A new, exclusive, waterfront enclave of only 12 residences, all with private dock options and direct boating access to the Gulf of Mexico, has opened in Nokomis, Florida, at the Cottages of Curry Creek, the newest upscale community by Tivoli Homes of Sarasota. Extending into Curry Creek, the gated neighborhood represents the only private peninsula of all new-construction residences available in Sarasota County. The home sites offer wat er frontage and views, a serene, natural setting abundant with mangroves, water birds, and other aquatic life, and are located less than a mile from US 41, with close proximity to Venice, easy access to I-75, and a short drive to downtown Sarasota’s arts and cultural offerings. Pricing for the energy-efficient, hurricane-resistant homes, which range in size from 1,843 to 2,265 square feet, begin at $459,900. The Cottages of Curry Creek is located at 900 East Colonia Lane, Nokomis. The model is open daily: Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm; and Saturdays and Sundays noon to 5 pm.
“Waterfront property, in a private and natural setting ideal for boaters and back-porch bird watchers alike, is the most sought-after property type in southwest Florida,” says Tivoli Homes president Gary Johnson. “The Cottages of Curry Creek offer waterside living at its best, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer our high-quality homes in a part of Sarasota County renowned for its old-Florida feel, proximity to the beaches, and nature-lover offerings such as Oscar Scherer State Park, Roberts Bay, and the popular Legacy Trail, which is less than a half-mile away.”
Each floor plan for the Cottages of Curry Creek has an inviting, shoreside feel, invoked by features that include wind-resistant metal roofs, plentiful outdoor living spaces, and options for outdoor kitchens and boat docks. “We call our homes ‘cottages’ because they have so many features that will connect homeowners to the easy-going lifestyle of coastal living,” Johnson explains. “Nestled on lushly landscaped lots that are a minimum of 10,000 square feet, our homes are constructed with concrete block and fiber cement siding, are designed with great rooms looking through glass sliders out to the lanai and the creek beyond, and all have large front porches and back lanais. Options such as outdoor kitchens and swimming pools, combined with the privacy and quiet of the peninsula, invoke the casual, relaxed ambiance that has made Florida famous.”
The Cottages of Curry Creek are two and three-bedroom, semi-custom homes, giving buyers the opportunity to be involved in the finishing touches, colors, flooring, cabinetry, and more. There are three designs for the community. The model home presents the 2,265 square-foot “Bay Breeze” model featuring a three-bedroom/two-bath/plus den/office design. “Trade Winds” is a 1,843 square-foot home with two bedrooms, two baths, and a den/office. The “Beach Comber II” offers 1,963 square-feet of living space, two bedrooms, and two baths. Each home has a master suite with walk-in closet, a separate den/study, separate laundry area, and two-car garage. All of the homes are connected to Sarasota County’s water and sewer system.
The homes are designed to meet top guidelines for hurricane code and building construction, and meet or surpass the standards and codes of the Florida Green Building Coalition. Features include concrete-block exteriors, PGT WinGuard, impact-resistant hurricane glass windows and doors, custom cabinetry, granite countertops, and deluxe Energy Star appliance packages, and in-ground irrigation. The enclave will have a homeowners association with a low monthly fee of $172, which covers lawn care and maintenance for each home lot and all common areas.
For boaters, the Cottages of Curry Creek offer direct access to the Gulf of Mexico via Roberts Bay and the Venice Jetties, which are just 20 minutes away by water. “There’s nothing else currently available like our private peninsula for kayaking, canoeing, and small to mid-size motorboats up to about 25′ in length,” says internationally known real estate developer and entrepreneur Piero Rivolta, who founded and co-owns Tivoli Homes with Johnson. “Where else can you launch your boat from your own private dock on the canal,” Rivolta asks, “and be able to travel through the peaceful creek just a few minutes before you reach the open water of Roberts Bay, less than a mile away? From there, it’s a quick jaunt to the Venice Jetty and the Gulf of Mexico beyond, or you can take your time, leisurely investigating Snake or Bird Island, stopping for lunch at longtime favorite Crow’s Nest or the new Nokomos Sunset Hut, or just enjoying the gorgeous sunsets and fishing of the surrounding bays and inlets,” Rivolta says, adding, “Life on the water doesn’t get better than that.”
Tivoli Homes is part of the Rivolta Group, which has been developing, designing and building high-quality and luxury residences in southwest Florida since 1979, including The Oaks Country Club in Osprey; Longwood Run, a 538-home, master-planned community off University Parkway; and Rivo at Ringling, a luxury high-rise in downtown Sarasota, among several other communities. Tivoli has recently completed building in the sold-out Cottages of Callista Village, and the Hammocks, as well as several single-family residences in Sarasota. Tivoli is currently in the construction phase of a $1.3 million West of the Trail home on Magnolia Street in the highly sought-after Poinsettia Park neighborhood, adjacent to the Southside Village district of Sarasota. In 2016, Tivoli will commence work on a new, single-family subdivision located within Sarasota County.
The Cottages of Curry Creek model home is open seven days a week: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. To see floor plans, photographs and video, site plans and feature lists for the Cottages of Curry Creek, visit tivolihomes.com. For sales information and inquiries, contact Sales Manager Dan Lucas at 941-343-7539. The development and construction offices of Tivoli Homes are located at 32 S. Osprey Ave., Ste. 203, in downtown Sarasota, and may be reached at 941-954-0355.
Directions to the Cottages of Curry Creek:
From U.S. 41 in Nokomis, turn east on Colonia Lane and travel 3/4 of a mile to the Cottages of Curry Creek will be about 3/4 mile. From I-75, take exit 195 to Laurel Road; travel west to Albee Farm Road. Turn left to Colonia Lane E, and turn right.