Best Low-Rise Apartment Community (Non-Garden, Five Stories or Less)

Contact: Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards

Avila pool area
Avila work area
Avila game room
Avila bedroom
Avila kitchen
Avila collaborative area

Location: Oviedo, FL
Award Applicant: LeCesse Development Corp
Architect: Humphreys & Partners Architects
Developer: LeCesse Development Corp
General Contractor: Roger B. Kennedy Construction
Interior Designer: HPA Design Group
Photographer: Harvey Smith Photography
Project Website: avilaapartmentsoviedo.com/avila-oviedo-fl

Project Statement

AVILA is a dynamic mixed-use development comprising 269 luxury apartments with first-class amenities along with a new-to-market drive-thru coffee concept, Scooters Coffee, and dermatology center located in Oviedo, Fla.

The property styles itself as a modern, sophisticated community with the comfort and feel of a down-to-earth oasis. The beige and white facade with a combination of stucco and metal elements provides a sense of serenity paired with sleek modernism. The orientation of the two larger buildings situated around a large central courtyard offers a tranquil setting for the pool and associated amenities. The sights and sounds of the outside world are blocked out, and the lush landscaping welcomes you to take a dip in the pool or lounge in the hammock.

The rear-courtyard, “The Backyard,” plays host to games and gathering areas for more recreational use. Between the putting green, ping-pong table, cornhole courts, grill stations, green egg and turfed areas, the backyard is the place to be with family on a sunny Florida afternoon.

Residents also have the convenience of cutting-edge technology for building access, smart unit entry and remote thermostat control.