Custom Home Builder Sarasota, FL

The builder of choice in Manatee and Sarasota counties, including Lakewood Ranch.

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Local Expertise. Uncompromising Quality.

Nelson Homes, Inc. is renowned for meticulously crafted custom homes and unsurpassed customer satisfaction. Their intimate knowledge of Florida’s gulf coast and the cosmopolitan cultural attractions of Sarasota are invaluable to helping clients select their ideal location, whether in a prestigious, upscale community or a customer-owned home site throughout the beautiful Sarasota market.

Grandview Model Home Selected as Silver Award Finalist by SEBC Aurora Awards

AR Homes® Sarasota (Nelson Homes, Inc.) is pleased to announce our Grandview model home has been recognized by the Southeast Building Conference as a Silver Aurora Award Finalist for Best Interior Design of a Custom Home.

Grandview Model Bradenton, FL Great Room
AR Homes® Sarasota (Nelson Homes Inc.) Receives Avid Gold Award

This Avid Gold Award is presented to builders with the highest scores in their region on the New Home Move-In Experience Survey, taken from the first 90 days of homeownership.

Lakewood Ranch Ranks #1 in the Nation for 6th Consecutive Year

As a premier luxury custom homebuilder in Lakewood Ranch, AR Homes® Sarasota (Nelson Homes) is proud to bring clients’ dream homes to life in this award-winning Florida community.

Experience is Believing

Our homes speak for themselves. Discover firsthand the innovative design and quality of AR Homes® by visiting one of our furnished model homes. Each model home represents exquisite detail, meticulous craftsmanship and surprisingly functional design that’s become synonymous with AR Homes®.

Wild Blue

Embrace an exceptional coastal lifestyle in Lakewood Ranch with the exquisite new Taura model home. 

Wild Blue

The home features three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms, and a spacious open-concept main living area.

Atwater Custom Home Plan
Our Plans,
Your Vision

Our proprietary Personalized Floor Plan process allows you to bring your unique vision to our home designs. Each of our home plans is fully customizable in days, rather than weeks or months.

“Overall the quality of our AR Homes® was amazing, but what you really don’t see until you go through the process is the integrated service offering from beginning to end. That is what made our experience top-notch. From Derek all the way down the organization, it comes across as a fine-tuned experience.”

- Douglas Swan
Our Best Selling Plan: The Talise

Discover our best-selling Talise plan – carefully designed to suit your tastes and preferences through each customizable detail, while also delivering on beauty, style and comfort.

Inspired Living

We agonize over all the design details that go into building a custom home for our clients. These impeccably-designed homes are sure to serve as a catalyst to inspire your imagination, and ultimately making your dream home a reality.

Creekside Model Home
Inspired Design

Your custom home is an expression of your lifestyle and individual aesthetic. Our Sarasota design team is here to help fulfill your vision, guide your choices from finishes to furnishings, and make the entire experience effortless and memorable.