An NFL Pro Bowl safety just bought a lakefront estate home that was built with fun in mind. Orlando native Ha Ha Clinton-Dix paid $1.425 million for an estate home on a double lot on the north side of Sylvan Lake.
"The biggest things that attracted Ha Ha to the home were the lake and he has aspirations of having a large RV," said Mel Bernstein, Partner and Broker for Regal Real Estate Professionals, who represented the seller. The home has a covered area to park and hook up an RV. "The [previous] owner purchased the adjacent lot a few years ago and joined the parcels together for the RV port."
The home is in the deed-restricted Glades on Sylvan Lake neighborhood on Sylvan Woods Drive and sits on 2.67 acres. It is 4,151 square feet with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a four-car pull-through garage.
Privacy and space are key features. "It is very much rural living in a suburban setting," Bernstein told GrowthSpotter.
High hedges hide the storage area for items like boat trailers and the RV area. "You can have whatever toys you want, and nobody can see them," Bernstein said. "You can park all that stuff and you can't see it from the house and the neighbors can't see it either. All you see is the lake."
There is also a regulation-sized half basketball court, large screened pool, and a dock with a boathouse. "It's the only double lot on the north side of the lake and it has the deepest dock on the north side of the lake," Bernstein explained.
Clinton-Dix's mother, Nicole, is also listed on the deed, but Bernstein said Clinton-Dix plans to make this home his primary residence when he is not on the road with his new football team, the Chicago Bears.
Clinton-Dix played high school football seasons at Edgewater High School and Dr. Phillips High School. He won two national championships while playing for the University of Alabama. As a pro, Clinton-Dix was a first-round draft pick in 2014 for the Green Bay Packers, who signed him to a 4-year, $8.33 million deal. He was traded to the Washington Redskins in 2018 and became a free agent at the end of the season. Last month he signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal with Chicago.
Bernstein said Ha Ha's mom helped him find his new home. "He was traveling somewhere for football and saw the video we posted and said, mom, you have to look at it."
Nicole Dix looked at the home with her realtor, Nesterine Blair of Blair Reality Group, and then Clinton-Dix looked at the home several times. "The best attribute of the home is the size of the property and the lake," Bernstein said.