Montello Named Agency at Madeira

MADEIRA – ST. JOHNS COUNTY, FL –

Madeira, the newest master-planned community in St. Augustine is pleased to announce that the Montello Agency has been named the agency of record.

Located between historic St. Augustine and metropolitan Jacksonville in one of Northeast Florida’s most desirable areas, Madeira encompasses 1,006 acres including 600 acres of unspoiled marsh wetlands, a tidal creek, numerous lakes and preserved natural areas laced with ancient live oaks and blossoming magnolias. Stokes Land Group, one of the oldest and most respected developers in the Southeast, is taking great strides to preserve much of the natural beauty of the property.

Currently, 749 residential units are planned for this world-class community, with a combination of single family, multi-family and condominium units. Luxury homebuilder, Arthur Rutenberg Homes, is the first preferred builder for Madeira, with several other outstanding local and national builders soon to be offering homes in the community. Residents of Madeira will enjoy the privacy of a gated community with an abundance of state-of-the-art amenities.

Since 1985, the Montello Agency has evolved into one of the most influential and innovative advertising agencies in Jacksonville. The Montello Agency offers a full range of marketing services, including advertising, campaign development, media placement, graphic design, web design and hosting, public relations, printing, marketing research strategies, sales center design and much more.

For more information about Madeira, please visit www.Madeira-StAug.com or call 904-482-1111.

For more information regarding The Montello Agency please call (904) 737-0012 or visit www.montelloagency.com

 

Madeira Breaks Ground in St. Augustine

MADEIRA – ST. JOHNS COUNTY, FL –

Imagine a community that offers a chance to enjoy the same majestic landscape that awed explorers when they first discovered St. Augustine. This same community offers world-class amenities, premium homesites and an unbelievable location in close proximity to the most desirable entertainment, shopping and dining on the First Coast. This community is Madeira, St. Augustine’s newest master-planned community.

The construction for Madeira has progressed substantially in recent weeks with the completion of the beautifully designed community entrance and gatehouse. The property encompasses 1,006 acres including over 600 acres of unspoiled marsh wetlands, a tidal creek, numerous lakes and preserved natural areas laced with ancient live oaks and blossoming magnolias. Stokes Land Group, one of the oldest and most respected developers in the Southeast, is taking great strides to preserve much of the natural beauty of the property.

Currently, 749 residential units are planned for the world-class community, with a combination of single family, multi-family and condominium units. Luxury homebuilder Arthur Rutenberg Homes is the first preferred builder for Madeira, with several other outstanding local and national builders soon to be offering homes in the community.

“We are so excited to have our first builder on board,” said Sally Hall, project developer, Stokes Land Group. “Arthur Rutenberg Homes is a perfect fit for what buyers seek in Madeira. We are looking forward to welcoming many of the other exceptional builders in the area to provide our future residents with a home that fits their needs in a community that stands apart from the rest.”

Located just outside of the city gates of St. Augustine, the community offers homesites surrounded by stunning natural beauty and many boast breathtaking views of the pristine waterways. Residents of Madeira will enjoy the privacy of a gated community with an abundance of state-of-the-art amenities.

The centerpiece of Madeira will be the 8,700-square-foot amenity center provides a central gathering place for residents. Featuring an expansive fitness center, two large social rooms, library/computer room, card room and media area, the amenity center provides entertainment and relaxation for everyone. A spacious catering kitchen and bar offer the perfect location for social gatherings and parties. The lap pool and zero entry pool with interactive water features are both just steps away from the covered veranda, providing a cool escape on even the hottest days. Nearby, the putting green and two lighted tennis courts offer family fun after spending a day at the pool.

When residents wish to escape the peaceful living environment in Madeira, historical St. Augustine is only minutes away with entertainment, dining and shopping that attracts visitors from around the world. A day at the most beautiful beaches of Florida are just minutes away. Additionally, easy access via US-1 and/or I-95 provides a short commute to the nightlife and entertainment in Jacksonville.

For more information about Madeira, please visit http://www.Madeira-StAug.com or call 904-482-1111.

Madeira – Some things are worth discovering the second time.
Located just outside the city gates of St. Augustine, Madeira offers both convenience and peaceful, secluded living in some of the most beautiful and historic nature in Northeast Florida. To visit Madeira from Jacksonville, travel south on US-1 (Philips Hwy.). Madeira is located approximately one half mile south of Lewis Speedway on the left side of US-1. To visit Madeira from the south, travel north on US-1 (Philips Hwy.). Madeira is on the right side of US-1 just past the St. Augustine city gates.

 

 

Madeira Launches New Web Site to Showcase Community

MADEIRA – ST. JOHNS COUNTY, FL –

Madeira, a new mastered-planned community in beautiful St. Augustine, is excited to announce the launch of their newly designed Web site. The user-friendly, fully interactive site can be accessed at http://www.Madeira-StAug.com.

The Web site design focused on providing information for current and prospective homeowners. Madeira’s new Web site was created, designed and built by The Montello Agency, a full-service advertising, marketing and public relations firm.

As visitors enter the new site, they can view photos of the pristine marsh wetlands, become familiar with the community and easily browse the site for more options. Located on the homepage, a menu bar allows guests to choose from seven different categories: Home, Location, Amenities, Siteplan, Builders, About and Contact.

By clicking on Siteplan at the top of the homepage, guests can view the community through the fully interactive map. The siteplan provides a great resource for potential homeowners to learn about the development and layout of Madeira.

