21 Aug, 2018

Stock’s Crystal model home open for viewing at Babcock Ranch

Babcock Ranch, Southwest Florida’s unique eco-centric, solar-powered town just northeast of Fort Myers on Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31, has announced the single-family Crystal model by Stock Classic Homes is open for viewing.

Located in Lake Timber, a neighborhood of 220 single-family lake- and preserve-view homes, the fully furnished Crystal model is within walking and biking distance to Founder’s Square, the heart of Babcock Ranch.

Featuring a Craftsman-style exterior – with clean-lined columns and exposed rafter tails and beams under deep roof eaves – the Crystal’s welcoming front porch is the ideal spot to get acquainted with new neighbors over a glass of lemonade.

With 3,076 square feet of air-conditioned living space, the Crystal boasts three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and a study. Options for an additional bedroom and bath afford plenty of space for growing families or visiting friends. Two sets of sliding glass doors from the expansive great room reveal an almost 600-square-foot screened outdoor living area that serves as an extension of the Crystal’s open floor plan.

The model’s tailored and comfortable low-maintenance design reflects a relaxed lifestyle, with no space off-limits to grandkids, house guests, or pets. The Davis of Pizzazz Interiors said the Crystal evokes the charming nostalgia of Old Florida, with a modern twist for today’s buyer.
“We used a calculated mix of wood tones, along with some white painted furniture,” said Davis. “These unique pieces add charm and look like a family has loved them for decades.”

Living spaces are unified by walnut hardwood floors that serve as the foundation to a timeless palette of blue, white and ivory, with strategic touches of classic Americana red. Throughout the home, iron-finished lighting fixtures with vintage-inspired bulbs serve as a striking contrast with the overall aesthetic.

In the great room, aged wooden beams add warmth and character to the homes’ architecture and highlight its tall ceilings. Built-in white Shaker-style bookcases and cabinets provide ample storage for books and photos and serve as a counterpoint to the rustic appeal of the furnishings and finishes.
Soft furnishings in natural tones blend seamlessly with the home’s New Traditional interior design that is established by the sofa’s modern curves on a familiar traditional wingback arm.

The Shaker cabinet style continues in the kitchen, where its clean lines are complemented with subway tile backsplash, white quartz countertops, and stainless appliances. Beneath a trio of rustic pendant lamps, a large island offers additional casual seating with four farmhouse-style swivel stools of iron, wicker, and wood. An open-work chandelier and elegant drapery panels grace the nearby dining area, with a table large enough to comfortably accommodate eight guests.

A handsome espresso-finished four-poster bed sets the stage in the master suite, featuring dual walk-in closets. Matching club chairs create an intimate reading area positioned before a windowed wall of natural light. Marbled porcelain tile defines a stately bath with a dual-sink vanity, oversize shower, and a luxurious free-standing tub.

The Pizzazz team sourced several accent items in the home from local artisans, including a vibrant pair of original paintings in the guest room depicting Florida’s state flower: lush orange blossoms.

Scenic lake views stretch beyond the spa and pool area, outfitted with a pair of chaise lounges for relaxation. The home’s rustic charm continues to the outdoor dining and living space, providing the perfect place to host family celebrations.

Like all other homes in this “smart city,” the Crystal offers fiber internet direct to the home, allowing for the fastest gigabit speeds available to supply powerful internet for today’s online lifestyle.

With a three-car garage and ample storage space, the Crystal is base priced at $ 529,990.
Babcock Ranch was created by Kitson & Partners with respect for the natural environment and the philosophy that smart growth and sustainability work hand in hand. Half of the town’s 18,000-acre footprint is set aside as greenways, parks and expansive lakes, providing recreation and scenic backdrops for Babcock Ranch’s homes and the Founder’s Square downtown district.

Emphasizing a front-porch lifestyle to nurture a sense of community, Babcock Ranch promotes healthy living through a walkable community plan, 50 miles of planned biking and hiking trails, interconnected lakes for paddling enthusiasts, a robust calendar of exercise classes, and the Healthy Life Center managed by Lee Health at Founder’s Square, with health club facilities, nutrition counseling, therapeutic services, and medical offices opening in early fall.
Table & Tap restaurant, Slater’s Goods and Provisions, Square Scoops Coffee & Creamery, Curry Creek Outfitters, and Babcock Neighborhood School welcomed the greater community to Founder’s Square even before the arrival of the town’s first residents in early January. A sprawling downtown park offers a lakefront bandshell, boardwalk, covered pavilions, and charging stations for electronics, including cars. An autonomous shuttle – part of the town’s mobility plan – provides transportation between homes and Founder’s Square. And with plans to expand into On Demand services, goods delivery, and hourly/daily car rentals within the next year, Babcock Ranch will continue offering compelling mobility solutions that reduce the need for car ownership in the new town.

Babcock Ranch has seven homebuilders offering more than 50 home designs including twin villas, cottages, single-family executive, manor and custom homes featuring one- and two-story plans, two to six bedrooms, and 1,400 to 4,761 square feet of living space. Homes appeal to young millennials, families, empty nesters and retirees alike, with prices ranging from the $190,000s to $1 million. Homes are built to Florida Green Building Coalition standards, emphasizing energy and water conservation, and offer a full gigabyte of fiber-optic connectivity.

More than 30 model and quick-delivery homes are now open or under construction by Florida Lifestyle Homes, Fox Premier Builders, Homes by Towne, Lennar, Pulte Homes, Solara Homes by Banroc, and Stock Classic Homes. Many models are open for viewing daily.

For more information about Southwest Florida’s new hometown, located just northeast of Fort Myers off Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31, visit the Discovery Center at 42850 Crescent Loop in Babcock Ranch, call 877-709-6620, or visit www.BabcockRanch.com.

Contact: Tina Matte, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and PR, 239-275-5758, [email protected]

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