The Valverde, A Showcase Home for All Seasons (2 of 5)

Customization and Extreme Efficiency
The Valverde, A Showcase Home for All Seasons (2 of 5) - exterior fullThe clean lines and wide open design features three gorgeous bedrooms, a cozy study, two and a half bathrooms; all sparkling with the latest designer trends and custom touches throughout. Displaying a rich yet understated elegance, the “Valverde” embraces new energy efficient technologies that enrich and compliment the way families live today. “The best part is, if you’d like to make some changes, this plan can be customized to your heart’s content,” said Messina. “As is the case with all the plans in ICI’s extensive portfolio, true customization is easy and affordable, and has become the cornerstone of our success.”

The Valverde, A Showcase Home for All Seasons (2 of 5) - living roomCustomization is just one of ICI’s many hallmarks. Also long known for its award-winning commitment to eco-friendly home design, ICI Homes pioneered “E-Factor,” its own private labeled green building program back in 2007. “Since then, the program has continually evolved to include the latest performance standards and building science,” said Judy Lawrence, vice president of design and customer relations. “Today, not only do we carry Energy Star certification, but every ICI home is rigorously inspected by an independent third party energy rating service to verify the home’s efficiency and calculate its HERS rating.”

HERS, an acronym for Home Energy Rating System, is the increasingly accepted industry standard to gauge a home’s overall efficiency. The lower the HERS score, the higher the energy-efficiency. “ICI Homes currently produces some of the lowest HERS ratings in the state of Florida and we are extremely proud of that,” explained Lawrence.

The Valverde, A Showcase Home for All Seasons (2 of 5) - libraryAs the Showcase Home, the “Valverde” serves as the main attraction for the March 17-April 1, 2012 Parade of Homes in Volusia County. For more than 40 years, the Parade of Homes, sponsored by the VBIA, has given area residents a peek into the latest in new home design. Created to offer a taste of the latest trends in residential construction, interior design, and landscaping, the Parade typically draws thousands of visitors to new homes throughout the county. The “Valverde” serves as a local “dream” home, featuring the finest materials and highlighting the latest in new home, high tech, and energy efficient options.

To visit, take I-95 to exit 278 and head west on Old Dixie Hwy. Plantation Bay is on the left.
Take Plantation Bay Drive to gated entry and the attendants will provide a community map to the Showcase Home. For more details about the “Valverde” Showcase Home, ICI Homes’ extensive plan library or ICI communities in the area, please visit For more information about the VBIA Parade of Homes, please call 386-226-1414 or visit

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