Escape to ideal country living in the sought-after community of Bel-Air Estates. Plenty of room to roam on this 4½ acre estate which includes 2¼ acres of fenced-off land, grow your garden, bring your pets. This country residence offers a sprawling custom ranch home with pool, well maintained by the original owner. Gated entrance with ample driveway space for vehicles and circular drive for added convenience. The screened front porch runs the length of the house and invites you to “sit a spell” and enjoy the peaceful setting from your rocking chair. Step inside to vaulted ceilings and a floor plan that boasts generous room sizes with multi-generational living possibilities & 2-zone HVAC for energy efficiency. Separate formal living and dining rooms greet you from the foyer entry. The kitchen has maple cabinetry, solid surface countertops, breakfast bar and dinette area overlooking the pool. The adjoining family room has a wood burning fireplace and pocket sliders that open to the pool area. Spacious owner’s retreat has 2 walk-in closets and French doors open to the pool deck, en-suite bath with dual sinks, large Roman shower and jetted tub. Work from home? Multiple office space options with an office off the foyer and a 2nd office across from the laundry room. Add a closet and the 2nd office could also serve as a 5th bedroom as there is a full bath in the laundry room. There is also a spacious air-conditioned 7½’ X 8 ½’ storage room with shelving on three sides. The home is framed around the pool with multiple openings to the screened pool area with totally private wooded view, nothing but nature! The lanai has 2 separate covered areas for dining, lounging or grilling, outdoor shower and dedicated full pool bath. Oversized 3 car garage offers room for your toys or work-space along with an additional outdoor storage shed. Bel-Air Estates is an equestrian community with maintained saddle trails. Nature surrounds you; sit back and listen to the birds and watch the wildlife. There’s a good chance you’ll see a family of deer meandering through the neighborhood. Located just 15 minutes from I-75 & Fruitville Rd. for easy commuting or an additional short ride takes you to the heart of Sarasota. Enjoy the peace & quiet of country living with options of dining, shopping, entertainment and beaches. The best of both worlds!
Listing courtesy of MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY.
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