Lithia, Fla. – The paint has dried, the furniture and décor have been expertly designed and now the 2016 Tampa Bay Builders Association Parade of Homes Showcase Home is ready for visitors. The home, located in Newland Communities’ FishHawk Ranch and built by ICI Homes will be on display during the annual Parade of Homes event, scheduled for March 5 – 13, 2016.
FishHawk Ranch is 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. FishHawk Ranch is one of more than 30 communities the NASH-Newland partnership owns together in 11 states across the United States.
Construction of the Shenandoah model, the five bedroom and 4.5 bath Showcase home began in November, 2015. Nestled among mature oak canopies, the 3,878 square-foot, two story model home will be one of just 41 homes available in ICI Homes’ new WestLake neighborhood in the award-winning at FishHawk Ranch community. The home offers a fusion of traditional and modern architectural styles with a rustic, lodge feel. Influenced by Mother Nature, the house features tall glass windows, multi-tiered decks and a second story back porch overlooking a babbling brook.
The interior of the home showcases a casual, open family room with soaring ceilings and an expansive farmer’s kitchen, both designed with family gatherings in mind. In this home, even man’s best friend has a well-appointed living area, including a dog cottage under the staircase and a pet-friendly shower.
One of the most distinctive elements of the Shenandoah is the unique and cozy “tree-tops” studio, built over the detached garage. Ideal for occasional guests, a home office or for boomerang children, the studio is both connected and apart from the main living areas, providing privacy and a delightful second-story view.
“This Showcase Home is nothing short of spectacular,” said Pam Parisi, Regional Vice President of Marketing at Newland Communities. “It’s a wonderful way to introduce ICI Homes to FishHawk Ranch. We believe the rustic, but modern homes in WestLake will be a perfect complement to the FishHawk Ranch community, and they are unlike anything else being offered in the area.”
Each home in the WestLake neighborhood will sit within unique wooded home sites near FishHawk Ranch’s award-winning Lake House clubhouse, and provide picturesque views of the community lake and oak tree groves. Homes range from 2,400 square feet to more than 4,000 square feet and showcase outstanding indoor/outdoor living amenities.
Visitors can get a sneak peak of the Showcase Home daily from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. until March 4. During the Parade of Homes, March 5 through March 13, the home will be open for tours Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
About FishHawk Ranch
FishHawk Ranch by Newland Communities is a 4,100-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 paired homes, single-family, and custom homes starting in the $170,000s 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.
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/.
About ICI Homes Headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla., ICI Homes offers a wide variety of homes in prestigious communities throughout Florida. Best known for its first class home designs, its unique ability to customize and superior energy-wise standards and features, ICI Homes has been at the forefront of the home building industry as a standard bearer of excellence for 35 years, the company is consistently ranked in the nation’s Top 100 Builders by Builder magazine and was named 2014 Builder of the Year by the Northeast Florida Builders Association. For more information, visit ICIhomes.com.
Regional Vice President, Marketing, Newland Communities
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