TAMPA, FLA. – National luxury home builder Emerald Homes has joined the roster of estate-home builders at Stonelake Ranch, the private 685-acre community on 950-acre Lake Thonotosassa in eastern Hillsborough County.
According to Brian Funk, general manager of Stonelake Ranch, Emerald Homes will offer estate residences from 3,692 to 5,012 square feet of living space and priced from the $800s. Moreover, Emerald will start building a 5,116-square-foot model home next month and also will build two inventory homes. The model is expected to open in September.
Texas-based Emerald Homes builds throughout the country including Alabama, California, Hawaii, Illinois, North and South Carolina, Texas and Washington. In Florida, Emerald homes can be found throughout the state including the Tampa Bay area and Sarasota.
Emerald Homes is a division of D.R. Horton, the nation’s largest home builder, according to Builder magazine, the official publication of the National Association of Home Builders.
Horton closed more than 24,000 homes during its 2013 fiscal year.
At Stonelake Ranch homesites range in size from 1.5 to nearly 19 acres and were designed to retain the natural character of this former Florida ranch.
More than a third of Stonelake Ranch’s 160 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.
The rolling hills in Stonelake Ranch include several of Hillsborough County’s highest points … some rising 80 feet above sea level. This, of course, provides expansive, unobstructed views of surrounding countryside, a rarity in this part of Florida.
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.
DISCLAIMER: Emerald Homes is an equal housing opportunity builder. Home and community information including pricing, included features, terms, availability and amenities are subject to change and prior sale at any time without notice or obligation. Square footage dimensions are approximate.
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