UNDER CONTRACT BUT TAKING BACKUP OFFERS This exquisite home located in Highlands by the Lake (one of SE Lakeland’s most coveted communities) has it ALL. In nearly 3900 SF of living space you’ll fall in love with the oversized rooms and exceptional attention to detail. From the moment you drive the manicured landscaping tells you that something incredibly special awaits. From the moment you enter through the double entry doors and step onto the gleaming hardwood flooring with a view straight through to the pool and lanai you will instantly feel the urge to kickback and relax. Flooded with natural light the formal living and dining rooms lead to the large well-appointed island kitchen with gas cooktop, built-in oven and microwave, built-in refrigerator with cabinet door panels and stunning ventilation hood treatment accented by stacked stone. The adjacent oversized family room provides space for the larger seating groups so popular today and a great view of the pool and outdoor living area. This split bedroom floorplan features larger than average bedrooms (4th bedroom is utilized as an office but does have a full closet). The elegant master suite accommodates the larger scale furnishings with ease and the spa inspired master bath has chocolate marble countertops and accents, dual vanities, a deep soaking tub and fully tiled walk-in shower. Secondary bedrooms each have a bathroom adjacent and large closets. Upstairs the bonus room has a full bank of cabinets and wetbar sink making it the perfect media, exercise or game room. Outdoors the covered lanai and screen enclosed saltwater pool and spa and large fenced yard with plenty of grass space. Many upgrades in recent years include new pool/spa heater, new SONOS music system with exterior speakers to lanai/pool area, two new HVAC units with AprilAire air purification systems, new central vac system, new security system, new interior and exterior paint and extensive landscaping upgrades. Highlands by the Lake is one of the few communities in Lakeland that have recreational facilities available to all property owners that don’t require a separate membership. So, what are you waiting for??? Make an appointment to see this beauty for yourself.