We asked President of Kolter Urban Bob Vail to give us some insight on one of Boca’s newest developments, Moderne Boca.
What makes Moderne Boca such a unique offering in Boca Raton?
Over the years, most of the new development in Boca has taken place out west or north of town, taking people farther away from the popular dining and shopping areas. If you wanted a new home in east Boca Raton, you had to look for dated resales or ultra-expensive oceanfront. Moderne Boca is located in the heart of town, surrounded by communities with classic Mizner architecture. This is the first contemporary modern design that also brings an affordable offering for year-round and seasonal residents who want to be in the center of the action. If you do a search online, it’s the only new construction in Boca priced in the $500s.
Why are people referring to the community as a “Game Changer?”
Moderne Boca is really a hybrid. We’ve taken all the luxury features we build into our tower condominiums and have brought them into these three-level homes, including elevators in many of the residences. We’ve identified these high-end features as “Game Changers.” They include some aspects of the construction that homebuyers may not be aware of, such as poured concrete floors and roof decks and designer tile accents on the exteriors of the buildings. On the inside, we’re delivering contemporary kitchens with waterfall edge entertainment islands; Himalayan Limestone treads on the stairs with ultra-modern stainless steel railings, large format porcelain flooring and upgraded Jenn-Air appliances. So many innovative and cutting edge features you don’t typically find in other communities.
With your first residents moving in, what attracted them to choose Moderne Boca?
We’re seeing a very diverse mix of residents, but they all have something in common – an appreciation for the quality and design of the community. It’s become a great option for year round professionals who want to have an in-town low-maintenance lifestyle without sacrificing on the quality of their home. It’s also attracting homebuyers downsizing from the surrounding golf communities who are looking for a contemporary modern design, but don’t want to leave Boca Raton. And we’re also seeing many international families who recognize how unique it is to have this prime Boca Raton address, new construction, innovative features and a price from $550,000 to just over $1 million. The floor plans provide many flex options to meet their needs.
“The architecture at Moderne Boca as a high priority,” Vail said. “Addison Mizner set a standard for cutting edge design in Boca Raton. We think he would appreciate our focus on creating an architectural landmark that evolves with today’s contemporary modern lifestyle.”
“The design incorporates large windows that provide an abundance of natural light in these open great room floorplans,” Ed Jahn, Kolter Urban’s SR. Vice President said. “We’ve incorporated the European-style kitchens and entertainment islands into the living space, including Jenn-Air appliances, Grohe fixtures and under cabinet lighting to add the finishing touches.”
Vail continued, “We choose Bob Martin of The Decorator’s Unlimited to lend his vision to the model interiors at Moderne Boca. In addition to his premier design project in Boca Raton at One Thousand Ocean, his legendary designs can be found in many high-end luxury homes, condominiums and country clubs in many of the most prestigious communities in South Florida.”