Spacious Pointe West home just steps from golf course

One of the first homes built in Pointe West is ready for what will be its second family.

Larry Larson and his wife are ready to take their RV lifestyle full-time and travel the country and no longer need their 2,441-square-foot home base, which sits across the street from the Pointe West clubhouse.

After spending the last few years traveling more than they were home, they decided now would be a good time to downsize.

“We fell in love with the area,” Larry Larson said of the space where Pointe West ultimately grew up. When they bought in the community, theirs was just the fourth home built.

The house, built in 2001, sits on the ninth fairway of the Pointe West golf course – something the Larsons have taken full advantage of. Golfing is a hobby they plan to maintain while out on the open road.

Southern Classic Homes built the Larsons’ house.

“We’re very happy with it,” Larson said. Along with being the homeowner, he is one of the agents listing the property through Alex MacWilliam Real Estate. Brenda Montgomery is the co-listing agent.

Coming into the house, visitors enter the foyer and immediately feel at home. The “formal” dining room is off to the side and the great room is straight ahead. Arched wall openings lend an airiness to the space and make hosting large gatherings a breeze.

Larson said they’ve had as many as 70 guests at one time without feeling the crush. Making use of ample parking across the street at the clubhouse takes the guesswork out of where to put all the cars.

As with just about any gathering, most guests gravitate to the kitchen, which looks out onto the great room. The sink is set into an elevated peninsula bar, allowing for easy conversations.

“We’re talking and having a great time,” Larson said, recalling past gatherings.

The kitchen features lovely oak cabinetry, Corian counters and natural gas hook-ups for the range.

The great room spills out through French doors onto a screened brick-paved patio, giving guests more options for where to gather.

“Here is spectacular,” Larson said looking out onto the ninth fairway while standing in the patio. A stand of palm trees serves as a natural screen for wayward golf balls and Larson is quick to note they have never lost a window to a golf ball.

The master suite is behind the kitchen, giving it plenty of privacy. The large bedroom has a major walk-in closet featuring built-ins from California Closets. The closet became the Larsons’ hurricane shelter more than a couple times. Being an interior room without windows, it lent itself as a great option for waiting out the worst of the storm.

After going through several storms, the worst damage the house ever suffered was a lost piece of fascia board. The home is equipped with hurricane shutters for extra protection in any future blows.

The en suite has an oversized glass-enclosed shower, a whirlpool soaker tub and Corian counters. Larson explained that granite wasn’t widely available 19 years ago – and even if it had been, he wouldn’t have chosen it. Too much upkeep to properly maintain, he said.

The two guest bedrooms are on the other side of the house, separated by the hall bath. Both bedrooms are large and well-appointed.

Just past the last bedroom is the laundry/mud room leading out to the 2-plus-car garage. The garage has ample space for two vehicles, along with cabinets for storage.

“It’s ready to move into,” Larson said. The interior was recently repainted in neutral tones to allow the next homeowner to have a clean slate. All the appliances are new in the past four years.

The Larsons are ready to move on with their next RV-ing adventure and motivated to sell the house soon.

“I’m ready to sell tomorrow,” Larry Larson said.

To that end, Larson will be hosting open houses on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 1 and 2, from noon to 2 p.m.

Vital Statistics

  • Address:7509 14th Lane
  • Neighborhood: Central Village in Pointe West
  • Construction: Concrete block, stucco
  • Year built: 2001 – single owner
  • Builder: Southern Classic
  • Size: 2,441 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 3 • Bathrooms: 2
  • Additional features: Steps away from Pointe West clubhouse and first tee of golf course; on the 9th fairway; open concept; oak kitchen; large bedrooms; laundry/mud room; crown molding throughout; plantation shutters; appliances new within 4 years; natural gas hook-ups.
  • Listing agency: Alex MacWilliam Real Estate
  • Listing agents: Brenda Montgomery and Larry Larson, 772-231-6509
  • Listing price: $339,000

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