Single Family Home
for sale in
Long Lake Estates

OPEN HOUSE : SAT MAY 19th , 11AM - 3PM

8235 Twin Lake Drive

Modern, Transitional, Light-Filled

Impeccable, light-filled home with a smart, casual atmosphere. Architecturally unique california ranch style design. Five bedroom home, 3.5 baths, open floor plan. Single floor layout, split-bedroom. Floor to ceiling wood-burning stone fireplace.  Kitchen opens to family room and breakfast area and is equiped with Sub-Zero fridge, Thermador 6 burner gas stove.  One acre+ gorgeous fenced and hedged property with lake views and privacy. Deep-water pool, terraced Jerusalum limestone patio, outdoor summer kitchen area and gas grill. Views to the expansive back yard from nearly every room provide a tranquil backdrop: beautifully landscaped with stately royal palms and colorful bougainvilleas. Home was designed to be highly energy efficient with indirect lighting and front southern exposure. Over-sized, three-bay garage with hurricane doors, large circular drive and turnaround area. Full house generator, full house water softener. central vacuum. HURRICANE impact windows and doors through-out the home. 

Location and Community

Prestigious Long Lake Estates; one of Boca's most significant and private settings for those who seek the peace and tranquility of an established community. Multi-million dollar custom homes on one-acre plus lots with privacy. Quiet streets for biking or peaceful walks. Interior lot with lake fed irrigation. Guard-gated with 24 hr roving security in the community. 


Only 120 custom homes are sited on the tree-lined streets of Long Lake Estates covering 243 acres of quiet space in Boca Raton. 

Price $1,150,000 .....recent price reduction taken from $1,195,000

Low HOA ($450 per month). No equity membership is required in Long Lake Estates. Low Taxes. High privacy.  


Best value in the community.  

Move-in condition.


Call or text 561.931.8320       

8235twinlake@gmail.com

Why Long Lake Estates ?

An Exclusive, Private Community

Long Lake Estates is one of a few select communities in Boca Raton with one-acre plus lots and custom-built, multi-million dollar homes. Only 120 homes grace the tree-lined streets, offering you the space and privacy for a leisurely stroll, bike ride with the kids or just walking the dog.

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8235 Twin Lake is a superb value. A fully renovated home with HURRICANE IMPACT protection thru-out [a $100k value added]. An interior lot with lake fed irrigation. Roof was completely redone in 2006 with imported mesh clay tile of the highest quality, meant to last 35 years.  This is a unique 1-acre offering when compared to other Boca Raton properties more commonly seen through out town sited on lot sizes of a quarter acre or less.

This property measures 45,620 sq ft.

(160 ft wide by 280 ft deep)


Don't Want All Those Add-on Costs that Come with Club Membership?

At Long Lake Estates....


There is no up-front equity for a club (which usually ranges from $30,000 to $130,000 + and can often be non-refundable).  And of course there  is no annual club spend charge .


Many community clubs allow you to join as an outside member.   


Choosing Long Lake Estates gives you more flexibility. 

 

Buying a Home in Florida: Things To Know

Why is hurricane impact so important ?

Don't underestimate the value of Hurricane Impact Windows and Hurricane Garage Bay Doors. These are of KEY importance in Florida. This home is equipped with both.  If you see a listing that says "storm protection" ....that is not the same as Hurricane Impact. 


Unlike being on the intracoastal, you will not be forced to evacuate from Long Lake Estates. Not only does hurricane impact protect you against the weather, it insulates against the heat and sun year-round, protects your home's interior from harmful UV rays and increases security, helping to keep your insurance and air-conditioning costs low.  Added bonus: this home comes equipped with a full house generator should you need it.


Some thoughts about shutters: with a hurricane in the forecast it can be difficult to find anyone to help you install your shutters.  Everyone is very busy preparing their own home. And after the hurricane everyone is busy taking care of their own property.  In fact, if there is no electricity after the hurricane you could find yourself with; shutters still up, no electricity, and sitting in a dark house for days till the shutters come down.  


