Archive for June, 2012

Model home completed in Millbrook at Fiddler’s Creek

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Lennar Homes has completed its model home within Millbrook, a Mediterranean-style village with 56 single-family residences nestled between meandering waterways at Fiddler’s Creek.

With sunset views overlooking the namesake Fiddler’s Creek, Millbrook offers a choice of four unique floor plans, ranging from 1,649 air-conditioned square feet to 2,246 air-conditioned square feet. There are currently four move-in-ready single-family homes available and four homes under construction within the neighborhood. The base price in Millbrook starts at $371,990.

The Isabella is the largest of the floor plans within Millbrook, offering 2,246 air-conditioned square feet. Fully designed by the firm of Soco Interiors, the model home features three bedrooms, two baths and a den with a spacious great room just off the kitchen and dining area.

The one-story model home features an open floor plan that has been accented by dramatic interior wall and ceiling details along with a cool coastal palette. The interior furnishings throughout are very eclectic and contemporary lighting provides each room its own personality.

The colors found in nature are reintroduced in each of the bedrooms, showcasing mirrored nightstands, hand-painted finishes and custom bedding. Accessories in the coastal theme are scattered throughout the model and a collection of abstract art pieces punctuates each wall.

The home office is professionally designed and boasts a built-in accent wall featuring grass cloth wallpaper and a custom roll-up desk. The summer kitchen offers a dramatic view of the swimming pool and lanai and provides seating for summer grilling and lounging by the pool.

Special Programs Keep Fiddler’s Creek Kids Active

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

While most kids search for ways to spend their vacations, those within the master-planned community of Fiddler’s Creek enjoy an abundance of fun activities and programs.

The residential community host special events for kids of all ages especially during the holidays and vacation times throughout the year, including bounce houses and slides, laser tag, competitive and poolside games, simulated shark riding and even a blueberry pie eating contest.

The kids programs are part of the very active social lifestyle offered at Fiddler’s Creek. The community regularly hosts elaborate themed parties for homeowners, including the Welcome Back and Farewell to Fiddler’s Creek Parties as well as parties to celebrate the Holidays and New Year’s Eve.

There also is the annual Passport Party, which treats residents to a diverse buffet of international cuisine from the Pacific Rim, Latin America, the Caribbean and more. Other special activities and events hosted throughout the year for Fiddler’s Creek residents include ballroom dance classes, writing classes, a book club, wine dinners, beginners and advanced Bridge courses, cooking classes, ladies’ fashion show with luncheon, art exhibits, jewelry classes, poolside music, spectacular dinner shows and other themed events.

For example, the children celebrated the Easter holiday with their families at Fiddler’s Creek. Events included Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, a traditional egg hunt and an Easter Brunch.

The Game Day on the tennis lawn of The Club & Spa was another highlight for kids of all ages. The day featured Big Foot Races, Musical Chairs, Hot Potato and an inflated bounce house.

Kids were able to battle with their friends in an outdoor Laser Tag. In this event, kids used infrared beams to tag their opponents while navigating around obstacles.

Another fun day for kids of all ages featured a pirate ship bounce house with slide and artificial bull riding activities on the tennis lawn. The kids also competed to see who was the fastest during the blueberry pie eating contest with their hands behind their backs and no utensils.

Most of the kids’ activities and programs at Fiddler’s Creek are offered complimentary and are designed for the kids to enjoy spending time socializing with other children in the community. They also feature tasty treats, including snow cones, frozen bananas, ice cream and more

Fiddler’s Creek Wins 2012 Southwest Florida Readers’ Choice Award; Named Best Community by Readers of the Daily News

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

The luxury, master-planned community of Fiddler’s Creek has been chosen by readers of the Naples Daily News and Bonita Daily News as Best Community, earning it the Champion award in the 2012 Southwest Florida Readers’ Choice Awards.

Each year, readers of the Daily News submit literally hundreds of thousands of votes in 122 categories, ranging from best butcher shop to best car wash. This year, more than 300,000 votes were cast by the readers who logged in online to let their voices be heard.

Two awards are given in each category. The Southwest Florida Choice Champion awards are bestowed on those businesses that received the most votes. The Southwest Florida Choice Star is awarded to those businesses receiving the second most votes.

Congratulations Fiddler’s Creek! Thank you for voting for us!

