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MLB Star Johnny Damon sells Windermere home

Two-time World Series champ Johnny Damon sold his lakefront Windermere estate on Dec. 15 for $1.7 million -- well below the original March 2015 $2.35 million list price but still a healthy ROI.

The Orlando native, who attended Dr. Phillips High School, bought the house in 2003 for $1.15 million. Damon and his wife, Michelle, have seven children.

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Set on more than half an acre in Olde Windermere, the European-inspired residence features a stretch of private frontage on Lake Butler, a dock and a climate-controlled boathouse with a lift. The 5,066-square-foot main house, built in 2003, has four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms.

Among amenities is a center-island kitchen, living and dining room areas with broad glass doors and a home theater. The master suite has a large soaking tub, his and hers vanities and a wine cooler.

French doors give way to a covered lanai with a flagstone patio set around a pool and spa. Elsewhere is an attached, three-car garage.

Damon was a first-round pick of the Kansas City Royals in 1992 out of high school and made his major league debut with the team at the age of 21. The two-time All Star won championships with the Boston Red Sox in 2004 and the New York Yankees in 2009. He played single seasons for Oakland, Tampa Bay, Detroit and Cleveland before retiring in 2012.

Damon stole more than 400 bases in an 18-year Major League Baseball career and also appeared in a season of Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice" television show. He stumped for the President-elect during a November rally.

The buyers are Scott and Amy Cadwell of Celebration. Scott Cadwell founded Cadwell Wealth Management Group, a boutique full-service financial services firm.

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