(WELLINGTON, FLORIDA) – Coach House Wellington is fast becoming the home of some of the most famous Polo celebrities in the world. Nacho Figueras and Grant Ganzi have both secured their residences at Wellington’s first-in-the-world, highly serviced, equestrian condominium development located on the grounds of the Equestrian Preserve. Each winter season the world’s premier Polo players and enthusiasts flock to this Palm Beach County town to enjoy their passion of the sport and now they will reside on the same grounds as the Equestrian Winter Festival and annual events.

 

One of the first residents to secure a home in the luxurious community is highly recognizable top ranked professional BlackWatch Team polo player, Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras along with his wife Delfina Balquier, a model, photographer and landscape architect, and their four children. Figueras says, “Moving into Coach House for us as a family will be amazing. It brings something Wellington doesn’t have right now. Wellington has an amazing history of great accommodations at the Palm Beach Polo and County Club but nothing at this level and nothing with concierge service, an amazing pool, and all of the spectacular amenities that Coach House is going to have.”

 

Also making the move to Coach House is 22-year-old World Polo sensation, Grant Ganzi. Son to polo player parents, Marc and Melissa Ganzi, Grant is one of the youngest players in the country playing 26-goal polo in the World Polo League with an impressive start to his career. Upon making his debut in 2019, his team, the Grand Champions, won the Founders Cup. In June, Grant was awarded the 2020 LLS Man of The Year Palm Beach for his fundraising efforts supporting the Leukemia & Lymphonma Society (LLS) Palm Beach Chapter. He is a third-generation polo player. Grant says, “I love the idea of living right in the middle of all the action. With my passion for horses and the sport of Polo, Coach House is the best place I could possibly choose to live.”

 

Coach House is nestled in the heart of the equestrian lifestyle destination with views of the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, home of the annual Winter Equestrian Festival. This world-class luxury condominium offers eight distinct floorplans and only 34 bespoke residences ranging from 2,800 square feet to 5,800 square feet. The building features spacious condominium residences with oversized private terraces and wide views of the Equestrian Preserve. Residents will receive personal service at a level that epitomizes carefree living, including a reception team, concierge, valet staff, butler service and on-site property management.

 

This exquisite property provides all the luxe amenities including a rooftop pool, high-end fitness center and spa, library, boardroom, private dining room, catering kitchen, climate-controlled garages, direct elevator access along with a limited number of private cabanas and guest suites.

Coach House pricing starts from $2.5 million. For more information about Coach House Wellington visit https://coachhousewellington.com/ or call (561) 285-8000.

By Keith Larsen

Published in TheRealDeal

A new luxury condo development is coming to Wellington that aims to lure high-profile polo players and equestrian estate owners looking to downsize.

Coach House recently launched pre-construction sales for the four-story, 34-unit building to be built at 3410 South Shore Boulevard, on the former site of the Players Club. The property spans 5.5 acres adjacent to the Equestrian Preserve in the town known for its equestrian events.

The boutique project will be the first development by billionaire Neil Hirsch, who owns the BlackWatch Polo Team, and who founded Telerate, a global communications company.

Douglas Elliman’s CMG Group is handling sales. Prices range from $2.5 million to $6.5 million, said Elliman’s John Greene, sales director for the project.

Coach House already has scored two pre-sales, according to a spokesperson. Ralph Lauren model and top-ranked professional Blackwatch Team polo player, Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras, and his photographer wife Delfina Balquier, plan to buy a unit. Polo player Grant Ganzi also is a buyer, the spokesperson said.

Construction will begin in September, and the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2022, Greene said. Coach House was designed by GarciaStromberg in West Palm Beach with interiors by Denise Kuriger Design, according to a release.

Amenities will include a rooftop pool, fitness center and spa, library, boardroom, private dining room, catering kitchen, private climate-controlled garages and private elevators for each unit. The development will also include private cabanas and guest suites, according to the release.

Greene said Coach House aims to appeal to “very affluent people with multiple homes, who want a place to come to Florida to be active without worrying about homeownership.”

He compares the project to The Bristol in West Palm Beach, a 25-story, 69-unit luxury condo tower at 1100 South Flagler Drive developed by Al Adelson and Gene Golub. The building has attracted a number of wealthy estate owners from Palm Beach who sought to downsize.

