TAMPA, FLA. – Homes by John C. Fowke has joined the roster of preferred builders at Stonelake Ranch, the exclusive 685-acre community of executive and estate homes situated along 900-acre Lake Thonotosassa in eastern Hillsborough County.
John C. Fowke is an award-winning custom-home builder that has created hundreds of homes throughout Hillsborough County since 1978, says Stonelake Ranch project manager Brian Funk. At Stonelake Ranch, Fowke will offer homes from 3,000 square feet of living space and priced from $450,000. Homesites are priced from $99,000 and range up to $979,000.
Company founder, John C. “Chuck” Fowke, was honored as Builder of the Year by the Tampa Bay Builders Association in 2000 and 2009, and has served as that organization’s president. Fowke also is past president of the Florida Home Builders Association, as well as a member of the National Association of Home Builders Executive Committee. He also serves as chairman of that organization’s Audit and Resolutions committees, and currently is a National Area Chairman
Just 160 residences will be built on Stonelake Ranch homesites ranging in size from 1.5 to nearly 19 acres, says project manager Brian Funk. These homesites were designed to retain the natural character of this former Florida ranch, and 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.
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.
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.