New Model Home in Mulberry, FL Now Open

Posted: October 12, 2022 | Categories: Communities | News | Design and Decorating | Communities>Bridgeport Lakes
By Highland Homes

Raychel model home exterior

Big announcement – A new model home is now open at Bridgeport Lakes! We previously showcased this community of new homes in Mulberry, Florida from a model center in nearby Lakeland, and are excited to now be onsite to provide you with the best home buying experience and on-demand tours of this beautiful, nature-inspired community.

Meet the Raychel Home Plan

Raychel model gathering room

The Raychel home plan boasts 1,819 square feet of exceptional living space with four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. With a Craftsman-style exterior, an open layout ideal for entertaining, and even outdoor living space, it’s no surprise that the Raychel is a homeowner favorite! In fact, the Raychel was modeled after our beloved Parker home plan, and offers a very similar layout with more square footage including a larger living area and luxurious owner’s suite.

About the Model Home Design

French country decor in the Mulberry model home

Our professional design team aims to decorate model homes in a style that you can see yourself living in. Considering how you’ll use each space, what your budget might be for furniture and décor, and your general lifestyle guides the design team as they decorate each new model home.

For the Raychel model home at Bridgeport Lakes, Stacey Antonakas-Perez, Design Center Manager and lead model decorator, chose a French country theme with different shades of blue. The main furniture in the home comes from American Signature Furniture, an affordable option that has readily available pieces you might choose for your own home!

Open Living Area and Kitchen

The Raychel’s open living area is the ideal layout for gathering and entertaining. The spacious gathering room, open kitchen, and sunny dining café, all under an airy ceiling, ensure that your home is the center of activity and that you quickly become the ‘hostess with the most-ess!’


Open kitchen with dark wood cabinets and marble-look countertops

The open kitchen boasts a large counter-height island with room to seat four to six people. It’s also the perfect spot to serve from when having parties, hosting holiday functions, or offering a buffet-style meal to the fam.

The medium-dark wood cabinets of the kitchen provide a nice contrast to the white décor in the adjacent gathering room and are capped with striking white marble-look countertops.

Unwind and Relax at Home


Owner's suite in the new Mulberry, FL model home

“One of my favorite things about this home is the owner’s suite,” says Stacey. “It’s a very classy, elegant space. We added a chair rail and trim work around the whole room, and the soft blue accent paint used below the chair rail and on the tray ceiling is both soothing and a breath of fresh air!”

The suite is spacious enough for large-scale furniture, notes Stacey, and the design team took full advantage with a king-sized sleigh bed, two nightstands, and a large dresser - and this still leaves ample open floor space!

“I just want to sink into that big, comfy, upholstered bed – don’t you?!” said Stacey.

In addition to the spacious bedroom, the owner’s suite includes a walk-in closet and an en-suite bathroom with dual vanities, a large tiled, glass-enclosed shower, and a linen closet for storage convenience.

Spacious en-suite owner's bath in the Raychel model home

Flexible Rooms for Your Lifestyle

The Raychel home plan boasts three additional bedrooms that offer plenty of space for children, guests, working from home – whatever your lifestyle demands. The design team chose to decorate two bedrooms as kids' rooms, with the front bedroom as a home office. You’ll notice the same white, warm wood, and calming blue tones used throughout the home, and the office has a fun accent wall designed with millwork and a dusty blue paint color – the perfect backdrop for those work-from-home conference calls!

Home office with custom millwork wall treatment

New Homes in Mulberry, Florida

Bridgeport Lakes is known as “The Ultimate Outdoor Community” thanks to its nature-inspired design and location adjacent to Loyce E. Harpe Park and Se7en Wetlands Park, which provide homeowners with access to sports fields, trail systems, a dog park, and incredible fishing.

The focus on the outdoors continues within the community. When you call Bridgeport Lakes home, you’ll enjoy beautiful nature views with plenty of water and open space, and homes adjacent to open space, ponds, and trees offering the ultimate in backyard privacy.

Aerial of Bridgeport Lakes in Mulberry, FL

With a convenient location in the small city of Mulberry, Florida, Bridgeport Lakes is central to Lakeland, Bartow, Brandon, and even Tampa! The community is just a few minutes from the South Lakeland area, which offers plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations. Downtown Lakeland (9.5 miles) and Downtown Tampa (35 miles) are also just a quick drive away, and you’ll appreciate the convenience of living just a few minutes away from daily necessities, medical facilities, and major commuter routes, including:

  • SR 60 – 1 mile
  • Polk Parkway – 6 miles
  • Lakeland VA Hospital – 7.4 miles
  • US-98 – 10 miles
  • MacDill AFB – 43.6 miles

The new homes in Mulberry, Florida at Bridgeport Lakes are priced from the low $300’s and offer plans with three to six bedrooms and up to three-and-a-half bathrooms throughout 1,486 to 3,141 square feet of living space. Choose from home layouts with desirable features such as open-concept living space, a luxurious owner’s suite, and flexible-use rooms, as well as an in-law suite option available on select home plans.

Schedule Your VIP Model Home Tour

Now that you’ve seen a peek of the new Raychel model home at Bridgeport Lakes, it’s time to come and see it in person! The model home is located at 704 Caribbean Drive in Mulberry and is open daily for you to tour. Call or email our Mulberry New Home Specialists to schedule your VIP tour and learn more about the homes available now at Bridgeport Lakes!

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