Vision Group Has Joined Builder Team

Vision Group Bringing Their Unique Home Building Style To The Forest

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Another of Sarasota’s premier local custom builders, Vision Group, has joined The Forest. Co-Owner and Partner Mike Padgett brings years of experience in real estate, construction and custom home building to the company.

Vision Group has built hundreds of custom homes in many of the area. Padgett is a lifelong Sarasota resident and third generation builder. He has an excellent reputation as one of the most respected names in building and selling custom quality homes.

“I am pleased to welcome Vision Group to our approved builder team,” said The Forest managing partner Tom Dabney. “Michael Padgett has been active in the home building business in the Sarasota/Manatee market for several years. The firm will offer a unique combination of experience and foresight to our development.”

Vision Group is dedicated to green building specializing in the latest trends for energy efficient home design and construction.

“Sarasota green building is nothing new to Vision Group,” said Padgett. “We built our first green home in 2006 and now have years of experience in green home building saving our customers thousands of dollars on their energy bills, and helping our environment.”

Learn more about Vision Group on our website.  Contact Brian Wood, the Premier Sotheby’s exclusive agent for The Forest, to learn more about selecting an estate lot and building a custom home.

Turkey Day Comes Early At The Forest

Flock of wild turkeys bring early Thanksgiving to The Forest

Turkey Video Preview The ForestOur Premier Sotheby’s agent Brian Wood was the man-on-the-scene as a flock of wild turkeys enjoyed The Forest. Their timing could not have been better with the Thanksgiving holiday just days away.

The Forest lives up to its name as one of the most forested communities in Sarasota. The large acreage home sites are separated by acres of preserved forests filled with ancient oaks, palmettos, pines and palms with many lakes and ponds. And like almost all forests, wildlife abounds.

In addition to our flock of neighborhood turkeys, there are also countless other birds of all types, turtles, deer and many other wild neighbors.

Watch Brian’s turkey video…Happy Thanksgiving!

Latest Home Sale Tops $2 Million

Former Rutenberg Model Sells For $2.15 Million in The Forest

10862 Leafwing Dr. Front The ForestA former Arthur Rutenberg model home in The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch has sold for $2.15 million. Located at 10862 Leafwing Drive, it was the highest-priced sale in the neighborhood during the last two years. The Forest’s Premier Sotheby’s International Realty agent Brian Wood represented the buyer.

“We continue to offer excellent value for our new buyers while maintaining steady average price appreciation for sellers here in the Forest,” said Wood. “That said, our acreage home sites are still some of the most affordable in their class on a cost per square foot basis and new home and lot packages range from the $900s.”

Situated on 3.29 acres, the 6,667 square-foot former Sorrento model has four bedrooms, five full and two half baths. Built in 2006, the home’s creative floor plan blends California ranch architecture with a contemporary Zen-like interior.

“The buyers moved from south Florida and fell in love with the beautiful design and the natural and spacious setting that The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch provides,” said Wood. “This amazing former model and Parade-winning home sealed their move to the community.”

For more information on available homes and home sites, contact Brian at (941) 928-8408 or brian.wood@premiersir.com.