Making a real estate dream come true

Photo by Kathy Ziegler.

Kim and Steve Davis have been combining their remarkable talents to restore worn-out farm properties into to-die-for masterpieces in the Ocala area for 20 years. Now, this powerhouse couple has an offering that goes far beyond any of the other successes they’ve created. It’s ready to hit the market and make some lucky buyer’s country living dreams come true.

Photo by Bryan Gonzalez.

The 35-acre slice of heaven consists of rolling hills and stately grandfather oaks set amid quiet wildlife while still only a short trot to the recently developed World Equestrian Center Ocala (WEC). The homestead is also adjacent to the Levy Hammock riding park, offering easy access for horse owners to cross-train their mounts or enjoy trail riding.

But the heart of the property is the magnificent home the couple has lovingly restored. The designer-remodeled home has four large bedrooms, two baths and every modern amenity a family could imagine. As longtime horse and farm owners themselves, Kim and Steve know intuitively what their fellow horse owners want and need, and this property delivers. 

Photo by Bryan Gonzalez.

The couple have been breathing new life into tired properties together since 1998. Steve, a licensed architect and interior designer, and Kim, a real estate broker and certified appraiser, were business partners before getting married in 1999.

Kim had fallen in love with Ocala’s rolling hills and farms. She recalls asking Steve on their first date how would feel about moving to Marion County. They were both living in Lee County in southwest Florida at the time. Steve, who graduated from Clemson with an architecture degree, is also an avid Florida Gator fan, and said, sign me up. They moved to Ocala in 2002 and have been improving the local real estate scene for decades.

Kim has worked with a real estate appraisal company and previously spent time in Denver as an asset manager. She owns Kim Davis Realty and has been involved with farm sales and staging since 2002.

Photo by Bryan Gonzalez.

Their current listing is their most ambitious restoration project yet. It has taken more than a year to complete because of supply chain problems and other issues, but the results are worth the wait.

The kitchen is a showstopper. Picture custom cabinetry and a completely stainless-steel appliance package that includes a 48-inch dual-fuel range with a gas cooktop and two electric ovens plus a microwave oven drawer. Quartzite countertops, a pot filler and range hood and a magnificent island lead the way into an open floor plan with a view of the fireplace.

Photo by Bryan Gonzalez.

Engineered hardwood flooring carries you to airy rooms boasting vaulted ceilings with a skylight and tray ceilings in many areas of the home.

The master bedroom includes a gas fireplace, a large walk-in closet with an en-suite bathroom that features a soaker tub, dual vanities, a walk-in shower and private water closet.

The house has many amenities, including being wired with a generator transfer switch, a laundry tub in the laundry room, new doors, windows, upgraded hardware and 6-inch wooden baseboards throughout. There is new landscaping and an updated irrigation system.

To pamper your four-legged family members, there is an eight-stall barn with a feed room and tack room along with a wash rack and the latest in stall saver flooring. The stall doors are aluminum and the barn has all new lighting, a new metal roof and fans in every stall.

Photo by Bryan Gonzalez.

There are three parcels of land including 35.41 acres on which you could build two other homes. There is a lovely waterfront feature right out your front door that is always teeming with wildlife. The entry gate is lighted and is a stunner. There are numerous paddocks with new four-board fencing, and the immediate house/barn area has four-board fencing with a non-climb feature to keep your furry friends safe inside the main area.

All of this wonderment is just 10 minutes from the new WEC Jockey Club off County Road 318, a short drive to Interstate 75 for easy access to horse shows.

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