One of the most successful real estate developments by national architect Taylor Morrison was the Waterfront home Esplanade at Azario in Lakewood Ranch, one of the programs pursued by this NYSE-listed company to take advantage of the opportunities available through US-led housing recovery. The Esplanade brand and its development template were originally used as one of the latest additions to the master-planned Lakewood Range (LWR). Arizona-based developer Scottsdale has copied its motto in several subsequent projects - the Esplanade by Siesta Key, the other two Esplanades in Naples, and another in the parish.
Taylor Morrison has developed Esplanade at LWR as a gated and unmanaged community that combines luxury resort-type amenities with homeownership and meets the lifestyle needs and preferences of community residents. For example, the community owns a 6,000-square-foot clubhouse, with a full-time lifestyle director. The facility has a pool style, heated pool, spa, as well as a resistance pool.
Esplanade's Amenity Center sales points add tennis facilities. Community residents can get professional advice from USTA / UPSTA tennis experts and participate in club-organized tournaments and competitions for members and guests. The clubhouse also has a fully stocked tennis pro shop and string and equipment repair services.
Do-it-yourself lifestyle activities are also offered. The Waterfront home Esplanade at Azario in Lakewood Ranch operates a fenced bark park, adventure playground, canoe and kayak launches, formal lawn and fitness lawn.