March 22, 2017

Lennar to build villas at Babcock

By: Vicki Parsons - IT

2017-03-22 / Real Estate News

Lennar is joining the roster of builders at Babcock Ranch, the nation’s first solar-powered town. Kitson & Partners announced an agreement for a mix of twin-villas and single-family homes at price points within reach for a broader range of homebuyers.

“The neighborhood located southeast of Founders Square, adjacent to our permanent school site and community park, will include approximately 180 homes,” said Syd Kitson, chairman and CEO of Kitson & Partners. “We are excited to be working with Lennar to expand access to the environmentally friendly, active lifestyle we are creating at Babcock Ranch.”

“Since 1954, Lennar has had the privilege of helping hundreds of thousands of families across America move into the next stage of their lives with a new home,” said David Meyers, sales and marketing director for Lennar. “With communities in some of the most desirable cities in the nation, Lennar homes cater to all stages of life: first home, move-up home, or a multi-generational home to accommodate changing family needs”

Twin-villas at Lennar’s Babcock Ranch neighborhood will start at around $180,000, with single-family homes starting in the $220s.

At Babcock Ranch, the features that come standard with every home include a full gigabyte of fiber-optic connectivity, and an environmentally friendly lifestyle powered the 75mw Florida Power & Light solar power plant located within the town.

While Babcock residents will pay the same rates for electricity as any other FPL customer, the green-building standards for all homes will lower overall costs because their energy consumption will be significantly lower.

Lennar has built over 60 communities in Southwest Florida.

Lennar will be offering its Twin Villa Homes, with a new country-style design that will fit in with the rustic motif of Babcock Ranch. These maintenance free homes will offer 1,417 to 1,564 square feet with two-car garages, two to three bedrooms and a covered lanai. A spacious kitchen and open plan are perfect for entertaining, and the natural light shining through glass sliders will give these homes a breezy, Floridian feel. Each new Villa includes notable features such as granite countertops, wood cabinets, upgraded tile flooring, and a full GE stainless steel appliance package.