Windsor, Private Residential Community in Vero Beach, Launches Sales for Final Phase
Windsor, a 472-acre private residential community on a barrier island between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean cofounded by W. Galen and Hilary M. Weston in the early 1990s, is officially launching sales for its final phase. Stretching 47 acres alongside the Indian River Lagoon, the North Village will offer 34 homesites and six row houses and features 26.5 acres of natural area and 9.7 acres of lake and estuary.
“Welcoming this exciting new chapter of the Windsor community is a major milestone, and we are excited to share our reimagined vision,” said Betsy Hanley, President of Windsor Real Estate Inc. and President & CEO of Torwest Inc. “We have engrained the history and tradition that is associated with the Windsor prestige into the North Village while infusing a greater focus on the environment and well-being of our members.”
Originally designed by renowned town planners Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk of DPZ CoDesign, Windsor offers timeless architecture and landscape design that celebrates its tropical and unspoiled setting. The North Village will build on the design of the original Windsor plan, continuing the community’s thoughtfully crafted aesthetic while introducing an even greater commitment to sustainability.
DPZ CoDesign has returned to design the plan for the North Village, focusing on principles of sustainability, walkability, healthy living, and community values. Prospective buyers will have the opportunity to design their homes with some of the nation’s leading architects who have been approved for the North Village. The neighborhood will follow an updated code that will bring a subtle evolution of the Windsor style while incorporating building practices to achieve a high level of sustainable innovation as well as a lower environmental impact. Key features, including courtyards, single-room depths and a light color palette will remain in the code; however, details will be modified to engender a more contemporary aesthetic.
As sustainability and the connection to nature is a key component of the North Village, a top-tier landscape and environmental design team has been formed to create guidelines and standards for both community and private spaces. The team includes Dept., Edwina von Gal, Beth Dowdle, and Farr Associates; they will each play an integral part of bringing the vision for the North Village to life. Drawing inspiration from the Indian River Lagoon’s rich ecology, the team will incorporate native plants and water features to enhance the natural surroundings and weave the North Village seamlessly into its environs.
To reduce their ecological footprint, all homes will be required to achieve a level of certification through a program created by the Passive House Institute US (Phius) which aims to create safe, resilient, comfortable and energy efficient homes.
“The North Village is a special opportunity to reimagine how residential communities can be stewards of the environment and strengthen the fragile ecosystems of the Indian River Lagoon,” said Isaac Stein, Design Principal at Dept. “The landscape at the North Village is guided by ecological principles and aims to bolster biodiversity, reduce resource-intensive landscape maintenance, and create a curated outdoor setting that improves the health and well-being of both people and nature.”
The prioritization of an active and wellness-full living experience in the North Village is further evident through the wide array of indoor and outdoor amenities, including a 12,620-square-foot fitness and wellness center equipped with studio space for cardio, strength and flexibility, spa treatment rooms, relaxation spaces and a juice bar; an abundance of naturally landscaped greenspaces including a park, scenic trails for walking, biking or horseback riding, and firepits; an observation deck; a kayak launch with equipment storage and direct lagoon access; and much more.
Life at Windsor and in its new North Village aims to be endlessly interesting and enriching for members with spaces for socializing at the Clubhouse overlooking the Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed golf course and at the recently renovated Beach Club overlooking the ocean. The Town Hall, Exedra and Village Centre Pergola host cultural performances and members’ private events. Additionally, Windsor’s full-scale Equestrian Centre, Stan Smith-designed Tennis Centre and Croquet Greensward are iconic features of the property. The Gallery at Windsor is home to important works of art from the George Weston Collection and is host to seasonal museum-caliber exhibitions of contemporary art.
Sales and marketing for the North Village are exclusively handled by Windsor Real Estate, Inc. Prices are upon request. For more information on the North Village, please visit www.windsorflorida.com/the-north-village/ or call (772) 388-8400.
Established in 1989, Windsor is a private residential sporting club community spanning 472 acres of lush barrier island between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean in Vero Beach, Florida. In the early 1990s, W. Galen Weston and the Hon. Hilary M. Weston of Toronto, Canada visited South Florida in search of a winter home for themselves and their children. In Vero Beach they became enchanted by a property that over the next decades would become a cherished home, passion project and ultimately a critically acclaimed residential community. Windsor was designed by renowned town planners Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk in the New Urbanism style of residential living. It offers public and community spaces framed by timeless architecture and landscape design that celebrates its tropical and unspoiled setting. Windsor is comprised of 350 homesites in various styles, including village homes, cottages, and country estates, all remarkable for their signature Anglo-Caribbean architecture and gracious living. Residents enjoy privacy and seclusion combined with the finest amenities, exemplary services, and sporting activities. windsorflorida.com
About DPZ CoDESIGN
DPZ CoDESIGN is an architectural practice that was founded in 1980 by Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk. The founders are among the leading proponents of the New Urbanism movement, which promotes sustainable urban growth and community design. DPZ’s work has been recognized with numerous prestigious industry awards. Duany and Plater-Zyberk led the design of Windsor’s original master plan and building code.
Dept. is a landscape architecture and urban design studio that specializes in ecologically sensitive landscapes for the public and the environment. Founded in 2019 by Maggie Tsang and Isaac Stein, Dept. works at a range of scales from urban parks and waterfronts to small gardens. In May 2022, Dept. was one of six emerging firms to be awarded the 2022 League Prize from the Architectural League of New York.
About Edwina von Gal
Landscape designer Edwina von Gal, who established her eponymous firm in 1984, is a leading voice in the field focusing on natural, sustainable landscape design. She has collaborated with numerous high-profile architects, designers, and art-world luminaries on public and private projects worldwide. Ms. von Gal has served on boards and committees for several horticultural and arts organizations and is the recipient of many prestigious industry awards. In 2013, she launched the Perfect Earth Project, a nonprofit that promotes toxin-free lawn and landscapes for the health of people, their pets and the planet.
About Beth Dowdle
Beth Dowdle is an accomplished land conservation and planning expert with decades of experience in leadership and advisory positions for municipalities and nonprofit organizations across the United States. She has served on the boards of organizations nationwide whose missions are related to conservation and community improvement and was a founding member of the Congress for the New Urbanism in Florida.
About Farr Associates
Farr Associates is a pioneering, sustainability-driven architecture and urban design firm founded by Doug Farr, a leader of the sustainability movement. The firm’s current projects represent the state-of-the-practice in high-performance buildings and walkable urbanism. Mr. Farr chaired the creation of LEED-Neighborhood Development and authored two groundbreaking books on urban sustainability: Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature (2008) and Sustainable Nation: Urban Design Patterns for the Future (2018).
About Merrill, Pastor & Colgan Architects
Founded by Scott Merrill in 1990, Merrill, Pastor & Colgan Architects is an award-winning architectural firm with deep experience in urban design, historic preservation, sustainability, and project management. For over three decades, the firm’s principal interest has been the development of building types and site planning that use land more efficiently and intensely. MPC has designed numerous residences at Windsor since the early 1990s as well as the Village Centre and the Windsor Park Residences. The firm is currently designing the new Fitness and Wellness Centre planned for the North Village.