TAMPA, FLA. – Lyons Heritage Homes, an independently owned franchise of Arthur Rutenberg Homes, is the most recent addition to the Preferred Builder Program at Stonelake Ranch – a gated 685-acre community of 160 executive and estate homes bordering 900-acre Lake Thonotosassa in eastern Hillsborough County.
At Stonelake Ranch, Lyons Heritage will offer designs from Arthur Rutenberg Homes’ extensive portfolio of executive and estate residences that are customized and built by the company’s 30 franchises in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, says Brian Funk, Stonelake Ranch’s project manager. However, Lyons Heritage also will custom-design homes based on the preferences, lifestyle and budgets of individual clients.
Building in upscale communities throughout Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando counties, Lyons Heritage is part of the Lyons Housing Group, based in Fort Myers. Its homes at Stonelake Ranch will start at 3,288 square feet of living space and are base-priced from $473,000 plus homesite. Homesites at Stonelake Ranch start at $99,000, spanning 1.5 to nearly 19 acres.
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 must contain at least 3,500 square feet of living space if built on the water. Homes off the water can provide no less than 3,000 square feet of living space. Residential pricing runs from about $500,000 to more than $5 million including homesite.
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.