Hyper - Luxe Equestrian Estate Near Orlando
Chuluota, Seminole County, Florida
This home isn’t for the faint of heart … it’s a showstopper.
Just under 14,000 ft.², 5 buildings on nearly 14 neat & tidy acres in the double gated enclave of Mills Cove. 30 mins to downtown Orlando, less than an hour to the beach, 10 minute helicopter ride to the airport, yet you’ll feel like you’re on your country estate.
The quintessential entertainment home radiates quality with a hyper-luxe moment around every bend. The undeniable quality of this developer’s personal dream home, is evident from the moment you cross the threshold into the 2014 Parade of Homes Custom Showcase GRAND AWARD WINNER by Hill Gray Seven’s Gregg Hill.
Set back an acre, guests are greeted in neo-colonial style, with the pomp & circumstance one expects for heads of state. Travel around from either gate, to the front stone entry or round either corner to the property edges, then head back to the two bedroom guest cottage w/ stable beyond, or (on the other side) past the sports complex/tennis/pickleball/basketball courts to the stables.
Saunter in from the grande front portico and you’ll be transported to an era when hospitality, ease & decorum were to be expected.
Once inside, you’ll be warmly welcomed by a 2 story entrance gallery flanked by (4) 13’ double arched custom mirrored niches. Left to the 2 story, wood paneled study & fireplace w/separate entry, a British inspired sports pub/trophy room, a powder room w/hand laid marble mosaic tiles.
Head right you’ll find the Fibonacci-esque spiraling staircase anchored by the game playing studio.
Entertainment meets unencumbered formality. The grande living room, fireplace & hearth is opposite the kitchen w/ triple thick rockface edged slab, 12’x 16’ kitchen continent. Sweeping views of the resort sized aquatic playground just beyond. Kitchen adjacent are breakfast & wine tasting rooms, showcase pantry, craft room, 2nd powder room, mud room, doggies bathroom (w/ shower, separate tub, washer/dryer & pups potty access). The sunroom hosts formal dining & music conservatory anchored by it’s weighty brick fireplace & hearth.
Upstairs, the primary bedroom, faux turf deck for lounging, improving your putting game, or surveilling your dominion. The primary bath is a work of art with hand laid leaf marble mosaic tile harkening to the 11th century Moorish Maallem’ craftsmen.
3 en-suite bedrooms, a bunkhouse, billiards room, home theatre, 2 additional turfed decks, a 3rd story bonus room provide space for everyone to “do their thing”. A 2nd staircase, provides additional access & flow.
The pool accommodates your entire guest list, sunken summer kitchen & swim up bar serves meals under sunny skies, or sur la nuit étoilée.
A 2 bedroom guest cottage w/ full kitchen & fireplace keeps guests comfy & well accommodated. The fitness studio overlooks pool & tennis courts, tennis viewing platform easily seats 12. The freestanding yoga/dance studio adjoins the tennis courts and al fresco lounging patio is an ideal vantage point to watch a good match. The payoff for good workout is a relaxing aromatherapy steam shower.
The five stall aisle barn & tack room is immaculate, grooming stations, trainer’s studio apartment, full length hayloft/storage. Paddock for turning out or a manège, cleared acreage behind the stables is for riding, establishing an orchard, or… both.
Familiar and comfortable, even the deer feel relaxed here. They meander without hesitation. So will you.
, Coldwell Banker | Florida Golf & Beaches