LakeHouse Cove at Lakewood Ranch


ELM is the planner, architect and landscape architect for LakeHouse Cove, a new community in the Waterside District of Lakewood Ranch.

The ELM team drew inspiration from the magnificent scale and peaceful setting of the site’s numerous existing lakes, and positioned homesites, common areas, and the primary civic and recreational amenity in spectacular settings around the water.

The ELM team was responsible for the refinement of the overall master plan, planning, architecture and landscape architectural design of the major community clubhouse and adjacent amenities, front entry design and signage, and the trails, open space and pocket parks integrated throughout the community.

Construction on LakeHouse Cove is currently underway.


SARASOTA OBSERVER: Cove Sculpting an Art Form at LakeHouse Cove at Lakewood Ranch

SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE: SMR’s Waterside development in Lakewood Ranch features a throwback to earlier eras

BRADENTON HERALD: First homes at Lakewood Ranch Waterside under construction

SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE: Work starts on Lakewood Ranch Waterside

SARASOTA OBSERVER: Waterside takes shape: SMR expands Lakewood Ranch life into Sarasota County


Homes by Towne


Master Planning

Approvals and Entitlements

Project Visioning & Theming


Landscape Architecture

Signage and Entry Design

Construction Observation