This exclusive and ultra-private Mid-Century Modern lakefront estate home is situated on 6.47 secluded acres and enjoys 1,625 feet of water frontage. The Lake Wilson property is located within a larger tract of 700+ separate pastoral acres, providing unparalleled serenity on any lake in the southeast. The 7 bedroom, 11 bathroom home is primarily hand-cut limestone, mahogany, and glass and is perched on an elevated point surrounded on both sides by an expansive slough. Almost every room enjoys breathtaking water and treed views. It is the crown jewel of Lake Wilson and maximizes the beauty of the surrounding nature.
The level of privacy is equally balanced by the prime location. It is conveniently located in the epicenter of Florence: less than 5 miles from Downtown Florence, 2 miles from a large shopping area, 5 miles from Florence High School, and 4 miles from the state-of-the-art North Alabama Medical Center. The bustling music scene of Muscle Shoals is nearby, as well as a large 300 acre development that will feature a marina, amphitheater, resort hotel, dining, and shopping.
Approximately 3,600 feet of private road welcomes you to the hand-cut limestone and Elder Cypress bordered driveway. There are three limestone and mahogany carports with cedar-shake roofs, a glass enclosed greenhouse, and a swimming pool at the entrance of the home. In addition to the capacity for 10 covered car spaces, one of the carports features a separate guest suite underneath and another offers storage.
A helicopter pad sits near the top of the front hill and is capable of landing a large twin-engine helicopter. There would be ample space to add a private plane runway on the adjacent 15.73-acre property, which is also for sale. This second parcel would add 1,700 additional feet of water frontage for a massive total of 3,325 feet. The size and configuration of the property, on its own or in addition to the almost 16-acre parcel, would make it ideal for either a private family or to be developed into an exclusive luxury waterfront community.
Each side of the house is surrounded by several sets of carved limestone steps leading to the lake and throughout the property. To the left side of the house facing the lake sits a modern copper firepit and limestone outdoor kitchen/BBQ area with a stunning view of the lake. The back of the home features a substantial tiered stone patio; an ideal place to appreciate the serenity and unparalleled view of Lake Wilson. Lower floors enjoy additional stone patios and are interconnected by stone steps.
A large walkway and stone seawall line the perimeter of the spectacular elevated point, connecting the docks to the limestone staircases, and extending deep into the slough. Each side of the elevated point has a custom-built 40ft+ aluminum dock and separate boat lifts deeper in the slough (2 docks, 2 boat lifts). The water is 40ft+ deep immediately under the outer parts of the dock.
You are invited into the home by the impressive limestone steps and wood banister and are immediately greeted by the custom-built Forms + Surfaces bonded metal front doors – a stunning design element. The stone, wood, and glass theme continues throughout the house as you walk from the front doors to the conservatory and indoor Koi pond, all with clear views of the water. To the left you have the living room with floor-to-ceiling windows that highlights the view. A three-sided limestone fireplace and dining room with an adjacent bar and seating area is connected to the main kitchen, making this an incredible entertaining space.
The office and master suite are located off the main living areas and enjoy panoramic views of the lake and deep private slough with similar floor-to-ceiling windows – the ultimate restorative retreat. The master suite offers a large dressing room and many closets, as well as very large individual his-and-her bathrooms with endless opportunity to redesign the space.
In the front foyer, there is hidden elevator which accesses each of the three floors. On the main level, the elevator is secretly designed into the rounded leather and wood statue. As you descend down a small set of stairs and pass through the playroom/den with built-ins, there are 4 separate bedrooms and bathrooms. Each suite is very large and has oversized windows to maximize the view of the lake and the grounds. Also on this hallway is a morning kitchen/wet bar with a spiral staircase that accesses large amounts of storage above.
A floating mahogany staircase leads you to the second floor below and opens to a large bonus and game room. This room is highlighted by travertine floors and a large figure-eight dance floor. This green dance floor has a lift mechanism that pulls the floor above the ground to the ceiling, unveiling a completely unique and cleverly designed indoor pool. The second floor also has its own full kitchen with butler’s pantry and Viking refrigerator, entertainment area, and hidden powder bath and storage. Open up one of the floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors/transom windows and step out onto a beautiful stone patio with even more amazing views of the water.
Descending further into the 10,943 square foot home into the third floor, you find a large industrial size laundry room and storage space/commercial freezer, a beauty parlor, and the 6th main house bedroom suite with beautiful views and a smooth river-stone floored shower, tub, and dual sink vanity. The main home has 6 bedrooms and the separate carport suite has one bedroom, for a grand total of 7 bedrooms.