The CEO of one of Greater Orlando's software development companies paid more than $1.4 million in late March for a lakefront home in the Windermere area.
Nestled on the shores of Lake Down along Midsummer Drive, the northern-most lake of the Butler Chain of Lakes, the two-story home built in 1979 boasts 3,328 square feet and sits on a privately gated 2.67-acre lot.
The home features five bedrooms and 3.5 baths, with open living space and surrounding windows designed to offer lake and sunset views from most rooms. The property has resort-like amenities that include a private tennis court and boathouse with a dock.
The buyers were David DeCurtis and his wife Alana DeCurtis. David is CEO of DeCurtis Corporation, which was established in 1988 and provides custom software and consulting services for restaurants, cruise lines, theme parks and the hospitality industry.
"We own a home just a few houses down," David DeCurtis told GrowthSpotter. "It's a really large house so this [house] is future planning for when the kids move out or for us to downsize or to keep in the family for the kids."
Commenting on the home's amenities, he said, "We use a boat for leisure. Kids have fun with it and I get out quite a bit. As for the tennis court, we're not sure of its fate. We're likely to rebuild on the lot."
"The house was built in the '70s but there are architectural constraints such as the spiral staircase that we might renovate if we move in," DeCurtis added.
The home's sellers were Patricia C. Fawsett, senior U.S. District Judge in the Orlando Division, and husband Neil Oehlstrom.
Julie Bettosini with Stockworth Realty Group represented the sellers.