SHOWINGS NOW AVAILABLE! Their loss is your gain! Amazing equestrian Estate, barn and massive tropical oasis! 8.4 acres, 6300+ sq. ft., two story, ultra modern estate, concrete wall strong, with 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 4 half-baths, one outdoor shower, and a spectacular 72 x 80' 5-stall, two-story, concrete block and concrete floor, 5-stall horse barn, as well as a private Tropical Oasis and a sprawling entertainment area with a custom heated pool, an out of this world summer kitchen, all surrounded by established landscaping, with mature Specimen palms and a fire pit, 23+ acres when combined with 121 & 129 Ashton Oaks. The Ranch Club at Ashton Oaks is a gated, equestrian comm. and a best kept secret in NE FL. W of the St. Aug. Outlets, just S of the World Golf Village. A+ Schools. This amazing home was fully re-painted inside and out, just prior to listing, to ensure the new owners will be able to immediately enjoy this estate and the world class equestrian centric amenities, directly across the private roadway, including two miles of bridle trails, a full-size equestrian training arena, a massive round pen and a 40 x 40'covered pavilion with a u-shaped, granite top, outdoor kitchen and a treated freshwater irrigation system.
The RCAO is a one of a kind gated, equestrian community and is one of the best kept secrets in all of Northeast Florida. Just West of St. Augustine, just South of the World Golf Village, the RCAO is zoned for A+ Tocoi Creek HS, Pacetti Bay Middle and Picolata Crossing Elementary school.
This estate is the most amazing modern and elegant home you'll ever find, with the perfect touch of country and western character. Custom designed and built by two of Florida's most foremost, elite and world class contractors. The exterior structure is full height concrete block, sitting above a 4-course stem wall slab, backed by 2" solid insulated board and weatherized with Hardie board lap siding. The Five Diamond Ranch is insulated in every wall, the second floor and the entire attic, with R60+ Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) and features a custom designed split (triple) Trane HVAC system with digital touch screen controllers. Land survey, construction documents and extensive additional information available.
The estate is built around an open concept main floor with a grand room and fireplace, a massive gourmet kitchen with an oversized, Fantasy Brown Quartzite marble island, dry bar and separate dining room with the massive private Tropical Oasis a key visual spectacular enjoyed from nearly every rear elevation window.
Luxury finishes are found in every room, including crown molding, wainscoting, decorative coffered ceilings, tray ceilings, designer lighting, Level 3+ granite countertops and engineered hickory hardwood flooring. Every bedroom boasts luxurious deep pile carpeting, and every bathroom is perfectly tiled and trimmed with handmade custom mirror frames and matching all wood cabinets and 8' tall solid core wood doors, throughout. Pre-wired for a CAT-6 security system and an entire upstairs room fully devoted to the ultra-efficient Trane HVAC systems with all digital automatic dampening system and the commercial grade structured cabling rack, all fed by twin 200A commercial grade electrical panels. The entire property is protected by a robust underground drainage system, which naturally flows into the fully stocked lake at the rear of the property.
The grand entrance to the estate is reminiscent of historical estates in Aspen, Vail and Jackson Hole, starting with a tip of your Stetson towards the 7' tall custom carved brown bear and the 4' tall custom carved bald eagle, both of which are fully illuminated, along with the custom wood entrance beams and the extensive custom landscaping. Secured by a 2" thick, 9' tall, 63" wide, hand stained and sealed, Sapele Mahogany entrance door, braced by transom and side lights, the coffered ceiling and entranceway is perfectly illuminated by a 6-light faux-wood chandelier, a near perfect twin to the chandelier, in the dining room.
The North facing dining area, is designed to comfortably seat a family of 8, with 4 deep inset, vinyl PGT, thermal, locking picture windows set in custom wood framing, engineered hickory wood floors and a generous wall inset, perfectly placed for a grand hutch. Another faux-wood chandelier plus the spectacularly carved, installed and finished crown molding, wall trimmings and 8" base boards with shoe molding, result in a classic space, perfect for formal family meals.
The living room of the estate is showcased by a 48" custom gas fireplace, built with massive Tennessee Field stones, stacked stone facia, a 100+ year old mantle comprised of a hand-recovered, reclaimed wood timber, pulled from the depths of the St. Johns river, floor to ceiling built-ins, a 75" OLED Sony television, a double-deep, decorative coffered ceiling and a 64" ceiling fan. The quality and attention to detail must be seen in person, to be understood and appreciated. The massive 4-pane, 8'6" tall glass French doors open from the living room directly to the expansive covered lanai and the private Tropical Oasis with the pool, summer kitchen & fireplace.
