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Business Briefs 09.17.15
West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Sep. 17, 2015 6 years ago

Business Briefs 09.17.15


+ Toll Brothers unveils new design

WINDERMERE — Toll Brothers announced recently a new home design, the two-story Marcello, at Casabella at Windermere, a gated community of 79 half-acre estate home sites.

The 5,740-square-foot design features an open floor plan with four bedrooms and three-and-one-half bathrooms.  Guests are welcomed by a two-story foyer with a double circular staircase. Three grand archways offer views of the covered lanai and two-story living and dining rooms. The gourmet kitchen is highlighted by a center island and raised snack bar that overlook the breakfast area and family room.

The master bedroom suite features a large private bathroom and dual walk-in closets. Some of the additional features include a second-floor game room, an oversized laundry room, study and additional storage areas. The Marcello is priced from $925,995.

“There is great demand for the Windermere lifestyle, and we are pleased to offer this expansive new home design to buyers,” said André Vidrine, Toll Brothers Central Florida Division senior vice president.

Priced from the low $800,000s, homes at Casabella at Windermere range from 4,328 to more than 6,800 square feet and come equipped with features such as granite countertops, walk-in closets, tile roofs, paver driveways, 10-foot first-floor and 9-foot, 4-inch second-floor ceilings, 8-foot doorways, covered lanais and more.

For more information, visit Casabella at Windermere Sales Center at 4326 Isabella Circle in Windermere, call (407) 656-3200 or visit

+ Skorman buys Collina home sites

MONTVERDE —  Bella Collina is pleased to announce Skorman Construction is the newest builder to buy a handful of single-family lots in the newly re-launched Bella Collina private club community.

Skorman Construction Inc. brings more than 35 years of Florida commercial and residential real-estate experience to the Bella Collina development. Founded in Miami, the father-and-son Skorman Construction team is known for building everything from hotels, shopping centers, office buildings and single-family luxury homes.

The Orlando-based company has built numerous custom homes in the Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Windermere, and company vice president Kevin Skorman envisions the new Bella Collina as Central Florida’s next great private golf and lakefront community. Hooman Hamzehloui, of Masters Realty, one of Bella Collina’s private real-estate agents brought in to market the community, is representing Skorman’s new estate homes currently in the planning and permitting stages.

“Bella Collina’s going to explode,” said Skorman, a University of Miami graduate who moved to Orlando 20 years ago with his father, Marc Skorman. “The thing I love most about the development is where else can you walk into a place where all of that world-class infrastructure is already in place? Where else can you walk into a community with an unbelievable clubhouse like the one they have? Or the golf course and all of the beautiful rolling hills and the private lake? Very rarely can you be a part of a community where all of that beauty is already in place.”

Skorman Construction joins a growing lineup of builders buying lots and starting to build new custom homes at Bella Collina. Bella Collina’s other builders include Phoenix Companies, R.L. Vogel Homes and Dave Brewer Inc., and Legacy Custom Built Homes. Bella Collina offers three residential villages with lots ranging from $149,000 for golf-frontage homes to more than $500,000 for lakefront lots on private Lake Siena.

“Skorman Construction has experience building some of Florida’s finest homes and we’re thrilled to make them a part of the new Bella Collina,” said Randall F. Greene, of DCS Investment Holdings, owner and operator of Bella Collina. “Skorman’s investment in our community is further evidence Bella Collina is positioning itself as Florida’s premier new private waterfront and golf club community.”

Bella Collina is a 1,900-acre private island and private club community known for its iconic 75,000-square-foot Tuscan-inspired clubhouse.

For more information about Bella Collina, visit or

+ Taylor Morrison launches campaign

ORLANDO — Homebuilder Taylor Morrison recently commenced its Keys to Success sales campaign, giving Florida Realtors the chance to ride in luxury every time they sell a Taylor Morrison home.

To be eligible for the campaign, licensed Florida real-estate agents must sell at least one Central Florida home built by Taylor Morrison before June 30, 2016. The more homes they sell, the more entries — or “keys” — they receive for the year-end drawing to win a two-year lease for a car from Mercedes-Benz of North Orlando.

To celebrate the start of the campaign, Taylor Morrison hosted a kick-off event at The Abbey, with more than 150 Realtors in attendance. Each Realtor who attended was rewarded with their first key to be entered in the drawing.

“The Keys to Success sales campaign is our way of rewarding hardworking Realtors while also helping their clients move into the home of their dreams,” said Theresa Tilton, vice president of sales and marketing for Taylor Morrison (North Florida Division). “We look forward to seeing one lucky realtor drive away from our year-end gala in a brand new Mercedes-Benz.”

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