Exciting New John Neal Homes Design For The Forest

John Neal Barbados II at The ForestA modernization on classic Florida Mediterranean with an advance design by John Neal Homes offers buyers many options for fine living at Sarasota’s premier master planned estate home community. Neal has recently introduced The Barbados II in The Forest at High Hat Ranch.  It’s the perfect combination of classic Florida style with a modern touch.  The plan can flex from a single story three bedroom to a two story four bedroom with almost 5,000 square feet under air and over 6,800 total square footage including the large outdoor living areas.

This impressive estate home will compliment the wooded acreage homesites at The Forest.  The architectural style gives the Barbados II beautiful curb appeal.  Upon entering, the interior reveals an elegant open floor plan with views throughout to expansive outdoor living. Several rooms overlook or open directly onto the lanais and outdoor kitchen expanding the opportunities for Florida living.

There are four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms including the optional second floor bonus area.  This flexible space can be a The Barbados II Lanai and Poolsecond master, guest/in-laws suite or another living area.  It has a full bathroom and a large balcony overlooking the lanai and pool.  The main floor is the perfect “split plan” with three bedrooms, two dining areas, a living room, den, club room, and a family room that opens seamlessly into the outside lanai with a “disappearing” corner.  An optional pool and kitchen add to the entertain and living areas of this home.

The Barbados II, with its flexibility, makes it an ideal choice for couples who want an impressive home for entertaining or those with growing or expanded families. Learn more about The Barbados II and preview the floor plan on The Forest website.

The Forest Featured in Sarasota Herald Tribune With Surge of Activity

Range Rover Tour The Forest with Brian WoodThe continued strengthening of the Sarasota real estate market has been reported on frequently over the past year in the Sarasota Herald Tribune.  The Forest is also enjoying a surge of builder activity as the local and national economic recovery has sparked interest again in new homes.  Families looking to build an estate home are being attracted to the area’s only gated master planned community with a neighborhood specifically designed for true large acreage estates.

Brian Wood of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, the exclusive representative for The Forest, was recently included in a Sarasota Herald Tribune Market Snapshot feature on the community.  Brian has been involved at The Forest since the very beginning as part of the sales team for one of the first builders.  He continues to lead the sales effort for developer homesites, new builder construction and resale homes.

Read the Snapshot and Brian’s insightful interview for the latest news.  Then contact him for a private Range Rover tour to see all that’s new around The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch.