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London Bay Homes’ Isabella Grande now open for viewing at The Founders Club

The Isabella Grande model by London Bay Homes is now open at The Founders Club, Sarasota’s traditional country club community.

An enhanced version of London Bay Homes’ popular Isabella open floor plan, the three-bedroom, three-bath model overlooks a lake and nature preserve. Within 3,322 square feet of living space, the Isabella Grande also offers a study, formal dining room and great room. The home features designer-selected finishes by London Bay Homes that echo a coastal contemporary ambience enhanced by driftwood finishes and a palette of white, gray and taupe.

The Isabella Grande has a three-car garage and dedicates its extra 300 square feet of living space to the master suite, which offers his-and-her walk-in closets and a bedroom with driftwood flooring and millwork-accented ceilings. The master bathroom features two furniture-style driftwood-finished vanities, a freestanding tub positioned in front of the walk-in shower, white marble countertops and flooring and a tiled double-entry shower.

Additional interior design elements include rustic French-patterned marble flooring in main living areas and driftwood finishes in the study, guest bathroom vanities, kitchen island and ceiling, and butler’s bar.

The kitchen has perimeter cabinetry painted taupe-gray, Pompeii quartz countertops and Tiffany-style stained glass subway tile backsplashes. Kitchen appliances include panel ready refrigerator and dishwasher, stainless steel oven and microwave. Two built-in cabinet pantries are accented with French antique mirror doors – a Feng Shui design element that reflects the pearlized and metallic surface of the great room niche facing the kitchen.

The butler’s bar features a granite countertop, under-counter wine refrigerator and upper cabinetry with glass doors.

Emphasizing a connection between interior and exterior living areas, the Isabella Grande’s 10-foot sliding glass doors open to a covered patio, wrap-around outdoor living room with a summer kitchen, and a custom pool and raised spa with spillover.

The home has 4,764 total square feet, including front porch, patio, outdoor living area and garage. Offered as an unfurnished model home, the Isabella Grande provides ample space and options for homeowners to select interior design elements that reflect personal interests and tastes.

London Bay Homes, a leader in the Southwest Florida luxury home market for 25 years, offers 18 single-family detached villa homes, Reserve Collection homes and one-of-a-kind estates ranging from 2,500 to more than 6,000 square feet of living space. Home and homesite packages are priced from the $900,000s to more than $5 million.

London Bay Homes, named America’s Best Builder in 2008, uses the latest information, products and technology available in building science, including the BEP Blue Barrier system that protects against mold issues and structural damage from moisture intrusion.

The 700-acre Founders Club offers large homesites overlooking nature preserves, lakes and golf course fairways. The community features 100 protected live oaks and a natural habitat that attracts a variety of birds and wildlife.

The Founders Club offers the area’s only caddie program and golfers are allowed to walk the course. Membership is limited to 275 to ensure members enjoy year-round golf with no tee time required.

Training facilities include two putting greens, a recently enlarged short game area, and state-of-the-art TrackMan radar technology offered through Florida Golf Performance Center.

The newly renovated 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 a vibrant, active social calendar and an in-season reciprocal partnership with Sarasota Yacht Club.

Amenities at The Founders Club are designed to foster camaraderie among residents and a connection with nature. Winding boardwalks and paved walkways meander throughout the community, which is planned for just 262 homes.

The Founders Club also features 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 is just minutes from 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 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.

For more information about The Founders Club, call 941-398-0900 or visit

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