Newland Communities Dominates 2014 Parade of Homes Awards with 21 Awards
Design and Architectural Excellence in FishHawk Ranch, MiraBay and Waterset Across Multiple Price Ranges
Tampa, Fla. – May 16, 2014 – Newland Communities and FishHawk Ranch, MiraBay and Waterset homebuilders won 21 Best of Class, Grand and Merit awards spanning all 27 categories at the recent Tampa Bay Builders Association Parade of Homes awards ceremony. AMERICAN NEWLAND COMMUNITIES, their joint venture partner NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH) and their quality builders were applauded for design and architectural excellence in multiple classes and price ranges.
“Our communities had the most successful Parade of Homes to date. At this point, it is indisputable that we have the best builder partners – ones that know how to design homes that fit our residents’ lifestyles,” said Rick Harcrow, senior VP of operations for Newland Communities. “From the beginning of FishHawk Ranch 17 years ago to the recent opening of Waterset, we’ve maintained that same commitment to excellence that continues to differentiate us from other offerings in the market.”
Parade of Homes judging was done by a panel of independent homebuilding experts who considered site plan, curb appeal, design, materials, outdoor living spaces, architectural detailing and workmanship.
Homes in FishHawk Ranch received more accolades than any other Parade of Homes community that night, which included Best of Class for Best Curb Appeal and Best Master Suite design won by the Tradewinds 4 Mediterranean by Sabal Homes. The community also played host to the Showcase Home, the Venezia by Homes by WestBay, and won six Grand Awards and four Merit Awards. FishHawk Ranch homes range from 1,850 sq. ft. to more than 6,000 sq. ft. and are priced starting in the mid $250,000s.
Waterset, the latest Newland Communities property in Tampa Bay, had four Merit Award winners along with the Best of Class designation for Best Kitchen and Best Master Suite. The community, noted for its contributions to revitalized interest in Apollo Beach’s housing development, features homes ranging from 1,530 sq. ft. to nearly 4,000 sq. ft. and priced starting at $200,000.
Additionally, MiraBay, a waterfront community in Apollo Beach, had its Nantucket model by Homes by WestBay named Best of Class for both Best Kitchen and Best Architectural Detailing, as well as received one Grand Award. MiraBay homes range from 1,800 sq. ft. to nearly 4,000 sq. ft. and start in the mid $200,000s.
The full listing of the Best of Class and price-based awards received by FishHawk Ranch, MiraBay and Waterset builders includes:
•Best Curb Appeal: Tradewinds 4 Mediterranean at FishHawk Ranch – Chapman Crossing by Sabal Homes
•Best Kitchen (tied): The Kallista II at Waterset by Cardel Homes, and The Nantucket at MiraBay Bay Breeze by Homes by WestBay
•Best Architectural Detailing (tied with non-Newland home): The Nantucket at MiraBay Bay Breeze by Homes by WestBay
•Best Master Suite (tied): Tradewinds 4 Mediterranean at FishHawk Ranch – Chapman Crossing by Sabal Homes, and The Kallista II at Waterset by Cardel Homes
•Grand Award for homes priced more than $1 million: Homes by WestBay, The Venezia at FishHawk Ranch Preserve
•Grand Award for homes priced between $901,000 – $975,999: Ashton Woods Homes, Durango at FishHawk Ranch Preserve
•Grand Award for homes priced between $551,000 – $600,999: Homes by WestBay, The Biscayne III at FishHawk Ranch
•Grand Award for homes priced between $526,000 – $550,999: Cardel Homes, Endeavor 2 at FishHawk Ranch
•Grand Award for homes priced between $501,000 – $525,999: David Weekley Homes, The Kenbridge at FishHawk Ranch
•Grand Award for homes priced between $475,000 – $500,999: Homes by WestBay, The Nantucket at MiraBay Bay Breeze
•Grand Award for homes priced between $426,000 – $450,999: Ashton Woods Homes, Rembrandt at FishHawk Ranch
•Merit Award for homes priced between $901,000 – $975,999: Sabal Homes, Tradewinds 4 Mediterranean at FishHawk Ranch – Chapman Crossing
•Merit Award for homes priced between $850,000 – $900,999: Cardel Homes, Waldorf at FishHawk Ranch Preserve
•Merit Award for homes priced between $651,000 – $775,999: David Weekley Homes, The Thornwood at FishHawk Ranch
•Merit Award for homes priced between $601,000 – $650,999: Homes by WestBay, The Sanibel at FishHawk Ranch
•Merit Award for homes priced between $526,000 – $550,999: David Weekley Homes, The Maybeck at Waterset
•Merit Award for homes priced between $475,000 – $500,999: Cardel Homes, The Avalon 2 at Waterset
•Merit Award for homes priced between $351,000 – $400,999: David Weekley Homes, The Marbella at Waterset
•Merit Award for homes priced between $336,000 – $350,999: Ashton Woods Homes, Jannus at Waterset
For more details about the 2014 Parade of Homes, go to www.tampabayparadeofhomes.com.
