VENICE, Fla. (April 13, 2015) – WCI Communities has completed construction of the first Golf Estate model home at Sarasota National, the company’s 2,400-acre master-planned community in Venice. The Pinehurst is now open for viewing.

The Pinehurst represents one of four Golf Estate plans, which are the largest home designs available at Sarasota National. The Golf Estates offer 2,664 to 3,184 square feet of living space, formal dining rooms, great rooms, dens or flex rooms, and side-loading two-car garages.

With three full baths, the Pinehurst boasts more than 2,900 square feet under air. The model’s open design is emphasized with gray-taupe ceramic tile flooring in main living areas, organic finishes, and glass furniture surfaces selected by Robb & Stucky interior designers Jacqueline Cantwell and Howard Firth.

The Pinehurst introduces its free-flowing design from the large triangular foyer, opening to a great room, formal dining room and den shown with wood floors. The foyer also offers a visual connection to the kitchen and breakfast nook with a preview of the model’s outdoor spaces, including a covered lanai, the screen-enclosed free-form pool, and a raised circular spa with spillover.

Overlooking a conservation area and Sarasota National’s 18-hole Gordon Lewis-designed championship golf course, the model features a transitional interior design.

“Walk through the front door and you are welcomed into a big open space,” said Cantwell. “We followed a simple, less-is-more approach to showcase the view. Using organic materials like driftwood, sisal and rattan on the lanai, plus a bamboo table in the nook, complements the ornamental grasses in the beautiful backyard.”

The kitchen’s charcoal-colored cabinetry is paired with creamy white quartz-like countertops. The spacious room offers stainless steel appliances, a glass tile backsplash, freestanding breakfast island, corner walk-in pantry, and bay window nook.

The owner’s suite also is rendered in gray and whites. The oversized bedroom accommodates a seating area, with two chairs placed at windows overlooking the views of golf and nature.

The model’s two guest rooms feature golden yellow and sky blue palettes with semi-private full baths in corresponding colors.

The Pinehurst has a brick paver driveway and entry tower with an arched opening and columns. The model’s exterior architecture is accented with shutters and decorative stone medallions, corbels and banding. The model is shown with a golf cart garage.

The Pinehurst home design starts from the $380,000s.

Sarasota National offers a total of 25 home designs, including Carriage and Coach Homes, single-family Villas, Grand Villas and the Golf Estate homes with two and three bedrooms and up to 3,184 square feet of living space.

Four additional model homes also are open for viewing at Sarasota National, where 1,300 of its 2,400 acres are designated for preservation, conservation and open space. The community is approved for 1,584 homes, including 800 homes surrounding the golf course and country club area.

Sarasota National’s golf course is certified as an Audubon International Signature Sanctuary. Golf facilities include a pro shop, driving range, and chipping and putting greens.

Construction of the community’s three-building, 25,000-square-foot clubhouse is underway. The facility will offer indoor and alfresco dining and gathering spaces, a fitness center, resort-inspired and lap pools, tiki bar, and bocce ball, pickleball and tennis courts. 

Sarasota National offers new homes in Venice, recently named the number one best place to retire in the U.S. by Forbes. 

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