Farmhouse-Style Homes, Anyone?


SARASOTA, FLORIDA, August 10, 2017 – Historic Laurel Park and the new community of the Reserve at Honore are coming up with farmhouse-style residences courtesy of David Weekley Homes.

This Houston-based builder announced the plan for these new offerings amongst Sarasota homes for sale following the quick market absorption of a farmhouse-inspired home it completed recently on the block of 407 South Pineapple Avenue in its new community, Enclave at Laurel Park.

Called the Chelsey, this new 2,908-square-foot-build with three bedrooms was sold at the same evening that it was launched in an open house. Having been named as the 2017 Suncoast Signature Home of the online Home & Design Magazine helped boost market interest in this “Modern Farmhouse.”

For an Executive Row

Chelsey Model

In a bid to replicate this initial market success, David Weekley said it is building at Laurel Park three more homes of this design. These new home builds will be part of the Executive Homes of the Enclave at Laurel Park and will rise adjacent to the Chelsey model which proved to be an instant hit amongst Sarasota homes for sale.

The pricing of these new market bets will start from $1.3 million, featuring floor plans of between 2,800 and 3,000 square feet. All are designed with four bedrooms, four full baths, a half-bath, an upstairs retreat and study plus a two-car garage and outdoor kitchen. Each residence will likewise feature a swimming pool and a rustic farm-style kitchen. One of the home designs provides a second-floor balcony overlooking the property’s backyard.

Options at Honore

These quaint features could resonate as well amongst prospective buyers of Sarasota homes for sale in the Reserve at Honore which David Weekley has planned for just 19 residences. Located on Honore Avenue and Proctor Road, this community also offers other home designs with floor areas in the 2,000‒3,000-square-foot range designed with three to four bedrooms and priced in the $300s‒$400s range.

At the Enclave at Laurel Park, residences priced below its million-dollar modern farmhouses are also available. Truly an eclectic neighborhood, it likewise features three-story, two-bedroom townhouses and city homes with floor areas of 2,750‒2,790 square feet and offered at asking prices in the $700s.

David Weekley Homes is also girding to start construction soon its award-winning homes in the gated community Moss Creek off State Road 70 in Bradenton. Additionally, this builder offers new construction on individual home sites around Sarasota.

Counterpoint from Legacy

The Laurel by Legacy Homes

Another homebuilder which has established a strong presence in Laurel Park is Nokomis-based Legacy Builders on the West Coast. Its project in this historic district, The Homes of Laurel Park, occupies a site of close to 3 acres between Oak Street and Devonshire Lane.

A boutique homebuilder, Legacy offers home models in this development which approximate the square footage and pricing of David Weekley’s farmhouse-style residence. One of these was entered in the 2017 Sarasota-Manatee Parade of Homes and copped the Best Overall in its category. This Legacy design is a two-story, three-bedroom home with a floor area of close to 2,500 square feet and priced at $1.3 million.

Legacy is building a total of 19 single family homes in its Laurel Park property. The custom home styles it offers in this historic district range from coastal contemporary to West Indies design providing a counterpoint to the David Weekley’s farmhouse-style rendition.