Property Feature | Umatilla, Florida

Located only 46 miles from downtown Orlando, this serene and private country retreat is quietly tucked behind a long and gated driveway and is situated on approximately 50 acres of lush, manicured grounds.  Upon entering through the iron gates and onto the tree-lined drive, you will sense the timeless elegance of this stunning Georgia-style custom estate.

Distinctive architecture, superior design, fine finishes and extraordinary detailing define this exceptional residence designed by award-winning architect Canin Associates and constructed by award-winning custom builder Charles Clayton.

This spectacular estate features an outdoor dining pavilion with catering kitchen, a fitness center with full bath and sauna, outdoor entertaining deck with pool and spa, an inviting three-bedroom guesthouse with porch overlooking the grounds, a five-car garage with electric lift to the second-floor storage area, a barn and safe room, as well as extensive home automation and generator systems. This extraordinary residence has old Southern charm, but modern functionality.

This stunning manor is reminiscent of a grand estate from decades ago, yet offers the modern amenities, technology and state-of-the-art features of new construction. An elevator, dumbwaiter to the spacious master suite, theater, office, library and multiple fireplaces are just some of this extraordinary residence’s features. Front and rear porches on both levels capture the breathtaking views of the manicured grounds, amenities and expansive acreage as well as the sounds of nature at this private and peaceful property.

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The Art of Porching

Would you love to unwind with a cool glass of sweet tea on a porch swing on a warm afternoon? Well, we would too. People have enjoyed the porches as outdoor living spaces for decades.

With its summer breezes and fall foliage, North Carolina boasts a great deal of luxury estates with extravagant porches. Here are some of our best picks.

466 Wethero Ridge Road, Hendersonville, North Carolina

This luxury estate is located minutes away from downtown Hendersonville, and has a grand wrap-around front porch. This porch makes for a great escape from all the stresses of the day and connects you to serenity with over nine acres of personalized views.

167 Glenridding Road, Boone, North Carolina

Located in the gated community of Yonahlossee Resort, this luxury estate features five different magnificent porches and decks, all boasting soaring mountain views and cool evening breezes.

229 Pine Shadow Drive, Hendersonville, North Carolina

Situated on the third hole inside the country club community of Champion Hills, this luxury estate has three stories with a porch on each floor for optimal enjoyment, making this a retreat fit for a perfect summer gathering.

1919 Lyttleton Street, Camden, South Carolina

This luxury estate is located in Camden, South Carolina, and is a 160-year-old historic home, featuring a noble wrap-around porch.

No matter what kind of porch you prefer, the outdoor enjoyment you can receive from a porch is undeniable.

Hold Your Horses!

It’s Kentucky Derby Saturday!

Set against the majestic backdrop of Churchill Downs, with all the fan-fare, elegance, pomp and circumstance one would expect, today we celebrate the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby.

This year’s top five picks, Always Dreaming, Classic Empire, McCraken, Irish War Cry and Gunnevera, are sure to excite enthusiastic fans across the country.

Although, we cannot predict who the winner will be, we can predict that buyers will love these equestrian properties exclusively marketed by Premier Sotheby’s International Realty.

36225 Covington Road | Dade City, FL 33525

$2,600,000

Overlooking Buddy Lake, this three-bedroom, two-bath cottage sits on the most beautiful equestrian property. Designed by award-winning Blackburn Architects the gorgeous barn focuses on light, adequate air flow and safety of both horse and handler while being aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The main barn features 15 stalls, one foaling stall with observation window, a three-bedroom, two-bath grooms’ apartment and multiple fenced pastures. The estate includes a second, eight-stall barn similar in style and detail as the first, on a smaller scale.

16266 Hidden Horse Way | Myakka City, Florida 34251

$2,950,000

Built in 2007, this 6,958-square-foot estate sits on 19.36 completely fenced acres. This exquisite four-bedroom, five-full and two-half-bath estate offers quiet country living within the Sarasota Ranch Club – a gated equestrian community with miles of bridle trails. Offering gorgeous amenities perfect for entertaining, this estate showcases the quintessential equestrian lifestyle.

330 Sprint Forest Drive | New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

$2,500,000

Enjoy the exclusive lifestyle that this magnificent private Florida equestrian estate has to offer. Situated on approximately 11.3 acres, this prestigious property offers a well-appointed Mediterranean-style main home along with an impressive equestrian facility which is home to the United States Equestrian Federation’s Horse of the Year, Elis GV. Features of this magnificent property include a main residence designed for entertaining, equestrian facilities boasting 12 stalls, separate shelters and pastures and a riding arena with special footing.

 

1815 Gregory Road | Orlando, FL 32825

$2,900,000

Welcome to Westwood Farms – a 20-acre private, state-of-the-art equestrian center in the heart of downtown Orlando. The warm and inviting main home consists of four bedrooms, three full baths and 5,070 square feet of living space. Equestrians will rejoice over the estate’s luxurious amenities which include an eight-stall main barn with two grooming stalls, wash stalls, tack room and laundry facilities and a second barn with eight additional stalls and a professional rink.

