BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (June 8, 2015) – The community of Southern Hills Plantation and its distinguished builder, Arthur Rutenberg Homes, was honored by the 2015 Tampa Bay Builders Association, an annual event that recognizes outstanding achievements in home building and design in Southwest Florida.

The 2015 Parade was a record-breaking year with 148 models in 82 communities throughout Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Hernando, Citrus and Marion counties. Judging was conducted by a panel of independent home-building experts who consider site plan, curb appeal, design, materials, outdoor living spaces, architectural detailing and workmanship.

Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Captiva model, was honored with the Merit Award for Best Home priced from $420,000 – $450,000. The Captiva, a fully furnished and professionally decorated model home built by Lyons Heritage Tampa, LLC, an independent franchisee of Arthur Rutenberg Homes, at Southern Hills Plantation is a plan designed exclusively for the community. “We are very proud of our Captiva model home and are excited to receive the Merit Award from the Tampa Bay Builders Association,” said President Lori Garton. “The Captiva captures the lifestyle and craftsmanship homebuyers have come to expect from an Arthur Rutenberg Homes design. I invite everyone to visit Southern Hills Plantation and tour this award-winning home.”

The Captiva illustrates a classic Low Country design with all the provisions for modern living complete with a large breezy front porch where neighbors meet neighbors in Southern Hills Plantation. The open, flowing spaces of this home include 2,585 square feet of living space with three bedrooms, three baths and a comfortable den/bonus room.

The model home is enhanced throughout with stylish details including a spacious great room with coffered ceiling opening to a well-appointed kitchen with a large center island and expansive casual dining area. The great room’s sliding glass doors lead to an elevated rear porch that flows seamlessly into an outdoor kitchen, dining space, seating areas and down a few steps to a paver patio complete with fire pit overlooking the pond. The Captiva’s grand master suite is located on the opposite side of the home from two generously sized secondary bedrooms and baths for maximum privacy. The den/bonus room is positioned at the rear of the home, offering peaceful views of the pond and conservation areas.

Located at 5119 Southern Valley Loop in Brooksville, the Captiva model home is among numerous home designs available at Southern Hills Plantation where Arthur Rutenberg homes are priced starting from the high $300,000s to over $1Million.

“The Captiva model exemplifies the style, design and feel of Southern Hills Plantation,” said Garton. “Residents of this remarkable community enjoy a lifestyle that recreates the spirit and pace of a simpler time with just the right mix of country club amenities and Old Florida ambiance.”

For more information about Arthur Rutenberg Homes at Southern Hills Plantation, call (352) 593-5446 or visit

About Arthur Rutenberg Homes

Arthur Rutenberg celebrates over 60 years in the homebuilding industry and has been a respected name in Florida homebuilding since 1953, when he built his first home upon the four “cornerstones” that would make him legendary: design, craftsmanship, service and responsibility. Today, Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Inc. is one of the largest networks of independently owned and operated homebuilding companies in the nation, with franchised homebuilders throughout Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio and Tennessee.

About Southern Hills Plantation

Southern Hills Plantation offers Cottage, Manor and Estate-style homes featuring classic Southern design and ambiance highlighting a variety of architectural styles including Victorian, Georgian, Colonial Revival, Craftsman and Low Country. Homes at Southern Hills Plantation are priced starting in the mid $200s to over $1Million.

The centerpiece of Southern Hills Plantation is an acclaimed Pete Dye championship golf course that ranks among the Top 100 on GolfWeek’s list of top residential golf courses in the United States. In addition to top-rated golf, the club has a full service spa and fitness center, four Har-Tru tennis courts, an aquatic center with resort-style pool, fine and casual dining, and banquet facilities.

Southern Hills Plantation is home to some of the most unique topography in Florida with rolling hills and elevation changes of more than 200 feet, offering long-range panoramic views that stretch nearly 20 miles. The community is convenient to the white sand beaches of the Gulf Coast and to the Tampa Bay area by way of the Suncoast Parkway. For more information, visit

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