Win prizes, get deals during Grand Hampton celebration
The grand opening of the models at Outpost Point - the final neighborhood to open at LandMar's Grand Hampton community in New Tampa - is Saturday and Feb. 17. "Our builders are bringing exciting new home plans with beautiful interior design to Grand Hampton and Outpost Point,'' says Maura Lear, marketing coordinator for the community. "We are recognizing their efforts with a celebration centered on great decorating. Visitors will see two beautiful new model homes plus have the chance to win and receive a variety of design-themed items." During the grand opening weekend, visitors who contract to buy a home in Outpost Point and sign a contract by April 17 will receive a $10,000 decorator allowance from David Weekley Homes or Taylor Morrison, formerly Taylor Woodrow. Also, visitors who register at Grand Hampton's information center could win a $500 gift card to Pottery Barn. Guests can enjoy gourmet coffee and pick up a tour map and registration card to qualify for the drawing. Builders also will have refreshments in the models. As an added bonus, people who preregister at www.grandhampton.com may download a certificate for a free subscription to Southern Living, Martha Stewart Living or House Beautiful magazines, which can be redeemed during the weekend event."Taylor [Morrison] and David Weekley are offering two dozen floor plans for homes built in Outpost Point, with a variety of elevations featuring front porches and granny flats over garages, great for visitors, in-laws or children home from college," says Jim Doyle, vice president of marketing for LandMar. Doyle says home buyers choosing the 70-foot-wide lots may pick from all available floor plans and use either builder. Homes built on 50-foot-wide lots will be priced from the high $200,000s, while homes built on the larger 70-foot lots will be priced from the low $400,000s. David Weekley homes on the 70-foot lots provide 2,695 to 3,586 square feet of living space, up to four bedrooms and up to 3½ bathrooms. Floor plans include a children's retreat, a formal living or dining room and a bonus room or study. Homes on the smaller lots offer 2,093 to 2,969 square feet of living space, up to four bedrooms, three bathrooms and various options, including bonus rooms, family rooms, covered lanais or a garage retreat. Taylor Morrison homes on the larger lots will provide 2,616 to 3,704 square feet of living space, up to four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a family room or den and a three-car garage. Taylor Morrison homes on the small lots will offer 1,943 to 3,203 square feet of living space, one to two stories, up to four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a two- or three-car garage. "Floor plans have been designed for families at virtually every stage," Lear says. "These homes will appeal to anyone looking for exceptional floor plans and architecture in an Old Florida natural setting." Nearly half the land in the gated community has been set aside for nature preserves and green space, Doyle says. Outpost Point will feature a park with screened picnic shelter, barbecue and picnic areas as well as an outdoor fireplace with a gathering area and playground, says Grady Miars, regional manager of LandMar. "Outpost Point is on the western edge of Grand Hampton and borders Cypress Creek, a beautiful addition to the community," Miars says. "This neighborhood is really unlike any other in New Tampa and the oak hammock and creek are the real amenities." Other amenities include the Canoe Outpost, where residents can rent canoes and kayaks to explore the creek, and a mile-long nature trail along the banks of the creek. Additionally, Lakeside Park will abut the 16-acre Hampton Lake and has an observation dock, with a sand volleyball court, basketball court and picnic shelters with barbecue areas to come. Grand Hampton is on County Line Road, just west of Bruce B. Downs Boulevard in New Tampa. The information center, (813) 907-2045, is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.