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DeLand car collector puts estate with 17-car garage on market for $1.7M

The house itself is 7,600 square feet with seven bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and one half bath.
The house itself is 7,600 square feet with seven bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and one half bath. (JOHN UNRUE)

A home built to house a unique collection is hitting the market, as is the collection itself.

In addition to the usual specs of a luxury home, this estate on Lincoln Road in DeLand has a 4,000 square foot climate-controlled garage space with room for at least a dozen cars.

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“I just love cars and always have collectible cars around and race cars and thought it would be neat to make something special,” said Mike Tumminello, who along with his wife Brande Hunt own the home. He built the showroom about a decade ago as an addition to the home.

Tumminello owns Fleet Liquidators, a wholesale car company and has been in the car business since he was 20. “[In the home showroom] there's some that are collectible cars, there’s real low mileage cars in there, just a mixture of cars. There’s an old yellow truck in the corner that was my dad’s. That car is not for sale, I just keep it.”

The home was built in 2002 and also has both a three-car attached garage and a two-car detached garage for the everyday cars a homeowner would actually drive. The vehicles currently in the showroom are for sale, but are not part of the home’s $1.7 million asking price.

“[The owner] has two Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and one Dale Earnhardt senior original racing cars in the home,” said Miranda Cady, Luxury Realtor for Premier Sotheby's International Realty, who is preparing to list the property. “Beautiful showcase items that are absolutely pristine, as well as the records from which races those cars have been driven in, which I think is really unique and you don't see that on the market a lot.”

The house itself is 7,600 square feet with seven bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and one half bath.

“It’s definitely built for a family. There’s a downstairs master suite with dual his and hers closets, [and a] gorgeous en suite bathroom down there,” Cady told GrowthSpotter, adding there is another bedroom on the main floor. The second floor has a split floorplan with a three-bedroom wing with a Jack and Jill bathroom and another full bathroom on one side with another Jack and Jill suite on the other side. “It’s meant for entertaining and for normal family living, everyday living,” she said.

The owners recently completed extensive renovations. “They were going to just update the kitchen and the master bath, and they ended up putting hundreds of thousands of dollars into renovations and basically redoing the entire interior,” Cady said. “It’s exquisite and pristine.”

The home also has plenty of entertaining space, both indoor and outdoor. “We’ve got a sand volleyball court, and a pool, we’ve got a koi pond out back. It’s unique, it really is,” Tumminello said, adding he is moving to the beach and will store his cars at other locations.

The home sits on 2.5 acres in the gated Sandhill neighborhood in DeLand, not far from Daytona International Speedway, the beaches, or Orlando, Cady highlighted. “It gives you the discreet privacy of feeling like you have space and seclusion while still having accessibility to all of the amenities that Orlando would typically offer,” she said.

Because of the unique qualities of the home, especially the showroom, this property requires some vision.

“The idea behind the showroom is really to showcase someone’s luxury car collection,” Cady said, adding there are many other ways to use the huge space. “We’ve heard things like ballet studios, fitness centers, private art galleries, and [when we had showings before] every single person that came to see the property had their own idea of what they would do with that space,” she said. “So, if someone wanted to adapt and transform that space into something that suits their personal lifestyle needs, that’s absolutely doable.”

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