The grand hamptons

 

Visitors to the master-planned community of Grand Hampton during the Tampa Bay Builders Association’s 2005 Tampa Bay Parade of Homes (now through March 20) will find an array of new models to pique their interest.

Eight builders will showcase 14 model homes in the nearly 1,000-acre gated community in New Tampa, according to Jim Harvey, regional manager of LandMar Group, developer of the community Grand Hampton, which features luxury single-family houses and town houses,

"It’s a great opportunity for people to see 14 different model homes in one community" says Harvey. ‘All the amenities are in place, including an 8,300-square-foot clubhouse, and, we’re very excited about what we offer.

"We’ve had a terrific pre-sale," he says. "We are settling in right now with just over 200 sales with an average price of more than $375,000.

"And we’ll be moving in our first residents this month." Builders who will be offering model homes during the 2005 Parade of Homes, which ends March 20, include Westfield Homes, ICI Homes, Arthur Rutenberg/ Lyons Heritage, Mercedes Homes, Mobley Homes, Southern Crafted Homes, Taylor Woodrow and Westfield Homes.

Models include Cayman III, Jacaranda lV Monterey, Matisse, Chagall, Granada, Strathmore II, Bianca and The Brookland.

ICI Homes’ Cayman III model is a single-family, Mediterranean-style home with four bedrooms five bathrooms set in 3,853 square feet of living space. The house also features a three-car garage.

Built by Arthur Rutenberg/Lyons -Heritage, the Jacaranda IV floor plan is a four-bedroom, five-bathroom design with two-story ceilings in the foyer, living and leisure rooms. A staircase is high lighted in the 4,260-square-foot home that also features a master suite.

Mercedes Homes’ Monterey, a four-bedroom, 3˝-bathroom, Mediterranean-style home, features a tile roof and courtyard. A game room and guest suite with private balcony as well as an over-size covered lanai make the home perfect for entertaining. .

Also built by Mercedes Homes, the Matisse has four bedrooms, 2˝ bathrooms, a study and an owner’s suite with luxury bathroom, sitting room with fireplace and private balcony in 2,939 square feet of living space. Tampa. Mercedes Homes’ Chagall is, a three-bedroom, two-bathroom. home with formal living room, family room and huge island kitchen. The French country design has a front porch and stone accents. with 2,110-square-feet .

Mobley Homes’ Granada is a four-bedroom, four-bathroom home with a grand foyer and curved staircase as well as formal living and dining rooms. Walk-in pantry, granite countertops and maple cabinets highlight the kitchen, and the master bathroom features a spa tub, granite countertops and accent tile and marble on surrounding walls.

Built by Southern Crafted Homes, the 3,235-square-foot Strathmore II model features four bedrooms and 3˝ bathrooms. A bonus room with dry bar, entertainment center with built-in credenza, as well as breakfast nook, wine storage area and tiled rug pat-tern design in the foyer are added features.

Taylor Woodrow’s 3,458-square-foot Bianca offers four bedrooms and four bathrooms. The one-story home offers a bonus room, extended lanai and a three-car garage.

Built by Westfield Homes, the Brookland, a 1,948-square foot home, features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a bonus room with Cathedral ceilings and a kitchen with breakfast nook. Sliding-glass doors and large windows help to fill the family home with natural light.

Grand Hampton also is a sponsor of they 2005 Showcase Home, built by Southern Crafted Homes.

"It will be sold later this year and the proceeds will benefit the builders’ association and the Monique Burr Foundation for abused children," says Harvey.

Grand Hampton is the ideal site for the Showcase Home, he says, With its great amenities, natural settings of old oaks and conservation areas.

 

"It’s a naturally beautiful, setting with wetlands and hammocks, "says Harvey. "You get a real sense of Florida’s natural environment."

 

 

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