The model home at the Cottages of Curry Creek in southern Sarasota County, developed by Tivoli Homes of Sarasota, was honored with four awards during the 2016 Parade of Homes Manatee-Sarasota. Tivoli’s 2,265-square-foot Bay Breeze design was selected “overall winner” in its category, which included entries from Neal Communities and Heritage Builders. The Tivoli model home also won “best curb appeal,” and tied the win for “best kitchen” and ‘best floor plan.” Tivoli Homes president Gary Johnson accepted the four award plaques during the Parade of Homes awards ceremony held March 3 at the Hyatt Sarasota.
Sponsored each year by the Manatee-Sarasota Building Industry Association, the Parade of Homes is a showcase for the model homes of area builders. This year over 110 model homes were featured in the competition, which is categorized by price.
The Cottages of Curry Creek is an exclusive enclave of just 12 homes, situated on a private peninsula in Nokomis. Each home site in the gated community has either water frontage directly along Curry Creek or along the canals; all have private dock options with direct boating access to bay waters and the Gulf of Mexico.
Over 300 visitors toured the Bay Breeze model at the Cottages of Curry Creek during the three-week Parade of Homes event. Designed to offer the best of coastal living, the model has an open floor plan with disappearing sliding glass doors that create a dynamic entertaining area between the living room and the 467-square foot screened lanai, replete with outdoor kitchen and grill, pool, spa, and outdoor fireplace — all overlooking the dock and waterway. The Bay Breeze offers three bedrooms, two baths, a separate den/office, formal dining area, breakfast nook overlooking the lanai through aquarium windows, and an oversized, two-car garage. Other designs in the community include the 1,963-square-foot Beach Comber II, and the 1,843-square-foot Trade Winds. All of the homes are connected to Sarasota County’s water and sewer system.
The Cottages of Curry Creek are semi-custom homes with an inviting, shoreside feel, invoked by features that include wind-resistant metal roofs, plentiful outdoor living spaces, covered front porches, screened lanais, and options for swimming pool and spa, as well as outdoor kitchens and boat docks. 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 $185, which covers lawn care and maintenance for the 10,000-square-foot home lots and all common areas.
The Cottages of Curry Creek community is situated less than a mile from US 41, with close proximity to Venice, easy access to I-75, and a short drive to downtown Sarasota. The Legacy Trail is just two blocks away; beaches and restaurants are within a few minutes’ drive. Pricing for the homes begins at $469,900. The model home is open daily: Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM; and Saturdays and Sundays noon to 5 PM.
To view floor plans, site plans, and video, for the Cottages of Curry Creek, visit http://www.tivolihomes.com, or Facebook.com/Tivoli-Homes-of-Sarasota. For sales information and inquiries, contact the sales office at 941.343.7539.