Equestrian estate features special spot for tortoises

A five-acre estate in West Boca, with a total of seven bedrooms and seven baths, hit the market on Sept. 17, priced at $4 million.

Like many other luxury properties in South Florida, it features a gourmet kitchen, exercise room, pool and lush landscaping. But in addition to facilities that would make any horse owner envious, the property has a feature not likely to be found at any other property in the area: its own tortoise farm.

“They are his pets,” said Katia Reisler, a director of luxury sales with Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Boca Raton, who shares the listing with Rebecca Spooner of Siemens Group Realty. “The owner has had them since he was a child.”

Located at 8540 Surrey Lane, the home is one of 41 custom homes in Horseshoe Acres, an enclave of homes set on large lots that’s tucked away off Clint Moore Road west

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