Mangrove cay 



Nestled among 30 acres of natural Florida wetlands, Mangrove Cay will combine the charm of old Florida architecture with state-of the-art luxury conveniences in a central location.

The two-phase condominium project is being developed by the Byrd Corp. and will be comprised of a pair of 55-unit buildings. Metal roofs, louvered shutters and tropical landscaping will provide a Key West character for the secluded property.

Brooks Byrd, vice president of Byrd Corp., is "very excited" about Mangrove Cay, which is on the north side just west of the bridge "What is fantastic about the area is that it’s in a location that is only 12 miles from downtown Tampa, 10 miles from downtown St. Petersburg and eight miles from area beaches "The development will encompass only eight of the 30 acres and the remainder will be preserved as wetlands."

the area between the Mangrove Cay property and Tampa Bay is a wetland preservation area. "It’s a unique opportunity because there will be no obstructed views of the bay," he adds. To take advantage of the views, the two bottom floors of the Man-grove Cay buildings will be reserved for resident parking.

The first of the 11 residential floors in each building will be about 30 feet above sea level. Even from the first floor of condominiums, the views will be "spectacular," "Another feature of the property is a spring-fed pond, over two acres in size, that provides a wonderful opportunity for bird watching," "Every time I visit the site, there is an abundance of bird life.’ The condominium units will include granite countertops, wood cabinetry, decorative floor and wall tile, carpet and expansive balconies.

Buyers will be given substantial input regarding the interior design of their residence. Complimentary professional design assistance will be available to assist buyers in choosing the interior finishes. A community center, including a lakefront pool, whirlpool spa and shade cabanas, is planned for Mangrove Cay as well. For more than 30 years, the Byrd Corp. has been designing and constructing luxury residences and Byrd insists that Mangrove Cay will incorporate the same commitment to quality and detail the company has put into its developments.

Three floor plans are available and priced from the mid-$300,000s to $650,000. A two-bedroom, two-bathroom model, The Bromeliad, ~ encompasses more than 1,600 feet of living space. The Banyan is a three-bedroom, two-bathroom model with more than 2,100 square feet of living space.


The Medjewel, a 2,300-square-foot floor plan with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, is available in limited numbers. construction methods used will bolster the durability of the buildings. Construction of the first phase of Man-’grove Cay is scheduled to begin late this summer, with occupancy expected in late summer 2005. Reservations for the condominiums are being offered through. "We’ve been taken back by the amount of interest and traffic we’ve received already, "we expects all 110 residences to sell quickly.


Natural Surroundings...

Imagine living in a private condominium community consisting of two mid-rise buildings planted carefully among native Florida vegetation and protected environmental acreage. Experience the expansive views over lushly landscaped grounds, a private lake with bubbling fountain, and vast mangrove preservation areas out to the sparkling waters of Old Tampa Bay.

Enjoy the abundant wildlife including Egrets, Pelicans, Ibis and even the rare, but occasional, Roseate Spoonbill that visit the lake and shoreline of Tampa Bay. Socialize indoors at the Lake House, complete with a catering Kitchen & Gathering Room with large screen television, or enjoy the outdoors on the verandah with comfortable woven furniture and paddle fans overlooking the outdoor summer Kitchen featuring a barbeque grill and stone fireplace. Cool down at the lakeside pool, relax in the heated spa, soak up the sun in a chaise lounge, or retreat to the adjacent shade pavilion.

Florida Charm...

Architectural details such as trellis elements, clapboard siding, louvered shutters, a standing seam metal roof reminiscent of a traditional tin roof, and a varied palette of paint colors ~ all blend together to create the Florida Vernacular style of Mangrove Cay.

Modern construction materials and methods such as a post-tension concrete structure, steel reinforced masonry block exterior and unit separation walls, impact resistant glazing in windows and sliding

glass doors with solar tinted glass and screens, white aluminum terrace railing, two high speed elevators (passenger and freight), building trash chute, complete fire protection/sprinkler system, emergency generator, and controlled access systems via vehicular gates and building entry phones ~ which results in a building that meets or exceeds all of the latest building code requirements.

Distinctive porte-cochere entrance and a beautifully furnished lobby on the second parking level will provide an impressive and comfortable building entrance for both residents and guests.

Residence floor plans feature front entry vestibules with fabulous views immediately upon entering each Foyer, 9’ ceilings in major living areas, bay windows enveloping every Dining Room, convenient secondary service entrance through the Laundry Room, and multiple or wrap-around terraces with slip resistant floor covering.

Proposed Features and Specifications.

In Mangrove Cay's lush environment sit two mid-rise buildings offering two and three bedroom residences. Residents will enjoy a whirlpool spa, spacious sun deck, shade cabana overlooking a lakefront pool.

Residences will offer soaring 9' ceilings, wood cabinetry, granite countertops, polished chrome fixtures, great appliances, stain-resistant carpet in designer colors and pre-wire throughtout. Our complimentary professional design assistance is available for interior finishes.