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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“Life on Vacation: Your little slice of Paradise Coast”

Southwest Florida is often referred to as the Paradise Coast and has become a popular choice for a second home location. The sugary white beaches of Naples, Marco Island and Everglades City are often ranked among the nation’s top 10. Besides enjoying the beaches, fishing and sailing are also popular. Collier County has beautiful protected open spaces, including Big Cypress National Preserve and Everglades National Park.

Paradise Coast: Naples Pier
Paradise Coast: Naples Pier

If golf is your passion then Naples is your vacation paradise. The region has nearly 90 courses, claiming to have more holes per capita than any place in the nation. After a round of golf, you can stroll along Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South. This downtown area is lined with shops, cafes and more than 130 art galleries.

Naples, with its small town character, is still a place where the most elegant home buyer can find something that meets all of their needs. Whether it is a luxury beachfront condominium in Park Shore, Moorings, Bay Colony or Vanderbilt Beach or an exquisite single family home in Pelican Bay, future owners have many building, location and amenity options. For more information on Naples real estate or Paradise Coast real estate, please visit

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Moraya Bay Beach Tower

Located on the north side of Vanderbilt Beach, just south of Delanor Wiggins State Park, Moraya Bay Beach Tower, is Signature Communities newest condominium. Offering the very best in luxury high rise living, Moraya Bay will feature a restaurant

Moraya Bay

& bar located on the 1st floor, just above the pool, that will also provide room service to its owners. Combine that with a beach and pool side service, an 18-hole championship golf course and a complete in-house concierge service, it is easy to see why this will be the most exclusive high rise condominium in the area.

Whether you prefer the extra sun provided by a southern exposure or the truly uninterrupted, unimpeded northern view all the way to Sanibel Island, each unit has the benefit of pass through views to both the beach and bay. Pre-construction as well as re-sale units are available in all stacks of the building. To get more information on this unique beachfront opportunity, submit your questions to

Dustin J. Beard, ABR, CRS, GRI

A native Neapolitan, Dustin knows Naples better than most who call this subtropical paradise home. The small sleepy town where he used to drive on the beach with his Dad to reach a favorite fishing spot, Clam Pass, has become a sophisticated city. Watching the small town and surrounding area’s metamorphosis into a Mecca for sun seekers, culture lovers, golfers, anglers and vacation goers of all ages, has provided Dustin with a rare perspective on Naples’ growth and development.

Dustin attended Western Carolina University, in Cullowhee, North Carolina, where his hard work and outstanding dedication earned him an Honors Degree in Business-to-Business Sales. While at Western, Dustin spent his summers doing internships with a local real estate firm where he learned the business side of Naples real estate. The experience and the cold weather in North Carolina encouraged Dustin to pursue a career in Naples real estate.

Almost seven years have passed since then, and Dustin has proven to be an outstanding real estate agent. He has not only cut his teeth on the very competitive arena of Naples luxury real estate, he has also proven he can thrive in any market. Dustin bases his success on each client’s complete satisfaction. It is the pursuit of total satisfaction before, during and after the real estate transaction that has lead to the growth of Dustin’s real estate business through personal referrals.

Dustin’s Accolades

Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) – Held by only 19% of all Realtors

Florida Association of Realtors State Conference

Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) – Highest designation awarded to Realtors; only 4% of Realtors hold this designation

Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) – Held by only 2% of all Realtors