Homes by WestBay’s Venezia Model in FishHawk Ranch Selected Showcase Home 2014 Parade of Homes™

Tampa Bay's Parade of Homes 2014 kicks off April 5-19 and celebrates its showcase home, the Venezia, built by Homes by WestBay, a Tampa new home builder
By: Homes by WestBay
RIVERVIEW, Fla. - March 26, 2014 - PRLog -- Lithia, Fla. (March 25, 2014) –  Homes by WestBay has been selected as the Showcase Home Builder for the Tampa Bay Builders Association’s 2014 Spring Parade of Homes™. The builder’s Venezia model in FishHawk Ranch will be the flagship of the 2014 Parade of Homes™, which will be held from April 5 through April 19, 2014. For the last six years, each Parade has been bigger than the last and this year is no exception; with more than 140 entries throughout the Tampa-bay area including Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Citrus and Polk counties. For information on the Parade visit:

The Showcase Home Venezia represents current home designs and housing trends with an expansive open concept floor plan and features such as a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen, Grand Room with generous spaces for entertaining, neutral colors, elegant outdoor spaces and energy efficient features. The 6,396-square-foot Venezia model in FishHawk Ranch Preserve, a new gated enclave of the 3,000-acre master-planned community in Lithia, Fla., demonstrates all these features and more in  a four-bedroom, 6.5-bath luxury home with a four-car side-loading garage.

The Venezia’s interior boasts gracious architectural touches and meticulous attention to detail.An impressive two-story rotunda foyer sets the tone for the voluminous Grand Room, accented with fireplace and two decorative stone walls and leads to an exceptionally appointed gourmet Kitchen. This modern-day Chef’s Kitchen is an entertainer’s dream with extended island and quartz countertops; Wolf six-burner gas range; Sub Zero double refrigerator and two refrigerated drawers and icemaker.   The Grand Room seamlessly extends the natural flow of the home into the luxuriously outdoor living areas with views of the impressive natural surroundings.

Although there are plenty of gathering spaces both indoors and outdoors, this well-thought-out floor plan design ensures privacy in the luxurious Owner’s Retreat as well as in the additional bedrooms. A restful sanctuary, the Owner’s Retreat offers two massive custom closets, a morning bar and sitting area, a spa-inspired bath with large free-standing tub and expansive double entry shower and dual vanities. The formal Dining Room with seating for ten or more has access to the well-equipped Butler’s Pantry with additional preparation areas and appliances, wine chiller and storage. A Den with fireplace and two additional Bedrooms, one of which can be a second master, complete the lower level.

The upstairs offers flexibility with an additional bedroom or guest suite with a balcony overlooking the front courtyard. A theater with wet bar and another recreational bonus/game room that has access to the upper back deck complete the upper level.

The Preserve is the newest gated-neighborhood in FishHawk Ranch and the only neighborhood surrounded by environmentally protected land. FishHawk Ranch offers an abundance of recreational amenities that include more than 25 miles of walking trails and a residents’ club with pool and fitness facilities. The community is in close proximity to The Shops at FishHawk Ranch and to highly-ranked schools.

About Homes by WestBay

Homes by WestBay, a new homebuilder was founded 2009 by Tampa-Bay area homebuilders Roger Gatewood and Willy Nunn. The company offers more than a century of experience in exceeding homebuilding expectations in the Tampa-Bay area. Homes by WestBay currently builds in the following new home developments in the Tampa-Bay area: Connerton, LakeShore Ranch, Watergrass, Oak Creek, Terra Bella, FishHawk Ranch, Forest Glen, South Fork, Waterset and MiraBay. Communities coming soon include Union Park in Wesley Chapel, Waterleaf in Riverview, and Innisbruck located in Palm Harbor, Fla. Homes by WestBay also built homes in Seven Oaks and Live Oak Preserve. Homes range in size from 1,674 square feet to more than 6,600 square feet and are priced from the mid-$100’s to over $1 million.

For more information on Homes by WestBay, residential designs and the communities where Homes by WestBay builds, call 813-438-3838 or check out new homes in Tampa onlne andvisit

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