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We’re Expecting a Sensational Season This time of year is a favorite in Southwest

has exceeded our expectations.

Florida: we’re enjoying the height

In response to the market trends,

of season, basking in perfect weather

London Bay Homes has completed new

and reconnecting with long-time friends

model homes now open for viewing at

as our northern residents and visitors

The Founders Club in Sarasota and at

return for the winter.

Mediterra in Naples, as well as stunning private residences and models in


NEW HOME PRICE INCREASE* 18.8% United States

20.6% Sarasota


some of the region’s most sought-after communities, including The Lake Club, Quail West, Miromar Lakes, Grey Oaks and downtown Naples.


We hope you’ll take the time to tour our models and see what’s new in

This summer and fall have been especially

luxurious Private Label Living.

busy, as real estate activity continued to

New neighbors, new amenities and

increase, and will continue to do so. Both

a new season of activities and events:

Sarasota and Naples echo the national

it certainly is a wonderful time of year

trend of higher prices, less inventory and

here in Southwest Florida. We look

double-digit gains in sales activity from just

forward to seeing you soon!

one year ago. In Sarasota alone, the number of homes sold in 2013 was the second highest on record. Closed and pending sales in Naples’ higher price ranges increased 27 percent; and Sarasota’s median single-family home price jumped 20.6 percent.* These are great indicators for the market, and have generated sales activity for London Bay and our communities that

Mark Wilson President, London Bay Homes

*Statistical Source: Naples Area Board of REALTORS® Year-End 2013 Market Report, Sarasota Association of REALTORS® December 2013 Statistics Report

PRIVATE LABEL LIVING Our commitment to creating the perfect reflection of your individual style.

Mediterra: An Award-Winning Year Mediterra continues to tally up international, national and local awards, including these in 2013:

“Best Community” Aurora Award presented by the 12-state Southeast Building Conference

Eight-time “Community of the Year” Award by the Collier Building Industry Association

BoardRoom magazine’s Distinguished Emerald Club, given to the top five percent of private clubs in the world;

Healthiest Club in America, by BoardRoom magazine;

Outstanding Tennis Facility, by the United States Tennis Association

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Mediterra N A P L E S , F L O R I DA

THE CLUB at Mediterra Unveils NEW LOOK Mediterra now offers even more options for its members who love gathering with friends at Naples’ favorite clubhouse. The first phase of a two-part $8.9 million improvement and expansion project at The Club at Mediterra is now complete and features a redesigned Grille Room, a chef’s table, exposition kitchen and expanded outdoor dining and sitting areas. With its bleached and distressed wood finishes, the Grille Room offers a more casual ambience, a larger bar and outdoor dining on a new terrace. The popular Tavern on 18 lounge continues its metamorphosis with expanded terrace seating, a 12-diner pub table and comfortable chairs encircling a fire bowl. The final phase of the member-approved project, slated for completion in December 2014, will include a 12,500-square-foot, two-story addition featuring expanded and redesigned men’s and ladies’ golf locker and lounge facilities, a larger ball room and all-new areas including the open-air Atrium Room and privatedining Garden Room. Upon completion, the new club will have 33,000 square feet with an emphasis on connections to outdoor spaces, including a covered terrace with a unique indoor-outdoor dance floor. Expanded Outdoor Dining

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Mediterra N A P L E S , F L O R I DA

MEDITERRA MAGIC: Luxury Homes, Exceptional Amenities Carefree Living in Cortile A blending of estate homes and maintenance-free villas adds to the charm of Cortile, a picturesque neighborhood of just 48 homesites, with only 16 of 48 sites remaining. Cortile homesites are meticulously woven into a setting showcasing nature preserve, lake and golf views. London Bay offers a dozen popular villa and estate floor plans, each designed to capture the timelessness of coastal villages along the northern shores of the Mediterranean. Home and homesite packages, priced from $1.3 million, feature carefree living and floor plans spanning 3,100 to over 7,000 square feet. Existing estate home designs boast more than 4,200 square feet; or, London Bay’s architectural team can create your dream home of more than 10,000 square feet.