Madeira needed a Web site to properly depict the exquisite Mediterranean ambiance of the community. Located just outside of the city gates of St. Augustine, the community offers homesites surrounded by numerous lakes and preserved lands laced with ancient live oaks and blossoming magnolias.

Situated as the centerpiece of Madeira will be the 8,700-square foot amenity center, a perfect place for gatherings. The amenity center will provide entertainment and relaxation for everyone featuring an equipped state-of-the-art fitness center, two large social rooms, library/computer room, card room and media area.

Nearby, the putting green and two lighted tennis courts will offer family fun after cooling off in one of two community swimming pools. On the new Web site, guests can view a finely detailed map of the community center and its surrounding amenities.

Madeira’s Web site will serve as the central information point for prospective and current homeowners. From the Builders menu, guests can access the Web site of Madeira’s first preferred builder, Arthur Rutenberg Homes. Additionally, guests can choose to receive more information about a new Madeira home, the community or builder lots.

Madeira is an expertly planned community, carefully developed to maintain its beauty and flourishing natural environment. Visit Madeira’s Web site to learn more about what this world-class community has to offer.

Madeira – Some things are worth discovering the second time.

Located just outside the city gates of St. Augustine, Madeira offers both convenience and peaceful, secluded living in some of the most beautiful and historic nature in Northeast Florida. To visit Madeira from Jacksonville, travel south on US-1 (Philips Hwy.). Madeira is located approximately one half mile south of Lewis Speedway on the left side of US-1. To visit Madeira from the south, travel north on US-1 (Philips Hwy.). Madeira is on the right side of US-1 just past the St. Augustine city gates.

For more information about Madeira and its preferred builders, please visit http://www.Madeira-StAug.com.

 

 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Newest Community in St. Augustine
 
MADEIRA – ST. JOHNS COUNTY, FL –
 
More than 50 people gathered on Wednesday, October 29 to celebrate St. Augustine’s newest community, Madeira. Located just north of the city gates off US-1, Madeira will offer 749 residential units for the world-class community, with a combination of single family, multi-family and condominium units.
 
Recently, the Stokes Land Group completed the construction of the beautifully designed community entrance and gatehouse. The ribbon cutting commemorated the strides in moving forward with the community, even in a tough housing market.
 
“Madeira has been our dream for many years,” said Sally Hall, project developer, Stokes Land Group. “Its wonderful to finally celebrate the project’s success with the city of St. Augustine. We look forward to helping numerous families find their dream home in a dream community like Madeira.”
 
Madeira’s first builder, Arthur Rutenberg Homes, has started construction on their two models for the new master-planned community in St. Augustine. The luxury homebuilder expects to open the Seabrook and Tradewinds models in early 2009. With intricate designs and a strong attention to detail, Arthur Rutenberg Homes specializes in providing homebuyers with luxurioius, liveable designs at an affordable price. Arthur Rutenberg Homes will begin taking lot reservations for Madeira starting November 1.
 
Madeira, located in historic St. Augustine and near metropolitan Jacksonville, encompasses 1,006 acres, including 600 acres of unspoiled marsh wetlands, a tidal creek, numerous lakes and preserved natural areas laced with ancient live oaks and blossoming magnolias. Stokes Land Group, one of the oldest and most respected developers in the Southeast, is taking great strides to preserve much of the natural beauty of the property.
 
Residents of Madeira will enjoy the privacy of a gated community with an abundance of state-of-the-art amenities. The centerpiece of Madeira will be the 8,700-square-foot amenity center providing a central gathering place for residents. Featuring an expansive fitness center, two large social rooms, library/computer room, card room and media area, the amenity center provides entertainment and relaxation for everyone. A spacious catering kitchen and bar offer the perfect location for social gatherings and parties. The lap pool and zero entry pool with interactive water features are both just steps away from the covered veranda, providing a cool escape on even the hottest days. Nearby, the putting green and two lighted tennis courts offer relaxing fun for residents of all ages.
 
When residents wish to escape the peaceful living environment in Madeira, historical St. Augustine is only minutes away with entertainment, dining and shopping that attracts visitors from around the world. The most beautiful beaches of Florida are just minutes away. Additionally, easy access via US-1 and/or I-95 provides a short commute to the nightlife and entertainment in Jacksonville.
 
For more information about Arthur Rutenberg Homes, please visit http://www.arthurrutenberghomes.com or call 904-543-9077. For more information about Madeira, please visit http://www.Madeira-StAug.com or call 904-482-1111.
 
 
Madeira – Some things are worth discovering the second time.


Located just outside the city gates of St. Augustine, Madeira offers both convenience and peaceful, secluded living in some of the most beautiful and historic nature in Northeast Florida. To visit Madeira from Jacksonville, travel south on US-1 (Philips Hwy.). Madeira is located approximately one half mile south of Lewis Speedway on the east side of US-1. To visit Madeira from the south, travel north on US-1 (Philips Hwy.). Madeira is on the east side of US-1 just past the St. Augustine city gates.

 

Northeast Florida’s Most Beautiful Nature Found in Madeira

MADEIRA – ST. JOHNS COUNTY, FL –

Northeast Florida is known for some of the most stunning natural beauty in the southeast. It’s no different in St. Augustine’s newest master-planned community, Madeira. Residents will be able to enjoy pristine Florida vistas, wildlife and natural habitats, as well as views of the Intracoastal Waterway.

