Incomparable Lakefront Family Compound

By Linde Hyder

Surrounded by stately Grandfather oaks, towering magnolia trees and rolling green lawns, lies Casa Di Vetro, a once-in-a-lifetime offering that defies comparison. White Trout Lake provides an enviable backdrop for this 8.38-acre compound punctuated by a sprawling 13,000-square-foot “House of Glass.” Thoughtfully crafted to incorporate Florida’s natural beauty and warm sunlight, the home features an abundance of seamless glass throughout interior spaces creating a setting that is as grand for entertaining as it is for comfortable family living.

No expense has been spared nor any detail overlooked in the making of this masterpiece designed by renowned architect Sol Fleischman. An atrium foyer with soaring 20-foot ceilings, clerestory windows and tropical plantings is a fitting introduction to the six-bedroom plan that has been artfully outfitted with only the finest fittings and fixtures.

A precious metal-infused glass sculpture designed by Colorado artist Kathy Dahl and a built-in buffet with etched copper finish highlight the dining room that easily seats 12. In the family room, a soaring 26-foot wood-inlayed vaulted ceiling and gas fireplace combine for an ambiance of warmth and welcome. Floor-to-ceiling walls of glass open to an extensive entertainment terrace allowing an easy flow for guests. The adjacent chef’s kitchen is equipped with an array of professional appliances as well as a command center, butler’s pantry, breakfast bar and ample storage.

Private accommodations comprise a luxurious guest suite, two spacious bedrooms and a second-level area suitable for an au pair with bedroom, bath, kitchenette and playroom. Owners will take sanctuary in the west wing master suite featuring panoramic lake views, spa-like bath, fitness room, generously sized closets and private office. Ideal for extended family or full-time domestic staff is the one-bedroom apartment with private entrance located over the five-car garage.

The property affords spectacular sunrise and sunset views from its strategic lakefront positioning and features a private white sand beach, boat house with two lifts, boat ramp, swimming pool and grilling station.

Secured behind a gated entry in a prestigious enclave of million-dollar homes, this extraordinary one-owner residence offers the serenity of country living with the proximity of city conveniences just minutes away.

Haynes Hendry
Brian McMillan
(H) 813.731.2812 | (B) 813.505.0400 |