A Custom Home Builder in Florida, Centered on ‘Consistency’

For over four decades, Lee Wetherington Homes has strived to deliver a tailored customer experience with each and every incomparable home we’ve designed and built on the Suncoast. Our team not only believes in staying on the leading edge of innovation but providing knowledgeable home building industry expertise. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about custom Florida home builders and new home construction we hear from potential homebuyers.

Custom Luxury Home Lakehouse Cove at Waterside Mainstay

Mainstay II

3 Bedrooms • 3.5 Bathrooms • Den • 3-Car Garage 3,200 SF Living Area • 4,683 SF Total Area

Custom Luxury Home Turnberry


3 Bedrooms • 4 Baths • Bonus Room • Den 3-Car Garage • Florida Basement • 5,965 SF Total Area

Custom Luxury Home Nautica


3 Bedrooms • 4 Bathrooms • 3-Car Garage
3,231 SF Living Area • 4,682 SF Total Area

Barquentine Rendering


3 Bedrooms • 4 Baths • Bonus Room • Den
3-Car Garage • Florida Basement • 5,965 SF Total Area

Based on current industry data, the price of a 2,500-square-foot home varies between $500,000 to $1.5 million and above for the Gulf Coast of Florida. Other coastal areas of the state also likely fall within these price ranges. As an experienced Florida home builder, we guarantee pricing – meaning the price of your home is what you see at contract – and provide you a detailed, room-by-room list when designing and building your impeccable creation.  

While it is more cost-effective to build a new home in Florida, when compared to most of the country, building a custom home is not a cheap endeavor. Selecting durable materials, creating an impeccable design and utilizing decades of local homebuilding expertise require both time and money.  

We recommend visiting Lee Wetherington Homes’ Inspiration Homes – models customized with breathtaking capabilities to assist you in envisioning your dream design – as a starting point. Our team can walk you through a fully guided tour, educate you on our process and more.

D.R. Horton is Florida’s most prolific builder. However, with over four decades of expertise on the Gulf Coast, Lee Wetherington Homes is known for its consistency, experience and customer service that every homebuyer deserves when creating an incomparable custom home. Our team’s track record of proven excellence and innovation has been our longtime, local trademark.

On average, a home by a custom home builder in Sarasota takes a minimum 12 to 14 months to complete, from permitting to certification of occupancy. This process can possibly take longer, depending on market conditions. Of course, that hinges on a number of factors – and supply chain issues have certainly extended timelines for many custom home builders in Florida and across the country. Custom home builders in Sarasota, like Lee Wetherington Homes, have taken calculated measures, even adjusting systems and processes, to ensure each home is completed with the utmost care and consideration for our customers. We even covered this topic in a Q-and-A blog post back in April, which detailed what our team and many custom home builders have faced.  

In general, the exact timeline for completion is dependent on key details like the size and complexity of the home, weather and availability of materials and labor. Constructing a home with a custom home builder in Florida is undoubtedly a complex process, but the results are incredibly rewarding – both for us, as longtime custom home builders in Sarasota, and you. For every prospective customer, whether they choose us or another custom home builder in Sarasota, Venice or beyond, we recommend collaborating with an experienced and reputable custom home builder that will ensure your dream build remains on time and within budget.  

Initially creating your custom home design for free through an online program is a completely realistic start to your journey. Everyone needs a starting point when building their dream into reality. We always recommend using a custom home builder near you because architectural designers and longtime experts are a knowledgeable guide every step of the way. With a builder, you can also select the contemporary features and amenities you desire for your custom home design – and create an ideal floor plan.  

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