Florida is a fantastic place to be, but let's be truthful, it is much better to weather the storm with the right equipment: Miami-Dade* hurricane impact windows and a generator. This home comes equipped with both along with hurricane strapped garage doors to protect your vehicles.   Miami Dade County hurricane codes are more stringent than Broward County which are more stringent than Palm Beach County- read more here)

New to Florida ? Wondering why homes in other communities are sited on such small lots?

Most homes in Florida are built on very small lots (0.20 to 0.35 acres). Buildings are sited ten to fifteen feet from each other. Typically you have very little outdoor space and very little privacy in these other developments. Long Lake Estates is one of the handful of communities in Boca Raton that prioritizes land, giving you and your family the peace and privacy that is hard to find elsewhere. Each of the 120 custom homes in Long Lake is sited on a one acre + lot.  The property at 8235 Twin Lake measures approx. 160 ft wide x 280 feet deep (45,620 sq ft.)

Considering new construction in a new development? What are some hidden costs ?

Some new communities are building hundreds of new homes.  New construction noise will be part of the new lifestyle as the developer builds out the rest of the development homesites. Those new homes, all very similar, compete directly against one another at resale time. 


Pools in new developments are typically very small and have a standard depth of four feet. Something as simple as choosing a larger and/or deeper pool could add on another $30-$50,000 to your hidden build costs. This property offers a 16 x 34 ft deep water pool surrounded by a gorgeous, french-cut limestone patio to enjoy in the privacy of your one acre lush, manicured oasis. 


Did you know that when the developer of a large community is finished building, they typically stop subsidizing the HOA fees?  Those monthly costs often go up after. Long Lake Estates is an established community with HOA fees that have been $451 per month for the past decade. 

What about resale and future flexibility?

This property offers the most unique aspects of homeownership in Boca Raton; privacy, land and security. New development communities have only a few model homes to choose from, and they continue to build more and more of the same: very cookie-cutter with all the same interior choices throughout the development.


If you are contemplating purchase of a home in a new development, keep in mind that many more homes of the exact same models will be built on the same quarter acre lots. In a few years resale of your newly built home could be competing with similar, newer construction in the same community or one nearby.  


With 8235 Twin Lake you can better protect the value of your investment based on the land value alone. In addition, this home offers a very large deep water pool (a $40,000 add-on in new development construction) along with a completely fenced, soccer-field-size yard - great for kids and pets! .....Land value, unique features, flexibility.

Why doesn't Long Lake have upfront costs and equity membership?

Monthly HOA in Long Lake Estates is $451. There is no upfront equity membership in Long Lake Estates. However, owning a home elsewhere in a club community typically requires an upfront payment for equity membership that can range from $30,000-$135,000 and can often be non-refundable along with an annual spend charge.   Most other country clubs allow you to join as an outside member so you canlive on a private acre and still be a member elsewhere.  Or consider joining a beach club such as the Waldorf Astoria Boca Resort or SeaGate Beach Club in Delray and have a front row chair location on the oceanfront sand as a member.

Great location - Schools - Shopping - Airports

Minutes to the exceptional public schools of Boca Raton as well as several of the best private schools in the area: Pine Crest, St. Andrews, American Heritage.


15 min. to beaches in Delray and Boca Raton  (A1A).  15 min. to Downtown Delray !!


10 min. to Boca Town Center Mall, 5 min. to Delray Marketplace/Atlantic Ave. Minutes to all amenities; restaurants, shopping, movie theatres.


35 min to West Palm Intl (PBI). 40 min to Fort Lauderdale Intl (FLL). One hour to Miami Intl (MIA). Airport flexibility.


MLS LISTING # F10102035


For inquiries email 8235twinlake@gmail.com    


OPEN HOUSE :  SAT MAY 19th, 11AM - 3PM


The information herein is believed to be accurate but not guaranteed and may be subject to errors, omissions and changes without notice. Measurements are approximate.