Private island for sale in Florida comes with a historic schoolhouse and 3 cabins

Formerly called Belle Island, a 224-acre property now called Hog Island hits the real estate market in Palatka, Florida for $7.45 million.

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The lush land, which according to the website is “currently the largest private island for sale in the state of Florida,” is a utopia unto itself, complete with three cabins, a helicopter pad, a boat barn, a house known as The Island Keeper’s. Residence and “the oldest existing one-room schoolhouse in the country.”

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Exterior

And judging by the photos, nature plays a pretty important role when it comes to the island.

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“The island itself is 220 acres and there are some wetlands all over the island, so at different times of the year or if there’s a storm, the water can rise. To the seller’s knowledge, the cabins have never been flooded,” listing agent Carl Lilavois told Realtor.com.

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Bedroom

“It’s amazing to see how much land is out there, and how much wildlife is really out there.”

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Cabins are spread across the island, with two, the Turtle Cabin and the Gator Cabin, in the center of the island. Both have three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Swamp Cabin is on the southeastern part of the island and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

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Exterior

The school, which was built in 1899, is currently used as a reception center. The three-bedroom home known as The Island Keeper’s Residence is considered one of the island’s “prized features,” the website says.

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According to Lilavois, the owner decided to change the name of the island to hog for an interesting reason..

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Exterior

“He changed the name to Hog Island because Belle Island is a catchy name, and there might be a boater who wants to stop to tour the island, while Hog Island is not such a catchy name,” Lilavois told Realtor. . “It was something he changed to keep people off his private property.”

pig island

pig island

Lake George, where the island is located, is about 64 miles northwest of Orlando.

pig island

pig island

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