The community, which encompasses 1,006 acres, includes 600 acres of unspoiled marsh wetlands, a tidal creek, numerous lakes and preserved natural areas laced with ancient live oaks and blossoming magnolias.

“Madeira is set upon such a beautiful piece of property,” said Sally Hall, project developer, Stokes Land Group. “Our goal is to offer our residents the natural beauty of the area with stunning master-planned amenities, providing them with the best of both worlds.”

Madeira’s first builder, Arthur Rutenberg Homes, is nearing construction on their two models for the new master-planned community in St. Augustine. The luxury homebuilder expects to open the Seabrook and Tradewinds models in January. With intricate designs and a strong attention to detail, Arthur Rutenberg Homes specializes in providing homebuyers with luxurious, livable designs at an affordable price.

The new models will showcase the designs that set Arthur Rutenberg Homes apart from other area builders. As in all Arthur Rutenberg Homes, both models at Madeira feature the highly popular Arthur Rutenberg trademark disappearing walls. The entire back wall of the home is composed of sliding glass doors, providing unbelievable vistas of Madeira. The sliding glass doors disappear when opened, bringing the beautiful Florida weather indoors and enjoying the natural beauty of the area without stepping outside.

Residents of Madeira will enjoy the privacy of a gated community with an abundance of state-of-the-art amenities. The centerpiece of Madeira will be the 8,700-square-foot amenity center providing a central gathering place for residents. Featuring an expansive fitness center, two large social rooms, library/computer room, card room and media area, the amenity center will provide entertainment and relaxation for everyone. A spacious catering kitchen and bar will offer the perfect location for social gatherings and parties. The lap pool and zero entry pool with interactive water features will both be just steps away from the covered veranda, providing a cool escape on even the hottest days. Nearby, the putting green and two lighted tennis courts will offer relaxing fun for residents of all ages.

When residents wish to venture out from the peaceful living environment in Madeira, historic St. Augustine is only minutes away with entertainment, dining and shopping that attracts visitors from around the world. The most beautiful beaches of Florida are just minutes away. Additionally, easy access via US-1 and/or I-95 provides a short commute to the nightlife and entertainment in Jacksonville.

For more information about Arthur Rutenberg Homes, please visit http://www.arthurrutenberghomes.com or call 904-543-9077. For more information about Madeira, please visit http://www.Madeira-StAug.com or call 904-482-1111.

Madeira – Some things are worth discovering the second time.
Located just outside the city gates of St. Augustine, Madeira offers both convenience and peaceful, secluded living in some of the most beautiful and historic nature in Northeast Florida. To visit Madeira from Jacksonville, travel south on US-1 (Philips Hwy.). Madeira is located approximately one half mile south of Lewis Speedway on the east side of US-1. To visit Madeira from the south, travel north on US-1 (Philips Hwy.). Madeira is on the east side of US-1 just past the St. Augustine city gates.

 

 

Live in Luxury and Beauty at Madeira

MADEIRA – ST. JOHNS COUNTY, FL –

Madeira is St. Augustine’s newest master-planned community and offers residents a combination of luxury and beauty in a perfect location in the historic city. Madeira is home to the same majestic landscape that awed explorers when they first discovered St. Augustine.

The community, which opened its gates in late 2008, is home to premium homesites and unparalleled natural beauty. The property encompasses 1,006 acres including over 600 acres of unspoiled marsh wetlands, a tidal creek, numerous lakes and preserved natural areas laced with ancient live oaks and blossoming magnolias. Stokes Land Group, one of the oldest and most respected developers in the Southeast, is taking great strides to preserve much of the natural beauty of the property.

Currently, 749 residential units are planned for the world-class community, with a combination of single family, multi-family and condominium units. Arthur Rutenberg Homes is the first luxury homebuilder in Madeira, with several other outstanding local and national builders soon to be offering homes in the community. Rutenberg has started taking lot reservations and has opened their first models for preview in the community.

“Arthur Rutenberg is a perfect fit for our community,” said Sally Hall, project developer, Stokes Land Group. “Their designs feature a balance of luxury and beauty—two of the many things that distinguish Madeira from other communities in the area.”

Located in St. Augustine, just north of the city gates, the community offers homesites surrounded by stunning natural beauty, many with breathtaking views of the pristine waterways. Residents of Madeira will enjoy the privacy of a gated community with an abundance of state-of-the-art amenities.

The centerpiece of Madeira will be the 8,700-square-foot amenity center providing a central gathering place for residents. Featuring an expansive fitness center, two large social rooms, library/computer room, card room and media area, the amenity center is designed to provide entertainment and relaxation for everyone. A spacious catering kitchen and bar will offer the perfect location for social gatherings and parties. The lap pool and zero entry pool with interactive water features will be just steps away from the covered veranda, providing a cool escape on even the hottest days. Nearby, the putting green and two lighted tennis courts will offer family fun after spending a day at the pool.

When residents wish to escape the peaceful living environment in Madeira, historical St. Augustine is only minutes away with entertainment, dining and shopping that attracts visitors from around the world. A day at the most beautiful beaches of Florida is just minutes away. Additionally, easy access via US-1 and/or I-95 provides a short commute to the nightlife and entertainment in Jacksonville.

For more information about Madeira, please visit http://www.Madeira-StAug.com or call 904-482-1111.

Madeira – Some things are worth discovering the second time.

