Sunday, August 7, 2016

Trilogy





Once upon a time a developer decided to develop some property in northwest Ocala.  It didn't work out.  A few structures stood for several years surrounded by the remnants of a dream.

Then a couple of years ago, a group named Trilogy (they have other properties in Florida and a few other states as I recall) showed up on this same property and now you have a development of sorts.

We couldn't get in to see the development or the houses.  The girl guarding the gate said it was Sunday afternoon and no visiting was allowed.  Well, could we see the golf course, we asked.  No, that wasn't possible.  How about the
clubhouse.  She hesitated.  I don't think there is a clubhouse per se.  

We could see some homes from afar and I've read about a golf course where non-residents can play on Friday afternoons and Saturdays.  No thanks.

Back near the entrance where you see that covered silo (1st photo), we found a wee lane that led to a courtyard with tables and chairs (2nd photo) and a outside sitting area (3rd photo).  We also found a building.  We entered the building.  A young lady offered a lackadaisical greeting so we ventured further unimpeded.

Aha!  There was a counter with some golf stuff.  Seems that might be the clubhouse.  Then there was a "restaurant" or cafe.  A few people were eating and some guy was plinking out favorite tunes on an electronic keyboard. (4th photo).

That's it.  We left.  We will not return.  Yikes!

14 comments:

William Kendall said...

Developers. Their word isn't worth spit.

Michelle said...

It does sound strange.

RedPat said...

There is a weird vibe about the place!
I'm not sure how luxurious the flats in that building are but someone I know lives in a flat nearby and it is quite pricey! The houses themselves are multimillion.

magiceye said...

Snob value? Lovely captures!

Linda said...

I don't like the sound of this place, Lowell. You are right to not go back!

Kay said...

Gate girl, to herself: "Must keep out riffraff. Must keep out riffraff."

Petrea Burchard said...

My in-laws lived in a Trilogy property in Washington State. They were pretty comfy there. I remember that the restaurant was nice. And I sure don't remember having to get past a gatekeeper!

bill burke said...

I wouldn't go back either!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belas fotografias, gostei.
Um abraço e boa semana.
Andarilhar

Gunn said...

The outside sitting area is very nice.
I like the way you composed the image.

Sharon Anck said...

No visitors on Sunday??? Does that mean if you live there you can't have company on Sundays? We have a Trilogy here somewhere. I've heard it advertised but, I don't know where it is. Sounds a little to "Stepford-ish" to me.

Judy said...

We have a Trilogy in Arizona. I've never seen it but I don't like that kind of place, so have no reason to go.

Halcyon said...

How odd... is it a cult?

Kate said...

The silo is not a bit attractive, but I do like the chairs in the other photo!

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson