A real "Wow" - the minute you walk through the double Cathedral front entry doors! An unprecedented view of beautiful Lake Butler - the largest lake on the famed Butler Chain of Lakes!
The homage to authentic Tuscan designed completes itself at the exterior and interior of this lakefront estate, which exudes a welcoming personality of this classic Tuscan design, where prolific Bougainvillea embraces doors and outlines arches and leads to a stunning sprawling floor plan. The effective use of wrought iron, groin hand-painted ceilings, stenciled wall design replicates a Tuscan theme throughout.
The main focus of the home is an undulating 108’ long screened lakefront terrace, with fireplace, banded by a Roman balustrade, which spans the entire rear of the home, and affords many dining and seating areas with different moods- directly overlooking the lake. The owners have created a magical relationship between inside and outside with oversized interior moving glass walls under soaring ceilings that pocket into the walls and open to this dramatic Terrace setting. The shear number, not to mention size, of these glass moving walls, is a dead giveaway that the lakefront vistas were the most important element of this Tuscan waterfront estate. The design is glass-rich to ensure lake vistas throughout all living areas.
Upon entering one captures an immediate view of the pristine waters of a grand outdoor marble terrace complete with heated Swimming Pool and Spa –a perfect resort setting! A long dock leads to a large Boat House with spacious seating area where one can enjoy magnificent sunsets and panoramic views of the waterfront. The home has a certain playfulness combined with traditional Italian materials, affording such amenities as water skiing, boating through the famed Butler Chain of Lakes, fishing from your own private boat house and dock –and of course year-long swimming in a heated Pool and Spa. It is definitely within the range of what everyone dreams of doing. .
The dramatic two-story formal living room boasts beamed ceilings and a stunning, wide iron staircase which gracefully ascends to upper balconies, 3 bedroom suites, a theater and gym. The first floor features a lakefront master bedroom with a separate, but adjoining lounge where French doors open to the lakefront Terrace. A breakfast bar complete with refrigerator precedes a 20’ marble garden bath with spa tub and walk-through shower overlooking a private garden. There are 2 separate wardrobe rooms and his and hers granite-topped vanities. A separate guest suite – or domestic quarters - with private Terrace is located on the opposing side of the floor plan, also on the first floor. Two bedroom suites on the first floor seems to be more in demand - and this property has it!
The windows of the formal dining room are dressed in vibrant silk. Adjoining the formal dining room is a butler’s serving area with built-in chest, and best of all...... a temperature-controlled wine cellar. A handsome library-office, overlooking the lake, offers a custom built desk, bookshelves and a double sided fireplace that it shares with the living room.
At the center of the plan is a finely crafted kitchen opening to a grand family room with glass moving walls opening to the lakefront, screened Terrace. A large cased opening leads to a 27’ game/billiard room with half-bath and additional moving glass walls. The design is grounded in the owner’s love of true architectural elements such as Italian marble flooring, hand-painted ceilings and frescoes, and stone cased doorways. There are over 13,000 square feet under roof and a 4-car Garage. Take a long look at the beauty of this estate and you will get lost in its depth.
Once you enter this gated enclave of luxury homes - you will leave the rest of the world behind. Yet you are only 20 minutes to all of the wonderful attractions that Orlando has to offer you!
Web #: 839679
Contact: Carol Ann Hewitt, CIPS, CLHMS - Broker
Cell Direct: 407.325.8500 Bus: 407.629.1222