525 Appaloosa Road, Tarpon Springs

$849,000   |   4 beds   |   3 baths

525 Appaloosa Road
Tarpon Springs, FL

This spacious and sprawling Equestrian Wonderland welcomes you down a long, private, wooded driveway surrounded by lush green pastures. The beautiful 2 story Spanish style Equestrian Ranch is comprised of the main home, a detached 1 bedroom apartment (or Caretakers Quarters), a 4 stall barn, with tack & feed room, and the original barn with 2 run in stalls. A paradise for the equestrian, this home is located on a total of 5 acres, lush, green, and beautifully landscaped, and backs up to the Brooker Creek Preserve with horse riding trails. The grassy front lawn impresses with a magnificent tree perfect for picnics in the shade, a tire swing or for an adventurous climber.

As you walk in to the Main Residence, you are greeted with an abundance of natural light from the many large windows, and French doors. You will immediately take note of the graceful archways, and incredible architectural features in this home, which are as distinctively stylish as they are tastefully comfortable.

Walk from the front through a wrought iron gate into a courtyard, the courtyard’s center boasts a beautiful, tropical, towering palm, with a flourishing, raised herb garden & flower bed surrounding it, as well as a gas fired kiva. The courtyard is surrounded by Spanish adobe style walls for even more privacy.

A lovely formal living room opens up to The Great Room, via glass paned French pocket doors. The Great Room is spacious, cozy, and inviting, full of natural light and open, with vaulted wood beam ceilings, 2 skylights, tile flooring, and a gas fireplace, which may be easily converted back to wood burning.

An exquisite, updated, chef friendly, gourmet kitchen, also boasting a butler’s area, with 42” solid wood Thomasville cabinetry, huge cupboard pantry, SS kitchen appliances, including 2 built in Thermador ovens, Thermador 6 burner gas stovetop and Thermador hood, Bosch dishwasher, granite countertops, wine refrigerator, 2 SS sinks and a welcoming informal dining area, complete with a pass through to the formal dining room, the floors are tiled beautifully with Spanish tile, all surrounded by many windows for natural light. The formal dining room is filled with natural light, and has French doors leading out to the stunning courtyard.

The front hallway on the first level has an updated full bath, a 4th bedroom which could also be utilized as an office or guest room. A laundry room off this same hallway features a washer and dryer, hardwood cabinetry, and countertop with sink, as well as a window for more natural light. Down the hall to the end will be the door to the oversized 2 car garage.

Ascend the stairway with wrought iron railings, from the family room up to the second level, with 3 bedrooms including the Master Suite, with 2 large walk in closets, and a multitude of windows overlooking the surrounding landscape. All rooms have beautiful views.
The luxurious en suite Master Bath features dual sinks, granite countertops with hardwood cabinetry, large frameless glass and glass block walk in shower with Rain showerhead, and a separate claw foot soaking tub.
Next, there are 2 additional bedrooms, a full updated bath, and an enormous linen closet, which completes the second level. There is an abundance of storage space at every turn.
The outdoor living area is great for entertaining and family gatherings! Step out onto the covered, screened in Lanai with a brand new roof. Outside the lanai, a beautiful, (9’ at it’s deepest) pool on pavered deck, awaits you for a refreshing swim. There is an abundance of pool deck for seating areas and entertaining.

Behind the main residence, there is a detached building with a 3-car garage. Above, is a one bedroom apartment, or Caretakers Quarters, which is comprised of 858 square feet, 1 bedroom, 1 bath, eat in kitchen, living room and in front, a huge deck for sunning or enjoying the sunset.
There is so much to see and do outside! Densely wooded, and filled with tropical flora, the property is a wonderland, all surrounded by white vinyl 3 board fencing. There is a 2 stall run in barn, a handsome and rustic barn with 4 stalls, 3 - 15’x15’ stalls as well as 1 – 15’x9’ stall, that could be used for mini horses, (which has a lower window), aluminum stall doors, ceiling fans, a tack/feed room and a wash rack. There are also 2 lush pastures. This beautiful property is truly an equestrians dream!

