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Custom Homes by London Bay Homes: Your Home, Your Way

by Arelys Alexander

Dream it and London Bay Homes will build it.

Southwest Florida’s top luxury homebuilder transforms aspirations, ideas and very specific requests into the area’s most distinguished custom homes – each a masterpiece of individual expression reflecting the homeowners’ distinct needs, passions and desires. From Sarasota FL’s bay and beachfront to its dynamic downtown and top country club communities, London Bay Homes translates personal visions into reality.

The company’s all-encompassing tagline, Private Label Living, is a commitment to a custom homebuilding experience that ensures the highest quality and attention to detail, and a refined process honed by its decades of expertise, comprehensive knowledge of building sciences and new technologies, and industry-setting standards.

Building a home – whether it’s inspired by a model, a floor plan or a blank canvas of inspiration – is a major milestone, and Sarasota FL provides endless lifestyle opportunities with its famous white-sand beaches, backyard boats along Sarasota Bay, or, perhaps a bit further inland, nestled amid rolling golf fairways and nature preserves – or even in downtown, where one is merely a quick stroll to Main Street’s Zagat-rated restaurants, boutiques and world-class arts and culture venues.

The Solymar’s three-story design elevates main indoor and outdoor living areas..pngLondon Bay Homes fulfills these scenarios with its custom building programs throughout the Sarasota Keys, at The Founders Club, a premier golf and social club community, and in Lakewood Ranch’s most exclusive neighborhoods. Scattered lots provide ample opportunities for one-of-a-kind homes, as illustrated by the Solymar, a custom beachfront estate designed, like all London Bay Homes residences, specifically for its homesite on the northern tip of Siesta Key.

The estate’s three-story design elevates main indoor and outdoor living areas to showcase Gulf, beach and sunset views throughout its 6,413 square feet, even in the master bath where a glass-shower and tub are positioned against floor-to-ceiling windows, and sliding-glass doors lead to a private 40-foot sun terrace.

“The entire back of the home is glass,” said Mark Wilson, president and CEO of the award-winning builder. “Every room has the feeling of being on the water.”

The Solymar also features a dedicated wine bar with its own balcony and multiple alfresco destinations – sundecks, balconies, a summer kitchen and a second-floor infinity-edge pool – that capture the coveted outdoor lifestyle. The design of the four-bedroom, six-bath estate allows homebuyers to modify and expand indoor and outdoor spaces, including repurposing garage space to accommodate five cars.

London Bay Homes’ commitment ensures that each home is a personal expression of the homeowner..jpg“London Bay Homes was founded on creating luxury custom residences, and the Solymar is a perfect example of our high level of custom design and personalization,” Wilson said. “It’s a home that we designed specifically for the lot, its orientation and its beauteous vistas. At London Bay Homes, what we do is work with input from buyers to ensure their home is their own, by customizing it to a specific homesite. We work with every client to bring their ideal Sarasota lifestyle to reality. Additionally, we work with many of the area’s leading architects.”

Featuring one of the area’s only true design-build process and a staff of in-house architects, interior designers, and experts in custom pools and landscaping, London Bay Homes offers clients a personalized experience expressing their wants and desires, translating the impossible to the possible.

“We’ve built an indoor basketball court in a two-story garage that doesn’t look like a garage. We’ve created custom wine cellars, specialized garages for car collectors and yoga gardens,” Wilson said. “The most important element of each custom home is that it’s our client’s vision – not ours.”

“London Bay Homes understood who we were, instantly, and nothing we asked for was too much,” said client Evelyn Follit.

Barb Wesley, another buyer, praised the homebuilder “for getting to know their clients and making the process personal.”

A custom home is born with continual input from buyers, evolving from ideas to paper and concept to completion.

The process, Wilson said, also informs and educates his team. “As a result of working with well-educated homeowners who have very specific ideas of what they want, we’re now designing homes with, by way of example, a large master bedroom and boutique-inspired walk-in closets to display luxury shoes and bags,” he said.

Custom home architecture now spans the gamut – from country French and West Indies to coastal contemporary.

“It’s part of creating a home that’s uniquely theirs,” Wilson said. “We provide every tool and a multifaceted team to make that happen, while making it an effortless and enjoyable experience.”

 London Bay Homes translates personal visions into reality along Sarasota Bay and throughout SWFL..jpeg

At London Bay Homes, quality isn’t just a part of the luxury homebuilding process – it is the process. Unlike any other luxury homebuilder in Sarasota, the company conducts a 500-point final quality control inspection.

“We challenge ourselves to raise the bar on quality and that translates into everything we do – from having the most-talented employees and trade partners, to using the most innovative building techniques and materials, to our white-glove inspection process,” said Wilson. “This ensures each home’s performance, durability and sustainability meets the client’s complete satisfaction.”

For Evelyn Follit and Barb Wesley, their new home is exactly what they imagined – and more. Watch their stories online at www.vimeo.com/londonbayhomes.

A leading homebuilder and developer in the Southwest Florida home market for more than 25 years, London Bay Homes has been named America’s Best Builder by Builder magazine and has earned more than 300 industry awards.

The company builds new luxury custom homes priced from $1 million to more than $10 million in many of the region’s most exclusive neighborhoods and communities. The company also builds private residences on individual homesites from Naples to Sarasota, and along the Gulf of Mexico.

Call 941-421-7136 for more information about London Bay Homes’ exclusive Sarasota opportunities.


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