Notable Home Sales

  • Veteran healthcare attorney buys $1.45M home in Winter Park

    Veteran healthcare attorney buys $1.45M home in Winter Park

    A veteran healthcare industry attorney and his wife paid $1.45 million on Wednesday for an 81-year-old home in Winter Park.  The buyers were Kenneth D. McArthur, Jr., and Mary W. McArthur. Kenneth is an attorney with Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, with more than 20 years of legal, consulting and...

  • Orlando real estate power couple buys lakefront lot in Isle of Osprey

    Orlando real estate power couple buys lakefront lot in Isle of Osprey

    One of Orlando's commercial real estate couples paid $1.35 million on Wednesday for a one-acre waterfront lot in the guard-gated community Isle of Osprey, with plans to build a large new home in the coming year.  The buyers were Joe Schuemann, a local developer and principal in Blurock Commercial...

  • Classic car collector builds mansion on lakefront lot near Mount Dora

    Classic car collector builds mansion on lakefront lot near Mount Dora

    One of the largest homes in Orange County is under construction along Dora Drive on Lake Beauclair, just outside Mount Dora’s city limits. With 24,230 square feet of conditioned area, the sprawling home is dubbed The Wubker Residence on its plans, for the name of owners Warren and Lorelei Wubker....

  • Former Orlando Magic guard pays $1.7M for home in Casabella at Windermere

    Former Orlando Magic guard pays $1.7M for home in Casabella at Windermere

    Former NBA and Orlando Magic guard Quentin Richardson paid more than $1.734 million on Oct. 28 for a new home in Toll Brothers' exclusive Casabella at Windermere community. Set on Isabella Circle a block off of Lake Butler, the 0.67-acre lot includes a new home that is Toll Brothers' Villa Lago...

  • CEO of clinical research firm buys Winter Park lakefront home

    CEO of clinical research firm buys Winter Park lakefront home

    The CEO and owner of Orlando-based Compass Research paid $5.3 million on Oct. 27 for a "Hamptons-style" lakefront home on Winter Park's Lake Mizell.  The buyers were Sean P. Stanton and wife Charlet C. Stanton. Sean co-founded Compass Research in 2006, which serves as a Phase 1-4 therapeutic clinical...

  • Hub International chairman & real estate agent buy Winter Park lakefront home

    Hub International chairman & real estate agent buy Winter Park lakefront home

    The chairman of Florida operations for global insurance broker Hub International and his wife, a real estate agent with Fannie Hillman & Associates, paid $2.319 million on Tuesday for a home on Winter Park's Lake Osceola.  Located on a half-acre lot in the 100 block of Trismen Terrace, the home...

  • Attorney buys Orwin Manor home, sells Keene's Pointe estate to Senate hopeful

    Attorney buys Orwin Manor home, sells Keene's Pointe estate to Senate hopeful

    Local attorney Renee V. Peppy opted last Friday to move closer to her Downtown Orlando office of The Elder Law Center of Kirson & Fuller, paying $895,000 for a home in Orlando's Orwin Manor subdivision. The move followed a sale the same day of her Keene's Pointe home to the founder of a local military...

  • Renowned Virginia doctor buys College Park home from auto dealer magnate

    Renowned Virginia doctor buys College Park home from auto dealer magnate

    One of the nation's top ear, nose and throat physicians and his wife paid $1.2 million on Friday for their future home in College Park, designed by one of Florida's most touted architects of the early 20th century. Located on Alba Drive in the Edgewater Estates neighborhood, the home lies in south...

  • Douglas Partners founder pays $5.2M to upsize lakefront home in Winter Park

    Douglas Partners founder pays $5.2M to upsize lakefront home in Winter Park

    The founder of Winter Park-based multifamily developer and builder Douglas Partners paid $5.2 million on Sept. 15 to upsize nearly 6,000 square feet from his family's current home on Lake Maitland, to a larger, newer lakefront home two blocks south.  The buyer was Douglas A. Hoeksema, via a revocable...

  • Magic guard Fournier pays $2.3M for off-market Winter Park custom home

    Magic guard Fournier pays $2.3M for off-market Winter Park custom home

    Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier and wife Laura Kebe paid $2.3 million on Friday in an off-market transaction for a recently built custom home in Winter Park, sold by a local entrepreneur and his interior designer wife.  Located in the 1700 block of Via Tuscany, the home lies a block off Lake...

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  • Brazilian Formula 1 race car driver buys Windermere home for $1.85M

    Brazilian Formula 1 race car driver buys Windermere home for $1.85M

    Rubens Barrichello, the most experienced Formula 1 race car driver of all time based on number of races, has purchased a lakefront home in the Waterstone area of Windermere. Barrichello, also known as "Rubinho" in his native Brazil, purchased the two-story home on Cypress Lake for $1.85 million,...

