WHY IT WORKED: No home backs up to another at Edenfield, one reason for the success of the 2,000-acre Seven Oaks' master planned community north of Tampa, Fla. Most Edenfield home sites overlook ponds or wetland conservation areas.

  • The 2,083-square-foot Mayfair model features a two-car garage, vaulted ceilings, four bedrooms, and a light-filled lanai at the back of the house.
  • Residents have access to all of Seven Oaks' amenities, including a 17-acre clubhouse and sports complex with two pools, a shallow-splash children's water park, and five tennis courts.
  • During the first half of 2005, builders at Seven Oaks sold more than one new home a day, generating $86 million in sales volume. Nearly 1,200 homes have been sold since the community opened in the spring of 2002.

PROJECT CREDITSProject: Edenfield at Seven Oaks, Wesley Chapel, Fla.; Sales started: July 2003; Sales through March 2005: 146; Units planned: 146; Price: $233,800 to $276,150; Unit size: 1,570 to 2,566 square feet; Builder: Westfield Homes, Tampa, Fla.; Developer: Crown Community Development, Chicago; Architect: Bloodgood Sharp Buster, Architects and Planners, Tampa; Land planner: Florida Planning Studio, Tampa; Landscape architect: Raymow Enterprises, Oldsmar, Fla.; Interior designer: Interiors by Sharman, Belleair Bluffs, Fla.

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