BABCOCK RANCH — Kitson & Partners announced that Stock Development has completed construction of its furnished Bartow model at Babcock Ranch, a new 18,000-acre eco-centric, solar powered town being developed by Kitson, east of Fort Myers off State Road 31 in Charlotte County, north of the Lee Civic Center.
Located in Lake Timber, the town’s first neighborhood, the Bartow residence is the fifth lakefront model that Stock is presenting at Babcock Ranch. The residences at Babcock Ranch are being built to Florida Green Building Coalition Certification standards.
Situated on 70- and 80-foot lakefront home sites, Stock’s new floor plans were designed by Looney Ricks Kiss Architects, the firm that established Babcock Ranch’s Craftsman, Farmhouse, Coastal Gulf Vernacular, Spanish, and Colonial/West Indies architectural styles. Each plan includes a covered front porch that allows the home to live from front to back while encouraging interaction with neighbors.
Clive Daniel Home’s Rebekah Errett-Pikosky and Charlie Hansen created an ecoluxe interior for Stock’s Bartow model that is base priced at $439,990. Their organic design style is punctuated by furnishings that convey a contemporary feeling while maintaining the home’s relaxed ambiance. An environmentally themed color palette includes greens and grays, creamy base backgrounds, natural wallpapers, and grass cloth wall coverings that play with the living area’s light grey hardwood flooring.
The lakefront residence offers a 2,822-square-foot great room plan with an island kitchen, study, three bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a two-car garage, and an outdoor living area with a pool. Special features in the model include a built-in and a dry bar in the dining area that will include a refrigerated beverage center, applied molding details in the powder bath, and bump-outs that create recesses for the windows flanking the great room’s feature wall.
Stock’s Sebring, Delray, Crystal and Destin models are also open in Lake Timber. Norris Furniture and Interiors’ Licensed Interior Designer Deborah Chase-Schulte has combined a mix of old and new elements to create an inviting, relaxed interior for the Sebring model. Warm beige-gray backgrounds throughout the home are accented with colors that celebrate the outdoors, including citron green, sky blue, and sunset red. Flooring in the common areas is wood-look plank porcelain tile.
Black and white photographs taken on the Babcock Ranch property, natural wood furnishings, board and batten wall details, unique elements such as an old Florida style sliding barn door connecting the dining room and kitchen, drop-down and beamed ceiling details, and doors that open the dining room to a covered front porch with rocking chairs contribute to the home’s sense of connection with the outdoors. The outdoor living area includes a pool and pavered deck that draws the eye to lake views.
Base priced at $419,990, the Sebring’s 2,676-square-foot great room plan includes a formal dining room, island kitchen, three bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and a large two-car garage. Base priced at $499,990, the two-story Delray model presents street-facing covered porches on both the first and second floors. The 3,264-square-foot floor plan features a variety of gathering places, including a huge great room and dining area that opens to the outdoor living space, an island kitchen, study, upstairs bonus room, three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, and a two-car garage.
Megan Ellis, senior designer at Builders Design in Sarasota, created an interior with a tailored industrial feeling. The design mixes Ralph Lauren’s signature red and deep navy blue colors with large-scale industrial furniture pieces that play against neutral greige backgrounds and 24-by-24-inch porcelain tile flooring. The front porch has a pair of rocking benches. A side table sits between the rocking benches. The outdoor living area overlooking the lake offers another inviting place to relax.
The interior of Stock’s Crystal model by LDL Interiors’ Lynn Lombardi for Pizzazz Interiors is grounded in a New Americana design concept that reflects the inviting tenor of Babcock Ranch’s architectural designs. Beginning with the swing and rocking chairs on the front porch and extending through an interior replete with rustic Old Florida elements and warm wood flooring, this is a home where neighbors will always be welcomed. Easy to maintain fabrics and furnishings contribute to a relaxed lifestyle.
The wall color in the living area is a light gray/blue complemented by whites, blues, and pops of red and green. The great room ceiling is accented with rustic beams. The study includes a sleeper sofa and built-in corner desk. In addition to the great room and study, the 3,076-square-foot floor plan includes an island kitchen with a walk-in pantry, three bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and a large lakefront outdoor living area with a summer kitchen, pool and spa. The Crystal floor plan is base priced at $499,990.
Stock’s Destin model presents an organic contemporary style interior that combines clean lines with a mixture of materials, including concrete, wood, glass, and high-gloss finishes on some of the furnishings. Created by Soco Interiors’ Senior Designer Meredith Summersgill, the design features a color palette with greys, taupes, and whites accented with pops of orange. The flooring in the living areas is 9-inch by 36-inch wood-look plank tile.
Designed to look like Geisha wood, the gray-toned flooring convey a clean, sophisticated feeling. Summersgill incorporated interesting wall and ceiling details, various fabrics, and furnishings with a variety of finishes ranging from the great room’s distressed concrete top side tables with a parson style stainless steel bases to a petrified wood accent table in the study. The great room, island kitchen, and dining space is the heart of the Destin’s 3,191-square-foot floor plan that also includes four bedrooms, 4.5 baths, a study, three-car garage, and an outdoor living area with a pool and spa overlooking the lake. The Destin is base priced at $509,990.
The Lake Timber neighborhood epitomizes the Town and Country lifestyle Kitson has fashioned at Babcock Ranch. Lake Timber’s lakefront, porch home, and cottage residences line streetscapes dotted with parks. Lakefront green spaces and pathways, trail head facilities, a lakeside fishing dock, an observation deck, and Babcock Ranch’s first town garden provide opportunities to connect with nature. Lake Timber’s Lake House neighborhood center will include a lakefront pool, barbecue area and playground and is expected to be completed next month.
Lake Timber is a short walk or bike ride from Babcock’s Downtown District. Founder’s Square, a 13-acre lakefront green, includes a waterfront boardwalk promenade, a band shell, bike, kayak, paddle board, and row boat rentals, and a splash pad while serving as a gathering place and the focal point for town events and celebrations. Downtown’s lakefront Table & Tap Restaurant that offers indoor and outdoor dining plus a beer garden, Curry Creek Outfitters, and Woodlea Hall, home to the town’s Discovery Center, are all situated at Founder’s Square. Slater’s Goods & Provisions is slated for completion this summer. The Babcock Neighborhood School is under construction and will open in August. Construction of a wellness center is underway.
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