Nestled in a unique and charming neighborhood bordering the Kanapaha Prairie in Gainesville, Florida is the home of Rick and Faun Carlson and their son. The residence is a superb and masterful integration of modern, materiality and environment on 10 beautiful acres.
The impressive contemporary was designed by Luis Salazar, Architect, Phoenix Arizona, in 2004 for then Shands/UF Health CEO and his wife, Timothy and Laura Goldfarb, was built by Frentzen Construction and is a true work of collaboration and livable art that will delight your senses.
Faun and Rick purchased the American Institute of Architects 2008 Honor Award-winning home in 2015. With their desire to respect the intrinsic quality and superior attention to detail that begins with the concrete block and steel beam construction, and is carried throughout home and their desire to bring present-day advantages to the prairie, the Carlson’s have carefully remodeled the masterwork with precision and comprehensive warmth.
Rick, the president of SharpSpring has brought his passion for modern and contemporary into the home with highly efficient and desirable elements of blended technology and automation. Together with Faun’s artistic eye they have skillfully enhanced the extraordinary home with reverence for the natural retreat experience and welcoming ambiance.
The kitchen is a chef’s dream and includes the high-end appliances you would expect, Sub-zero, Miele, Bosch, offers multiple preparation and cooking features and an espresso center that will bring a smile to the face of any barista.
The master bedroom wing, additional bedrooms, office, spacious gathering and family rooms as well as the bathrooms are all fashionable, efficient and luxurious. The interior spaces are complimented with a remarkable resort-style courtyard comprising of multiple relaxing and living spaces and is embellished with an inviting salt system pool, a cozy sleeping Cabana and an adjacent Wolf grilling area.
The 10 pristine, fully fenced park-like acres are in the majestic oak hammock, gated neighborhood bordering the western rim of Kanapaha Prairie. Kanapaha Prairie’s 700 plus acres of conservation land are part of North Central Florida’s ecologically wonderful wet-prairie system that welcomes migrating Sandhill and Whooping cranes, is the home to an estimated 135 resident bird species and an abundance of other wildlife.
The perfect balance of peaceful personal enjoyment and entertaining mystique.
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Listed by Heather Doughton, Realtor®