|8401 SW 24TH AVENUE, GAINESVILLE FL 32607|
The majesty of the winding, tree lined driveway is only rivaled by the breathtaking home that comes to light at its end. With a timber and stone facade graced by large diamond pattern casement windows and flagstone storybook entry, this stately Tudor revival manse is unlike any you will find in Gainesville. The grandiose interior boasts a ballroom-sized main living space with a hammerbeam-inspired two-story ceiling, magnificent stone fireplace, and extensive custom handcrafted woodwork reminiscent of centuries-old European buildings. As you walk through the home you will see a mix of old-world and more modern styles woven seamlessly from room to room. The downstairs primary suite, which itself is nearly the size of a small home, is the perfect example of this juxtaposition, mirroring the features of the main living space yet modernized with a large en-suite bath and cavernous closet. The remainder of the downstairs living areas are equally large, with formal and informal dining, flex room with wet bar, oversized office/bedroom, kitchen, pantry/laundry, a full pool bath, a half bath, and sauna. When you walk up the grand staircase to the upstairs balcony you will be greeted by three bedrooms: two with a shared bath and one gargantuan one that was previously the primary suite. The entire upstairs overlooks either the exquisite living room or the sparkling pool and surrounding 5.5 wooded and beautifully landscaped acres. In this serene environment you will feel as if you’ve stepped into the country yet you are situated in the heart of the city, only a block from Haile’s shopping, dining, and medical facilities and minutes to UF and Shands, yet free from an HOA or other restrictions. Whether you are seeking to add your own touch or enjoy it in its current splendor, you are sure to love this one-of-a-kind stunning home. *One or more photos are virtually staged.