Windsor Properties Newsletter Fall 2022

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In This Issue Featured Property Listing ............................ 2

The North Village ....................................... 4

Award Winning South Village Home ............... 9

Beachside ................................................. 3

Neighbors to Nature ................................... 6

The Arts & Culture Report.......................... 10

Welcome I hope you have had an enjoyable summer and are looking forward to the cooler fall weather ahead. At Windsor we are eagerly anticipating the return of our Members and sharing with them our latest news and plans for the upcoming season. After a phenomenal sales season we find ourselves with an historically low inventory of available resale properties and homesites. In this issue we feature a few of our current residential opportunities. Our Sales team is available to answer any questions you have and to take interested parties on a complete tour of the community at any time. Over the summer months our development team has been completing the design of Windsor’s final phase, the North Village. Situated in the northwestern portion of the Windsor property, the North Village spans 47 acres and will feature 40 residences and an array of wellness-focused amenities. We look forward to introducing this exciting new neighborhood this season. See pages 4-5 for the latest details.

3340 Savannah Place BEDROOMS........................................ 13

T YPE............................ COUNTRY ESTATE

BATHROOMS................... 14 FULL, 3 HALF


architects, Moor, Baker & Associates Architects,

TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE............... 13,317


on receiving two prestigious architectural awards

LOT SIZE...................................... 76,412

LOCATION............. BLOCK 23 / LOTS 4 & 5

Also, in this issue on page 9 we take the opportunity to congratulate one of our longtime

for their design of a stunning South Village home. We appreciate their important contribution to Windsor’s success and recognition for

Set along the southern perimeter of the golf course with magnificent sweeping views over the lakes

superior design.

and links, this 1.7-acre property – the largest Country Estate at Windsor – has been designed as a family-style compound. The main residence and four guest cottages together offer 13 bedrooms,

We are looking forward to another stellar lineup

allowing ample space to host extended family and friends. Airy, contemporary and filled with natural

of events this season. From sporting, social and

light, the main residence features expansive, gracious living, dining, and entertainment spaces that

culinary to intellectually stimulating options, there

flow seamlessly to multiple large terraces, balconies and a central garden courtyard that is ideal for

is always a diverse calendar of events planned for

large family gatherings or special events. Offered for $19,500,000.

the entire family to enjoy. On pages 10-11 we look back at some of the highlights from last season’s arts and culture series. Wishing you health and happiness for the upcoming season. Sincerely,

Elizabeth C. Hanley President & CEO Torwest, Inc. President Windsor Real Estate, Inc.

WINDSOR PROPERTIES Elizabeth Hanley, Licensed Real Estate Broker 772 388 8400 | Laurin Lott Pohl, Sales Associate 772 388 8415 | Wendy Barin, Sales Associate 7722388 8417 |



Proudly displayed on coffee tables around the world, Beachside: Windsor

“Beachside truly embodies the Windsor lifestyle and what we had so hoped to

Architecture and Design is a true delight to peruse. This inspirational book,

create here,” says Mrs. Weston.

published in the fall of 2021 by Vendome Press, takes readers on a private tour of some of the most beautiful and distinctive homes at Windsor. With

Now in its second printing, the visually pleasing book has been featured in a

inviting courtyards, stylish kitchens and showstopping living spaces, a diverse

variety of publications including House Beautiful, Galerie, Florida Design, Irish

collection of residences are on display in the 272-page book written by House

Examiner, House & Home and Elle Decor. Veranda magazine listed it among their

Beautiful Digital Director Hadley Keller.

best new design books in 2021 calling the volume “dreamy,” while Serendipity magazine notes that it will “have you wishing for warm weather and beach days.”

