For the size of its homes—in some cases 10,000 square feet—South Florida’s Windsor community is quite dense. But that is the point. The oceanfront neighborhood is meant to be intimate and walkable, which is a tall order for hundreds of homes and a golf course all sharing 416 acres. Since its founding in 1989 by Canadian billionaires—who still live in the community—the place has attracted high-profile owners, from heiresses and tycoons to retired professional athletes. Its newest offering, Windsor Park Residences, is a short golf-cart ride from the village center and offers the perks of living in Windsor without the project of building a custom home in abidance with the city’s infamously strict building codes.
Vero Beach, Fla., is a 1-hour, 20-minute drive north from Palm Beach and fittingly far in culture from the pomp of “the Island.” Windsor’s casualness is its appeal; residents wear T-shirts around town and choose dinners at friends’ homes over fancy meals out. They meet for tee times at the Robert Trent Jones Jr. course, winding among their homes. Through the equestrian center they attend polo matches and take horseback rides. At the beach club they order drinks and hole up in cabanas.
Tucked in the northwest corner of the community, the new building encompasses 12 residences spread among five connected three-story buildings. Ranging in price from $1.7 million to $2.35 million and in size from about 3,000 square feet to about 4,000 square feet, the three- to five-bedroom homes are sold with either traditional or contemporary interior-design packages. Instead of golf course or ocean views, the buildings look out on protected wetlands and a river running along the western border of the community. Typical of Windsor homes, guests enter through central garden courtyards, providing privacy no matter how near or far your neighbor’s house may be. (Inquiries: 772.388.8400, windsorflorida.com)