Written by Posted On Thursday, 24 June 2021 08:03

GAINESVILLE, FLA. (June 10, 2021) — Big Oak Ranch, a 60-acre estate with a rich Native American history, has entered the market for $3.875 million. Located at 2918 Northwest 142nd Avenue, the equestrian-friendly property is a nature sanctuary that boasts abundant wildlife, a lake, two large barns, a luxury main residence and a storybook guest cottage. Marketed exclusively by Tasha Osbourne of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s Southeast Orlando office, additional details can be viewed here.

The beautiful, modern property has an incredible ancient history. The nearby University of Florida has verified that a 12,000-year-old relic found on the grounds is from the Paleo-Americans known to have lived in the area. Several other artifacts have been identified on the property as well, adding to its historical significance.

Complementing the estate’s heritage is a luxury dream home that offers the best of everything. The 7,813-square-foot main residence is a Tommy Waters custom home, encompassing four bedrooms, five full baths and two half-baths. Styled with handcrafted furnishings from Europe and South America, the home is framed by soaring ceilings and large windows. Exquisite appointments include a living room with a floor-to-ceiling fireplace; a chef’s kitchen with custom cabinets, top-of-the-line appliances and a butler’s pantry; and a private master retreat with dual walk-in closets, custom beamed ceilings, fireplace and wet bar. 

Additional outstanding features of the main home include a two-level custom Tuscan wine cellar that was designed by the owners, who retired from the international wine business. The climate-controlled 15,000-bottle capacity room was built in remarkable detail to evoke the feeling of stepping into an authentic Italian wine cellar. A home theater offers soundproof cork flooring, a 120-inch screen projector and an 85-inch TV. Out back is an opulent oasis with an outdoor kitchen as well as a large pool and Jacuzzi with a swim-in grotto and waterfalls.

A separate, three-bedroom cottage with fireplace has been remodeled in a storybook setting perfect for guests. The estate also includes a detached Morton metal building with a six-car garage and workshop as well as a basketball court. This private escape is close to all the conveniences of downtown Gainesville.


“This historical treasure is the ultimate legacy property — complete with centuries-old trees, equestrian acreage and a luxurious primary residence that has been crafted with the finest materials and finishes. Whether you desire an active lifestyle or just communing with the wonders of nature, this one-of-a-kind estate offers everything you need to enjoy the best things in life.”

  • Tasha Osbourne, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

About Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

Headquartered in Naples, Florida, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty has over 1,400 sales professionals in 40 locations throughout Florida and North Carolina. Premier Sotheby's International Realty also benefits from an association with the storied Sotheby's auction house, established in 1744. The brokerage is a division of The Lutgert Companies, a prominent member of Southwest Florida’s business community since 1964. For more information, visit premiersothebysrealty.com.

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