It’s not often that a hand-carved mahogany bar gets three lives. But this bar is special, and its owner, Neil Hirsh, is excited to see it continue serving the Wellington community in his new development venture Coach House Wellington, a luxurious, highly serviced condominium in the heart of Palm Beach’s equestrian village.
This distinctive bar has spent the last 30 years of its life in The Player’s Club. Built in the 70s by the late William “Bill” Ylvasaker, this Wellington hot spot not only served the who’s-who of the equestrian community but also royal guests such as Prince Charles and the Duchess of York. Ylvasaker, a businessman and polo player, acquired the bar from Urban Archeology, an architectural salvage design firm in New York, NY. It’s rumored that the bar is over 100 years old and originated circa the 1920s serving as a bar at an inn in Massachusetts.
In February, the bar was disassembled and stored, and The Player’s Club underwent demolition to make way for the Coach House residences. This new Wellington condominium is a modern sanctuary infused with the richness and warmth of an updated traditional design. Accented with exquisite materials and highly amenitized, Coach House living will be easy, refined and well-deserved. The exceptional level of service will allow one to live the worry-free, lock-and-leave lifestyle so many now enjoy.
This exquisite, pet-friendly property provides all the amenities to fully enjoy every perfect moment with family and friends, including a Lounge where this special bar will be reassembled and begin a new life. Coach House also features private climate-controlled garages, direct elevator access and a limited number of guest suites and pool-side cabanas which are available for purchase.
Residents will enjoy the warm, familiar experience of a fully staffed property. From the reception team, concierge, valet staff and butler service, to the on-site property management professionals, residents will receive personal service at a level that epitomizes carefree living.
Coach House Wellington has just 34 bespoke residences priced from $2.5 million. The Coach House Sales Gallery is open and located at 13410 South Shore Blvd. For more information, visit CoachHouseWellington.com/residences to join the email list.
Now, more than ever, we cherish the setting and views our homes offer. And for those with a passion for equine living, the views of the central Equestrian Preserve are a rare privilege in Wellington. It is a highly sought-after location, desired for its panoramic vistas overlooking the event activities, as well as beautiful sunset views to the west. One exceptional location in Wellington is especially coveted due to its unique, luxurious attributes and pampered services. Positioned just north of the Equestrian Preserve in the heart of Wellington, this quaint area combines the best of an equestrian-filled lifestyle with the world-class living of the greater Palm Beaches.
For the future residents of Coach House Wellington, their backyard will be even more alluring than can be imagined. The community’s lush master site plan creates a natural oasis of lush landscaping and walkways.
Few backyard settings integrate so impeccably with the location. The gardens and outdoor terraces serve as private gathering areas for the residents. Some may use a grassy area to practice yoga; others might take a stroll with their dog. Still, others might use this as a different space to entertain or bring guests to enjoy the views.
On the building’s rooftop, residents will enjoy a true Florida escape. A resort-style pool and spa are surrounded by palm trees and luxurious chaise lounge chairs. An entertainment area with outdoor bar is located on the north end of the rooftop pool deck. For residents seeking more privacy and space, private poolside cabanas are available for purchase.
Inside, just off the Entrance Lobby, the Library is a quiet space for a casual meeting. At the end of the Main Hall, sets of double doors open into the Event Hall, an elegant space for community events with access to the Main Terrace. For more casual gatherings, the Lounge and Bar with outdoor terrace provide a place for friends and family. A private Dining & Board Room with adjacent Pantry is also available for residents to reserve.
A state-of-the art Fitness Center is joined with private Yoga Room, Pilates Room, Treatment Room, Relaxation Lounges and separate Men’s and Women’s Spas for a complete health and wellness amenity offering.
This exquisite, pet-friendly property provides all the amenities to fully enjoy every perfect moment with family and friends, as well as private garages, direct elevator access and a limited number of guest suites. Residents also will enjoy the warm, familiar experience of a fully staffed property. From the reception team, concierge, valet staff and butler service, to the on-site property management professionals, residents will receive personal service at a level that epitomizes carefree living.
