Timber Creek Lodge (www.timbercreeklodgefl.com) offered presently is one of the largest custom built log homes in America situated on 1378 acres of prime North Florida forest land featuring over 3 1/2 miles of frontage on both sides of Juniper Creek and another 1 1/2 on Pond Creek. The subject property is located in the NE quadrant of the suburban Crestview, Florida market, yet is situated in a very secluded & private rural setting.The lodge was constructed in 2007 and totals an amazing 24,567 sq. ft. overall with 16,015 in HVAC area. There is an additional 8,552 sq. ft. of garage, decks, & porches-plus 12,500 sq. ft. in out buildings. The home was completed with an open check book and has been maintained in excellent condition by the discriminating owner. It features eight bedrooms anten baths. The workmanship exemplified here is seldom seen on homes of this nature and especially in North Florida. Conceived by a Wisconsin Architect, it carries the distinction of being the largest home of its kind East of the Mississippi. Upon entering the property on your private paved drive you will pass two of the lakes as you wind through the timber reaching a cobblestone drive leading to the covered portico in front of the home. The first thing you notice are the exquisitely hand carved front doors crafted by a talented artisan in Vermont.
Passing through the foyer you enter the enormous second floor 2000 sq. ft. living room with floor to ceiling windows & 40 ft. ceiling height. The woodwork and craftsmanship in this room alone is amazing. There is a stone fireplace here for your cool weather enjoyment. The kitchen is a gourmet's delight with Thermador appliances and huge granite bar. Consists of 6 burner stove, double ovens, microwave, and commercial hood. There is a breakfast area adjacent to the kitchen and the full formal dining room just off the kitchen.
There are three large bedrooms on this second floor, all with private baths. There is a Gentleman's Room on the second floor with full size billiard table, gun display cabinets, and large stone fireplace.
Additionally the home features a dedicated media/movie room for viewing your favorite movies or sports. Before leaving the second floor you will want to view a fully enclosed cooking room with sink, built in stainless grill & commercial exhaust hood off the huge rear porch with expansive views of the grounds, creek, and forest to the North, as well as the outdoor fireplace for entertaining on those cool nights. Both second and third floor balconies are 190 feet long.
The two hallways inside are 170 feet long and you will discover a 5500 lb. bank vault door on the second floor hall which opens to a large fireproof safe room to keep your valuables secure under all conditions. Moving to the third floor there are two guest bedrooms with private baths, a bunkroom, and the enormous 1266 sq. ft. master wing. The master bath offers his and hers areas, walk in closets, double shower with water fall features, Jacuzzi, and the tub is a therapeutic hot tub.
Taking the elevator to the first floor, you will find a heated garage measuring 190 x 25, a fully equipped gymnasium, and a unique room originally designed as a game processing room and lounge for hunters after a hard day in the field. The owner has fitted it out as a complete bedroom with all the comforts of home, including large bath. The original equipment is still present so it can be a multi- functional room in the future. And last but not least is the beautiful cellar totally crafted in stone which can accommodate 200 bottles of your favorite wine.
The entire first floor of the home is reinforced solid concrete. Beautiful hardwood and stone floors are present throughout. The home is adorned with magnificent custom lighting fixtures both inside and out with a replacement value estimated at $250,000. All of the stone in the home is Colorado Stone. It arrived in six semi loads whereupon a team of masons from Virginia for months hand cut and fitted each individual stone. The home conveys fully furnished and move in ready....including 4 original Remington bronze statues. There is an engineered metal building of 100 x 50 feet (5000 sq. ft.) that is totally heated and cooled & features a heavily reinforced concrete floor...and has a build out apartment as caretaker quarters. Additionally there is a 120 x 60 (7200 sq. ft.) engineered steel building that is used as warehouse, .equipment storage area, and shop. All tractors and equipment convey also. The timber tract consists 109 acres on the home site, 116 acres of planted pines, of 1247 acres of natural old growth woodland. The entire forest is in Longleaf Pine with a sizable portion throughout the property that has been cruised as top of the market pole quality. There are three lakes on the property, two are 3-4 acres and the large lake is 17 acres. All are stocked with bass, bream, and catfish and it is not uncommon to catch bass over 10 lbs. And even greater it is only one hour to the emerald green waters of the Gulf beaches and 10 minutes to the airport. Totally handcrafted over two years to the very highest of standards, Timber Creek Lodge is awaiting your inspection. Be sure to check out the website at timbercreeklodgefl.com for drone footage. You should call and make an appointment today for your private viewing. All information is deemed accurate, but potential Buyers or their Agents should confirm all information to their satisfaction. Some taxidermy does not convey.
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Listing information last updated on March 23rd, 2019 at 3:45pm CDT.