Neighborhood: 33898 - Lake Wales, Mountain Lake Unrec
Property Taxes: $15,340
Designed by renowned architect Charles R. Wait, this home is an exceptional Mediterranean masterpiece located in Mountain Lake, an exclusive community with exquisite landscaping and distinguished residences. Built in 1928 and sitting on 5.25 beautifully manicured acres, this stunning 6 bedroom, 5 full baths and two half bath home, is truly a distinctive property. Eye catching artisanal elements of old world Spanish/Mediterranean design abound as a Ludovici barrel tile roof, limestone entrances, majestic hand-hewn wooden entry doors, including an arched doorway leading to an interior flower room where gorgeous arrangements of fresh cut flowers are prepared. Upon entry, be received into the grand formal living room with an immense fireplace, warm random-width hardwood floors and a custom beamed ceiling of hand-hewn Cypress enhanced with (lighting) all of which lend a relaxed elegance to this immense space. Ascend the balcony overlooking the formal living room, to an exquisite library featuring beautiful hardwood built-in cabinetry and shelving and private reading nook. The formal dining room is spectacular with coffered ceiling and french doors opening to a grand terrace with scenic vistas including Edward Bok's Singing Tower. These formal areas exude luxury, charm and elegance. A full butler's pantry leads to a bright and airy kitchen with a cathedral ceiling featuring spot and task lighting, counters and 11’ center island with bar seating are granite, abundant cabinetry, gas appliances and Sub-zero refrigerator. The kitchen opens above to a cozy family room and only a few steps below the kitchen is the traditional Italian styled, climate controlled wine room, with exposed brick pillars and cypress screened bins to hold 300+ bottles. A large turret house a gorgeous Spanish spiral staircase with black iron banister leading to the balcony entrance of the grand master bedroom. The luxurious master bath features two vanity sinks, walk-in shower and a separate soaking tub. Of the additional five bedrooms, three are ensuite with their own private baths and two share a bath providing comfort and space for the entire family and guests. Outside, the open-air pool is the perfect location for relaxing with the sights and sounds of the Mountain Lake birds and wildlife sanctuary. Or choose the grand terrace for afternoon tea. So many special features to this home. Truly crafted for entertaining, perfect for large events, while remaining intimate for smaller gatherings. This home exemplifies charm, character and top quality custom finishes top to bottom. See for yourself all this beautiful home has to offer!
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