HUNTERS POINT RESORT & MARINA BLENDS 21ST-CENTURY LIVING WITH THE HISTORIC “CRACKER” STYLE OF CORTEZ, FLORIDA.
By Alyssa Gautieri
The new recreation-focused resort and marina will feature 49 boat slips, a public marina and community center. Of the 148 cottages, 62 were designed as hotel rooms for short-term rentals.
The development seeks to preserve the character of Cortez. Cortez, one of the oldest fishing villages, has 97 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places and many historic “Cracker” style cottage homes from the early 20th century.
“Hunters Point is taking a long revered style of Florida architecture and updating it for 21st-century living,” said developer Marshall Gobuty. “After researching the history of Cortez we’ve adopted the look, style, feeling and approach to the early 20th century Florida Cracker cottage style home and modernized it for today, while going farther with the same environmentally friendly, energy efficient design approach we took with Mirabella.”
The property in its entirety will be developed and constructed to receive EnergyStar® certification and qualify to become LEED certified. With the environment in mind, Hunters Point will also use innovative green design techniques to conserve water, save energy and preserve the environment.
“The best way to bring modern living to the fishing village was to reinvent the Cortez Cracker cottage of yesterday and construct them for today…” said Gobuty. “That meant taking a fresh approach to the traditional coastal style architecture. With Hunters Point we’ve blended the best of the classic style, with the best of the new, to deliver a nostalgic, yet refined, look to a style of home not updated in more than a century.”
Hunters Point will offer several model options, allowing buyers to customize their cottage.For more information, visit hunterspointfl.com.
Photos courtesy of Hunters Point