Coach House Wellington’s newest residents, the Nacho Figueras family, have an intense travel schedule that takes them from one end of the globe to the other. From regular stays in Aspen for snow polo to the Hamptons for the summer to Buenos Aires and back to Wellington, Florida for the winter, Figueras owns extraordinary homes in many locations. His stylish home in Argentina has captured the attention of Elle Décor with its art-filled, modern style. We can’t wait to see his vision unfold in their new residence at Coach House Wellington.

 

POLO STAR NACHO FIGUERAS’S STYLISH HOME

Ralph Lauren model and polo sensation Nacho Figueras creates a modern family home outside Buenos Aires

By Jeffrey Slonim

 

The facturas, or Argentine tea cakes, served at the home of international polo star Nacho Figueras and his wife, Delfina Blaquier, are fluffy and light with creamy dulce de leche centers. No wonder they are a favorite of guests, not to mention the couple’s children, Hilario, 10, and Aurora, 5—though Artemio is still too tiny to enjoy them.

Tea is taken on the terrace, with views of a polo field beyond. Figueras’s low, modernist house is located 45 minutes from downtown Buenos Aires, in an area that has become an epicenter of the sport, with literally hundreds of fields. “You could buy a place here and not play polo,” says Figueras, the cofounder of the Ralph Lauren–sponsored Blackwatch team, who also stars in ads for the designer’s menswear and colognes. “But why would you?”

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When he was ready to break ground, Figueras turned to Juan Ignacio Ramos, an architect he had first encountered at the age of 17 in the horse barn Ramos was building for a friend. “You’re going to design my house one day,” the teenager announced that morning, and a decade later the dream came true. “Ramos isn’t just an architect,” Figueras offers. “He is an artist who makes houses.” 

The straightforward geometry of the structure makes it seem almost like a work by Tadao Ando, the Japanese minimalist, but Ramos says he looked to the region’s colonial heritage. “We kept the historic European houses of the pampas in mind,” the architect says. “The design is simple: stucco on the outside; the floors inside are concrete or an indigenous hardwood called incienso. Big stone walls, very private.”

“The pampas houses had towers,” Figueras adds, “in case of native attacks.” So here a tower rises above a long wall that shades the residence. This one is not fortified, however, but contains an art studio for the multitalented Figueras and is full of his abstract canvases and Blaquier’s black-and-white photographs.

The design of the property, which features a walled garden, was overseen by Blaquier, who studied landscape architecture. “She brought in the pasto llorón, weeping grass, from her father’s farm in the west,” Ramos says. “Nothing manicured.”

“We also moved boulders,” Blaquier adds. “Some of them literally weighed a ton.”

Nacho Figueras Stylish Home

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The interior showcases Figueras’s boldly gestural and vividly colored paintings and Blaquier’s oversize photos. An intense red-and-orange canvas hangs above the fireplace in the living room, where a punchy red leather Chesterfield sofa found at a flea market in Buenos Aires is paired with a classic Le Corbusier chaise upholstered in cowhide. In the hall, pride of place goes to an abstract still life by Gustavo Serra—a member of the Escuela del Sur (School of the South) movement founded by Joaquín Torres-García, which Figueras particularly admires.

The prominently placed trophy in the media room was won by one of Figueras’s mares, Chicago, so named, says Blaquier, “because she has white socks on her back legs.” The two long benches that flank the dining table were a labor of love. “I drew our carpenter a sketch,” says Blaquier. “Then my cousin, who designs shoes, took me to a leather market outside Buenos Aires’s Boedo neighborhood for the hides of Criollo, or Creole, cattle.” The leather-and-steel chairs at either end were originally created for Ramos’s grandfather by Antonio Bonet, one of the architects behind the iconic Butterfly chair.

After some cajoling, Blaquier shares snapshots of Estancia La Concepción, her family’s sprawling French-style country house that could be the setting for a Ralph Lauren ad. “My father inherited his mares from his father, who was a really good player,” she says of the dashing Juan José Silvestre Blaquier, who died at the age of 43, in 1958, while piloting his new plane.

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Clearly, polo runs in the blood of both members of this couple, as does a bit of daring. It seems there’s nothing they won’t attempt. Blaquier designed the behemoth bed in the spare, masculine master suite and had it sheathed in a delicate veneer of difficult-to-mill walnut root. Above it is an abstract-nude photograph from the series she exhibited at Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires in 2009.

Some of the furnishings have backstories that could have come straight from a Gabriel García Márquez novel. “In 1992, a tornado knocked down 100-year-old trees at our family farm,” says Blaquier, as she points out a piece on a console. “A cousin sculpted this beautiful rounded form from the felled timber.” Her brother, Eduardo, also a sculptor, crafted the undulating totems that soften corners throughout the house. The cardboard Frank Gehry Wiggle chair in the master bedroom was the find of the decade, snapped up for $2.50 in a Buenos Aires junk shop—”He didn’t know what he had,” Blaquier says. Some treasures cost even less. The bleached cow skull that leans against the tiger-striped ebony paneling in the entry was found in a field last year by Hilario, who, having stopped for tea, is now running late for his own polo match.

 

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. 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, visit the Sales Gallery located at 13410 South Shore Blvd., or for best selection and pricing contact the Sales Team at CoachHouseWellington.com/contact.

 

For just a few weeks of the year, many of North America’s top equestrian destinations such as Middleburg Virginia, Lexington Kentucky, Aspen Colorado, and areas of New York, North Carolina, and California are home to elite travelers and equestrians. But in Wellington, Florida, some of the world’s wealthiest families congregate here for almost five months each Winter to participate in the Winter Equestrian Festival.

