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Elegant lakefront estate in gated Snapper Creek Lakes

This elegant and sprawling, very private family estate sits on more than one acre of lushly landscaped lakefront grounds and was fully remodeled and expanded by Louis Gaines in 2002 to 2006. In its approximately 11,242 square feet there are seven bedrooms, 10 full baths and two half baths. The offering is priced at $8,495,000.

For the most discerning buyer who wants everything, this property is turnkey and better than new, and provides for great indoor and outdoor entertaining. Fully gated and set far back from the quiet street, this residence features a tasteful fountain rotunda, a huge motor court, a sports court and open field, and a playground area.

Inside, this mansion boasts rich wood floors, an English bar off the formal living room, a formal dining room, a family room, breakfast room and kitchen, all with the finest finishes and tranquil lake views. The first floor also features an executive office, a private guest suite, a wine cellar and staff quarters.

The private master wing on the second story includes a sitting room, a terrace overlooking the lake, his-and-hers bath suites, dressing areas and luxuriously built walk-in closets, and a full gym with a spa steam bath and bath suite. Four spacious bedroom suites enjoy an additional family, billiard and media room, and a terrace overlooking the lake and grounds.

A full summer kitchen and covered terrace, equipped with outdoor media, opens to the infinity-edge pool.

The residence has a two-car garage, impact windows and doors, and a generator.

Snapper Creek Lakes offers 24-hour guard gate security and a private, full-service marina for exclusive use of residents. The Home Owners Association fee is $2,000 per year with a $20,000 upfront fee.

The property is at 10801 Snapper Creek Road in Coral Gables. For more information, call Teresita Shelton at 305-775-8176, Consuelo Stewart at 305-216-7348, Tere Shelton Bernace at 305-607-7212 or Elba Fernández at 305-799-7972.