Notable Home Sales

  • Local developer pays $1M for home near downtown Baldwin Park

    Local developer pays $1M for home near downtown Baldwin Park

    A veteran local commercial real estate developer paid $1.05 million on Tuesday for a prominant home in Orlando's Baldwin Park. Located on Fern Avenue in the first section of Baldwin Park, the home features 9,472 square feet over two stories with five bedrooms and 5.5 baths. The home is a 10-minute...

  • Orlando Magic lead exec pays $2.8M for historic Winter Park home

    Orlando Magic lead exec pays $2.8M for historic Winter Park home

    The new president of basketball operations for the Orlando Magic recently paid $2.8 million for a house in Winter Park that once belonged to the family of famed Florida folksinger Gamble Rogers. Jeff Weltman, who was hired to lead operations for the NBA team in May, closed on the home in the Temple...

  • New NASCAR president pays $2.25M for home in Winter Park's the Vias

    New NASCAR president pays $2.25M for home in Winter Park's the Vias

    The newly-named president of NASCAR paid $2.25 million last week for a custom home in the Vias neighborhood of Winter Park, according to a deed recorded Wednesday in Orange County. Records show that Brent Dewar and his wife, Carolina M. Nakiri, bought the 4,309-square-foot house from John Carroll...

  • Insurance firm exec pays $1.54M for vacant lot next to $5.65M Winter Park home

    Insurance firm exec pays $1.54M for vacant lot next to $5.65M Winter Park home

    The president and chief operating officer of Lake Mary-based AssuredPartners, Inc., an independent insurance agency, recently paid $1.54 million for a 1.62-acre vacant lot on Preserve Point Drive in Winter Park. Tom Riley told GrowthSpotter he bought the land because it’s next to a house he purchased...

  • Local developer sells Windermere home for $3.5M to medical clinic chain owner

    Local developer sells Windermere home for $3.5M to medical clinic chain owner

    An Orlando businessman who owns a chain of wellness and pain clinics paid $3.5 million on Monday for an estate home in Windermere's Waterstone community fronting Lake Butler.  Located on a 2.52-acre lot in the 11000 block of Waterstone Loop Drive, the 7,213-square-foot, two-story home built in...

  • Head of local realty services firm buys historic Morse home in Winter Park

    Head of local realty services firm buys historic Morse home in Winter Park

    The lead executive of a local full-service commercial real estate firm and his wife paid $1.95 million on Friday for one of the oldest homes in Winter Park.  Located on Alexander Place on a cul de sac overlooking Lake Osceola and within walking distance to Park Avenue, the 0.3-acre parcel features...

  • Real estate agent sells Keene's Pointe home for $1.38M to local manufacturing CEO

    Real estate agent sells Keene's Pointe home for $1.38M to local manufacturing CEO

    The CEO of an Orlando-based concrete products manufacturer paid $1.38 million this week for the Keene’s Pointe home of a local real estate broker. Matthew Ledlow, chief executive at Lambert Corporation of Florida, and his wife Tera purchased the 5,511-square-foot home on Lake Burden View Drive...

  • Newport Group lead exec pays $1.6M for home in Reserve at Lake Butler Sound

    Newport Group lead exec pays $1.6M for home in Reserve at Lake Butler Sound

    The co-founder of a national asset management firm founded in Greater Orlando paid $1.6 million on Monday for an expansive home in gated Reserve at Lake Butler Sound. Located in the 11000 block of Bridge House Road, northwest of Keene's Pointe Golf Course, the 0.9-acre lot features a two-story...

  • Magic’s Terrence Ross buys $1.76M home in Windermere’s Casa Del Lago

    Magic’s Terrence Ross buys $1.76M home in Windermere’s Casa Del Lago

    Newly-acquired Orlando Magic shooting guard Terrence Ross paid $1.765 million last week to put down roots with a lakefront home in Windermere.  The 26-year-old player, who the Magic acquired via trade last season from the Toronto Raptors, bought a home in the 12000 block of Montalcino Circle in...

  • Law firm partner sells 22-acre St. Cloud lakefront estate for $4.25M

    Law firm partner sells 22-acre St. Cloud lakefront estate for $4.25M

    The founding partner of Bogin, Munns & Munns sold his St. Cloud estate on the Alligator Chain of Lakes for $4.25 million last week, making it one of the most valuable estate sales in Osceola County history, second only to a $6.3 million sale four years ago in Celebration.  Rainier and April Munns...

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  • Estein USA founder pays $2.85M for 2nd home near Isleworth Country Club

    Estein USA founder pays $2.85M for 2nd home near Isleworth Country Club

    The founder and president of Orlando-based commercial real estate investment group Estein USA paid $2.85 million on Friday through an affiliate for a second home on the Isleworth Country Club golf course.  Set in the 5000 block of Isleworth Country Club Dr. on a 0.81-acre lot, the 20-year-old home...

  • Former Red Lobster president pays $2.7M for Maitland lakefront home

    Former Red Lobster president pays $2.7M for Maitland lakefront home

    An ex-president of Red Lobster and spouse that owns a local winery paid $2.7 million in mid-May for an expansive gated home property with 200 feet of frontage on Lake Maitland.  Located on Westwind Court near the Maitland border with Winter Park, the 36-year-old home has 5,978 square feet of conditioned...

  • Retail developer buys Winter Park condo for $1.56M from ContraVest co-founder

    Retail developer buys Winter Park condo for $1.56M from ContraVest co-founder

    A local retail developer and his spouse paid more than $1.568 million earlier this month for a penthouse unit in Winter Park's "The Landmark" luxury condominium building, buying from the co-founder of one of Orlando's top multifamily developers.  Located in the 100 block of E. Morse Blvd. within...

  • Head of local CRE investment group pays $1.4M for new Belle Isle lakefront home

    Head of local CRE investment group pays $1.4M for new Belle Isle lakefront home

    The head of a local commercial real estate investment group paid $1.4 million on Friday to upsize his family's home on Lake Conway in Belle Isle by more than 6,000 square feet.  Located on Conway Isle Circle, the 14-year-old, two-story custom home is located in the gated neighborhood of Highlands...

  • Owners of historic Winter Park home pay $3M for neighbor's lot, plan new pool

    Owners of historic Winter Park home pay $3M for neighbor's lot, plan new pool

    A local senior health care executive and his interior designer spouse paid $3 million in late April for the property that neighbors their historic home facing Lake Maitland, on Winter Park's Via Lugano, where they may build a new guest house and swimming pool. Set in the 500 block of Via Lugano,...

  • Insurance wholesaler & real estate investor pay $3.7M for home in Golden Oak

    Insurance wholesaler & real estate investor pay $3.7M for home in Golden Oak

    A national insurance wholesaler to the auto industry and his real estate investor spouse paid $3.7 million last week for a home in Disney's Golden Oak community, buying from a Brazilian private equity executive.  Located on Vista Falls Drive in the exclusive resort development, the four-year-old...

  • Lowndes Law partner sells Winter Park home for $2.1M to neurosurgeon

    Lowndes Law partner sells Winter Park home for $2.1M to neurosurgeon

    A name partner in Orlando law firm Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., recently opted to downsize within Winter Park, buying a condo unit near Park Avenue in March and then selling his longtime lakefront home on April 17 for $2.1 million. Located on Henkel Circle, The two-story, 3,872-square-foot...

  • Picerne Development exec pays $4.1M for Winter Park mansion

    Picerne Development exec pays $4.1M for Winter Park mansion

    The president of Altamonte Springs-based Picerne Development Corporation of Florida paid $4.15 million last week for a piece of Winter Park history, and one of the city's largest lakefront mansions. Located in the 1000 block of Genius Drive, the 1.8-acre lot is one of just three behind the gate...

  • Avison Young exec returns to family roots with home purchase in College Park

    Avison Young exec returns to family roots with home purchase in College Park

    A veteran office and industrial broker at Avison Young in Orlando paid $848,000 on Saturday to move back near his family's roots in College Park, with a Rex-Tibbs custom home overlooking Lake Adair.  Located on N. Lake Adair Boulevard in the Lake Adair Place subdivision, the 0.25-acre lot features...

  • British couple buys $2.1M vacation home in Reunion Resort

    British couple buys $2.1M vacation home in Reunion Resort

    The owners of England's fastest growing wine import company are now part-time residents of Reunion Resort. Tony and Veronica Cleary, founders of Lanchester Group, paid $2.1 million for a nearly 10,000-square-foot estate home on Legends Corner in the golf resort. The custom home was built in 2013...

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  • PGA golfer, Master’s competitor sells Lake Nona home for $1.8M

    PGA golfer, Master’s competitor sells Lake Nona home for $1.8M

    Gary Woodland, a veteran PGA golfer and competitor in this year’s Master’s Tournament, recently sold his family home in Lake Nona Estates for $1.8 million, according to a deed signed March 30 and recorded Monday in Orange County. The 5,100-square-foot home in the 8000 block of Bevington Lane was...

