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$333,500   SOLD    9717 NW 206th Avenue,   Alachua,   Florida

 

Welcome to La Caille!  This stunning 50-acre ranch estate tucked away in beautiful North Central Florida captures the hearts of all who visit.

 

The northwest corner of the property appears lifted from the soft-focus romantic memories of weddings, family reunions or romance novels.  An oak shaded country lane leads to white fencing and an automatic gate.  Once through, the immediate scene is the crown jewel of this paradise.  Down-slope to the right is a large pond with central fountain and screened gazebo cantilevered over the water’s edge framed by moss-draped granddaddy oak trees.  Imagine wedding and family portraits!

Drive across the bridge over the creek that supplies the pond then meanders through fields and oak hammocks along the western area of the property.

Beyond, is a vista of fenced & crossed fenced pastures suitable for cattle, horses or farming.  

Rounding the curve brings you to the rustic cracker-style farm house.  A simple, cottage style layout of 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, metal roof and wrap-around covered porches pays tribute to this estate’s humble past.

 

Adjoining the house is a 500+ square foot covered celebration venue featuring open beam ceiling, a kitchen / food prep area, full bath, windows for weather protection and enough room to entertain a large group.  The open deck area is highlighted by a magnificent, free-standing limestone fireplace framed by the scenery of the pond, oaks and gazebo in the background.

Gaze across the pond and imagine building an estate home there with southeastern views of the pond, creek, oak trees and the long shadows of sunrise that pierce the morning mist on this paradise all the way to where the sky touches the ground.

A walk or ATV ride to the southwestern quadrant brings you to another pond stocked with fish.

A former swan and peacock breeding operation of some renown, there are still outdoor aviaries, pens and habitats on-site along with a 510 square foot barn and enclosed hatching room and covered storage areas.

This rural, secluded setting is surprisingly convenient:  5 miles to the town of Alachua, 6 miles to I-75, 15 miles Gainesville, 20 miles to the University of Florida, 30 miles to Lake City, an hour to Jacksonville and 2 hours to Orlando.

 

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