Welcome to "Tre Sorelle," a home of splendor and architectural authenticity, a true Tuscan farmhouse nestled in the premier waterfront community of Tierra Verde. From the early stages of its conception, which involved trips to Tuscany to research design and source materials, to the meticulous level of construction, every detail was given exceptional attention. This magnificent masterpiece provides seclusion and privacy, breathtaking beauty and luxurious quality that leaves a lasting impression. From the massive spread footings, concrete block structure from foundation to roof line, this home was constructed to withstand the tests of Mother Nature. The exterior walls feature an additional 10- to 12-inch layer of limestone quarried in the Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani and container shipped from Italy. The roof is a Ludowici Italian authentic cap and pan terra cotta roof tile with a 75-year warranty and the hurricane-impact windows and doors are a combination of Tischler und Sohn (U.S.A.) and Hope's Windows, the world's pre-eminent manufacturers of custom windows and doors. Encompassing over 12,000 square feet of luxury living, the home has seven bedrooms, eight full baths, three half baths, library, two offices, elevator, wine cellar, gym, and four-plus-car garage. Features of this home include soaring ceilings, impressive Douglas fir beam and plank work, solid mahogany doors throughout, and, extending from the lower-level entrance to the top floor, a beautiful cool honey-colored, pink veined Corton limestone spiral staircase, a stone steeped in French history emanating from the Burgundy region. The main level comprises an open floor plan with living room and gourmet kitchen, casual dining, formal dining room, two offices and a guest suite. The upper level features six en-suite bedrooms and a sun-filled library. The lower level has additional storage rooms, wine cellar and gym. A tranquil oasis awaits outside, complete with expansive, covered lounging and dining areas, a fire pit surrounded by a moat and a salt-generating chlorine pool heated by a geothermal system, utilizing energy efficiency. Ideally located close to the thriving downtown of St. Petersburg and the Gulf beaches, less than 30 minutes to Tampa International Airport and yet perfect for those who are seeking peace and serenity.
Listing courtesy of PREMIER SOTHEBYS INTL REALTY.
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