One of Major League Baseball's most well-known outfielders sold his waterfront estate in Windermere in late May for $3.4 million to a prominent Orlando health care executive.
Located in the 9000 block of Grosvenor Pointe Circle in Keene's Pointe, the home sits on an acre-plus lot facing the Butler Chain of Lakes.
The two-story home boasts 7,187 square feet and has five bedrooms, five full baths and two half baths. It features a game room with an adjacent home theater, and a second-floor terrace room — complete with a bar, gas fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows opening to a large terrace — which provide ample space for entertaining.
The property's covered and open outdoor area, home to a swimming pool and summer kitchen, complement the property's dock, which accommodates a boat and two Jet Skis, and offers a vantage point for lake viewing of the Walt Disney World fireworks.
The seller was Carlos E. Gonzalez, a native of Venezuela and 10-year veteran Major League Baseball outfielder, currently playing for the Colorado Rockies. Gonzalez, known by his nickname "GarCo," was a three-time All-Star, former National League batting champion, two-time Silver Slugger Award winner, and a three-time Gold Glove Award winner.
The ballplayer previously paid $3.275 million for the Windermere home in August 2012, the same year it was built. In March of this year, he bought a home by Phil Kean Designs in Lake Nona for $4.65 million.
The seller's representative, Julie Bettosini with Stockworth Realty, told GrowthSpotter, "It's a stunning newer transitional home in the coveted Grosvenor area of Keene's Pointe, situated in a very private enclave on the Butler Chain. It didn't surprise me that the home sold in just 32 days with multiple offers. I knew it was a sought-after design coupled with low waterfront inventory."
The buyers were David and Grace Ramona Strong and their related trust. David is the president and CEO of Orlando Health and serves on the board of directors for the Florida Chamber of Commerce.
He was CEO when the company's signature hospital Orlando Regional Medical Center, with Central Florida's only Level One Trauma Center, treated the gunshot victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting. The trauma team received the Orlando Sentinel's 2016 Central Floridians of the Year award.
The Strongs closed on the property May 31 and were represented by Matt McKee of McKee & Company real estate.