Secluded home serves as a private oasis

Written by: Lyla Haggard

A long winding driveway gracefully leads to the traditional white two-story estate of Elliott and Virginia Dorsch and their two children, 6-year-old Aiden and 2-year-old Emma.  Centrally placed in the heart of 6.3 acres of pristine Florida landscape, this 5,000-square-foot five-bedroom home was the first built by Bayfair Homes in the 685 acre Stonelake Ranch Private Reserve in Thonotosassa. The Dorsch family has lived here for three years and, since the closest neighbors are out of sight and out of earshot, Virginia says the family “considers this our ‘private oasis.’” 

Resources: Builder: Bayfair Homes; Interior design: Melanie Rose, Paris Flea; Virginia Dorsch; Wall treatments: Williams Wallpapering; Window treatments: The Drapery Company; Shutters Modern Window Fashions; Sinks: Delta; American Standard; Kohler; Faucets: Delta; Appliances: Asko dishwasher; Sub-Zero refrigerator; Wolf oven, range and microwave; Landscaping: Livingston Landscaping; Landscape lighting: Elite Designs

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