Founders Club Looks Headed towards Buildout


SARASOTA, FLORIDA, October 9, 2018 – The Founders Club, one of the high-end golf communities in Sarasota, appears moving closer to buildout, as indicated in its recent landmark home sales and the addition of four new players in its preferred builder program.

London Bay Homes, one of the community’s original builders, disclosed in September that it sold, in less than 30 days, two of its popular model homes in Founders Club at a total of close to $3.7 million. These new-home sales are on top of about a dozen existing or pre-owned residences recently sold in this golf community.

Vibrant High-end Segment

What’s even more remarkable, these quick London Bay Homes’ sales further underscore the vibrant mood of the luxury Sarasota real estate market. In August, the median days to contract for residences priced at $1 million and over stood at 136 days, an 18.1 percent drop from last year.

The available stock as of August in the high-end home segment in Sarasota is notably low at 376 residences, down 6.5 percent compared to last year. London Bay Homes, which owns most of the 262 lots in the Founders Club, is poised to fill this dearth in inventory and has announced it is introducing in the golf community 11 one- and two-story floor plans with open layouts and choices of three or four bedrooms plus study rooms and three-car garages.

One of these new home designs is London Bay’s Pembrook. Located on a half-acre lot, it features 3,560 square feet of floor space with three bedrooms and four baths plus a three-car garage. This residence, which overlooks a lake and the Founders Club’s verdant golf course, is currently listed at $1.99 million amongst Sarasota homes for sale.

London Bay’s other new offerings in the Founders Club are priced starting from the $700s. Besides million-dollar priced residences, this community likewise has available existing homes priced in the $800s and the $900s, featuring floor areas of between 3,700 and 4,400 square feet.

New Quartet at Founders Club

Additionally, prospective buyers of Sarasota homes for sale can soon choose from the designs of the four newly named preferred builders in the Founders Club. One of these is the Sarasota-based Anchor Builders whose track record dates back to 1989. This homebuilder delights aspiring buyers with its custom builds with well-crafted details and high levels of finish.

Another familiar name in the Sarasota real estate market, Lee Wetherington, is also entering the Founders Club builders’ circle. Multi-awarded as a national builder, it has been engaged in Sarasota home construction since 1974.

Coming in as well to the Founders Club is Nelson Homes, which is an independent franchise-holder of Arthur Rutenberg Homes. Named as the 2018 Builder of the Year, its third award of this title, Nelson Homes has also won two times the Gold Cup for customer satisfaction.

The fourth newly designated builder in Founders Club is Nutter Custom Construction with more than 30 years of construction experience. This builder was recently honored with the 2018 Best of Houzz award for service and design.