“The Oaks,” a magnificent sprawling country estate situated on Lake Thonotosassa has sold. Smith & Associates Real Estate was responsible for both sides of the sale.

“With the market being so hot and Tampa’s allure as a top city for relocations, we knew this signature property was going to move. Not only is it one of the largest homes in Hillsborough County, but it sits on one of the most idyllic lakeside settings with meticulous care to every element of the architectural design,” says Bob Glaser Smith & Associates Real Estate.

Four contiguous properties were acquired to form the 36-acre estate with over 36,362 square feet of living space and 1,278 feet of lake frontage. The main home offers 22,120 square feet of living space, a Texas limestone facade, 6 bedrooms, 8 baths, 7 half baths, 7 car garage, and elevator access to all four levels, along with a 2-story guest house which provides an additional 1,568 square feet of luxury accommodations, antique collector garage that can hold up to 20 cars with detached workshop, well-appointed pool house, gatehouse, horse barn with grazing pasture, indoor and outdoor saltwater pools, 2-story boat house, go-kart track, and 1-mile jogging trail. The home has been featured in Architectural Digest and Southern Living Magazine for its quality design.

The French -Normandy country-style gated manor was designed by the award-winning Cooper Johnson Smith Architects and built by Alvarez Homes. The collaboration between the owners and the architects is evident in the hand-picked, out-sourced materials from around the world and contributes to the refined details and sense of warmth that is rarely found in homes built today. 

The home was owned by Erika and Don Wallace, founder of Lazy Days RV, and marketed and listed by Smith & Associates’ leading team, Ed Gunning, Mary Pond, and Dina Sierra Smith. The team represented the buyer and the seller for the home.


The Oaks, 12321 FORT KING HWY, THONOTOSASSA, FL 33592-2602,  photographer credit Uneek Image



To see additional images of The Oaks, visit The Oaks website.


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