Located in St. Augustine just north of the city gates, Madeira offers both convenience and peaceful, secluded living in some of the most beautiful and historic nature in Northeast Florida. To visit Madeira from Jacksonville, travel south on US-1 (Philips Hwy.). Madeira is located approximately one half mile south of Lewis Speedway on the east side of US-1. To visit Madeira from the south, travel north on US-1 (Philips Hwy.). Madeira is on the east side of US-1 just past the St. Augustine city gates.

 

 

 


Madeira Generates Interest as St. Augustine’s Newest Community

MADEIRA – ST. JOHNS COUNTY, FL –

Madeira, the newest master-planned community in St. Augustine, is boasting early success. Arthur Rutenberg Homes, the first builder to open models in Madeira, has taken their first deposits and traffic has been flowing into the community to view the new models as well as the spacious homesites.

Madeira offers residents a combination of luxury and beauty in a perfect location in the historic city. Home to the same majestic landscape that awed explorers when they first discovered St. Augustine, many people are interested in the ideal location of the community as well as the opportunity to live in such a beautiful area.

“Homebuyers are recognizing that Madeira has a great deal to offer,” said Sally Hall, project developer, Stokes Land Group. “The infrastructure and gated entrance for the community are already complete. The homesites are surrounded by nature and offer privacy yet are located just minutes away from shopping and entertainment. These are just a few of the unique aspects that are making Madeira a favorite among homebuyers.”

The recently opened community, is home to premium homesites and unparalleled natural beauty. The property encompasses 1,006 acres including over 600 acres of unspoiled marsh wetlands, a tidal creek, numerous lakes and preserved natural areas laced with ancient live oaks and blossoming magnolias. Stokes Land Group, one of the oldest and most respected developers in the Southeast, is taking great strides to preserve much of the natural beauty of the property.

Madeira’s plans for the future will include an 8,700-square-foot amenity center, certain to be the focal point of the community, as well as additional single-family lots, townhomes and condominium units.

When residents wish to escape the peaceful living environment in Madeira, historical St. Augustine is only minutes away with entertainment, dining and shopping that attracts visitors from around the world. A day at the most beautiful beaches of Florida is just a short drive from Madeira. Additionally, easy access via US-1 and/or I-95 provides a short commute to the nightlife and entertainment in Jacksonville.

Madeira presents future homeowners the perfect opportunity to own one of the newest homes in the nation’s oldest city.

For more information about Madeira, please visit http://www.Madeira-StAug.com or call 904-482-1111.

Madeira – Some things are worth discovering the second time.
Located in St. Augustine just north of the city gates, Madeira offers both convenience and peaceful, secluded living in some of the most beautiful and historic nature in Northeast Florida. To visit Madeira from Jacksonville, travel south on US-1 (Philips Hwy.). Madeira is located approximately one half mile south of Lewis Speedway on the east side of US-1. To visit Madeira from the south, travel north on US-1 (Philips Hwy.). Madeira is on the east side of US-1 just past the St. Augustine city gates.

 

 

 

Find the Perfect Home at the Right Price in Madeira

MADEIRA, ST. AUGUSTINE, FL –

Premier location, unbelievable homesites and distinct homes are making Madeira the most talked about community in St. Augustine. Since its recent opening, the community has become a favorite in the area for prospective homebuyers.

Madeira offers residents a combination of luxury and beauty in a perfect location in the historic city. Home to the same majestic landscape that awed explorers when they first discovered St. Augustine, many people are interested in the ideal location of the community as well as the opportunity to live in such a beautiful area.

The new community is home to premium homesites and unparalleled natural beauty. The property encompasses 1,006 acres including over 600 acres of unspoiled marsh wetlands, a tidal creek, numerous lakes and preserved natural areas laced with ancient live oaks and blossoming magnolias. Stokes Land Group, one of the oldest and most respected developers in the Southeast, is taking great strides to preserve much of the natural beauty.

“Madeira is a unique community in St. Augustine which offers its residents spacious homesites surrounded by natural beauty, the privacy of a gated community yet the convenience of being located just minutes away from beautiful beaches, as well as shopping and entertainment in and around the historical city,” said Sally Hall, project developer, Stokes Land Group.

Madeira’s plans for the future will include an 8,700-square-foot amenity center, certain to be the focal point of the community, as well as additional single-family lots, townhomes and condominium units.

Arthur Rutenberg Homes is the first premier builder for the community. The luxury homebuilder just recently completed their first two model homes, the Seabrook and the Tradewinds. The fully decorated models are currently open for viewing with a grand opening planned later this spring. Rutenberg has already taken deposits and traffic has been steadily increasing as prospects become aware of the terrific home values being offered.

The Seabrook, which features 2,250 square feet of living space in a one-story design, offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The spacious foyer immediately leads visitors to the dining area, with an open wall overlooking the great room and kitchen. A cozy den, with three large windows overlooking the front lawn, provides a relaxing retreat after a tiring day.

The design features an open great room and kitchen, creating the perfect space for entertaining. The kitchen, with spacious counters, also boasts a center island with breakfast bar. For those quick family meals, the morning room off the kitchen is the ideal location with windows overlooking the covered lanai. A bonus room with four expansive windows offers stunning rear vistas, as well as an optional fireplace. The master suite exudes luxury from all corners. The connected master bathroom features double raised vanity sinks, glass-enclosed shower and garden tub. A spacious walk-in closet completes the design.