  • Former Orlando Magic CEO pays $2M for Phil Kean-designed Winter Park home

    Former Orlando Magic CEO pays $2M for Phil Kean-designed Winter Park home

    Bob Vander Weide, former Orlando Magic CEO and former son-in-law of Magic owner Rich DeVos, paid $2 million in late August for a Phil Kean Design home in South Winter Park.  Located on Englewood Road in the Forest Hills subdivision, the home lies a block east of Lake Sue. Set on a 0.25-acre corner...

  • Former NFL lineman sells Winter Park home to golf pro for $4.55M

    Former NFL lineman sells Winter Park home to golf pro for $4.55M

    A retired NFL lineman from Sanford and his wife sold their 13,000-square-foot custom home in Winter Park last week for $4.55 million to a South African professional golfer. located on E. Lake Sue Avenue in the Lake Virginia Shores subdivision, the property lies a block south of Lake Virginia. The...

  • Emmy Award-winning director pays $1.1M for Altamonte Springs home

    Emmy Award-winning director pays $1.1M for Altamonte Springs home

    Nick Nanton, a Lake Mary native who grew up to be an Emmy Award-winning director, recently bought a lakefront home in Altamonte Springs for $1.1 million, according to a deed recorded Tuesday in Seminole County. Nanton, who is also an accomplished author and celebrity branding consultant, bought...

  • Egyptian triathlete & brother buy $1.1M Keene's Pointe home for mother

    Egyptian triathlete & brother buy $1.1M Keene's Pointe home for mother

    An Egyptian triathlete and his brother paid $1.1 million on Aug. 25 to buy their mother a custom home in Keene's Pointe, within walking distance to The Golden Bear country club.   Located on Beaufort Court on the 18th green of the Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, the four-bed, four-bath home...

  • Magic head coach Vogel pays $3M for Keene's Pointe home

    Magic head coach Vogel pays $3M for Keene's Pointe home

    New Orlando Magic head coach Frank Vogel and wife Jennifer are putting down roots in Windermere, paying $3.075 million on Aug. 15 for a lakefront home in the gated community of Keene's Pointe. Located in the 6000 block of Grosvenor Shore Drive, the 1.37-acre lot features a two-story Stonebridge...

  • Mansion being built for Orlando City owner 2nd largest project in Orange County

    Mansion being built for Orlando City owner 2nd largest project in Orange County

    Flávio Augusto da Silva, chairman and majority owner of Orlando City Soccer Club, has what appears to be the second largest single-family home under construction in Greater Orlando, with more than 25,000 square feet of air-conditioned area, and amenities that include an indoor basketball court,...

  • Brazilian drill machinery exec buys home in Casabella at Windermere

    Brazilian drill machinery exec buys home in Casabella at Windermere

    The founder of one of Brazil's leading drilling equipment manufacturers paid $1.093 million in late July for a home in Toll Brothers' gated community Casabella at Windermere. Located in the 4000 block of Isabella Circle, a block west of Lake Butler, the 0.50-acre lot features a recently built two-story...

  • NFL star linebacker buys $1.67M Windermere home

    NFL star linebacker buys $1.67M Windermere home

    Super Bowl winning linebacker Bruce Irvin and his wife, Alyssa, are the newest residents of Toll Brothers' exclusive Casabella at Windermere community. The Irvins paid $1.67 million on July 27 for the nearly 7,000-square-foot Italian Renaissance-style mansion in the 79-home gated community. The...

  • Construction firm CEO buys condo unit in The Sanctuary tower near Lake Eola

    Construction firm CEO buys condo unit in The Sanctuary tower near Lake Eola

    Rubi Akooka, president and CEO of Altamonte Springs-based Akcel Construction, paid $700,000 in June for a unit in the 18-story condominium tower The Sanctuary, south of Lake Eola.  The 2,575-square-foot unit features three bedrooms and 2.5-baths, and is located on the upper half of floors within...

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  • Cardiologist buys $1.12M Baldwin Park home from former Disney exec

    Cardiologist buys $1.12M Baldwin Park home from former Disney exec

    Walmart vice president and former Disney executive Brian Besanceney recently sold his Baldwin Park home to a local cardiologist for $1.125 million. Mauricio Velez, who practices at the Florida Hospital Transplant Institute, bought the home on July 7, according to listing agent Thad Czapka of Coldwell...

