Notable Home Sales

Historic home on Lake Adair fetches $2.55M

This 1946 home on Lake Adair has nearly 7,800 square feet of living space and has been meticulously renovated.

For the third time in just a short period, a house sold for around $2 million or more in the College Park area.

This time, it’s a historical home on Lake Adair Boulevard that sold for $2.55 million.


“It took four days to sell this house,” said John Pinel with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty who represented the sellers. “It just shows you the strength of College Park where $2 million sales were very few and far between and now to have three occur within a few weeks of each other.”

This house is a large 7,795 square feet and was built in 1946. The interior is a classical style but is full of upgrades.


“[The sellers] did quite a bit of work to the house with pretty extensive interior and exterior renovations. There really wasn’t a surface that wasn’t touched since they purchased it,” Pinel explained.

This kitchen was recently updated with custom cabinetry painted in robins egg blue, with soapstone countertops, white subway tile and Wolf/Sub-Zero appliances.

Public records show those sellers are Laurence and Carla Leinbach and the buyer is Jorge J. Del Valle.

The home also went through an extensive renovation back in 2000 when other owners had the property and spent millions on updates.

The home sits on nearly an acre and has five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, and a classic floorplan.

“It has lots of rooms and is not your wide open floor plan like a lot of people are wanting today,” Pinel said. “It has a living room, sitting room, a study, formal dining room, kitchen, so there’s a lot of rooms in the house.”

The traditional home features a spacious eat-in kitchen and a separate, formal dining room with hand-painted murals above the chair rail.

But it doesn’t have a closed-off feeling.

“They did a good job over the years opening the kitchen up to an eat-in area and to a seating area,” he said, adding the kitchen was completely redone with all new unique custom cabinetry painted robins egg blue, soapstone countertops, and high-end appliances.

“Today you see mostly white cabinets, white countertops, white kitchens. This definitely had a color scheme to it which is beautiful and went very well with the style of the home and the character of the home.”


The home is on Lake Adair, a non-motorized lake and has views of downtown Orlando.

Pinel called it a viewing lake with lots of wildlife and no docks or motorboats.

“It’s a beautiful lake with lots of people walking around, jogging, and exercising around the lake.”

The area above the four-car garage is an additional feature.

The bonus room above the four-car garage is an ideal spot to watch sports on the big screen TV. The lounge space features its own billiard table, bar and kitchen and a balcony overlooking Lake Adair.

“It’s got one of the greatest bonus rooms I’ve ever seen with a fireplace, a kitchen, built-ins. It can house many TVs, which the prior owner used to watch sports,” Pinel said.

Pinel said the home’s classical style attracted the buyer, who was represented by Brett Thomas Winters with Olde Town Brokers.


“It’s kind of an iconic house because it has been around since the 40s, so people drive by and notice the house. The buyer was looking for a permanent house and a beautiful home,” Pinel explained.

He added the new owner will be able to save a bit of money on utilities.

“[The sellers] put solar on there, which made it pretty much a net-zero home. They don’t have a power bill anymore, which for a home of this size is pretty cool.”

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