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Bassett Creek offers city life in natural surroundings

Bill Chastain Special Sections correspondent
Published:   |   Updated: June 1, 2013 at 01:44 AM

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One thing sets Bassett Creek - Mobley Homes' latest community in New Tampa - apart from the competition, company officials say.

"It's a beautiful neighborhood that's tucked away," says Renee Augustowski, sales counselor for Bassett Creek in the K-Bar Ranch development. "It's surrounded by gorgeous conservation. Because it's really tucked away, the property stays very peaceful and quiet."

Mobley Homes touts a customer first philosophy and devotion to excellence, which officials consider the backbone of why the company has been building homes in the Tampa Bay area for more than 30 years.

Mobley considers each house it builds a home and strives to offer guidance throughout the entire process, Augustowski says. During construction, Mobley oversees the building site, interior design and construction of the project, keeping the buyer's lifestyle in mind, she adds. A pre-construction conference with the buyer is held before breaking ground and throughout the building process. Buyers are encouraged to make on-site visits so they can stay involved in the project.

Bassett Creek is in the early stages of development, but Augustowski believes it will appeal to many.

"Bassett Creek is going to be attractive to a lot of different potential buyers," she says. "Not only because of the quality of the homes and the beauty of the area, but because of the variety of what Mobley Homes offers."

Bassett Creek features single- and two-story homes with 2,600 to 3,800 square feet of living space and four to six bedrooms. The first phase includes 40 lots, of which eight have sold. The semi-custom homes are priced from the high $300,000s.

"When I say semi-custom, I mean homeowners are actually able to move some walls if they desire," Augustowski says. "And our homes come with a complete package to where there is no need for an upgrade. There is a nice appliance package in the kitchens, [which] are pretty much gourmet kitchens with built-in ovens; and they have 42-inch maple cabinets with crown molding.

"The master bathrooms have granite counter tops and at the front entry of the house we do brick pavers," she adds. "It really gives a lot of character to the look of the street."

The beauty of the homes is only enhanced by the surroundings, Augustowski says. "I can't say enough about the lots. They're absolutely gorgeous.

"The houses don't feel like they're built on top of each other," she says.

Bassett Creek's location also is a selling point.

The community is off Cross Creek Boulevard and Kinnan Street - minutes from Interstate 75 and the schools and businesses of the New Tampa and Wesley Chapel area.

"The schools in the area are the best rated schools in Hillsborough County," Augustowski says. "Every school from elementary through middle school, we're within two miles away. And once all the roads are developed, it will be easy to get around."

To reach Bassett Creek, go north on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. Travel to Cross Creek Boulevard and make a right. Make a left onto Kinnan Street; the community is ahead. Models are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

"It's the newest thing in New Tampa," says Augustowski of the community. "K-Bar Ranch is the last planned master community, so you're part of the newest and the last master community in New Tampa."

For information, call (813) 629-3367 or visit www.mobleyhousing.com.

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