MONTVERDE, Fla., May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bella Collina, Florida's premier luxury lakefront and private golf club community, earned the overall Grand Award as Central Florida's "best community" at the 2017 Parade of Homes event. Each year, the Greater Orlando Builders Association holds the Parade of Homes to showcase high-end designer homes and new constructions.
Located in Montverde, FL, just west of Orlando, Bella Collina also won numerous other Grand Awards for "best custom homes" in various $1 million-plus price categories. These awards, announced by the Greater Orlando Builders Association April 26, wrapped up another successful annual Parade of Homes event, which was held April 1-9 at various Orlando-area communities, including host Bella Collina.
"Bella Collina is truly a special private club community, and the Parade of Homes awards validate what our residents and future homeowners have always believed," says Bella Collina's Vice President of Sales, Matt Matthews. "With 44 new homes underway and a 100-unit Condo Lodge on the near horizon, we have a lot of exciting sales activity and momentum."
Sir Nick Faldo, longtime Orlando-area resident and six-time Major Champion, who designed the community's golf club, has just started construction on his new personal residence in The Club at Bella Collina.
Besides being named Central Florida's best overall community, Bella Collina Real Estate LLC also won a Grand Award for Central Florida's "best community" with 500-100 developed lots. Other Bella Collina 2017 Parade of Homes winners include:
* Best Custom Homes, Priced from $1 million to $1.25 million – Merit Award; Vogel Building Group; San Marino model
* Best Custom Homes, $1.25 to $1.5 million – Merit Award; Dave Brewer Inc.; Brio model
* Best Custom Homes, $3.5 to $3.75 million – First Place; Phoenix Companies; The Chateau
In addition to these new award-winning custom homes, Bella Collina recently unveiled a series of semi-custom, single-family, Golf Villa homes now open to the public. The new Murlo and Sorano floor plans, offered by Bella Collina preferred builder Phoenix Homes, start at $479,000 for a 3-bedroom, 3 ½-bath Murlo home, or 2,647 square feet of living on the championship golf course. The Sorano model, priced from $579,000 for the golf frontage lot and home, features 4-bedrooms, 4 ½-baths and 3,095 square feet under air.
Another new opportunity introduced by Bella Collina, for a limited time, is a Buyer Incentive whereby new homebuyers can take advantage of a deferred $40,000 Sports Membership (or $40,000 towards the $80,000 Golf Membership) for every lot and home purchase and three years of complimentary monthly Sports Membership Dues. This $55,000-value incentive packaged with the new low-maintenance Golf Villas is one reason Bella Collina is experiencing brisk sales activity.
In addition to the new Golf Villas, Bella Collina offers a variety of ½ acre to acre-plus lakefront and preserve custom homesites and new spec homes in the estate section ranging in price. This lifestyle, offering an array of amenities that rival the finest resorts in the world, is just minutes from downtown Orlando and all of its dining, shopping, and entertainment.
About Bella Collina: This 1,900-acre guard-gated private golf and lakefront community is owned and operated by DCS Investment Holdings, a private equity group based in West Palm Beach, Fla. DCS Investment Holdings is owned by Dwight C. Schar, co-owner of the Washington Redskins and founding chairman of NVR Inc., one of America's largest homebuilders. Widely known for its iconic 75,000-square-foot clubhouse, Bella Collina is an award-winning Tuscan-inspired luxury community with a rare private spring-fed lake, Sir Nick Faldo-designed championship golf course, resort-style pool complex, spa and salon, Sportivo Centro fitness center, Har-Tru tennis courts, multiple dining venues and top-rated meeting space and ballroom facility.
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SOURCE Sir Nick Faldo