The hardcover book, organized by rooms, showcases stunning interiors that range in style from time-honored traditional to chic contemporary. Beachside boasts the work of top-tier designers and architects including John Stefanidis, Steven Gambrel, Hugh Newell-Jacobsen, Scott Merrill and Alessandra Branca, among others. It is filled with photographs taken by award-winning photographer Jessica Klewicki Glynn, whose work has appeared in leading design titles including Architectural Digest, House & Home, Traditional Home and Coastal Living. James Reginato, an author and writer-at-large for Vanity

Fair and a contributor to Sotheby’s magazine, penned the introduction. “Each page is filled with beautiful imagery and words describing our Members’ design inspiration for their home at Windsor,” says Betsy Hanley, president of Windsor. “The uniqueness of the community and our homes is truly embraced within these pages.” Founded by Canadians W. Galen and Hilary M. Weston, this private seaside village features custom homes bearing a signature Anglo-Caribbean architectural style characterized by steeply pitched roofs, open eaves, cantilevered balconies, and palm-shaded courtyards and pools.

truly embodies the Windsor lifestyle “Beachside and what we had so hoped to create here. ”


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It’s through each phase, each new layer of beautiful homes, every exciting added

in a sense. The Toronto-based couple collaborated with visionary architects Andrés

amenity, that Windsor has gradually come to life, ever evolving to become not just

Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk for a fresh take on development known as

a world-class sporting community but also a cohesive and timeless work of art that

New Urbanism.

will be treasured by future generations. Together, the team transformed this lush swath of land into the critically acclaimed Now, as Windsor prepares to embark on its final phase, it’s clear the North Village

residential community of Windsor. A place with timeless appeal but modern

will be a fitting addition to a development that has always cherished community,

sensibilities. Their early decisions helped preserve the natural beauty of the south

artistic endeavor and nature in equal measure.

Florida landscape while creating a breathtakingly beautiful seaside village where family and friends could relax along the sun-drenched Atlantic shoreline, play polo,

The dream of Windsor began more than 30 years ago when W. Galen and Hilary

tennis and golf, and connect with neighbors through spirited cultural programming.

M. Weston were searching for a spot for a winter hideaway for their family. They saw potential in this unspoiled acreage in Vero Beach. The tucked-away location

There is much to explore at Windsor, from elegantly groomed green spaces to

between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean captured their imagination. As

hammock-shaded equestrian trails to a pristine beach that serves as a haven for

they began to envision their ideal seaside retreat, the Westons became trailblazers

loggerhead sea turtles and other fragile creatures. The North Village will build on this outdoor-focused lifestyle. Encompassing 47 acres, the North Village is bordered by conservation areas that create a preserved buffer zone. The Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge lies to the north of the property and the Historic Jungle Trail runs along the western perimeter. Along with much-anticipated new amenities and abundant green space, the North Village will be a mix of 34 single-family residences and six Row Houses, all oriented to take advantage of views of the property’s two lakes. An evolved version of Windsor’s Code will promote design with low environmental impact. Homes will retain signature elements of Windsor’s iconic Anglo-Caribbean style such as courtyards, single-room depths, building materials and a light color palette. However, details will be modified to engender a more contemporary expression of Windsor’s architectural vernacular. This will open the door for a new generation of architects to realize their most ambitious visions on behalf of Members. A network of trails will entice residents outdoors for scenic walks, bike rides and horseback excursions. A hand-selected team of designers will combine an array of native plants with vibrant colors, texture and scents to create an environment


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that allows residents to live in harmony with nature. Maintenance practices will be organic and nontoxic to promote a healthy and balanced ecosystem. These and other measures will support fragile and symbiotic natural systems, reducing energy demands and fostering an environment in which wildlife can continue to flourish. Set within this serene backdrop will be a new 14,000-square-foot Fitness and Wellness Centre with the latest equipment and generous studio spaces for cardio, strength and flexibility regimes. The facility also will provide luxurious spa treatment rooms and relaxation spaces. A viewing tower that showcases sweeping vistas across the mangroves to the lagoon, ocean and horizon beyond will be the perfect perch for morning coffee or a sunset cocktail. At ground level, artist- and architect-designed pavilions and a bird hide will be tucked into the landscape and along the lakeshores, offering inviting spaces for precious moments of pause and appreciation. A kayak launch with storage will provide seamless connection to the Indian River. This final phase at Windsor builds on the thoughtfully crafted master plan and elegant architectural aesthetic established when the community was founded while

Weston have shaped this evolved vision, which will be a fitting tribute to the late

introducing an even greater commitment to sustainability.

