Players Club Demolished To Make Way For Coach House Condos

Water is sprayed on the site to keep the dust at bay during the demolition process.

An end of an era was marked Thursday, Feb. 6 when the Players Club building — one of the oldest, most iconic hangouts in the heart of Wellington — was demolished. Coach House Wellington, a high-end, luxury development with 34 resort-style condominiums, will soon take its place.

“I think this is great for Wellington,” said Vice Mayor Michael Napoleone, one of many people who stopped by to watch the old building torn down. “This is a building that needed to be reimagined, and this is a good use for this property on this location. It’s going to increase property values around this area.”

Approvals for the new residential development were granted by the Wellington Village Council late last year. It is adjacent to the Adequan Global Dressage Festival showgrounds and just around the corner from the Winter Equestrian Festival showgrounds. The properties are being marketed to members of the equestrian community, among others looking for a turnkey luxury residential offering in Wellington.

The condos will range from about 2,800 square feet to about 5,800 square feet under air. Residents can look forward to rooftop cabanas, expansive balconies, private garages and guest suites.

As the horse sport epicenter of South Florida, the area has heavily limited development rights, which is why Coach House Wellington Sales Director John Greene, a former member of the Wellington Village Council, said the new community is the perfect niche for equestrian residents.

“We have the ability to build something special and yet have great proximity,” Greene said. “We’ve got easy access to the show grounds for hunter/jumpers and dressage, and it’s a quick ride over to polo. So, it really is proximity.”

As the lot is only 5.5 acres yet set to house the spacious residences and amenities, the majority of parking is to be below ground with elevators to lift residents directly into their condos.

“This site will look like a park. We’ve got more than 50 percent open green space, lush landscape,” Greene said. “So, from the road, you really won’t see much of the building, and it’ll just really feel very special when you come to the gate.”

The development is set for completion in 2022 with prices starting at $2.5 million. Visit www.coachhousewellington.com to learn more.

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