Soco Interiors Selected for Chatelaine Model at Isla del Sol at Fiddler’s Creek

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

Stock Construction has selected Soco Interiors as interior designer of the Chatelaine model at Isla del Sol, an exclusive enclave of 34 Mediterranean-style custom homes in Fiddler’s Creek. The team at Soco Interiors will inspire luxurious living throughout the single-family residence, overseeing space planning, material specification, interior detailing and furniture acquisition. The project will be led by Jill Cotton, cofounder and principal of Soco Interiors. A graduate of Purdue University, Cotton has worked in the luxury design industry for more than two decades.

Fiddler’s Creek Residents Celebrate Memorial Day

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Residents of the master-planned community of Fiddler’s Creek honored the men and women of the United States Armed Forces with a patriotic Memorial Day Celebration at The Club & Spa.

The Memorial Day Celebration is one of three large summer gatherings at Fiddler’s Creek, joining the Fourth of July and Labor Day. These annual events are popular among the families in Fiddler’s Creek, featuring red, white and blue table decorations and wraps around the building columns. The poolside area also is adorned with an assortment of American flags of all sizes.

Fiddler’s implements initiatives

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Spanning nearly 4,000 acres between Naples and Marco Island, the masterplanned residential community of Fiddler’s Creek was designed with an emphasis on environmental preservation.

The community is zoned for approximately 6,000 residences, or just 1.6 homes per gross acre. Less than a third of the land will be developed for residential use, while the remainder of the acreage is dedicated primarily to nature reserves, lakes, parks, golf courses and recreational areas.

Since sales commenced in 1998, Fiddler’s Creek has been committed to using healthy and environmentally friendly practices. The mission is to inspire, educate and support residents and employees in becoming more “green” and having a positive impact on the local environment.

To help conserve water, faucets and other restroom fixtures throughout the Club & Spa were changed to low aerators and power rinsers were installed in the kitchen, reducing water consumption considerably. Only full loads are washed in the laundry and reclaimed water is used for washing down golf carts and other equipment in the cart barn and marina facilities.

Employees are encouraged to save energy by turning off lights when not in their offices or in low-traffic areas and computers are shut down in the evening.Energy-efficient florescent light bulbs and motion sensors are gradually being installed in various club areas.

Fiddler’s Creek employees also reduce waste by supporting a broad range of recycling practices, including cardboard, paper products, appliances, electronics, ink cartridges, and kitchen cooking oils and grease. Biodegradable garbage bags and to-go containers are widely used and compostable napkins, plates and utensils are provided in the employee cafeteria.

To further educate residents and staff on how to be more environmentally responsible, the Fiddler’s Creek Green Committee hosted its first Earth Day event for the entire family.

Lennar Appoints Interior Designer for Laurel Model at Runaway Bay

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Lennar Corp. has named Soco Interiors as interior designer of the Laurel model at Runaway Bay, a village of 98 single-family residences along The Creek and The Creek Course in Fiddler’s Creek.

The team at Soco Interiors will inspire luxurious living throughout the two-story residence, overseeing space planning, material specification, interior detailing and furniture acquisition.

The project will be led by Jill Cotton, cofounder and principal of Soco Interiors. A graduate of Purdue University, Cotton has worked in the luxury design industry for more than two decades.

The Laurel will offer 3,659 air-conditioned square feet, featuring three bedrooms, four baths, a large family room, gourmet kitchen with natural gas cooktop, study and lanai, plus a bonus room.

The single-family home will be constructed of steel reinforced concrete block with concrete tile roofs and a spacious three-car garage. The residence also will boast a brick paver entryway, driveway and lanai. Many of the materials used in the home will be environmentally friendly.

Interior features of the model home will include Howe style wood casing, Victorian style baseboards, crown molding in the living areas, raised panel interior doors and designer window blinds. Additional features include monogram appliances, front load washer/dryer, two-level gas heated pool and spa package and an optional summer kitchen.

Located within the Marsh Cove section of Fiddler’s Creek, Runaway Bay will offer four unique floor plans. Homes situated along The Creek will have a dock option at the time of purchase. The Creek allows for electric boats, kayaks and canoes for Fiddler’s Creek homeowners to enjoy at their leisure. Other single-family residences will offer expansive views of The Creek Course.