Husband and wife, Matt and Lindsey Tomaszewski, just sold their home within an affluent Bay Hill neighborhood by Dr. Phillips for $2.3 million.
Matt Tomaszewski is a co-founder of the Orlando-based boutique real estate firm Premier Realty Partners. The luxury residential and commercial real estate company opened its doors around 2009 when Matt and former fellow Sotheby’s agents Steve Healy and Chocky Burks joined forces to start their own brokerage.
Today, the firm has about a dozen agents, Tomaszewski told GrowthSpotter. His wife, Lindsey, began her real estate career handling sales at The VUE condo tower in downtown Orlando around 2007. She now handles commercial real estate deals with Premier Realty Partners.
The couple usually earn their commissions by selling property on behalf of others. This time around, their latest transaction is their own house.
The 5,288-square-foot, single-story property along Emerson Pointe Way traded hands for about $435 per square foot. According to a deed recently recorded in Orange County, Orlando resident Richard Lloyd is the buyer.
The Tomaszewskis bought the roughly 1.2-acre lot with and frontage on Lake Chase in 2012 for $549,000.
The gated neighborhood, called Emerson Pointe, consists of a little more than 70 home sites. It was developed by Emerson International of Altamonte Springs in 2006 at the height of the market before the recession. As a result, some property owners paid premium prices for the homes.
For example, the neighboring property owners to the east paid $3.25 million in 2006 for a home that was completed that same year. That house in currently on the market asking $2.72 million.
Matt Tomaszewski said the sale of his home marks the most expensive sale in the neighborhood in recent years. Image Builders of Central Florida completed the house in 2014.
The Tomaszewskis fashioned their custom-built home with a courtyard entry, guest quarters, stone flooring, wood beams, 20-foot tall ceilings and large sliding windows that feature expansive views of the lake. The house also consists of a game room and home theater. Outdoors the house features a pool and spa overlooking a boat dock and an outdoor kitchen, bar and fire pit.
Commenting on the luxury real estate market in Central Florida, Matt Tomaszewski said at times it can be “pretty flat... but if the product is priced well there’s always a buyer for it.”
Deals Premier Realty Partners have helped close include a commercial listing in Horizon West that brought in two former members of the Chicago Bears football team and a residential listing that brought in Major League Baseball veteran Jhonny Peralta.
As for the Tomaszewskis, the couple’s next place of residence will be downtown Windermere.