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How to Entertain Al Fresco When You Live the Sarasota, FL Lifestyle

With the weather in Sarasota, FL being as beautiful as it is, it’s no wonder that many families choose to enhance their outdoor living space with luxury kitchens, living areas, and even dining areas for an elegant al fresco experience. Here are just a few ways to further elevate your outdoor game to enjoy a perfect evening of open-air luxury at The Founders Club.

Outdoor Decorations

It may not seem like much, but the design of your outdoor living space is just as important as the interior design as it is considered an extension of your home. Wow your guests with an elegant seating area and a grand dining table that will make any barbecue a hit.  Add potted plants and lively centerpieces to the tables and don’t be afraid to ditch the paper products and use dinnerware and silverware during your al fresco dining experience.

Outdoor Kitchen-Friendly Recipes

When you work with a Sarasota custom home builder to get your luxury kitchen just right, put that space to good use with recipes that will bring out the best in your outdoor kitchen.  Luxury kitchens for the exterior spaces of The Founders Club homes feature a stainless steel grill, an under-counter refrigerator, and a sink adjacent to the dining area for an optimum entertaining space fit for any BBQ King.  The best recipes to enjoy al fresco are ones you can cook on the stainless steel grill, including the outdoor kitchen summer recipes we have gathered from our team.

Soak Up the Weather

As previously mentioned, the weather in Sarasota, FL is beautiful and our friends from the north can’t get enough of our sunny skies and magnificent sunsets.  All of The Founders Club homes share the luxury of exquisite views - lake, nature preserves, wetlands, a golf course, or often all four - to bring out the best in your outdoor living space and allow you to capture the beauty of our slice of paradise every day.  They can also come equipped with a sparkling pool to cool off after an invigorating day exploring the many luxury amenities at The Founders Club or the city scene of downtown Sarasota, as well as a spa to ease your stress away after a long day.

If you’re looking for a place to hang your hat and enjoy the many luxuries of al fresco dining, but don’t know where to begin your search, take a look at the Cameron model coming soon to The Founders Club, as well as the Isabella Grande model recently sold.


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Designed with enhanced architectural styling details and an open floor plan that emphasizes the connection between the great room, gourmet-inspired luxury kitchen, and dining room, The Cameron features 3,092 fully-customizable square feet so you can create a home that fulfills your luxury living lifestyle.  Sliding glass doors in the great room will enhance the open feel of the home and lead you to the serene feeling found in your outdoor living space, where you can absorb the beauty of nature within The Founders Club community’s lush, natural setting.


Isabella Grande

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The Isabella Grande is a revamped version of our popular Isabella model home with added square footage and a custom design to highlight the Master Suite.  The estate home comes with three bedrooms and three bathrooms in 3,322 A/C square feet, as well as a gourmet kitchen with cafe, formal dining room, great room, and study.  If the space indoors isn’t enough, you can always open the French doors and inhale the fresh air from your outdoor living area complete with a sparkling custom pool and raised spa with spillovers set against lush nature preserves to ensure privacy.

Great friends, delicious food, a growing list of luxury amenities, and luxury Sarasota homes; it doesn’t get much better than this.

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