FOR March 26, 2004
COVER STORY FOR THE PALM BEACH POST
Jackie Slatkow or Kelly Husak
San Michele . . . in Palm Beach
PALM BEACH GARDENS – With over
only a handful of homesites remaining, San Michele remains
the most popular estate home community in the Palm Beach
“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
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
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
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
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