Arden Wins Aurora Awards named “Masterplanned Community of the Year”

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August 13, 2019

 

Freehold Communities has announced that its two South Florida communities have won three of the top awards – the Grand Awards – from the annual Aurora competition sponsored by the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) and the Southeast Building Conference (SEBC).

Arden, the “agrihood” in Palm Beach County, was named “Masterplanned Community of the Year,” while its themed recreation center, The Barn, was named “Best Recreational Facility or Amenity.”

Shearwater in St. Augustine was named “Best Community Site Plan.” Arden also received the Silver Award for” Best Single Family Detached Model Home – 3,000 to 3,499 square feet,” and “Best Site Plan.”

The Aurora competition honors the best design trends in the Southeast U.S. The 2019 Aurora Awards included entries in 54 categories for attached and detached housing designs, including interior design, detailing, custom and re-use and renovation work. Also honored are diverse commercial, recreational and specialty buildings, as well as land planning achievements.

Headquartered in Boston, and founded in 2013, Freehold is currently developing eight master plans throughout the United States.

“The Aurora Awards signify the very best in planning, design and development, qualities we continually strive to achieve in our communities,” said Freehold Southeast Division president Andy Smith. “The recognition by these respected industry leaders tops a year of successes and milestones for both Arden and Shearwater. We are extremely honored that they were recognized as the very best from Aurora judges.”

Set on 1,209 acres, Arden includes a mile-long central lake, 20 miles of trails, and 500 acres of parks and open space. The heart of Arden is its community farm, which has received national recognition. Under the direction of two experienced Farm Directors, the Arden Farm celebrates Florida’s agricultural abundance through year-round production, while it brings the community together for healthful events such as tropical fruit tastings, farm-to-table cooking demonstrations, tree planting events and resident volunteer days on the farm.

Earlier this year, Arden unveiled its 4,000-square-foot Barn, which won Aurora’s Grand Award for Best Recreational Facility or Amenity. The Barn is where residents gather for seasonal themed events and workshops on topics from organic gardening to flower arranging. The Barn includes Arden General Store, providing residents a unique experience offering Florida-made goods that prioritize community and environmental impact. These include local and organic vegetables, fruits, coffees, teas, honey, popsicles, ceramics, and natural body care products.

Shearwater is a 1,524-acre, 2,600-lot community with 13 miles of walking trails through 600 acres of preserved habitat, parks, fields, lakes and canoe/kayak access to Trout Creek. Like Arden, Shearwater combines abundant recreational amenities with a wealth of social spaces.

Shearwater’s many recreational amenities – central to its award-winning land plan – include natural open spaces: trails, parks and preserved habitat, including Trout Creek with kayak and canoe access. At the heart of this nature-themed community is the Kayak Club, the inviting hub for all residents. Its many recreational amenities include a resort-style pool with three-story waterslide, a Junior Olympic competition lap pool, and a lazy river, all set within lush landscaping and spacious lounge areas.

Even Shearwater’s homes connect indoors and outdoors. Some floor plans feature multi-slide doors flooding the room with natural light. Other homes offer doors that collapse to create a seamless transition from living room to the spacious outdoors.

 

Model Row, Clubhouse and Farm Grand Opening!

Arden Clubhouse & Farm GRAND OPENING

Saturday, March 9th, 11am-2pm.

See why everyone is talking about Arden and its Agrihood.

Entertainment Including:

• Model row home tours of Kenco Communities brand new, luxury designer models

• Dragon boat races on Lake Arden

• Duffy boat tours on the lake

• Palm Beach Coralytes Synchronized Swimming performances

• Live music

• Farm demonstrations & activities with our Farmers

• Farmers Market

• Photo booth

• Enter to win a kayak or paddle board and a trip to the Bahamas

• Activities & fun for all ages

To join the fun, RSVP online at www.GOArdenFL.com

Luxury, Designer Model Homes Now Open

Especially impressive about Kenco’s spacious one-story homes in Arden, the Aster, Carlton and
Edgewater, is that these new homes feature three-car garages, and an expansive 4,300 to over 5,000
total square feet on huge lots located in much sought after Palm Beach County.

The stunning Davenport model, a two-story home, boasts a four-car garage and a remarkable 5,647
total square feet. It features six bedrooms and a study, three and one-half baths, and a four-car garage.
This unfurnished model home is ready for immediate occupancy.

Another Kenco two-story model, the Banyan, offers five bedrooms, four and one-half bathrooms, and a
four-car garage, within 5,016 total square feet.

Three unique architectural styles ― Spanish, Coastal and Farmhouse ― are available for each of Kenco’s
homes at Arden.

Kenco’s homes are just a short walk from the community’s impressive amenities, including the two-story
clubhouse and two-level resort-style pool, community barn and farm, tennis courts, playing fields, sport
courts, event lawn, lakeside pavilion and more.

Four Kenco Models to Debut this Fall

A South Florida luxury homebuilder for over 25 years, Kenco Communities is now open for pre-construction sales at Arden, where it is building a showcase of five luxury estate models in the community’s lakefront enclave, a premier location. Kenco’s estates are the largest homes ― situated on the largest lots ― at Arden, a new 1,200-acre, master-planned, gated community in the Wellington area, just west of West Palm Beach.

Kenco’s four, one- and two-story Arden models, ranging from 4,281 square feet to 5,647 square feet, offer four, four or six bedrooms; and three- or four-car garages. The models are available in three architectural styles: Spanish, Coastal and Farmhouse. Available options include a summer kitchen, swimming pool and spa, and the ability to personalize your home.

Four of Kenco’s models ― the Aster, Banyan, Carlton, Davenport― will be open this Fall with the grand opening of Kenco’s sales center.  Kenco’s temporary sales center is currently located onsite at 10976 Fly Rod Run, Wellington, Florida, 33470. To arrange an onsite appointment, contact Kenco Communities at 561.410.5404.

Three Reasons Why Kenco Communities

1. Largest Estate Homes at Arden

2. Direct Lakefront Homes

3. Only Lots Adjacent to the Amenities

Kenco’s homes are located in Arden’s most desired lakefront location, which is adjacent to the community’s impressive amenities, including the soon-to-open two-story clubhouse and two-level resort-style pool, community barn and farm, tennis courts, playing fields, sports courts, event lawn, lakeside pavilion and more.

Arden has 175 acres of navigable lakes.  The only builder that has waterfront homesites is Kenco Communities. The homesites are 80 X 130 feet and up to 80 X 230 feet and the waterfront sites have optional docks.

Celebrating Over 25 Years of Success

Kenco Communities is a premier South Florida luxury builder and developer. We have been a proud Palm Beach County community member since 1992, having built over 5,000 luxury homes in over 20 South Florida communities. Our commitment to superior quality and modern comfort is unmatched. It complements our philosophy of creating a successful home building experience.

We are passionate about quality and value that deliver innovative and amazing open spaces, which are seen in our architectural creativity and meticulous attention to detail. Many of South Florida’s most celebrated communities are a tribute to the foresight and commitment to Kenco’s enduring vision.

Visit www.ardenfl.com to learn more about the latest community Kenco is developing luxury estate homes in.