VENICE, FL--(Marketwire - Dec 5, 2012) - Sitting on 100 acres in Venice, Fla., Dr. Richard DeVita has built a European-inspired estate for his family, which he will sell at auction on January 31. The five-bedroom home is part of DeVita Ranch, also known as Villa DeVita, or "House of Life," J. P. King Auction Company will conduct the auction event.
Secured by a private, gated entryway and a Spanish Oak-lined drive, DeVita Ranch encompasses what Dr. DeVita's family enjoyed as his three children grew up. From the outdoor kitchen and covered dining area -- which overlooks the hot tub fountain that flows into the heated and lighted swimming pool -- to the tennis courts and the playground, Villa DeVita is a place the DeVita family has cherished.
"My late wife and I designed it," Dr. DeVita said. "It's a family home more than anything else. For our family, we never sent our kids to summer camp because we had everything they needed here. It's in a great location, near the airport and Venice beach, and it's close to downtown."
Inside the home, the DeVitas overlooked nothing, as they installed stone and marble flooring, Mahogany woodwork, a home theater with concession bar, a gym, a steam shower and a billiards room with a bar.
The great room is the center focus of the home with 35-foot Cathedral ceilings and a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. The open layout gives way to a gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances, walk-in refrigerator and a brick pizza oven. The master suite includes his and hers bathrooms, a private balcony, Jacuzzi tub, multiple jet shower and a dressing area that leads to a widow's peak.
With additional improvements that feature an eight-car garage and a 12-bay equipment garage, the home also features equestrian facilities that include a fully equipped, 22-stall stable with two stable apartments, a 5/8 mile horse track and a training facility that includes an observation room, offices, dressing area and staff kitchen.
"This is a stunning property that has been a great family home for the DeVitas," said Craig King, president and CEO of J. P. King Auction Company. "This auction presents an opportunity to buy a dream home at a great price."
The auction will take place on Thursday, January 31 at the home, which is located at 600 N Jackson Road in Venice. For additional information, individuals may contact J. P. King at 800.558.5464 or visit the company's website at www.jpking.com.
About J. P. King: J. P. King Auction Company specializes in high-value properties and portfolios such as luxury homes, developments, condominiums and land and ranches. The company has marketed properties in all 50 states and six countries with recent sales in Colorado, Wyoming, Georgia, Florida and Washington.