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Borghese Villas

LOCATION: 322 Hesperides, on the southwest corner of the Gray Street intersection.

DEVELOPER: Alan Development, Tampa

DESCRIPTION: Two story building containing three townhomes. Square footages range from 1,730 to 1,884, and all units will have three bedrooms. Italian Mediterranean revival architectural style.

PRICE: $472,900 to $499,900.

DESIGNERS: Alan Johnson of Alan Development, and Alan Butler at Precision Drafting and Design of Tampa.

AMENITIES: Two-story foyer; 10-foot tray ceilings with crown molding and recessed rope lighting; granite countertops in kitchens and bathrooms; stainless steel appliances in kitchen; hardwood floors; surround sound system; security system; wired for high speed Internet access; two-car garage for each unit.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING: "They feel more like a home than a townhome," said Johnson of his project. "A lot of times wth townhomes and condos, they are more elongated, so you have a lot of wasted space. This space is more of a square, and it has a better flow. Johnson added that the project is named after the Borghese Gallery in Rome, which he visited in 2004.

TIMELINE: Construction began in November 2004 and ended in January 2006.

MOVE-IN DATE: This month.

FOR INFORMATION: Call Alan Johnson at 253-8800 or 286-6506, or go online at

- Michael Canning, Times correspondent

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