The slightly larger Tradewinds model features four bedrooms and three bathrooms. With 3,000 square feet of living space, the home provides ample space for the growing family. From the foyer, the formal dining and living rooms provide a welcoming entrance with beautiful high-volume ceilings. A den provides a quick get-away to read the paper, enjoy the evening news or engross in a novel. The living room, which overlooks the expansive covered lanai, leads into the kitchen and morning area. The kitchen boasts a beautiful center island with a curved countertop, spacious pantry and ample cabinet space. A leisure room in the back of the home provides access to the lanai and backyard. The three bedrooms can easily be adapted into office space, libraries, children’s retreats or guest rooms.

The master suite, featuring a tray ceiling, is brightly lit with numerous windows overlooking the backyard and side yard of the home. Dual walk-in closets provide more than enough space for even the largest wardrobes. The master bathroom showcases a magnificent garden tub and glass-enclosed shower, as well as his and her vanity sinks.

Both of the models demonstrate Arthur Rutenberg Homes’ “fully loaded pricing.” Each model will showcase a level of features that are automatically included in the base price of the home, reducing the confusion about which upgrades are part of the design. Typical luxury feature upgrades included in the price of the home are tile roofs, paver driveways, recessed ceilings, front impact windows, GE Profile stainless steel appliances including refrigerator, granite countertops in kitchen and master bath plus washer and dryer included.

In addition to the luxury add-ons, Arthur Rutenberg Homes include many Energy Star features, including 14-SEER HVAC systems, foil-backed roof decking, low “E” windows, tankless gas water heaters and Energy Star-rated GE appliances.

The new models will showcase the designs that set Arthur Rutenberg Homes apart from other area builders. As in all Arthur Rutenberg Homes, both models at Madeira feature the highly popular Arthur Rutenberg trademark disappearing walls. The entire back wall of the home is composed of sliding glass doors, providing unbelievable vistas of Madeira. The sliding glass doors disappear when opened, bringing the beautiful Florida weather indoors and enjoying the natural beauty of the area without stepping outside. Its accents like these that set Arthur Rutenberg Homes apart from the competition. With intricate designs and a strong attention to detail, Arthur Rutenberg Homes specializes in providing homebuyers with luxurious, livable designs at an affordable price.

When residents wish to escape the peaceful living environment in Madeira, historical St. Augustine is only minutes away with entertainment, dining and shopping that attracts visitors from around the world. A day at the most beautiful beaches of Florida are just a short drive from Madeira. Additionally, easy access via US-1 and/or I-95 provides a short commute to the nightlife and entertainment in Jacksonville.

Madeira presents future homeowners the perfect opportunity to own one of the newest homes in the nation’s oldest city.

For more information about Madeira, please visit http://www.Madeira-StAug.com or call 904-482-1111.

Madeira – Some things are worth discovering the second time.
Located in St. Augustine just north of the city gates, Madeira offers both convenience and peaceful, secluded living in some of the most beautiful and historic nature in Northeast Florida. To visit Madeira from Jacksonville, travel south on US-1 (Philips Hwy.). Madeira is located approximately one half mile south of Lewis Speedway on the east side of US-1. To visit Madeira from the south, travel north on US-1 (Philips Hwy.). Madeira is on the east side of US-1 just past the St. Augustine city gates.

 

 

 

 


Home Sites Now Available for Purchase in Madeira

MADEIRA, ST. AUGUSTINE, FL –

Madeira, the oldest city’s newest community located just steps away from the gates of historical St. Augustine, is now offering a limited number of select home sites for sale to qualified homebuyers. These lots are being made available to prospective buyers through Arthur Rutenberg Homes as a way for a buyer to secure a homesite in the community with the option of building now or in the future.

“We are excited to offer this new option for our buyers in Madeira,” said Sally Hall, project developer, Stokes Land Group. “It’s a great way for people to secure a future home in Madeira. People love having the option to build now or when the time is right for them.”

The community, which opened its gates in late 2008, is home to premium homesites and unparalleled natural beauty. The property encompasses 1,006 acres including over 600 acres of unspoiled marsh wetlands, a tidal creek, numerous lakes and preserved natural areas laced with ancient live oaks and blossoming magnolias. Stokes Land Group, one of the oldest and most respected developers in the Southeast, is taking great strides to preserve much of the natural beauty of the property.

“The purchase your own lot option gives buyers an option to work with Arthur Rutenberg Homes, or select a builder that meets our criteria and their needs,” said Hall. “It ensures that people get everything they want, and need, in their future home in Madeira.”

Currently, 749 residential units are planned for the world-class community, with a combination of single family, multi-family and condominium units. Arthur Rutenberg Homes is the first homebuilder in Madeira, with several other outstanding local and national builders soon to be offering homes in the community.

“We are so excited to work with Arthur Rutenberg Homes,” said Hall. “Their designs feature a balance of luxury and beauty – two of the many things that distinguish Madeira from other communities in the area.”

Located in St. Augustine, just north of the city gates, the community offers homesites surrounded by stunning natural beauty, many with breathtaking views of the pristine waterways. Residents of Madeira will enjoy the privacy of a gated community with an abundance of state-of-the-art amenities.

When residents wish to escape the peaceful living environment in Madeira, historical St. Augustine is only minutes away with entertainment, dining and shopping that attracts visitors from around the world. The most beautiful beaches and perfect manicured golf courses of Florida are just minutes away. Additionally, easy access via US-1 and/or I-95 provides a short commute to the nightlife and entertainment in Jacksonville.

For more information about Madeira, please visit http://www.Madeira-StAug.com or call 904-819-9500.