  • Vista Clinical president buys $1.4M lakefront home in Bay Point

    Vista Clinical president buys $1.4M lakefront home in Bay Point

    Davian Santana, co-founder and president of Vista Clinical Diagnostics in Clermont, paid $1.4 million a week ago for a lakefront mansion in Orlando’s exclusive Bay Point neighborhood.  Santana, originally from Pensacola, bought the 8,844-square-foot Spanish style mansion on Lake Butler, at an address...

  • Mango's & Skyplex developer pays $1M for Keene's Pointe home

    Mango's & Skyplex developer pays $1M for Keene's Pointe home

    Joshua Wallack, developer of Mango's Tropical Cafe Orlando and the planned Skyplex entertainment complex, and wife Elida paid $1 million on June 27 for their first Orlando home in Keene's Pointe, formerly owned by a professional golfer.  Located on Tibet Pointe Circle in the gated golf community,...

  • Local TV general manager buys $1.26M home in Longwood

    Local TV general manager buys $1.26M home in Longwood

    John R. Soapes, who will take over Friday as president and general manager at Orlando’s NBC affiliate, WESH-TV, recently purchased a home in Longwood’s exclusive Alaqua Lakes neighborhood for $1.26 million. Soapes and his wife, Julia R. Soapes, bought the 6,372-square-foot home on June 20. The...

  • Magic guard Hezonja pays $1.015M for Orlando home

    Magic guard Hezonja pays $1.015M for Orlando home

    Orlando Magic guard Mario Hezonja wrapped up his rookie season in the NBA by buying his first home in the area, spending $1.015 million on June 6 for a single-story property in the East Orlando neighborhood of Bel Air.  Located in the 1700 block of Santa Maria Place, the 0.29-acre lot features...

  • Swamp Brother buys $1.35M home in Longwood

    Swamp Brother buys $1.35M home in Longwood

    Stephen Keszey, who often complained of queasiness while feeding gators on the Discovery Channel’s “Swamp Brothers,” will likely feel more at home in his recently purchased, $1.35 million mansion in Longwood. Keszey, who starred for one season on the reality TV show with brother Robbie, purchased...

  • Former World Series MVP sells lakefront estate for $5.6M to local business owner

    Former World Series MVP sells lakefront estate for $5.6M to local business owner

    The owner of a Merritt Island-based auto parts manufacturer paid $5.67 million last week to buy a 14-acre equestrian estate in Orlando, owned by a former Major League Baseball pitcher and World Series MVP. Located in the 9000 block of Kilgore Road, the 13.96-acre property features a French country...

  • Brazilian construction mogul buys Celebration estate for $2.1M

    Brazilian construction mogul buys Celebration estate for $2.1M

    Estate homes in Kissimmee's Celebration community routinely top $1 million. But even on the toniest streets, $2 million home sales are rare. Star Magnolia, a 6,159-square-foot red brick mansion on the 700 block of Eastlawn Drive, became the first for 2016, selling May 26 for $2.1 million.  "Typically...

  • Head of local recruiting firm Tews Co. pays $1.33M for Spring Lake home

    Head of local recruiting firm Tews Co. pays $1.33M for Spring Lake home

    The president of one of Greater Orlando's largest recruiting and placement firms paid $1.33 million in mid-May for a second home on West Orlando's Spring Lake, just a block down the street from his family's current home. The buyers were Charles C. Tews, head of Tews Company, and wife Janice M....

  • ContraVest president buys lakefront home in Maitland

    ContraVest president buys lakefront home in Maitland

    The president of one of Orlando's growing apartment development, construction and management groups paid $1.15 million within the past few weeks for a lakefront home in Maitland, on the Winter Park Chain of Lakes.  Set in the 500 block of Dommerich Drive, Mark C. Ogier of ContraVest and wife Robin...

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  • ABC Fine Wine executive buys Winter Park home from beer distributor

    ABC Fine Wine executive buys Winter Park home from beer distributor

    An Orlando seller of spirits purchased a Winter Park home on Lake Osceola last week from a local distributer of beer and snacks for $4.3 million. Jess D. Bailes, vice president of ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, and his wife Elizabeth Bailes, bought the 11,370-square-foot home on Chase Avenue from Jeffrey...

  • Auto leader Judi Holler pays $3.7M for Winter Park lakefront home

    Auto leader Judi Holler pays $3.7M for Winter Park lakefront home

    Juliette "Judi" Holler, matriarch of the Holler family and its Holler Classic chain of auto dealerships, spent $3.7 million in mid-April for a lakefront home just five minutes by foot from S. Park Avenue, where her family is one of the main commercial land owners.  Located in the 500 block of N....

