On the Homefront

New Model Homes at Silverleaf and Babcock Ranch, Artisan Lakes Welcomes Eave’s Bend, and More

Real estate news and notes.

By Ilene Denton July 11, 2018


Four new single-family models—the Applause, Honor, Liberty 3 and Meadow Brook—are underway and expected to be open late this summer at Neal Communities’ Silverleaf development in Parrish. Silverleaf, located four miles east of I-75 on Highway 301, eventually will encompass 713 homes.  


Pulte Homes' Summerwood model

Lennar's Palmetto model

Home builders Pulte and Lennar have both introduced new model homes at Babcock Ranch, the high-tech, solar-powered new hometown being developed in eastern Charlotte County.  Lennar’s new single-family design, the Palmetto, has three bedrooms, three baths and numerous smart-home features. It is located in Trail’s Edge. Pulte’s Summerwood and Oasis models are located in the Parkside neighborhood.



 Construction has begun on Océane, a six-residence luxury condominium community directly on the Gulf at 4740 Ocean Blvd. on Siesta Key. Completion expected in summer 2019. Prices range from $3.99 million to $4.8 million for the 4,500-square-foot residences. Premier Sotheby’s International Realty is the exclusive marketer.


A Taylor Morrison model home.

Taylor Morrison Homes has announced plans to develop Eave’s Bend, a community of single-family homes within the master-planned development of Artisan Lakes in Palmetto. It will offer a variety of floor plans, and residents will have access to an amenity center with resort-style pool, fitness center, playground and pet park.

The Esplanade at Palmer Ranch amenity center.

And Taylor Morrison has broken ground on the amenities center at Esplanade at Palmer Ranch, with a resort-style pool with covered cabanas, spa and 24-hour fitness center staffed with spa manager and nutrition and fitness consultants, and full-service Bahama Bar. Taylor Morrison is building detached villa and single-family floor plans at Esplanade on Palmer Ranch ranging from 1,689 to 3,006 square feet, and soon will introduce garden condos.

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