ICI Homes Wins Two Top Parade of Homes Awards

It was an exciting March for ICI Homes, which received two prestigious awards from the Tampa Bay Builders Association during its recent Parade of Homes.

Two of the builder’s homes received top honors from Parade judges, including its Brooke model home at Bexley, which won a silver award for homes priced between $650,000 and $699,000.

“The Brooke is a very flexible home with a unique, open floor plan and fabulous outdoor living area that appeals to a multiple buyers,” said Ron Ferguson, division manager of ICI Homes’ West Florida Division. “It is an exceptionally well-designed home with no wasted space, and has a style that is not too modern, and not too country.”

One of the Brooke’s strongest selling features is its first-floor master suite. “Many people are looking for a large home with the master bedroom on the first floor. With this separation from four bedrooms and two full baths upstairs, the Brooke works well for multi-generational families,” said Ferguson.

ICI Homes also won the Grand Diamond Award, the Parade’s highest honor, for its Shenandoah model at FishHawk Ranch in south Hillsborough County.

“Our team is very excited and extremely proud to be recognized during the Parade of Homes in both Bexley and FishHawk,” said Ferguson. “We are thankful to work with such a conscientious and futuristic developer as Newland Communities, the company behind both Bexley and FishHawk. Our home designs complement Newland’s vision, and obviously appeal to homebuyers of all ages.”

ICI Homes also builds in Asturia, a Hines community of 550 homes located west of Bexley on State Road 54. It offers two home series built on 55-foot and 65-foot lots in Asturia’s heavily wooded second phase that opened in late 2017.

ICI recently completed its brand-new Serena model in Asturia, which has received rave reviews from prospective homebuyers and Realtors. The Serena is a one-story, 2,217- square-foot home with four bedrooms, three baths and a two-car garage. Its base price begins at $331,900.

“People love the Serena’s grand foyer, which pulls you through the house with its 12-foot ceilings and open floor plan, sweeping you from the front of the house to the back,” said Ferguson. “It feels so much larger than a 2,200-square-foot house, because its large kitchen and great room gracefully flow into a covered lanai that stretches along the back of the home. This home never feels crowded, whether you’re relaxing with family or entertaining friends.”

ICI Homes has three move-in ready homes available in Asturia. A Serena and the two-story Santa Maria at 2,933 square feet will be ready later this month, and another one-story home, the 2,500-square-foot Costa Mesa, is under construction and will be ready this summer. Base prices for ICI Homes in Asturia are between $288,900 and $419,900.

Over at Bexley, ICI also has a move-in ready home, the 3,089-square-foot Pamela. This home features four bedrooms, three baths, and a three-car garage and sells for $549,030. The Pamela has a 12-foot-high foyer that offers the unique option of walking into a flex space/study, the kitchen and gathering area, or straight into the private owner’s suite. A gourmet kitchen is just steps away from a large gathering and dining rooms, both of which open to a large covered lanai.

Easily Customized Homes
“People want well-designed homes with quality construction and workmanship that can be easily customized, built on conservation home sites in a community that provides an active lifestyle and great location. ICI Homes is that kind of builder, and Asturia and Bexley are those kinds of communities,” said Ferguson.

ICI Homes sets itself apart from other builders with its unusual ability to make custom changes without sacrificing affordability. “We believe in a hands-on approach with all of our new homebuyers, offering custom changes by experienced design professionals that help make decisions for the homebuyer easier and affordable,” said Ferguson.

ICI is one of Florida’s most premier builders, and for many years has been ranked in the Top 100 Builders in the nation by Builder Magazine. Established in 1980 and headquartered in Daytona Beach, ICI Homes is the recipient of several prestigious awards for design and innovation, and has long enjoyed local, regional and national professional recognition.

The Asturia sales center for ICI Homes is at 15134 Aviles Parkway in Odessa, (813) 359-0264. At Bexley, the sales center is at 16754 Courtyard Loop in Land O’ Lakes, (813) 530-9069.

Published March 28, 2018

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