Embraced by bountiful nature on an unprecedented 2.6 acres in River Club, blissful privacy is granted in this remarkable and remodeled one-story Arthur Rutenburg home. A vision of superior excellence in finishes, opulence and invitation, the customized St. Augustine IV residence bestows a wealth of spaces for elegant leisure, lively entertaining, and peaceful indoor-outdoor living. An extended driveway brings you to refined curb appeal at the end of a cul-de-sac where double doors invite to mesmerizing interiors that offer impressive views of the flora and foliage beyond the pool, and an incredibly sophisticated 2019 renovation throughout the home, featuring 12' ceilings...with crown molding, expressive tray ceilings, intricate design embellishments such as pillars framing archways, and a calming color palette. A casual lounging area draws you inside showcased by a floor-to-ceiling stone wall with linear electric fireplace and of course the unobstructed views via 10' sliding glass doors. Flowing into the formal dining room, breakfast nook and sprawling kitchen that overlooks the welcoming family room, the inspired cook will delight in their playground equipped with reverse osmosis, optional gas hook-up, Bosch appliances, dual convection ovens, glass cooktop, wine fridge, dazzling backsplash, walk-in pantry, center island, beautiful white cabinetry, and generous counter-height breakfast bar. Enhancing the atmosphere are Sonos speakers inside and out and cornerless sliders in the family room opening the entire space to the recently rescreened lanai for a sense of bringing the outside in. The lanai is certain to be your sanctuary where you spend most of your time, hosting barbecues in the gas-equipped outdoor kitchen while the game plays on the television under the covered area with a wood ceiling. Spend your days sunbathing on the travertine pool deck, refreshing in the heated saltwater pool and unwinding in the spa in the evenings with the peace of mind of complete solitude from the expansive FENCED backyard - a rarity in River Club. To meet ever-changing needs, there is an oversized bonus room off the lanai adjacent to the pool bath, and an office for work or study off the owner's wing. The owner's suite is a statement of tranquility, presenting a sitting area, lanai access, two separate walk-in closets, and resort-quality en-suite bath with dual vanities, soaking tub and walk-in shower. Three additional guest bedrooms with connection to full baths provide family and guests convenient personal domains. Completing the picture of perfection, this home features surveillance inside and out, a robust three-car garage, generator hook-up and even room enough to build a guest house or casita all within the convenience Lakewood Ranch area BUT with NO CDD fees.
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