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Serenity Now in Serata Wake up to the splendor of Serata, a neighborhood of only 36 lakefront single-family homes, with only 7 of 36 sites remaining. More than a dozen available floor plans offer inspired living and customizable options to create a home that’s right for you: expand the lanai, add a garden courtyard or combine the features you love best to make your dream home come to life. Serata offers three- and four-bedroom floor plans ranging from 3,000 to 5,000 square feet and one- and two-story designs, each oriented to the water. And London Bay Homes’ renowned attention to detail – with luxury interior and exterior architectural Visit >

appointments – is evident throughout every square inch. Prices start at just over $1 million.

Luxury Villas in Lucarno The cobblestone streets of a Mediterranean village come to life in Lucarno, a neighborhood of lakeside villas capturing the essence of a European lifestyle. With beamed ceilings, colorful tile accents, surprise courtyards and multiple outdoor gathering areas – some with fire and fountains – homes in Lucarno reflect the ineffable spirit of their coastal cousins. Lucarno’s 12 one- and two-story designs offer 2,500 to more than 4,000 square feet, with options for complete customization. Overlooking lakes and gardens, Lucarno’s luxury villas are priced from the $900,000s.

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“Our residents really love the community’s natural beauty and oversized homesites,” said Roland Nairnsey, director of sales for London Bay Homes.

“Every single home is surrounded by lake views, nature preserves, wetlands, golf course – and often, all four.” Visit >

The Founders Club S A R A S OTA , F L O R I DA

Nature Meets Luxury Living at The Founders Club “The Founders Club is a quiet sanctuary just minutes from I-75, great shopping, bistros and world-class beaches,” said Nairnsey. “The clubhouse possesses an Old World charm, with a huge veranda overlooking a canopy of live oaks and native Florida fauna. Residents really enjoy the best of all worlds – luxury living, brand-new homes and some of the most breathtaking natural views in Florida.” With 50% of the homesites sold, it’s not too late to take advantage of The Founders Club’s location, which ensures its residents gain all of the benefits of city life, while still maintaining a tranquil home environment to get away from it all. Residents can spend the day on Sarasota’s white, sandy beaches, being entertained in the Theater & Arts District or taking advantage of the area’s various dining and shopping destinations, including the future Mall at University Town Center, before coming home to an intimate, boutique-style setting. As soon as residents get behind the gates of The Founders Club, they are met with 700 mesmerizing acres of picturesque lakes, nature preserves, wetlands, and gently swaying stands of palms and centuries-old oaks amidst the 262 planned custom homes and the Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed championship golf course. Residents who would rather stay home and play can take part in the vibrant member camaraderie fueled by The Founders Golf and Social Club full calendar of social, sport, and wellness activities. The professional staff at the grand, 24,000-square-foot Golf Hall coordinate a variety of events, including men’s, women’s, and couples’ golf activities, Bingo and Trivia Nights matched up with fun-filled themed dinners, fitness classes and much more. The Club also offers fine and casual dining, including a verandah overlooking an oak hammock.

The Founders Club S A R A S OTA , F L O R I DA

TWO NEW MODELS Capture The Art Of Luxury Living Step inside The Founders Club’s two newest model homes and you immediately understand the enchantment of this 700-acre Sarasota community. Walls of windows and moveable glass throughout the Delfina and Belita showcase stunning reminders of the community’s emphasis on golf and nature. Both model homes feature al fresco areas, studies, formal dining rooms, three-car garages and gourmet kitchens with oversized islands and walk-in pantries. .

The Belita Model The three-bedroom, 3,091-square-foot Belita is a maintenance-free golf cottage, which gives future homeowners more time to enjoy clubhouse facilities and community amenities at the nearby 24,000-square-foot Golf Hall, overlooking an oak hammock and and the 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr.-designed golf course.

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The Delfina Model The Delfina is a four-bedroom single-family home with an open floor plan. This new community favorite offers a formal living room and game and leisure rooms separated by a pop-up TV. It has travertine and grayed wood flooring, volume ceilings and custom cabinetry and bookshelves throughout its 4,287 square feet.

