Aura, the 15-story luxury tower planned to rise in the mixed-use community of Metropolitan Naples, is scheduled to be under construction later this year. While some unsold residences remain in certain floor plans, pre-construction pricing will likely continue until construction begins.
Aura at Metropolitan Naples features just 56 luxury residences and is 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. Currently, nearly half of the residences have been sold.
Aura includes a mix of beautifully designed two-, three- and four-bedroom residences, many with a den. Prices currently start at $2.5 million.
“Early pre-construction purchasers received values that simply are not available in today’s market,” said Ed Gonzalez, the Director of Sales for Metropolitan Naples. “The costs of construction has risen so significantly over the past year that the few new luxury condominiums residences coming to market now in other buildings are at prices much higher than Aura‘s pre-construction prices. Pre-construction purchasers often get a price benefit from deciding to purchase early. They also get the best choice before most unit are sold. Those interested in living downtown in a luxury high-rise should consider the unique floor plans, views and amenities at Aura while pre-construction pricing remains in effect and inventory selection is still good.”
The pre-construction pricing is only one of a number of reasons buyers purchased a residence in Aura. Most say they love the tower’s ideal location and its amazing amenities.
“Aura features is the only sky pool in the downtown area offering residents and their guests spectacular views of picturesque downtown Naples, the beautiful and reflective waters of Naples Bay and the white sand beaches along the Gulf of Mexico,” noted Gonzalez.
However, the infinity pool isn’t the only rooftop amenity. Those who love to exercise will also rejoice at the fact that the state-of-the-art fitness center is also there.
Gonzalez added, “The air-conditioned fitness center is high above the ground and offers incredible views through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows, all while working out on top-of-the-line fitness equipment. Picture a workout with a view.”
The 1,800-square-foot fitness center is planned to include state-of-the-art exercise equipment as well as free weights.
Within the fitness center is Aura’s yoga studio, which was designed as another amenity to be utilized by residents of 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 amenity unique to 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 destined to witness many friendly conversations and deep debates as residents work – not so hard – on their “short” game.
Aura’s rooftop and 5th floor amenities have been extremely popular with future residents – as have several additional benefits of living in the tower.
“By simply taking the elevator down a few floors from their residences, owners can enjoy casual and fine dining restaurants, as well as explore the distinctive shops and boutiques planned for the tower’s street level,” revealed Gonzalez.
As incredible as the amenities are at Aura, the same amount of care went into the thoughtful design of every residence, from the penthouse on down.
“Our floor plans were all designed for entertaining family and friends and celebrating the indoor/outdoor lifestyle found only at Aura,” said Gonzalez. “Throughout the year, and especially during the winter months, we’re welcoming guests into our homes. What better place to get conversations started than stepping out onto your private terrace with seating areas. There’s even an outdoor grill.”
Perhaps nowhere is that more true than the Penthouse 5. Located on the 5th floor, just steps away from all the previously mentioned 5th floor amenities, Penthouse 5 features four balcony/terrace spaces that total 1,526 square feet. Add that to the residence itself, which has 3,768 square feet under air, and the total living area for the available Penthouse 5 reaches 5,304 total square feet.
The amazing landscaped terrace of Penthouse 5, with a number of seating areas and its own outdoor grill, is accessible from the residence’s living room, kitchen and owner’s suite and offers extraordinary views of paradise from three different sides of the home.
Penthouse 5 is currently priced at $5.6 million.
Located on the 15th floor, the only other remaining penthouse is Penthouse 2, a three-bedroom plus den/three-and-a-half-bath plan with 3,365 total square feet, including two terraces.
Penthouse 2 is currently priced at $5.4 million.
At Aura, every floor plan has at least one terrace. Some have more than one. Many guest bedrooms also feature their own private balconies.
“All residences also receive two assigned parking spaces and in a safe and secure concrete garage located on the second, third or fourth floors,” Gonzalez noted.
“The ability to park our cars in a strong, safe environment between 15 to 30 feet above FEMA’s guidelines gives us peace-of-mind that our vehicles will be protected from the elements,” stated a future Aura resident.
Metropolitan Naples is being developed by two of the most respected, long-time Naples residents and veteran developers, Fred Pezeshkan and Jerry Starkey.
For more information 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.