High-end Models Lined Up in LWR Home Tour


SARASOTA, FLORIDA, September 3rd, 2015 – Aspiring buyers of luxury houses will have their fill of superb builds at the 2015 Lakewood Ranch (LWR) Tour of Homes which will be held from October 16 to November 22. The residential showcases here promise to be particularly a thrill at the exclusive Lake Club Village where luxury home builders T.J. Nutter and John Cannon each already have completed models in the Vineyards section of this community, a favorite destination in searches for high-end Sarasota homes for sale.

The source of pride for Nutter in this upscale neighborhood is his “Leeward,” a three-bedroom, four-bathroom, 4,011-square-foot model priced just $500 shy of $2 million. Flaunting what this builder terms as “coastal modern” style, this home flawlessly blends West Indies and modern design elements.

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High-end Models Lined Up in LWR Home Tour

The meticulous design that went to the Leeward’s floor plan incorporates some hallmarks of Paul Rudolph, one of the prime movers of the world-renowned Sarasota School of Architecture. Iconic of this style is a linear fireplace which adds a modern touch to the Nutter model’s sunken living room with aged driftwood floor. Two steps up from this living area, polished white terrazzo flooring lends further contemporary elegance to this build.

The master bathroom exudes a spa-like ambiance with its accordion-glass doors. Also featuring a three-car garage and walk-in closets, the Leeward likewise boasts of a dining area with an impressive cypress wine closet flaunting floor-to-ceiling glass doors. This home model’s well-appointed kitchen is matched by a cutting-edge outdoor counterpart in the shell-surfaced lanai with a cascading spa. A recessed seating area and a fire pit are add-on features for this home’s swimming pool.

More in the pipeline

Like Nutter’s Leeward, the John Cannon model in the Vineyards—the “Akarra III”—is a study in contemporary millennial modernism dominant in newly built Sarasota homes for sale at LWR. Definitely spacious, this model has three bedrooms, a den and four baths within its living area of 3,600 square feet. Also boasting of a three-car garage, this build’s base price is pegged at $1.1 million, excluding its home site estimated at around the mid-$200s.

By the time the LWR home tour reels off October 2015, a pair of two other luxury models would have been completed. One, a build by Todd Johnston, who has over 25 years of homebuilding experience, is rising right between Cannon’s Ankara and Nutter’s Leeward. Another is also being built for a fall opening by Derek Nelson of Arthur Rutenberg Homes/Nelson Homes on the other side of the Nutter model.

Staysail Court, an exclusive nine-home enclave also at Lake Club, is likewise expected to share the limelight in the forthcoming LWR home tour. Here, a British West Indies-style residence custom built by Murray Homes was sales-listed this August at an asking price of nearly $1.8 million. Called “The Resolute,” this luxury model home has a floor area of close to 4,000 square feet, featuring four bedrooms and four baths. It has a split plan three-car garage and an attached casita with a spa-style pool bath, truly iconic of the premier residential designs perennially seen at a Lakewood Ranch home parade.