A corner estate in Windermere’s Keene’s Point neighborhood, surrounded on two sides by water, just sold for $4 million.
The six-bedroom house spans over 9,000 square feet under air on the 6000 block of Rosella Court, and sits on a roughly 3-acre lot with views of Lake Tibet to its south.
According to a deed recorded in Orange County, the sellers were husband and wife, Christopher and Karla Gegg. The couple bought the lot in 2005 for $1 million and built the house that’s currently on the property today in 2008. Sunscape Homes Inc. was the homebuilder.
The buyer is Matthew Nixon is from Burtonsville, Maryland, where he is a top executive at Anticimex Group, an international pest control company.
Shane and Tracy Croft with Coldwell Banker Realty in Winter Park represented both sides of the deal.
Ever since the pandemic hit, Shane Croft told GrowthSpotter he’s seen demand at the wealthier end of Florida’s residential market increase.
“Good weather and the fact that Florida residents don’t pay state income or estate tax is old news,” he said. “Newer trends like being able to work from home, or people wanting to escape social unrest in their communities have buyers re-thinking where they want to live.”
For those who could afford to, the trend is moving to some of Florida’s most affluent communities, he said.
“You can’t really overstate how many people and how much wealth is coming [to Florida] on a day-to-day basis,” Croft said.
He and his wife worked with the sellers to upgrade the kitchen before putting the house on the market.
They had workers come in and strip the cabinets, re-stain and re-paint them a neutral cream color and add white quartz counter tops, he said. They also redesigned the bar area.
Notable home features include a home theater, game room, home gym and an office overlooking the water. The entrance of the home features an arched courtyard entry into a four-car garage. The house also has multiple second-story decks, a pool and spa area, and a covered dock with a boat lift.
Residents at Keene’s Point have access to a private country club offering a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course.
Yoshi Mizumaki, a Japanese professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in 1994 and 1995, was a former resident in the community.