Low-maintenance living and plenty of time for sun, fun, and golf. Those are the prerequisites for tapping the affluent market on Florida's southwest coast. At Terre Verde, buyers found the country-club golf community they longed for as a second or third residence. The Mediterranean-style cabana coach homes at 3,500+ square feet are attached with side-loading garages and brick-paved motor courts.

Buyers also get a 250-square-foot poolside cabana complete with bath and wet bar at the community's central pool and recreation area. The hot-selling Verona model offers empty-nesters two-story living with maximized first-floor space, room for guests, and even a home office.

Shunning the need for formal dining rooms in this winter market, builder Florida Bay created spaces that were ideal for informal entertaining between stops to the clubhouse, golf course, or the Gulf. Buyers like the enclave, and love the privacy, too.

Project: The Verona at Terra Verde at Grey Oaks, Naples, Fla. Sales started: January 1999 Sales through March 2000: 38 Units released through March 2000: 38 Units planned: 48 Price: $488,000 to $689,000 Unit size: 3,514 square feet Builder: Florida Bay Communities, Naples Architect: Fleming & Associates, Naples Interior merchandiser: Holland Salley, Naples Landscape designer: Doria's Landscape, Naples Ad agency: Spiro/Waites, Ft. Myers, Fla.

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