As you enter through the natural, stacked-stone gate, you will know. You will know you have discovered a rare and exceptional place – the ideal place for you and your family to call “home”.
A gentle stretch of driveway takes you through a long row of stately Spanish oak trees. Then suddenly, it appears. It took years to complete construction on this magnificent Tuscan villa, but one step into the foyer, and you will know that it was well worth the wait. It is a home that speaks to your soul, welcomes guests and says, “You will be inspired here.”
This Venice, FL estate is nestled upon 100 acres of the very land that makes Southwest Florida one of the world’s most desirable destinations. Standing in the middle of the property, you will see only what is yours in all directions – and what is yours is breathtaking.
This is Paradise Found for the true equestrian lover. The 22-stall stable is in pristine condition, fully equipped for thoroughbred training, and includes two trainers’ residences overlooking the stables.
Take a leisurely Sunday afternoon horseback ride along bordering Blackburn Canal; or, break loose Kentucky Derby-style on the 5/8-mile track. All pastures, including 10 paddocks, are home to drought-resistant bahia grass, and may also house cattle.
With over 23,000 square feet of awe-inspiring living space, Villa De Vita is an exploration in homebuilding potential and modernist erudition.
Inside the home, open living areas flow seamlessly from one room to the next. But the true beauty lies like a delicious secret in the subtle and intricate details.
Exquisite features abound in the great room. Walls are richly textured with Venetian plaster. Mahogany arched doorways, a 35-foot vaulted cedar rafter ceiling and Tennessee Sandstone flooring are signs that point to tasteful distinction and world-class craftsmanship.
The kitchen is fit for an old-world Italian restaurateur, housing top-of-the-line Viking appliances. Copper sinks complement dual dishwashers and a centralized island stovetop. The walk-in refrigerator is vast, perfect to store ingredients for the homemade delights you will bake in the built-in, brick pizza oven.
In the media room, lose yourself in your favorite movie as you recline in the lavish leather theater seats. You won’t need to go far for mid-movie concessions with the adjacent cinebar/concession room, equipped with black enamel appliances including a refrigerator and microwave.
The rubber-floor gym is an ideal setting to keep in shape. With mirrored closets, a plasma TV monitor and recessed lighting, motivation will be easy to come by.
Upstairs, you will find the master bedroom, an ideal setting for respite and relaxation. It is a suite fit for royalty with many windows and shutters work to soak in the famous Florida sunshine.
The master bedroom is equipped with enormous his and her closet rooms in addition to individual bathroom suites.
Hers is elegance defined – a study in femininity, grace and opulence. Italian-finished, Pakistani onyx covers the walls & counter tops. The Sheryl Wagner custom sink and fixtures are made of 24 carat gold, along with the built-in wall mosaic. A cypress stairwell leads to the widow’s peak, a perfect place to sit quietly, read and reflect while overlooking the gorgeous landscape.
His is a natural setting – perfect for a man with a passion for luxury living. Slate floors complement the massive custom cedar wood closet and dressing area. The oversized shower boasts multiple jets and relaxing bench area.
Sinuous lines and intelligent design mark the four bedrooms, each with its own adjoining bathroom. The rooms are decorated with hand-painted murals. Kids can’t wait to finish their homework so they can play outside – and these rooms offer the perfect place to do so with office areas featuring built-in cabinets and desks.
The girl’s bedroom is a daughter’s dream. Pure Princess Paradise. Tea-rose marble flooring, arched doorways and windows shed light on the wood angel carvings along the ceiling. The bathroom is home to Sheryl Wagner custom fixtures and hand painted tiles.
Your guests will marvel at the statuary white marble floors, toile walls and a built-in, white marble top dresser in the guest bedroom.
Step out of any of the bedrooms onto the wrap-around Rosso Verona tumbled marble balcony, which leads downstairs to an inviting and peaceful pool, which gradually slopes to an 8-foot depth. The fountain hot tub waterfalls into the heated and lighted pool, which is surrounded on all sides by a sprawling Rosso Verona tumbled marble grand patio.
A walk-through, half-story gazebo separates the pool area from the tennis court. It houses an outdoor dining facility complete with granite countertops, ceiling fans, a sink, refrigerator and stainless steel Viking grill.
Friends and family will feel at home – a very elegant home – in the guest house. The three bedroom, two bathroom second-floor living area features travertine marble floors, granite countertops, recessed lighting and an open living area. Stainless steel appliances make the full kitchen a delight for your guests.
Property improvements include a 4-bay, 8-car garage, 2 large air-conditioned tool/hobby rooms and a12-bay customized equipment/collector’s garage for the automobile sophisticate.
Few people in the world have the opportunity to live in the perfect home, on the perfect land.
This is the place. Villa De Vita – you will know.