Lazy B Ranch: Country Living, Minutes From The City
The Lazy B Ranch conveys many lifestyles all in one unique offering. Are you looking for a private location with lots of room to roam, yet close to the action of downtown Fort Lauderdale and the beach? Are you looking for a top-quality estate that offers an elegant, yet relaxed vibe? Are you a car enthusiast who wishes to house a collection on your own property? Perhaps you're an equestrian, looking for an onsite barn and fenced in pasture. Maybe you're even a nature lover who wishes for the country lifestyle with animals, beautiful landscaping and organic gardens. If you're still reading, then this may be the slice of paradise you're searching for in your new home. This compound lies in the eastern reaches of Davie, with close proximity to Ft. Lauderdale, yet it is also a 5-acre working ranch that offers complete seclusion and privacy, and consists of three separate structures: the residence, the detached garage with an upstairs bonus room, and the barn.
The residence is a 5-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom beauty and gathering place custom-designed by Colestock and Muir and built by Peter Dusinberre. No detail or expense was spared in the four-year construction of the property. A huge, open kitchen, with two large islands complete with a custom Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, adjacent walk-in refrigerator and butler’s pantry, connects to the even larger family room with soaring ceilings. Flooring includes royal oyster marble. All kitchen countertops are exquisite Blue Louis marble and all bathroom countertops are Blue Macauba marble. A custom-built wine room holds 2500 bottles, forming a decorative glass wall of the dining room. Custom wall finishes were created by artist Dana Dotty. Audio, video and security throughout the property are optimal thanks to Crestron and Lutron systems, and over 20 cameras that allow for complete peace of mind.
The beauty of this estate revolves around the outside living as much as the interior. The front yard and a private terrace off of the master bedroom both overlook a pristine lake filled with wildlife that can be viewed from a picturesque gazebo. Enjoy South Florida weather under the covered patio's full summer kitchen, outdoor TV and surround sound, complete with Alfresco SS appliances, outdoor fireplace, and two fire pits. All terraces are constructed with the finest IPE wood. The wade-in, 30-foot beach entrance to the pool connects to a 10-person hot tub. Mosquito misters are placed around the pool and yard. Beyond the pool and entertaining areas lie an organic garden and horse pasture.
Any car lover will appreciate the separate structure housing a 12-car garage with 1,800 sq. ft. on the second floor – perfect for an office, gym, or movie theater. A barn with three stalls adjoins a large fenced pasture for the horses, and is complemented by an 800 sq. ft. guest house with full kitchen. There is access to the garage and barn via a separate private drive from the main road.
The property comes with all the landscaping tools and equipment to maintain property. Selected construction details include commercial grade metal roofing, impact resistant glass, icynene insulation, concrete stem wall construction, two 1,000-gallon propane tanks, 3 gas fireplaces (including one in the master bedroom), and a generator that can run the entire property seamlessly. There is nothing like this offering anywhere in South Florida!
By: Ben Moss
Estate Agent | ONE Sotheby’s International Realty
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