SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. – ELM | Ervin Lovett Miller is providing architectural, landscape architectural and planning services for LakeHouse Cove, one of the first communities in the new Waterside District of Lakewood Ranch in Sarasota County.
Lakewood Ranch is an award-winning master-planned community, and is currently the third-best-selling community in the United States. LakeHouse Cove is among the first of 12 neighborhoods that will eventually comprise the Waterside district, a community in the southwestern region of Lakewood Ranch that is organized around seven lakes.
The amenity for LakeHouse Cove is positioned on one of the community’s largest lakes, with the view from the clubhouse looking across nearly a mile of open water that will be home to water-oriented activities including kayaking, canoeing and sailing. The Lake House will be the center of community’s civic activity, and it will be complemented by a state-of-the-art fitness and wellness center, resort-style pool, outdoor shade cabanas, fire pit, boathouse and waterfront promenade and pavilion.
ELM refined LakeHouse Cove’s overall master plan, and led the design and visioning effort with the client, Homes by Towne. The firm completed architectural and landscape architectural design of the community entry, signage, common areas, clubhouse and amenity buildings, and site amenities.
“People are naturally drawn to water, and LakeHouse Cove’s master plan connects residents to the water in a unique and interesting way,” said Steve Lovett, ELM partner and design lead for LakeHouse Cove.
“We intentionally designed the community amenity and the edge of the lake to maximize the value of this exceptional view, and to heighten the drama and interaction with the massive scale of the community’s lakes.”
Construction is currently underway, with the Lake House and primary amenities expected to open in summer of 2018.