Madeira – Some things are worth discovering the second time.
Located in St. Augustine just north of the city gates, Madeira offers both convenience and peaceful, secluded living in some of the most beautiful and historic nature in Northeast Florida. To visit Madeira from Jacksonville, travel south on US-1 (Philips Hwy.). Madeira is located approximately one half mile south of Lewis Speedway on the east side of US-1. To visit Madeira from the south, travel north on US-1 (Philips Hwy.). Madeira is on the east side of US-1 just past the St. Augustine city gates.

 

 

 

 

Madeira Offers Premier Location, Beautiful Homes

For people seeking a home surrounded by Northeast Florida’s celebrated beauty, Madeira offers the perfect home. Madeira is located just north of St. Augustine and is located among some of Northeast Florida’s oldest oaks, most acclaimed flora and historical landscapes.

Madeira is located in America’s oldest city, and is believed to be where adventurers first set foot in Florida. The sprawling landscapes with beautiful marsh views and untouched natural beauty is similar to what explorers saw when they first visited the area.

The community, which encompasses 1,006 acres, includes 600 acres of unspoiled marsh wetlands, a tidal creek, numerous lakes and preserved natural areas laced with ancient live oaks and blossoming magnolias.

“Madeira is set upon such a beautiful piece of property,” said Sally Hall, project developer, Stokes Land Group. “Our goal is to offer our residents the natural beauty of the area with stunning master-planned amenities, providing them with the best of both worlds.”

Arthur Rutenberg Homes is the first preferred homebuilder in Madeira, with several other outstanding local and national builders soon to be offering homes in the community. One of their most popular floorplans, Arthur Rutenberg chose the Seabrook as one of their models for the Madeira community to exemplify their luxury designs. The Seabrook, which features 2,250 square feet of living space in a one-story design, offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The design features an open great room and kitchen, creating the perfect space for entertaining. The kitchen, with spacious counters, also boasts a center island with breakfast bar. For those quick family meals, the morning room off the kitchen is the ideal location with windows overlooking the covered lanai. A bonus room with four expansive windows offers stunning rear vistas, as well as an optional fireplace. The master suite exudes luxury from all corners. The connected master bathroom features double raised vanity sinks, glass-enclosed shower and garden tub. A spacious walk-in closet completes the design.

The slightly larger Tradewinds model features four bedrooms and three bathrooms. With 3,000 square feet of living space, the home provides ample space for the growing family. From the foyer, the formal dining and living rooms provide a welcoming entrance with beautiful high-volume ceilings. The living room, which overlooks the expansive covered lanai, leads into the kitchen and morning area. The kitchen boasts a beautiful center island with a curved countertop, spacious pantry and ample cabinet space. The three bedrooms can easily be adapted into office space, libraries, children’s retreats or guest rooms, while the master suite is brightly lit with numerous windows. It also offers dual walk-in closets and a luxurious master bath.

Both models demonstrate Arthur Rutenberg Homes’ fully loaded pricing with a level of features that are automatically included in the base price of the home. In addition to the luxury add-ons, Arthur Rutenberg Homes include many Energy Star features, including 14-SEER HVAC systems, foil-backed roof decking, low “E” windows, tankless gas water heaters and Energy Star-rated GE appliances.

When residents wish to escape the peaceful living environment in Madeira, historical St. Augustine is only minutes away with entertainment, dining and shopping that attracts visitors from around the world. The most beautiful beaches and perfect manicured golf courses of Florida are just minutes away. Additionally, easy access via US-1 and/or I-95 provides a short commute to the nightlife and entertainment in Jacksonville.

 

For more information about Madeira, please visit http://www.Madeira-StAug.com or call 904-819-9500.

Madeira – Some things are worth discovering the second time.
Located in St. Augustine just north of the city gates, Madeira offers both convenience and peaceful, secluded living in some of the most beautiful and historic nature in Northeast Florida. To visit Madeira from Jacksonville, travel south on US-1 (Philips Hwy.). Madeira is located approximately one half mile south of Lewis Speedway on the east side of US-1. To visit Madeira from the south, travel north on US-1 (Philips Hwy.). Madeira is on the east side of US-1 just past the St. Augustine city gates.

 

 

 

 


Stokes Land Group Founder Receives Prestigious Award

Chester Stokes, founder and chairman of Stokes Land Group, was recognized with the prestigious Arnold Tritt Achievement Award from the Northeast Florida Builder’s Association (NEFBA) at the 2010 Installation of Officers & Board Members.

The Arnold Tritt Achievement Award is named after Arnold Tritt, a past president of NEFBA who helped form the building industry in Northeast Florida. The award recognizes an individual who possesses a relentless drive, competitive edge and who has contributed significantly to the Northeast Florida community.

“It is such an honor to receive this recognition,” said Chester Stokes, founder, Stokes Land Group. “Arnold offered great leadership and service to our community. I look forward to continuing my efforts as well as helping others become involved in service to our community.”

After almost 40 years of involvement in the industry, Stokes is still known as a “hands-on” decision maker in company activities. Through Stokes Land Group and its predecessor, Stokes & Company and affiliates, he has developed over 30,000 residential lots, 35,000 apartment units, multiple country club communities, office parks, shopping centers and convenience stores in addition to operating insurance, mortgage and realty companies. He has also owned and operated a poultry farm, tree farm, orange groves and timber operations in addition to raising Tennessee Walker horses.

