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June 19,2017 - Models by Fox Premier Builders nearing completion at Babcock Ranch
Naples Daily News

June 19, 2017

BABCOCK RANCH — Kitson & Partners announced that Naples-based Fox Premier Builders is nearing completion of its Camden and Cabin furnished models in the Lake Timber neighborhood at Babcock Ranch. Both models are expected to be completed this month.

Babcock Ranch is 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 just north of the Lee Civic Center. Completed furnished models by Stock Development, Homes by Towne, and Florida Lifestyle Homes are open for viewing in Lake Timber, the first neighborhood to be built at Babcock Ranch. Each home at Babcock Ranch is being built to Florida Green Building Coalition Certification standards.

Base priced starting in the $300s and situated on 50- or 60-by-130-foot home sites, Fox’s Cottage Collection floor plans were designed by architect Cooter Ramsey of Allison, Ramsey & Associates and by Timberbuilt. Each plan includes a covered front porch that allows the home to live from front to back while encouraging interaction with neighbors. Front yard spaces, rear porches, and backyards with living fences will further contribute to the Cottage Collection’s engaging appeal.

The Cottage Collection floor plans have been converted to accommodate a SIP Panel Construction process developed by New Panel Homes in Englewood, Florida. Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are a high performance, 21st Century building system. The panels consist of an insulating foam core between two structural facings, typically oriented strand board (OSB). SIPs are manufactured under factory controlled conditions and can be fabricated to fit nearly any building design. The building system is extremely durable, highly resistant to Southwest Florida’s extreme weather conditions, energy efficient, and cost effective. The SIPs process also saves time, money, and labor.

The exteriors of the homes designed by Allison, Ramsey & Associates are finished with Hardie board siding, a material that is constructed of cement fibers and capable of enduring extreme climates while retaining the beauty of wood siding.

Designed by Allison, Ramsey & Associates, the two-story, 2,029-square-foot under air, three-bedroom, 2.5-bath Camden model includes a 604-square foot covered front porch that wraps down one side of the home and across a portion of the rear. The interior features a living room with a fireplace, a dining area and island kitchen, and a first-floor master suite. The upstairs offers a media room, two bedrooms, and a covered porch at the front of the home.

A color palette that includes neutral backgrounds in the living areas, warm grays, charcoal finishes and vivid yellow accents that represent sunlight evokes optimism, progression, and an alluring sense of elegance with a modern, sophisticated vibe. Distressed porcelain wood-look tile flooring with a mixed white, gray, and black finish will continue the Camden’s warm, engaging feeling. The model includes a suspended swing on the front porch finished in a distressed yellow that serves as precursor to the yellow accents inside.

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A color palette that includes neutral backgrounds in the living areas, warm grays, charcoal finishes and vivid yellow accents that represent sunlight evokes optimism, progression, and an alluring sense of elegance with a modern, sophisticated vibe. Distressed porcelain wood-look tile flooring with a mixed white, gray, and black finish will continue the Camden’s warm, engaging feeling. The model includes a suspended swing on the front porch finished in a distressed yellow that serves as precursor to the yellow accents inside.

The two-story, 2,001-square-foot under air Cabin model floor plan features an open great room, dining, and kitchen area on the first floor, as well as a master suite with a full bath and a powder bath. A covered porch offers an outdoor gathering place. The upstairs includes a loft open to the great room below, and a second master suite with a full bath.

Designed by Timberbuilt, the efficient Cabin model combines the SIPs construction process with hybrid timber framing, timber exterior finishes, and interior beamed ceiling details while leaving a minimal carbon footprint. Timberbuilt’s sustainable buildings are designed to maximize the beauty of exposed wood and natural timbers. New and reclaimed materials are used to bring a unique sense of character and charisma to each home. The timber framed homes can be customized to provide looks ranging from rustic to elegant. Insulspan SIP panels dramatically reduce both energy consumption and construction costs. Because the SIPs are pre-cut, the process results in a more efficient on-site build and generates less waste. No nails are used. The joinery is all handcrafted mortise and tenon construction. This method of notching out the timbers, fitting them together, and pegging them is a much stronger and more stable method than post and beam.

Fox’s Cottage Collection also includes the Eden and Whisper Creek floor plans. Designed by Allison, Ramsey & Associates, the two-story, 2,483-square-foot under air Eden plan includes a great room with a fireplace, an island kitchen, a dining room, master suite and a guest bedroom or study on the first floor. Two additional bedrooms and baths are upstairs. The plan also includes a 151-square-foot covered front porch and a fully screened 313-square-foot rear porch.

Also designed by Allison, Ramsey & Associates, the single-story, 1,555-square-foot under air Whisper Creek residence offers two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and features a living room with a vaulted ceiling and fireplace that flows into an island kitchen, and a dining room. A 546-square foot covered front porch offers a note of welcome while a 134 square feet rear covered porch provides an additional gathering place.

Situated on the banks of its namesake, the Lake Timber neighborhood epitomizes the Town and Country lifestyle Kitson has fashioned at Babcock Ranch. 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 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, Curry Creek Outfitters, and Woodlea Hall, are all at Founder’s Square. The Babcock Neighborhood School is under construction and will open in August. Construction of a Wellness Center is underway.

Online at  babcockranch.com