As you enter the Old Chicago brick, gated driveway of the Caloosa property through the ivy-covered gared walls, you cannot help but observe the impressive and impeccable landscaping the homeowner has taken years to establish and groom. Throughout the 5-acre property, the writer counted over 350 mature pine trees on the property. The lengthy driveway is adorned with clusters of tropical vegetation and floral beds, suitable for this majestic, Tuscan mansion. As you approach the front of the house, the covered trellis’ walkways with mature bougainvillaea weaving overhead, you get a sense that the existing homeowner has had a love affair with nature and spared no expense in caring for his grounds. As you continues up the drive to the pecky cypress wood-covered garages, all 4 with
wrought-iron hardware, barrel tiled roofing and the portia covered walkway to the main house, the new homeowner will have a wonderful sense of pleasure as he or she enters this stately architectural masterpiece. The garden area off the entry to the right has both shaded and sunny areas with a romantic fountain as the centerpiece. The iron entry gates and 4 pecky cypress beams lend credence to the expected grand interior. As you enter through the front door, the grandeur of the house exposes itself with the graceful, 2-tiered, sweeping circular staircase flanked by 7 windows, giving it a light and romantic presence. The foyer splits the home into 4 distinct areas.