Situated near the 13th Fairway of University Club Plantation’s golf course, the home at 14937 Audubon Lakes Drive has great outdoor spaces that take full advantage of the morning sun over a sparkling lake. But when the afternoon sun is hottest, the outdoor living room and kitchen wind up in cool shade.
Entertaining is clearly easy here, where a wide open triple-split floor plan allows this beautiful UC home to show off its warm heart pine and ceramic tile floors. The 4,484-square-foot home has tall ceilings and a huge kitchen with a football field of counter space.
The heart pine begins right inside the front door and continues up a set of custom stairs to the second level. A formal dining hall is to the left, with a nice iron chandelier and arched window to the manicured front yard. The living room ahead has windows viewing No. 13 and its shimmering water hazard. Golfers stress over water, but it has the opposite effect on homeowners. There’s something very soothing about watching the sunrise over a lake.
From the living room, a long antique beam near the ceiling frames the entry to the kitchen and keeping room. The kitchen has what appears at first to be twin 3cm granite islands. In fact it’s one long island and a counter top that wraps around it. One island or two, there is ample counter space here for any gourmet cook. The kitchen also has a 6-burner KitchenAid gas cook top, double ovens below a microwave, painted cabinetry, a KitchenAid French door refrigerator and a Bosch dishwasher. A big keeping room with a fireplace and French doors to the outdoor living spaces has tall windows that allow lots of natural light inside.
A granite butler’s bar with an icemaker, a wine refrigerator and glass-front cabinetry is convenient to the kitchen and formal dining room. Also along a hall from the kitchen is a half bath, a guest suite with a full bath and a mudroom conveniently located near the exit to the two-car garage and boat port. The laundry room is also here, not far from the mudroom.
The master suite is in the back part of the triple-split, and another bedroom with a full bath is in front. Upstairs, there are two more bedrooms – each with its own bath – and an upstairs living/bonus room with a wet bar and entertainment center. The master is a cozy sanctuary with an office that buffers it from the rest of the living quarters. The bedroom has three windows with lake views, and double doors lead into the ceramic master bath. Here, opposing vanities with big custom mirrors flank a 6-foot whirlpool tub and an oversized walk-in shower with a bench and corner shelves. There are two sets of dresser drawers and a pocket door to the large master closet.
Behind the home, the outdoor kitchen and living room both benefit from a large wood-burning fireplace. The outdoor kitchen has a refrigerator and a sink in granite counters. The whole area has ceramic tile floors, surround sound, a beaded board ceiling with fans, and three New Orleans style posts to hold everything up. There’s also a back porch – another great spot for breakfast, coffee and the morning paper.
About this Home
14937 Audubon Lakes Drive
90 x 185 feet
4,484 square feet
Five full, one partial
Burns & Co. Realtors
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