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Sebring model opens in Brandon

Pulte Home Corp.'s Sebring model home in the community of Boyette Springs is now open. The three-bedroom, two-bath contemporary home contains 1,873 square feet of living area and is priced from $94,100 including home site. Pulte offers other designs in the community that begin at $85,000 including home site. The Sebring's covered entry lead to a ceramic-tile foyer, and vaulted ceilings are in the family, dining and living rooms. Sliding-glass doors open to a patio from the living room, master suite and breakfast nook. In addition the kitchen contains a pantry and breakfast bar.

The master bedroom is highlighted by a walk-in closet, and the master bath has double vanities, a private toilet, platform tub and separate shower with clear-glass enclosure. The Sebring also includes a utility room and a two-car garage. Fireplaces, screened lanais, swimming pools and whirlpool spas are available.

The interior design for the model-home center was created by Sam Malone of Tampa-based In-Touch Design Inc.

Boyette Springs, a 678-acre community near the intersection of Bell Shoals and Boyette roads in Brandon, will contain a park with basketball courts, playing fields and playground.

Pulte builds single-family homes in the Hillsborough County communities of Buckhorn, Oakdale Reserve, Pebble Creek Village, Riverdale, Sterling Ranch, Temple Oaks and Wildewood Village.

The Boyette Springs model-home center is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 Sunday. For information, call Boyette Springs, 651-0232, or Pulte's main Tampa office at 971-4801.

A building milestone

M/I Homes of Tampa, a division of Columbus, Ohio-based M/I Schottenstein Homes, recently closed on its 1,000th new home in the bay area. The company began constructing homes here in 1982 and builds in nine new-home communities in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco.

Larry Peebles, vice president and division manager of the Tampa Bay division of M/I Homes, also announced the addition of two communities to the company's list of home developments in the bay area. Construction is under way at the communities of Calusa Trace in Hillsborough County and Wellington Village at Summer Lakes in Pasco County.

Calusa Trace, off Dale Mabry Highway just north of Van Dyke Road, will feature the newest collection of M/I Homes architecture and design. The three- and four-bedroom homes are priced from $112,500 and range from 1,569 to 2,403 square feet of living space. The home designs include vaulted ceilings, oversized living areas and private master suites.

Wellington Village at Summer Lakes, near U.S. 19 in Pasco, contains three- and four-bedroom homes priced from the mid-$70,000s. The homes range from 1,200 to 2,110 square feet of living space. Two models, the Palm Coast and the Cozumel are open for inspection.