Welcome to this custom-built Arthur Rutenberg home in the Lake Forest community, offering an unparalleled lakefront location on one of the largest lots in the area. Spanning an impressive .70 acres with 270 feet of shoreline, this exceptional property rests at the end of a cul-de-sac, providing panoramic lake views from multiple rooms. Surrounded by natural beauty, this distinctive home boasts over $250,000 in upgrades, showcasing an array of notable features.
The formal living and dining rooms set the stage for elegance with their decorative coffered ceilings adorned with double crown molding. A versatile guest suite or second master bedroom, featuring a window seat and a built-in bar fridge, offers flexibility in its use. The kitchen is a chef's dream, boasting upgraded built-in stainless-steel appliances, a walk-in pantry, a spacious center island, 3" granite countertops, a convenient pot filler, and custom wood cabinets with accent lighting. A butler's pantry/bar with custom cabinets and a refrigerator adds a touch of sophistication, making it perfect for entertaining guests.
Step outside into the expansive screened enclosure and covered patio, providing ample space for outdoor gatherings. The summer kitchen is equipped with a Thermador grill, bar fridge, ice maker, and gas fireplace, while still leaving enough room for a full-sized outdoor dining table and chairs. The exterior is adorned with brick pavers in the front, back, and driveway. The property features a saltwater pool with a raised spa, water features, a Pebble Tec finish, and solar heating for both the pool and spa.
Lake Forest, an award-winning community, offers 24-hour guarded/gated entry and resort-style amenities. A clubhouse with a fitness room, a Jr. Olympic-sized swimming pool and spa, a playground, a spring-fed lake, a fishing pier, and tennis courts provide a wealth of recreational options. The community spans 538 acres of natural beauty, privacy, and recreation, featuring stunning pine and oak stands, natural woods, and a picturesque 55-acre spring-fed lake. With designated conservation areas, Lake Forest is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including bald eagles, ospreys, hawks, deer, and native waterfowl.
Resort-style amenities continue with a 10,000 square foot clubhouse boasting a full fitness center, kitchen, and meeting rooms. Additionally, residents can enjoy 6 lighted tennis courts, 2 lighted pickleball courts, basketball courts, a playground, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, a volleyball court on a private sand beach, and more. The community's winding roads are perfect for jogging, biking, rollerblading, or leisurely strolls beneath the canopy of trees. Residents often walk their dogs or push strollers along the 2.4 miles of picturesque lakefront.
Community events and resident social groups create a strong sense of community, with activities held around holidays and various family-centric gatherings. Lake Forest has earned the Grand Aurora Award for "The Best Community in the Southeastern United States," a testament to its exceptional lifestyle and natural beauty.
Welcome to this custom-built Arthur Rutenberg home in the Lake Forest community, offering an unparalleled lakefront location on one of the largest lots in the area. Spanning an impressive .70 acres with 270 feet of shoreline, this exceptional property rests at the end of a cul-de-sac, providing p...