Discover Luxury Living: Touring 5757 Gene Sarazen Dr. in Chateau Elan Legends

by Benjamin Harrison

Written in Collaboration with The Cognitive Creative

Located at 5757 Gene Sarazen Drive, this opulent 5-bedroom, 4 full-bath, and 2 half-bath home located in the prestigious Legends of Chateau Elan community lives up to its namesake address. Gene Sarazen, known as “The Squire” during the early days of professional golf, earned his nickname for his sharp dress, professionalism, and dedication to the sport. Sarazen was a close friend and mentor to Chateau Elan founder Don Panoz, inspiring, in part, the creation of a resort community where residents could play a world-class golf course from their back door. Throughout the residence, you’ll be taken with the meticulous attention to detail, exquisite finishes, and unique touches that evoke the integrity and old-world luxury associated with the Sarazen name.

The Approach

The approach to 5757 Gene Sarazen Drive is stunning: As you traverse the driveway flanked with red brick pillars and carriage lighting, you’ll notice vibrant and lush landscaping. From the stunning Japanese maples to the stately hardwoods and colorful rhododendrons, this property bursts with color and foliage throughout the year.

As you near the house, grand columns, a hand-forged wrought iron stair railing leading to an elegant castle door, and a spacious 3-car garage immediately stand out. The custom, hand-forged wrought iron continues as a signature design motif throughout the ample outdoor spaces.

Situated on 1.3 acres overlooking the 10th hole of the Legends course, this home is located on a semi-private section of Gene Sarazen Drive, sharing access with only four neighboring homes.

The Interior

Upon entry into the two-story foyer, you are greeted by a sensational curved staircase that leads the eye up to an impressive expanded double tray ceiling and beautiful dental molding.

Polished marble tile transitions to gleaming new hardwood floors beneath your feet as you proceed through the home’s first-floor common spaces. The formal great room features a commanding marble fireplace that is flanked by illuminated, built-in cabinetry to display your treasures. A coffered ceiling towers two stories above, allowing the room to be bathed in natural light from four floor-to-ceiling windows. Many of the windows and doors on this level are newly installed Andersen products. Expertly joined and beautifully painted crown molding enhances the home’s immaculate interior.

Kitchen, Dining & Keeping Rooms

The newly renovated kitchen is a dream come true, with stunning Brazilian Quartzite countertops in warm neutrals perfectly complementing the cabinetry, paint, and designer pressed-cork wall covering with peeks of silver and gold thread. A thoughtfully designed layout and top-tier appliances make this a home chef’s paradise.  The convection oven ensures quicker, more efficient cooking and the backsplash is both stunning and practical for even the messiest cooks. The double islands provide ample prep space and seating for onlookers and taste testers.

From the porcelain apron sink with a touchless faucet to the high-end drawer-style dishwasher and walk-in pantry with decorative barn doors, the kitchen and adjacent keeping room with fireplace set in Monaco porcelain exude a provincial, yet regal and polished ambiance. The vaulted ceiling and a loft library add grandeur while maintaining a comfortable and cozy atmosphere.

Easy Access to Entertainment & Outdoor Spaces

From the kitchen, you can access your formal dining room through the adjacent butler’s station, or step to the left to enjoy coffee in the breakfast nook. Alternatively, relax on the garden balcony overlooking the pool and Legends golf course. Conveniently located off the kitchen, you’ll find the laundry room and interior garage entrance. The oversized garage offers ample space for parking, including built-in wall cabinets for storage and a workbench.

You can access your backyard and entertainment area from several points in the house. Between the great room and the keeping room, a full-light garden door leads to the home’s main patio. From here, a wrought iron railing leads you down a stunning, curved flagstone staircase down to the terrace and pool level.

The Owner’s Suite

The spacious main level owner’s suite boasts a seating area, large dual closets, and a spectacular bathroom featuring a steam shower, a soaking tub as the centerpiece, ample counter space with dual vanities, and a separate water closet. Enjoy the French entry doors with a transom window, the expanded double tray ceiling in the sleeping area, a cathedral ceiling in the seating area, and strategically placed plantation shutters for privacy. You can also access the main patio through a garden door nestled discreetly in the bay windows of the private seating area.

The Terrace Level

The interior of the terrace level offers everything you and your guests could want, with a full kitchen and spacious living area, a 1,200-bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar, a home gym, a reinforced storm/panic room, a well-lit guest bedroom, unfinished storage rooms, and a large game room with an adjacent full bath, as well as a half-bath for pool guests. The terrace level opens to the pool and an outdoor kitchen area from both the living room and through a covered archway leading to the half-bath. This walkway thoughtfully features non-slip stone flooring, ideal for wet feet.

The Third Floor

The third floor is accessible from the foyer staircase as well as a back staircase off the kitchen. This level offers three additional tastefully finished guest bedrooms, a Jack-and-Jill style bath, and an office space featuring beautiful judges paneling and a full bath. There is also a common area with built-in bookshelves that can serve as a study space, a library, or additional entertainment space. One of the guest bedrooms includes its own small private sitting area and an adjacent craft/art room for creative pursuits. An unfinished attic space can be accessed through a full-sized door on this floor.

The Property

5757 Gene Sarazen Drive boasts an exceptional backyard. Not only does the property back up to the fairway for hole 10 of the Legends Golf Course, it also provides an oasis so accommodating, you’ll never want to leave! An covered outdoor kitchen features top-of-the-line KitchenAid appliances, including an ice maker and a warming drawer. Granite countertops grace the prep and cooking areas, extending to a rounded peninsula for guests. A built-in lazy Susan ensures easy serving. The paneled coffered ceiling features audio/visual wiring for enjoying games or music by the pool as well as remote controlled infrared patio heaters for climate control.

Guests can gather around the  custom outdoor fire pit that is hard plumbed for gas. One side of the saltwater pool features a stone waterfall complete with a natural rock wall and exotic flowering plants, while a hot tub awaits on the other side. Venture around the grounds and discover enchanting nooks for a quiet respite. You’ll notice the extensive custom wrought iron work and meticulous attention to detail at every turn.

This exceptional home offers the perfect blend of luxury, comfort, elegance, and privacy, making it an ideal retreat for those seeking an unparalleled living experience. Impeccably maintained and in immaculate condition, this property provides a unique opportunity to own a piece of the prestigious Chateau Elan Legends community. With its beautiful architectural details, exquisite finishes, and expansive outdoor oasis, this residence is a true masterpiece. Don’t miss this opportunity to make this extraordinary estate your forever home and experience the lifestyle that you deserve. Contact Stephanie today to schedule a private tour.

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