• Exciting Tuscan Design on Lake Butler - SOLD

    Windermere, Florida
  • $3,450,000 US


The homage to authentic Tuscan designed completes itself at the exterior of this lakefront estate, which exudes a welcoming personality of the classic composition of a Tuscan design, where prolific Bougainvillea embraces doors and outlines arches and leads to a stunning sprawling floor plan.

The main focus of the home is an undulating, 108’ long lakefront terrace, with fireplace, banded by a Roman balustrade, which spans the entire rear of the home, and affords many dining and seating areas with different moods. The owners have created a magical relationship between inside and outside with gigantic, interior moving glass walls under soaring ceilings that "hide" behind walls and open to this dramatic Terrace. The sheer number, not to mention size, of these glass moving walls, is a dead giveaway that the lakefront vistas were the most important element of this Tuscan waterfront estate.   The design is glass-rich to ensure lake vistas throughout all living areas.

Upon entering one captures an immediate view of the pristine waters of a grand outdoor terrace complete with heated Swimming Pool and Spa – a perfect resort setting! A long dock leads to a large boat house with spacious seating area where one can enjoy magnificent sunsets and panoramic views of the waterfront. The home has a certain playfulness combined with traditional Italian materials, affording such amenities as water skiing, boating through the famed Butler Chain of Lakes, fishing from your own private boat house and dock – and of course year-long swimming in a heated pool and spa. It is definitely within the range of what everyone dreams of doing.

The two-story formal living room boasts beamed ceilings and a dramatic iron staircase which gracefully ascends to upper balconies, 3 bedroom suites, a theater and gym. The first floor features a lakefront master bedroom with a separate, but adjoining lounge where French doors open to the lakefront Terrace. A breakfast bar complete with refrigerator precedes a 20’ marble garden bath with spa tub and walk-through shower overlooking a private garden. There are 2 separate wardrobe rooms and his and hers vanities. A separate guest suite – or domestic quarters - is located on the opposing side of the floor plan, also on the first floor.

The windows of the formal dining room are dressed in vibrant silk, and boast an adjoining butler’s pantry with built-in china closet and private climate-controlled wine cellar. A handsome Library offers a custom built desk, bookshelves and a double sided fireplace that it shares with the living room.

At the center of the plan is a finely crafted kitchen opening to a grand family room with glass moving walls opening to the lakefront, screened Terrace. A large cased opening leads to a 27’ game room with half-bath and additional moving glass walls. The design is grounded in the owner’s love of true architectural elements such as Italian marble flooring, hand-painted ceilings and frescoes, and stone cased doorways. Take a long look at the beauty of this estate and you will get lost in its depth. $3,450,000.