  • Celebration Golf exec pays $3.75M for lakefront home in Windermere

    Celebration Golf exec pays $3.75M for lakefront home in Windermere

    A lead executive with the Celebration Golf Club and other golf courses in Florida paid $3.75 million last week for a lakefront home in Keene’s Pointe. Located on Grosvenor Shore Drive, the 8,677-square-foot custom home built by Stonebridge Homes sits on just under 4.5 acres and includes two boat...

  • IT author and wife purchase $1.1M home in Alaqua Lakes

    IT author and wife purchase $1.1M home in Alaqua Lakes

    Eric D. Grebler, a prolific author of teaching books covering a wide spectrum of computer and software applications, recently paid $1.1 million for a home in Longwood’s Alaqua Lakes Estates. Grebler and his wife Kara made the purchase on March 17, according to a Seminole County deed recorded five...

  • Golden Oak custom home sells for whopping $6.84 million

    Golden Oak custom home sells for whopping $6.84 million

    Orlando-based Jones Clayton Construction Inc. sold a recently completed custom home in Disney's Golden Oak development, and the sales price was more than double the average home price for the last 12 months in the exclusive resort community. The two-story, 7,655-square-foot home sold for $6.84...

  • Lead exec of local food distributor pays $1.4M for Keene's Pointe home

    Lead exec of local food distributor pays $1.4M for Keene's Pointe home

    The president of a local deli meat and cheese provisions distributor paid $1.4 million on March 17 for a Keene's Pointe home bordering the community's golf course.  Located in the 6000 block of Greatwater Drive, the 0.4-acre lot features a 17-year-old, two-story home with five bedrooms, five baths...

  • Golf tour exec pays $2.4M for Lake Nona home sold by Titleist parent co.'s CEO

    Golf tour exec pays $2.4M for Lake Nona home sold by Titleist parent co.'s CEO

    The founder of two national amateur golf tours paid $2.4 million on March 10 for a home on the 12th green of the Lake Nona Golf and Country Club, sold at roughly half its cost by the lead executive of a national golf equipment company.   Located in the 9000 block of Sloane Street, the 7,400-square-foot...

  • Kean & Grosberg sell renovated Gamble Rogers home to local 'ROI Guy'

    Kean & Grosberg sell renovated Gamble Rogers home to local 'ROI Guy'

    The founder and CEO of a local valuation marketing business paid $2 million on March 10 for a James Gamble Rogers II-designed home in Winter Park, renovated over the past year by Phil Kean Design Group. Located on Alabama Drive with frontage on Lake Maitland, the 0.42-acre lot features a two-story...

  • 'The ROI Guy' sells lakefront Winter Park estate for $4.1M to neighbor

    'The ROI Guy' sells lakefront Winter Park estate for $4.1M to neighbor

    The founder of a local financial services firm sold his lakefront estate in Winter Park on Friday for $4.1 million to a neighbor from down the street, himself the former owner of a subprime auto lender that was shut down two years ago.  Located in the 200 block of Genius Drive with frontage on...

  • Local CRE exec plans new custom home in historic district of Downtown Orlando

    Local CRE exec plans new custom home in historic district of Downtown Orlando

    A local executive for national real estate investment group Anchor Health Properties is planning his new dream home in a historic neighborhood of Downtown Orlando, and has yet to hire a custom home builder.  To be located in the 100 block of Rosearden Drive, the planned two-story home is projected...

  • Nike executive pays $895k for lakefront estate in Southeast Orlando

    Nike executive pays $895k for lakefront estate in Southeast Orlando

    A high-ranking Nike executive is the new owner of a waterfront estate nestled on nearly 4 acres along Lake Mary Jane in Orlando. Zoe Krislock, a vice president and general manager of Nike Canada, paid $895,428 for the property in the 13000 block of S. Lake Mary Jane Road, according to a deed signed...

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  • Issa Homes VP sells custom-built Celebration home for nearly $1.5M

    Issa Homes VP sells custom-built Celebration home for nearly $1.5M

    For the second time in as many weeks, one of Orlando's leading luxury custom homebuilders has sold his personal home in Celebration, this time for $1.485 million. Jeff Marchell, vice president of Issa Homes, built the nearly 5,000-square-foot house on Hubbard Court in 2005. The five-bedroom, six-bath...

  • Custom homebuilder sells eight-bedroom Celebration estate for $1.9M

    Custom homebuilder sells eight-bedroom Celebration estate for $1.9M

    Luxury custom homebuilder Mike Kamenoff added all the bells and whistles to the eight-bedroom classic Celebration estate home on Arbor Court. After all, the client wasn't just any buyer -- it was his own family. "I owned that lot for six years before I built on it," he said. "We customized it for...