Wellington is known as the equestrian capital of the world and is home to the Wellington Equestrian Festival.

Billionaires such as Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg and the family of the late Steve Jobs, as well as celebrities Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen have all purchased properties in the area.

 

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As one of the world’s most successful polo players, Nacho Figueras and his family are constantly traveling the world.  Finding a home that suits their lifestyle can be more challenging than you might think.  Between equestrian events around the world and a growing family’s diverse needs,  it’s important for them to find a home that every member of the family will enjoy.

For several months every Winter, the family travels to Wellington, Florida to participate in the Palm Beach Polo season.  Coach House Wellington is being developed adjacent to the Equestrian Preserve in this cherished Palm Beach community.  But that’s just one reason this new, world-class condominium will be Nacho Figueras and his family’s future home.  From its lock-and-leave lifestyle to the convenient access to everything the Palm Beaches offer, Nacho opens up about why he couldn’t think of a better place to live with his family.  Here’s what Nacho had to say:

Q.  What do you love about Wellington?

A.  What I love about Wellington the most is, first of all, it’s arguably the horse capital of the world, it has incredible tournaments of polo, dressage, and jumping.  If you’re a horse lover, you can’t not love Wellington.  The proximity to the Palm Beaches and amazing beaches, airports in West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami are very close so that makes the Palm Beaches a very easy destination.

Q.  What makes Wellington a great place to raise a family?

A.  Wellington is a great place for a family.  We as a family have been going there for very a long time.  Our kids have grown there, we play polo, we play tennis, we play golf, we run, we bike, kids go to school, kids homeschool.  Lots of polo families are there during the winter too, so we have lots of friends there, so it’s a global and great place for families.  The weather is perfect, and we really love it.

Q.  Tell us about your relationship with Neil Hirsh, the visionary behind Coach House?

A.  My relationship with Neil Hirsh is a very long one.  We first met in 1999 in the Hamptons while playing polo and we connected from the very first day.  I started playing polo with him in the year of 2000. In 2004, we embarked in the Blackwatch team in approaching what an amazing journey, and we had an amazing time playing polo together.

Q.  What intrigued you about Neil’s development, Coach House?

A.  What intrigued the most about Neil’s Coach House development was his intention to do something amazing and great.  If you know Neil and if you know the things Neil has done in his life, you know that he always thinks the highest of levels.  He did with his stable scene in the Blackwatch Farm in Wellington and if you know his houses, you know that Neil only does things the best ways.

Q.  What do you look forward to about moving into Coach House?

A.  Moving into Coach House for us as a family will be amazing.  We love all of the things that Coach House brings.  It brings a very easy proposition to Wellington, something Wellington doesn’t have right now.  Wellington has history and amazing history of great accommodation at the Palm Beach Polo and County Club but nothing at that level and nothing with concierge service and amazing pool and all of the amazing amenities that Coach House is going to have.

Q.  What do you like most about the floorplan you chose?

A.  The floor plan my family and I have chosen is on the third floor because we believe the views there are going to be amazing.  I have four children, and we like that the floor plan has four bedrooms.  It has a private garage underneath which has a private elevator to tale us up directly to the apartment, which is great.

Q.  Are you working with a designer to finalize your interior finishes?

A.  We have not decided yet if we are going to work with a designer for interiors.  We normally love to do things ourselves, so we’ll see as the time gets closer if we do that or not.

Q.  When you talk to your friends, what do you tell them about Coach House Wellington?

A.  I found that a lot of equestrians are very excited about this project.  I’ve been talking to a lot of people from the horse world about the project, and I think everyone is excited.  In 2021, when we will all be there in Wellington for the Winter Equestrian Festival and things are more advanced with the project, everyone is going to get excited.  There aren’t many apartments, so you need to get your hands on one as soon as possible.

Coach House Wellington offers eight distinct floorplans and only 34 bespoke residences ranging from 2,800 square feet to 5,800 square feet.  Designed for a discriminating buyer, Coach House offers a highly serviced lifestyle to allow homeowners more time to enjoy their time in Wellington.  The building features spacious condominium residences with oversized private terraces and wide views of the Equestrian Preserve.  Residents will receive personal service at a level that epitomizes carefree living, including a reception team, concierge, valet staff, butler service and on-site property management.

