Our Most Frequently Asked Questions
Why build with London Bay Homes?
Named America’s Best Builder by Builder Magazine in 2008, London Bay Homes offers more than exquisite home designs and excellent craftsmanship. The company maintains a singular commitment to ensuring that every new home they create is a perfect reflection of each client’s distinctive tastes, preferences, and personality.
London Bay Homes strives to not only present the client with a luxurious, quality custom home or renovation, but provide a refined design and construction process where the client’s every need, want, and desire is anticipated and addressed in the process. They believe that the relationship between their fully integrated, in-house team of architects, interior architectural designers, construction craftsmen, the Romanza design staff, and the clients they serve begins at the drawing table and ends well beyond the time the new homeowner receives their key. Their Home Watch and Estate Management programs give you peace of mind when you’re away and their ongoing education on material selection and building systems will aid in the ongoing maintenance of your home.
London Bay Homes has also invested heavily in Building Science research and development and, by following these best building practices and processes, ensure the finest quality homes. London Bay Homes will never allow these processes and assurance of quality to be compromised. In Sarasota, London Bay Homes is part of The Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC), ensuring an environmentally friendly home for you and your family that also saves you money, giving you the best of both worlds.
What is London Bay Homes’ relationship with The Founders Club?
London Bay Homes bought the remaining homesites at The Founders Club from the original developer in 2010. Residents and prospective clients can take comfort in knowing that all homesites are paid in full and in no threat of foreclosure.
Having built luxury homes in South West Florida for almost a quarter of a century, London Bay Homes has brought its distinctive brand of luxury living to The Founders Club.
Do I have to play golf to live at The Founders Club?
Absolutely not. Approximately 50% of the homeowners have golf memberships. The others residents live here because of the tranquil setting, gorgeous views, luxurious homes, and vibrant lifestyle.
What kind of amenities does The Founders Club have?
The Founders Club has something for everyone, offering a growing list of amenities in a peaceful, boutique style setting.
The member-owned Founders Golf and Social Club offers 18 holes of championship golf by Robert Trent Jones Jr., with the area’s only traditional caddie program. Golfers are allowed to walk the course and membership is limited to just 275 to ensure members enjoy year round golf with no tee time required. Training facilities include two putting greens, a short game area, and state-of-the-art TracMan radar technology offered through the Florida Golf Performance Center.
The 24,000- sq. ft. Golf Hall, overlooking an oak hammock and the 18th green, offers a main dining room, bar and grille, outdoor verandah, and private dining room for casual or fine dining. The facility also has a professionally staffed and fully stocked golf and pro shop, a state-of -the- art fitness center, and men’s and woman’s locker rooms and lounges.
Additional facilities at The Founders Club include two Har-Tru tennis courts, basketball and sand volleyball courts, and a picnic pavilion. Fitness and wellness classes such as Yoga and Pilates, educational and instructional programs, and social gatherings are coordinated by a professional staff.
The club offers a vibrant, active social calendar and recently introduced an in-season reciprocal partnership with the Sarasota Yacht Club.
What makes The Founders Club a safe investment?
With homes from $800,000 to over $3 Million, the community has very well defined Architectural Guidelines as well as other community guidelines that help maximize your investment. The Founders Club has been listed on the LINKS and Travel + Leisure Golf “Top 100” three years running.
The Founders Golf and Social Club is also member-owned and financially sound.
How many homesites are available at The Founders Club?
There are only 262 homesites available in this intimate and exclusive gated enclave and 50% of the community has already been sold.
What makes The Founders Club unique?
The Founders Club is located within 700 acres of land featuring intimate neighborhoods with homes built on oversized homesites. Every homesite at The Founders Club has spectacular views of the lakes, golf course, preserves, or at times, all four! There are no back to back homes. The Founders Club is where nature meets luxury.
The community’s amenities are designed to foster camaraderie among residents and a connection to nature. Miles of winding boardwalks and paved walkways meander throughout the community, which is punctuated by palm trees, pines, and moss-covered oaks.
Where is The Founders Club?
The Founders Club is conveniently located just a few miles east of I-75 on Fruitville Rd. This is the same road that takes you downtown to the internationally acclaimed St. Armand’s Circle with bistros and boutiques on Lido Key and some of the best beaches in the World! People who live in Sarasota love that it has a small town feel but still offers a cosmopolitan lifestyle.
Sarasota has over 35 miles of coastline providing excellent opportunities for boating, fishing, kayaking, and beachcombing. The area’s cultural scene boasts world-class opera, ballet, museums, and art galleries.
Less than ten minutes away is the University Town Center Mall, an 880,000 square foot, two-level enclosed regional shopping center with prestigious shops such as Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom’s.
To accommodate visiting friends, we are approximately one hour from Tampa International Airport and only 15 minutes to the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.
Also just one exit from the Founders Club is Lakewood Ranch. A very popular area with two shopping districts that offer quaint boutiques, a movie cinema, and casual and upscale restaurants! They also have a top–rated medical facility.