  • Edible Arrangements couple pays $5.6M for castle-like home in Windermere

    Edible Arrangements couple pays $5.6M for castle-like home in Windermere

    A couple behind one of the country's most recognized gift bouquet brands paid $5.6 million on Feb. 21 for their own castle in Windermere, buying from a British soccer club executive who moved his family back to England.  Located in the 6000 block of Cartmel Lane in the Reserve at Lake Butler Sound...

  • PGA golfer Chris DiMarco sells lakefront mansion in Longwood

    PGA golfer Chris DiMarco sells lakefront mansion in Longwood

    A PGA golf pro recently sold his lakeside mansion in Longwood for $3 million to a wealthy businessman who is building one of the state’s biggest mosques. Golfer Christian “Chris” DiMarco and his wife Amy sold their 11,630-square-foot home on Linden Lake to Gulam A. Jaffer and Fatima Jaffer, according...

  • Head of local medical center chain pays $2.7M for Belle Isle mansion

    Head of local medical center chain pays $2.7M for Belle Isle mansion

    The founder of two local medical service firms paid $2.7 million on Feb. 9 for a lakefront estate in Belle Isle.  Located on Daetwyler Drive, the 3.7-acre estate bordering Lake Conway is gated and walled. Inside, the 7,158-square-foot home came partially furnished in the sale, and features six...

  • Mattamy Homes USA president buys home in Bay Hill from former PGA pro

    Mattamy Homes USA president buys home in Bay Hill from former PGA pro

    When he sold his sprawling lakefront mansion in the exclusive Isle of Osprey neighborhood last year, Mattamy Homes USA President Jim Leiferman was planning to do the unthinkable. "I'm going to do something I said I’d never do, which is to build my own home," he said at the time. "It’s kind of the...

  • Morgan & Morgan attorney pays $1.8M for Winter Park home, sells lakefront lot

    Morgan & Morgan attorney pays $1.8M for Winter Park home, sells lakefront lot

    A prominent Orlando personal injury attorney and his wife paid $1.819 million on Jan. 31 for a new Winter Park home for their growing family, days after parting with a lakefront site where they had planned a custom build.  The buyers were Matt Morgan of Morgan & Morgan and Kassidy Morgan, who married...

  • Former Google executive buys $2.65M Celebration estate

    Former Google executive buys $2.65M Celebration estate

    A pioneer in the online and mobile payment industry just bought a $2.65 million vacation home in Celebration. Mike and Diane Blandina closed on the six-bedroom, six-bath Tuscan-style estate home on the 300 block of Acadia Lane this month. Mike Blandina is EVP and chief technology officer for retail...

  • Diamond Resorts exec pays $3.5M for home at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club

    Diamond Resorts exec pays $3.5M for home at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club

    A new lead executive with Diamond Resorts International moving to Orlando paid $3.5 million last week for a lakefront estate within walking distance of Lake Nona Golf & Country Club. Located in the 10000 block of Tavistock Road, the 1.5-acre property features a 9,599-square-foot home just east...

  • Former cruise travel agency exec sells Winter Park mansion for $11M

    Former cruise travel agency exec sells Winter Park mansion for $11M

    The widow of a former founder of North America's largest cruise agency sold their Winter Park lakefront estate on Jan. 30 for $11 million, a price that included about $300,000 in personal property from the mansion. The home, located in the 600 block of N. Interlachen Avenue, faces Lake Osceola...

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  • President of Avalon Park Group buys estate property with horse barn

    President of Avalon Park Group buys estate property with horse barn

    The president and CEO of local developer Avalon Park Group paid $750,000 on Friday for a nearly 10-acre estate in northern Orange County, where he plans to house horses to enjoy on the weekend with family. Located in the 10000 block of McCulloch Road, the 9.7-acre property includes a 38-year-old...

  • NFL wide receiver spends $539K on new Winter Garden home

    NFL wide receiver spends $539K on new Winter Garden home

    Buffalo Bills wide receiver and Fort Myers native Sammy Watkins spent $539,700 last week for a new five-bedroom home under construction in Winter Garden.  Samuel B. Watkins IV closed the purchase on Dec. 23 from M/I Homes of Orlando, with the deed recorded Friday afternoon in Orange County. Located...

  • MLB Star Johnny Damon sells Windermere home

    MLB Star Johnny Damon sells Windermere home

    Two-time World Series champ Johnny Damon sold his lakefront Windermere estate on Dec. 15 for $1.7 million -- well below the original March 2015 $2.35 million list price but still a healthy ROI. The Orlando native, who attended Dr. Phillips High School, bought the house in 2003 for $1.15 million....

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • 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,...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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,...

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