Truly an original historic Florida farmhouse near the gulf coast in the heart of horse country. Fantastically crafted, this World War II era home is constructed in the North Central Florida chert style most commonly referred to as a rockhouse. In the most original practice of sustainability, the rocks were quarried from its surrounding fields, and the wood from the neighboring Gulf Hammock mills. This has been home to three generations of family farmers who have meticulously worked and cared for the land, home, crops, and animals. The large Southern front porch invites you in and welcomes swinging, dining, and amazing farmland country views, especially breathtaking at sunset.
Stepping in through either of the original front doors, any visitor is drawn to the the welcoming warmth of original beadboard framed by a crisply painted board and batten. The home features a beautiful transitional style, combining traditional and modern elements mixed with character so unique and historic, leaving it unmatched in today’s market. The living room is perfect for gatherings around the fireplace that can be seen from the expansive dining room, currently hosting a 10-foot farmhouse dining table with ease. Cozy character and charm is created with exposed interior stone walls and warm, aged wood ceilings. This house offers up a beautiful nod to a simpler time long past.
There are three bedrooms and an original hall bath completely renovated Summer 2020 to reflect the tiled baths of the 40s, when the home was built. The current laundry room and master bath formerly served as the original exterior back porch. Now closed in, the ensuite bath boasts a jetted soaker tub and exposed stone wall, welcoming relaxation at the end of a long day.
The property is framed by mature landscaping and shaded by old pecan and fruit trees that produce nuts and fruit every year. The detached garage has an attached pool house with a half bath, and the 440' sf of conditioned space could be easily called on to act as an office, game room, man cave, studio, or storage room. The 36,000 gallon 20 x 40 pool has hosted many parties with rave reviews, as it presents a one-of-a-kind opportunity to swim in a cow field, delighting folks of all ages!
This farm offers endless opportunities with a large pump shed, central pole barn, and an additional large barn with plumbing, electric, and a fully enclosed rock room, opening up possibilities for incredible workspace, parties, or even weddings. This home and 20 acres, features farmland views for miles and is ready for cows, horses, or crops. (Two Levy County parcels are included in the listing for a total of 19.3 acres, but Zillow and Realtor.com are only showing as 9.3 acres.)
A perfectly situated location just 11 minutes from HITS, 22 minutes to the World Equestrian Center, 12 minutes to Williston, 20 minutes from Rainbow Springs diving and kayaking, and only 50 minutes to Cedar Key and the Gulf Coast shores of Florida. Come and see this elegant, beautiful, and historic farm. Grab a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and take a seat on one of the front porch swings to settle in and watch the sun dip beneath the horizon. Take a moment to breathe in the fresh country air and let yourself imagine what your life would be here at the Rockhouse.
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