Coach House Wellington’s Sales Gallery is located at 13410 South Shore Blvd. The Douglas Elliman sales team is hosting sales previews by appointment to provide adequate social distancing for Winter residents who wish to learn more prior to departing South Florida. Coach House has just 34 bespoke residences priced from $2.5 million. For more information, visit CoachHouseWellington.com/residences or join the email list.
Visionary is how many have described the newest address being unveiled in Palm Beach County’s famed equestrian community. It implies thoughtful design in all manner of artistic endeavor. Coach House, Wellington, Florida’s first-of-its-kind luxury condominium, is a high-powered convergence of enormously talented, professional and well-grounded teams coming together at the right place and the right time.
CH Development LLC, Manager Neil Hirsch
Neil Hirsch, himself no slouch at seeing possibilities, founded an eventual $1.5 billion-dollar business before dropping out of college. As a well-known horseman in a town of the equestrian luminaries, he knew what Wellington needed. Better yet, he knew the right people for the job. Architects. Landscape architects. And a builder who would make it all work on time, on design and on budget.
Garcia Stromberg, Architects
When you see their studio, you’ll know at once that this is not business as usual. Billing themselves as “architects, interior designers, graphic designers, artists and musicians”, the creatives here find new ways to stay inspired as well as ancient ways to stay grounded. Taken together, they’ve created one of the most successful architecture firms in South Florida. But there’s another reason Hirsch pulled them in. “Collaboration is a core belief and a way of thinking at Garcia Stromberg and it’s mandated across any project.”
Schmidt Nichols, Landscape Architecture
On so iconic a site, landscape “architecture” becomes its own art form, and Schmidt Nichols is no stranger to this concept. Award winners for projects across South Florida, and already the landscape designers for the International Polo Club, it was a natural fit to invite this innovative company to join the team. They also bring a strong skill set to navigating regulatory minefields, ensuring that once a project is done, it stays done.
Alonso & Associates, Master Builder
Known as true architects’ builders, Alonso & Associates are welcomed into the early stages of design and building. They “facilitate all aspects of the project, including developing budgets, planning, choice of materials and construction methods.” This way, once again, a vision becomes a cohesive and collaborative process. And they bring one more important element. “We love what we do. We’re a people company. And we bring this to your design and to your home.”
Coach House Wellington
Coach House is a modern sanctuary infused with the richness and warmth of an updated traditional design. Accented with exquisite materials and highly amenitized, living here is easy, refined and well deserved. The exceptional level of service will allow one to live the worry-free, lock-and-leave lifestyle so many now enjoy.
This exquisite, pet-friendly property, provides all the amenities to fully enjoy every perfect moment with family and friends, including a rooftop pool, high-end fitness center and spa, library, boardroom, private dining room, catering kitchen, private garages, direct elevator access along with a limited number of private cabanas and guest suites.
Coach House Wellington’s Sales Gallery is located at 13410 South Shore Blvd. The Douglas Elliman sales team is hosting sales previews by appointment only to provide adequate social distancing for Winter residents who desire to learn more prior to departing South Florida. Coach House has just 34 bespoke residences priced from $2.5 million. For more information, visit CoachHouseWellington.com/residences or join the email list.
Wellington, Florida has long been the winter equestrian capital of the world and indeed the winter home of elite equestrians from around the world. With the Olympics coming up this summer, there are even more reasons to spend the season here testing one’s mettle and competing for a berth on one’s national team during the Winter Equestrian Festival and/or Global Dressage Festival. For passionate followers of the sport, whether owners, riders or enthusiasts, the question has always been: invest in a residence here or acquire a seasonal rental? That question may have been answered once and for all with help of the recent tax code changes and the introduction of a never before available luxury address in the heart of Wellington.
Florida has neither state income taxes — and perhaps yet more importantly — no estate taxes. And then there’s the Homestead exemption. To put it in plain English, as long as you remain in Florida for at least six months cumulatively each year, your real estate taxes are significantly reduced. Taxes are forgiven for the first $50,000 worth of your primary property. And property tax increases are limited to a maximum of 3% year over year.
With the tax landscape drastically altered by the loss of itemizing deductions for state and local taxes, these Floridian incentives are well worth your consideration.
