The Valverde, A Showcase Home for All Seasons (3 of 5)

Rustic Beauty, Contemporary Amenities, Inside and Out
“Valverde” is Spanish for “Green Valley” and this home lives up to its name. The approach is whimsical, the unique entrance enchanting, the cobblestone accents greet warmly and pull you in. The moment you cross the threshold and enter the foyer, the verdant, earth-friendly surroundings follow you in and lead your eye to a hand-crafted wall of split stone rock you just have to touch. Venture in a bit further to the expansive great room and you can’t help but look up to the intricately wood-coffered ceiling, notably placed at the precise diagonal of the distressed walnut wood flooring under your feet; an artistic statement in itself. “This house is so open and easy on the eye,” added Messina. “It’s very cool to watch people’s faces as they enter the main living area, look through to the outside entertainment pavilion and beyond to the third green of the Tom Fazio-designed, Westlake golf course.”

The indoor-outdoor living is seamless and inviting…. priceless…. and will surely be a big hit for Parade-Goers. Stone-wrapped columns frame an expansive patio area which features a fully-equipped summer kitchen, seating for dining alfresco, a stunning pool and spa/gathering area all trimmed in stone; and the piece de resistance….the outdoor, rough stone privacy wall that houses not only a cozy fireplace for those chilly nights, but a weatherproof big screen TV to watch the big game while you sun, soak and swim.

As 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 ICIHomes.com/Showcase. For more information about the VBIA Parade of Homes, please call 386-226-1414 or visit www.VolusiaParade.com.

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