Imagine Yourself Living the Good Life in Talis Park in Sunny Naples, Florida

Realtor, Tina Deady profiles Talis Park, a country club style community in Naples, Florida, offering new construction and resale homes. The article focuses on real estate options, community amenities and background on the development team. It also offers links to a community map, active listings in the community, floor plans and market statistics for Talis Park. Everything you need to know.

Imagine Yourself Living At Talis Park, Naples, FL

​​​​​Imagine yourself living in beautiful Naples, Florida, voted one of the best places to live in the world. Now imagine yourself in a brand new community with all that you ever wanted. Now imagine telling your friends to visit you at Talis Park.


One of Naples’ most desirable luxury communities, Talis Park presents buyers with a broad offering of new construction and homes for sale in a setting with a relaxed, modern spin on classic country club living. Traditionally, upscale and abundant amenities, exquisite residences and cultural flavor would be the benchmarks that beckon to Naples’ high end home buyer. While those are, of course, still desirable, today’s buyer wants more; they want to relax and put away any pretenses when they are home. In a community where the slogan is “we’re not your father’s country club”, they can do that. Relaxed attire, families and pets are all welcome and residents are encourage to be uniquely themselves…and enjoy.

And it seems like they do…enjoy that is! Resident reviews are abundant with comments like these; “The community and vision as well as the genuinely friendly and inviting atmosphere was unlike anything we had seen or felt anywhere else.” and “We felt "at home" from our very first visit to Talis Park.” .


So clearly residents love the community and you would love to have that same feeling. What other benefits do residents enjoy? Let’s discuss the amenities! Golf, tennis, the fitness studio spa, restaurants and green spaces all lend themselves to the physical and social enjoyment or Talis Park residents.

For so many living in Naples, golf is an essential staple of the lifestyle. Sunny days and warm weather allow for year round play and Talis Park golf club is a special experience. Ranked by Golf Digest as on of the top 20 golf courses in Florida, it is one of only two in the world created by the collaboration between Greg Norman and Pete Dye. Ranging from 7,025 yards in length from Championship tees to 4979 from the forward tees, golfers of all levels can challenge themselves on the fairways and greens of meticulously maintained SeaDwarf Paspalum.

Love the outdoors, but not a golfer? Well, you will be pleased to find three acres of the beautiful property has been devoted to recreational facilities that include six, lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, pavilions, pro shop, clubhouse, bocce ball and a two lane lap pool. There is also a Great Lawn, which is a green space perfect for social gatherings.

When you’re ready for some time indoors, whether for socializing or exercising, you will be just a quick walk or golf cart ride from The Vyne House, the centerpiece and social hub of Talis Park. Within it, you will find a fitness studio spa which is open 24 hours a day and offers free weights, state of the art Pretor equipment, as well as fitness classes such as yoga, pilates and dance. Additionally it is home to multiple dining venues including Fiona’s Cafe and Casa Cortese Grille. Fiona’s Cafe is open daily from 7am to 3pm and serves a menu of breakfast panini, gourmet pizzas and power shakes. Case Cortese Grill provides al fresco dining with the golf course as your backdrop and a bountiful selection of wines for your selection; perfect for meeting friends after a day of play.


Ok. So it has everything you would want in a community…amenities, relaxed atmosphere, new friends. The only thing you need now is that perfect place to call home.

Prospective residents to Talis Park can select from the pallet of stunning, custom single family homes, luxury condominiums or coach homes offered in collections of smaller, unique neighborhoods. The community grounds are lushly landscaped and meandering walkways give way to serene water and preserve vistas. One of the first choices to consider when purchasing a single family home in Talis Park is where you would like to be, such as neighborhood and location. The sprawling grounds accommodate both the “town” and “country” type philosophies, with neighborhoods close to the heart of the amenities are considered to be “in the village” and neighborhoods closer to the serenity of the preserves and green spaces are considered to be “in the park”.

