The luxury community of Golden Oak, located in the heart of the Walt Disney World Resort, is expanding with the Marceline neighborhood that’s a touching tribute to Walt Disney’s formidable Missouri hometown. The new neighborhood includes 56 lots for custom homes that draw design and architectural inspiration from European and Caribbean influences.
Featuring views of water or natural preserves, Marceline homesites are sized at approximately one-quarter acre. The finished custom homes will range from 3,800 to over 6,000 square feet of living space, and are priced from $1.8 million. Three showcase homes, currently under construction, are scheduled for completion later this year.
“We’ve been delighted by the positive response over the past 24 months,” said Page Pierce, vice president of Disney Resort Real Estate Development. “Our first four Golden Oak neighborhoods are nearly sold out, so Marceline quite literally builds on that success. The expansion of Marceline allows us to welcome new families interested in this unique opportunity to live at Walt Disney World Resort.”
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The new Marceline neighborhood will include a sculpture park that will feature life-size sculptures of characters from Walt’s 1937 animated masterpiece Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – and Adriana Park, a quiet space named for Adriana Caselotti, who provided the voice for Snow White in the film. The sculptures are part of the Golden Oak “Disney Friends in Nature” sculpture series.
“The sculpture series is just one example of subtle Disney touches artfully woven into the luxurious character of Golden Oak,” Pierce added.
Beyond the new neighborhood, Golden Oak recently opened Markham’s restaurant and Tyler’s Lounge at Summerhouse, the private residential club facility modeled after a Tuscan farmhouse.
Additionally, the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, located within the Golden Oak community, is opening this summer.
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