New Urban Challenge Homes Open To The Public

by David Weekley Homes

A trio of homes built by David Weekley Homes specifically as a showcase of new trends in the homebuilding industry for the annual International Builders' Show (IBS) in Orlando will be opened to the public for viewing in Baldwin Park the last two weekends in January. This marks the first time Floridians will have the opportunity to glimpse what will have been seen only by industry insiders.

“This is the first time in the show's Orlando history where the general public has the opportunity to tour homes previewed during the trade-based show,” according to Ken McDonald, Orlando division president for David Weekley Homes. “Days after the show ends, we are unveiling these fully-furnished homes which will be available for purchase and expected to sell at the highest price per square foot of any home ever built in Orlando.”

The three homes, which feature a shingled cottage for active adults, a classic family residence, and a villa for the modern couple, were built to showcase how homes can be designed and built to innovatively accommodate an array of lifestyles within an urban setting. Increasingly, “new urbanism” is a trend which the home industry is addressing by looking at elements such as community interaction, diversity of lifestyle, services and amenities within walking distance, and designs that simplify daily life.

“The homes involved in the New Urban Challenge are simply amazing. They represent the best of the best in homebuilding, from design to technological innovations to homebuilding techniques. We are thrilled to give the public a chance to see these exceptional properties,” adds McDonald. “Finding a home that fits your lifestyle can be a challenge, so being able to view several options at once will help potential Homebuyers focus on what individual aspects they may be looking for in the purchase of a new home.”

Admission is free to the showcase homes, which will be open to the public on two separate weekends, Jan. 22 -23, and 29 -30 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Noon – 5 p.m. on Sundays.

Directions to the homes are: from I-4 take Exit 85, Princeton St. Travel East on Princeton St. and go about 0.5 miles and make a right onto Hwy. 17-92/Mills. Ave. Travel about 0.25 miles and make a left at stoplight onto Virginia Dr. Virginia will curve to the left and become Corrine Dr. Travel on Corrine about 1 mile. Turn left at stoplight onto General Rees Rd. Turn right onto Lower Park Rd. The show homes are situated on the left side of the street on the South perimeter of the muse.

About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes ( ) is the third-largest privately held builder in the United States, operating in more than 230 communities in 18 markets , including Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa in Florida. Founded in 1976, Houston-based David Weekley Homes has closed more than 40,000 homes and currently boasts annual revenues exceeding $949 million.

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