Edgewater at Hidden Bay’s construction officially began with the new homeowners actually turning dirt-filled shovels for the groundbreaking of their new homes.
The groundbreaking ceremony was held on Monday, August 1, with first purchasers, Joan Habic, Paul and Molly Cole, and Steven and Karen Feldman, as well as representatives from the developer, Hidden Bay Development Management, LLC, general contractor, EnviroStruct, LLC, and Michael Saunders & Company, the exclusive sales and marketing agent, all on hand.
Edgewater at Hidden Bay is ideally located within 15 minutes from downtown Sarasota to the north and picturesque Venice to the south, but in a quiet, natural bayfront enclave.
“Our first purchasers have told us they decided to buy at Edgewater because of its convenient location, the full warranties they receive because its new construction and the fact Edgewater is being developed within an established, gated community that already has all its amenities in place,” said Kemp Deming of Hidden Bay Development Management, LLC.
Edgewater is being developed on the remaining sites in Hidden Bay, a gated, 14-acre condominium community located on picturesque Little Sarasota Bay, a popular recreational waterway that separates the main land from Siesta Key and the Gulf of Mexico.
When completed, Edgewater at Hidden Bay will consist of three bayfront buildings encompassing 52 new residences with covered parking and spectacular bay views of Little Sarasota Bay.
“This groundbreaking ceremony marks the beginning of construction of Phase 1, which is the first of three buildings,” stated Deming. “The first of the three five-story buildings is scheduled to be completed in July 2017 with the second building’s construction commencement scheduled for January 2017.”
Edgewater’s units, the Siesta, Casey and Lido, represent three open-concept floor plans ranging from 2,434 square feet to 2,105 square feet of living area all with under building covered parking.
All of Edgewater’s three floor plans contain three bedrooms and either two or two-and-a-half-baths, 9-foot ceilings in the main rooms, full code compliant impact windows and doors, and a building security entry system. They also have open concept living rooms, dining rooms and kitchens, as well as private screened enclosed lanais.
The master bedrooms, with direct access to the lanais, are extra large with his and hers walk-in closets and his and hers vanities with an extra large frameless showers. The oversized laundry rooms are located nearby.
Edgewater’s fit and finishes can be fully customized to the homeowner’s dreams. Among some of Edgewater’s standard features are ceramic tile flooring in all areas except the bedrooms and closets, which are carpeted.
Additional standard features include maple hardwood cabinets with granite tops in the kitchen and baths, full height 42-inch wall cabinets and KitchenAid stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, coffered ceilings in select areas, full size laundry room with sink and cabinets and 8-foot sliding glass doors to the lanai.
“Those who purchase a home during the early pre-construction phase have the ability to fully customize their home’s layout and finishes. That clearly sets Edgewater apart from any other existing product in the marketplace,” said Deming.
As for onsite amenities, Edgewater’s residents can stroll down a boardwalk to a private fishing pier that extends out into the bay or launch a kayak and paddle the shoreline of Little Sarasota Bay.
The community’s remodeled lakefront clubhouse features a heated pool and spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, grand salon with catering kitchen, card room, tennis and pickleball courts, a barbecue area, and a tiki bar.
“Considering our amenities, location on the bay and the gorgeous panoramic views offered from every residence, these new homes can only be described as the ultimate value in bayfront living,” added Joe Mervenne, Sales Associate with Michael Saunders & Company.
The Edgewater at Hidden Bay sales center is located onsite at 249 Hidden Bay Drive in Osprey. It’s open Mon – Sat, 10 to 5, and Sunday, noon to 5. Visit EdgewaterHB.com or call (941) 966-3600.