Healthy Heart Lifestyle at Genova

February is American Heart Month and like many Americans, we are always looking for positive ways to impact our heart health. The Genova lifestyle offers its residents several recreational opportunities to improve heart health. Genova’s 17-acre campus is perfect for brisk morning or evening walks. The

By |February 13th, 2019|0 Comments

Getting Built Just to Spoil You!

Have you driven down Via Coconut Point Road recently? If so, I’m sure you’ve noticed the first Genova condo building now has folks living there…the second Genova building is close to finished…and the third is now concrete and steel rising up 300 feet along the road.

By |October 9th, 2018|0 Comments

The Design Center Switcharoo

Well… I finally got the upgrade I’ve always been dreaming about. No it’s not a Tesla, a private jet or even a puppy. It’s an office with a window! Joking aside, with Building A complete, the sales team moved to one of the Rosso villas and

By |August 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Genova Gets Its Colors

Hi.  Exciting news... after 10 months of construction dust the outside of the first building at Genova has paint. Actually lots of paint. The look is pretty bold with its 7 contrasting Mediterranean colors. Now you really notice it…a dramatic new structure rising up 45 feet

Construction Update #1

As promised this is the first of my monthly construction-update blogs.   We came through the hurricane without damage. The only loss we experienced was 9 days in the schedule. So Building A will now be completed later in February and Building B in late

By |September 27th, 2017|2 Comments

Black Tie or Flip Flops…It’s all the Arts.

Black Tie or Flop Flops…It’s all the Arts. Hello! Just about everyone loves music. Right now I’m into electronic/dubstep/house kind of music (think a lot of “wubs”). I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea...my parents love Mc Cartney, Santana and anything mojo blues. And my

By |August 28th, 2017|1 Comment

The Longest Pour

Hello! Ever seen concrete being poured?  No, not beer…concrete. I know…sounds about as exciting as watching paint dry. But bright and early at two am last Saturday morning the Genova construction site could be seen from space when the first building was lit up like mid-day

Pull up a Chair…

Hello! The other day I was talking to my dad, who you may know as the designer/builder of Genova, saying how my morning jogs are boring. There’s just not much to run to near my neighborhood. Classic  suburbia… far from everything. That sparked an idea for

Yes. Life Can Be a Beach !!!

Hello! Wow. It’s been a busy week in the Design Studio helping a bunch of home-buyers and keeping tabs on cabinets, tile, granite and a dozen other things. But I’m here to talk about something else. Yes, more fun than work. While a lot of things

By |February 20th, 2017|1 Comment

The New Park Extension

Hello, Okay…okay, the Estero Community Park is not an extension of Genova, but it might as well be! It’s right next door on the both east side and south side. The reason I’ve brought it up is I was at the park the other day and

By |January 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Inside an Interview with the Boss

Hello! Got my hands on a recent, yet-to-be-published magazine interview of Jim Wallace, the sometimes outspoken designer/builder of Genova, Rapallo and Lighthouse Bay here in Estero and 3 other communities in Naples. Some interesting questions and some very interesting answers. So I decided to share! Q:

By |December 19th, 2016|0 Comments

“Like Kids in a Candy Store”

Hi again, Well, you made up your mind…and bought a home. But even after you sign on the dotted line there’s still be so much to do, from deciding on the design theme for your new home to furniture placement to figuring out which of your

By |December 16th, 2016|2 Comments

MUCH,MUCH BIGGER SHOVELS….

Hello! It has been a couple weeks since the ground-breaking ceremony and we’ve quickly gone to work on infrastructure. That’s everything so necessary (drainage, water, sewer, electrical, fiber optics, etc) but which you never see because we bury it all underground. Talking about below ground you

By |November 18th, 2016|0 Comments

SHOVELS IN THE DIRT

Hello everyone! October 25th was a great day for everyone at Genova. It marked the official ground-breaking. Jim Wallace, joined by his partners, Andy Chelminski of Montreal (also a lifelong friend) and Brian Goguen of Barron Collier Companies in Naples along with Estero Mayor Nick Batos

By |November 15th, 2016|0 Comments

AT LAST! GENOVA ZONING APPROVED!

Hello! This is a very, very overdue blog post. I apologize for the long gaps in-between blogs but I’ve been swamped at the design studio the past few months. I know…that’s no excuse. Now that my apology is out-of-the-way…something really big happened recently. Everyone at Genova

By |September 7th, 2016|0 Comments