It’s sometimes too easy to equate luxury with lots and lots of space. Just look at New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter’s nearly 31,000-square-foot home in Tampa.
But the newest home model offered by Arthur Rutenberg demands elegance, but in just 10 percent of the space.
“We are finally getting back into the upper echelon of the housing market again,” said Lew Friedland, president of Trinity developer Adam Smith Enterprises Inc. “We have really received a lot of interest in people that haven’t been shopping in our market for the last four or five years. It’s been a long time since we’ve had this much activity.”
Friedland unveiled his latest model earlier this year in Trinity’s Champions Club, a 3,200-square foot model large enough to comfortably welcome a family, but not so spacious that it requires a large maintenance team to keep it clean.
But this latest home isn’t exactly open to the average local resident. Getting a house just like this would set you back at the very least $550,000. Houses in Champions Club could top $3 million.
“If you would’ve asked me in 1989 if I would be selling million-dollar homes in Pasco County, I would’ve looked at you kind of funny,” Friedland said. “We have multi-million dollar homes there now, and we feel like they have a good price for a good quality home.”
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Published March 26, 2014