Single-Family Residential Developments

Canadian homebuilder makes Central Florida entry in Lake Nona

The Symphony model, shown here, is one of six new floorplans designed specifically by Cardel Homes for Lake Nona's Laureate Park.

Canadian homebuilder Cardel Homes will make its Central Florida entry this year in Lake Nona’s desirable Laureate Park neighborhood.

The homebuilder, which currently has nine active communities in the Tampa and Sarasota markets, has a purchase contract for 22 lots in Phase 10 of the master-planned community on the north side of Nemours Parkway. Cardel will join Ashton Woods, Craft Homes, David Weekley Homes, Dreamfinders Homes and Taylor Morrison in that section.


Brian Phillips, vice president of sales and marketing for Cardel Homes Florida, said in a prepared release the company is ecstatic to join one of the top 10 homebuilding markets in the country. “The Orlando market is slated for ongoing growth and our team is committed to delivering quality homes, as we have in Tampa, for over 20 years.”

Cardel Homes is building this 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath Allure model home at 6905 Arnoldson Street, in Phase 10 of Laureate Park.

Cardel so far has closed on two takedowns encompassing its first 13 lots, for a total of nearly $1.14 million.


“We’re excited to welcome Cardel Homes as a new builder to Lake Nona’s Laureate Park neighborhood,” said Tavistock Development Company Vice President of Residential Development Rob Adams. “As a seasoned builder with experience in Florida, Cardel Homes brings new, thoughtful floorplans with flexible interiors to complement the colorful variety of home types available in Laureate Park – Lake Nona’s largest, top-selling neighborhood.”

Pearson told GrowthSpotter that Cardel has other Central Florida deals in the pipeline, but nothing she could discuss publicly.

Construction will begin this summer with the initial homes delivering first quarter of 2021. Cardel will offer six new single and two-story floor plans with structural options including the ability to expand to a three-car garage, add a garage apartment, include a pool, and more. Marketing director Amanda Pearson said the homes were designed specifically to fit the Laureate Park aesthetic and its 50 x 120-foot lots.

The floorplans range from 2,101 square feet to 3,125 square feet. Each of the homes feature outdoor courtyard spaces and alley-loaded garages. Pricing will start in the $400,000s.

Pearson said Cardel would open a satellite design center in one of its models, which should be completed in December. Until then, clients can visit the Tampa-area design center in Riverview.

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