Lee Wetherington Homes Selected Among Preferred Builders for Shellstone at Waterside – Lakewood Ranch
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    Thursday - March 21, 2024

    Lee Wetherington Homes Selected Among Preferred Builders for Shellstone at Waterside

    Luxury homebuilder Lee Wetherington Homes is proud to announce it has been selected as a preferred home builder for the new Shellstone at Waterside community, located east of Lorraine Road and south of University Parkway in Lakewood Ranch. Developed by Homes by Towne, Shellstone will provide an enviable living experience, featuring amenities designed specifically for modern homebuyers, all conveniently set near Waterside Place — one of Lakewood Ranch’s award-winning town centers. Lee Wetherington Homes will begin building its model home, the Sand Dollar, in the second quarter of 2024 and is expected to open in early 2025 for prospective homebuyers to tour.

    “We are honored to have been selected to design and build dream homes for future residents in Shellstone,” said David Hunihan, CEO of Lee Wetherington Homes. “It’s an exciting time for our team of designers and builders, as we continue to expand our presence in the nation’s top multigenerational master-planned community.”

    The Sand Dollar showcases a masterful blend of the Suncoast lifestyle and sleek modern design that highlights the natural Florida scenery found throughout this 682-home development. Homesites nestle against pristine lakefront and preserve views, with each custom home package over $1.5 million. Lee Wetherington Homes’ incomparable design styles are complemented by impeccable amenities found in Shellstone.

    Shellstone plans to allot 30 homesites to Lee Wetherington Homes. The longtime local homebuilder’s newest floor plans incorporate exquisite features its customers have come to expect, including spacious great rooms designed for casual living and entertaining, dramatic ceiling heights, beautiful kitchens with immense islands, pool baths, sweeping primary suites, private guest retreats, broad closets, and three-car garages. Shellstone will be a maintenance-assisted community for all mowing and landscaping with maintenance and irrigation taken care of by the homeowners’ association.

    The community’s premier amenities are designed for recreation and relaxation. The Summit at Shellstone features a social hall, fitness center, pool and spa, firepit, poolside cabanas, poolside grill, and fitness lawn, and will have a full-time activities director. Shared with Wild Blue at Waterside, where Lee Wetherington Homes is also a trusted and preferred builder, The Midway Sports Complex spans 13 acres and includes eight pickleball courts, six tennis courts, a kayak launch, special events lawn, pro shop, and dog park.

    “Together, we’re not just building homes; we’re shaping lifestyles and creating enduring legacies for families to thrive in,” said John Woodman, Division Manager at Homes by Towne. “It’s the fusion of vision, expertise, and passion that defines our commitment to crafting exceptional living spaces in Lakewood Ranch.” 

    Shellstone is strategically situated near Lakewood Ranch’s growing shopping, dining and entertainment options that have garnered national attention. The development is just minutes from Waterside Place’s vibrant town center, which in March won a gold “Best of American Living” award from the National Association of Home Builders for its “Main Street-type setting.” Homebuyers will also have easy access to University Town Center’s shopping and dining offerings in addition to I-75.

    “Lee Wetherington has been a luxury builder in Lakewood Ranch since its inception,” said Laura Cole, Senior Vice President of Lakewood Ranch Communities. “We are excited to see them in Shellstone.”

    About Lee Wetherington Homes

    Lee Wetherington Homes designs and builds high-quality single-family homes and custom homes in the most prestigious and sought-after communities of Sarasota and Manatee counties. The mission at Lee Wetherington Homes is to provide customers with the best experience in homebuilding, delivering exceptional home designs, features, and value in a caring and professional manner throughout the entire construction process. www.LWHomes.com.

    About Homes by Towne

    Homes by Towne® specializes in building new single-family homes and condominiums in livable, well-thought out communities in Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, and Texas. For 75 years, we have built innovative, well-designed homes with today’s home buyer in mind. For more information visit www.homesbytowne.com.

    About Waterside Village

    Waterside Village will feature more than 5,000 for-sale and rental homes in a variety of neighborhoods ranging from $400k to over $3M. All neighborhoods are connected to Waterside Place via trails and many homes will benefit from an upcoming water taxi to the town center. For more information visit www.lwrwaterside.com.

    About Lakewood Ranch

    Lakewood Ranch is the 33,000+-acre award-winning master-planned community in Sarasota and Manatee counties on the West Coast of Florida. Just minutes from the Gulf Coast beaches and cultural assets in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch is already home to more than 67,000 residents and features top-rated schools, the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, the Sarasota Polo Club, the 75-acre Premier Sports Campus, three town centers, and countless shopping and dining experiences. For more information visit www.lakewoodranch.com.