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 home built in 1920 lies on slightly over 1 acre along Lake Virginia, with a view of Rollins College.
"It has a great view over Lake Virginia and Rollins College," said John Pinel, a sales associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, who represented the buyer and seller. "It's a gorgeous property."
The home features five bedrooms, two baths, a boat house and boat lift, as well as hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling windows in the family room to capture the lake view.
William E. Doster and Leslie Doster bought the house in 1971 for $76,000, and thoroughly enjoyed living there for the past 46 years. But at age 76, the yard work and overall maintenance that Bill used to manage became an unnecessary burden at this stage of retirement.
"So I had to force myself to give it up and downsize," Doster told GrowthSpotter on Friday. "We spend part of our year in North Carolina. To have a house like that and maintain it while spending five months away was hard to do. But we love Winter Park and wanted to stay there."
The couple bought a condominium unit on Interlachen Avenue in Winter Park for $695,000 on March 15. Built in 1971, the unit offers 1,639 square feet across one floor, with three bedrooms and two baths.
"We're now within two blocks of Park Avenue," Doster said. "It has a nice view, not as good as the view on Lake Virginia but a relatively far vista."
Ravi Gandhi got his medical degree at St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, and underwent training in neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University. On his website, Gandhi's special interests are listed as detection and treatment of complex brain and spinal tumors, blood vessel disease of the head and neck, and emergency treatment of neurological trauma and stroke.
Doster was admitted to the Florida bar in 1966 after earning a bachelor's degree from Baldwin-Wallace College and a law degree from the University of Michigan School of Law, both with honors. He has been honored in a number of professional publications including a listing in "Best Lawyers in America 1991-2017," and named one of "Florida's Top Lawyers" by Florida Monthly Magazine.
-- Editor Bob Moser contributed to this story.