This Southern plantation stands timeless on 7 acres of prime pasture in North Venice Farms and is graced w/ ancient oaks draped in Spanish moss, palm trees, & three varieties of bamboo. Pleasant country living just minutes to the beaches, schools, two future hospitals, the Myakka River, three reserves, & Venice Island. Although somewhat reminiscent of Tara, this is one home that won't be â€œGone w/ the Wind.â€ Home is built w/ insulated concrete forms, offering a much stronger, hurricane resistant structure. W/ an R-value of 38 the monthly electric bill averages $178 p/m for 4000 sqft. Oversized lanai & pool area w/ outdoor shower is a wonderful space to entertain. Maple cupboards w/ dove-tailed cubbies, granite counters, & custom crafted island w/ carved corbels command appreciation of the skilled craftsmanship of yesteryear. Spacious 2nd floor master bedroom provides serene views of the pond & acreage below. An updated master bath w/ clawfoot tub, cherry vanities, his & her closets, & walk-in shower. The upper level open bonus room, lg enough for an in-law suite, a billiards room, a gym, a home theater, or a place for band practice. Well-organized 2 car garage has room for a golf cart w/ floor-to-ceiling cabinets, granite work surfaces, polished concrete floor, & utility sink. Exquisite appointments of artistry throughout - stained glass transoms, ceiling height book shelves, library ladder, fireplace, cobblestone pavers & yellow pine floors. This home is truly one of a kind & built to last centuries.