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Description: Welcome to The Spencer House, designed by architect J Bruce Spencer, well know for his mid century modern designs strongly influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright. With almost 3700 sq feet of living area and over 4800 sq feet under roof this 4 or 5 bedroom 4.5 bath pool (heated and salt water) home sits on a half acre lot 2 houses up from Lake Hollingsworth and includes a separate parcel - .02 of an acre with approx 15 ft of riparian rights on the lake. This home is the perfect blending of mid century modern architecture and the features that today's buyer is looking for! Since purchase in 2009 many upgrades and improvements have been made, several with the design assistance of J Bruce Spencer - redesigned kitchen, master bedroom 17x10 closet addition and recently updated master bath, 20x17 "cube" screen room with dramatic high ceiling,extensive gutter system with aquaduct water feature, natural gas line brought to the house, all new 24x24 porcelain tile flooring, new landscaping designed by Julian Simon, new roof, HVAC systems (3), electric updated to 400 amp service and much more. This home works well for everyday living with a 3 way split bedroom plan (the 5th bedroom has its own bath and can be used for guests or as an office), formal and informal areas and multiple outdoor living ares and for entertaining with its dramatic great room with 20 foot soaring ceiling, butlers pantry with 2nd dishwasher and icemaker and plus a separate dry bar. The main construction material is Ocala block with redwood exposed beams and trim. The 2 bonnet style roofs over the great room (20 ft ceiling height with skylights) and living/dining room (16 ft ceiling height) allow for extra light with vertical skylights in each bonnet. The great room features a series of Anderson Architectural Series doors leading out to an extensive patio and pool area with custom light cubes that enhance the spectacular landscaping. The living/dining room has 2 "engawas" - Japanese for veranda - which are screened and let in the light and breezes. A fireplace adds drama to this area. The reconfigured kitchen features custom bamboo cabinets with lots of pullouts including a popup for a mixer, high end appliances (Bosch builtin refrigerator, Thermodor double oven, Advantium convection microwave, gas cooktop with pot filler and GE Monogram dishwasher), solid surface counters and updated lighting. The kitchen is open to a breakfast and and family room and there is access to the screened "cube" through Anderson Architectural Series doors. From the screen room there are more views of the lush landscaping. Other improvements include full house water softener, security system with monitered cameras, gas line supplying gas to cooktop, 2 tankless water heaters, pool heater as well as hookups for generator and gas logs for fireplace and the list goes on (details are available.) This home is the prefect blend of mid century architecture brought up to the 21st century without sacrificing the integrity of the original design!!

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