Stunning 18+ acre equestrian ranch quietly hidden in the heart of Central FL!
Winter Haven, Polk County, Florida
A stunning 18+ acre equestrian ranch quietly hidden in the heart of Central Florida. Welcome to 969 Deming Dr, a private gated residence designed with the horse lover in mind with fenced and cross-fenced pasture land, plenty of acreage to roam, Bahia grass for grazing, horse stable, pole barn and a stocked fishing pond for the complete outdoor lifestyle. Coming through the private security gate, the driveway leads to a gorgeous residence framed by majestic moss-draped oaks and an impressive 60' long covered and brick-pavered front porch flanked by two swaying porch swings. This one-owner home was painstakingly custom-built with quality materials and over 3,700 square feet of comfortable and refined living space including three large bedrooms, three and one half baths, an executive office and a large second level bonus room/theater with mini kitchen. The two-story foyer opens to the home's main living areas adorned with crown moldings and beautiful trim work including a great room featuring soaring ceiling heights, gorgeous wood flooring and stunning views of the surrounding acreage. The kitchen is finished with elegant granite counters, solid wood cabinetry with over and under accent lighting, Dacor gas range, built-in convection oven, warming drawer, island with breakfast bar, casual dinette and an abundance of storage/prep space. You'll find a dual-use walk-in pantry/laundry room with lots of storage cabinets for pantry items, linens and decor. The formal dining room is perfectly sized for special occasions and holiday entertainment with chandelier and sconce lighting. The executive office space has wainscoting, chair rail and custom lit book shelving. Private downstairs master suite is expansive with a luxurious en-suite bathroom complete with dual granite vanities, a jetted double soaking tub, walk-in shower with bench and an oversized walk-in closet with custom shelving. Making your way to the second floor, you will discover two generously sized guest bedrooms, one with double closets and the other with a walk-in closet. The second floor bonus room just off the kitchen is perfect for use as a game room or theater and comes equipped with a high definition overhead projector, 100" drop down movie screen and a mini kitchen for endless entertaining. The 60' wide back screened lanai overlooks the backyard with majestic oaks and features a built-in charcoal grill and vent hood, perfect for weekend BBQs and game day. Stepping outdoors, you will be greeted by gorgeous level land ideal for horseback riding, ATV fun or just relaxing amongst nature. When you aren't riding, sit on the bank of the stocked fishing pond and catch one bass after the next. The 36x48 horse stable has 4 stalls, a tack room and tie posts, making riding and tending easy, while the 23x47 pole barn protects your trailers and equipment. Other features include: 2021 architectural shingled roof, metal roofing accents, 4 A/C units for maximum efficiency, landscape lighting, oversized rear-entry 2 car garage, 2 tankless gas water heaters and a great level of privacy and freedom with no HOA. Conveniently located only 2 miles from the Polk County Parkway making easy commutes to Lakeland, Tampa and Orlando. Just over 1 hour to both Tampa and Orlando international airports and close to shopping, fine dining, entertainment and more. Bring your horses, RV and all your toys. Zoning allows for additional residences and possible future development. Schedule your appointment today!
Michael Stone & Deanna Stone
, The Stones Real Estate Firm LLC