Located in the gated community of Myakka River Trails, this majestic low-country-style estate sits gracefully along the banks of the Myakka River on 14-acres of lushly landscaped grounds creating the quintessential Florida retreat. Exquisitely finished to the finest detail, this residence features deep covered porches, heart of pine floors, cypress beams, wood paneled walls and ceilings and enormous windows and dormers that allow the natural light to accentuate classic finishes. Upon entering this warm southern estate one is overcome by the attention to detail at every turn from the antique front doors originating from an old school house in Tennessee to the pre-Civil War mantelpiece on the limestone fireplace. The master suite is a private sanctuary and each of the two first floor guest suites has its own access to one of the side porches. The loft area above the family room provides extra living space together or a separate bedroom and bath. The large screened back porch is accessible from the kitchen, family room and master bedroom and boasts multiple seating areas and endless views of the tropical grounds and river waters beyond. Enjoy waterfront in the open dining/entertaining pavilion with vaulted ceiling, rustic beams and wood plank floor. Boat dock with 5,000-pound lift. The Myakka River Trails amenities include a clubhouse, community pool, lighted tennis courts, playground and private horse and nature trails all within close proximity to all that living on Floridaâ€™s Gulf Coast has to offer.