This off-the-grid luxury farmhouse just south of Tampa Bay comes with cows, chickens and a stocked fishing lake

A modern, fully-sustainable homestead is now on the market in Florida, and it comes with a functioning 42-acre farm.

Located at 29641 SR-70 E, in Myakka City, the  3,000-square-foot home was designed by Sweet Sparkman Architecture and built in 2019 by Josh Wynne Construction.

The home features three bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as a 40-foot pool, a Brazilian wood-burning stove, a 10kW solar array, a rainwater capture system, and a whole-house generator, among other things.

Besides the main house, the homestead also comes with a separate three-bedroom home, a guest studio, a workshop, farm equipment, a horse barn, a pole barn, three pastures, two deep-water wells, a fenced-in garden, a stocked fishing lake, a cattle pond and a pig pen.

The current owners, Russell and Juraci Ireland recently told the Herald-Tribune that the farm currently houses cattle, pigs, goats, ducks, chickens and guinea hens, but it's all just for fun.

"The farm and ranch could be a business,” said Russell to the publication, “but we’re not interested in that. Our collection of animals is small and we are certainly in the gentleman farmer category. We love having the animals around and enjoying fresh-from-the garden meals."

In total, the farm life is asking $6,995,000, and the listing agent is Peter Laughlin of  Premier Sotheby's Intl Realty.
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This off-the-grid 'gentleman's farm' just south of Tampa Bay comes with cows, chickens and a stocked fishing lake
Photo via Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
This off-the-grid 'gentleman's farm' just south of Tampa Bay comes with cows, chickens and a stocked fishing lake
Photo via Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
This off-the-grid 'gentleman's farm' just south of Tampa Bay comes with cows, chickens and a stocked fishing lake
Photo via Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
This off-the-grid 'gentleman's farm' just south of Tampa Bay comes with cows, chickens and a stocked fishing lake
Photo via Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
This off-the-grid 'gentleman's farm' just south of Tampa Bay comes with cows, chickens and a stocked fishing lake
Photo via Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

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