It has all the bells and whistles you would expect from a home in this price bracket: 655 feet of water frontage, six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, guest studio apartments, a boutique dressing room, a separate, second home, an infinity pool with a spa, and a boat dock, all on a sprawling 12.5 acres.
What makes this property stand out from other luxury listings, though, may be the possibility of a new lease on a life of purpose. It comes with a farm loaded with soil as good as gold to feed the "food as medicine" movement.
It's part of current homeowner Ryan Duncan’s story. The home is the site of Jubilee Organics, a sustainable farm he started that ships fresh produce boxes to consumers in search of locally grown food that’s free of pesticides and other harmful additives. It’s all certified organic and, for Duncan, it’s personal.
On its website, Duncan shares the farm’s origin story. After battling some health issues, he discovered he was able to lower his blood pressure and squash his chronic stomach issues thanks to a nutrient-rich diet loaded with plants.
"We harvest fresh produce immediately and prepare and package within days of harvest to lock in the nutrients, minerals and enzymes so that they are readily available for your body," Duncan writes on Jubilee Organics' blog.
That’s why this sustainable sanctuary boasts a lush food forest with mangoes, bananas and coconuts, as well as moringa, turmeric and sweet potatoes– a sample of the 20,000 plants Duncan says are grown there.
Mental health counts, too–the property includes a yoga retreat hut built by the Seminole tribe.
Being a farmer never looked so glamorous. (But in all fairness, at that price, the buyer would probably pay others to wear the overalls and keep up on the hard work that comes with growing produce organically.)
Duncan bought the site in 2014 for $2 million, but it didn’t have a farm on it back then. The property is located on Ninth Avenue in Northwest Bradenton, on Palma Sola Bay.
Interested? Contact Jayne Kocher of Premier Sotheby's International Realty at (941) 915-6000.