“The Oaks,” a magnificent sprawling country estate situated on Lake Thonotosassa, is one of Florida’s most significant homes to be built within the last century. The French-Normandy style gated manor includes 8 bedrooms, 12 full bathrooms, and 14 half baths for 36,361 SF of air-conditioned space and 42,782 SF under roof. In addition, there is a separate 11,000 SF air-conditioned state of the art workshop with 2 half baths and a gatehouse with 1 half bath. Surrounded by handcrafted rolling hills with manicured lawns, gardens and trees, the grounds encompass a long private brick driveway, main house, 2-story guest house, antique collector garage that can hold up to 20 cars, workshop, well-appointed pool house, gatehouse, horse barn with grazing pasture, indoor and outdoor salt water pools, expansive loggia’s, 2-story boat house, race track, and 1 mile jogging trail. 4 contiguous properties were acquired to form the 36 acre estate with 1,278 feet of lake frontage. Main residence with elevator access to all levels comprises 4-stories with 6 bedrooms, 8 full and 7 half baths, plus 7-car garage.
A Passion for Details
With a passion for details, the owners traveled the world to lovingly craft a home that has splendor and warmth. That warmth is felt in the design of the open layout kitchen featuring top-of-the-line appliances from Perlick with an elegant Imperial blue granite on the kitchen countertops and a backsplash that stands out as an aesthetic centerpiece. The most notable appliance in the kitchen is the 72” LaCornue range with double vaulted ovens and large French top. Oak’s kitchen also features Wolf island oven, Subzero Refrigerator and wine cooler, ice maker, 2 chill drawers, wood beams and oversized pantry.
An All-Encompassing Oasis
The Oaks offers a world class men’s lounge, chef’s kitchen with finest cabinetry/appliances, master suite with sitting room and his/her bathrooms/closets, grand salon, craft room, fitness room, steam and sauna rooms, massage area, bowling alley, an indoor heated saltwater pool, game room, 3 fireplaces, and magical night lighting. Every detail was chosen to accommodate the most cordial and comfortable lifestyle!
An Idyllic Setting
The sense of play and enjoyment continues outside of the home in the idyllic country setting along Lake Thonotosassa with barn area, six stables, grazing pasture, two-story boat dock, saltwater pool, poolside cottage, and outdoor firepit. Nights spent under the stars with the glow of the moon feel magical and rejuvenating in this majestic country space.
A Tranquil Retreat – Just Minutes Away
This self-sustaining home is only twenty minutes from Downtown Tampa with easy access to Tampa International Airport and the region’s private airport. With the perfect blend of splendor, tranquility, and spaciousness, The Oaks feels like a magical retreat with wide open skies and fresh country air. This beautiful lakeside paradise is the ultimate escape from life’s busyness.