Every so often, you get a chance to handle a special listing. This is one of those listings.
My mother in-law is selling her 1968 built Florida ranch home in the heart of Pinecrest. Beyond the stats, this is a home that was custom designed by the owners to raise their family. After more than 40 years of watching her family blossom, it's time to take her next steps... which leaves a meticulously maintained and updated house on the market for the next lucky family.
In the MLS, I provide all the statistics. Here they are again:
- 4041 sq ft home
- 3/4 acre lot (although with setbacks it feels like more than an acre)
- 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (and a bonus maid's room)
- New roof (within 3 years)
- New kitchen (within 2 years)
- New master bathroom (within 2 years)
- Whole house diesel generator that automatically kicks on when the power goes out
- Concealed electric storm shutters
- Central vacuum
- Custom alarm system
I go on to describe it in the limited 510 characters afforded me in the MLS as:
Classic, custom-built beauty. Original owner parting with 4BR/4BA ranch meticulously kept & updated. New kitchen, roof & master bath. Amazing flow. Has everything, but not over the top. No McMansion feel! Whole house generator and electric shutters. Entertain in classic elegance. Property setbacks make this larger than records. Incredible landscaping. Blissful backyard. Nestled in the best locale in Pinecrest. Quiet street. This is a home of lasting memories. Bring your family!
This truly is a gem. Unlike the McMansions of recent years, this home has elegance and down-to-earth charm. The backyard instantly puts you at ease.
The full set of photos can be seen here: http://picasaweb.google.com/hal.feldman/12605Photos
As with many homes, the kitchen is the central gathering spot. On one side, there is a great breakfast room complete with a large wall of pantry cabinets.
On the other side is an oversized family room with a pass-through to the kitchen allowing for informal dining or a round of cards with food at the ready.
Of course the kitchen could serve 30 people easily...and it did regularly.
At $1,247,922, this grand Florida ranch home (MLS# M1477573) should turn heads. I hope you'll bring a wonderful buyer who can take care of this property and enjoy it with their family.
Under contract as of 3/23/11