301 SE Tuscawilla Rd, Micanopy, FL
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This lovely architect-renovated waterfront home is nestled under granddaddy oaks on 6.88 acres in historic Micanopy! You feel as though you’ve stepped into your own private nature preserve. Yet, you are only a 7-minute walk from quaint, historic Micanopy, with its shops and cafes` and a gorgeous 15-minute drive across Paines Prairie to Gainesville, Shands, the VA, and UF. This home is now a part of Old Florida Heritage Highway. Central to the cultural heritage of Old Florida Heritage Highway is Florida’s Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ home at Cross Creek. She lived and worked from 1928-1953 and wrote her novel The Yearling.
This property is a nature lover's paradise. 100 years ago, this old Florida setting was once known as "The Fish Camp," famous for bass fishing. In fact, one of the original cabins can still be enjoyed on the property today! Canoe, hike, or bird watch in the Tuscawilla Preserve Conservation area, or just relax and enjoy the abundant wildlife on your property. Your views are pristine. There are no other visible homes so you will only see the gorgeous lake, sky, and abundant wildlife (deer, owls, eagles, herons, foxes, and a pair of resident sandhill cranes). The dock, the screened lanai, and the huge sliding doors and windows installed in the home were all designed to take full advantage of the sweeping view. The home offers abundant privacy, as it is situated on a double lot with a 600-foot circular drive. It also abuts an Alachua County Land Trust preserve.
As you walk down the pavers to the front door, you will see an outdoor seating area and mature landscaping. The home itself was architect-renovated. It features 1936 sqft, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, an office, vaulted ceilings, Master Suite, hardwood and wood laminate flooring, and a newer kitchen and updated windows and doors (2012). The Master Suite is complete with a custom shower, separate tub, walk-in closet, and outdoor shower serviced by an on-demand propane hot water heater. Warm yourselves by the wood-burning stove in the living room on cool evenings, or open up the sliding glass and French doors for cool breezes and gorgeous views. The eat-in kitchen has Shaker-style wood cabinets with lazy susans and pull-outs, a breakfast bar, a stainless steel gas stove & stainless steel French Door freezer/refrigerator. The under-sink on-demand water heater gives instant hot water to the kitchen sink and dishwasher. The third bedroom can convert to a guest suite that can be closed off from the kitchen. It features beautiful wood paneling with an old Florida feel. It has an office, bedroom, bathroom, and laundry room with its own exterior door.
This home has an added bonus: it is wheelchair/handicapped accessible, with no-barrier thresholds, wider doors, and grab bar blocking in the walls.
The back of the home faces Tuscawilla Lake, with views from the master bedroom, living room, kitchen, office, and the screened lanai. The historic cabin is open to use as your heart desires; a game room, playroom, outdoor office, or additional storage. Keep all of your property tools and equipment in the tractor shed while enjoying a separate shed for gardening and potting (garden shed roof replaced June 2021).
Enjoy everything the historic Town of Micanopy has to offer. Antique shopping, locally sourced food, cafes, festivals, biking, historical museum, library, post office, and charter schools for elementary and middle school. A short 15-minute drive to Gainesville, the VA, Shands & the University of Florida. 30 minutes from Ocala and the World Equestrian Center.
**The AC was replaced in 2018, the 2nd bath refinished in 2017, a new roof is contracted to be replaced on Aug 2, 2021.