TAMPA, FLA. – Award-winning luxury home builder Windstar Homes has been selected to join the preferred builders program at Stonelake Ranch – the gated community of 160 executive and estate homes on 900-acre Lake Thonotosassa in eastern Hillsborough County.
Spanning 685 acres, Stonelake Ranch provides homesites ranging from 1.5 to nearly 19 acres, each designed to retain the natural character of this former Florida ranch.
Windstar Homes’ residential designs have received scores of honors on the local, state, regional and national levels, and have been featured in a number of home-design publications. The company also has earned numerous awards in the top price category of the Tampa Bay Parade of Homes for more than a decade.
Founded in 1996, Tampa-based Windstar is owned and operated by Bobby Gross and David Lesser, who oversee all company operations. The firm builds eight to 10 estate residences annually in Florida and the Bahamas. Homes range from 3,500 to more than 20,000 square feet of living space.
More than a third of Stonelake Ranch’s homesites border the lake – Hillsborough County’s largest – providing 10,000 feet of lakefront, sweeping water views as well as an island bird sanctuary.
Residences are being built by some of the area’s best-known custom and semi-custom home-building companies.
Stonelake Ranch allows home owners to build private residential compounds – not just homes – with main houses, guest cottages, gazebos and much more … all on one homesite. Moreover, they can build horse stables and enjoy the community’s 40-foot-wide riding trails and 120 acres of undisturbed meadows.
Stonelake Ranch is being developed by Charles Funk and Jeff Meehan, who also created the highly successful community of Arbor Greene in the New Tampa area of Hillsborough County. Moreover, they are developing Boynton Beach’s Seabourn Cove, recognized as the nation’s largest green community of apartment homes by the National Association of Home Builders Research Center.
To reach Stonelake Ranch from Tampa, take Interstate 4 east and travel past Interstate 75 to the McIntosh Road exit. Turn left (north) on McIntosh, and drive two miles to Thonotosassa Road. Turn left and go about one mile to the community entrance on the right. If coming from I-75, exit at I-4 and drive east to the McIntosh Road exit.
The Stonelake Ranch welcome center is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information about the community call (813) 986-0062 or visit www.stonelakeranch.com.
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