Venice, Fla. (Dec. 4, 2013) – Sarasota National’s sales center has been redesigned to give visitors a glimpse of the lifestyle offered at WCI Communities’ newest community. Inside the 3,200-square-foot building, homebuyers are immersed in a pictorial journey showcasing iconic images of the Venice community, nearby Gulf of Mexico beaches and shopping destinations, Sarasota’s vibrant arts and cultural offerings, and the 18-hole championship golf course.

Designed by Ian Quinton of the award-winning International Design and Display Group, the center offers a comfortable sitting area with Tommy Bahama-inspired wood and cane furnishings and a color palette derived from nature, with shades of blue, green and brown.

The center is located at the main entrance to the community on U.S. 41, about 1.5 miles east of Jacaranda Boulevard.

Framed photographs display Sarasota National’s natural beauty and images of the seven Carriage, Villa and Grand Villa floor plans created by WCI. Site maps and a topography table provide perspective of the 2,400-acre community, showing the placement of neighborhoods along fairways, lakes and conservation areas, the golf course layout, and areas designated for planned future amenities.

“We infused a bit of Tommy Bahama into a design that reflects the appeal of clean, simple lines to today’s buyers,” said Quinton, who has designed several other WCI sales centers. “We worked with the center’s existing crown molding and used a ceramic tile that looks like wood to make the space richer in appearance.”

As visitors explore the sales center, they discover the Venice area’s geography, lifestyle and activities; Sarasota National’s proximity to local attractions, including the arts and culture venues of downtown Sarasota just 20 miles to the north; and the amenities and community design. Sarasota National has been created with 1,300 acres devoted to preservation, conservation and open space. The Gordon Lewis-designed golf course is certified as an Audubon International Signature Sanctuary.

WCI Communities purchased Sarasota National earlier this year. The community is approved for 1,584 homes, including 800 homes surrounding the golf and country club neighborhood. Its golf facilities include a pro shop, driving range, and chipping and putting greens.

Future planned amenities at Sarasota National include a resort-style clubhouse with dining and gathering spaces, fitness, tennis courts and swimming.

Available floor plans offer two to three bedrooms and 1,593 to more than 2,300 square feet of living space, with prices starting in the low $200,000s. Homes in the Golf Village include golf membership.

The Sarasota National sales center is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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