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

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Living

lululemon’s Goose Down Vest Will Keep You Warm And Agile In The Cold

A 700-fill-power vest bestowed with patented ThermoChannel construction.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner

This Award-Winning Whiskey Blends American Bourbon With French Cabernet

A collaborative effort between Oak & Eden distillery and Marker Cellars Winery.

Posted By Gray Van Dyke

Partner
Featured Image

CRA’s Stacked 8-Court Tennis Skyscraper Is Perfect For Big City Athletes

This 300' sports complex towers over the landscape.

Posted By

Dec 3, 2020

Featured Image

The 15 Best Kitchen Gifts Under $50

Giftable culinary accessories that are small in price yet large in impact.

Posted By

Dec 2, 2020

Featured Image

This Gorgeous Frank Lloyd Wright Oasis Was Regrettably Never Built

Creating photorealistic renders from original plans for an Arizona Capitol building.

Posted By

Dec 2, 2020

Featured Image

This Isolated Mountain Cabin Is Perfect For Socially-Distanced Living

A thoroughly modern German hilltop abode safely secluded from society.

Posted By

Dec 1, 2020