Merasol at South Bayshore

Published December 9, 2005

LOCATION: 6515 Bayshore Blvd.

DEVELOPER: American Design Homes, Tampa

DESCRIPTION: Six buildings containing 19 three-story townhomes. Tuscany style. Units range from 2,605 to 2,828 square feet, with three bedrooms and 31/2 baths or three bedrooms, 21/2 baths.

PRICE: $630,000 to $670,000.

ARCHITECT: Andrew Hayes of Ruyle, Hayes and Jennewein Architects, Tampa.

AMENITIES: Stainless steel appliances; granite counter tops in kitchens and baths; hardwood floors; Jacuzzi tubs in master bathrooms; fireplace in each unit; crown molding; terraces; swimming pool with spa and fountains; optional private elevators; security gate.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING: "Given the scale of the architecture and the way the buildings are to be stacked, (the project) lends itself well to the Tuscan expression," architect Hayes said. Some of the earmarks of that expression will include "use of stone along the base of the building, balconies, raised entries that have landings along the way, so you bring someone up gradually into the building. The proportions are typically tall and narrow."

TIMELINE: Construction is scheduled to begin in January and end by early 2007.

MOVE-IN DATE: Upon completion of construction.

FOR INFORMATION: Listing agent Lori Wood of Smith and Associates Realtors, 839-3800, ext. 2353.

- MICHAEL CANNING, Times correspondent

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