Top 10 Most Expensive Homes Sold in Central Florida in 2017
For those of us lucky enough to receive a large inheritance from a long-lost relative, or to win the lottery, or to FINALLY have that foreign prince deliver on his email promises, there were many ultra-luxury homes to choose from in Central Florida last year. Here is an exclusive look inside the 10 most extravagant (and expensive) homes sold in 2017!
10. 8566 LAKE NONA SHORE DR, ORLANDO, FL 32827
- Sold for $4,195,000
- 7,662 sq ft, 6 bedrooms, 7 full baths, 1 half bath
This magnificent estate at the Lake Nona Golf and Country Club provides the rare opportunity to live on the shores of Lake Nona. Built by DeVoe Custom Homes, this six bedroom and seven and one half bathroom home offers breathtaking views and luxurious details within the modern-transitional design. Rich stone floors stretch throughout the first floor and combine with large windows and phantoms screens to frame picturesque views of Lake Nona within this lakefront estate. A formal dining room, living room with wooden barrel ceiling and inner courtyard with gas fireplace all sit near the main entrance of the home. Off of the inner courtyard is a private guest suite secluded and separate from the main estate. The master suite includes a private covered porch, his and her walk-in closets and a morning bar. The open concept kitchen features Quartz countertops, Wolf SubZero appliances, breakfast area and a large center island that flows into the family room. Accessible via stairs or elevator, the upstairs of the home contains three additional en-suite bedrooms, along with a kid’s loft, an oversized game room and a large balcony with sparkling views of Lake Nona. Perfect for entertaining or taking in warm Florida breezes, the exterior of the home provides two large covered porches, a summer kitchen, a sparkling pool and overlooking beautiful Lake Nona.
9. 11049 BRIDGE HOUSE RD, WINDERMERE, FL 34786
- Sold for $4,500,000
- 10,112 sq ft, 5 bdrms, 7 full baths, 2 half baths
Stunning European architectural style estate in guard gated Lake Butler Sound on sparkling Lake Butler of the Butler Chain of Lakes. Mature landscaping, private gates, and an inviting circular pavered motor court offer a true sense of arrival to this one of a kind estate, built by Master Custom Builder, Jim Akers. Triple sets of French doors with arched windows above and two-story ceiling details define the formal areas, highlighted by polished travertine flooring, columns, and a large precast stone gas fireplace. Just off the entry, the library/office, featuring hardwood flooring and custom built-ins, offers an intimate space for quiet enjoyment. An open arrangement of the family room and kitchen takes in natural light through large casement windows and oversized French doors. The gourmet kitchen features custom cabinetry, exotic granite countertops, top of the line appliances including double ovens, double microwaves, two dishwashers, and a six burner gas cooktop, with a huge working island.
8. 1202 N PARK AVE, WINTER PARK, FL 32789
- Sold for $4,897,500
- 6,564 sq ft, 4 bdrms, 6 full baths, 1 half bath
For the first time in almost 20 years, this one of a kind private estate located in the prestigious Twelve Oaks peninsula and walking distance to downtown Park Avenue is available. This unprecedented property is on a spacious lot with 171 feet of frontage on Lake Maitland.
7. 5180 VARDON DR, WINDERMERE, FL 34786
- Sold for $5,268,000
- 11,340 sq ft, 5 bdrms, 5 full baths, 3 half baths
Overlooking the 3rd green of Isleworth’s renowned championship golf course, this superior estate offers beauty and sophistication along the front nine. A true masterpiece, the home offers a spacious and elegant interior totaling more than 11,000 square feet, with impeccable design, superb luxuries and a sprawling floor plan brimming with exquisite finishes. The rich ambiance of the five-bedroom estate reflects Old World style, from the formal living and dining rooms accented by intricate ceilings to the gourmet kitchen characterized by beautiful wood cabinetry, stone accents, and smooth granite. With a prime location for golf and outdoor enthusiasts alike and its traveling grounds showcasing a multi-level swimming pool, grotto, rock waterfalls, and pristine landscaping, you can enjoy unparalleled living in one of Isleworth’s most impressive estates.
6. 6005 CARTMEL LN, WINDERMERE, FL 34786
- Sold for $5,600,000
- 15,332 sq ft, 6 bdrms, 6 full baths, 3 half baths
The private Cartmel castle estate is situated on 3.44 acres with 648 ft. frontage on famed Lake Butler. Located in 24-hour guard gated Reserve at Lake Butler Sound. This expansive estate offers 6 bedrooms, 6 full baths and 2 half baths with 15,332 sf under air and 20,763 under roof with a 5 car garage with separate in-law or nannies apartment. The estate includes a lazy river pool surrounding the elevated cabana, 45x18 roof covered lanai with two-sided fireplace, secret passageways and doors lead you to all parts of the house including the apartment over the garage, and ornate millwork and crown moldings throughout. The library features an antique fireplace from the Johnny Walker Mansion in Scotland.
5. 1159 PRESERVE POINT DR, WINTER PARK, FL 32789
- Sold for $5,650,000
- 9,344 sq ft, 5 bdrms, 6 full baths, 2 half baths
Elegant French Provincial lakefront estate in Winter Park’s upscale Windsong neighborhood with sunset views of Rollins College and Knowles Chapel across Lake Virginia….one of 6 lakes on the Winter Park Chain of Lakes. Extensive natural light from soaring ceilings, tall casement windows and French doors throughout give this home a light and open feel. Entertaining areas in the home include a “club room” overlooking the pool and lake and serves as a game room/bar/theater with a 110” drop down screen for movies and sports viewing. The outdoor living takes full advantage of the lakefront lifestyle, with a resort style pool, cabana w/full bath, summer kitchen, expansive covered lanai w/ fireplace and sprawling yard to private boat dock w/auto lift and boat cover.
