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Sites offered in natural Florida environment

A 10-acre site in Safety Harbor will offer seven homes in a natural Florida environment.

Homesites at Huntington Woods will remain in a natural state, with no sod or sprinklers. Only plants from a native vegetation replant list approved by the Southwest Florida Water Management District may be planted, and existing natural vegetation will filter stormwater. Eight of the 10 acres will be deeded as a conservation easement, said developer Don Thela, president of Safety Harbor Development Associates.

The project is at the southwest corner of Marshall Street and Ninth Avenue N, now a "very heavily wooded site with 60-inch oaks," Thela said. Lots measuring 80 by 150 feet will cost about $80,000, and the homes, with a minimum of 2,200 square feet, will cost "in the range of $250,000," Thela said.

The homes will all be designed with "an old Florida, more traditional look," Thela said. He expects work to begin on the site this spring. For more information, call Thela at (727) 726-9790.

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