This pet-friendly property provides exquisite amenities including a rooftop pool and private cabanas, high-performance fitness center and spa, library, boardroom, private dining room, catering kitchen, private climate-controlled garages, direct elevator access along with a limited number of guest suites.

Coach House pricing starts from $2.5 million.  For more information about securing a condominium residence through advance reservation, stop by the Sales Gallery located at 13410 South Shore Blvd., or for best selection and pricing contact the Sales Team by clicking the Contact Us page.

The Douglas Elliman team is pleased to announce it is now accepting reservations for Coach House, an exclusive community of just 34 world-class equestrian private residences.  Coach House is the vision of Neil Hirsch, and this landmark community is being brought to life on 5.5 park-like acres immediately adjacent to the esteemed Equestrian Preserve in Wellington, Florida.  Coach House’s iconic, first-of-its-kind design will deliver a highly-serviced lifestyle, unprecedented in the Palm Beaches.

 

“We saw a void in the Wellington community,” said Neil Hirsch, developer of Coach House Wellington. “Coach House will be the first opportunity to enjoy a lock-and-leave lifestyle in a luxury private residence.  Our homeowners will have the privilege of overlooking one of the world’s top equestrian venues from Coach House.”

 

Coach House offers eight distinct floor plans and only 34 bespoke residences. Designed for a discriminating buyer, Coach House offers a highly serviced lifestyle to enjoy condominium living at its finest. The building features spacious condominium apartments with oversized private terraces and wide views of the Equestrian Preserve. Residents will receive personal service at a level that epitomizes carefree living, including a reception team, concierge, valet staff, butler service, and on-site property management professionals.

 

This exquisite, pet-friendly property, provides all the amenities to fully enjoy every perfect moment with friends and family, including a rooftop pool, high-end fitness center and spa, library, boardroom, private dining room, catering kitchen, private climate-controlled garages, direct elevator access along with a limited number of private cabanas and guest suites.

 

Coach House pricing starts from $2.5 million. For more information about securing a condominium residence through advance reservation, stop by the Sales Gallery located at 13410 South Shore Blvd., or contact the Sales Team at CoachHouseWellington.com/contact. For best selection and pricing, we encourage you to contact us at your earliest convenience.

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West

So, is there a time and a place to live this one best life? According to experts, it could be Wellington Florida. A small town, it is the gem of the horse world, the place to be in the winter… And one of Money Magazine’s ten best places to retire. Surprisingly, their first reason has nothing to do with horses.

In a word, it’s golf. With 220 courses within 30 miles, Wellington is a player’s paradise. The town’s own Wellington National Golf Club is well more than simply the “local.” Designed by the World Golf Hall of Fame’s Johnny Miller, it is a challenging course that can also accommodate those with a higher handicap. Even better news, golf, and social memberships are available with no assessments and no food and beverage minimums.

But about those horses. For the equine-mad and newbies alike, Wellington in the winter is the ne plus ultra of all things equine—especially if one likes a little competition. Riders come from around the globe to go head-to-head in world-class polo, dressage, hunters, and showjumping. With the Summer Olympics around the corner, it’s expected that the competition will be ferocious as riders and horses tune-up for the “big” one. The showgrounds are open to the public and the competitions last from January through the end of March.

Actually, there’s a long list of good reasons to retire in Wellington, but we’ll just add two more. Water. It really is everywhere here. Whether you prefer the nearby charms of the Lake Worth Municipal Beach, dream about packing up the grandkids for a full-on day at the ocean—or let yourself succumb to the siren call of a day spent fishing, everything is an easy drive there and back again.

Ah yes, we did say two more reasons. So, this final one could be the clincher. The new Coach House Wellington residences. Located at 13410 South Shore Blvd., 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 of the elite equestrian traveler.

This exquisite, pet-friendly property, provides all the amenities to fully enjoy every perfect moment with family and friends, including a rooftop pool, high-performance fitness center, and spa, library, boardroom, private dining room with catering kitchen, private garages, direct elevator access along with a limited number of private cabanas and guest suites available for purchase.

Located at 13410 South Shore Blvd., close to everything the Palm Beaches have to offer, Coach House has just 34 bespoke residences priced from $2.5 million.

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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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