Galen Weston and a testament to his enduring love for Windsor.

The North Village has been designed to strike a balance between privacy and

Contact the Properties Office at 772 388 8400 or to

community, the built environment and nature. Mrs. Weston and daughter Alannah

learn more about the North Village.

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Florida residents who live along the southeastern coast are blessed with an

Providing public access for recreational purposes is an important part of the

abundance of preserved land where they can view wildlife and interact with

Land Trust’s mission. The Lagoon Greenway boasts an ecologically diverse

nature. In this issue we focus on two local non-profit organizations who are

three-mile trail that winds its way through the oak hammock and a forest of

doing important work to protect and restore the Indian River Lagoon and

cabbage palms before arriving at mangroves. The one-mile Toni Robinson

surrounding area.

Waterfront Trail contains majestic oaks, scrub forest, mangrove swamp and views of the Indian River Lagoon.

INDIAN RIVER LAND TRUST For more than 30 years, the Indian River Land Trust has been purchasing some

Each year the Land Trust offers free guided tours on these public hiking and

of Indian River County’s most important environmentally sensitive lands as

biking trails as well as the sandy trail at Bee Gum Point, where volunteer

well as protecting properties with conservation easements. Invasive plants are

naturalists help visitors identify the diverse flora and fauna including migrating

removed, native species and habitats are restored and, then, through ongoing

birds and native species in their natural undeveloped wetland habitat.

land stewardship, wildlife corridors and scenic waterfront areas are protected. More than 1,200 acres and 12 miles of Indian River Lagoon shoreline have been preserved and protected so far. Over the years, the organization has established a fund to protect sea turtle habitat in the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, restored McKee Botanical Garden and established a 220-acre Coastal Oaks Preserve with tropical oak hammocks, pine flatwoods, freshwater and saltwater wetlands and ponds, as well as lagoon shoreline. Most recently, the Land Trust partnered with Indian River County to acquire multiple parcels that make up the 155-acre Oyster Bar Marsh, located on State Road A1A, with plans to provide a public trail later this year for hiking and

ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER Another noteworthy Vero Beach nature destination is the Environmental Learning Center. Founded in 1988, ELC is poised to become even more effective in educating, inspiring and empowering people to be active stewards of the environment thanks to its new ecofriendly amphitheater. The new Thomas R. Schidel Education and Event Pavilion and Oval – the first project in a long-range Master Plan – is expected to expand the organization’s revenue base, add to its community engagement, foster greater awareness and contribute to the region’s entertainment ecosystem.

biking, with interpretative signage, boardwalks and an observation deck where

The pavilion, surrounded by living wall trellises, offers shade and cooling

visitors can enjoy scenic river views. This conservation area provides refuge to

overhead fans while the adjoining oval, ringed by native plants, consists of a

numerous wading birds, fish species and reptiles.

large turf area where guests can sit to enjoy lectures, musical performances and other educational programs. This state-of-the-art venue, with a lounge for


performers, has the capacity to host up to 1,100 people and is available for rent for corporate events and retreats, weddings and other private events. Created to showcase a native Florida Indian River Lagoon island, the Environmental Learning Center now teaches visitors about the area’s rich biodiversity and the importance of its heritage, preservation and continued legacy through immersive, nature-based experiences. The Indian River Lagoon, one of the most bio-diverse estuaries in North America, is home to more than 4,300 different species of plants and animals including some that are rare or endangered. Visitors to the 64-acre campus can explore the waters and mangrove forests surrounding the center by venturing out on their own in a canoe or kayak or by enjoying a twohour guided cruise. Many guests prefer to simply stroll around the peaceful grounds spotting birds, dolphins, gopher tortoises and butterflies. Visitors often find that they can relax, re-energize and reconnect with nature through the various wellness offerings such as yoga classes, halfday retreats, walking meditation instruction in the butterfly garden and “glamping” events. On display each season in the center’s gallery are works by artists, sculptors and photographers who use nature as their inspiration. Especially engaging for children is the interpretative center, which houses several aquariums including the largest brackish water aquarium in Indian River County, a 145-gallon touch tank and other hands-on exhibits.

