2017-07-12 / Real Estate News

Iconic Lake Timber Lake House nearing completion at Babcock Ranch

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Construction of the Lake House neighborhood center within the Lake Timber neighborhood at Babcock Ranch has been completed. The Babcock Ranch Discovery Center on the first floor of Woodlea Hall at Founder’s Square is the focal point for obtaining information about all aspects of Kitson & Partners’ new solar powered town. Curry Creek Outfitters serves the hikers, bikers, kayakers, boaters, and fishing enthusiasts eager to enjoy Babcock Ranch’s 50-miles of nature trails and numerous lakes. Construction of the Lake House neighborhood center within the Lake Timber neighborhood at Babcock Ranch has been completed. The Babcock Ranch Discovery Center on the first floor of Woodlea Hall at Founder’s Square is the focal point for obtaining information about all aspects of Kitson & Partners’ new solar powered town. Curry Creek Outfitters serves the hikers, bikers, kayakers, boaters, and fishing enthusiasts eager to enjoy Babcock Ranch’s 50-miles of nature trails and numerous lakes. Construction of the Lake House neighborhood center within the Lake Timber neighborhood at Babcock Ranch is nearing completion. Babcock Ranch is a new 18,000-acre eco-centric, solar powered town being developed by Kitson & Partners just 20 minutes east of Fort Myers, Florida off Florida State Road 31 in Charlotte County just north of the Lee Civic Center. The Lake House will serve as an iconic focal point for first-time visitors to Babcock Ranch. The entrance to Babcock Ranch was designed to introduce the fresh water lakes and green spaces that are a central focus of the new town. As visitors traverse Babcock’s entry bridge, the first building they see will be the Lake House.

Inspired by the historic Cypress Lodge on the neighboring Babcock Ranch Preserve, the 2,400-square foot Lake House features soaring ceilings with exposed 24 x 24-inch beams and a two-sided stone fireplace. The use of exposed wood and natural materials resulted in the creation of a center suited to Lake Timber’s natural setting. Open interior spaces offer gathering places for neighborhood events. The interior showcases a comfortable family room-style seating area around the fireplace, a game room, and a kitchenette. Outside features a barbecue area with a grill, a 2,000-square foot lakefront deck, a 2,200 square-foot pool, a bathhouse, a large playground, and an expansive lawn.

While the ambiance of Lake House pays homage to a bygone era, the wilderness-chic style lodge will be energy efficient. The same SIP Panel Construction process featured in the Cottage Collection homes Fox Premier Builders is building within Lake Timber was used to construct the Lake House. Developed by New Panel Homes, the structural insulated panels (SIPs) are a high performance, 21st Century building system. The panels consist of an insulating foam core sandwiched between two structural facings, typically oriented strand board (OSB). SIPs are manufactured under factory controlled conditions and can be fabricated to fit nearly any building design. The building system is durable, energy efficient and cost effective. The SIPs act as a thermal blanket, compacting all the insulation within the walls so that everything inside is usable, conditioned space. The process saves time, money, and labor.

Lake Timber’s lakefront green spaces and pathways, trail head facilities, a dog park, fishing dock, observation deck, and Babcock Ranch’s first town garden provide opportunities for connecting with nature. Custom lakefront, porch home, and cottage residences line streetscapes dotted with parks. Furnished models by Homes by Towne, Stock Development, and Florida Lifestyle Homes are open for viewing. All buildings and residences at Babcock Ranch are built to Florida Green Building Coalition Certification standards. To learn more about living at the eco-centric, solar powered town being developed by Kitson & Partners at Babcock Ranch, visit babcockranch.com. ¦

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