October 19, 2016

Fox begins three lakefront models at Babcock Ranch

By: Vicki Parsons - IT

Naples Daily News Staff Reporters

October 18, 2016

BABCOCK RANCH — Kitson & Partners announced that Naples-based Fox Premier Builders has started construction of three furnished lakefront model residences in the Lake Timber neighborhood at Babcock Ranch, a new 18,000- acre eco-centric, solar powered town being developed by Kitson 20 minutes east of Fort Myers, off State Road 31 in Charlotte County. Fox expects to begin foundation work on a fourth model within the next two weeks. Homes by Towne and Stock Development have also started construction of furnished models in Lake Timber, the first neighborhood to be built at Babcock Ranch. Florida Lifestyle Homes of Fort Myers is expected to begin construction of additional models this month. Completed models are expected to be open for viewing in early 2017. Each home at Babcock Ranch is being built to Florida Green Building Coalition Certification standards. Base priced in the $300s and situated on 50- or 60-by-130-foot homesites, 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 fences will further contribute to the Cottage Collection’s 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 sandwiched 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, designed by Allison, Ramsey & Associates, will be 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. The interiors of Fox’s Cottage Collection models were created by Kimberly Gettenberg, Principal Designer at 4 Corners Design in Naples. Designed by Allison, Ramsey & Associates, the two-story, 2,029-square-foot under air, three-bedroom, two-and-ahalf 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. Designed by Allison, Ramsey & Associates, the two-story, 2,483-square-foot under air Eden will include a great room with a stacked-stone fireplace, a large island kitchen, a dining room, the master suite, and a guest bedroom or study on the first floor. The foyer and great room will feature beamed ceiling details stained to match the flooring. 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 model has two bedrooms and two-and-ahalf baths and features a living room with a vaulted ceiling and fireplace that flows into an island kitchen and a dining room. There is also a 546-square-foot covered front porch and a 134-squarefoot rear covered porch. Fox’s Cottage Collection also includes the Cabin model designed by Timberbuilt. The two-story, 2,001-sqaure-foot under air Cabin model floor plan features an open great room, dining and kitchen area, master suite with a full bath and a powder bath on the first floor. A covered porch offers an outdoor gathering place. The upstairs includes a loft and second master suite with a full bath. Babcock Ranch’s first town garden will provide opportunities for connecting with nature. Online at