Stokes is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and served on their National Advisory Board. He is very active in the local community and has donated his time and financial support over the years to The American Heart Association, The Leukemia Society and many other charities but is most passionate about children’s advocacy and has donated generously to Seamark Ranch, The First Tee, The Otis Smith Foundation and others.

Stokes Land Group is one of the most prominent developers in the Jacksonville community. Among their more recent premier projects is Madeira, a master-planned community located in St. Augustine. The community encompasses 1,006 acres, includes 600 acres of unspoiled marsh wetlands, a tidal creek, numerous lakes and preserved natural areas laced with ancient live oaks and blossoming magnolias.

For more information about Madeira, please visit http://www.madeira-staug.com, or call 904-819-9500.
For more information about Stokes Land Group, please visit http://www.stokeslandgroup.com.

 

Madeira – Some things are worth discovering the second time.
Located in St. Augustine just north of the city gates, Madeira offers both convenience and peaceful, secluded living in some of the most beautiful and historic nature in Northeast Florida. To visit Madeira from Jacksonville, travel south on US-1 (Philips Hwy.). Madeira is located approximately one half mile south of Lewis Speedway on the east side of US-1. To visit Madeira from the south, travel north on US-1 (Philips Hwy.). Madeira is on the east side of US-1 just past the St. Augustine city gates.

 

 

 

 

Northeast Florida’s Most Beautiful Nature Found in Madeira

Northeast Florida is known for some of the most stunning natural beauty in the southeast as exemplified in Madeira at St. Augustine. Located just outside the city gates of St. Augustine, Madeira residents are able to enjoy nature steps from their homes as the result of the natural beauty being preserved by the developer. Pristine Florida vistas, wildlife and natural habitats, as well as views of the Intracoastal Waterway, are all elements that make Madeira a beautiful place for residents to call home.

The community encompasses 1,006 acres, including 600 acres of unspoiled marsh wetlands, a tidal creek, numerous lakes and preserved natural areas laced with ancient live oaks and blossoming magnolias. The developer is very conscious of creating a community without spoiling the natural beauty of the area, in order to maintain the ecosystem and living environment for flora and fauna.

“Madeira is set upon such a beautiful piece of property,” said Sally Hall, project developer, Stokes Land Group. “Our goal is to offer our residents the natural beauty of the area with stunning master-planned amenities, providing them with the best of both worlds – something that is difficult to find today. Additionally, our premier builder, Arthur Rutenberg Homes, places an emphasis on eco-friendly living and incorporates many environmentally-friendly elements in their designs.”

Arthur Rutenberg Homes include many Energy Star features, including 14-SEER HVAC systems, foil-backed roof decking, low “E” windows, tankless gas water heaters and Energy Star-rated GE appliances. These elements help homeowners save money and help save the environment at the same time.

Arthur Rutenberg boasts two models in the community, which demonstrate Arthur Rutenberg Homes’ fully loaded pricing with a level of features that are automatically included in the base price of the home.

The Seabrook, featuring 2,250 square feet of living space in a one-story design, offers three bedrooms and two bathrooms and exemplifies the luxurious designs that the homebuilder is known for.

The design features an open great room and kitchen, creating the perfect space for entertaining. The kitchen, with spacious counters, also boasts a center island with breakfast bar. For those quick family meals, the morning room off the kitchen is the ideal location with windows overlooking the covered lanai. A bonus room with four expansive windows offers stunning rear vistas, as well as an optional fireplace. The master suite exudes luxury from all corners. The connected master bathroom features double raised vanity sinks, glass-enclosed shower and garden tub. A spacious walk-in closet completes the design.

The slightly larger Tradewinds model features four bedrooms and three bathrooms. With 3,000 square feet of living space, the home provides ample space for the growing family. From the foyer, the formal dining and living rooms provide a welcoming entrance with beautiful high-volume ceilings. The living room, which overlooks the expansive covered lanai, leads into the kitchen and morning area. The kitchen boasts a beautiful center island with a curved countertop, spacious pantry and ample cabinet space. The three bedrooms can easily be adapted into office space, libraries, children’s retreats or guest rooms, while the master suite is brightly lit with numerous windows. It also offers dual walk-in closets and a luxurious master bath.

When residents wish to escape the peaceful living environment in Madeira, historical St. Augustine is only minutes away with entertainment, dining and shopping that attracts visitors from around the world. The most beautiful beaches and perfectly manicured golf courses of Florida are just minutes away. Additionally, easy access via US-1 and/or I-95 provides a short commute to the nightlife and entertainment in Jacksonville.

For more information about Madeira, please visit http://www.Madeira-StAug.com or call 904-819-9500.

 

Madeira – Some things are worth discovering the second time.
Located in St. Augustine just north of the city gates, Madeira offers both convenience and peaceful, secluded living in some of the most beautiful and historic nature in Northeast Florida. To visit Madeira from Jacksonville, travel south on US-1 (Philips Hwy.). Madeira is located approximately one half mile south of Lewis Speedway on the east side of US-1. To visit Madeira from the south, travel north on US-1 (Philips Hwy.). Madeira is on the east side of US-1 just past the St. Augustine city gates.

 

 

 

 



Madeira Offers Beauty, Amenities for Families in St. Augustine

Madeira, the newest master-planned community in St. Augustine, Fla., is attracting families of all sizes for its premier location and natural beauty.

Madeira encompasses 1,006 acres, including 600 acres of unspoiled marsh wetlands, a tidal creek, numerous lakes and preserved natural areas laced with ancient live oaks and blossoming magnolias.

