Tavistock Development Company announced the first five homebuilders for its first residential neighborhood in the Sunbridge master-planned community on Wednesday and also committed to making the community the first in Osceola County to offer high-speed internet service to all its residents.
Sunbridge spans 27,000 acres in Osceola and Orange counties. Weslyn Park’s first phase will feature 577 homes at build out. Construction of the neighborhood began this spring with plans to open fall 2021.
The initial homes in Sunbridge’s Weslyn Park neighborhood will be designed and built by Ashton Woods, David Weekley Homes, Craft Homes, Pulte Homes and Toll Brothers. All five have built and sold homes in Lake Nona’s Laureate Park, which served as a template for Weslyn Park, and Pulte is already selling in Sunbridge through its Del Webb brand.
Craft Homes was previously owned by Tavistock and was sold earlier this year to Dream Finders Homes as part of its acquisition of Century Homes.
Brent Bartholomew, division president for David Weekley Homes, said the company would be taking 128 lots and would offer two product lines, one with alley-load homes situated on 34-foot homesites and the other with front-load homes on 50-foot homesites. These one- and two-story floor plans will range from 1,650 to 3,200 square feet of living space.
“We are extremely excited to be working with Tavistock Development in their newest community, Sunbridge,” Bartholomew said. “The neighborhood offers a beautiful natural setting and blends Old World architecture with a modern twist. It will be a destination with all the creative amenities Tavistock has become known for.”
Ashton Woods will have 125 total lots, which includes 62 single-family homesites and 63 townhomes. Division President Dan Fitzpatrick said Ashton Woods has designed a new and unique product to align with the vision of Weslyn Park. The single-family homesites will feature one- and two-story alley-load home designs on 45-foot homesites. The 22-foot two-story townhomes will include alley-load garages as well.
“We are thrilled to partner again with Tavistock on their new Sunbridge project,” Fitzpatrick said. “Tavistock has a track record of exceptional community design and we look forward to being a part of this unique and vibrant neighborhood.”
Weslyn Park will feature a range of home types and lot sizes, from townhomes to larger single-family lots. Weslyn Park homes will feature a beautiful, varied street scene with a spectrum of styles ranging from traditional to more contemporary, many with covered front porches that welcome residents outdoors and enhance social connections within the neighborhood, according to a media release.
With a focus on Florida’s natural landscape, Tavistock has created a set of building standards within the community that permits only wood frame construction with James Hardie outdoor siding and trim products. The design guidelines allow for five architectural styles distinctive to Florida: Coastal Craftsman, Coastal Cottage, Farmhouse, Shingle, Cracker and Florida Foursquare.
Weslyn Park will feature acres of open space, playgrounds, sport courts as well as ponds and natural areas. The initial neighborhood plans did not include a community pool, but one has been added, along with a community garden and park. Additionally, paved and unpaved pathways will mark the Sunbridge trail network connecting residents to community amenities, the future K-8 school scheduled to open in 2024 and to the marina district now under construction.
Sunbridge will also offer a community-wide fiber optic technology package capable of delivering 10GB speed to each home, school and business. Tavistock launched the first communitywide gigabit service in Lake Nona, and it has formed its own broadband utility provider, 832 Communications, to offer “over-the-top” (OTT) service provided instead of the traditional cable television offerings.
Each home in Sunbridge will be equipped with internet and each homeowner will have the freedom to choose their own video via an “over-the-top” (OTT) service, which will allow television content to be provided via a high-speed internet connection rather than a cable or satellite provider. A variety of package options will be offered that will deliver an experience similar to traditional cable with all the advantages that streaming services have to offer.
Future development plans for Sunbridge include a variety of neighborhood amenities, robust trail network, an Osceola County K-8 school opening in 2023, and planned waterfront recreational area where people will be able to boat, dine, shop, work, and attend events. In fall 2021, Sunbridge will open Basecamp – an information center and a hub of activity that will give visitors an early glimpse of life at Sunbridge.