Builders break ground on model homes at Markland


Builders for the newest master-planned community in St. Augustine, Markland, broke ground at the new site on Jan. 8. Home builders for the community will include Arthur Rutenberg Homes, Cottage Home Company, Riverside Homes, Providence Homes, Drees Homes and Dream Finders Homes. Buyers will be able to select from a diverse offering of architectural styles and floor plans. Initial home pricing will range from the $300K’s to over $600K with numerous home plan options by multiple builders available at each price point.

“From our experience at Palencia, we know that buyers respond well to choice and value a commitment to quality from their home builder as well as the community developer,” noted Hines managing director, Walter O’Shea. The six model homes will open in March and the first offering of inventory homes will be completed in the second quarter of this year.

At Markland, the Hines’ design and development team has developed that a community theme that will pay homage to the 19th century classic architectural styles of the grand homes of St. Augustine.

The Markland Manor House, the amenity centerpiece of the community, will be designed in a classic Greek Revival style and will be accompanied by formal gardens linking indoor and outdoor spaces at the amenity center and then meandering out into the community through a trail and park network. Formal landscape themes will also accent the classic architectural detailing of the community’s homes to create a distinct and elegant new home community.

Markland will provide residents with resort-quality amenities including a zero-entry pool framed by landscaping, cabanas and pergolas, a fitness center and yoga studio, a gathering and entertainment room, tennis courts, an explorer dome playground and an interconnected network of neighborhood parks. Additional information regarding Markland can be obtained by visiting and registering at the community website,, or calling (904) 513-5740.