Venice, FL (Nov. 4, 2014) – The interior design of Sarasota National’s first Golf Estate model home will emulate its natural surroundings with an emphasis on organic and natural elements and a classically scaled, tailored look. 

WCI Communities, which is developing the 2,400-acre community, has selected Robb & Stucky to design the three-bedroom, three-bath Pinehurst model overlooking a conservation area and the community’s 18-hole Gordon Lewis-designed championship golf course. The model is expected to be completed and open for viewing in December.

One of four Golf Estate home designs available at Sarasota National, the Pinehurst offers a formal dining room, a flex room shown as an office in the model, and a great room within 2,906 square feet of living space. Robb & Stucky interior designers Jacqueline Cantwell and Howard Firth will introduce a transitional design theme with a palette of grays, whites and creams warmed with honeycomb tones.

The model will feature a wood floor in the den, carpeting in bedrooms and rectangular gray-taupe ceramic tile flooring in main gathering areas. The designers will accent great room and dining room walls with gray-hued grasscloth framed in picture molding.

The Pinehurst features a large triangular foyer that immediately introduces its open plan, connecting dining room, kitchen, breakfast nook, flex room and great room and continuing outside through the great room’s two sets of sliding glass doors to the covered lanai.

“You walk in the front door and are welcomed into this big open space,” said Cantwell. “We wanted a simple, less-is-more approach that showcases the view. There’s no heavy ornamentation in the ceilings because we wanted that simple, clean-lined look. We used organic materials like driftwood, sisal, rattan on the lanai and a bamboo table in the nook to play off the beautiful ornamental grasses in the backyard.”

The model’s kitchen contrasts light and dark with its soft gray walls, charcoal-finished cabinetry and white quartz-like countertops. The backsplash complements the look with pale white, cream and gray glass tiles. The kitchen also offers a freestanding breakfast island, a corner walk-in pantry closet and a nook in a bay window.

The owner’s bedroom and bath also are rendered in gray and whites, with dark gray walls and floor tile, white cabinetry, and a decorative tile shower listello in shades of gray glass and metallic silver. The bedroom has an unembellished coffered ceiling, and its bathroom offers a separate tub and shower, private water closet, a vanity with his-and-her sinks and a combined walk-in closet.

Guest rooms introduce golden yellow and sky blue and have semi-private bathrooms. One offers a walk-in closet.

The model also offers a swimming pool, two-car side-loading garage, covered entry porch and 3,711 total square feet.

Golf Estates offer the largest home designs at Sarasota National, with 2,664 to 3,184 square feet of living space, dens, formal dining rooms and three to four bathrooms.

Three elevations per design – some with Mediterranean and Spanish influences – provide a choice of architectural styles and accents, including single- and triple-arched entry towers, decorative ironwork, shutters and cast-stone medallions, window surrounds and crown molding.

New Golf Estates start from the mid-$300,000s.

Sarasota National offers a total of 24 designs, including Coach Homes, Carriage Homes, single-family Villas and Grand Villas from 1,375 square feet of living space. Homes start from the high $100,000s.

Seven models are open for viewing daily. WCI is currently offering several quick-delivery homes, available for immediate to near-immediate occupancy.

Sarasota National offers an 18-hole golf course designed by Gordon Lewis and certified as an Audubon International Signature Sanctuary. Golf facilities at Sarasota National include a pro shop, driving range, and chipping and putting greens.

Construction of the community’s three-building approximately 25,000-square-foot clubhouse is underway. The resort-inspired facility will offer dining and gathering spaces, a fitness center, resort-style pool, tiki bar, and bocce ball, pickleball and tennis courts.
About Sarasota National:
Sarasota National offers new homes in Venice, Fla., recently named the No. 1 best place to retire in the U.S. by Forbes. The community was created with 1,300 acres designated for preservation, conservation and open space and is approved for 1,584 homes, including 800 homes surrounding the golf course and country club.

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