Just a short drive into the countryside of Venice, Florida lies one of the most palatial and remarkable homes in the region. Villa De Vita, the “House of Life,” is a Tuscan-inspired villa rich in architectural detail and beauty. Upon entering through a private gate, the wonder of this 100+/- acre estate is evident with a Spanish oak tree-lined drive that exposes the serene, pastoral setting of the property’s pristine grounds. Tucked within beautiful well-manicured landscaping is the stunning residence with its porcelain Spanish tile roof and European influences.
The main entry’s double mahogany doors open up to a breathtaking two-story cathedral-esque great room that offers a vaulted and raftered 35 foot ceiling, floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, grand lighting, and soaring arched entryways. Featuring a spacious and open layout, the home contains five bedrooms, seven full baths, and four half baths. Elegance is paramount throughout with extravagant fireplaces, mahogany woodwork, exquisite stone and marble flooring, intricate iron work, commissioned murals, and beautiful wood built-ins. The residence boasts a handsome library, home theatre with adjacent concession bar, personal gym, steam shower, elevator, and a billiards room with bar.
Additional improvements include an eight-car garage, a twelve-bay customized equipment/collector’s garage, and two large tool or hobby rooms. This property is also ideal for equestrian endeavors with an immaculate 22-stall stable that’s fully equipped for thoroughbred training and contains two stable apartments. In addition to a 5/8 mile horse track, the training facility includes an observation room, offices, dressing area, tack room, and staff kitchen.