This extraordinary 29,000-square-foot estate tucked into Tampa Bays most esteemed guard-gated community of Avila provides the exclusivity, privacy and quality of life simply unattainable elsewhere. Modeled after a 17th century British royal palace, the manor encompasses premium materials and craftsmanship throughout. This distinguished residence was completed in 2004 following nearly seven years of custom design, development and construction.Upon entrance to the estate, one is immediately captivated by five spacious acres of impeccably landscaped grounds, enhancing the mansions architectural splendor with a wondrous balance of open greens, sculpted hedging and perfectly positioned topiary. Its expansive yet secluded swimming pool with a luxurious spa and pool house stretch the propertys elaborate hardscape while offering an inspiring view of the homes classic Jacobean limestone (marble) exterior. Countless open and covered terraces cover 15,500 square feet of the estate.Inside, the striking foyer complete with pillars and a grand double marble staircase provides a one-of-a-kind first impression for any guest. The mansion offers 10 lavish bedrooms, 10 full and three half baths along with a formal ballroom, stunning wood paneled library, 14 fireplaces, an elevator and a wine cellar. Exquisite details include hand-crafted molding and millwork, vaulted ceilings and carved mantels along with Brazilian walnut flooring, custom-designed marble and stone floors throughout. A private basketball court is on the premises and roomy staff quarters are attached to the main residence. The nearby exclusive Avila Golf and Country Club is widely regarded for its state-of-the-art golf practice facilities and tennis pavilion, 18-hole championship golf course, year-round social events and grand celebrations. Superb fine dining and cuisine is prepared by Executive Chef Neil Connolly in the Mediterranean-style Clubhouse.