1185 Private Road, DeLand, FL | Nils Schweizer Architecture Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Style Nature Retreat and Horse Farm

1185 Private Road
DeLand, FL
Property ID: SCK1185DED

3 bedrooms + Office, 2 baths
2,236 sq.ft. Living Area
3,507 sq.ft. Total Area
Year Built 1964
10 Acres aprox.



1185 Private Road, Deland | Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Style Nature Retreat and Horse Farm

Nils Schweizer Architecture Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Style Nature Retreat and Horse Farm

Perched on one of Florida's rare natural hills and surrounded by spectacular gardens, trails, pastures and ponds, this Nils Schweizer Architecture Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie Style home is the ultimate country retreat. Ornate Electronic Security gates and a winding private driveway surrounded by trees greet the visitors to this nature paradise. The One of a kind home is an architectural masterpiece with floor to ceiling glass windows and extensive decking that blends with the landscape.

In true FLW fashion, the building and its landscape are connected in harmony. The architect's design process was derided from natural laws rather than philosophical idealism or classical rules. Earth-toned colors are fused both on the interior and exterior, mimicking shades found in nature. The design features a tall centrally-placed gas fireplace with a stone hearth that "grounds" the house and becomes its focus.

Characterized by the Openness of both interior and exterior spaces and the distinctive geometry typical of Frank Lloyd Wright's designs, the home is actually two large hexagon buildings connected by a concrete-slab structure and cantilevered decks. The main building includes a library, living and dining areas and Kitchen surrounded by floor to ceiling glass windows that bring the natural landscape to the home. Outside, the home is flanked by multiple covered decks. The scale is human, warm and open.

Echoing the welcoming spirit of America's rural lands, The building interiors are cozy and informal, yet modern and upscale thanks to improvements by the owners which include renovated kitchen and baths. Extensive use of natural stone and granite as well as redwood and western cedar.

The other hexagon building fully contains the Master Suite, also surrounded by floor to ceiling panoramic glass windows. A private porch to the side is perfect for a hot tub or just as a quiet place to read and sip coffee while enjoying the sounds of nature. Large bath complete with his and hers vanities and glass-enclosed shower.  Large walk-in closet with built-in cabinetry and dual entrances.

The connecting structure includes two bedrooms with a distinctive design allowing to be open and airy, both with panoramic views of the grounds. Amid the two bedrooms is a second bath. An additional room can serve as the 4th bedroom, office, or hobby room. Furnishings and farm equipment also available.

In just one sentence, The design adapts perfectly to function.

The grounds...
Expansive ten acres with a variety of manicured landscaping and fenced pastures. Spectacular gardens with a natural stream, fish ponds, a wooden bridge, hilly trails with multiple rest areas to contemplate the views. The large, fully stocked Coy pond won a state award. Large variety of foliage, flowers and wildlife throughout. The rear of the property is flat and cross fenced and includes paddocks for the horses. Complemented by a picturesque barn, stables and even a large hen house. All this only a few minutes from Main Street Deland and its many restaurants, shops and cultural activities.

This one-of-a-kind property is discreetly available for private showings. It presents a substantial opportunity to a savvy buyer looking for a unique country retreat or gentleman's farm at fraction of its replacement cost.

Printable Brochure: 1185 Private Road (Available Soon)

About Spruce Creek Fly-In
DeLand, FL

Nicknamed "The Athens of Florida", Deland is one of Florida's small town treasures. A College town, with Stetson University's campus classified as a National Historic District, It is also the County seat. It is a town with a rich history and a close community, bound together by its unique heritage.

Downtown Deland has maintained its old-town charm and is a veritable cultural center with six museums. It streets are lined with notable gift shops and restaurants, and is bustling with special events with a focus on culture, the arts, hospitality and lifestyle thoughout Florida's typical sun-filled year . It is no surprising that Deland is a recipient of  the "Great American MainStreet" Award and has been voted as the best MainStreet in Florida five times.

Stetson University's presence enhances the community's rich cultural offerings with theater, recitals, museums and a vibrant speakers program. Tree-shaded streets adorned with handsome homes surround the campus of what is Florida's oldest private college.

Located 10 minutes from some of the most beautiful natural springs in the world:  Blue Spring and DeLeon Springs which are the winter home of Florida's endangered Manatees.  The 72 degree year round temperature makes it the perfect spot to swim and play and watch these incredible creatures.

DeLand is also the Sky Diving Capital of the world.  People from all over the globe come to DeLand to take advantage of these "world class" skydiving facilities.

The beautiful oak trees that line up the streets are not there by accident.  These trees were planted by residents of DeLand as a result of a unique tax break.  In 1886, residents of DeLand were allowed to take 50 cents off their taxes for each oak tree they planted. The residents planted so many trees that the city eventually had to repeal the tax break to boost its revenues...

More information:
DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts
City of Deland
MainStreet Deland

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