To learn more, visit the websites at and

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10210 St. Augustine Avenue 5 BEDROOMS | 5 FULL AND 1 HALF BATHS | $6,950,000 Located in the South Village, this light-filled residence, currently under construction, enjoys wonderfully tranquil views over the lake and golf course. Custom millwork and the highest quality materials set a tone of timeless sophistication.

10895 Savannah Drive, No. 202 5 BEDROOMS | 4 FULL AND 1 HALF BATHS | $3,260,000 Sophisticated single-floor living is truly effortless in this recently renovated and fully furnished home with expansive sunset views over the lush conservation area. Spacious and filled with natural light, generously sized covered porches allow for seamless indoor-outdoor living.



A striking design, meticulous craftsmanship and exquisite finishes came together to create a Windsor residence that has received not one but two awards since being built in 2019. Judges recently awarded Moor, Baker & Associates Architects the Palladio Award for New Design & Construction for a residence described as “an undulating sculpture,” by Nancy Berry, editor of Traditional

Building magazine. The annual Palladio Awards, co-produced by Traditional Building magazine and the Traditional Building Conference Series, honor outstanding achievement in traditional design. The event recognizes both individual designers and design teams whose work enhances the beauty and humane qualities of the built environment. This year’s 21st annual Palladio Awards competition recognized 14 architectural firms across the commercial, institutional, public and residential sectors. Designing the award-winning Windsor house was a challenge for the Vero Beach firm. The lot was relatively small and the house needed to fit five bedrooms in 4,900 square feet of space. Ever mindful of the space limitations as well as Windsor’s building codes, the architects let the challenges spur their creativity. Located in Windsor’s peaceful South Village neighborhood, the home was conceived as a symmetrical garden villa in the manner of grand country estates. With its sculpted stucco façade and interior architecture, the design is a sophisticated contemporary interpretation of traditional Anglo-Caribbean design. Built by Barth Construction of Vero Beach, the home features a pair of matching wings and a central, open-air courtyard surrounded by two-story walls. Eschewing ornamentation in favor of a minimalistic aesthetic, the architects employed sculptural stucco elements including a shapely hood over the kitchen range, a massive floor-to-ceiling fireplace and a dramatic spiral staircase that was described as “a work of art,” by Berry. In 2020, Moor, Baker & Associates Architects garnered the Addison Mizner Award for Single Family Homes under 5,000 square feet for this same Windsor home. The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Florida Chapter founded the Addison Mizner Awards program in 2012 to celebrate new work in the classical

Craftsmanship and the allied arts. Mizner, one of Florida’s leading architects

design tradition. The awards program celebrates the achievement of excellence

in the 1920s, established his own Spanish and Mediterranean Revival style

in the fields of Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Urbanism,

that became the architectural signature of South Florida.


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Entertaining and Inspiring THE ARTS & CULTURE REPORT

Windsor’s imaginative and dynamic cultural programming inspires, entertains

Town Hall. Drawing on his insider knowledge after four decades in the highest

and broadens the mind. Each season a full lineup of events is planned, with

echelons of global finance, Newman set out to pen a page-turning thriller about

activities that range from book signings to ballet performances to

a group of American operatives who secretly take over the world’s largest dark

sumptuous dinners.

money fund. Combining espionage, financial intrigue and geopolitics, Newman

Windsor’s Visiting Author Series is often informative, sometimes thought-

moving tale set in glamorous locales, from New York to Washington, the Middle

provoking, occasionally whimsical but always enjoyable.

East to the French countryside.

