by Robin Hartill | November 24, 2016

The Roost: Wide-Open Spaces

Become a good steward of some big parcels of Florida land perfect for fishing, hunting, horse riding or just conserving the countryside

 

Photography by Tour Factory

Photography by Tour Factory

ELKTON

The property contains 30 acres of rural, forested land, though it’s just a stone’s throw away from the historic city of St. Augustine. The 3,396-square-foot home has three bedrooms, three baths, a gathering hearth and a screened lanai. The charming house overlooks a 3-acre lake and includes a small fishing dock. The property also comes with access to an additional 70 acres of land adjacent to the main parcel for hunting and recreational purposes.

7440 County Road 305, Elkton
List price: $594,900

Photography by Alise Edison

Photography by Alise Edison

ST. CLOUD

Get in touch with the land on this 160-acre St. Cloud estate, where white-tailed deer, feral hogs and wild turkeys roam. Tend the fields on the farm, which includes a 55-acre orange grove, 8-acre peach grove and 60-acre pasture for grazing cattle and horses. For the agricultural jet-setter, an inactive airstrip can be resuscitated. The stately 4,500-square-foot residence features four bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and pastoral views of the landscape through the 10-foot glass front doors. Amenities include a wet bar, a billiard area and a screen-enclosed swimming pool.

6900 Kempfer Road, St. Cloud
List price: $3.4 million

Photography by Carlos Molejon

Photography by Carlos Molejon

WELLINGTON

For avid equestrians, this show-stopping 16-acre property with an eight-acre Grand Prix jump field, Olympic-size dressage ring, and jump ring with all-weather footing offers access to 65 miles of bridle trails in Wellington’s Palm Beach Point subdivision. The first floor of the 12,339-square-foot residence is a 24-stall stable and two-bedroom, two-bath grooms’ apartment. The upstairs boasts a three-bedroom, two-bath owners’ apartment with high ceilings, marble accents and an open balcony. After a long ride, luxuriate in the private pool and spa.

14630 Palm Beach Point Blvd., Wellington
List price: $8 million

Photography by Shannon Corr

Photography by Shannon Corr

RUSKIN

With two ponds stocked with bass and bluegills, a tree house, and a zip line, this 9.4-acre estate is made for fun outdoor living. The property is fenced and cross fenced. The two-story, 2,390-square-foot home has three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. A mobile home has been refurbished into a cottage on the property, which also features a three-stall horse barn and a dog kennel.

502 18th Ave. S.E., Ruskin
List price: $1.2 million

Photography by Laurie Witt

Photography by Laurie Witt

ARCADIA

This sporting paradise sits on the 353-acre Elk Hammock Ranch: a high-fenced hunting preserve teeming with elk, deer, red stag, turkey and hogs. The property features a three-story, 3,284-square-foot main house with a wrap-around porch, an en suite master bedroom and two guest suites, each with a private bedroom and bath. There’s also a separate 1,300-square-foot guest lodge with a kitchen, bar, two bedrooms and one bath—as well as a barn.

2251 S.E. Durrance Road, Arcadia
List price: $3.9 million