In 1990 two brothers, Jack and Jim Wallace, launched their first community, Piper's Pointe, a 240-unit lakefront multi-family condominium in North Naples. Building must have been in their blood. Twenty-six years earlier their father, Joe Wallace, was a respected builder/developer of over 400 homes in early Naples.
After Piper's Pointe, older brother Jack retired but Jim had discovered a new passion. It was more than bricks and mortar. It was creating communities with attitude and lifestyle. In 1993 Jim transformed a tomato field into Piper's Grove, the first low-density, waterfront multi-family, community in Naples with 388 condos and coach homes nestled around five lakes.
By the end of 1997, Jim's next community, Calusa Bay, a lush 342-home lakefront community on an infill parcel, was nationally recognized for its innovative design and focus on "neighborhood".
In 2000 Lighthouse Bay at the Brooks raised the bar again as the first resort-lifestyle community in Southwest Florida with 654 homes created around a wildlife preserve, 42 acres of lakes and "a club with just about everything."
Most recently, inspired by the Mediterranean coastal towns of the Cote D'Azure and the Italian Riviera , Jim's latest waterfront community of 540 condos, coach homes and courtyard villas, Rapallo at Coconut Point, ‘redefined the curve’ with its wonderful use of shape, color, rooflines, greenspace and public art coupled with an upscale, Baby Boomer resort-lifestyle club and a pedestrian connection to the 14 restaurants and 124 stores and entertainment if Coconut Point Town Center next door.
After creating and building 2,200 homes over 16 years Rapallo is the flagship. What more can any Baby Boomer ask for?