The London Bay Development Group has already been making waves for its Saltleaf on Estero Bay project, which fronts the state’s first aquatic preserve. Now, they’re breaking ground on The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Estero Bay, within the 500-acre community. “The Ritz-Carlton is the quintessential brand for prestigious living,” London Bay’s CEO and president Mark Wilson says. The developers recruited two award-winning firms, Miami’s Arquitectonica (who are also behind Gulfshore Playhouse’s new campus) and New York design studio Meyer Davis, to bring the vision to life.
The two towers, with 224 condos, are slated to welcome residents in 2025. Inside, unobstructed views of Estero Bay and the Gulf abound from walls of windows and oversized balconies on each unit. Within the dual, 22-floor, high-rise towers, apartments range from 2,628-to-3,885 square feet with two-, three- or four-bedroom options—plus a den area. A private elevator entry is another perk, along with private storage on each resident’s floor. The innovative team at Arquitectonica designed the spaces to work as an architectural vortex of natural light: sunrise and sunset illuminate every home.
Outside, residents have access to an 18-hole championship course, a 72-slip marina, wellness center, spa and salon (including pet grooming), and scheduled gatherings at the Sunset Lounge. There are also private floating pavilions and cabanas, which can be purchased for personal use. The condominium homes were listed at around $2 million as of August.