Located thirty minutes from Tampa International Airport, this magnificent Mediterranean 16 acre estate encompasses a main residence with 21,000 square feet under roof and a guest house with 6200 square feet under roof. Massive iron doors open onto the foyer. An elegant groin-vaulted ceiling arches up 26 feet high. The lower walls of the foyer are made of pre-cast stone blocks. They set the tone of age and grandeur while the upper half has a silky Venetian plaster finish featuring a unique stencil pattern. Travertine marble floors are used in most of the public areas of the ground floor to complete the "old world" effect. One of the many unique features of this family focused home is "The Village", a whimsical entertaining wing comprising a movie house with marquee, a pub, a poker and cigar room, loft style music lounge, an ice-cream shop and a book store/library. Straight out of Jurassic Park, the pool has 14 tumbling waterfalls, a lazy river, a rope bridge, a water slide through the mountain and a swim up Tiki bar. If that is not enough, this fun filled home also has a 1200 bottle capacity sunken wine cellar, a gym containing full circuit fitness equipment and an attached spa with a choice of sauna or steam room, a six-car motor court, a 300kw generator and a private entrance gatehouse. The features and amenities of this extraordinary property are exquisite, and endless. Furniture not included however is available for purchase.
Listing courtesy of PREMIER SOTHEBYS INTL REALTY.
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