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 defense contractor, who briefly ran for U.S. Senate earlier this year.
Located in the 3000 block of Middlesex Road, the 0.27-acre lot included a two-story home built in 2000 with five beds, 3.5 baths, and 3,986 square feet of air-conditioned area. The home was extensively renovated in 2009, according to a web listing.
Peppy was drawn to the Orwin Manor neighborhood just south of Winter Park, a "lovely floor plan that was not necessarily your typical Florida style," and a location that was just minutes from work, said Kathie Glass, who represented the buyer for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services.
Peppy took out a mortgage from Virginia-based Movement Mortgage LLC.
The sellers were local attorney Lason D. Lazarus and Susan E. Lazarus, who previously paid $725,000 for the home in July 2009. Jason is CEO of Synergy Settlement Services, president at Multi Claimant Solutions and founder of the Special Needs Law Firm in Orlando.
The property was listed by Heather Frazee, realtor with Orlando Realty Service, Inc.
Peppy's purchase followed a $2.475 million sale by she and Terrance S. Peppy of their lakefront Keene's Pointe home, in the 6100 block of Grosvenor Shore Drive.
Those buyers were Todd M. Wilcox and Christine M. Wilcox. Both are former CIA officers, and Todd is the founder of Patriot Defense Group, an Orlando-based military defense contractor, and Innovative Logistics, a military logistics contractor.
Todd Wilcox had been one of two non-politicians running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Florida earlier this year, but dropped out of the race in late June after Sen. Marco Rubio decided to seek a second term.
That 1.58-acre lot features a two-story home built in 2010 with five beds, six baths and 5,790 square feet of air-conditioned area.
Angela Durruthy of Keene's Pointe Realty was the listing agent and buyer's agent for that sale.