This beautifully remodeled home was originally the home of ITT-Levitt CDC president Alan Smolen. It sits on a double lot in “executive row” overlooking the 2nd hole of the Palm Harbor Golf Course.
PALM COAST, FL – December 16, 2016 – GoToby.com’s House of the Week was built in 1977. It sits on a double lot in “executive row” overlooking the 2nd hole of the Palm Harbor Golf Course.
ITT-Levitt planned and developed Palm Coast beginning in the early 1970s. A Federal Trade Commission Consent Decree ordered ITT CDC (ITT Community Development Corporation) to move its headquarters from Manhatten to Palm Coast. Cynthia Court, Cole Place and Cole Court are within the Palm Coast Core Area. The homes there were built for the relocating ITT executives. Hence the nickname “executive row.” This home at 1 Cynthia Court was built for Alan Smolen, who was president of ITT CDC at the time of the relocation.
1 CYNTHIA COURT
Beautifully remodeled in 2015, this home has an Oriental flare and includes three bedrooms, three baths and 2.909 square feet of living area.
FLORIDA ROOM/LANAI – Note the wall of glass sliders that convert the Florida room into a covered lanai.
PATIO AND POOL
The kitchen features 42" cabinets, granite counter tops, large center island, double ovens, french door refrigerator, convection microwave, dishwasher, five-burner cook top and wine cooler.
KITCHEN – Note the extensive use of tile.
Additional features of this wonderful home include:
- Circular paved driveway
- Wood burning fireplace
- Central vacuum
- Plantation shutters
- California closets
- Two hot water heaters
- Two-zoned heat pump
- New heat pump pool heater and sand filter
- Underground utilities
MASTER BEDROOM – With access to the lanai.
MASTER BATH – Notice the unique double sinks. Even the shower ceiling is tiled.
IMMACULATE GARAGE WITH WORK AND STORAGE AREAS
The Palm Coast area, sometimes referred to as “the quiet side of Florida, features miles of beaches with abundant public access, miles of hiking and cycling trails, championship golf courses and top-rated schools. Shop and dine in nearby (just over the bridge) Palm Coast, recently recognized as one of “America’s 50 Best Cities to Live.” Palm Coast’s population recently topped 80,000. Flagler County’s population recently passed the 105,000 mark. To learn more about Flagler County, check out this link: https://www.youcaninflaglercounty.com/
Interstate 95 offers easy access to Jacksonville and Orlando airports and attractions. The nearby Flagler Executive Airport is equipped to accommodate private jet aircraft. Jet Blue recently began daily direct flights to New York City from nearby Daytona Beach Airport.
1 Cynthia Court is offered for $549,900 by Vicki Worrall, of Atlantic Ocean Realty.
Here's how to contact Vicki:
- Vicki Worrall – (386) 931-0887 or email@example.com
Palm Coast is argueably the newest city in the U.S. It was begun in the early 1970s as the country's largest master planned community. Palm Coast was not incorporated as a city until December 1999. Interestingly, the nation's oldest continuously occupied city, St. Augustine, is only a half hour drive north along scenic Route A1A.
The Palm Harbor Golf Course and surrounding homes represent the early days of Palm Coast and were referred to as the Palm Coast Core Area. The core consisted of early residents' homes, model homes and executive row. The early residents called themselves "Pioneers." 1 Cynthia Court overlooks the 2nd hole of the golf course but that was not always so. Centex bought the course in the early 2000s, planning a redesign by Jack Nicklaus Golf. The bursting of the housing bubble sank the Centex plans. The course was eventually acquired and renovated at a cost of $5M by the City of Palm Coast and today is operated as a municipal course. The renovation included a switch of the front and back nine holes. John Smolen's home was originally on the 11th hole, not the 2nd.
Smolen was the president of ITT CDC and is sometimes referred to as "the father of Palm Coast." Upon his retirement, James Gardner Sr., father of Flagler County's Property Appraiser, took over as president. Another important figure in Palm Coast's history is James Olmsbee Simonds, an Internationally known landscape architect who established the city's foundational landscaping plans and was likely responsible for the beautiful plantings along executive row.
Smolen is pictured on the left here as he signed the agreement for development of the Palm Coast Shopping Center, later known as the Palm Harbor Shopping Center. The center was recently redeveloped and renamed Island Walk.
EARLY VIEW OF PALM COAST CORE AREA
PALM COAST CORE AREA TODAY
Many thanks to Palm Coast Core Area resident and Palm Coast Pioneer George Edward Chuddy for providing historic information and photos.