FishHawk Ranch, MiraBay and Waterset are owned in a joint venture partnership between NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH), the U.S. business unit and full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder and leading diversified developer, and Newland Real Estate Group, LLC, whose development business, Newland Communities, is the master developer of the community. They are three of more than 30 communities the NASH-Newland partnership owns together in 11 states across the United States.
About FishHawk Ranch
FishHawk Ranch by Newland Communities is a 3,000-acre master-planned community located in southeast Hillsborough County. Recently certified by the Florida Green Building Coalition as the first green community in Hillsborough County, FishHawk Ranch features a variety of amenities including more than 25 miles of nature trails. The community offers townhomes, single-family, and custom homes priced starting in the mid $250,000s to more than $1 million. The FishHawk Ranch Welcome Center and model homes are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, please call (813) 685-7500 or visit our website at www.fishhawkranch.com.
MiraBay by Newland Communities is a 750-acre waterfront residential community located 20 miles south of Tampa in Apollo Beach, Florida. The community features The MiraBay Club, a 10,000-square-foot clubhouse with a spa, fitness center, resort-style pool, and tennis and basketball courts. Upon completion, MiraBay will have about 1,900 single-family homes, custom homes, townhomes and villas. The community is adjacent to Wolf Creek Nature Preserve and offers a 135-acre man-made lagoon and a 3.5-mile canal system with direct boating access to Tampa Bay. MiraBay was honored by the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission for having the Tampa Bay area’s best master-planned community design in 2002, and its homebuilders have also won national design awards. www.mirabay.com
Waterset by Newland Communities is a master-planned community located in Apollo Beach. Waterset features a variety of amenities that include a community pool, fitness center, FitTrail, and Greenway. The Waterset information center is located in The Landing Club & Café and is open daily from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m., and on Sundays from noon to 6 p.m., along with 14 model homes priced starting in the $200,000s to more than $500,000. For more information, please call 877-739-7847 or visit our website at www.watersetfl.com.
Newland is a diversified real estate company leveraging a national platform and over 45 years of experience to perform challenging and diverse development, investment, management, and advisory services across a wide range of real estate. The company’s mixed-use development business, Newland Communities, actively owns, operates and develops premier residential master-planned, commercial, retail, and urban mixed-use real estate across the U.S. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Newland and its affiliated companies have completed, or have underway, more than 140 diverse real estate developments, more than 20 million square feet of commercial and retail space, and 175,000 residential units in 14 states. www.newlandcommunities.com
About NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH):
NASH was established in 2010 as the U.S. business operations unit and a full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder and a leading diversified developer since 1960. SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD. has built more than two million houses to date and expanded its operations to Australia, China, Singapore, and the U.S. NASH establishes joint ventures to build innovative and sustainability conscious master planned communities across the US. NASH is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. http://nashcommunities.com/. The Embrey Mill development joint venture is one of NASH’s consolidated subsidiaries in the US. SEKISUI HOUSE is headquartered in Osaka, Japan. http://www.sekisuihouse.co.jp/english/index.html.
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