In the heart of Northeast Florida, only 30 minutes south of Jacksonville near Fleming Island and Ponte Vedra Beach, you’ll find Anabelle Island – private enclave tucked in the woods at the end of a nearly mile-long graded sand and limestone drive, which recently changed hands at an auction. The sale of this luxury ranch retreat was conducted through New York-based Concierge Auctions in partnership with Beverly Brandenburger, Gayle Washnock and Newman Rossie of Manormor Sotheby’s International Realty. Washnock also represented the buyer.
This 364-acre ranch, rich with turkey, deer and other wildlife is the perfect hunting retreat or investment development opportunity with the potential to subdivide and construct over 700 homes. Built in 2002, Anabelle Island ranch has approved roads that will connect to the proposed 773-lot Asbury community.
“Anabelle Island is a versatile property in an area ripe for growth, which appealed to a diverse mix of potential owners,” stated Laura Brady, president of Concierge Auctions. “Concierge Auctions has had tremendous success in the Jacksonville area including the recent sale of a three-acre luxury estate along the St. Johns River, a private residence in the Glen Kernan Golf & Country Club, and a newly constructed home within the exclusive Palencia golf and tennis community. We appreciate our ongoing partnership with Manormor Sotheby’s International Realty and thank their team for their collaborative efforts towards making this auction a success.”
Anabelle Island could be continued for use as a hunting lodge and/or a family home, since the property comes with a furnished 7,798-square-foot main residence with five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, a custom cook’s kitchen, a massive Georgia stone fireplace and a spiral staircase that leads to an upstairs loft area. The living room overlooks a 5.41-acre spring-fed lake, which is stocked with bass, bream, carp and catfish. Also outdoors is a screened-in, lakeside veranda and two natural artesian wells. A stone deck runs to the infinity pool, spa and outdoor kitchen.
In addition to the main house, there is a three-car garage, heated and cooled storage space above the parking, ideal for guest space or an extra amenity like a media room. A separate four-car garage is at the end of the paver motor court. Directly across from the front of the home is an 18-acre pasture used for baling hay. Fully fenced, other amenities include a large functional barn with tractor and other farm equipment included.
Previously listed on sale for $5.3 million the property is sold for $2.53 million.