Windsor is an exclusive, private residential community spanning 416 acres of lush barrier island between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean in Vero Beach, Florida offering lovely luxury homes for sale in Florida. Established in 1989 by Hilary and W. Galen Weston, Windsor was designed by renowned town planners Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk in the New Urbanism style of residential living, one that offers public and community spaces framed by timeless architecture and landscape design that celebrates its unspoiled tropical setting. New Urbanism promotes the creation of diverse, mixed-use communities that are sustainable, connected and walkable. The seaside village of Windsor features architecture and landscape design that celebrates local history, climate, ecology, and traditional building practices. Windsor consists of the Village and the South Village, each street lined with charming homes, hidden courtyards and gardens. Expansive estates sit on the perimeter of the golf course and along the Atlantic shoreline.
The enchanting Florida real estate at Windsor is defined as much by its unforgettable community spaces as its captivating private spaces. There are narrow streets, welcoming squares and lush greens. At the heart of Windsor is The Village Centre, with a friendly Village Store, a Fitness Centre overlooking the Equestrian Centre, a post office, real estate office, Concierge office, the enchanting Village Suites and gardens, and the Exedra, Windsor’s outdoor amphitheatre.
Often referred to as Anglo-Caribbean, Windsor’s distinctive architecture aesthetic blends classic southern and island home styles, with a contemporary appeal that has earned it critical acclaim throughout the architectural community. This earns Windsor the reputation for having some of the finest homes for sale in Florida.Steeply pitched metal or wood roofs, open eaves with exposed rafter tails, vertically proportioned windows and doors, cantilevered balconies, and exterior walls in warm, neutral colors are some of the distinguishing features of Windsor’s architecture. The blending of these structural elements with classic building geometries creates Windsor’s signature style.
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Windsor beach homes provide homeowners privacy and seclusion combined with the finest amenities, exemplary services and sporting activities. Members enjoy an 18-hole links-style golf course, Har-Tru tennis courts, an Equestrian Centre with over four miles of riding trails, a fully equipped Fitness Centre, and Gun Club. The Clubhouse, with interiors designed by Yabu Pushelberg and bistro cuisine by Chef Stephane Becht is a favorite gathering place much like the Beach Club which features private cabanas, its own restaurant, a pool-side Cabana Bar and 25-metre swimming pool. Windsor is also known for its art gallery featuring a revolving series of world-class exhibitions, and a Town Hall, which serves as a chapel and a venue for weddings, concerts and lectures.
Regarded as the “Gateway to the Tropics,” Vero Beach is located in a climatic transition zone that offers cool ocean breezes and a mix of vegetation found in the coastal Carolinas as well as tropical palm trees. Situated along Florida’s Treasure Coast, Vero Beach is a haven for golf, water sports, nature tours and fishing. Peaceful beaches, parks, museums, and fine shopping and dining in its quaint downtown are all part of its “Old Florida” charm. The city boasts a thriving cultural arts community with a packed calendar of performances, concerts and exhibitions taking place throughout the season. Since the early part of the century, the area continues to attract artists, writers, poets, and others who are passionate about the arts.