Ft. Myers, Florida
Tropical temperatures present the perfect climate to train for the next horse show. If a trophy horse farm or an iconic rural retreat in sunny Southwest Florida is what you’re looking for, look no further.
Historic Fort Myers, made famous by Edison and Ford, hosts many events including an art celebration the first Friday of each month, but that isn’t the only place to find hand-crafted beauty. Just minutes from downtown resides a piece of luxury art sitting in a gated community. Once inside the gates, a rearing stallion sculpture guards the grand entrance to this 3 bedroom home with a 4 car garage.
The first floor master suite offers a complete 360 view of the 4-acre Equestrian estate, which the homeowner designed. In the master suite, a glass fireplace separates the sitting and sleeping areas while the bathroom offers a large walk in shower and soaking tub to decompress after long days of training. Just off the master bath sits the over-sized closets with built-in features. The second floor offers two en suite bedrooms and a large game room with a balcony to enjoy the peace and tranquility overlooking a living masterpiece of timeless appeal.
The dining room boost a tray ceiling hand painted mural, designed and painted by a German Artist, sure to be a topic of interest for guests. A full bar, large fireplace with a sculpted mantle of galloping horses reaching to the second floor ceiling, and the open pool provide you and your guest plenty of room for mingling in the finest southern style. A guest house with an outdoor kitchen serves as a mother-in-law suite or a pool cabana.
The Olympic size arena is the finest in Lee county for dressage training, a private 6 stall barn is complete with an additional 4 car garage, tack room and 2 bedroom apartment offering the finest facilities for the horse handler. The wild mare will be tamed in no time with the most elite, personal training in the arena.
For a personal tour or additional information, contact Deborah Smith, Realtor®, at 239-826-3416 or visit www.premiersothebysrealty.com.
Al Miki Ranch
In the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains above the fog-line lays the historic town of Coarsegold, California. The miners of the Gold Rush and Old West may be long gone, but what’s left behind is a treasure of its own— Al Miki Ranch.
Retreat to 909 acres of unruffled wilderness located midway between Fresno and Yosemite National Park just off Highway 41 with an altitude over 2,000 feet. Experience serenity, breathtaking valley vistas, two private lakes, abundant wildlife and towering oak trees across the gentle topography with this gold mine. Enjoy mild winters in the 40s and casual summers in the 70s.
Al Miki Ranch boasts miles of maintained trails throughout, lakes filled with Large Mouth Bass for the patient fisherman, and an abundance of forest and wildlife for both nature enthusiasts and outdoor sportsmen, alike.
Coarsegold and Al Miki are the perfect locations between nature and society, never far away from the big cities of Fresno, San Francisco, Los Angeles and endless entertainment attractions. Yosemite National Park, Resort Casinos, Bass Lake, golf courses and ski resorts with snow-shoeing, snowboarding and skiing are among the never-ending adventures when outside of the Ranch. But why would anyone ever want to leave this piece of gold?
Currently zoned for several hundred units of residential development, Al Miki Ranch is also perfect for a horse farm, family compound, private estate, or to add to a portfolio of investments.
The property presents a charming three-bedroom, two-bathroom home that epitomizes country living. Amenities include a wood-burning fireplace, separate office, and a barn.
“In the quiet morning bliss you often see a herd of deer basking in the shade outside the kitchen window, returning from a sip of the refreshing lake water,” said current owner.
Al Miki Ranch and the treasures that await the potential new owner won’t last long. Check out the listing before someone else pans out the gold.