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A Pinch of PURPLE, a Glint of GOLD. Romanza’s Melissa Allen took a dramatic departure in creating the lavender master suite in Mediterra’s Annalisa estate model. “It’s soft, romantic and different,” says Allen. “The room has really created a memory point for the model home.” This fall, the designer saw the same color trend reflected in the Baker showroom at the High Point furniture market. “If there’s anything new, it’s always in the Baker showroom,” Allen says. “The color palette in the Annalisa – that pinch of purple – was reflected in the latest luxury trends at the show.” Gold is also on tap for 2014. “Gold is back and is being featured on furniture finishes, accessories and lighting,” says Allen. “It’s not polished but more of a soft, champagne gold – and it’s sometimes being blended with silver.” What else did the designer pick up at High Point? “Gray as a neutral isn’t going away, and it was nice to see a representation of every color, including turquoise, magenta and navy blue with black.” Visit a Romanza-designed model today for colorful inspiration for your dream home.

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Shopping Secrets: Be In the Know DIAMONDS AND DE BEERS: A LWAY S I N S T Y L E


Splendor and beauty

Residents at The Founders Club can make

come together in the

their way to the nearby Saks Fifth Avenue

dazzling diamonds

to view the latest fashion trends. Thanks to

at De Beers Jewellery

the experts at the Sarasota store, leather

in Naples’ famed

and lace will be in high demand this

Waterside Shops.

season, with a fashion-forward collection

Diamonds are the dynamic DNA of De Beers, where colored stones are especially

of light-weight skirts, booties and even leather-accented clothing.

hot, according to Gene Reeves, director

“Leather, lace and mixed media are in

of the exclusive Naples showroom.

fashion,” said Christina Sadler, marketing

“Colored diamonds are definitely popular – especially yellow and pink,” he said. “And we love offering exceptionally rare diamonds in other colors.” Rose gold is in style, as are stackable rings and jewelry suites with complementing earrings, bracelet and necklace. But nothing really ever goes out of style at

coordinator for Saks Sarasota. “Lace accents are coming out of spring and into fall, and leather is Florida-appropriate in boots and as accents like a cap sleeve on a dress.” “Shoes and sunglasses are see-through and colorless,” she said. “A lot of shoes have a Lucite heel. Prada does a great version of ombre Lucite in sunglasses.”

De Beers. “The strength of our jewelry is its

Fashionable men will find more tailored

timelessness,” said Reeves. “It’s not trendy

and fitted clothing, including cropped

or fashion-oriented but rather designed to

pants with a cuff.

have a timeless mystique. Each piece is created to be a classic.”

The Sarasota store also offers personalized wardrobe consultation through its Fifth

De Beers

Avenue Club.

5495 Tamiami Trail N, Naples, FL 34108 (239) 254-7989 •

Saks Fifth Avenue 5395 Tamiami Trail N, Naples, FL 34108 (239) 592-5900 •

Dining N OT E S

GREAT EATS at Osteria Tulia Trust a builder to notice the rustic décor created by generous use of brick and wood in a local restaurant. But even the ambience-enhancing combo took a back seat to the wood-charred octopus and tortelloni that Steve Miller, vice president of London Bay Homes, recently enjoyed during a leisurely dinner with friends at Osteria Tulia on Fifth Avenue South in Naples. Headed by chef/partner Vincenzo Betulia, Osteria Tulia specializes in rustic Italian cuisine. Miller credits an enthusiastic server for making spot-on recommendations, including the appetizer and his entrée – a roasted beef short rib served with tortelloni, foie gras emulsion and Marsala. “The approach is more from a health angle with lots of vegetables on the menu, much of it locally grown,” Miller says. “The wine list is comprehensive, with the perfect accompaniment for every dish.”

“The restaurant is casual and relaxed, and


The restaurant, which made its Naples debut in 2013, serves homemade pasta, pizzas, salads and even prepares its own salami in-house. “There’s a distinctive energy at Tulia,” says Miller. “It’s a great gathering spot.” Osteria Tulia 466 5th Ave S, Naples, FL 34102 (239) 213-2073 •

Lee BIA Parade of Homes Feb. 13 - 16 | Feb. 20 - 23 | Feb. 27 - March 2 Sat. 10 AM - 5pm & Sun. 12 PM - 5 PM

