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V.I.P. Realtor event showcases builder program at The Founders Club

More than 50 Realtors recently gathered for an elegant breakfast to celebrate the start of another season and learn more about how a custom home from one of Sarasota’s finest homebuilders – paired with an array of homesites nestled in nature – presents a uniquely personalized opportunity to create a dream home at The Founders Club.

The V.I.P. Realtor Celebration showcased the Sarasota luxury homebuilders selected to build within The Founders Club: Anchor Builders, Arthur Rutenberg-Nelson Homes, Lee Wetherington Homes, London Bay Homes and Nutter Custom Construction.

Within the community’s picturesque preserves, lakes and golf course fairways of the community’s Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed championship golf course, The Founders Club’s 262 homesites provide potential homeowners with an array of locations to build a home. Ranging from nearly half an acre to almost two acres, an array of pristine homesites offer endless possibilities for accommodating homes offering 2,200 to more than 6,000 square feet.

“When a Realtor brings a client to The Founders Club, we partner to guide homebuyers in selecting their dream combination of the right builder and right home design that suits them best,” said Steve Walker, senior project manager for London Bay Homes, which manages all sales and marketing for the community. “With a portfolio of customizable floor plans to fulfill a variety of scenarios, we can offer homeowners selections that seamlessly blend with The Founders Club’s natural beauty and complement the community’s lifestyle.”

Homebuyers seeking inspiration can visit the Isabella Grande model from London Bay Homes, outfitted with Romanza Interior Design-selected finishes including rustic marble and wood flooring, driftwood and grasscloth accents and a palette of white, sand, cream and azure inspired by the sea.

Featuring scenic lake and nature preserve views and a coastal contemporary design, the three-bedroom, three-bath home offers a study, a formal dining room and a butler’s bar. An expansive outdoor living area accessed from ten-foot sliding glass doors in the great room, cafe and private study open to outdoor destinations. The 3,322-square-foot estate offers ample outdoor space for entertaining, and is priced at $1.39 million.

A second model home under construction, the Cameron by London Bay homes, will offer three bedrooms, three baths and an open concept design that seamlessly blends the great room, kitchen and dining room with outdoor spaces. Affording future homebuyers every opportunity to maximize time spent taking in the home’s tranquil nature views, sliders will offer unencumbered access to an expansive outdoor living area, including an outdoor kitchen, custom pool and spa. Situated on almost half an acre, the home will offer 3,092 square feet of living space, and is priced at $1,365,249.

Home and homesite packages in the gated community are priced from the $700,000s to more than $5 million. 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.

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.

Tours of The Founders Club can be scheduled Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sales center is located at 3001 Founders Club Drive, three miles east of I-75 on Fruitville Road, Exit 210.

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