The Thirty-A Review November 2020

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Outdoor Living at its Best NatureWalk at Watersound Origins Unveils Welcome Sign b y M a r y We l c h

T he anticipation is building as NatureWalk at Water- sound Origins® prepares to unveil the “Welcome” sign to potential buyers anxious to see this gated neighborhood that is within the master planned Water- sound Origins community. “This is going to be a very sought-after community with an emphasis on an open inside/outdoor living,” says Todd Schermerhorn, community director for Kolter Homes, which is developing the project with The St. Joe Co. “There are added amenities that you won’t find at Watersound or other neighborhoods. It is a gated com- munity with a nice, formal entry and sense of arrival.” The development, which is on schedule to have model homes ready for viewing in mid-December, will feature 465 homes in three different series ranging from two- to five-bedrooms. Schermerhorn says that pricing will not be announced until the sales office opens but that an educated guess might place the homes in the $400,000 to $800,000 range. Floor plans will range from 1,600 to 3,100 square feet of air-conditioned space. There are three different home collections, depending on the size of the homesite, with three homesite sizes available—40 feet, 50 feet, and 60 feet wide. All homesites are 130 feet deep. “This is a larger homesite for this area. The homes are designed for real outdoor living,” says Schermerhorn. Outdoor living options include rear lanais, porches, outdoor kitchens, and backyard pools. One of the real perks, says Schermerhorn, is that every homesite will overlook either natural preserve and/ or water views. “Residents will never be looking out the

faucets, and lighting packages to deliver a style not found elsewhere. In order to promote a real sense of community, the homes will not be available for short-term rentals. “There are other communities nearby where you have a lot of short-term rentals and transiency,” he says. “We want to create a different feeling at NatureWalk at Watersound Origins with a strong sense of community where you know your neighbors.” NatureWalk is designed to be attractive to a diverse group of home shoppers. It is a community that appeals to everyone from active retirees to local families, as well as those outside of the market looking to buy a second home that will eventually become their main residence. “We’re offering a more functional home for family and friends,” says Schermerhorn. No pre-sales are planned, and marketing efforts have been focused on building a VIP List. Those who join the VIP List will be among the first to preview the wide variety of options and personalization choices. “We are offering homes with a wow factor, and it’s important for our VIPs to see the options, what people can do with their home, and then be happy with their selections.”

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back to a neighbor’s house or a road. Just nature. It’s really wonderful and unique.” Residents of NatureWalk will enjoy a resident- exclusive social complex with fitness center, lakeside pool, sundeck, tennis, pickleball, outdoor spaces, and event lawn. NatureWalk residents will also have access to the Watersound Origins community amenities, which include the pool at Village Commons, hiking trails, Origins Golf Course, fitness center, and a multitude of outdoor activities. Located two miles from South Walton’s beaches and the energy of the 30-A corridor, NatureWalk offers a calm, relaxed feel that is perfect for seaside living. The architecture is coastal in style with an open feeling that captures the spirit of the area. The designers took special care in the kitchens with innovative appliances, signature NatureWalk at Watersound Origins with a strong sense of community where you know your neighbors.

NatureWalk at the Watersound Origins® community, 37 Pennekamp Lane, Inlet Beach, FL 32461. (888) 476-3017.

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