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Announcing the Aurora Award winners, a talk by architect Carl Abbott and Lee Wetherington Homes’ newest Lakewood Ranch model.

By Ilene Denton July 15, 2016

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Builders from 12 Southeast U.S. states and the eastern Caribbean will gather in Orlando at the end of July for the 35th annual Aurora Awards, presented by the Southeast Building Conference and the Florida Home Builders Association, and several local companies will take home honors. Here they are:

Best Single-Family Detached Home, 3,500-3,999-square-feet:

The Resolute model in The Lake Club at Lakewood Ranch, Murray Homes (shown here)

Best Single-Family Detached Home, 3,000-3,499-square-feet:

The Intrepid model in The Lake Club at Lakewood Ranch, Murray Homes

Best Recreational Facility:

Harbour Isle Beach Club, Minto Communities

Best Commercial Project, 20,000-square-foot and over:

Sarasota National Amenity Center, WCI Communities and Fawley Bryant Architects, Inc.

Best Interior Merchandising of a Home, $500,000 to $1 million:

The Agostino model at Lakewood Ranch, WCI Communities and interior designer Kay Green Design

Best Interior Merchandising of a Rental Apartment or Condominium (one unit):

Oceana at Marina Walk, Minto Communities and interior designer Rhett Alexander LLC

Green Construction and Energy Efficient Home:

Mirabella, Synergy Building Corp and architect JKing Designs LLC

Green Construction and Energy Efficient Home:

Sea Breeze, Josh Wynne Construction and architect Potvin Design Company


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Lee Wetherington Homes recently broke ground on its new Saviano model at the Country Club East neighborhood of Seacroft in Lakewood Ranch. The 2,950-square-foot West Indies-style residence has three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths in an open concept floor plan that emphasizes outdoor entertaining. Completion is expected by year’s end.

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Image: Sean Harris

Architect Carol Abbott will share his passion for Mayan architecture in a lecture presented by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation Aug. 4. His talk, “Maya to Modern,” will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Ringling College’s Academic Center auditorium. For tickets, visit sarasotaarchitecturalfoundation.org/events. Shown here, Abbott’s latest project, the Butterfield House.

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