This spacious and sprawling Equestrian Wonderland welcomes you down a long, private, wooded driveway surrounded by lush green pastures. The beautiful 2 story Spanish style Equestrian Ranch is comprised of the main home, a detached 1 bedroom apartment (or Caretakers Quarters), a 4 stall barn, with tack & feed room, and the original barn with 2 run in stalls. A paradise for the equestrian, this home is located on a total of 5 acres, lush, green, and beautifully landscaped, and backs up to the Brooker Creek Preserve with horse riding trails. The grassy front lawn impresses with a magnificent tree perfect for picnics in the shade, a tire swing or for an adventurous climber.
As you walk in to the Main Residence, you are greeted with an abundance of natural light from the many large windows, and French doors. You will immediately take note of the graceful archways, and incredible architectural features in this home, which are as distinctively stylish as they are tastefully comfortable.
Walk from the front through a wrought iron gate into a courtyard, the courtyard’s center boasts a beautiful, tropical, towering palm, with a flourishing, raised herb garden & flower bed surrounding it, as well as a gas fired kiva. The courtyard is surrounded by Spanish adobe style walls for even more privacy.
A lovely formal living room opens up to The Great Room, via glass paned French pocket doors. The Great Room is spacious, cozy, and inviting, full of natural light and open, with vaulted wood beam ceilings, 2 skylights, tile flooring, and a gas fireplace, which may be easily converted back to wood burning.
An exquisite, updated, chef friendly, gourmet kitchen, also boasting a butler’s area, with 42” solid wood Thomasville cabinetry, huge cupboard pantry, SS kitchen appliances, including 2 built in Thermador ovens, Thermador 6 burner gas stovetop and Thermador hood, Bosch dishwasher, granite countertops, wine refrigerator, 2 SS sinks and a welcoming informal dining area, complete with a pass through to the formal dining room, the floors are tiled beautifully with Spanish tile, all surrounded by many windows for natural light. The formal dining room is filled with natural light, and has French doors leading out to the stunning courtyard.
The front hallway on the first level has an updated full bath, a 4th bedroom which could also be utilized as an office or guest room. A laundry room off this same hallway features a washer and dryer, hardwood cabinetry, and countertop with sink, as well as a window for more natural light. Down the hall to the end will be the door to the oversized 2 car garage.
Ascend the stairway with wrought iron railings, from the family room up to the second level, with 3 bedrooms including the Master Suite, with 2 large walk in closets, and a multitude of windows overlooking the surrounding landscape. All rooms have beautiful views.
The luxurious en suite Master Bath features dual sinks, granite countertops with hardwood cabinetry, large frameless glass and glass block walk in shower with Rain showerhead, and a separate claw foot soaking tub.
Next, there are 2 additional bedrooms, a full updated bath, and an enormous linen closet, which completes the second level. There is an abundance of storage space at every turn.
The outdoor living area is great for entertaining and family gatherings! Step out onto the covered, screened in Lanai with a brand new roof. Outside the lanai, a beautiful, (9’ at it’s deepest) pool on pavered deck, awaits you for a refreshing swim. There is an abundance of pool deck for seating areas and entertaining.
Behind the main residence, there is a detached building with a 3-car garage. Above, is a one bedroom apartment, or Caretakers Quarters, which is comprised of 858 square feet, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, eat in kitchen, living room and in front, a huge deck for sunning or enjoying the sunset.
There is so much to see and do outside! Densely wooded, and filled with tropical flora, the property is a wonderland, all surrounded by white vinyl 3 board fencing. There is a 2 stall run in barn, a handsome and rustic barn with 4 stalls, 3 - 15’x15’ stalls as well as 1 – 15’x9’ stall, that could be used for mini horses, (which has a lower window), aluminum stall doors, ceiling fans, a tack/feed room and a wash rack. There are also 2 lush pastures. This beautiful property is truly an equestrians dream!
There are fenced in tennis courts (north-south), a raised, fenced vegetable garden, and a pond. Anyone, adults, children or animals will have fun and adventurous times on this incredible and secluded property. You will encounter bald eagles, wild turkey, deer, and red tail hawks, among other wildlife on this property.
In a magnificent setting, this beautiful home is truly a unique, rare property, with exceptional privacy, and will generate a lifetime of wonderful experiences and memories.
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525 Appaloosa Rd, Tarpon Springs, Pinellas County, Florida