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Featured Luxury Vacation Homes: Explore the Award-Winning Girona

When you’re looking for a vacation home that will provide everything you need to revel in the Sarasota lifestyle, it always helps when the home you’re touring can boast of multiple awards for its design and construction.  The Girona at The Founders Club is one of those homes.  As one of London Bay Homes’ most popular villas, the Girona has been on the receiving end of many awards from the Parade of Homes, including Best Architectural Detail, Best Floor Plan, Best Kitchen, Best Master Suite, and Best Overall in its price range.  You can schedule your tour with one of our community Sales Experts to view everything the Girona has to offer, or you can continue reading to find out a little more about this popular floor plan.

The Girona’s popularity can be attributed to the practicality and flexibility the open floor plan design allows.  The pre-construction floor plan can range from 3,518 to 3,857 air conditioned square feet and 4,804 to 5,812 total square feet and the key to its design is the spacious great room nestled between the dining area and kitchen. This direct access offers an open space with a view: The great room has wall to wall sliding glass doors that open up to the outdoor living area for a clear view of The Founders Club’s beautiful natural surroundings.  If you’re in the market for an open floor plan design in a gorgeous Sarasota golf community, you’re in luck; a Girona model home is currently available for purchase at The Founders Club.

Designed by Michael Scott of Romanza Interior Design, the Girona features a palette of sands and grays with subtle greens and rusts for a beach bungalow-inspired design. The great room with a rustic beam ceiling intermingles light and warm walnut brown wood tones with modern and eclectic furniture styles, including two curved benches, a coffee-colored leather chair, and two armchairs upholstered in a striped sand and ivory fabric.  The adjoining dining room features a two-tiered black iron chandelier above a round table circled by six chairs upholstered in a striped ivory and gray fabric.

Cream-toned designer cabinetry in the kitchen has paneled doors, rubbed edges for an aged look, and Carrara countertops with a leather finish. Beadboard backsplashes nod to the cottage look, while the stove’s handmade tile backsplash adds a hint of shine. The kitchen also offers a stainless steel 48-inch Wolf range, Sub-Zero side-by-side refrigerator/freezer and microwave oven. A free-standing granite island breakfast bar, painted gray, has a double sink and dishwasher, a trio of linen-hued upholstered barstools, and lantern pendant lighting above. The nook is located adjacent to the kitchen and features a rustic wood table under a black iron chandelier (matching the chandelier from the dining room), upholstered chairs, and woven wicker host and hostess chairs.

The Girona is one of the luxury villas at our Sarasota golf community.

From the great room and nook, homeowners and guests can glide through to the outdoor living area through sliding glass doors that frame the sunset views over the lake and golf course, as well as the custom pool with sun shelf and raised spa with spillway in the outdoor living area.  You can spend your days relaxing by the pool without a care in the world thanks to the outdoor kitchen with professional-grade grill and motorized retractable screens that will keep those pesky garden friends from breaking the relaxation of your Florida days.

After a long day by the pool, homeowners can retreat to their Master Bedroom, which features hickory flooring, also used throughout the main living area, as well as medium-toned wood furniture, an upholstered headboard, and a tray ceiling with iron chandelier. The first guestroom features pale blue walls and subdued gray and citrus stripes in a bolster pillow and bench fabrics. The second guestroom continues the beach-inspired theme with shades of pale green, coral and sand.

View our model walk-through to experience the Girona for yourself or schedule a private tour with one of our knowledgeable Sales Executives to see the Girona in person.  Our Sales Experts can also show you the many other luxury vacation homes offered at The Founders Club.

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