My friend Joel is selling his beautiful home in a nice Gainesville neighborhood. It has lots of space, lovely interiors, a sun room, a pool – and lots of fruit trees, berries and more.
Growing on the lot there are:
Bananas (Blue Java/Ice Cream, Cavendish, and another small hand variety not sure what it is but it makes good fruit)
Kumquat (Both Meiwa and Nagami)
Peaches (Tropic Snow and Florida Prince)
Figs (Celeste, Brown Turkey, White Marseilles)
Blueberries (About 8 plants high bush varieties)
Blackberries (About 20 trellised plants, Thornless Prime Ark Freedom)
Apples (Anna and Dorsett)
Plums (Scarlett Beauty, UF Gulf Gold & Gulf Ruby)
Pears (Baldwin & Spalding)
And here are some photos so you can see this beautiful place:
Note that it EVEN HAS A TREE FORT!
You can see the Zillow listing here.
The house is immaculate and really comfortable. We used to eat lunch with Joel and his family after church now and again, and had a great time there. He’d like to see the place sell to someone who loves gardening, as would I. Note the bananas and pineapples around the pool, the little citrus tree in the meditation garden and other touches. There’s a lot of food growing here and there and it fits in wonderfully with the upscale yard and house.
And check out this awesome living room:
Since I’m sure you want to see more of the interior, here are some more shots:
And here are even more shots of the interior and exterior: The gardens grow very well because Joel has been composting heavily and building up the organic matter with deep mulching for years. If you’re a Florida gardener, you know how important that is.
I also really dig the living room. Did I mention that already?
I wish I had that sense of design!
It’s a great house with a productive garden and orchard that will just get bigger and better as it grows. I hope one of you guys ends up with it. The whole listing is here. I don’t think it will last.
Man, someone from up north could sell their house for 2-3 times that, and move into Fl. living at it’s finest! Then still have money in the bank!
The price differences are amazing. My old 4/2 house on an acre, with a food forest and a barn, sold for less than $150k.
But it’s better not to have the Yankees moving down.
As a third generation Floridian, I’d have to agree with you David, they are just gonna keep coming anyhow.
I always post that our area has too much snow so that CA transplants won’t come. Stupid magazines are saying we’re one of the most livable cities in the nation. Buyer beware of snow/inversion layer (no sun) in the winter and hot dry summers.