RISMEDIA, April 25, 2008-As one of the nation’s leading builders of luxury homes, Toll Brothers has spent more than 40 years staying connected with the unique needs and expectations of new home buyers. This spring, home buyers at Fairway Lakes at Viera are looking for unique and inspiring design in- and outdoors such as enhanced pool and lanai areas surrounded by the lush and thoughtful landscaping offered with the Borella home design.
Outdoor Living Trends
No longer content with just the outdoor kitchen, homeowners will add entire great rooms outdoors this year according to a survey of leading members of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).
Conducted in December 2007, the informal poll asked leading landscape architects about the top residential and commercial trends for 2008. On the residential side, outdoor kitchens and fire pits continue to be popular requests. However, more and more homeowners are asking for outdoor “great rooms” incorporating the living room, dining room, and kitchen for family gatherings and outdoor entertaining.
Additionally, landscape architects anticipate a revival of the garden. Lawn maintenance costs-especially irrigation-will lead homeowners to consider water-saving features and less of the traditional grass lawn. Instead, gardens will increase in prominence while incorporating more native and drought-resistant plants. These same features can also make a home’s landscape significantly more sustainable.
According to local landscaping expert Steve Badalamenti, chief operating officer of LSP Landscaping, home buyers are matching the unique elevations of their new Toll Brothers home with enhanced, mature landscaping.
“We are seeing a strong focus on pool and lanai landscaping with a mixture of colors, textures, heights and varietals for easy maintenance and a lush outdoor atmosphere,” said Badalamenti.
LSP Landscaping of Brevard County, Fla. has more than a decade of experience in residential landscaping and is a preferred provider for Toll Brothers’ Fairway Lakes at Viera community.
“With the purchase of an upgraded landscaping package, our home owners have the opportunity to meet with the LSP landscaping experts as part of the planning and building process to explore additional outdoor design elements such as decorative grasses and hardscaping for their new Toll Brothers home.” said Fred Pfister, project manager for Fairway Lakes at Viera.
Whether home buyers prefer formal or informal, traditional or dramatically contemporary landscape design, the LSP team will create long-lasting designs that will transform outdoor space.
Divine Design of Borella
An inviting courtyard entry opens to an impressive two-story foyer which is highlighted by a custom staircase. The foyer is balanced by a gracious family room with a soaring ceiling and a formal dining room accented by a beautiful archway. The well-equipped gourmet kitchen includes a separate pantry and a raised snack bar that encompasses a sunlit breakfast area and an expansive two-story living room with triple-sliding glass doors that lead to the covered lanai. The master bedroom suite includes a sitting area with a bay window and a dramatic coffered ceiling. The master bath resembles a luxurious home spa with his-and-her vanities, Jacuzzi. tub, separate shower, private water closet, and two walk-in closets. Upstairs, a spacious loft overlooks the living areas below and leads to three additional bedrooms and two full baths. This 3,106 square foot home is further enhanced by a conveniently located powder room, separate laundry room, and three-car garage. Custom options are available including bonus rooms which may serve as an extra bedroom to meet the needs and lifestyle of home buyers.
Sparkling Pool Offer
New home buyers at Fairway Lakes at Viera receive a free 28′ x 14′ pool package with the purchase of their new Toll Brothers home, for a limited time.
“New home owners are utilizing their backyards as additional entertainment areas more than ever before. To maximize outdoor living space, we work with home owners to design and enhance their backyard with outdoor kitchens; pool water features, such as stone waterfalls and deck jets; and screened-in enclosures,” says John Foster, designer for Blue Marlin Pools.
As a pool designer for Blue Marlin Pools, Foster brings 23 years of experience in both design and sales to the industry. Having won numerous state, national and international NSPI design awards, Blue Marlin Pools specializes in creating “backyard entertainment centers” that truly are unlike any others to be found.
Fairway Lakes at Viera is an exclusive; 89-acre golf lifestyle community of luxury homes situated within the front nine holes of the Duran Golf Course. The community is within walking distance of Viera Regional Park, shopping and dining at The Avenue Viera, as well as Viera Medical Center & Health Park, scheduled to open its doors to patients in fall 2010.
Nine single-family home designs are available at Fairway Lakes at Viera, ranging in size from 2,189 to 3,899 square feet of living area. Pricing for these homes begin in the upper $300s.
For more information, call 321-259-9990 or visit FairwayLakesAtViera.com.