Living large in the country.
By Robert Plunket
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6501 Saddle Oak Trail
Let’s take a look at 6501 Saddle Oak Trail, in the Saddle Oak community. It’s tucked away, invisible from the road, with a private gate. It’s unusual in that it is a little more highly styled than its neighbors, with a contemporary look and a lavish interior awash in marble, granite, tile and Tuscan-looking faux finishes. It has a rock star attitude, with a private theater, three-story observation tower, big caged pool, a fountain imported from Italy, etc.
3100 Lena Lane
Of course, not all the real estate out east is in gated communities. There are plenty of plain old ranches of all sizes. One of the best buys at the moment is 3100 Lena Lane, located in Old Miakka, out at the end of Fruitville Road and about 10 or 15 minutes from the Interstate. This is a big piece of land, 10 acres, and could easily function as a gentleman ranch or a real working mini-ranch for a country-oriented family. The main house has 2,100 square feet (three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths) and is somewhat Key West in feeling, with big porches, vaulted ceilings, a fireplace, a big kitchen.