Friday, May 20, 2011

Survivalists Eyed as Key Market for Central Florida Horse Farm

ORLANDO, FL --- Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty is reaching out to an unusual market to sell a 32-acre equestrian estate on Tuscanooga Road in Groveland, Fla.: survivalists.

Roger Soderstrom, founder and owner of Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty, said the property could make the perfect refuge for a family or group that wants to live “off the grid.”

The property, owned by blues performer Rozzy Osborne (top right photo), features a security entrance with camera, a private gun range, a whole house generator, 500 gallon propane tank, two separate wells, a half-acre garden, stables, a tree house, a fish pond with a private dock and a covered picnic area with electricity that would easily seat 40 people.

Soderstrom said the remote property could support a self-sustained lifestyle.

“There is a large market of survivalists in the U.S. who, for religious, political or philosophical reasons, desire a more private lifestyle removed from the hustle and bustle most of us consider routine,” Soderstrom said.

Linnette Sanzalone (middle left photo), the Stirling Sotheby’s International Luxury Homes Specialist representing the property, conducted a research study of the survivalist market in the U.S.---or “preppers,” as many of them prefer to be called---and says the property qualifies as the perfect rural compound.

“The Osborne equestrian estate is self-contained, secure and offers almost total privacy,” Sanzalone said. A five-acre wetland area at the back of the property could generate income from peat sales. More than 18 acres currently used as horse pasture could be converted into farmland.

The four-bedroom, four-bath luxury home at the center of the property offers 3,847 square feet of living space with tray ceilings, crown molding, oversized rooms, solid custom wood floors, built-in shelving units, two pantries, double built-in ovens, commercial grade ice machine and top-grade appliances.
Two additional oversized storage rooms could be converted into guest rooms or an exercise room, Sanzalone said.

A well-built 2,100 square foot barn near the main house could easily be converted to a guest house, workshop or man cave, Sanzalone said.

The blues singer’s property is currently listed at the highly discounted price of $599,000.

For more information, contact
Linnette Sanzalone, International Luxury Home Specialist, Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty 407-581-7890 or 352-638-5235 or Text 973-978-5497
Roger Soderstrom, Owner/Founder Stirling Commercial Group, 407-581-7890;
Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142 or 407-461-3780;

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