The master bedroom suite, just off the living room, is quiet and secluded, protected by a long hallway, which begins with a granite tiled guest bathroom with custom cabinets and matching custom framed mirrors. Next the hallway yields access to the spectacular estate Manager's office, which is exquisitely backed by a full height and 100% authentic solid brick back wall, deep coffered ceiling, 8' custom glass entry doors and matching glass transom. The Manager's office boasts twin 5'6" x 5'9" picture windows, with exceptional views of the private Tropical Oasis. A 45" elevated, corner mounted LED television ensures immediate access to the latest news or sports.
Proceeding further down the hallway, you enter the formal master bedroom, which is sincerely a relaxing pleasure, with the exceptionally deep pile carpet under your toes, solid core door, extra deep inset tray ceiling and triple deep set, magnificent picture windows, overlooking the private Tropical Oasis. Strolling through the 4' x 8' double doors into the ultra-customized, oversized ceramic tile bathroom, you are greeted with warm recessed lighting, an overhead electric heating system, twin but separate granite top vanities, both with separate enclosed commodes and a 42" x 87" custom, built-in, 4-door, solid maple armoire and an oversized 60" linen closet.
Next, you are greeted by a dual entrance, 3-head, walk-through grand showering area with 10' ceilings, 3 separate seating areas, magnificent full height tiled walls with natural stone and glass inlay bands, all perfectly lit by both recessed lighting and twin elevated bay windows. 48 linear feet of 8'2" tall, hard wood clothes cabinets and hanging racks, with two separate boot benches and a full length 4' x 6'8" mirror, await.
Looking back towards the living room, you'll spot the amazing 10 ft long custom curved, triple pencil edge, granite top, dry bar is complemented by a custom extra deep drop-down soffit, matching the curved lines of the bar, and is highlighted by a lighted 44 x 54" twin glass door liquor display cabinet.
The estate's eat-in gourmet kitchen boasts stacked cabinetry extending to the ceiling. A pot fill system sits above the Monogram brand stainless-steel hood, over the Monogram 5-burner induction top stove, twin dishwashers, twin Franke sinks, twin Monogram stacked ovens, microwave with built-in convection and warming options and an oversized single slab, 6' x 9', triple pencil edge, island bar, with prep sink, custom granite countertops and custom under counter all wood cabinets. An 8' x 6' x 9' pantry feeds the kitchen and a secondary adjoining 8 x 6 x 9' utility pantry provides an excellent opportunity for storing larger items. The mud room (leading to the garage door) includes 1' x 2' wood look tile floor, a 3' x 7' boot bench, a bead board wall and an under-stairs storage closet.
Walking into the private Tropical Oasis feels like stepping into a magical paradise, turnkey with your own custom free form pool with a bubble up waterfall, heated during the chilly months and spectacularly lit at night with a Pentair Intellibrite 5G LED lighting system, dual submersed sun shelf benches, a 7' deep end, Travertine paver pool deck that itself is surrounded by a sprawling, Dublin Cobble Antique Paver patio, 14 huge river stones, an outdoor shower, a custom wood burning, elevated fire pit and a trifecta of world class Coastal Source Outdoor 3-way speakers.
Specimen palms, including Queen palms, Sylvester palms, Canary palms, Mule palms, Sugar palms, a Reclinata palm, a Canary Sylvester crossbreed palm, twin Yucca trees, two Tiki carvings, three flamingo garden statues and a dolphin garden statue, anchor the $200k+ exquisitely manicured landscaping, surrounding the estate's private Tropical Oasis. The front of the estate is custom landscaped with magnolia trees, Chinese fringe trees, oak trees, and a full driveway length bottle brush tree / Ligustrum shrub privacy hedge.
Views from the middle of Tropical Oasis highlight the estate's massive dual stacked stone chimneys, one of which is fed from the outdoor gas fireplace, built with brown Tennessee field stones and stacked facia stone, all of which is framed in by the six (6) solid cypress wood beams and a wood inlay ceiling with recessed lighting and 6 brand new weathered-wood 64" ceiling fans with light kits and the spectacular summer kitchen.
The immense summer kitchen includes 34' of custom bullnose, Royal Woodgrain, brown granite countertops, a 4-burner Summerset stainless steel grill, internally lit and driven by with Red Bronze, rust resistant burners, perfectly vented by 3' x 4' island style floating exhaust tower, also lit and pushed by variable speed fans. 6 stainless steel drawers and a 55" OLED tv in the kitchen and the 2 x 3" built-in refrigerator face the 65" OLED tv over the fireplace, ensuring 360-degree sports viewing, especially the Masters. The air-conditioned bathroom with a granite vanity shares the space with a massive, open face, custom designed, towel and clothes storage shelves. It's a must visit!