Fernmoor Homes hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the beginning of construction of Mendocino West at Vineyards, a new condominium development within its Vineyards community, on Aug. 28.

Situated along Route 9 in Lewes, the new condominiums are being constructed to address homebuyer demand in the popular Delaware beach area.

“There have been very few new condo communities built here in Lewes over the past several years and many buyers have expressed to us their disappointment about this shortage,” said Carol Smith-Gephart, director of sales and marketing for Fernmoor homes. “We’ve already pre-sold six of our Mendocino West condos in the last 30 days, and we haven’t even started construction yet — which goes to show you how desirable this type of offering is in Lewes.”

Starting from $205,900, the new condos will feature two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a den available in some units and premium finishes including granite countertops, ceramic tile, walk-in closets, balconies, stainless steel appliances, central air and natural gas. Owners will also have access to amenities including a clubhouse with fitness center and pool, bocce ball, horseshoes, a dog park and lakeside activities including a future fishing pier, kayak/paddle boat launch and beach with volleyball.

The ceremony featured attendees meeting at the Fernmoor Homes Design Center at Vineyards, 12001 Old Vine Blvd., Unit 108, Lewes, for a walk over to the building site. Afterward, a toast was held and light refreshments as well as tours of the future community will be available.

For more, visit vineyards-lewes.com.