'Castello di Famiglia' (The Family Castle) is a magnificent home built in 2021 in the elegant gated equestrian community of Via Paradisus. Developer Glen Lane has transformed Ocala's famed Franks Farm into this peaceful, private community. The gated community is enriched with beautiful Granddaddy Oaks and gently rolling hills surrounding beautiful horse farms. The entrance is graced with one of the grandest, old-world gates ever created for a private community. Pass through the stately entry gates and wind your way beneath a canopy of Grandaddy Oaks to your private home. This charming community offers many hours of relaxation and enjoyment for horse enthusiasts, cyclists, and hikers alike with its easily accessible pristine trails of the Marjorie Harris Carr FL Greenway. At the heart of it all, in the SW corner of the county, across from Via Paradisus, is the 500-acre Florida Horse Park, a fitting attraction for the Horse Capital of the World. The park offers everything equestrian but is also packed with nearly 250 events planned per year of various sports and hobbies. Located less than 30 mins from the World Equestrian Center, mins from I-75, and historic downtown Ocala making Via Paradisus a desirable Central Florida location. This exquisitely styled custom home has 2 floors with beautifully designed steel arch doors that open into a stunning Great Room with an impressive 22ft ceiling, a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, and an adjacent glass-enclosed Lanai. The open floor plan has 4bdrms with walk-in closets, 41/2 baths, a bonus room/office, a loft/den, and a 2-car garage with epoxy floor coating. Large kitchen with walk-in pantry and quartz kitchen island w/seating for 4, Thermador appliance package incl dual oven gas/electric range/hood. Large dining room with French doors opening to the outside. Farmhouse-style doors separate the family room and glass-enclosed Lanai. The owner's suite is on the 2nd floor with French doors that open to the balcony offering spectacular views. The owner's bath also overlooks the beauty of this appealing community. 30x60 porcelain tiles throughout the Great Rm, Lanai, guest bath, and dining rm. Hardwood floors throughout the 2nd floor as well as the downstairs bedrooms, office, and kitchen area. Exquisite chandeliers enhance the high ceilings as well as Adorne light fixtures throughout the home. Crown molding in all tray ceilings. Culligan water filtration system throughout the home. One GB Internet speed allows access to work from home/office. Laundry rooms are located on both floors. Screened in patio with access through the laundry room. This home has been designed to include some of the most efficient technologies. Vinyl frame, Low-E, argon gas-filled windows, 4-zoned Trane XR heat pump with 17.50 SEER, variable speed air handlers, and open-cell spray-applied foam insulation, just to name a few. A Hybrid water heater cools the garage. Plans for a breezeway-attached in-law's/guest suite are included in the sale. Septic and drain field upgraded to accommodate future in-law's/guest suite. Lush landscaping, irrigation system, rain gutters, and In-Wall Pest system. The home is fenced and sits on 3.07 acres. Furniture for sale.


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