Collier Building Industry Assoc. Parade of Homes March 7-9


March 14-16

Sat. 10 AM - 5pm & Sun. 12 PM - 5 PM

Mediterra Community Showcase March 22-23


March 29-30

Sat. & Sun. 10 AM - 5 PM

Event C A L E N DA R

TWO Parades & ONE Showcase Welcome Visitors to Luxury Models Taking in a parade along Main Street, USA, may seem a little ho-hum in comparison to Parade of Homes events, which welcome homebuyers and the public into model homes featuring beautiful architectural and interior design. These upcoming Parade events feature London Bay Homes’ magnificent luxury villa and single-family estate models in select Southwest Florida communities. Lee County Parade of Homes – View four of London Bay’s model homes at Mediterra and Quail West during the county building association’s annual event. In Mediterra, the Girona and Capriano luxury villas and the single-family estate Annalisa open their doors on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. from Feb. 15 to March 2. In Quail West, visit the brand-new Brighton model featuring classic-style interior design. Collier County Parade of Home – With construction wrapping up on the Bettina and Delfina models at Mediterra, Parade participants have the opportunity to explore up to six model homes March 8-9 and March 15-16. In addition to the models open during the Lee County event, London Bay also will feature the Eloro, a spacious luxury villa. Mediterra Community Showcase – Get behind the gates at Mediterra to view high-end performance cars, runway-worthy fashion and award-winning models and interior design – all for a good cause. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 22-23 and March 29-30, we’re opening the doors to six luxury villa and estate models during the Showcase, with all proceeds benefiting the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.

Events L O N D O N B AY H O M E S

London Bay Homes hosts ® residents and Realtors at THE NEW ANNALISA MODEL HOME THE NEW ANNALISA MODEL HOME offers a great room, family room, study, wine room, tech center/mud room and butler’s pantry.

Forget the New Year, Mediterra residents and Realtors rang in the start of the season with two evenings of celebrations at the new Annalisa model home. Hosted by London Bay Homes, the Mediterra welcome home party for

residents included a tour of the new 5,290 square-foot Annalisa model home in the Cortile neighborhood. Residents were treated to delicious refreshments, fine wines by David Contreras and live music under the stars. The following evening, nearly 100 Realtors gathered to take in the beauty of the four bedroom, four and one half bath home. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the expansive outdoor living area and danced along to live music by the Annalisa’s sparkling pool.

MOVE-IN READY HOMES Nap l e s , Fl o r i d a



10830 Est Cortile Court


3,526 AC Sq. Ft.

by Romanza

5,072 Total Sq. Ft. 3 Bedrooms, Great Room Dining Room, Study

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3 Full & 1 Half Baths


3-Car Garage



1473 Anhinga Pointe

Reduced by

5,905 AC Sq. Ft.


8,911 Total Sq. Ft. 4 Bedrooms Game Room, Study 5 Full, 2 Half Baths


3-Car Garage


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18145 Via Portofino Way


6,326 AC Sq. Ft.

by Romanza

9,954 Total Sq. Ft. 4 Bedrooms Great Room with Dining

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5 Full & 1 Half Baths


4-Car Garage


CONTACT INFORMATION Portofino at Miromar Lakes: Calvin McLeod 239.825.4892

Quail West, Quarry, Estuary: Roland Nairnsey 239-450-7086

Mediterra Sales: Lawrence Middleton and Amy Nease 239.949.8989

MOVE-IN READY HOMES S a ras o ta, Fl o r i d a


8817 Colonels Court 4,287 AC Sq. Ft. 5,961 Total Sq. Ft. 4 Bedrooms, Den 4 Full & 1 Half Baths

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Game Room


3-Car Garage



8817 Colonels Court 2,505 AC Sq. Ft. 3,584 Total Sq. Ft. 3 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths Great Room Dining Room, Study


3-Car Garage


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18128 Via Portofino Way


3,380 AC Sq. Ft.

by Romanza

4,679 Total Sq. Ft. 3 Bedrooms Study/3rd bedroom 3 Full & 1 Half Baths 2-Car Garage

PRICED AT $1,795,000

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CONTACT INFORMATION The Founders Club: Roland Nairnsey 941.378.0900

Lakewood Ranch: Therese Masseo 941.773.3004

Private Label Living: Simply Unparalleled London Bay Homes offers more than 20 years of experience, outstanding service, industry-leading design and financially sound planning. Let our in-house team of architects and designers create your dream home.


Phone: (239) 592-1400 •

Notabilia Magazine | Winter 2013  
Notabilia Magazine | Winter 2013