You'll be immersed in nature from numerous vantage points inside and outside this creekside home in the gated Prestancia country club community, located in the heart of Palmer Ranch. Exterior living space includes a screened lanai, an expansive deck, and a patio overlooking a private pond where you can see otters, night herons, and other wildlife, and listen to elusive owls in the trees. Coffee bushes line the creek along the rear of the home; you can reach out and pick the beans from the deck. As you enter through the front door, your eyes will be drawn to the 20' living room ceiling, and to the wall of windows and the view beyond. This grand living space, with its dramatic curved staircase, is ideal for a casual gathering or a more formal affair. Just steps away are the formal dining room and kitchen, perfectly located between the public and more private spaces. The well-designed kitchen features high quality cabinetry, a 5-burner gas cooktop, and a combination oven/convection oven. Adjacent to the kitchen are a "caf" with French doors that open to the lanai, and the casual family room, with a wall of windows overlooking the creek and preserve. At the opposite end of the main level are the den/office (with closet), and the spacious master suite. Return to the living room, climb the beautiful stairway, and you will find the guest suite and 28'x20' loft, with a balcony at treetop level. This beautiful home is unlike any other on Palmer Ranch. Schedule a showing today! ***Club membership is not required.