Welcome to the Forest at Panther Ridge where ancient forests and green pastures recall the way Florida used to be. Nestled among tall pines with areas of cleared pasture and a spring fed pond this beautiful Mark Cahill custom home is set on a private 7.85 acre lot. Walk through to experience many upgrades to include outstanding craftsmanship, crown moldings, tray ceilings, extensive use of engineered hard wood and travertine flooring. The home features a 4 bedroom 3 ½ bathroom split plan on the main floor with a large bonus room upstairs which is perfect for games, exercise equipment or an artist’s studio. The kitchen has been recently remodeled to include wood cabinetry, quartzite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and a Rohl Shaws Farmhouse sink. The home is ideally set up for entertaining in either the casual family room or the more formal living room which features a gas fireplace with a marble mantle, built in wood cabinetry and a bead board tray ceiling. The oversized master features two walk-in closets, a separate seating area and French doors leading to the lanai and pool area. The master bath features dual sinks, granite counter tops, wood cabinetry, walk-in shower, a soaking tub and travertine floors. The 45- foot screened in lanai has been pavered and offers a large covered seating area to relax after sunning or using the pool. For peace of mind, the garage door is re-inforced and all windows and doors have hurricane impact glass. Directly across the street from the property is Panther Park. The park has a picnic area and large pavilion, a playground, basketball ½ court, soccer and baseball fields and a dressage area for horses. Set on 4,500 acres Panther Ridge is comprised of numerous neighborhoods, parks and 15 miles of trails for horseback riding, hiking and biking. Within 10-15 minutes you can reach fine dining, the UTC Mall, Benderson Park, The Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch, golf courses and the highly acclaimed private school, Out of Door Academy. CLICK ON VIRTUAL TOUR #1 above to see a brief video of PANTHER RIDGE.. At the request of the sellers, showings on Wednesday's and Sunday's from 12:00-4:00.
Listing courtesy of MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY.
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