The Oaks Is A $17M Automotive Estate With Its Own Outdoor Race Track

Feb 10, 2020

Category: Living

Florida’s stereotypical reputation as a sun-soaked tropic has been reinforced by more than a few Hollywood movies, but if you head further inland, you’ll find that the state’s expansive grasslands stretch as far as the eye can see. The transition is most apparent near Lake Thonotosassa, a small, reserved community just outside of Tampa — and the location of one of the automotive world’s most coveted estates.

Protected at its rear by more than 1,278 feet of lakefront, The Oaks Racing Estate is a sought-after destination designed from the dreams of any would-be gearhead. It began as a home for famed automotive enthusiast and collector, Bob Wallace, who spent the majority of his days in a euphoric eutopia devoted to the realm of four-wheeled racing. As such, the French-Normandy manor was built alongside an expansive 20-car garage, eight-turn race track, and a nostalgic diner harkening back to the golden age of Formula-1. Inside, denizens are treated to six bedrooms, a healthy selection of washrooms, a wood-lined lounge area, bowling alley, and sauna, and an additional seven-car garage, for good measure. Spanning almost 36 acres of Florida’s confined grassland, this vintage home boasts an additional horse stable, boathouse, and saltwater pool for even more lavish accommodation. Now, the estate is listed for sale via Smith & Associates for an eye-popping $17,500,000.

Purchase: $17,500,000

More From Living

REI Unveils 4 DWR-Coated Abrasion-Resistant Commuter Bicycle Bags

Bluesign-certified nylon cycling bags built to be 100% city-proof.

Posted By Tim Huber

Featured Image

The ‘Big Barn’ Is A 1950s-Inspired Ranch House Built With Reclaimed Redwood

Respecting the connection between nature and mankind.

Posted By

Mar 30, 2020

Featured Image

TABARQ Envisions A Nature-Infused Austrian Manor Atop An Alpine Peak

A thoroughly-modern residence overlooking a beautiful mountain lake.

Posted By

Mar 20, 2020

Featured Image

This 211′ Superyacht Has A 17K SQ-FT Kite Sail & Dynamic Aluminum Hull

A massive vessel built around a carbon fiber super-chassis.

Posted By

Mar 18, 2020

Featured Image

Himalaya’s Winter Experience Center Is A Backcountry Driver’s Dream

Enlisting a fleet of heavy-duty snowmobiles and Defenders.

Posted By

Mar 17, 2020

Featured Image

Journey To The Bottom Of The Mariana Trench In A Titanium Submarine

Explore seven miles below sea-level in a manned submersible.

Posted By

Mar 12, 2020