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Emerald Homes Brings New Designs, Model Home to The Forest

The Florencia
The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch team is excited to announce that Emerald Homes has joined the builder program at the master planned community.  Emerald Homes is bringing exclusive new home designs and a model home to The Forest with plans to start construction immediately.  The inclusion of Emerald Homes will expand what is already an impressive list of Sarasota's best builders at The Forest.

“Our team is delighted to welcome Emerald Homes to The Forest,” said Tom Dabney development manage for The Forest. “They are bringing excellent new homes to the community with designs by premier architects, and their new model will set a standard for custom excellence consistent with our vision for Sarasota’s exclusive master planned community of private estate homes.”

Emerald Homes’ City Manager Darren Saltzberg said their homes are built with quality materials by an experienced team of builders, and each home is designed and constructed with the latest in building technology and design.


Sortino by Emerald Homes at The Forest Hi Hat Ranch
Emerald Homes is introducing its first three new estate homes designed exclusively for The Forest by the architects at Sharp Design Studio.  These new designs include the Mediterranean style Florencia, and the Tuscan-inspired Sortino and Toscana.  The homes range from approximately 3,700 to over 5,000 square feet.  Saltzberg said he plans to immediately start construction on a new model home and two other homes at The Forest.  He said all the homes offered at The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch will be new designs for the Sarasota market.

"We are putting our best foot forward here with homes that I know will be very well received by the discerning estate home buyers at The Forest,” said Saltzberg.  “Emerald Homes brings a personalized approach to the luxury home buying process and our customers at The Forest can expect a great experience and excellent value with beautifully designed homes featuring innovative floor plans.”


The new homes will range from the $800s to over $1.2 million including the homesite.  Saltzberg will build the Florencia as a fully decorated model with a sales center on homesite 1 at the main entrance to The Forest.

“There will be three homes underway soon and a model ready this fall to demonstrate the quality and craftsmanship for Emerald Homes at The Forest,” said Saltzberg.  “Our new Florencia model at the main entrance will make a strong statement for Emerald Homes at The Forest. We are looking forward to showcasing our unique product in this premier estate home community.”

The two-story Florencia has approximately 4,432 square feet with four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms and a four-car garage.  Plans call for a ground breaking this spring with a grand opening for the 2014 fall season.   A Sortino on homesite 31 at approximately 3,693 square feet and Toscana on homesite 53 at approximately 5,012 square feet are also planned to start pre-construction and be ready later this year as Quick Move-In Homes.

Preview the new homes and download floor plans from Emerald Homes here on The Forest Website.