With a pool table, a zipline, fire pits, a treehouse, a swimming pool and a grotto, the inner child of this home's next owner will be ecstatic.
In fact, guests have often compared it to a Disney palace, current owner Noel Speranza says.
In all fairness, the Speranzas built the home with their four children in mind. They bought the three-acre lot east of I-75 in 2013 for $165,000 and built this 4,158-square-foot, five-bedroom, four-bathroom home for their family. It's now listed for $2.199 million.
There are other structures, too. A 2,760-square-foot garage Speranza calls “the barn” includes two car lifts and stores up to 15 vehicles. It has an office and half-bath up above it.
There’s also what Speranza calls a “fish camp”–an open-air, screened structure with a metal roof, fireplace and full bar, and a wooden treehouse among the live oak branches where his wife enjoys some Zen time doing yoga. A day bed hangs below it.
In the center of it all, lounge areas, hammocks and a fire pit bring everyone together. His daughter recently got married there among 100 guests.
The contemporary ranch home is colorful and has a 45-by-45 square-foot pool and a 20-by-20-square-foot grotto. “To us, water is the most relaxing thing you can be around,” Speranza says.
That’s why, now that the kids are all grown up, the Speranzas are moving to a house on the water on Siesta Key. Like their old home, it also has a pool, but certainly not a grotto. “Maybe we'll add one,” he says.
Interested? Contact Jami Kellogg with Michael Saunders & Company in Sarasota.