There are fenced in tennis courts, a raised, fenced vegetable garden, and a pond. Anyone, adults, children or animals will have fun and adventurous times on this incredible and secluded property. You will encounter bald eagles, wild turkey, deer, and red tail hawks, among other wildlife on this property.

In a magnificent setting, this beautiful home is truly a unique, rare property, with exceptional privacy, and will generate a lifetime of wonderful experiences and memories.

******* Notable Features*******

**Main Residence**

• 2019 – Flat Roof Replaced with Membrane Underlayment & Sheeting- Westfall Roofing
• 2019 – Garage Door Springs – S&G Garage Doors & Operators
• 2019 – Termite Inspection Interior & Exterior – Repco L&O Pest Control
• 2018 – Generator ready transfer station installed – Charger Electrical Services
• 2018 – Florida Water Treatment System – Chlorinator, Softener, Filter, Salt Tank
• 2010 – Roof Replaced with 3-D Shingle & Membrane Underlayment –Done Rite Roofing
• 2010 – Well Pump – Carter’s Pump and Well
• 2008 – Barn Roof – Daryl Schram Building & Roofing
• 2008 – 20’x40’ Pool Resurfaced PebbleTec in “Sedona Red”, 9’ at deepest end.
• 2006 -Bathrooms Remodeled – Upgraded Granite, Custom Cabinets, Tile, Glass Shower Enclosures
• 2006 - Kitchen Remodeled – Thomasville Custom Cabinets, Upgraded Granite, SS Appliances including 2 Thermador Built In Ovens, Thermador 6 Burner Gas Stove, Thermador Vented Hood, Bosch Dishwasher, wine refrigerator
• 2006 – Hurrricane Windows Installed in all Upstairs Windows
• 2000 - Double Paned Windows Downstairs
• Frontpoint Security System, Locally Monitored
• Hurricane Garage Door
• Oversize Garage with Large Storage Closets
• Irrigation System on front and back lawns
• Two (2) 30 Gallon LP Tanks - Suburban Propane
• New Electrical Panel – 200 Amp
• Well Water
• Septic System –Drain Field New in 2004
• Stone Fireplace with Cedar Mantle in Great Room- gas, can be converted back to wood burning
• Central Vacuum
• Vaulted, wood beamed ceiling in Great room
• Two (2) Skylights in Great Room
• Dual Zone A/C Units in Main House
• Two (2) Car Attached Garage – Main House
• French Doors
• Pocket Doors
• Ceiling Fans
• Walk in Closets (2) in Master Bedroom and 2nd Bedroom
• Formal Dining Room
• Inside Laundry with Cabinets, Utility Sink, Countertops and Cabinets
• Fireplace, Stove & BBQ use Propane - Dryer is Electric
• Screened Lanai Off Main House
• Atrium off Main House with Raised Flower, Herb and Vegetable Beds, Towering Palm Tree
• Gas Fueled Kiva in Atrium
• Private Adobe-look Half Wall Surrounding Atrium With Wrought Iron Gate
• 2013- Well House – Well & Pump
• Two (2) Pastures
• 3 (Three) Rail Vinyl Fencing Bordering Entire Property
• Block & Wood 2 Stall Run In Barn (Original Barn)
• Wood Barn, 4 stall, 2x6 Pine, Wash Rack, Feed & Tack Room, Aluminum Gates,
• Stalls #1, #2, #3 are 15’x15’. Stall #4 is 15’x9’, with a Lower Window
• Pond in Pasture
• Fenced in Raised Boxes for Vegetable Gardening
• Fenced in Tennis Courts

**Detached Apartment, Garage, Workshop/Storage**

• One Bedroom/One Bath Apartment – Behind Pool Area (Back of Home)
• Large Wooden Deck Outside Apartment Door
• Built In Cabinets in Bedroom
• Carpeted Living Room & Bedroom
• Wood Laminate Flooring Kitchen & Eat in Dining Area
• Three (3) Car Oversize Garage Below Apartment - 39’x20’
• Workshop and Storage Behind Garage – 39’x13’

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