Renowned luxury custom home builder Bobby Alvarez announced the grand opening of the Florencia, the company’s first model/inspiration home in 15 years, in Avila Golf and Country Club’s final enclave of 12 homesites.
The two-story 3,550-square-foot Florencia, built in a Spanish-mission revival style, features three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a 1-bedroom casita. Visitors enter into a private courtyard with covered walkway, private pool and casita. A solid, carved wood front door opens into the main home’s grand room that gracefully combines open living and dining areas and creates indoor-outdoor synergy with 12-foot ceilings and 10-foot high sliding glass doors along the back, overlooking the golf course. The downstairs master suite has an inviting sitting area, a master bath with freestanding sculptural tub, walk-through shower and large walk in closet. Also on the first floor is an impressive wood-paneled library/den, contemporary gourmet kitchen, wine cellar, laundry room and wet bar. Two additional bedrooms, bathrooms and loft are located on the second floor. Homes in VillaLagos start from $1.5 million, including homesite on the Jack Nicklaus-designed championship golf course.
“We found that many of today’s homebuyers prefer floorplans under 5,000 square feet but with our same custom features and characteristic attention to detail,” said President of Alvarez Homes Bobby Alvarez. “It’s more about really functional spaces and higher quality finishes than square footage.” At VillaLagos, Alvarez offers a series of custom home designs that combine luxury and eco-friendly features in a more practical scale ranging from 3,550 to 5,000 square feet. The Florencia represents Alvarez New Concepts, launched in 2009 to create a collection of energy and resource-efficient homes, certified by the Florida Green Building Coalition and Energy Star rated. “People like the courtyard because it offers much more privacy for the pool area, rather than a backyard pool, and the added convenience of the casita’s separate guest quarters. And, as with all of our homes, we include the quality, contemporary conveniences and attention to detail that we customers have come to expect from us,” explained Alvarez.
The Florencia has been sold but will remain open to view for the next six months. Alvarez is building another home in VillaLagos and is expected to break ground on additional home shortly, both homes will be available for sale.
Situated on an approximately 1/3-acre homesite overlooking the golf course and water feature, the Florencia includes a plethora of distinguished Alvarez touches: carved solid wood doors, a striking Syrian stone fireplace with decorative light feature, Turkish limestone 36×36-inch floor tile, Cuban-artisan style tiled archways, intricate wood ceiling designs, living edge wood mantle, gas fireplace with heat that can be directed inside or outside, electric blinds, master bathroom with digital thermostat valve and rain showers, huge walk in closet with Solatubes for natural light, gourmet kitchen with quartz waterfall countertop, large pantry, Wolf appliances, and more.
Alvarez New Concept homes incorporates forward thinking green building practices such as tight building envelopes to effectively seal the home, insulated low-E impact glass, all core-filled block construction for excellent temperature and sound insulation, and smart-home technology that controls access, temperature, lights, video entry access that can be controlled from a smart phone, tablet or computer.
VillaLagos homesites overlook the Jack Nicklaus fairways, water features and/or practice greens in one of the most exclusive private communities in the Tampa Bay area. This is the last buildable land in the prestigious Avila Golf and Country Club, accessible from Lake Crenshaw Road off U.S. 41then 1.3 miles to the Avila North Entrance Gate.
The Florencia inspiration home, located at 16918 VillaLagos de Avila, Lutz, FL 33548 is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Sundays from noon until 5 p.m. For more information contact: Bobby Alvarez at 813-968-2383.
About Alvarez New Concepts/The Alvarez Family of Companies
Since 1983, The Alvarez Family of Companies stands alone as Tampa Bay’s premier custom home builder with more than 450 distinctive, original, estate homes built from Tampa to the beaches of Pinellas County. Alvarez New Concepts homes embraces forward-thinking, proven effective construction techniques, materials and architectural design to make luxury living healthy, energy efficient and technologically convenient. For more information about The Alvarez Family of Companies and Alvarez New Concepts, visit www.alvarezhomes.com.
About Avila Golf & Country Club
A classic and traditional club, Avila was built in 1980 offering golfers and sports enthusiasts the luxuries and anonymity of Country Club entertaining. Amenities include the signature golf course redesigned in 1988 by developer Bob Sierra of Avila and partner Jack Nicklaus, lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, fully equipped pro shops, junior Olympic-size swimming pool, and newly renovated, Mediterranean-style Clubhouse. For more information about Avila Golf & Country Club, please visit www.avilagolf.com.
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