It’s often been said that the number one factor when it comes to real estate sales is location, location, location. Perhaps the latest example of the wisdom of those words can be found at Aura at Metropolitan Naples, located on a 5.3-acre parcel at the intersection of Fifth Avenue South and Davis Boulevard, just a short walk or bike ride to downtown Naples.
The 15-story Aura features only 56 two, three and four-bedroom residences, many with a den, priced from $2.5 million to over $6 million.
Residential features include expansive floor-to-ceiling glass windows and balcony doors, porcelain and wood floor selections, wine walls and wet bars per plan, fine custom cabinetry, great rooms designed to maximize outdoor views and outdoor living areas with gas-grilling stations and two secure garages spaces per residence.
The Chef-inspired kitchens, also designed for socializing, include a large workstation, dining islands and top-of-the-line appliances.
All owner’s suites feature luxurious baths with his and her vanities, large walk-in showers and separate soaking tubs.
There are so many reasons for Aura’s popularity. Some say it’s the unique floorplans and incredible terraces. Others admit the tower’s amenities, which includes a rooftop infinity rooftop, fitness center with yoga studio and an outdoor lounge with bar.
Yet, all agree it’s Aura’s proximity to Naples’ downtown area, plus the fact that Aura is actually part of its own self-contained community where residents and visitors can live, work and play without ever leaving Metropolitan Naples.
“Aura is at a premier location where residents will not only have phenomenal views of downtown Naples, Naples Bay and even the Gulf of Mexico, but they can walk or bike to the downtown area within just a few minutes,” said Ed Gonzalez, the Director of Sales for Metropolitan Naples.
Aura’s proximity to downtown is a major draw, but many are realizing the benefit of simply taking the elevator down a few floors and enjoying fine and casual dining as well as boutique shops planned for the street level in Metropolitan Naples, which promised to be an energetic community.
“Sure, downtown is close, but many will chose to simply stay home to enjoy their own special neighborhood,” noted Gonzalez. “And all of the parking at Aura and Metropolitan Naples, in general, is located in protected garages convenient to residents with private access, and for restaurant patrons and office personnel in other portions of the garage.”
He went on to day, “We’ve tried to incorporate convenient and safety into the world-class lifestyle people who live in and visit Naples expect. Simply put, Metropolitan Naples will be a dining, shopping and work destination in its own right.”
Aura’s downtown location isn’t the only benefit attracting buyers. So are the tower’s amenities.
Aura features the highest pool in the downtown and is the only infinity pool offering residents and their guests spectacular views of picturesque downtown Naples, the beautiful and reflective waters of Naples Bay and the azure and white waves of the Gulf of Mexico.”
However, the infinity pool isn’t the only rooftop amenity. Those who love to exercise will also rejoice at the fact the state-of-the-art fitness center is also there.
“The air-conditioned fitness center is high above the ground and offers incredible views through the floor to ceiling glass windows, perfect for working out on outstanding fitness equipment,” stated Gonzalez. “You might say the rooftop fitness center affords residents a workout with a view.”
The 1,800-square-foot fitness center is planned to include the latest, most popular and beneficial exercise machines as well as some free weights.
Within the fitness center is Aura’s yoga studio, which was designed as another amenity to be utilized by all residents living in the tower.
“Our research has shown that many of our purchasers enjoy the benefits they receive when participating in yoga programs,” remarked Gonzalez. “By placing the yoga studio on the roof, as part of the fitness center, we designed another unique amenity in the Southwest Florida marketplace. There’s nothing else like it in the downtown area.”
Just outside the fitness center and yoga studio is the sky lounge with bar – another amenity residents will be more than happy to share with their friends.
Below Aura’s rooftop, additional amenities are also capturing the imaginations of future residents. On the 5th floor are the indoor and outdoor resident lounges, a luxurious overnight guest suite, a business center and conference room, outdoor kitchen with grilling area, a seating area and fire pits.
There’s also a large golf putting green destine to witness many friendly conversations and deep debates as resident work – not so hard – on their “short” game.
Aura’s rooftop and 5th floor amenities have been extremely popular with future residents – as have the many other benefits of living in the tower.
Metropolitan Naples is being developed by two longtime Naples residents and well-respected developers, Jerry Starkey and Fred Pezeshkan.
For more details visit MetropolitanNaples.com or call 239-758-9500.
Metropolitan Naples’ sales gallery is located at 365 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 104A, in downtown Naples, next to The French restaurant with the red awnings. The sales gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and by appointment anytime.
Your hosts at the gallery are Ed Gonzalez, Sharyl Wicks and Natalie Glaze of Metropolitan Naples Realty.