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Spanish Main cooks up fish fry


panish Main Yacht Club residents cooked up a special dinner April 1. On Monday evening, Lou Salemi, Jim Entwistle, Mike Behny and Bernie Clifford fried 85 pounds of Spanish mackerel for their neighbors. As guests arrived, they filled a table with potluck appetizers and desserts and enjoyed drinks.

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London Bay Homes: Creating Custom Residences on Your Ideal Homesite

London Bay Homes translates personal visions into reality on preferred homesites along Sarasota Bay and throughout Southwest Florida. “We could make changes and really customize it to what we wanted it to be,” said Teah Hall. “I explained to them what I wanted, and they really worked hard to do exactly that. And it turned out beautifully.” The couple’s relationship with London Bay extends beyond just the design and construction process. “They build an awesome product, and you know they stand by that product,” said Dr. Kiltz. “It’s not only we’ve moved in and we’re done. It’s continuing to help us manage and maintain [our home] and have someone to

call 24/7. We really love that. I not only recommend them, but I already have eyes on another London Bay lot and project because they’ve done such a great job on this.” Once buyers find their perfect Sarasota homesite, London Bay Homes can help create a residence that makes the most of the place they call home. Its Camberdale custom estate home in Sarasota gives buyers a sense of what’s possible when they work with the company. An open great room floor plan optimizes entertaining options and provides seamless access to outdoor living spaces that take advantage of the home’s setting, with features like a fire table, private shower garden and custom pool with a sun shelf and raised spa. The Camberdale is priced at $3,150,000. “We can truly build anywhere in Southwest Florida,” said London Bay Homes’ President and CEO Mark Wilson. “We can help homeowners build the home of their dreams in the location of their dreams.” 302736-1

ou’ve worked long and hard to get to this point. So, you’re not afraid to admit that when it comes to your home, you want it all: the opportunity to work with an award-winning builder focused on quality and personalization and the ideal homesite of your choosing. Whether you desire a select location along the beautiful shores of Bird Key, the intimate views of the Intracoastal Waterway in Spice Bay on Siesta Key or near the hustle and bustle of downtown, London Bay Homes can make your vision of creating your dream home a reality. There’s a long list of reasons why homeowners choose Sarasota as the spot for creating the dwelling of their dreams. Families are drawn to Sarasota County’s top-notch schools, ranked numbertwo in the state of Florida. Baby boomers are enticed by the area’s robust medical services, like the well-rated Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and rich cultural offerings that include an opera house, ballet company, orchestra and several theater companies. And everyone enjoys Sarasota’s vibrant restaurant scene, the worldfamous white sands of Siesta Beach and attractions that appeal to all ages, like The Ringling museum complex and Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. “It feels like a small town,” said Dr. Robert Kiltz. “But it really is easy to get to many opportunities of art, theater, restaurants or just a walk on the beach.” That’s why he and Teah Hall decided Sarasota was the place for them. But when they began looking for a home, they didn’t find anything they loved. So, they decided to create their ideal home by building with London Bay Homes, whose philosophy of “Private Label Living” allowed them to design a home truly tailored to their specific needs and interests on a preferred homesite location.

Homeowners can choose to work with London Bay’s award-winning in-house design team or bring in their own preferred architects and interior designers to collaborate on creating completely new plans. The expansive Solymar floor plan, boasting 6,413 square feet of living space, demonstrates just one of the many custom designs that can be created to fit a homeowner’s preferred homesite.

Showcasing 4,377 square feet, four bedrooms and four bathrooms, The Camberdale showcase home, available for purchase, shows buyers what’s possible for versatile home designs that seamlessly blend in with historic neighborhoods throughout downtown Sarasota.

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