January-February 2017 | WORTH THE WAIT




After a decade of planning, the 33,000 sq. ft. grand clubhouse at The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay is open for all homeowners

Written By: Brian Shane | Photographer: Laura Navarre

The jaw-dropping new clubhouse at The Peninsula on the Indian River Bay has finally arrived.

“At long last, the residents of The Peninsula have a brand-new and beautiful clubhouse,” said Preston Schell, CEO of Ocean Atlantic Companies, the developer of The Peninsula.  “The clubhouse ties in with our first-class Peninsula lifestyle and sits on the highest point in the community, providing magnificent views of our golf course and the Indian River Bay, with the iconic bridge in the distance.”

The Peninsula celebrated the grand opening of the 33,000 sq. ft. facility on Dec. 17, 2016.  Designed to take advantage of the striking views of the surrounding environment, the clubhouse features an awe-inspiring architectural design that embodies the gracious character of The Peninsula.

Inside, residents and their guests can enjoy a grand dining area, banquet spaces, a card room and a billiards room. There are views to be enjoyed from every angle, thanks to dramatic windows and balconies incorporated into the clubhouse composition. A grand veranda wraps around the building and flows into an outdoor seating area, with an event lawn that can accommodate up to 800 guests. 

Matty Adler, clubhouse designer, said recurring themes include blue-gray tones and nautical-star details, among others. “We wanted to create a space that ties in with the current amenities but still has its own style,” he said. “I like to refer to it as casual elegance. We look forward to creating more great amenities at The Peninsula that homeowners can enjoy for years to come.”

The dining room alone is special. Anchored by an oval-shaped center bar, the space includes grand fireplaces that flank both ends of the clubhouse and a wood-burning pizza oven. The clubhouse also features a wine room, where homeowners may keep their own bottles in private reserve. Created with a European wine cellar in mind, it has a barrel brick ceiling and grout that “make you feel like the space has been here 100 years,” Adler said. The clubhouse also serves as a locker room for the community’s 18-hole, 7,200-yard Troon-managed course, where one can also find a premier pro shop and club storage space. For duffers who like to tinker with their swings all year long, the clubhouse also comes with a high-definition interactive golf simulator.

General Manager Donald DeMasters said his entire Peninsula team put a lot of heart and soul into the clubhouse. “Throughout the entire building process, our number-one goal was to have a clubhouse that is second to none in terms of quality, appearance and overall experience for the homeowners,” he said. “With this new clubhouse, we have far exceeded those expectations.”

Located in Millsboro, The Peninsula is a one-of-a-kind resort that offers beautifully designed new homes — single–family, villas, townhomes and custom series homes — from the $300s to more than $3 million.

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