Real estate briefs in Sarasota and Manatee



London Bay Homes has started building its new Carina villa model home in the Matera neighborhood at The Lake Club in Lakewood Ranch, a private gated neighborhood of 35 maintenance-free lakefront homes.

The 3,248-square-foot, three-bedroom model, which will feature interior design by Michael Scott of Romanza Interior Design, is expected to be completed in July.

The floor plan offers formal dining and living rooms, a family room, study, three full baths and a powder room. Scott has transformed a home office between kitchen and dining room into a butler’s pantry/wine bar with cabinetry and under-counter wine refrigerator.

The model will feature a pearl-toned, 12-by-24-inch porcelain tile floor installed in a running bond pattern in main living areas and the master bathroom, carpeted bedrooms, and a wide-planked maple hardwood floor stained dark brown in the den.

Emphasizing outdoor living and lake views, the Carina’s living room, kitchen and family room open through sliding-glass doors to the pool deck and outdoor living room, surfaced with shell-stone pavers.

Outdoors, the covered living area will feature conversation and dining furniture groupings, a summer kitchen with grill, sink and refrigerator, and a free-form pool with raised circular spa.

The model will be shown with a three-car garage and have 4,740 total square feet.

The Carina is one of several maintenance-free estate and luxury villa homes offered by London Bay Homes in Matera. Floor plans provide multiple options and distinct elevations for buyers to customize their homes. Houses start in the high-$700,000s, including site.

The Lake Club is a private club community within 1,500 acres of lakes, parks and open spaces. Matera residents enjoy a Tuscan-inspired clubhouse offering spa and concierge services, a family-friendly freeform resort pool and large pool with eight lanes.

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Minto Communities has opened Edgewater Walk, an enclave of waterfront luxury coach homes with views of Anna Maria Sound, at Minto’s Harbour Isle community. Only 35 coach-home buildings will be available at Edgewater Walk.

Construction has started on Edgewater Walk’s first coach-home buildings with anticipated completion this fall. Construction also has started on Edgewater Walk’s pool and recreation center that will include tropical landscaping surrounding a resort-style, gradual step-down pool, private lounging cabanas, grill and dining area.

The entrance to Harbour Isle is just before the bridge to neighboring Anna Maria Island — recently named one of the 10 best “secret” beaches in Florida by USA Today.

Six fully furnished island coach home models are available for viewing at Harbour Isle. Each coach home building includes a one-story, two-story and three-story coach home, ranging in size from 1,621 square feet under air to 2,960 square feet under air. All include a two-car garage. Homes are priced from the $400s.


Last modified: May 9, 2014
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