June 12, 2020

AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg’s Avila: A seamless indoor-outdoor connection

By: Vicki Parsons - IT


Within Lake Babcock Estates, the grand 2,873-square-foot Avila model from AR Homes complements the Babcock Ranch lifestyle, indoors and out. The Avila’s low country, coastal farmhouse style is enhanced by designer Sharon Freeman’s interiors that mingle traditional and transitional décor with natural touches. The colors that appear throughout the three-bedroom, three-bath home are in harmony with the natural environment around Babcock Ranch: soft blues and greens, sandy browns and warm, earthy tones.

Touches of classic black, brushed nickel and glass add drama and sparkle, while grass cloth wallcoverings in the foyer and the bonus room and glazed woodgrain porcelain tile provide a textural element. The dining room and master bath feature shiplap details. In the great room and kitchen, dark-stained boxed beams add interest. A trim-and-panel wall detail offers depth to the model’s den, which is an ideal work-from-home space.

The Avila’s foyer makes a statement with a large-scale, light-and-dark checkerboard pattern tile floor and a distinctive Kichler beaded light fixture. In the kitchen, handsome storm gray Shaker-style cabinetry is paired with dark granite countertops, while a casual dining room with a niche overlooks the lanai and lake beyond.


The spacious master suite boasts a sitting area near its private lanai access, dual walk-in closets and an elegant freestanding tub and oversized walk-through shower. Two en suite bedrooms afford comfort and convenience for visiting family and friends.

Through the great room’s sliding glass doors, the Avila’s indoor-outdoor connection show- cases expansive lake views, with a custom pool with a sun shelf and spa and an outdoor kitchen creating the ultimate entertainment space.

Featuring a two-car garage, the Avila home design starts at $1,365,000.

The Discovery Center in Woodlea Hall at 42850 Crescent Loop in Babcock Ranch is open, and Babcock Ranch Town Ambassadors are practicing safe social distancing as they welcome guests who want to learn more about Southwest Florida’s most innovative new hometown, its builders, and its beautiful model homes. Discovery Center hours are 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. Monday- Saturday and 11 a. m. to 5 p. m. Sunday. Call 941.235.6901 to speak with a Town Ambassador, or visit