Magic rookie pays $1.69M for penthouse condo unit in downtown Orlando

The Orlando Magic's 20-year-old first round draft pick from June paid $1.695 million on Wednesday for a penthouse condo unit in downtown Orlando's The Sanctuary building.

Located at 100 S. Eola Drive a block south of Lake Eola, the 18-story Sanctuary was built in 2005 by Turner Construction on behalf of DTO Developments LLC, with 173 residential units that range from 1,500 to 4,800 square feet. 

The 17th floor penthouse unit features four bedrooms and three and a half baths across 4,800 square feet. Its grand balcony faces south and west in downtown with 1,800 square feet of wrap-around terrace. 

The buyer was Mohamed Bamba, who spent one year at the University of Texas before being drafted sixth overall by the Magic. He signed a rookie-scale contract with the team in early July, which based on his draft slot should pay Bamba $4.86 million for the 2018-19 season, the Orlando Sentinel reported

Born in May, 1998 in Harlem, New York, Bamba now stands 7 feet 1 inch tall with a wingspan of 7 feet 10 inches, breaking the NBA rookie wingspan record previously held by current Utah Jazz cente Rudy Gobert.

Amenities in the building include a health and fitness center, steam rooms, community room with kitchen and pool deck all on the fifth floor, as well as integrated retail and office space.

The seller was Brenda Dykgraaf, a celebrity fitness expert, former U.S. aerobics champion, HSN show host and co-founder of the Windermere Exercise Company whose stage name is "Brenda DyGraf." She previously paid $1.333 million for the unit in December 2014. 

Scott Taylor of Florida Premier Realty Group served as listing agent, and Julie Bettosini of Stockworth Realty represented the buyer. 

The condo unit was on the market for 106 days, with only 12 days required by Bamba for inspection before closing. MLS records indicate its sale price was the highest for a condo unit sale in the Lake Eola area of downtown in the past year. 

"The floor plan is very spacious, has a full chef's kitchen and adjacent butler's kitchen for entertainment, dual master bedroom suites that are fully appointed, 12-foot ceilings and over 90 windows across the penthouse," Taylor told GrowthSpotter. "It's very rare to find a penthouse with a terrace as large as this one, there are only four in the building." 

Dykgraaf is also listing for sale her primary home in Windermere's Isleworth for $4.77 million, which has five bedrooms, three half and three full baths across 8,400 square feet.

That home also features 400 feet of waterfront on Lake Isleworth. Monica Lochmandy of Isleworth Realty is marketing the property.

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