Another important factor, if you are purchasing new construction, is selecting a builder that can help you accomplish your vision. Fifteen builders have coalesced to create the collections of homes, rich in authentic architectural styles that include Spanish, Italian and Caribbean Colonial. According to the Talis Park team, their goal is to offer residents a “custom home” experience, tailoring the design and details to the desires of each homeowner.

This alliance of Naples’ most experienced and client focused builders contribute to the happiness and satisfaction of the residents. Several builders have received accolades and awards for their designs and client satisfaction, such as Harbourside Custom Homes, who was named Lee County Builder of the year, two years in a row, 1998-1999 and Divco Construction Corp, who has been the recipient of the Sand Dollar Award by the Collier Building Industry Association and the Pinnacle Award.

The common thread among these builders is their extensive background servicing a high-end market in the Southwest Florida area. Many have competed projects numbering into the hundreds. Well known for their client service, beautiful designs and local history, the selection of builders includes Sunwest Custom Homes, McGarvey Custom Homes, Borelli Construction of Naples, Gulfshore Homes, Distinctive Communities, Inc, Harwich Homes, Fox Custom Builders and Ironstar Luxury Homes. Each builder has been matched with the neighborhoods that best meet their niche and style. A community map is available to help with your selection.


Let’s explore the options for families interested in purchasing a single family home. Talis Park will find an extensive selection of floor plans ranging in square footage from 2,500 to 20,000. Prices start a little upwards of $1 million and continue to over $4.5 million for the half-acre estate homes. To assist you in making a determination of where to start perhaps, here is a breakdown of the pricing and offerings of the single family neighborhoods in Talis Park.

The homes of Watercourse are built by Distinctive Communities and boast the Spanish Eclectic architectural stylings of Stofft Cooney Architects. Five floor plans ranging from 2,530 to 3,638 square feet offer one and two story homes to cater to varying tastes and lifestyles, all offering the “In the village” location. One of the main focal points of these homes is the great room that creates a flowing, open private indoor/outdoor space. Water views are a constant in this neighborhood and features and embellishments are abundant. Standard features include custom front doors, countertops made of marble, and for those who love their kitchen, natural gas cook tops and Viking appliances. Families who select a three or four bedroom model include enhanced features such as separate study, island kitchens and outdoor living space with heated swimming pools. Currently, prices in Watercourse start around $1.15 million.

Corsica will be collection based on synergy between it’s builders, Sunwest Homes, Fox Custom Builders, Stellar Living Homes and Harbourside Custom Homes. This collection of 24 homes, ranging from 3,000 to 4,500 square feet will offer residents golf or water vista homesites and is located adjacent to the Sports Complex.  Corsica home site prices range from $525,000 to $935,000 and home and lot packages range from $1.75 to $3 million.

Firenze is an offering of grand estate homes on one-acre homesites. They provide the “In the village” feel and prices for Firenze home sites start at $1.65 million.

Prato is catering to the most exclusive buyers in Talis Park. Stunning, custom estate residences grace half-acre homesites boasting golf course, lake or orchard vistas. Comprised of 24 home sites starting at $4.5 million, Prato residences range from 5,900 to 6,820 square feet . Some of the custom home selections available are The Astaire by McGarvey Homes, The Cipriano by Stellar Living Homes, The Santa Barbara by Sunwest Homes and The Dorado by Gulfshore Homes.


If you are thinking that single family homes aren’t the right fit for you, luxury condominium and coach home offerings are just as plentiful. Many of today’s homebuyers are in search of an easy, relaxed and maintenance free living experience and Talis Park has an offering of distinct neighborhoods that might meed your needs.

The Coach Homes at Corsica is one of the newest additions to Talis Park. Featuring a Santa Barbara architectural style, sixteen, two-story buildings, each with four residences is being exclusively built by FrontDoor Communities. At present, residences in the first two buildings have been released for sale and construction of these two buildings is anticipated to be complete in April of 2016. Adjacent to the Sports Complex, all Coach Homes at Corsica are south-facing and offer park and water vistas. Prices begin in the low $700’s.

