Minto Communities wins nine 2015 Sand Dollar Awards

Minto Communities wins nine Collier Building Industry Association 2015 Sand Dollar Awards for The Isles of Collier Preserve in Naples

The Isles of Collier Preserve by Minto Communities was recognized with nine Collier Building Industry Association (CBIA) 2015 Sand Dollar Awards at the annual Sand Dollar Awards Banquet on September 26 at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples. 

Located just four miles east of downtown Naples, The Isles of Collier Preserve is a uniquely located, eco-friendly community that is bordered by Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Naples Botanical Garden and Dollar Bay. More than half of The Isles of Collier Preserve’s 2,400-acres is dedicated to preserves and natural habitat connected by a network of recreational trails, bike paths and waterways for kayaking. 

Minto’s Tamarind Grande model at The Isles of Collier Preserve won in Best Single-Family Product Design and Best Outdoor Living categories, and Minto’s Mimosa villa model won in Best Multi-Family Product Design category. Minto also received awards for the Discovery Sales Center at The Isles of Collier Preserve and the community’s sales brochure. Interior designer Rhett Alexander was awarded four interior design awards for Minto models at The Isles of Collier Preserve that include the Tamarind Grande, Copperlily and Pimento single-family models, and the Mimosa villa model. 

The dramatic, two-story Tamarind Grande model includes a total of 5,892 square feet with 4,037 square feet under air. Its many striking features include an impressive entry foyer and gallery that leads to a study, formal dining room and great room with 12-to-14-foot double tray ceilings that opens to a gourmet kitchen with large serving and seating island. Two guest casitas open directly to a two-story courtyard and lanai area with large outdoor kitchen, pool and spa. The second floor guest casita includes its own lanai and recreation room. The Tamarind Grande has four bedrooms, four full baths and two half baths. A stunning master suite includes two large walk-in closets and elegant master bath with double vanities. Both two-car and one-car garages are included.  The Tamarind Grande is priced from $1,044,900.

A recognized leader in green construction, Minto offers 43 innovative, energy-efficient home designs at The Isles of Collier Preserve. Minto’s new Model Court at The Isles of Collier Preserve showcases 12 fully furnished villa and single-family home models. Three coach home models also are open for viewing.  Home designs are inspired by the classic coastal architecture of Old Naples.

Luxury single-family homes range in size from 2,016 to 4,327 square feet under air, and are priced from the high $400s to more than $1 million.  Two and three bedroom villas are priced from the mid-$300s, and range from 1,565 to 1,862 square feet under air. One, two and three story luxury coach homes range in size from 1,621 to 2,960 square feet under air. Coach homes include two-car garages and private elevators, and are priced from the low $400s to the $600s.

“Every aspect of The Isles of Collier Preserve has been meticulously planned by Minto to create a sustainable community that is in harmony with nature and a model for others to follow,” notes Minto Senior Vice President William Bullock.

Sand Dollar Awards are presented annually to CBIA member builders, developers, remodelers, interior design firms, landscape architects, trades and marketing, sales and advertising professionals who have demonstrated building, design and marketing excellence in Collier County. Sand Dollar awards are the highest accolades given by the CBIA Sales and Marketing Council. Each entry is judged on its own merit by a highly qualified panel of impartial judges from outside Collier County.

The Isles of Collier Preserve is located just four miles east of downtown Naples on U.S. 41/Tamiami Trail East. Discovery Sales Center hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information on The Isles of Collier Preserve, call 888-439-2116 or visit

About Minto Communities
Founded in 1955, Minto is a family-owned business that has grown over the last 60 years into one of North America’s leading builders, with more than 80,000 homes built, including 20,000 in Florida in 44 communities throughout the state. Minto creates a wide array of award-winning new homes and resort-style master-planned communities to meet every lifestyle. The company has earned national awards and recognition that include consistently high rankings from Eliant Customer Service Surveys, Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) and multiple national awards in community and home design. For information, visit

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