Horse Lover’s Dream, La Casa Dell’Amore

With stunning views across a peaceful lake and the surrounding hills, this property could easily be mistaken for the tranquil countryside of the Marche regions of Italy.

Quite surprisingly, this 8-acre oasis—with an additional 16 adjacent acres if desired—is located in Clermont, Florida, where this exquisite, and one-of-a-kind home is nestled in the midst of breathtaking topography. Completely private and gated, you are secluded from all neighbors.

Whether you’re a horse hobbyist or an equestrian competitor, you can be proud of the living quarters your gentle giants will get to enjoy.

A fully concrete barn will keep them safe, and the 3 stalls and covered wash rack are entirely lit and outfitted with fans.

A regulation-sized, clay dressage arena, a separate hay barn, an air-conditioned tack room, and an 80ft x 20ft equipment barn, complete this horse fancier’s dream-come-true.

Convenient to everything, it’s a close drive to Ocala—a horse-lover’s destination—and the fantastic amenities of Orlando, Disney World, and an international airport.

Authentically designed and entirely handcrafted, the main home is a true piece of art.

Inspired by her time studying the artists of old—in a small town of Urbino, Italy—the designer wanted to build a space that was never far from the joys of being outside.

Every area of this retreat overlooks one of the 3 inviting and charming courtyards that compel you to appreciate all that the outdoors offer.

Exploring inside of this masterpiece, you will find that the designer painstakingly sought out genuine materials and original pieces of art—from all over the world—that are thoughtfully placed in virtually every room of the home.

In fact, WHEREVER you wander, there is a story to be told.

It might be the EXTRAORDINARY kitchen with its copper sinks, and the travertine pavers that were each hand-crafted by 1 artisan over several years with flawless craftsmanship.

Or it could be the designer’s favorite space—a wine cellar that would excite any wine connoisseur. As you open the time-worn, wooden door your eyes are immediately drawn down the stone-formed passage. Your view of the centerpiece—an original depiction of the Palazzo Ducale castle in Urbino, Italy—was actually brought over when she traveled back to the states.

Perhaps you enjoy entertaining guests on a grand scale.

The central courtyard, with its infinity pool overlooking a quiet lake, 2 vine-enclosed pergolas, and a terraced backyard make for a spacious and stunning setting.

Many elegant weddings have taken place in this fairy-tale location where luxury and rustic charm, coincide, to make it a rare gem.

Annually-anticipated Christmas parties, memory-making family-time, or intimate gatherings are all made more special by this uncommon backdrop.

Whether you are a discerning buyer who has a cultivated taste for unmatched quality, appreciates genuine architecture OR your love of the equestrian-life necessitates the creme-de-la-creme in farmhouse living, you won’t be disappointed by this distinctively luxurious, yet charming home and elegant property.

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* Property listed by First Homes