Mar. 6, 2013


NAPLES, Fla. (March 1, 2013) ─ Weeks before the official March launch of its new sales center, Talis Park, the new 461-acre country club community centered on Naples’ acclaimed Norman & Dye golf course, has already set a North Naples record. A one-acre building site was just sold to Julie Luchenbill who plans to build an impressive 23,770-square-foot mansion.

The home site sale, recorded at $1.5 million, is one of the top 10 residential non-waterfront, non-acreage North Naples home site sales within the last five years. Talis Park Luxury Home Specialist Stan Whitcomb III represented the sale.

Situated in Talis Park’s exclusive Prato neighborhood, the sprawling estate will feature a luxurious main residence, a welcoming guesthouse and an opulent detached office. Preliminary plans call for 8 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms and a 7-car garage. The home has been designed by Weber Design Group in the classic Naples Mediterranean style and will be custom built by noted Southwest Florida artisan builder Chris van Emmerik. The estate will be distinguished by its unique water features with elaborate fountains, ponds, and waterfalls throughout the expansive home and grounds.

“The fact that this record sale has closed prior to the official opening of our new Garden House sales center and the kick-off of our Grand Opening Season is truly remarkable and speaks volumes about the lifestyle and the opportunity that awaits today’s most astute and discerning luxury home buyers at Talis Park,” said Victor Spina, Vice President of Sales at Talis Park. “Julie toured many communities before making a purchasing decision and noted the unique opportunity Talis Park offers, enabling buyers to choose from a variety of premium home sites as opposed to the more limited selections found at other more mature developments.”

Officially kicking off its opening season this March and unveiling its new Garden House sales center, Talis Park was conceived as one of the finest golf club communities in the country. Purchased in 2011 and formerly known as Tuscany Reserve, developer Kitson & Partners has created a bold new vision to redefine the Naples country club experience into a contemporary interpretation of evolved luxury with an inspired new clubhouse and a fresh architectural palette for the community.

The Garden House sales center will offer one of the most technologically advanced visitor experiences in the country. Inspired by the lush gardens and orchards of Talis Park, Garden House will feature a high-tech, touch-screen center that invites buyers to interact with and explore Talis Park’s neighborhoods and its fresh palette of Spanish Eclectic, Italian Renaissance and Colonial Caribbean architectural styles.

As part of its Grand Opening festivities, Talis Park is hosting several events to celebrate the rebirth of this exceptionally unique community, located in North Naples at 16990 Livingston Road.  

Talis Park and its participating builders, including Borelli Construction, Distinctive Communities, Divco Construction Corp., Fox Custom Builders, Gulfshore Homes, Harbourside Custom Homes, Harwick Homes, Imperial Homes of Southwest Florida, McGarvey Custom Homes, Randall Mitchell Companies, Sunwest Homes, and Van Emmerik Custom Homes are currently constructing three refreshing home collections reflecting European and Caribbean styles. Offering free-flowing indoor/outdoor living spaces, the homes will overlook the water or top-ranked championship golf course with prices ranging from the $700,000’s into the millions. To schedule a personal preview with a Luxury Home Specialist or for more information, call (239) 449-5900 or visit

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About Talis Park

Located at 16990 Livingston Road, Talis Park is poised to become one of Florida’s premier luxury golf and residential destinations. This spring they will introduce a collection of three new neighborhoods offering an inviting network of meandering trails and pathways leading to the village center. Overlooking the water or championship golf course, three refreshingly distinct home collections will be built by the area’s top builders with no detail spared, offering free-flowing indoor/outdoor living spaces, beautiful views, and prices ranging from $700,000 to $2 million plus. For more information, or to join our registry to follow the progress of Talis Park and receive advance notice of upcoming events/ offerings, call (239) 449-5900 or visit

About Kitson & Partners
Kitson & Partners was founded in 1992 and currently owns approximately 21,000 entitled residential units, 6.2 million square feet of commercial entitlements and 1.6 million square feet of existing retail shopping centers in Florida. Kitson & Partners received a substantial entity-level equity investment in 2006 which has enabled the company to continue pursuing real estate opportunities throughout the downturn. The company’s pension fund backing provides Kitson & Partners with significant financial strength and allows the company to take a long-term view of the market. For more information, visit