Paradise Coast Real Estate: Park Shore Real Estate History Naples Florida

Park Shore Real Estate History: Beach and Bay Front Condominiums

Purchased in 1964 by Mr. Raymond L. Lutgert, Park Shore was an undeveloped piece of marsh land nestled between US 41 (the main and only road linking Naples with its northern neighbors) and a mile and a quarter of beautiful, white sand beaches. Six years later after digging the Venetian Bay and creating the land structure we know as Park Shore today, the first condominium, Colony Gardens, was completed. Soon after Colony Gardens, it was the tallest and most luxurious beach front building Naples had ever seen, the Horizon House.

Park Shore Aerial

Park Shore Aerial

In 1988, the Venetian Village, an upscale shopping and restaurant area was completed. Heralded for its Mediterranean theme with meandering terra cotta walkways, quaint courtyards, Venetian-style facades and a relaxed bayside ambiance, “The Village”as it has come to be known, quickly became a favorite shopping area for Naples elite. Recently, The Village, has been updated to the tune of $4 million dollars.

Throughout the next 37 years, Lutgert Companies would develop and build all of Park Shore’s beach and bay front condominiums, adding the final piece, Aria, in 2007. The newest and last beachfront condominium to adorn the Park Shore skyline, Aria, boasts 2-car garages, a grand 2-story lobby, a stunning large pool and pool deck area, billiards room, fitness center, two clubrooms, and two amazing guest suites. Just a few developer units and a handful of re-sale units allow the opportunity to live in this tremendous building.

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