 

584 North Turkey Creek Road | Leicester, North Carolina 28748

 $1,200,000

Enjoy stunning mountain views from this 68-plus acre horse farm near Asheville, North Carolina. Perfect for equestrian enthusiasts as well as entertainers, this property features a five-stall barn, 10 fenced pastures with shelters, three riding trails and a creek. The 1,200-square-foot guesthouse offers space for renters or visiting family while the main home offers beautiful wraparound decks and a screen porch to take in the views, a stone fireplace and hardwood floors.

 

1552/158 Broadstone Road | Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604

$3,295,000

Located in the heart of Valle Crucis, this breathtaking property features the original 1920s Green Hill Farms Bed and Breakfast. This historic farmhouse sits on approximately 35 acres with Watauga River frontage, 360-degree views, a six-stall horse barn with loft, tennis center and gorgeous pastoral setting.

Lake Norman Living

Stretching over 520 miles, Lake Norman is the largest man-made lake in North Carolina. With summer quickly approaching, this will be the perfect place to have some fun in the sun.

Located 25 minutes from Charlotte, and surrounded by other major towns such as Cornelius, Huntersville and Davidson, Lake Norman offers a rich experience for everyone.

But why just vacation, when you could live here? Here are some of our favorite homes on charming Lake Norman.

22938 Torrence Chapel Road

This waterfront home features a prairie-style elegance, magnificent views and two boat lifts, so you can enjoy limitless water activities such as fishing, skiing and wakeboarding.

20200 Lola Circle

Situated on a lot of 1.25 acres, this 3,500-square-foot home boasts sunset views of Lake Norman, open spaces and your own private sandy beach.

4763 Trails End Road

With views of Lake Norman from nearly every bedroom, a boat dock, lift and private beach, this home truly embraces the Lake Norman lifestyle.

If you’re looking for a great time this summer, Lake Norman is the place to be. From water sports to the fantastic proximity to neighboring cities, this dynamic area is the perfect lake lifestyle.

Let Us Connect You | Metro Atlanta

Consistently voted one of the best places to live, Metro Atlanta has something for everyone. From the urban bustle of Midtown to the equestrian estates of Milton; from the shopping and nightlife of Buckhead to the golf course communities of Alpharetta, we have it all. Spend a gorgeous day outside exploring the Beltline or rafting the Chattahoochee River and top it off with a world-renown dining experience or concert in an intimate music venue. Experience southern charm at its best and enjoy all that Atlanta has to offer!

Area Amenities

  • Dynamic housing market with options for location, style and value
  • First class arts, shopping, dining and music
  • Recreation choices for golf, tennis, equestrian, running and boating
  • Global connectivity through the world’s busiest, Atlanta Airport
  • Favorable business climate and comparatively low cost of living
  • Strong concentration of higher education institutions and in-demand workforce

 

Featured Properties

1080 Peachtree Street, No. 703 // Atlanta, Georgia 30309

$669,500

Embrace the elegant and refined beauty of this immaculate home in a premier address in Atlanta’s Midtown area, with 15-foot ceilings and dramatic designer lighting throughout. Breathtaking, sought-after views from every room through floor-to-ceiling windows, walk-out balcony and custom window treatments. Enjoy gourmet cooking with the Bosch appliances, European-style cabinetry and countertops, accent lighting and oversized island with breakfast bar. 1010 Midtown features a top-notch gym, pool, club room and world-class restaurants and shopping just outside your front door!

450 Manor Ridge Drive // Atlanta, Georgia 30305

$3,400,000

The Manor House, constructed in 1928 from Georgia’s Stone Mountain granite, beautifully honors Atlanta’s rich architectural history with tasteful updates for today. Nestled in the heart of Atlanta’s affluent Buckhead community, The Manor House offers spacious rooms, a freshly finished lower level with a rec room, exercise room and wine cellar. A magnificent new pool, adjoining deck and cookout space surrounded by lush landscaping creates a private setting. Enjoy convenient access to Atlanta’s world-class shopping, dining and commercial districts.

7130 Cordery Road // Cumming, Georgia 30040

$449,000

Gorgeous three-bedroom brownstone-style home overlooking the Koi pond and the largest lake in Cumming’s Vickery neighborhood. Exquisite details abound in this remarkable home featuring soaring ceilings, beautiful hardwood floors, Carrara marble baths, an elevator and designer finishes. The main level master suite is truly an oasis and the light-filled living area features a huge great room with a fireplace and balcony, large dining room and an amazing gourmet kitchen.

Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty is dedicated to providing the best possible real estate experience to our clients. As local experts with global connections, we are dedicated to keeping you informed as you navigate Metro Atlanta’s dynamic real estate market.  Collaborative efforts both here and abroad allow us to focus on providing you with an extraordinary customer service experience, regardless of your price point. Our 400+ dedicated associates are among the most accomplished and knowledgeable real estate professionals in the Metro Atlanta area.
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