4. 1511 VIA TUSCANY, WINTER PARK, FL 32789
- Sold for $6,400,000
- 10,060 sq ft, 7 bdrms, 10 full baths, 1 half bath
Magnificent Tuscan Mediterranean lakefront estate in premier setting on Lake Maitland. This home takes full advantage of panoramic elevated sunset views across Lake Maitland from almost every room. This new ultra sophisticated residence has a bright/open floor plan with transitional modern interiors. There is extensive use of elegant casement windows and French doors flooding light in all the living spaces. The original home was a 1920's Gamble Rogers and recently been tirelessly refurbished entirely, equipped and finished to the highest level of standards, both in craftsmanship and materials. The outdoor lifestyle is no less impressive with expansive lawn and gardens, lavish use of stone/travertine terraces, grand sized classic pool, spa, and boathouse. The grounds around this imposing residence are exquisitely manicured with the ultimate in privacy.
3. 10255 SUMMER MEADOW WAY, GOLDEN OAK, FL 32836
- Sold for $6,845,000
- 7,655 sq ft, 5 bdrms, 6 full baths, 3 half baths
Nestled within the Golden Oak community and neighboring Four Seasons Resort Orlando, the enchanting enclave of Four Seasons Private Residences Orlando offers an effortless lifestyle at the place known for creating lasting memories. Prepare to indulge in luxurious and carefree indoor-outdoor living. An enchanting Gardenside custom Italianate home, Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo, is currently under construction by Jones Clayton Construction, Inc. Featuring 7,655 square feet of living space, it’s charming style is shown throughout with luxury finishes and stunning architectural design elements. The grand entrance hall leads to a two-story great room with peaceful views of the outdoor lanai, pool, and spa. Of the 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 3 powder rooms, 2 spacious guest suites are located on the main level, one of which is detached. The master suite with indoor and outdoor sitting lounges is located on the second level with great vistas of the wooded pines. The home also encompasses a formal dining space, second-floor study, elevator, and 3-car garage. A true custom home perfect for entertaining!
2. 161 PALMER AVE, WINTER PARK, FL 32789
- Sold for $7,100,000
- 17,649 sq ft, 7 bdrms, 7 full baths, 5 half baths
Fabulous contemporary lakefront estate on approx. 2 acres walking distance to downtown Winter Park. A contemporary paradise with panoramic views of Lake Maitland on the 6-lake Winter Park chain of lakes. Designed by NBA star Horace Grant, expanded by the current owner, and featured in the Wall Street Journal, this iconic estate is just a short walk to famed Park Avenue restaurants, bistros, wine bars and designer shops. Expansive walls of glass span the rear of the home overlooking the pool’s waterfall and panoramic elevated views across Lake Maitland, sitting on ~140-feet of lake frontage. A grand 2-story entrance greets you with a marble foyer w/ a gorgeous Chihuly chandelier and curved suspended staircase. Designed for the ultimate in entertaining, the 1st floor includes a gourmet kitchen, game room with bar, theater, gym, detached guest suite, gathering room with fireplace, bar and sliding glass walls opening to a screened lanai, summer kitchen, and bath. A newly added expansive ballroom accommodates 200+ guests with a wet bar and a service kitchen. An elevator showcasing original Chihuly glass grants access to the 2nd level with 5 bedroom suites and lavish master retreat w/ private balcony and ultimate privacy. The outdoor living was designed for large gatherings and features terraced gardens, spa, heated infinity-edge pool, boathouse and expansive grounds. This magnificent estate was built in 2000 and maintained to perfection by full-time house and maintenance managers available to transfer to new owners!
1. 656 N INTERLACHEN AVE, WINTER PARK, FL 32789
- Sold for $11,000,000
- 19,795 sq ft, 4 bdrms, 4 full baths, 7 half baths
Spectacular downtown Winter Park lakefront estate situated on the original historic Casa Feliz property with 3+ acres overlooking Lake Osceola and steps from Park Avenue. This 2013 custom mansion was designed by Dirk Arace and took over 4 years to build; interior design by Marc Michaels was inspired by many famous estates and palaces around the world. Entertaining spaces are luxurious and bountiful with a theater, 2 gyms, formal dining room, separate living room, multiple offices, a gallery/ballroom, library with onyx bar, club room, kitchen overlooking family room, downstairs master suite, and other rooms that are great flex space that can be used for multi-purpose. Designer features include hand-painted walls, custom ceilings, intricate millwork, marble floors and staircase, hardwood floors, an elevator, and 6 beautiful fireplaces. The kitchen is a chef’s dream, in the French urban style, with Calcutta marble, a brass bar, pewter, 4 dishwashers, and a Viking 8 burner gas stove. Master suite emulates a 5-star resort. The exterior has a cabana, numerous balconies and European fountains, a world-class pool and hot tub, boathouse, the original Casa Feliz brick patio, a white sand beach, and a 4-car garage. Top of the line construction includes concrete block on both floors and energy efficient savings throughout.
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