  • Historic College Park home on Lake Adair sells for $1.09M

    Historic College Park home on Lake Adair sells for $1.09M

    One of College Park's most iconic homes is under new ownership for the first time in nearly 50 years. Located on the 800 block of Lake Adair Boulevard, the stately 1922 mansion on Lake Adair was home to one of Orlando's most successful industrialists. The late Frank "Bud" Etheridge started Miller...

  • Prominent injury attorney Newlin buys second Keene's Pointe home

    Prominent injury attorney Newlin buys second Keene's Pointe home

    Prominent local injury/accident attorney Daniel J. Newlin spent $1.215 million last week on his second home in Keene's Pointe, this one serving as an investment property where his ex-wife and teenage daughter will live to keep the family close, Newlin told GrowthSpotter.  Located in the 6000 block...

  • Former MLB star Strawberry & wife buy Lake Willis home

    Former MLB star Strawberry & wife buy Lake Willis home

    Four-time Major League Baseball champion and All-Star Darryl E. Strawberry, now an ordained Christian minister with wife Tracy, paid $829,000 on April 29 for a lakefront home a few blocks off of S. International Drive. Located in the 7000 block of Lake Willis Drive, the custom-built home sits on...

  • Brazilian soccer legend buys Windermere home for $1.4M

    Brazilian soccer legend buys Windermere home for $1.4M

    Brazilian soccer legend Rivaldo paid $1.429 million last Friday for a new home in the gated Toll Brothers-built community Casabella at Windermere.  Rivaldo Vitor Borba Ferreira and wife Eliza Kaminski Ferreira purchased the home together, which Toll Brothers finished construction on in early March,...

  • Former Orlando Magic player loses Windermere home to foreclosure

    Former Orlando Magic player loses Windermere home to foreclosure

    Former NBA player DeShawn Stevenson lost his Windermere home to foreclosure earlier this month, after racking up more than $1.5 million in debt in recent years to his mortgage lender and American Express.  Located in the 1300 block of Lake Whitney Dr., the 4,644-square-foot home features frontage...

  • Rick and Ginger Weddle sell Winter Park home to local transportation leader

    Rick and Ginger Weddle sell Winter Park home to local transportation leader

    Rick Weddle, former president and CEO of the Orlando Economic Development Commission, sold his Winter Park home on Thursday with wife Ginger for $850,000, the buyer being a local leader in Florida transportation. Located in the 1100 block of N. Pennsylvania Avenue near Winter Park's First Baptist...

  • Subway developer buys Winter Park home for $4.3M

    Subway developer buys Winter Park home for $4.3M

    The Orlando area has seen one of its biggest home sales of the year with $4.3 million paid for a Winter Park residence owned by Ernest and Mary Wilding. Ernest Wilding, who manages his own private equity fund, sold the property at 1250 N. Park Ave. this week to Peter M. Dipasqua and his wife, Lynn,...

  • Orlando Magic's Vucevic pays $2.5M for Bay Hill waterfront home

    Orlando Magic's Vucevic pays $2.5M for Bay Hill waterfront home

    Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic paid $2.5 million on March 30 for a Phil Kean Designs LEED Gold Certified-home on a gated peninsula in Bay Hill. The home is just a few blocks away from another Bay Hill home that Magic guard Victor Oladipo bought in mid-March for $1.18 million. The deed was...

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  • CEO of McCraney Property Co. buys home overlooking Winter Park Golf Course

    CEO of McCraney Property Co. buys home overlooking Winter Park Golf Course

    Steven McCraney, president and CEO of McCraney Property Company, paid $940,000 this week with wife Maria to buy a 2,200-square foot home in Winter Park overlooking the third green of the Winter Park Golf Course.  McCraney, a self-made millionaire who has climbed some of the world’s largest mountains,...

  • Victor Oladipo buys home near Bay Hill Country Club for $1.18M

    Victor Oladipo buys home near Bay Hill Country Club for $1.18M

    Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo paid $1.18 million on March 14 for a 5,657-square-foot home in the gated community of Emerson Pointe in Bay Hill.  Located in the 9000 block of Bayway Drive, the 0.31-acre parcel features a two-story home built in 2007, with six beds and 4.5 baths.  The home lies...

  • President of Mattamy Homes USA sells Dr. Phillips lakefront mansion for $2.5M

    President of Mattamy Homes USA sells Dr. Phillips lakefront mansion for $2.5M

    The president of Mattamy Homes USA recently sold his sprawling lakefront Spanish Mediterranean mansion in an exclusive Dr. Phillips neighborhood for $2.55 million. Jim Leiferman told GrowthSpotter on Friday he and his wife, Melinda, decided that with both kids in college they no longer needed all...

