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Madera  SOLD   $315,000     4052 SW 21st Terrace  

A storybook cottage style home awaits its next chapter – will you be the author?  This home is an amazing tribute to the charm of yesteryear.  The original builder poured his heart into building this sturdy structure highlighting old world technique and craftsmanship along with extensive use of reclaimed materials including massive timber beams, wood and old brick flooring along with stacked stone walls.  The current owners provided the final touches making sure the home has all the modern conveniences while carefully preserving the ambiance of days gone by.  With almost 1,800 square feet of living area the 2-story floor plan has 3 bedrooms plus an office or 4th bedroom and 3 full baths.  Downstairs there’s a cozy family room and open kitchen area with beautiful granite counters, wood cabinetry, built-in oven and island with gas cooktop.  The separate dining room showcases an amazing set of custom fabricated French doors flooding the interior with sunshine and providing a view of the fenced yard.  Ascending the stairway, attention is drawn to the cupola high above with windows pouring light into this central atrium-like space with more woodwork detail and timber beams.  All the ceilings upstairs are vaulted with exposed posts and beams.  The master suite has French doors to a small fresh-air balcony.  The master bath is full-on luxury without yielding to old-world aesthetics. There’s a large walk-in shower with 2 shower heads, a cast iron claw foot tub, double vanities and a bidet.  There’s also a walk-in closet.  Downstairs the home’s back door welcome area has a stop & drop built-in and double sink wash-up station.  Outside the swooped roof edge treatments add a whimsical touch.  Out back there’s a detached 2 car oversize garage with storage attic above.  The .22 acre lot backs to a dedicated green buffer space and beyond that are pasture lands owned by the University of Florida.


Other special features of this truly unique home include:  Solar panel hot water system and geothermal HVAC with irrigation tie-in.

The Madera neighborhood was designed and founded by the University of Florida to be a premier example of Green Living where homeowner’s and nature coexist.  All residents are encouraged to be sensitive to minimizing ecological impact and engaging in environmentally friendly habits for wildlife, water management, eco-wise landscaping practices and efforts to reuse, recycle and repurpose where possible.  You can learn more at:

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