Sarasota, FL (January 23, 2014) – John Neal Homes opened its Palmavera model this week in the Haddington section of Country Club East at Lakewood Ranch. The Palmavera is a new floorplan design featuring 2,884 square feet under air, three bedrooms plus a den, and a beautiful, open great room layout.

“All of the elements of Florida living come together beautifully in the Palmavera design,” said Randy Turkovics, Building Division President at John Neal Homes. “The views of the expansive lake are stunning from every angle as soon as you walk through the front door. We’re truly bringing the outdoors in with the Palmavera’s open and airy single floor design,” said Turkovics.

Haddington features private roads, including its own transponder-controlled “residents only” gate, paver sidewalks, lush community landscaping, and upgraded landscape requirements for all residences.

Neighborhood amenities will include three gazebos for gathering and relaxing – two with waterfront views – and a kayak launch. Homes will range from 2,000 to 4,000 square feet, with home and home site packages beginning in the high $400s.

Country Club East is a private, gated community built around lakes, nature preserves, and 18 holes of Rick Robbins-designed golf. Every home built in Country Club East meets the Florida Green Building Coalition's standards for energy efficiency, clean indoor air, sustainability, and drought resistant landscaping.

John Neal Homes was the largest luxury builder in Lakewood Ranch in 2012 and is currently building in Lakewood Ranch, The Concession, University Park, and on privately owned homesites in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, & Parrish. The company is completely integrated to benefit its customers, with its engineering and building team, plus PureStyle design services and Waterscapes’ pools, the fifth largest pool company in the state. Established in 2010, John Neal Homes garners a 99.8% positive customer referral rate and is a testament to the customer service offered by John Neal Homes. The company's honors and accolades include Aurora Awards for models in The Country Club at Lakewood Ranch and Country Club East and several Parade of Homes awards from the Home Builder’s Association. For more information go to

Image: Randy Turkovics, President of Building, John Neal Homes

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