Resort Complex With Organic Farm Hits Market For $ 20 Million | Business Observer
Sarasota-Bradenton area real estate agent Jayne Kocher has come a long way with her client Ryan Duncan since she first negotiated a deal allowing her to purchase a $ 200,000 rental property in 2014.
His latest announcement for Duncan: his family’s $ 20 million personalized retreat on 12.5 acres in Palma Sola Bay, northwest Bradenton. The $ 20 million asking price for the property, which includes a primary residence, two independent two-car garages with guest studios and a separate three-bedroom gatehouse, is Manatee County’s most expensive residential listing. . It is also home to Duncan’s certified organic farm based on regenerative agriculture called Jubilee Organics. The farm, included in the list, started out as a backyard aquaponics system. It has since grown into a thriving business, says Duncan in the Jubilee blog post, “where we control every vertical sector, from soil construction, planting, harvesting, processing, recipe development, preparation, l ‘packaging and shipping of our productâ¦’
âThis is truly a one-of-a-kind house that you really have to experience in person to see the value,â says Kocher, of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. Kocher, a 20-year real estate agent who previously served on the Bradenton Downtown Development Authority, was elected to Bradenton City Council in the Ward One seat last year.
Tony’s list of real estate reality shows showcases the property that it boasts of is long – including 655 feet of direct bay frontage. Inside, a “bright solarium-style entrance with high ceilings welcomes guests to this modern farmhouse, featuring six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and two half baths,” according to a statement.
The gourmet kitchen is a focal point inside, with soapstone and marble slabs, state-of-the-art appliances and a separate prep kitchen. A large room is adorned with reclaimed wood from an Ohio Amish barn while the main retreat features a reading room, walk-in closet, spa-style tub, personal laundry room, and private balcony. Ross Built Custom Homes was the builder, according to the release, on a design by Jerry Sparkman of Sweet Sparkman Architecture & Interiors. “And this is not a mausoleum,” Kocher said in an interview with the Business Observer. âThis house is very inhabited.
Some of these features include an infinity pool and spa as well as a boat dock and secluded yoga / meditation area and a chick lodge built by the Seminole Indian tribe. âThe surrounding property is a peaceful paradise infused with orchards, coconut palms, bananas, Italian cedars and ancient oaks,â the statement said, and the biodiverse farm is also home to pigs, chickens and goats. “Designed to use restorative agricultural practices, the fully sustainable estate also uses the latest solar and composting technologies,” the statement added. Another particularity: a forest food trail, with different types of fruits and berries, marks out the paths of the property.
Kocher says she negotiated the deal for the land for the property in 2014, and the Duncan family moved into the house in 2017. Ryan Duncan and his wife Amber Duncan paid $ 2 million for the land, according to Manatee County property records. (Amber Duncan has started and managed several businesses, including Jackie, a national clothing subscription box company.)
Kocher’s next challenge? Correct a buyer. Kocher says the right buyer could be a celebrity or a professional athlete, someone who not only has the financial means but also someone who wants an isolated resort-like resort. She plans to market the property in Sotheby’s global network and also organizes private exhibitions for brokers.
âJubilee offers a unique opportunity to own a private bay resort that is also a sustainable sanctuary,â Kocher said in a statement. âShowcasing the ultimate farm-to-table lifestyle, this property offers an abundance of natural resources that will fuel body, mind and spirit.