By Robyn A. Friedman
City & Shore Magazine
Developer GL Homes has opened a multi-million dollar, 30,000-square-foot clubhouse at the 701-home Seven Bridges community in Delray Beach.
“There’s really nothing that compares to this in this market,” says Nicole Muscarella, a GL Homes vice president and project manager for Seven Bridges. “To shock a high-end buyer is very difficult, but their jaws drop when they walk into this building.”
Clubhouses are usually a focal point in country-club communities, and GL includes large, well-appointed clubhouses in its active-adult developments in Boynton Beach and Delray Beach as well. But GL decided to build the multi-million-dollar clubhouse at Seven Bridges based on expected demand from luxury buyers.
“People are abandoning golf course communities but still want the country-club lifestyle,” Muscarella says. “They don’t want to pay the country-club membership fees but still want the luxury and the full restaurant and resort-style living.”
When designing the clubhouse, GL attempted to satisfy the needs of all demographic groups residing at Seven Bridges. The clubhouse includes a sleek contemporary lounge for hosting socials with neighbors or friends, as well as numerous recreational options, such as two card rooms, a game room, kids’ room and indoor sports court. Health and wellness features include a fitness center, group fitness studio, saunas, massage rooms and locker rooms. Outside, there is a resort-style pool, spa and sundeck with cabanas, a lap pool, poolside bistro with indoor and outdoor bars, a kid-friendly wading pool and water park, shaded playground, party pavilion, walking paths and full-court basketball. Tennis lovers can play on the 13 courts and take lessons, participate in leagues or shop at the pro shop.
The clubhouse also is home to the Prime Seven restaurant, limited to residents and their guests. The restaurant is open seven days a week for lunch and five for dinner and offers everything from pizza and gelato to prime steaks.
About 75 percent of the project is sold out, Muscarella says. Current prices range from the mid-$700,000s to $2 million.
—Robyn A. Friedman
Information, 561-509-5400, glhomes.com/seven-bridges.