New upscale model homes now open in Wellen Park’s EVERLY neighborhood

VENICE, Fla. (June 11, 2024) – EVERLY, Wellen Park’s first custom home neighborhood, now has additional model homes open to the public. The gated neighborhood of luxury single-family homes offers private amenities and select homesites along a 50-acre lake for prime sunset views.

EVERLY offers custom homes by regional builders Neal Signature Homes, John Cannon Homes and Lee Wetherington Homes on 75-foot and 85-foot homesites and upscale residences on 62-foot sites from Homes by WestBay. Home sales have started, and all seven model homes are now open to the public.  

“We’re excited for people to tour these stunning luxury model homes in EVERLY by some of the area’s top homebuilders,” said Rick Severance, president of Wellen Park. “EVERLY expands the homebuying opportunities and custom choices in our community while offering an incredible social lifestyle focused on community connections and a waterfront vibe.”

Neal Signature Homes is celebrating the opening of its two professionally decorated models, Palm Bay 2 and Ravenna, with a grand opening event Saturday, June 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. RSVPs are required by visiting The models offer over 3,000 square feet of air-conditioned living space, reflect modern lifestyles for working from home and multigenerational living, and boast multiple ensuite bedrooms, large entertainment spaces and enhanced outdoor living. One model is shown with a casita. The Ravenna features natural tones with pops of coral. The Palm Bay model boasts a modern farmhouse aesthetic with shades of green. Neal Signature Homes offers eight floor plans, many newly designed to showcase fresh architectural and lifestyle concepts.

Custom homes by Neal Signature Homes in EVERLY span 2,562 to 4,214 square feet and offer a light, airy ambiance with an abundance of natural light. Structural options and small customizations allow homebuyers to personalize their homes.

John Cannon Homes offers complete customization, eye-catching detail and a cutting-edge approach to homebuilding, which is highlighted in EVERLY’s designer-decorated Warrina model. The three-bedroom, three-bath home has 3,412 square feet under air and a nearly 850-square-foot covered lanai. The model’s transitional interior decor features warm natural materials, saturated colors and sleek black matte metal for an elegant and dramatic touch. The master suite offers an oversized walk-in closet, a bathroom with a freestanding tub and large shower, and a yoga room. John Cannon Homes will open its model home and sales center mid-June and will host a grand opening event in early July.

Lee Wetherington Homes’ two professionally decorated models, the Caravel and the Haven, feature distinctive architectural and interior design. They also display the builder’s trademark ceiling and wall treatment and introduce exciting new approaches for specialty rooms such as a library, media room, pool room and primary spa bath. The Caravel presents a luxe contemporary spin on coastal style while the Haven features a twist on transitional and modern ranch design with a contemporary alfresco aesthetic and tropical modernism feel.

The models also demonstrate the appeal of the builder’s unfolding floor plans with new spaces and discoveries around each corner. Lee Wetherington’s one- and two-story custom homes in EVERLY will offer four bedrooms, up to four-and-a-half baths, three-car garages and 3,200 to over 4,000 square feet of living space with versatile dens, studies, bonus rooms, second-floor retreats and verandas.

Homes by WestBay’s model homes have been open since December 2023. These luxury custom homes cater to discerning buyers who appreciate the livability and desirability of its open-concept floor plans offering for EVERLY, blending epicurean kitchens, large grand rooms and dining areas which flow to outdoor living spaces. The two-story Gasparilla II model highlights the builder’s popular features, including gourmet appliances, beamed and tray ceilings, and walls accented with stone, a linear gas fireplace and shiplap. It also has a second-floor bonus room for entertaining and a master bathroom dedicated to relaxation.

The four-bedroom, four-bath Biscayne II model spans 3,138 square feet on two floors. It has 12-foot ceilings, a three-car garage and an open floor plan blending kitchen, grand room and a dining room into a spacious main living area. Sliding glass doors open to the covered lanai extending interior spaces outside. The kitchen features a cafe for casual dining, a walk-in pantry and a freestanding island which can be enlarged for additional storage and workspace.

EVERLY is located along West Villages Parkway and Manasota Beach Road. An impressive main entry foreshadows the neighborhood’s inviting waterfront lifestyle and luxury homes. Inside the gates, the clubhouse, outdoor destinations and the meandering 50-acre lake will greet residents and guests.

“Residents will enjoy exceptional lakefront amenities, an elegant social hall, and the on-site conveniences of a fitness center, a resort and lap pool, outdoor pavilions and private cabanas – all with spectacular sunset views,” said Severance. “Residents will also have access to pickleball courts and a chip-and-putt golf facility.” 

Luxury living in EVERLY is complemented by extensive amenities, offering unique gathering areas for socializing and relaxing inside and out. The clubhouse and separate state-of-the-art fitness center enhance an active friendly lifestyle and feature modern farmhouse architecture– with a covered poolside veranda and steep sloping roofs adding to the openness of inside spaces, including a social hall with a kitchen and reception area. The outdoor area features a relaxing dining area with a fire pit to enjoy with neighbors. 

Landscaping, rows of majestic palm trees, green spaces, and stone walkways and gathering areas laced with crisscrossing turf create a lush tapestry for outdoor destinations set to a soundtrack of water – bubbling fountains and spillways fringing the large pool and water splashing from a planter above the separate spa. A fishing platform extends along the lake and is adjacent to a seating area around a signature fire bowl and water fountain with glass railings for unobstructed water and sunset views.

EVERLY neighborhood is walkable to the future Sarasota County School District high school and K-8 school site.

Outdoor recreation enthusiasts will enjoy even more access to trails with the future Oakheart Nature Trail, which will wind alongside EVERLY’s featured 50-acre lake and north toward a future Sarasota County School District high school site, stretching across East River Road and ending at Playmore Road.

About Wellen Park

Consistently ranked among the U.S.’s top-selling communities annually by prominent real estate consulting firms RCLCO and John Burns, Wellen Park offers a mix of single-family and multifamily residential, commercial and recreational options. The community currently has approximately 9,500 residents, and at full buildout will have more than 50,000 residents and 22,500 homes within its three distinct districts: West Villages, Downtown Wellen and Playmore.

Wellen Park’s expanding residential choices include new-construction single-family homes in picturesque neighborhoods, a dynamic new lifestyle concept for active adults 55+, paired and attached villas, coach homes and condominiums for a low-maintenance lifestyle.

Rental options in Wellen Park range from one- to three-bedroom luxury apartments and single-family homes to an apartment community for adults 55 and older, and world-class independent, assisted living and memory care.

Wellen Park is close to top-ranked beaches and the area’s many attractions.

To learn more about living at Wellen Park, call 941-960-7805, go to or visit the Welcome Center at 12275 Mercado Drive in Venice, Fla. The Welcome Center is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Jennifer Hamilton, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and PR, 239-275-5758, [email protected]

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