AMAZING CUSTOM HOME in Highlands by the Lake. They thought of absolutely everything with this home. Comfortable greatroom floorplan boasts elegant first floor master suite and office/study (or 5th bedroom as there is a full closet), separate formal dining room, island kitchen features a gas(propane cooktop), wall oven & microwave, island prep sink and more adjacent to the breakfast/dinette eating area. High quality wood cabinetry, porcelain tile or hardwood flooring throughout the first floor. Ascend upstairs taking notice of the custom iron stairway rails and ironwork which repeats itself in the loft rail system and other iron accents all around you. The large loft/game room overlooks the greatroom below, 3 spacious bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. Additionally, there is a second "secret hideaway" that can be used in a variety of ways so let your imagination take over! Separate utility/laundry room sports large utility sink and more cabinets for storage. The oversized 3-car side-loading garage actually encompasses nearly the same space as a 4-car garage so there is plenty of room for all of life's extras. The backyard is DIVINE with its custom Gazebo/Pergola ensconced by brick pavers leading to the screen enclosed lanai (lanai is already plumbed for summer kitchen and gas grill), a number of fruit bearing trees and 12' tall hedge all around for privacy. It's truly an oasis in your own back yard. The community of Highlands by the Lake also features a large clubhouse (which can be reserved for private parties), pool, changing/bathrooms, two tennis courts and overflow parking lot. This is truly one of SE Lakeland's long-time favorite communities due in part to its proximity to the public (County Owned) park and boat ramp to Banana Lake for boating, skiing, jet skiing, fishing pleasure.