Two new recent sales at The Founders Club illustrate not only the momentum gained by the Builder Program, but also the synergy that results when the right homesite, design and builder align to create a dream residence in Sarasota’s premier golf club community.
The sales came through builders Lee Wetherington Homes, whose home is in the planning stages, and Nutter Custom Construction.
Already under construction, Nutter Custom Construction’s elegant coastal contemporary estate will offer three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, and nearly 3,700 square feet under air. Ideal for entertaining, the home’s open floor plan includes a study, piano room and a great room that opens into an expansive outdoor living space with a large covered veranda, outdoor kitchen and oversized pool deck.
The wide homesite allows plenty of room for a detached 1,000-square-foot, three-car garage with a true motor court entry and a gracious circular driveway to welcome guests.
“The Founders Club is uniquely one of the few true custom-build communities in the area, and the homebuyers quickly realized it was the perfect setting for their dream home,” said T.J. Nutter, president of Nutter Custom Construction. “The width of the homesites allow a lot of flexibility in the home’s design, and the new residence will offer privacy and preserve views along with a glimpse of the golf course.”
Exploring The Founders Club amenities, meeting their potential neighbors and playing a few rounds of golf helped the homebuyers confirm they’d found the right homesite.
“They really connected with the camaraderie of the community,” said Nutter.
The new home is scheduled for completion in summer of 2020.
“Creating a home that reflects the uniqueness of its owner is a hallmark of The Founders Club,” said Steve Walker, senior project manager for London Bay Homes, which manages all sales and marketing for the community. “We guide homebuyers in selecting their dream combination of the right builder and right home design that suits them best.”
The Founders Club experience ensures that while no two homes are alike, each reflects the community’s character. Homebuyers at The Founders Club have the option of selecting from one of five preferred builders – Anchor Builders, Lee Wetherington Homes, London Bay Homes, Arthur Rutenberg-Nelson Homes and Nutter Custom Construction. Offering a portfolio of customizable floor plans to fulfill a variety of scenarios, each premier builder offers various architectural styles that seamlessly blend with the aesthetic and natural beauty of the community. An array of expansive homesites overlooking picturesque preserves, lakes and golf course fairways expands homebuyer choices. Home and homesite packages in The Founders Club start in the $700,000s. There are no CDD fees.
Residents of The Founders Club can also enjoy a spacious but intimate clubhouse featuring casual and fine dining, a fitness center and a full social calendar with the purchase of an optional Club membership. Har-Tru tennis courts, basketball and sand volleyball courts and a picnic pavilion are available to all homeowners at the community, where hundreds of protected live oaks create a natural habitat that attracts a variety of birds and wildlife.
The community’s Robert Trent Jones Jr.–designed championship golf course was carved from the natural landscape, with each hole sculpted in harmony with the natural beauty of its surroundings. No tee times are required and crowds are never an issue, since membership is limited to 275. Members can walk the course at their own pace – utilizing Sarasota’s only traditional caddie program – and enjoy the game as it’s meant to be. The Club’s 7,094-yard, par 72 layout features a backdrop of mighty oak, pine and palm trees and is dotted with tranquil lakes, unspoiled wetlands and natural buffers of untamed landscapes.
Just outside the gates, residents have quick access through Lorraine Road to a host of activities, restaurants and events in Lakewood Ranch. Less than 20 minutes away, the University Town Center and acclaimed local restaurants, boutiques, and arts and cultural venues in downtown Sarasota also offer residents convenient options for vibrant living, while pristine, white-sand beaches near the Sarasota Bay provide a tropical background for enjoying the outdoors.
Interested homebuyers at The Founders Club can also tour a model home by London Bay Homes to get a sneak peek at what’s possible. The 3,322-square-foot semi-furnished Isabella Grande features a coastal contemporary design, driftwood finishes along with a mixture of textures, silver accents, earth tone woods and artwork that captures the best of Southwest Florida’s lifestyle. With three bedrooms and three baths, the Isabella Grande also offers a study, formal dining room and great room. The model is priced at $1,399,000.