Come to Panther Ridge and experience gracious country living. Located just outside Lakewood Ranch, Panther Ridge spans 4500 beautiful acres with 15 miles of hiking trails, family parks and true estate sized homesites. Here you will find your dream home in this Custom Craftsman style charmer, nestled on 9.27 acres, with the perfect combination of towering pine, large oak, green pasture and NO WETLANDS. In fact, this homesite drains beautifully, making it the perfect lot for horses (horses are allowed and there are trails too!). The home has curb appeal to spare and overlooks a tranquil reflection pond, the ultimate spot for spectacular sunsets. Deer are often sighted playing in the woods along with squirrel and the elusive fox. Enter the estate via the winding circular driveway and immediately you will be taken in by the quiet beauty of the land. The sidewalk leads to a large front porch and once inside you know you are home. Constructed in 2005, this house has all the bells and whistles you love including: A HUGE custom kitchen with high end cabinets, stunning granite counter tops, large center island, a butler pantry with additional cabinets leading to the formal dining room, a Kitchen Aid 6 burner gas Professional Cooking Series Dual Fuel range with convection oven, 30Ã¢â‚¬Â microwave convection oven, new built-in Kitchen Aid 30Ã¢â‚¬Â electric convection oven & Bosch dishwasher. The kitchen is completely open to the Family Room and there is a large morning room as well, with aquarium glass overlooking the crystal blue heated pool and spa. The OwnerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Suite has an enormous walk in closet and a Spa Bathroom that includes a large soaking tub and walk in shower as well as dual sinks and a private water closet. There is another large bedroom that features a walk in closet and fabulous bathroom that also doubles as the pool bath. This area would make a terrific Mother-in-law suite. Also included downstairs is a sitting room, den with custom built-ins, a 3rd bedroom with a large walk in closet plus a separate wing that includes the 3rd full bathroom & the 4th bedroom. Not seen, but very important is the tankless hot water heater, concrete tile roof and a Generac generator. All four of the bedrooms downstairs are a good size and the three bathrooms are completely updated. The heated pool and spa has a BIG deck area and there are two covered lanais, perfect for entertaining. There is a large laundry room that has both upper & lower cabinets for additional storage. There is also a 3-car over-sized garage plus a 16x16x10 workshop on a concrete slab. Now, letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s go upstairs- it will take your breath away! The bonus room measures a whopping 19Ã¢â‚¬â„¢x36Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ with gorgeous wood flooring and spectacular views of the grounds along with two additional rooms (can be offices or bedrooms) and a completely updated full bathroom. This is the ultimate area for a movie theater, game room, whatever you want it to be. The house is magnificent and the land it sits on cannot be replicated anywhere else. Take time to walk the land and take in the serenity, the peacefulness and the beauty of the towering pine. There is no other neighborhood like Panther Ridge either. It encompasses 4500 acres, has 13 neighborhoods, 3 parks and 15 miles of hiking/equestrian trails. Although you feel like you are in the country, the reality is you are close to everything. Across the street you can golf at The Concession Golf & CC while 4 miles away your children can compete at the Lakewood Ranch Premier Sports Complex and in the fall, Publix is slated for construction just 5 miles away. The UTC Mall, Benderson Park, fine dining, shopping, schools and medical facilities are also oh-so-close. Click on the link of the virtual tour to view additional pictures & a fly over video of the entire property PLUS a movie about Panther Ridge. Come experience the country lifestyle minutes from the city!