Ultra-luxe condo tower Epoch coming to Sarasota bayfront

Article originally posted by Chris Wille in the Herald-Tribune

Four full-floor residences already reserved

An ultra-luxury condominium tower with clear bayfront views is coming to downtown Sarasota. Seaward Development’s lavish 18-story EPOCH project shows the market for multimillion-dollar condos has not passed the saturation point.

The condo community will rise from a 100-foot-wide site between South Palm and South Gulfstream. The only thing separating the building from Sarasota Bay is Bayfront Park.

While the Sarasota-based company announced EPOCH’s debut this week, condo reservations began earlier this month. Buyers have placed reservations on four of the seven full-floor condos, which range in price from $5.39 million to $6.29 million.

One penthouse has yet to be designed or priced. The other 16 units share a floor, with prices starting at $3.22 million.

“It’s amazing how many calls we are getting,” said Amy Drake, a broker with Ocean Real Estate and president of Property Perspectives who is handling marketing and sales for EPOCH. “It shows the demand is there.”

The condos range from 3,689 to 5,379 square feet under air, plus each has multiple bay- and city-view terraces.

Some prospective buyers are seeking these larger spaces, and some desire an urban, walkable lifestyle without giving up space. The demand for direct water views is always strong, Drake said.

Patrick DiPinto, president of Seaward Development, said: “There is strong demand from single-family homeowners who are ready for a change but don’t want to sacrifice the space, privacy and quality their large homes offer.”

The distinctive design of the tower was inspired by the Sarasota School of architecture, said Igor Reyes, lead architect for Nichols, Brosch, Wurst, Wolfe and Associates of Coral Gables. The blending of spaces, he said, “juxtaposed with the distinct outline of each level, provides each residence a sense of individuality that sometimes gets lost in high-rise living.”

EPOCH offers private elevator entries, ceiling heights of 11 to 13 feet, tall walls of glass, open great rooms and kitchens, and large owners’ suites — huge in the full-floor plan, with a living-room-size sitting area.

Community amenities include a porte cochere with guest parking; an attended welcome lobby; residents’ clubroom; wellness/fitness center; a tropically landscaped pool terrace with lap pool, spa, fire table and cabanas; roof-top terrace; garage parking and private garages for the full-floor residences.

Construction is scheduled to begin next year, with completion two years later.

Seaward Development breaks ground on Palm Avenue property

Stakeholders held a ceremonial groundbreaking at the future site of the 7 One One Palm development on Dec. 8.

Seaward Development

This article was pulled from Your Observer and written by: Anna Brugmann Community Editor

Crews broke ground on the 7 One One Palm development at 711 Palm Avenue without much pomp and circumstance on Nov. 28 — a lapse stakeholders were sure to rectify on Dec. 8.

Amy Drake, Anna Chesanek, Steven Moore, Brian Jones, Mark Sultana, David Hargreaves, Patrick DiPinto, John Hayes an Mark Card pose for a photo before the ceremonial  groundbreaking.

Representatives from Seaward Development company, DSDG Architecture and GATES Construction gathered on site to ceremoniously break ground on the 16-residence condominium development.

Seaward Development CEO Patrick DiPinto thanks guests for attending the ceremonial  groundbreaking of the 7 One One condo development.

Five of the residences, priced between $1.05 and $1.3 million, are under contract with 11 available for sale. All residences are three bedroom and three bathroom dwellings. Construction is slated to finish between late 2018 and early 2019.

“We are excited to bring a new boutique community to South Palm Avenue,” Seaward Development CEO Patrick DiPinto said in a release. “7 One One Palm is a great alternative to the larger buildings in commercial centers that we now see going up downtown.”

Amy Drake, Anna Chesanek, Steven Moore, Brian Jones, Mark Sultana, David Hargreaves, Patrick DiPinto, John Hayes an Mark Card ceremoniously break ground on the 7 One Ones condo development.

After welcoming guests to the property, DiPinto led stakeholders to the groundbreaking site where they donned their hard hats and participated in the ceremonial  groundbreaking.