FOR March 26, 2004
COVER STORY FOR THE PALM BEACH POST

Contact:
Jackie Slatkow or Kelly Husak
(561) 278-0850

San Michele . . . in Palm Beach Gardens

PALM BEACH GARDENS – With over only a handful of homesites remaining, San Michele remains the most popular estate home community in the Palm Beach Gardens area.

“Since January 1st this year, the sales here have skyrocketed,” reported W. Allen Ball, director of sales for the community. “Buyers who want to live in this incredibly desirable neighborhood should make a point of visiting our sales office soon. To date, there are several choice homesites available, three homes ready for immediate occupancy and three spectacular furnished models available.”

Developed by Gordon Homes and Sterling Communities, San Michele has been created as the perfect alternative to country club living.

The exclusive enclave of private single-family estates is set amid nature preserves and lakes in Palm Beach Gardens.

“Buyers looking for a neighborhood that feels more like a private club will be impressed with San Michele, the prestigious enclave of private estate homes especially for families. In the luxury home market, this community has developed a reputation as the community of choice for buyers looking for a prestigious address in a private guard-gated neighborhood.”

Behind the new decorative wrought iron gates at San Michele, buyers may choose from four-, five- and six-bedroom home designs, situated on nature preserves or shimmering lakes.

“With San Michele’s impressive Venetian Club, residents enjoy a beautiful community club with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment, a social room, swimming center with lush landscaping and two lighted Har-Tru tennis courts,” noted Ball. “What they won’t experience are the burdensome costs found at surrounding country clubs for services many families don’t need or want.”

An intimate neighborhood of only 90 homes, San Michele is priced from the $700,000s to $1.5 million.

Within San Michele, Gordon Homes is developing the neighborhood of Tuscany Village, an enclave of one- and two-story designs ranging from 3,887 to 6,153 square feet of air-conditioned space.Eight home designs are offered, ranging from four-bedrooms to six-bedrooms. All homes include a heated spa and pool package, as well as three- and four-car garages.

Tuscany Village at San Michele includes such standard features as18-inch Saturnia marble floors in the main living areas, a full Kitchen Aid built-in appliance package, volume and coffered ceilings, crown moldings, master baths with Saturnia floors, tub deck, shower walls and counter tops, and granite tops in the kitchen and powder room.

Sterling Communities is developing Sorrento Village at San Michele, a community of one- and two-story designs with four- to six-bedrooms and five- to seven-and-a-half baths, as well as three-car garages. Homes at Sorrento range from 3,596 to 5,417 square feet of air-conditioned space.

Standard features at Sorrento include granite tops in the kitchens with a full Kitchen Aid built-in appliance package, volume and coffered ceilings, master baths with Saturnia marble floors, shower walls and tub deck, 8-foot decorative solid core interior doors, rounded corner beads, raised panel wood cabinetry in the kitchens and baths and built-in closet organizers.

All homes at San Michele feature concrete block and beam construction on both lower and upper floors, mission s-style cement tile roofs, brick pavers walkways, driveways and covered patios, automatic garage door openers with remote transmitters, automatic sprinkler systems, hurricane shutters, 24-hour alarm systems, central vacuum systems and full landscaping packages, as well as many additional features and options.

The community’s entry is manned 24-hours a day. Within minutes of San Michele are private and public schools, The Gardens Mall, restaurants and beaches.

To visit, take I-95 to PGA Boulevard, exit west 1 mile to Central Boulevard, turn right. San Michele is 2 miles ahead on the left at the northwest corner of Central Boulevard and Hood Road.

The sales center is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Six professionally designed, award-winning models are open daily for viewing.

For more information, please call (561) 691-9100 or visit www.sanmichelerealty.com.