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Sprawling estate on Lake Griffin in Leesburg sells for $2M

A lakeside castle just sold for $2 million on Carman Drive in Leesburg.

“It has a stone turret. [The sellers] built it as a family home and they found the style somewhere and basically replicated the same home they fell in love with and went from there,” said listing agent Brandon English with Engel & Völkers Clermont.

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This particular home was built in 2006, but the seller’s history with the property goes much further back.

“The husband grew up on the property and that original home was actually moved to a different parcel nearby so it was in the family since he was a child so over 50 years,” English told GrowthSpotter. “They’ve lived there 16 years and they’re downsizing and moving to something smaller.”

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Public records show Terry and Erika Miller are the sellers and Rick and Sloane Hunter purchased the property.

The home is six bedrooms and six bathrooms totaling 6,558 square feet. It sits on a double lot totaling 2.7 acres with 123 feet of frontage on Lake Griffin on the Harris Chain of Lakes.

“It’s a larger piece of property compared to most,” English said. The property has a private dock with covered boat slip and a treehouse.

The lake is what attracted the buyers to this home.

“They wanted to be on a chain of lakes. They have kids that are grown and they have grandkids and they just desired to be back on a chain of lakes and have something where all their kids and grandkids could stay when they’re in town.”

English said the large pool area with a covered porch, hot tub, and large deck is his favorite feature.

“It just reminds you of being at a resort. When they put the home there, they built the site up even higher so like it feels like you’re overlooking the lake.”

A four-car detached garage and another building provide lots of space.

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“You can’t really see it from the front door, but there is a detached workshop barn. If you collect cars or boats or whatever, there’s plenty of room for it.”

The garage also has about 840 square feet of space for a guest house above it.

“It is roughed out. It could be a small apartment or something of that sort,” English explained. “That was the plan at one point, but they just didn’t need the space.”

English says he thinks the $2 million sale is the highest price for a single family home in Leesburg, although homes have sold for more in the Lake County in the areas of Mount Dora and Clermont.

“It’s unique for Leesburg. There aren’t a lot of big estate homes of this caliber in Leesburg,” he said. “It’s pretty cool because I grew up in Leesburg so it’s pretty neat to have the record sale.”

The buyers were represented by Jeannene Case with Property Finders-Conway Realty.

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