“St. Augustine has such a rich history,” said Sally Hall, project manager, Stokes Land Group. “Madeira builds on that history. The beautiful land is the same as explorers saw hundreds of years ago when they first set foot in our city. We took great strides in preserving as much of the natural beauty as we could, which distinguishes Madeira from other communities.”

Currently, Arthur Rutenberg Homes is the preferred homebuilder in the community. Buyers have the unique opportunity of being able to select and purchase their lot to build today with Arthur Rutenberg Homes, or can wait and build their new home sometime in the future.

“With low rates and prices, right now is the best time to buy your dream home in Madeira,” said Hall. “It really is an opportunity of a lifetime to purchase a home at the lowest prices that we have seen in well over a decade and the best rates offered in fifty years. Arthur Rutenberg offers detailed, luxurious designs that boast Old Florida charm with modern conveniences, perfect for families in any stage of life. We look forward to working with Arthur Rutenberg and other builders in the future to help buyers find everything they are looking for in their new home.”

Many people are attracted to the community because of its premier location, as well as quick access to major thoroughfares like US-1 and I-95. Additionally, the beautiful beaches of St. Augustine, along with fine dining and shopping establishments, are only a short drive away. Also nearby, residents can enjoy world-renowned golf courses and the historical district of St. Augustine. Families also revel in the fact that children living in Madeira will attend St. Johns County schools, which feature some of the highest rated schools in the state of Florida.

Prior to construction of the Madeira Resident’s Club, residents are provided membership to the Marsh Landing Country Club, which gives them access to all the dining, fitness, swim or tennis facilities of Marsh Landing. In addition, residents may enjoy all the adult and children’s social activities offered at Marsh Landing as well as reciprocal beach club access.

For more information about Madeira, please visit http://www.Madeira-StAug.com or call 904-819-9500.

Madeira – Some things are worth discovering the second time.
Located in St. Augustine just north of the city gates, Madeira offers both convenience and peaceful, secluded living in some of the most beautiful and historic nature in Northeast Florida. To visit Madeira from Jacksonville, travel south on US-1 (Philips Hwy.). Madeira is located approximately one half mile south of Lewis Speedway on the east side of US-1. To visit Madeira from the south, travel north on US-1 (Philips Hwy.). Madeira is on the east side of US-1 just past the St. Augustine city gates.

 

 

 

 


Madeira Model Recognized with Prestigious Aurora Award

Arthur Rutenberg Homes, the premier luxury builder in St. Augustine’s newest master-planned community, has received the 2010 Aurora Award for Best Natural Gas Single-Family Home for its Tradewinds Model at Madeira.. The Aurora Award was presented at the Annual 2010 Southeast Building Conference Green Building Show in Orlando.

“We are honored to receive an Aurora Award for our model,” said Mark Refosco, franchise owner, Arthur Rutenberg Homes. “Arthur Rutenberg Homes is dedicated to building green homes to help the environment and to help homeowners use energy more efficiently.”

Arthur Rutenberg Homes include many Energy Star features, including 14-SEER HVAC systems, foil-backed roof decking, low “E” windows, tankless gas water heaters and Energy Star-rated GE appliances. These elements help homeowners save money and help save the environment at the same time.

Arthur Rutenberg Homes boasts floorplans in Madeira with a starting price point in the $200s. As in all Arthur Rutenberg homes, the designs at Madeira feature the highly popular Arthur Rutenberg trademark disappearing walls, bringing the beautiful Florida weather indoors and enjoying the natural beauty of the area without stepping outside.

The Tradewinds and the Seabrook model homes, both open daily in Madeira, also demonstrate the high level of finishes offered in an Arthur Rutenberg Home. All homes are Energy Star Certified and feature low e-glass windows and doors, tankless hot water heaters, GE Energy Star appliances including the refrigerator and washer and dryer. Its accents like these that set Arthur Rutenberg Homes apart from the competition. With intricate designs and a strong attention to detail, Arthur Rutenberg Homes specializes in providing homebuyers with luxurious, livable designs at an affordable price.

Madeira, located in historic St. Augustine and near metropolitan Jacksonville, encompasses 1,006 acres, including 600 acres of unspoiled marsh wetlands, a tidal creek, numerous lakes and preserved natural areas laced with ancient live oaks and blossoming magnolias. Stokes Land Group, one of the oldest and most respected developers in the Southeast, is taking great strides to preserve much of the natural beauty of the property.

When residents wish to escape the peaceful living environment in Madeira, historical St. Augustine is only minutes away with entertainment, dining and shopping that attracts visitors from around the world. The most beautiful beaches and perfectly manicured golf courses of Florida are just minutes away. Additionally, easy access via US-1 and/or I-95 provides a short commute to the nightlife and entertainment in Jacksonville.

For more information about Madeira, please visit http://www.Madeira-StAug.com or call 904-819-9500.

Madeira – Some things are worth discovering the second time.
Located in St. Augustine just north of the city gates, Madeira offers both convenience and peaceful, secluded living in some of the most beautiful and historic nature in Northeast Florida. To visit Madeira from Jacksonville, travel south on US-1 (Philips Hwy.). Madeira is located approximately one half mile south of Lewis Speedway on the east side of US-1. To visit Madeira from the south, travel north on US-1 (Philips Hwy.). Madeira is on the east side of US-1 just past the St. Augustine city gates.