Found at the heart of Wellington’s equestrian scene, Coach House was created to offer a luxurious solution with eight distinct floor plans and only 34 bespoke residences. Designed for the true equine enthusiast, Coach House presents a highly-serviced lifestyle to enjoy condominium living at its finest. Coach House features spacious apartments with oversized private terraces and protected views of the Equestrian Preserve. Residents will enjoy the warm, familiar experience of a fully-staffed property. From the reception team, concierge, valet staff and butler service, to the on-site property management professionals, residents will receive personal service at a level that epitomizes carefree living. This exquisite, pet-friendly property, provides all the amenities to fully enjoy every perfect moment with family and friends, including a rooftop pool, high-end fitness center and spa, library, boardroom, private dining room, catering kitchen, private garages, direct elevator access along with a limited number of private cabanas and guest suites.
Located at 13410 South Shore Blvd., close to everything the Palm Beaches have to offer, Coach House residences estimated pricing starts from $2.5 million. For more information about Coach House residences, simply fill out the form and join our subscriber list.
By Gina M. Capone
Published in The Town-Crier
The Wellington Village Council gave preliminary approval Tuesday, Sept. 24 to the Players Club Residencies project, which proposes to tear down the existing Players Club building and replace it with a 50-unit luxury condominium building to be known as Coach House Wellington.
The approval encompasses three ordinances — a comprehensive plan amendment and a zoning text amendment regarding the building’s height, and a comprehensive plan amendment regarding the project itself. All three were approved by the council unanimously.
Jon Schmidt of the land planning firm Schmidt Nichols represented owner Neil Hirsch and Sperin LLC. Schmidt presented renderings of the site and discussed the proposed 50-unit condominium building on the 5.58-acre parcel located at 13410 South Shore Blvd.
“Thank you for your consideration tonight for the Coach House, which is the new name for the project,” Schmidt said. “I feel really honored to work on this project. These high-end projects don’t come to our office too often. So, it’s really nice to be involved with them. We have been working on this project 10 months just with staff. We submitted this in December, but we started considerably before that.”
Schmidt gave the council a project overview. He produced renderings of the building to show the council what it will look like.
“This is a concierge service ultra-high-end luxury condominium,” Schmidt explained. “We feel we are responding to a niche that has a void in the Wellington market for a luxury, lock-and-leave building. This project will receive international and national exposure.”
The 50 high-end condominium units will have an underground parking area with private garages, elevators and a rooftop pool, replacing the existing restaurant and club building located on the site.
The assessed value will be somewhere around $140 million with permit and impact fees to Wellington of over $1 million. There will be more than 500 jobs for construction and 12 full-time positions at completion. The total ad valorem taxes to the county will be $4 million, and to the village $1.5 million.
Schmidt believes there is a high tax climate that’s pushing a lot of people to relocate to Florida. He thinks the property will enhance the Wellington brand.
Schmidt added that many local residents with large estates might like to downsize. Having a full-service, high-end building will fulfill their needs.
“It’s a four-story, tiered design,” Schmidt said. “I call it a wedding cake design. We move from the outside in as you go higher. We have considerably higher setbacks, higher green spaces and reduced traffic [compared to the previous restaurant use].”
In order to allow the project, the comprehensive text amendment and the zoning text amendment were required to change the rules regarding the height of buildings as they relate to multi-family structures within the Wellington PUD. To make sure that the change does not lead to a proliferation of four-story buildings in central Wellington, a list of conditions were placed on such parcels.
In order to comply with the change, the applicant had to incorporate an additional setback, be within a planned development, be within residential classifications E, F, G or H, and be at least two acres in size for anything over 35 feet.
Currently the code provides that for every foot above 35 feet, one must provide another foot of setback. If one goes over 56 feet, there is a limitation of 15 percent, limited to areas that are not living or dwelling units.
“We are proposing two simple changes to allow additional height in residential E, F, G and H, and that all buildings that are exceeding 35 feet, they are subject to your approval,” Schmidt explained. “This allows your council to look at projects on a case-by-case basis and apply these codes.”
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