As you approach 28820 Shirley Shores it becomes apparent that you’re about to enter a property that is unlike any other in central Florida. Setting off down the private tree-lined access road it is impossible not to admire the beauty of the surrounding land.
Once a bustling equestrian center, Givens Farms and Racing Stables bred and trained thoroughbreds. Ron Givens bought the 152-acre facility in February 1993 and built it up into a thriving equestrian center, which was relatively easy considering it is perfectly situated to commute to all the major horse shows in Florida – Wellington, Ocala, Gainesville and Tampa.
A total of 52 stalls are located on the property, housed in three barns spread spaciously over the land. Featuring all of the components a serious equestrian would need, the first barn has broodmare/warmblood sized stalls, plus a tack and observation room and the second barn has spacious living quarters in shed row style with hayloft. Arguably with the most scenic views is the third barn, which is surrounded by oak trees and overlooks several pastures. It also includes a medical paddock which is an indispensable feature of any equestrian estate.
Featuring an incredible 7/8-mile racetrack and hot-walker, it is easy to see why this property would be an equine dream to even the most discerning buyer. Endless potential for establishing a thriving equestrian event is apparent, with ample parking and room for extra tent stalls, from polo to grand prix, the options are endless!
With such beautiful surroundings you would be forgiven for forgetting that there is also a gorgeous 4,742 Sq. Ft. principal residence on the property – don’t worry, we’re getting there!
Mediterranean in style, with 3 spacious bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, the elegance of 28820 Shirley Shores is epitomized by the hand carved mahogany door that welcomes you into this spectacular home.
The formal sitting room features a splendidly ornate custom made wrought iron bannister, and overlooks the magnificent chandelier – which is accentuated by the masses of natural light bathing the living space.
Custom cabinetry and high-end appliances create a beautiful work-space in the kitchen, specially designed for both the passionate foodie and gourmet chef. Gorgeously bright with granite counter tops and a feature tiled stove, the kitchen is truly the heart of this home.
If entertaining guests is a favorite pastime of your family, the view from the dining room makes the most pleasing back drop for your event. With custom tray ceilings and double hanging lighting fixtures the host can easily set an elegant scene to impress their guests.
When the party winds down and its time to move the fun on, there is a wonderfully appointed games room ready to accommodate your guests. Featuring beamed ceilings and a focal point fire-place, there is ample amounts of character in this impressive entertaining space.
There is no need to worry about making up the guest suite at the end of the evening either, as this beautiful two bedroom guest house is fully renovated and ready to accommodate. Featuring a bright open plan living area and beautiful deck area, it would make amazing vacation home or in-law suite.
With endless high-end features and breath-taking views, 28820 Shirley Shores is a must see for the luxury buyer! Contact us today for a private showing of this spectacular property, including the ornately tiled custom swimming pool and tennis courts.