The Residences at Vyne House provide residents with 24 hour, seven day a week concierge service and provide potential owners with eleven unique floor plans to choose from. Two or three bedroom plus a den residences feature a spacious great room with custom finishes. There are four penthouse residences that boast three to five bedrooms, studies and gourmet island kitchens. Lake views or lawn views are available and vary depending on the residence. Prices for The Residences at Vyne House start at $1.35 million.

Carrara bestows residents with the “living in the village” feel with it’s close proximity to the Vyne House and Casa Cortese Grill. Carrara condominium residences offer golf and water views and start in the low $700’s.

WCI Communities is contributing to the offering at Talis Park with Viansa, a collection of Terrace Homes. These models have 2,350 square feet and give you the feeling of expanding your living space to the outdoors with the addition of a wall of sliding glass doors. A master suite with ample bath and two guest suites with baths, a den and half bath provide lots space and privacy.  On the first floor of the residences in Viansa, you will find two-car garages and elevator access. Prices start from the low $600’s.


There are so many great options and choosing the right home is a big decision. Do you want a resale home or to purchase new construction? There are tools that can assist you in making your decision such as current market statistics and active listing information. Also, did you know that a Realtor, can assist you in working through your new construction transaction? Many people are unaware that you can have the extra benefit of an agent looking out for your interests and it does not cost you, the buyer, anything additional to have this representation.


Now that you have some idea of what the Talis Park ethos is and what types of real estate options are available, let’s give you a little background on the development team who created the community and culture.

Comprised of 622 residences, this tier one masterplanned community, is the undertaking of owner and master developers Kitson & Partners, based in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. A private residential and commercial real estate development firm with a solid portfolio, Kitson & Partners has put forth 1.6 million square-feet of retail centers, 6.8 square feet of commercial entitlements, over 21,000 entitled residential units and seven golf courses. Several principal roles and collaborators within the company have been integral to the Talis Park project.

With a career background rich in the real estate and development realm, Kitson & Partners’ President, Milt Flinn is the overseer of the Talis Park project, managing the daily operations and development aspects of this prestigious community. A long time, Florida resident, Milt has a track record in real estate sales and has been responsible for the commencement of mortgage, brokerage and title companies. In 1994, he began to focus on the development of continuing care retirement communities throughout Florida and his company, Aston Gardens was responsible for the development of seven CCRC’s in the state. Two years later, Milt was named COO (Chief Operating Officer) for Florida Design Communities, which shortly thereafter merged with well known developer, WCI. Transitioning in 2004 to work with the developer of Lakewood Ranch in the Sarasota, Bradenton area, Milt’s knowledge landed him the role of president of their residential division a few years later and in 2011 Milt found his home at Kitson & Parters in his role leading the team at Talis Park.

Complimenting the development background of Milt Flinn, is Paul DiStefano, Talis Park Controller for Kitson & Partners. A graduate of Florida Atlantic University, Paul is a Florida-Certified Public Account and Certified General Contractor with over three decades of experience in the construction and real estate development industry in Florida. His current role provides for the oversight of accounting and finance, contracts, credit and administration.

Adding to the professional integrity of the Kitson & Partners team, Al Dougherty, Senior Vice President of Construction and Development possessed over 30 years of knowledge and experience in the field of Community Master Plan Development.  Al has held the role of State of Florida’s Deputy Secretary of Land and Recreation for the Department of Environmental Protection, as well as Chairman for the State Acquisitions and Restoration Council. His experience encompasses the management of over a billion dollars of private sector projects, $100 million annually in operations for the state and $75 million in state land acquisitions.

With such an important role, handling aspects of development, conceptual design, planning and permitting, and project management, Bill Moore, Director of Construction plays an integral role in the, still ongoing, projects at Talis Park. His extensive background in residential and commercial construction provide a solid foundation for helping the project momentum.


Talis Park has really been and remains to be, a collaboration, a synergistic experience between the developers, staff and residents; all participating in the belief that a community, not just a home could be a reflection of the happy residents at their most authentic and relaxed center…that spontaneity and life should be celebrated daily, in even the smallest things. Contact Tina Deady to explore Talis Park and the real estate option that might be right for you.

Source: Tina Deady, Realtor

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