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 a three-year-old custom built single-story home with four beds, 3.5 baths and 3,530 square feet of living area.
The home features an oversized walk-in shower with 12-foot waterfall shower head and body sprays throughout, according to web listing for the property.
The kitchen includes an island, double oven and six-burner gas range, the entire home has a Lutron system controlled by smartphone or iPad, and the backyard features a saltwater pool, heated spa and summer kitchen.
Hezonja sourced a $700,000 mortgage from Iberiabank to complete the purchase, with a fixed interest rate of 3.25 percent and payments based on a 10-year amortization, according to documents filed with Orange County.
A native of Croatia, Hezonja was drafted fifth overall by the Magic in the 2015 NBA Draft.
The home was sold by Courtney Lee, a veteran NBA guard who was drafted by the Magic in 2008-09, played one year with the team, but has made Orlando his summer home since.
"Courtney found real estate to be a really powerful investment tool. This is our fifth real estate transaction together," said Erin Wanner, broker associate with Stockworth Realty Group, who represented Lee in the sale.
Lee is now building a custom home in Winter Park that is larger and more to his specifications, Wanner said, and is currently in the design phase with Phil Kean Design Group.
The buyer Hezonja was represented by Stockworth's co-founder Julie Bettosini.