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Delfina model at The Founders Club showcases colorful interiors by Romanza Interior Design

SARASOTA, Fla. (March 28, 2014) – The Founders Club’s newest single-family estate model home, the Delfina by London Bay Homes, features dashes of blue and citrus against soft whites throughout its 4,329 square feet of interior living space.
Romanza Interior Design’s transitional design theme throughout the Delfina emphasizes clean-lined furniture with wood, stone, metal and glass finishes, with a light, neutral palette as a canvas for touches of color used throughout the home in accent pillows, window treatments and upholstery.
The four-bedroom, four-and-one-half-bath Delfina, now open for viewing, offers formal dining and living rooms, a study, living room, game room and a large outdoor living area, summer kitchen and covered verandah.
Unique architectural and design accents add warmth throughout the home, including tumbled walnut travertine flooring set in an ashlar pattern in main living areas; grayed wood floors in the study, cabana guest room and game room; and volume ceilings accented with crown molding and crisp, painted beams.
The predominate whites in the living room, kitchen and game room visually expand and connect each room. Vibrant citrus colors unify the beamed surface of the kitchen and living room ceilings, the game room walls, and on pillows paired with blue on a neutral sofa.
The dining room, introduced from the foyer, mixes wood tones and accents of gold, showcased in the scrollwork design of the twin chandeliers, place settings atop the rectangular wood table, in the latticework backs of host chairs, and in the scroll overlays on a buffet’s mirrored doors.
The kitchen’s low-sheen arctic white cabinetry features raised paneled doors, display glass shelves and crown molding; the look is complemented by golden jade leather granite countertops and mosaic glass backsplashes. The room has a walk-in pantry and a free-standing island illuminated by a trio of glass pendants.
White slipcovered chairs in the adjoining nook circle a round table with a glass top and wire metal base. The breakfast area overlooks the pool and lake from a bay window, which is adjacent to the living room’s zero-corner pocketing doors framed by blue patterned window treatments.
Sliding glass doors connect the Delfina’s main gathering areas to its outdoor spaces, a link that begins in the living room. Soft white armchairs in the living room are paired with blue and citron pillows. Artwork and accessories displayed on built-in bookcases are also accented with the same vibrant colors.
The living room flows into the game room through openings on each side of a built-in credenza, where the flat-screen TV pops up when summoned by remote control. A second TV is mounted on the wall in the game room, which features a classically styled billiards table with carved legs.
The Delfina’s study also has a wood floor with furniture in darker toned and masculine colors, including a leather chair with nail-head trim. Walls feature wainscot paneling all under texture. Touches of gray, shimmering accents and bold statements in citrus offset the crisp white of the master bedroom. Linen lamp shades, nightstands, dresser and bedding are soft white with pewter accents. The bed skirt, chaise and an oversized pillow are citrus. Scrollwork also reappears in gray, which embellishes the window treatments and the upholstery of a bench at the foot of the bed.
Sliding glass doors provide a private exit to the pool deck and a resort-inspired view of pool, spa and lake. A single door leads out to the covered verandah.
The suite also offers his-and-her closets and a master bath with stone-colored glazed vanities, Calcutta gold marble countertops and marble tile flooring installed on a 45-degree angle, playing up its brushstroke veins of gray. Marble tile is also used in the shower, accented with mixed mosaic glass listellos.
The bathroom also has brushed nickel-framed mirrors and a freestanding white tub positioned below a trio of plantation shuttered windows.
Designed as a secluded cabana retreat, the model’s main guest room features a pitched ceiling, two closets and a gray wood floor. Its bathroom’s maple cabinetry has a toffee stain and honed Saturnia countertops. Real pebbles accent the shower floor.
A second guest room plays up the white and citrus combination, contrasting the bold wall color with white linens, furniture and a mirror-accented desk. Gray tones are introduced in bedding and the twin upholstered headboards with nail-head details.
The third bedroom pairs grays with browns and dark wood tones.
Each guest room has a private full bath with vanity finishes and mosaic glass tiles reflecting the room’s color scheme.
The Delfina offers 5,943 total square feet, including its outdoor areas and a three-car garage, priced at $2,128,900, furnished.
London Bay Homes, one of just two companies named America’s Best Builder in 2008 by Builder Magazine, owns a majority of homesites at The Founders Club, a 700-acre community offering intimate neighborhoods with homes nestled along lakes, fairways and nature preserves.
Golf cottage home and homesite packages are priced from the $650,000s and offer 2,000 to more than 4,000 square feet of living space, including exterior landscape maintenance for a lock-and-leave lifestyle. Offering golf and lake views, cottage homes are conveniently located within walking distance to the clubhouse.
Reserve Collection homes, available on fairway homesites, range from 2,800 to more than 5,000 square feet of living space. These single-family homes provide a variety of design options that can be customized to a buyer’s preference. Home and homesite packages are priced from the $800,000s.
Estate home and homesite packages are priced from $1 million to more than $4 million and offer a wide range of customization and designer options. Floor plans feature dining and living rooms, studies, plenty of al fresco living spaces and large master suites with walk-in closets and spa-like bathrooms.
Several homes are available for immediate occupancy.
The member-owned Founders Golf and Social Club offers 18 holes of championship golf by Robert Trent Jones Jr., with the area’s only traditional caddie program. Golfers are allowed to walk the course, and membership is limited to just 275 to ensure members enjoy year-round golf with no tee time required.
Training facilities include two putting greens, a short game area and state-of-the-art TrackMan radar technology offered through Florida Golf Performance Center.
The 24,000-square-foot Golf Hall, overlooking an oak hammock and the 18th hole, offers a main dining room, bar and grille, outdoor verandah and private dining room for casual and fine dining. The facility also has a professionally staffed and fully stocked golf pro shop, state-of-the-art fitness center and men’s and women’s locker rooms and lounges.
The club offers an active social calendar and an in-season reciprocal partnership with Sarasota Yacht Club.
Additional facilities at The Founders Club include two Har-Tru tennis courts, basketball and sand volleyball courts, and a picnic pavilion.

Fitness and wellness classes, educational and instructional programs and social gatherings are coordinated by a professional staff.
The Founders Club Sales Center is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is located at 3001 Founders Club Drive, three miles east of I-75 on Fruitville Road, exit 210. The community is just minutes from Sarasota’s famed Gulf of Mexico beaches as well as the shops, acclaimed local restaurants and arts and cultural venues of downtown Sarasota.
For more information about The Founders Club, call 866-711-3132 or visit

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