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Congratulations to Sarasota Real Estate Agent Sandra Rubinstein on the Sale of The Girona by London Bay Homes

The myth of luxury home builders and Realtors® not being able to thrive together in a new home sales market couldn’t be further from the truth at The Founders Club.  Our luxury home community welcomes our Sarasota real estate agents with open arms, providing incentives, additional commissions, and timely bonuses, as well as hosting sites for their monthly meetings and events through The Founders Golf Club.  Recently, our close relationship with local Realtors® provided an opportunity for us to showcase our Girona model home, and the result was happy homeowners and a lifetime of memories to create in their new home.

Richard and nancy sneed with Sarasota Real estate agent sandra rubinstenSarasota real estate agent, Sandra Rubinstein of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Florida Realty, had been working with clients, Richard and Nancy Sneed, for some time.  The prospective homeowners had been looking for a new home and attending open houses in other communities, but couldn’t find a home and community that provided them with the enhancements they sought, such as upgraded space, a modern floor plan, and enriched luxury amenities.  Sandra, after previously visiting The Founders Club on several occasions, recommended they tour our boutique-style community where she felt their investment would be better protected.  Steve Gibson, sales executive at The Founders Club, invited them to lunch at The Founders Golf Club, where they then found residents can enjoy a luxurious dining experience in the fine dining room, at the casual bar and grille, or on the outdoor verandah overlooking an oak hammock.  They were then ready to discover what else the luxury home community had to offer.

Paths Ideal for CyclingWhat they found were luxury amenities they could see themselves utilizing upon moving to the community, such as the miles of brick-paver walking and bike paths found throughout the community’s 700 acres and the Har-Tru tennis courts where they will be able to take part in round robins, clinics, tournaments, and free play.  Aside from these luxury amenities, The Founders Club residents can also enjoy a round of golf on our Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf course or take part in our full calendar of social, sport and wellness activities in the 24,000-square-foot Golf Hall.  Our golf membership is limited to just 275 so that The Founders Golf and Social Club can offer year-round golf with no tee times required.  Members can also refine their skills with state-of-the-art practice facilities utilizing Trackman® Technology and different men’s, women’s, and couples’ golf events held at The Founders Club.

When Richard and Nancy were ready to tour London Bay Homes’ luxury model homes, Steve was ready to show them the beautiful homes we have available.  As a Sarasota real estate agent, Sandra says she was impressed with Steve and his ability to make them feel comfortable with London Bay Homes at The Founders Club.

Sales Executive Steve Gibson with Sarasota Realtor® Sandra Rubinstein.

 Together, Steve, Sandra, Richard, and Nancy toured The Founders Club and discovered the beauty and quality found in our Girona model home.  The Girona is a three bedroom, three bath single-family home with 3,526 square feet of interior living space. One of the highlights of the floor plan is its great room, which serves as a comfortable and expansive living space that also provides a smooth transition from the entrance of the home to the kitchen, nook, and outdoor living space.  This layout checked off the item on Richard and Nancy’s list where they wanted upgraded space and a modern layout.  The Girona is one of London Bay Homes’ most popular floor plans, earning multiple awards for its design and construction, including Best Architectural Detail, Best Floor Plan, Best Kitchen, Best Master Suite, and Best Overall in its price range.  The Best Overall designation is also attributed to the subtle and elegant interior design by Michael Scott of Romanza Interior Design, who created a beach bungalow-inspired design with a palette of sands and grays with subtle greens and rusts. 

The Girona is one of many models by London Bay Homes at The Founders Club-029086-edited

Richard and Nancy’s favorite feature of the Girona is its architectural design and interior enhancements.  The Girona features a rustic beam ceiling in the great room that adds a unique style to complement the warm walnut brown wood tones with modern and eclectic furniture styles. The luxury kitchen offers a free-standing granite island breakfast bar, a double sink, top-of-the-line appliances, cream-toned designer cabinetry, and Carrara countertops with a leather finish.

The master bedroom offers a wonderful retreat with a relaxed design featuring a large bed with a medium-toned wood frame and an upholstered headboard, as well as an iron chandelier that offers a soft light to disperse into the tray ceiling.  You can also enjoy the night sky from the French doors in the master bedroom, or step outside to see the gorgeous sunset views over the lake and golf course from these French doors or the sliding glass doors in the great room and nook that provide access to the home’s outdoor living space.  

The outdoor living space is the place to relax when you’re soaking up the Florida sunshine on the sun shelf or enjoying a relaxing day by the custom pool and raised spa.   Richard and Nancy will also enjoy al fresco dining with an outdoor kitchen equipped with a professional-grade grill and motorized retractable screens for when a little extra coverage is needed from nature’s pesky little visitors.

The Girona is one of the many fully-customizable floor plans offered by London Bay Homes, so even though Richard and Nancy  purchased our Girona model, there are still home sites available to custom build your dream home.  Choose from our many floor plans or allow London Bay Homes to custom design your perfect home with their in-house design team.

We are thrilled to have been able to work together with Sandra Rubinstein of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Florida Realty to find Richard and Nancy’s ideal home in a luxury home community with the luxury amenities they were seeking.  If you are a Sarasota Realtor® looking for beauty, quality, and design enhancements in a home suited for your clients, schedule your tour of The Founders Club and discover the peaceful, natural elegance of our boutique-style community.

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