 

For the traveling equestrian enthusiast, these areas often offer a variety of large estate homes available for purchase or seasonal rental. But never before has there been a more maintenance-free, lock-and-leave option that offered the same level of luxury living.

 

This is precisely the vision of businessman Neil Hirsh, a staple in Wellington’s equestrian community. Hirsh, along with a group of investors and the Palm Beaches’ best architects and builders, are developing the first luxury condominium in North America located adjacent to world-class equestrian competition, Coach House Wellington.

 

Located less than one mile from Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, and two miles from the International Polo Club, Coach House boasts a one-of-a-kind location. Resident equestrians and enthusiasts will be only a short walk away from neighboring dressage competition, an easy golf-cart ride from the main Winter Equestrian Festival grounds, and a short drive to the polo fields.

 

The building features 34 spacious residences with oversized private terraces and wide views of the Equestrian Preserve. Eight unique floorplans range in size from 2,800 to 5,800 SF, and include sought after features such as the finest wood cabinetry, Sub-Zero appliances, summer kitchens, and owner’s suites with two separate baths. And for those who require additional yet separate space, Coach House has a limited number of guest suites available for purchase.

 

A climate-controlled garage with private direct elevator access features pull-ready charging stations and is serviced by valet staff to assist with vehicles, luggage, and packages.

 

Residents will receive personal service at a level that epitomizes carefree living. Located in the main Lobby, a reception team will welcome both residents and guests. A knowledgeable Concierge is available to assist with tickets, reservations, on-site services such as pet grooming, and more. This accomplished level of service also includes butler service and on-site property management professionals.

 

This exquisite 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, and catering kitchen. Surrounding the pool, a limited number of private, air-conditioned cabanas are available for residents seeking more privacy.

 

One of the first buyers to secure a residence at Coach House Wellington is top ranked professional polo player, Ignacio “Nacho” Figueras. Figueras says, “With all my travels I love the idea of having all the comforts of home without the burden of the usual maintenance of a large residence. Wellington offers convenient access to all the best the Palm Beaches has to offer with the calmness away from the congestion of large cities. With amazing views of the Equestrian Preserve in the distance and lots of space I cannot think of a better place than Coach House and Wellington to live with my family.”

 

Coach House Wellington residences are priced 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.

With an abundance of new properties around the world, residences with a highly-serviced lifestyle, more space, and better amenities are in demand more than ever. More home buyers are seeking a place where living is easy, refined, and attentive with a level of service that allows them to live their worry-free, lock-and-leave lifestyle. However, only a few offer a lifestyle that’s fully dedicated and tailored to the residents.

 

Coming to the esteemed Equestrian Preserve in Wellington, Florida is Coach House Wellington, where a highly-serviced lifestyle meets the first-of-its-kind design. Brought to life by the vision of Neil Hirsh, a patron in Wellington’s equestrian community, Coach House will be the first luxury condominium in North America located adjacent to the world-class equestrian competition. Enveloped by top-shelf amenities and services in a rich updated style, the 5.5-acre property is designed to welcome residents home with warmth and style.

 

Gated Sanctuary

Coach House’s location adjacent to the Equestrian Preserve limits future development, ensuring residents will enjoy unobstructed views. The lushly-landscaped grounds feature a gated entry with 24/7 manned security and on-site video monitoring to ensure the privacy and security of residents. When residents and guests arrive at Coach House’s cordial porte-cochere entry, the accommodating valet service will ensure a stately and welcoming experience.

 

Curated for Today’s Lifestyle

Designed for residents and their unique lifestyle, Coach House offers added convenience and unrivaled services. With an in-house butler that provides personal assistance complete with a reception team, valet and concierge, residents will experience resort-style, personalized service. To accommodate the ever-increasing use of delivery services, Coach House offers a mail/package room with refrigeration. For special guests, staff, and more, a limited number of Guest Suites are available for purchase. Additionally, the pet-friendly community features an indoor grooming room where on-site services can be arranged through the concierge.

 

New and Delightful Entertainment

Behind the gate of Coach House Wellington is a rich list of amenities that provide new and decadent entertainment for residents and their guests. A rooftop pool and spa surrounded by an inviting sundeck offer expansive vistas of the Equestrian Preserve. Residents have the option of purchasing a limited number of private, air-conditioned poolside cabanas with washrooms for a perfect rooftop escape. A resident’s Club Room features a custom bar and lounge, where they can treat themselves to their favorite spirit or fine wine. A private Library and Boardroom serve as a place for business meetings or resident gatherings. Residents can always entertain their guests with style and elegance in the expansive private Dining Room with an adjacent catering kitchen. Finally, a state-of-the-art Fitness Center with the latest high-tech exercise equipment, private training rooms, and men’s/women’s spas offer residents a place to reinvigorate.

 

Residents will enjoy a private, climate-controlled garage with easy access to their private elevator, which opens directly into the grand foyer of their residence. Coach House Wellington was designed with limited density and smart technology allowing residents to enjoy privacy in a safe and secure sanctuary.

 

Coach House presents a highly serviced lifestyle to enjoy condominium living at its finest. The building features 34 bespoke residences with oversized private terraces and wide views of the Equestrian Preserve. Eight thoughtfully curated floorplans range from 2,800 square feet to 5,800 square feet of air-conditioned living area.

 

Coach House Wellington residences are priced 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.

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.

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.

Old Player's Club Wellington Bar

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.

Panoramic View of Equestrian Preserve from Coach House Wellington

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.

Coach House Wellington Rooftop Pool with lounge chairs

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.

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