The National GCC Home Styles

Condo Styles

The National is designed to appeal to second home owners. As such, 70% of the homes are condos vs. single family homes. The National condo buildings are referred as Terraces, Verandas and Coach Homes. Some buildings are bundled with the golf club and all the National amenities, while others are not part of the golf club (commonly referred to as social members only, no golf)

Terraces - Are the least expensive homes at the National. There are 30 condos per building and range in in size for two bedroom at 1,120 sq. ft. up to a two bedroom plus den, at 1,301 sq. ft. Terrace condos come with a carport. There are 14 Terrace buildings in total.

Verandas - Verandas are two-story buildings, with either six or eight units on the first floor, and the same number on the second floor.  Verandas are all two bedrooms, plus den. They range in size from 1,355 sq. ft. for middle unit to 1,569 sq. ft. for an end unit. Verandas come with a detached one car garage. There are 19 Veranda buildings in total.

Coach Home - Are two story buildings with two condos on the first floor and two on the second. They are called  "coach homes" as they come with larger two car garages suitable for a "coach." Coach homes are three bedroom homes. Condos on the first floor are 1,741 sq. ft. and second floor homes are 2,110 sq. ft. There are 55 Coach buildings in total.

Terrace Condo Building Year 2003 vs 2023 Floor Plan
The builder Lennar has been building these same style condo buildings in the Southwest Florida area for over 25 years. Overtime they have been enhanced and slightly modified, but the base product has remained very similar over the years.

For example, the Terrace building Birkdale floor plan used to be called the Brookside. The Brookside floor plan was first introduced at Naples Heritage and gradually evolved over many years. When the kitchen was redesigned and repositioned in the condo, the Brookside was renamed the Birkdale.

This redesigned was a major upgrade as it more than doubled the amount of kitchen cabinet and storage space. Back in 2003 the great room was carpeted, not tile, the countertops were Formica, carports were made of steel and the appliances were not stainless steel. A big difference from what comes standard with the Terrace condos at the National today.

Similar changes have been made in the Verandas and Coach Homes, where kitchens that used to behind a wall, are now open to the living areas.

The National at Ave Maria Single Family Homes

There are several different home styles at the National Golf and Country Club to choose from. The homes range from two-bedroom, 1,850 sq. ft. to three-bedroom 2,799 sq. ft.
The homes differentiate by size, bedrooms, styles, type of view (lake, preserve, golf), garage spaces and whether the home has a golf membership, or a club membership, with no golf.
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