  • Co-owner of Greenway Auto Group pays $2.75M for home overlooking Lake Ivanhoe

    Co-owner of Greenway Auto Group pays $2.75M for home overlooking Lake Ivanhoe

    Carl Atkinson, co-owner of Orlando-based dealership chain Greenway Automotive Group, and wife Sonia paid $2.75 million on Feb. 26 to buy a 9,540-square-foot home overlooking downtown Orlando's Lake Ivanhoe.  Located in the 1500 block of W. Ivanhoe Boulevard, the two-story home was built in 2003...

  • Brazilian investor behind Ronaldo Soccer Academy pays $3M for Windermere home

    Brazilian investor behind Ronaldo Soccer Academy pays $3M for Windermere home

    A prominent Brazilian private equity investor and his wife paid $3 million earlier this month for a 5,578-square-foot lakefront home in Windermere's Keene's Pointe community. Lincoln Pimentel Martins and his wife, Bianca M. Orsi Martins, made the purchase through an affiliate LLC on Feb. 12. Located...

  • Brooklyn-based gospel music artist, church pastor pays $3M for Windermere home

    Brooklyn-based gospel music artist, church pastor pays $3M for Windermere home

    Hezekiah Walker, an American gospel music artist and bishop of Brooklyn-based mega-church Love Fellowship Tabernacle, paid $3 million on Jan. 12 for a 9,200-square-foot home in Windermere.  Located at 11006 Ullswater Lane in the Reserve at LakeBulter Sound development, the two-story home built...

  • NBA player Austin Rivers returns to roots, buys Winter Park home for $2.7M

    NBA player Austin Rivers returns to roots, buys Winter Park home for $2.7M

    NBA player Austin J. Rivers paid $2.7 million on Jan. 7 for a Phil Kean Design home in Winter Park, a sale that should set a new record for dollar-per-square-foot in Central Florida.  Located at 229 Alexander Place, a few blocks north of the Rollins College campus, the 4,384-square-foot home sold...

  • Founder of Custom Fab, producer of piping systems, pays $1.4M for Belle Isle home

    Founder of Custom Fab, producer of piping systems, pays $1.4M for Belle Isle home

    Christopher Comins, founder of Orlando-based Custom Fab Inc. and president of newly-formed U.S. Pipe Fabrication, paid $1.4 million on Nov. 24 for a literal "castle" of 6,385 square feet fronting Lake Conway, in Orange County's Belle Isle.  Comins and  his ex-wife, Cassie Comins, decided recently...

  • Former Chevron executive buys $2.55M Bay Hill home

    Former Chevron executive buys $2.55M Bay Hill home

    Recently retired Chevron executive George L. Kirkland and his wife Joy paid $2.55 million for a lake front home at 5511 Osprey Isle Lane in the exclusive Bay Hill community. Kirkland, 64, left the energy company in June after 41 years. The Florida native’s last positions were vice chairman and...

  • Magic player Tobias Harris pays $1.475M for condo near Lake Eola

    Magic player Tobias Harris pays $1.475M for condo near Lake Eola

    Orlando Magic forward Tobias Harris paid $1.475 million on Tuesday for a condominium unit at The Sanctuary Downtown, a luxury high-rise building a block south of Lake Eola.  Located at 100 S. Eola Drive, the 4,800-square-foot unit has four bedrooms and four baths and is one-mile from the Amway...

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  • SeaWorld exec, veteran Orlando real estate developer each spend $1.5M on homes

    SeaWorld exec, veteran Orlando real estate developer each spend $1.5M on homes

    A prominent local real estate developer and a new lead executive for SeaWorld each bought homes in the Orlando area for about $1.5 million within the past week, according to Orange County records.  Alan H. Ginsburg, founder of Winter Park-based AHG Group and The CED Companies that develop, build...

  • Veteran theme park design consultant sells downtown home for $1.5M

    Veteran theme park design consultant sells downtown home for $1.5M

    Robert L. Ward, a veteran designer of theme park attractions and resorts and one of the original Imagineers of Walt Disney World, sold his 7,000-square-foot home on Downtown Orlando's Lake Concord for $1.5 million in late September.  The 2.37-acre lot at 514 Lakeview St. had been bought by Bob...

  • Adventist Health executive buys $3.4M home on Lake Virginia in Winter Park

    Adventist Health executive buys $3.4M home on Lake Virginia in Winter Park

    Randy Haffner, the new president/CEO of Multi-State Division for Adventist Health System and his wife, Cynthia Ann Haffner, purchased a newly built home at 1381 College Point in Winter Park for $3.4 million on Aug. 21, according to Orange County records.  The 5,500 square-foot custom home, facing...

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