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Comedian Larry the Cable Guy buys Windermere estate

The estate includes a two-story Southern neo-classical style house with 550 feet of shoreline and a heated pool and outdoor spa.
The estate includes a two-story Southern neo-classical style house with 550 feet of shoreline and a heated pool and outdoor spa. (GIL LEVY FRAMED LISTINGS LLC)

Comedian Larry the Cable Guy, whose birth name is Daniel Whitney, is heading back to Florida, this time landing in the ritzy town of Windermere.

According to a deed in Orange County, Whitney and his wife, Cara, paid $3.4 million for a five-bedroom home on Lake Butler Boulevard.

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The seller, William “Bill” Kitchen, is the founder of Windermere-based US ThrillRides. The company is partnering with developer Wallack Holdings LLC to bring the the world’s tallest rollercoaster to Orlando’s I-Drive corridor.

Dubbed the Skyscraper, the attraction features different experiences including a drop ride called SkyFall, a free-fall dive experience called SkyJump and an experience called SkyLedge.

An aerial view of the estate along Lake Butler Boulevard.
An aerial view of the estate along Lake Butler Boulevard. (Gil Levy)

Records show Kitchen paid $3.6 million for the property in 2006. The 8,204-square-foot Southern neo-classical style manse has been on and off the market for several years with different brokerages.

Keller Williams Winter Park partners Linda Sitek and Steven Ritz had the most recent listing.

“We like to call it the jewel above the lake,” Sitek said. The two-story home sold fully furnished with an equipped home gym and media room/theater. Sitek said the elevation of the estate props the house up for ideal views of the Butler Chain of Lakes.

Other notable features include a guest suite, gourmet kitchen with double ovens, a wood-paneled study and three sets of french doors in the master bedroom leading to the covered balcony on the second floor.

The master bedroom also has a gas fireplace, luxury bathroom and two walk-in closets.

The five-bedroom home sold fully furnished.
The five-bedroom home sold fully furnished. (GIL LEVY FRAMED LISTINGS LLC)

Outside, the property features 550 feet of shoreline and a heated pool and outdoor spa area. The house comes with a three-car garage and private covered boat dock and boat lift.

The Blue Collar Comedy star will be moving from Nebraska. He once owned a home at 1700 Oakway in Sanford, but sold it in 2011 for $925,000.

Donna Evans, of Coldwell Banker Realty’s Winter Park office, represented Dan and Cara Whitney in their latest transaction in Windermere.

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