As part of a two-phase project, the Naples, Fla. club will add an additional 24,000 sq. ft. to its clubhouse. The Tavern Terrace, part of Phase 1, has seen the outdoor dining and lounge area double in size. Phase 2 will renovate and add additional space to the club’s ballrooms.
The Club at Mediterra in Naples, Fla., is expanding the areas of its clubhouse used most often by residents to accommodate a growing membership.
The initial phase of a two-phase expansion for the clubhouse, which will provide an additional 24,000 square feet, has been completed, with the second phase and a 7,000-square-foot renovation of existing space planned for 2019. All projects have been, and will continue to be, funded through the Club’s reserves and will be completed without a member assessment.
The Tavern Terrace, with outdoor dining and lounge area, has doubled in size (adding 1,400 sq. ft.) to accommodate members and allows for seating near the golf course. The previous awning was replaced with a permanent roof featuring a clerestory element that allows natural sunlight to illuminate the space. The Club at Mediterra also added new, more efficient wind/rain/bug/sun screens between the columns on the newly expanded perimeter, as well as ceiling fans, radiant heaters, and recessed can lights.
The new 1,850 sq.-ft. outdoor covered bar terrace provides views of the two Tom Fazio-designed golf courses. The bar has a permanent roof, 70 seats, 23 bar stools, and over-bar mounted televisions to add to the ambience of this outdoor space. From the bar, residents have direct access to a new 680-square-foot outdoor covered grille terrace and the expanded outdoor tavern.
A new west-facing dedicated fire pit abuts the outdoor covered bar terrace. The new Fire Pit Terrace was lowered from the current outdoor terrace to create a more intimate space and will accommodate 66 members with soft seating. Two water features are now prominent on either side of the centrally located fire pit.
The second phase of the expansion and renovation will see the ballroom enlarged to accommodate approximately 50-60 more people and allow residents to enjoy additional dining and lifestyle events with the addition of a Sun Room and Garden Room. These additional rooms can be used individually or they can be combined with the Ballroom for an expansive entertainment venue. The French doors on either side of the Clerestory Tower in the Ballroom will create an open-air terrace overlooking the golf course.