 to $546,000 and homes range from $1,095,000 to $1,295,000 million. Homes were designed to capture the essence of vernacular Southern architectural style, with such trademarks as tin roofs, open breezeways, large wood porches. A luxurious WindMark Beach Idea House worth $1 million will be offered in a sweepstakes in August.

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