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Winter Park / Maitland Observer Friday, Jun. 1, 2018 2 years ago

Park Shore Townhomes ready for new residents in Winter Park

A community of 12 two- story townhomes has hit the market in Winter Park.
by: Tim Freed Managing Editor

Winter Park has some new townhomes that are just now hitting the market – and they blend a coastal feel with a walkable urban location.

Osprey Custom Homes is completing construction on 12 two-story townhomes at the southeast corner of Michigan and Schultz avenues, just west of U.S. 17-92. 

The townhomes are nearly ready for living — expected to be finished within the next 60 days, Osprey Custom Homes Vice President, contractor and builder Anthony Lightman said.

Despite Winter Park being landlocked in the middle of the Sunshine State, the new townhomes give the feeling of being just steps away from the coast. 

The name of the community ties right in to that vibe, Lightman said.

“It’s called Park Shore, because we’re doing coastal elevations and coastal finishes inside the home,” Lightman said. “We’re sticking with that coastal theme. It’s very light — a lot of moldings, a lot of upgraded finishes. We have the smooth drywall … there’s also certified Florida Green (Coalition) construction, so it’s a very clean build.”

The 1,850-square-foot units cost about $529,000. Each townhome is fitted with three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen with Samsung appliances, a private courtyard with optional summer kitchen, easy-to-use technology for lighting and media, Anderson windows and sills, high ceilings, an upstairs laundry room and a two-car garage.

There’s plenty of open space for living and entertaining — an intentional choice by the builder.

“They’re really nice floor plans — it’s all top-of-the-line finishes,” Lightman said.

The decision to go with a coastal theme for the townhomes came from a desire to set it apart from other projects in the area, he said, adding it was just a gut feeling.

“I just think it’s really nice — everybody is doing that modern (design), and I just wanted to be different,” Lightman said. “Everybody likes coastal elevation, so I went with it.”

Park Shore may not be sitting next to a lake or an ocean, but it does have one advantage when it comes to location: proximity to restaurants and shopping, Lightman said.

“I just want them to be happy homeowners and be happy living there,” he said. “It’s a good location — it’s close to everything. You actually walk out your door, and you’ve got restaurants right there. Everything is walking distance, so you don’t have to get in your car and drive. People that don’t like commuting an hour, a half-hour or hopping on the highway to get somewhere. … They don’t have to do that. It’s for people who like the urban style of living.”

The location off U.S. 17-92 was a huge driver for Osprey Custom Homes building the project, Lightman said.

“Anything you read as far as what’s trending right now and what’s hot is urban infill property,” he said.

Tim Freed was the managing editor for the West Orange Times & Observer and the Southwest Orange Observer. He previously spent six years covering the Winter Park/Maitland area and is a graduate of the University of Central Florida.


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