Discover the ultimate blend of Luxury and Nature in the guard gated and sought after Bella Collina Golf Community. Spread out over 1,900 acres of rolling hills and freshwater lakes, this one-of-a-kind community offers scenic walking trails, a Sir Nick Faldo-designed golf course, and a resort-style community pool, full-service spa, fitness center, tennis facility, and two clubhouse restaurants in a Tuscany inspired community town. This one of a kind 12,000+ SqFt estate with a 5 bedroom main house, 2 bedroom guest apartment, 4-car garage, game room, safe room, and elevator is unlike any other property on the market. Situated on a deep LAKEFRONT 2.23 acre lot and surrounded by mature and natural landscaping, an impressive exterior with ornate architectural detail made of cast stone greets you from the pavered drive. A sprawling outdoor rear terrace offers private and panoramic sunset views with a large pool, hot tub, and both water and fire features, creating a luxurious ambiance. More than 54 Anderson double hung wood windows with vinyl-clad exterior frames allow lots of NATURAL LIGHT into all living spaces. Passing under the Porte-cochÃ¨re at the main entrance is a stunning 10ft solid wood double door with glass inserts and wrought iron details. The main floor features stunning Ivory Travertine tile, honed & filled with a mosaic medallion in the foyer and diagonal patterned formal living areas. The 40 interior doors are custom 8ft high and hand finished solid core construction with a mahogany outer finish and venetian bronze hardware. Expert trim and millwork includes 3-1/2" wood casing around all doors and windows, 9-1/4" baseboard throughout the main living, and impressive 7-1/4" crown molding in the entire home. More than $180,000 in Maple wood cabinetry is found in the wet bars, entertainment areas, and kitchen with a huge 10â€™x10â€™ island with cocktail sink. Chefs and foodies will love cooking and hosting with a deluxe $70,000+ appliance package including a 36" refrigerator and 36" freezer (both panel matched), 48" six burner WOLF gas cooktop with griddle, 48" pro vent hood with 900 cfm internal blower and stunning travertine veneer, undercounter refrigerator, and two panel-matched dishwashers. Comfortably accommodate large groups with 1st and 2nd floor wet bars with refirgerators and ice makers, plus a summer kitchen with cedar cabinets and a 42â€ BBQ grille. Sports and movie fans will appreciate a $65,000 theater room with projector, surround sound, custom sconces, acoustical wall panels, and stadium seating. Built-ins were custom made of hand stained birch plywood by European carpenters and can be found in the living room, den, and master closet among other areas. The owner's wing features a study and a spa-style bath with jetted tub, oversized pass-through shower, dual walk-in closets and dual vanities. Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing features engineered to the highest standards include 600 AMP electrical service with all copper wiring, C-PVC supply lines, Rinnai tankless gas water heaters and multiple A/C units SEER 13.0+. Exterior walls can withstand winds up to 200mph and were built with the idea of Maximizing SAFETY and ENERGY EFFICIENCY using 4,000psi solid poured concrete on the first and second floor. The roof is built to exceed the highest standards and features durable 5/8" plywood sheathing (not OSB or particle board), a hot mop underlayment, and Espana-style color through barrel concrete tiles.
Nestled on the shores of Lake Apopka, is a World Renown Community that boasts a charming and exclusive Tuscan themed town in Monteverde, FL. Bella Collina, with it's Spirit of Tuscany, is a gated community and is comprised of beautiful custom homes built by some of the world's finest architects, builders and artisans. Completed in 2014, Bella Jessica, an 11,600 sq. ft. estate, on over one and a half acres of lake front property, consists of 6 bedrooms, 8 and a half bathrooms, and allows you direct lake access, with your own private dock, to one of the largest lakes in the Clermont Chain of Lakes, Lake Apopka. Some of the most stunning features afforded to Bella Jessica include some of the finest craftsmanship from the wood details throughout, to the 18th century stain glass accents, to the beautiful inlayed onyx throughout. The stunning entrance and parlor, with it's 24 foot high ceilings and wall of windows facing Lake Apopka, add to the uniqueness of Bella Jessica. The spacious kitchen is every gourmet chef's dream come true. The combination of the hardwood cabinets, the professional grade appliances and the butler's pantry along with the antique glass chandeliers make for a stunning environment to entertain in. Additional kitchen amenities include: two dishwashers, a warming drawer, ice maker, rice steamer, deep fryer. You will be left speechless with the elegant wrought iron balconies, the flooring through with its inlay onyx, wood and marble, the many chandeliers, the upstairs media room and the truly spectacular 2 story library. Bella Jessica has been built with wheelchair accessibility in mind, and can even support the addition of an elevator. The large dock with the 2 electric boat lifts, and the 3 car garage with circular driveway truly complete the magnificence of this unique estate. This property is also just minutes away from Internationally Acclaimed Montverde Academy.
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