Last fall when Ken and Camille Bairunas noticed land being cleared for a new community only a tenth of a mile from their residence, their curiosity was piqued. They visited the site and, for fun, decided to tour the model, which was not yet even furnished. The Bairunas learned the community, which was being built by D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division, would be called Westwood Place – but they decided to call it home.
This month they became the first residents of this new gated community, but Camille prefers a different word: “It’s not just a community, it’s a neighborhood,” she insisted, adding that they have already met a few of the other homeowners. Their next door neighbors were scheduled to close two weeks later.
With only 28 homes to be built among serene preserve area south of Summerlin Road on Winkler Road in Fort Myers, the intimate size of the community does ensure a small, traditional neighborhood feel. Six luxury estate home plans are available, starting in the $300s.
Ken, a retired credit finance professional, and Camille, a retired elementary school teacher, relocated from New Jersey to sunny Southwest Florida in 2006. They have owned brand new homes in the past; however, this was the first time they were able to choose all the colors, finishes and hardware to personalize their dream home. “It was such a treat to watch it be built. Everyone – from the cement masons to the carpenters to the roofers to the landscapers – seemed to take an exceptional amount of pride in their workmanship. There was no wasted time, no wasted motion,” Ken said.
The one- and two-story homes in Westwood place range from 1,983 to 3,609 square feet of living area. A decorated model is open for viewing seven days a week at 8705 Westwood Oaks Place in Fort Myers. At press time, 19 homesites were still available for sale, and several quick move-in homes and attractive buyer incentives are also available.
Westwood Place provides a rare new construction opportunity near the sandy Gulf beaches and world-class fishing that make the area a famous vacation destination. The community also offers quick access to shopping, golf, colleges, Healthpark Medical Center, and many choices for casual and fine dining. Travel to work, the Southwest Florida International Airport, and areas north and south to Tampa and Naples are also convenient via nearby U.S. 41 and I-75.
Founded in 1978 in Fort Worth, Texas, D.R. Horton has operations in 79 markets in 26 states in the East, Midwest, Southeast, South Central, Southwest, and West regions of the United States. D.R. Horton has been the largest builder in the United States by volume for fourteen consecutive years. For over 35 years, D.R. Horton has consistently delivered top-quality new homes to homebuyers across the nation. The livable floor plans, energy-efficient features, and robust new home warranty demonstrate our commitment to excellence in construction. D.R. Horton exhibits leadership in residential development through design innovation, superior craftsmanship, and responsiveness to the needs of its customers. The simple vision that began over 35 years ago represents years of value and security when you choose America’s Builder to make your dreams come true. For more information, visit our website at www.drhorton.com/swfla. Home and community information including pricing, included features, terms, availability and amenities are subject to change and prior sale at any time without notice or obligation. Square footage dimensions are approximate. D.R. Horton is an equal housing opportunity builder.