This is a true Florida gem. I have to admit that it is so hard to visualize the beauty of the landscape of this property in the photos. I will do my best to describe everything in my words on this post.
This home sits on 10.88 acres just 15 minutes west of Gainesville, Florida. The property is gated and perimeter fenced and you will be surrounded by nature at it's best. The privacy of this home & property is hard to find so close to all the city feel of Gainesville.
The MAIN home is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath with 1,661 sq ft. This BRICK home was built in 1994 and there is a nice story about this property that I will share with you all in the photos.
MLS# 300866 $ 359,000 REDUCED to $ 279,000 You won't be disappointed - Please take the Tour.
The love for this home and property is shown everywhere. And these photos show the detailed brick entry way.
It's all about Natural Light in this home. The open floor plan, fireplace, and skylights in vaulted ceiling.
The Kitchen has a center island, plenty of cabinets and counter space. The view of the ravine from the kitchen sink is wonderful. The breakfast nook with a view too.
Now here are some outside view of the the home and extensive rear & side decking that overlooks the largest ravine/quarry. (And remember - this is the main home).
There is a rock lined walkway to the second home, which is a 1998 Double-wide Mobile home. Neither home can be seen from the other. All appliances stay with both homes, including washer dryer. Each home has it own well and septic system. And each Home has beautiful view of the quarries and spectacular Florida landscape.
The history of the old quarries in the west side of Alachua County goes back to the 1890's when phosphate mining was the new frontier in Florida. The mining industry was cut short with World War I and our Florida landscape is now left with amazing ravines and quarries with huge oaks growing in the base. These are not sink holes. The deepest quarry on this property is 40' and there is not water in them. You would have to be at least 50' deep to hit the aquifer of water here. This property has walking trails in the quarries, and one has a huge camphor tree in the base with a big swing. The rock walls and ferns growing everywhere are just beautiful.
The original owners built a Viewing Bridge. He often let people use it for weddings. It's a beautiful place!
There is MORE to this property. There are several outbuildings. One is an older 2 story farm barn that has lights and power. There is a pole barn that is currently used as the place to chop firewood and store it there. There is a 20' x 20' Workshop with 220v power, welding connection, 5hp compressor & water. Beside that is a large covered parking area for your tractor or Boat. Behind that covered parking area is an even larger shop 26' x 36' Metal building. These buildings would serve any business owners needs.
It's so rare to find a property that offers TWO HOMES with outbuildings in the Gainesville area.
TWO Homes on 10.88 Acres with multiple outbuildings.....PRIVATE.....Natural Florida setting....Beautiful Florida landscape.....all for $ 359,000. REDUCED on 10/14/09 to $ 279,000 Don't you want to take a look?
Written and Posted By: Chris Bohn, GRI- ABR-ePro- Gainesville FL Real Estate Copyright © 2009
Chris Bohn, RE/MAX Professionals, Inc., is a Florida Realtor® who specializes in Gainesville, FL and communities in Alachua County, FL . To find out more information about her real estate services please visit her profile . You are welcome to contact her by phone at 352-375-1002 or by email at chris@eHomesGainesville.com . You can click to view her listings or visit her website.