Members were excited to have Dr. Edith Widder return to Windsor for a February

Color Scheme: An Irreverent History of Art and Pop Culture in Color Palettes is

luncheon presentation about her exciting memoir, Below the Edge of Darkness.

not just a visually pleasing read. It’s also an invitation to look at the world in a

keeps readers hooked with his sudden turns and unexpected twists in this fast-

Widder is a renowned scientist and bioluminescence expert. In her book, published in 2021, Widder takes readers along on an adventure where she faces life-and-death experiences as she embarks on groundbreaking research exploring the hidden world found deep in the ocean. An April luncheon at Windsor’s Beach Club gave Members an inside look into the world of a legendary designer who spent nearly six decades dressing Cher, Bette Midler, Tina Turner, Elton John and many other notable entertainers. The Hollywood-inspired luncheon was the perfect setting to introduce a recently published book, The Art of Bob Mackie, which features hundreds of photos and dozens of never-before-seen sketches from Mackie’s personal collection. Frank Vlastnik, who co-wrote the book with Laura Ross, visited Windsor to share slides and inside stories about the designer, who was known for glamorous and unforgettable costumes and gowns. Windsor Member Jay Newman was pleased to share his debut novel,

Undermoney, with Members during a luncheon held in Windsor’s iconic


Windsor’s culinary team, led by Executive Chef Justin Schreiber, spent two days collaborating onsite with Chef James Bowen, director of culinary services for the Marcus Samuelsson Group. Chef Samuelsson then joined the team at Windsor to serve an array of dishes inspired by Red Rooster Harlem. A menu with the Red Rooster theme was provided at each setting. The celebrated fête kicked off with a cheerful cocktail hour at Windsor’s Beach Club Salon and Bar. Canapés included Deviled Eggs, a Seafood Fritter with Old Bay Aioli, Chilled Tomato Soup and Red Rooster’s signature cocktail, “Yes, Chef.” Then, 120 Members were seated in Windsor’s oceanfront dining room and veranda where tables were adorned with colorful linens and King Protea floral arrangements. Members enjoyed hearing Chef Samuelsson speak about his career, history and current endeavors. At the end of the evening, each attendee received a signed copy of Chef Samuelsson’s latest book, The Rise: Black

Cooks and the Soul of American Food. Each season, Windsor shows its strong support of the arts by planning events that feature local and international performers. In March, Members made their way to the beautiful Town Hall for Windsor’s annual opera concert, which featured the returning duo Martin Nusspaumer as Tenor and Maria Antúnez as Mezzo-soprano. Accompanying the talented vocalists was pianist Jared Peroune. Nusspaumer and Antúnez performed nine notable pieces curated specifically for the occasion. The performance featured favorites from Carmen, Samson et

Dalila, The Sound of Music, West Side Story, Faust and Les Misérables, among others. The Windsor audience was especially moved when Nusspaumer performed

Bring Him Home from Les Misérables, as a touching tribute to Ukraine. Following the performance guests had the opportunity to engage with the opera singers and pianist during a reception held at Windsor’s Town Hall Portico and Lawn. new way using the color palette as a vehicle to examine art history and popular culture. Author Edith Young shared that invitation with a Windsor audience during a luncheon at the Beach Club where she discussed her stimulating book.

After a two-year hiatus, Ballet at the Pergola returned to Windsor’s Village Centre in April. Windsor Members enjoyed a delightful outdoor performance by Ballet Vero Beach dancers including Katherine Eppink and Anders Southerland, who recently joined the group as resident professional dancers. Also performing

Gathering together to enjoy good food and fine wine is a favorite pastime for

at the afternoon event were two extraordinary dancers from Dimensions Dance

Windsor Members.

Theatre of Miami, Mayrel Martinez and Maikel Hernandez, who emigrated from Cuba.

In February, Marcus Samuelsson’s skills as an award-winning chef were on display at Windsor’s highly anticipated Jazz Supper. Chef Samuelsson is a

In between performances, Ballet Vero Beach Artistic Director Adam Schnell

food activist, author, television personality and owner of several restaurants

thanked Windsor for its support and talked about the ballet organization’s

including Red Rooster Harlem, which is known for celebrating the New York

commitment to inspiring the next generation of artists and arts lovers by

neighborhood’s diverse culinary traditions. Chef Samuelsson is the youngest

providing free student matinee performances.

person ever to receive a three-star review from The New York Times. The Windsor event included a sit-down dinner, live jazz music by Daniel “Saxman” Fuqua, personal remarks by Chef Samuelsson and a book signing.

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Windsor Members enjoyed a cocktail reception along with several more outstanding performances. The finale was an impressive 10-dancer Tarantella – a folk dance characterized by light, quick steps and fast-tempo music.







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