from the homeowner | Owner Bruce Goldford says this spacious home has been a joy to own for the past several years, and it was only a desire to be in Florida half the year that made him decide to sell it. “Otherwise, I’d never leave,” he notes. “It’s a phenomenal home, the best I have ever owned. When my family came to visit, the grandkids loved having fun on the lower level, and the adults enjoyed relaxing together upstairs. Everything about the house is beautifully designed and expertly made.”
This house was designed for people to enjoy themselves. The pool area is beautiful—it’s my favorite part of the property. I was able to host friends and neighbors there in 2020 when the municipal pools were closed, and everyone loved it. The lower level is more than 3,000 square feet, and it features a gym, poker room and theater room with a stage, which my grandkids loved using to put on shows. I set up three TVs in the common area so I could watch my favorite sports, and there is a bar area with refrigerators and a microwave. The house also has a great sound system with speakers throughout the property.
Where have you most enjoyed spending time?
I loved being in the family room just off the kitchen and in my home office on the main level. I really have enjoyed the lower level, too. It’s very spacious, so it was easy to host friends and have my personal trainer come over and work with me.
Is the home comfortable year-round?
There are four HVAC units in the house, including one dedicated to the master suite, so it’s never a problem keeping everyone happy at any time of the year. I personally prefer things to be warmer; when I had guests staying upstairs, they could have their areas set at whatever temperature they preferred, and I could keep the master suite at 78 degrees.
What improvements have you made to the grounds?
When I bought the property, I felt the landscaping was overdone, and it really overwhelmed the look of the house. I removed some large plant beds and took out trees that were blocking the view from the street. The front elevation of the home is gorgeous, and I wanted it to be more visible.
Describe the neighborhood.
The subdivision is a mix of older and newer homes. Values range from the $600,000s to about $2.7 million, so there is a lot of variety. I like that each home is on its own acre of land, and all of the properties have beautifully shaped lots. The location of the neighborhood is great—parks are close enough to walk to, and you have easy access to nearby highways.
from the agent
“Owning this magnificent stone and stucco home is like living in a European country chateau.”
– Celia Homsher
Listing price | available Upon Request
Listing agent | Celia Homsher
Agency | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate
Phone | 314.795.9549 | 314.872.6731
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