July 15, 2020 - Updated May 15, 2023
Success in America was once measured by the bigger job, the bigger car, the bigger house. As Bob Dylan once sang though, “Times They Are a-Changin” and the way we measure success seems to be changing too. Jobs are becoming less about office culture and more about live/work balance. Cars are becoming more efficient and, in many cases, smaller. And now with the rising popularity of tiny homes, counties and cities across the country are embracing tiny homes, small homes, and cottages as solutions for affordable, responsible, and beautiful places to live! Perhaps this is most evident with the addition of a small cottage home to the lineup of the prestigious Parade of Homes™ Builders’ Showcase event in Lake-Sumter County.
The cottage home – The Sebring – is just one of several designs available at Lakeshore by Simple Life, a new cottage community located 1 mile from The Villages®. Having opened presales to resounding success in March 2020, Lakeshore is located in a coveted Central Florida location in the heart of it all and promises a relaxed small cottage home lifestyle in a community of 223 homes.
Its first residents, expected to move this September, will enjoy exclusive private amenities, close proximity to world-class golf courses, events, diverse shops and restaurants, top-notch medical facilities, and an abundance of outdoor activities. Those interested in purchasing a home in Lakeshore can choose from 8 thoughtfully designed and quality crafted 1 and 2-bedroom cottage homes from 399 to 1,058 sq. ft.
The aforementioned Sebring will be on display for the Lake Sumter County Parade of Homes™ taking place July 18 – 26, 2020, and as a 1 BED/1 BATH, 499 sq. ft. cottage, will be up against more traditionally sized homes from some of Lake Sumter County’s premier builders and national builders during the parade. “Our tiny cottages are designed and built using the same high-quality materials you would find in a luxury home,” says Coles Carangian, Marketing Director for Simple Life. “It’s a new kind of housing choice, partly fueled by the tiny home movement and demand for smaller, more efficient living. Smaller homes that don’t sacrifice luxury or an active lifestyle.”
Indeed, The Sebring features a number of high-end interior and exterior upgrades, albeit on a slightly smaller scale. With vintage-inspired Barnwood flooring, whitewashed walls, and solid surface quartz countertops in both the kitchen and the bath, The Sebring will make an impression on all who visit. The model also incorporates full-size stainless-steel appliances and custom storage throughout, all without feeling cramped or over-full. The Sebring features a large porch that extends the interior living space into the outdoors. Coupled with the vaulted ceilings, the cottage feels open and airy! Perhaps the best part is that unlike many of the other homes that will be on display, The Sebring starts at just $125,000 including all major appliances, a homesite with a two-car driveway, landscaping, gutters, stairs, and a landing.
Lakeshore is excited to welcome Lake Sumter County Parade of Homes™ participants to explore The Sebring and learn more about low maintenance amenity-rich living in a small cottage community. It is an honor and a privilege to showcase how the tiny house movement has helped to redefine what “home” means nationwide.
Lakeshore is located at 12087 Lakeshore Way in Oxford, FL; Parade of Homes™ is a Builders’ Showcase event and is free to everyone beginning July 18th and continuing through July 26th (Monday through Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sundays 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.)
Join us. Have your questions about cottage home living answered by our sales professionals. This is absolutely the best way to see our homes without having to schedule an appointment! Lakeshore is also giving away a free two-night stay in a tiny house just by entering your name, phone, and email. To learn more about Lakeshore call (352) 724-1391, LIKE us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, or follow us on Houzz. To learn more about Lake Sumter County Parade of Homes™ visit lakesumterhba.com.