This magnificent 6,000 square foot home sits on the #1 lot within the King & Bear development, directly adjacent to the #1 hole of The King & Bear golf course. Ten New York Times bestsellers were written here by Steve Berry. Sophistication and elegance flows through this grand home with ample living space including four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. Right across the street are the community amenities, including a brand new 5,000 square foot fitness center, event facilities, tennis courts, and two pools (one heated year round). No need to drive, a hundred feet away is the first tee and just beyond that is the King & Bear clubhouse (with a restaurant), making for an easy walk to play golf or have a meal.Every square inch, both inside and out, is faux-painted with custom old-world charm. A few of the walls are crusted in artistic Venetian plaster. Four columns cast the look and feel of marble. There's a natural gas fireplace with a regal mantle and hearth. The lavish draperies convey. It's recently-added roof is unique, comprised of a high-tech polymer tile (with a 50 year warranty) that Disney has long utilized atop its construction. A pleasing mixture of tile, marble, hardwood and carpet cover the floors. Tall ceilings, eight foot doors, granite counter tops, and copious amounts of molding loom throughout. Two separate audio systems deliver music to the ground floor rooms and the pool area. All of the kitchen appliances are built-in with matching wood fronts. There are two kitchen sinks, along with a bar and a third sink with an under-counter fridge in the dining room.
The first floor master suite is a world onto itself. A spacious bedroom, a huge custom-made Hers' closet, two custom-made His' closets, an extra-large walk-in tiled shower (like a room), garden spa tub, and separate toilet, bidet and vanity areas. The remaining three upstairs bedrooms are all suites (with their own bathrooms), two of which open through French doors to a second floor balcony overlooking the pool, lake, and first hole.
A study inside the house comes with wood shelving, a hardwood floor, and access to the pool through more French doors. The outside office is a masterpiece, custom crafted of walnut and marble providing an inspiring work space with its own separate entrance and a connecting over-sized air conditioned storage room. The Italian basin pool is adorned with a unique fountain, a 300 pound ball of granite that spins on a bed of water. Thanks to a daily dose of Florida sun, from May to October the clear water hovers in the mid to high 80s, making for a comfortable swim (it's also pre-plumbed for a heater, if you want to add one for winter). There's an outdoor kitchen inside a screened lanai with a sink, natural gas grill, and stainless steel exhaust hood. A separate covered outdoor living space overlooks the pool.
Soffit and niche lighting illuminate the house to the night, and an Italian basin fountain out front welcomes guests. A natural gas back-up generator is pre-wired and ready to go in case of an emergency. There's a two car garage (with storage above), space outside to park a third car (atop the brick pavers), and two roomy air-conditioned storage spaces. All of its many oak, magnolia, and fir trees have recently been trimmed and thinned. The rest of the landscaping, including a variety of shrubs, bushes, hedges, grass, and an orange tree, is in a similar pristine condition. Irrigation is provided from a shallow well, eliminating any public utility bill for exterior watering. A softener removes all hardness from the county water and a filtration system in the kitchen delivers distilled water on demand.
There is a theme to most of the rooms, along with a specific mark or artistic notation representing the various novels. All of the draperies and window coverings (which includes the plantation shutters) convey with the house. Many of the furnishings, each specially crafted and fitted for the space are also available for sale.
You will never want to leave once you call it your home!
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Listing information last updated on August 20th, 2019 at 7:38am EDT.