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Custom Homes at The Founders Club  by London Bay Homes: Your Home, Your Way

You dream it, and London Bay Homes will build it.

Southwest Florida’s top luxury homebuilder transforms aspirations, ideas and very specific requests into the area’s most distinguished custom homes – each a masterpiece of individual expression that reflects the homeowners’ distinct needs, passions and desires. From Sarasota’s bay and beachfront to its dynamic downtown and top country club communities, London Bay Homes translates personal visions into reality. 

The company’s all-encompassing tagline, Private Label Living, is a commitment to a custom homebuilding experience that ensures the highest quality and attention to detail, and a refined process honed by its decades of expertise, comprehensive knowledge of building sciences and new technologies, and industry-setting standards.

It’s easy to live a heathy lifestyle at The Founders Club..jpgBuilding a home – whether it’s inspired by a model, a floor plan or a blank canvas of inspiration – is a major milestone, and Sarasota provides endless lifestyle opportunities with its famous white sugar-sand beaches, backyard boats along Sarasota Bay, or, perhaps a bit further inland, nestled amid rolling golf fairways and nature preserves – or even in downtown, where one is merely a quick stroll to Main Street’s Zagat-rated restaurants, boutiques and world-class arts and culture venues.

London Bay Homes fulfills these scenarios with its custom building programs throughout the Sarasota Keys, at The Founders Club, a premier golf and social club community, and in Lakewood Ranch’s most exclusive neighborhoods. 

 “London Bay Homes was founded on creating luxury custom residences,” said Mark Wilson, president and CEO of the award-winning builder. “We work with input from buyers to ensure their home is their own, by customizing it to bring their ideal Sarasota lifestyle to reality.”

Featuring one of the area’s only true design-build process and a staff of in-house architects, interior designers, and experts in custom pools and landscaping, London Bay Homes offers clients a personalized experience, expressing and fulfilling their wants and desires. 

“We’ve built an indoor basketball court in a two-story garage that doesn’t look like a garage. We’ve created custom wine cellars, specialized garages for car collectors and yoga gardens,” Wilson said. “The most important element of each custom home is that it’s our client’s vision – not ours.” 

“London Bay Homes understood who we were, instantly, and nothing we asked for was too much,” said client Evelyn Follit. 

Barb Wesley, another buyer, praised the homebuilder “for getting to know their clients and making the process personal.” 

A custom home evolves with continual input from buyers, evolving from ideas to paper and concept to completion. 

The Delfina Model Home

The process, Wilson said, also informs and educates his team. “As a result of working with well-educated homeowners who have very specific ideas of what they want, we’re now designing homes with, by way of example, a large master bedroom and boutique-inspired walk-in closets to display luxury shoes and bags,” he said. 

Custom home architecture now spans the gamut – from country French and West Indies to coastal contemporary.

“It’s part of creating a home that’s uniquely theirs,” Wilson said. “We provide every tool and a multifaceted team to make that happen, while making it an effortless and enjoyable experience.”

At London Bay Homes, quality isn’t just a part of the luxury homebuilding process – it is the process. Unlike any other luxury homebuilder in Sarasota, the company conducts a 500-point final quality control inspection. 

 “We challenge ourselves to raise the bar on quality, and that translates into everything we do – from having the most talented employees and trade partners, to using the most innovative building techniques and materials, to our white-glove inspection process,” said Wilson. “This ensures each home’s performance, durability and sustainability meets the client’s complete satisfaction.”

For Evelyn Follit and Barb Wesley, their new home is exactly what they imagined – and more. Watch their stories online.

Three single-family luxury model homes currently open for viewing at The Founders Club offer three and four bedrooms and 3,300 to 4,400 square feet of living space, and are priced from $1,494,779 to $2,178,900. Created by the award-winning team of London Bay Homes and Romanza Interior Design, the single-story models showcase the latest in luxury architectural and interior design, and offer resort-style outdoor destinations with custom pools and spas.

The Founders Club offers 18 holes of championship golf by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

The 700-acre Founders Club offers large homesites overlooking nature preserves, lakes and fairways along the Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed championship golf course.

Reserve Collection homes and custom estates ranging from 3,100 to more than 6,000 square feet of living space are available at The Founders Club. Home and homesite packages are priced from the $900,000s to more than $5 million.

The Founders Club is close to Sarasota’s famed Gulf of Mexico beaches, the University Town Center mall, and the acclaimed local restaurants, boutiques, and arts and cultural venues of downtown Sarasota.

Visitors can stop by The Founders Club Sales Center Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, located at 3001 Founders Club Drive, three miles east of I-75 on Fruitville Road, Exit 210.

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