ONE OF A KIND CUSTOM CYPRESS LOG HOME! Incredible 4000+sf 4 bed, 3.5 bath, 3-car garage with exercise room, bonus room and huge 3-bay metal barn on 20 acres of tranquility awaits!
DOVER, FL4 BD, 4 BTH $1,850,000
As you approach this magnificent home, take note of the incredible craftsmanship and attention to detail at every turn. The square red cypress log construction with dovetail corners blends the perfect mix of rustic quality and charm. The metal roof contrasts beautifully with the rich deep wood tones.
Expansive porches with genuine tobacco stake pickets add character to the railings on the front, back and side of the home, giving many options to relax and enjoy the serenity. As you approach the front of the house you can’t help but notice the massive window wall that cascades enormous amounts of natural light into the great room.
As you enter the castle-style front door, you’ll appreciate the reclaimed Tampa street brick foyer, which transitions into 5 distinct species of custom hardwood flooring from Indiana, beautifully blended throughout the house on a 45° degree angle. The vaulted ceilings are anchored with 2 massive hand-peeled flair-bottom cypress trees. At the apex of the vaulted room are custom beams highlighting the tongue and groove cypress paneled ceilings.
A gorgeous stone fireplace rises along the back wall with a keystone rock centering the hearth under a hand cut hickory mantel. A small loft/play area overlooks the entire common area. All kitchen drawers/cabinets are clad with reclaimed NC barnwood. But don’t let the rustic details fool you! This spacious kitchen can handle the most serious chef’s needs with a 6-burner propane cooktop and commercial grade vent hood at the kitchen’s heart, flanked by dual stainless GE Cafe wall ovens with French and standard opening doors, a restaurant grade radiant heat cook & hold oven from Alto Shaam, and GE Advantium convection oven/microwave combo. You’ll note the remaining stainless-steel appliances: French door refrigerator, dishwasher, and farm sink, but don’t overlook the Scotsman nugget icemaker – just what you’ll need for large parties and entertaining.
The office has a massive Fort Knox 40″ vault door protecting the 6’x12′ reinforced concrete safe room with street brick paver floor and hickory paneling – perfect for securing valuables or using as a storm room. The primary en-suite has 2 cedar-clad walk-in closets, a separate outdoor gear closet, sitting area, dry bar and private screened-in porch. The bathroom has dual water closets and a piece of Tampa history – antique doors to the Ladies & Gentlemen water closets from Ybor City’s former Spaghetti Warehouse restaurant – along with a striking free-standing copper tub and large walk-in multi-head shower.
The guest bedrooms are wonderfully detailed with rich wood accents. You’ll note that all the bathroom sinks have beautiful live-edge hickory countertops. An oversized laundry room with Speed Queen washer and dryer, stainless deep sink and a large folding island has more than enough storage. At the end of the hall is the breezeway to the detached oversized 3-car garage with a workout room, far infrared sauna and an unfinished bonus room over the garage. Other note-worthy items include Icynene closed-cell spray insulation under the roof and under entire subfloor, 2 Rinnai tankless water heaters, 250-gallon LP tank, 3-stage whole house water filter, hurricane impact/insulated windows, burn piles with dedicated water lines, and Starlink internet equipment.