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The Founders Club Community’s Luxury Model Homes Win Big During the Manatee-Sarasota BIA Parade of Homes

Every year, The Founders Club is honored with awards during the Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association's (MSBIA) Parade of Homes.  A couple of years ago, we even received the Best Overall Community designation and the Best Amenities award, among many other designations. Now, the Sarasota luxury community is adding even more accolades with additional awards for its luxury model homes.

The MSBIA works with Manatee and Sarasota luxury home builders that offer luxury homes featuring quality craftsmanship, outstanding design, concern for sustainability, as well as the latest technology and energy saving devices.  During the 2018 Parade of Homes, their stop at The Founders Club community provided them with an inside look at our gorgeous luxury homes in Sarasota built by the award winning team at London Bay Homes.  Get the details on the two luxury model homes that brought home the win:

The Delfina

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The Delfina is a four bedroom plus den, four and one half bathroom single family home that offers the perfect space for entertaining. It comes ideally equipped with a large family room that resides directly next to a gorgeous kitchen and living room, all of which open up to the outdoor living area or verandah. Our Delfina model home in The Founders Club takes full advantage of this setup with two plasma TVs set amidst the Delfina’s expansive living area. The first plasma TV is located in the game room, while the second is a pop-up plasma TV situated between the game room and the family room.  Food and relaxation come
together for some fun in the optional, adjoining game room.

The open space of the Delfina home in Sarasota FL.jpgDuring the 2018 Parade of Homes, the Delfina was given top honors for Best Architectural Detail, with unique architectural and design accents that 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.

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The Girona


The Girona is one of London Bay Homes’ most popular models and it seems to attract the eyes of expert judges as well.  The single-family home received the Best Overall in its category, as well as Best Architectural Detail, Best Curb Appeal, Best Floor Plan, Best Kitchen, and Best Master Suite. 

Its attractive open plan features three bedrooms with 3,526 square feet including three baths and a powder room, a study and a three car garage. The key to its design is the spacious great room nestled between the dining area and luxury kitchen. This direct access offers an open space with a view: The great room has wall to wall sliding glass doors that open up to the outdoor living area for a clear view of The Founders Club’s beautiful natural surroundings.  This outdoor space comes complete with a full summer kitchen and a commercial-grade grill.  With its outdoor living areas and other spaces, the Girona features more than 5,000 total square feet.  The Best Overall designation is also attributed to the subtle and elegant interior design by Michael Scott of Romanza Interior Design, which beckons the warm waters and soft sands of the nearby beaches in its palette of sands and grays with subtle greens and rusts for a beach bungalow-inspired design.  These nature-inspired colors complement the open floor plan’s practicality and flexibility, bringing the look of soft lapping waves, gentle breezes, and warm white sands to this single-family home.

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Enjoy a beautiful, natural setting of more than 700 acres and fall in love with our award winning luxury models homes when you schedule a tour of The Founders Club community.

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