A high-ranking Nike executive is the new owner of a waterfront estate nestled on nearly 4 acres along Lake Mary Jane in Orlando.
Zoe Krislock, a vice president and general manager of Nike Canada, paid $895,428 for the property in the 13000 block of S. Lake Mary Jane Road, according to a deed signed Feb. 22 and recorded Wednesday in Orange County.
The seller was Rebecca Irish, a managing partner with RVR Consulting Group, a business advisory group headquartered in Winter Park.
It wasn't clear whether Krislock bought the property as a vacation home or is assuming a new position for the athletic wear manufacturer in Central Florida. Nike did not respond to requests for comment.
"As of right now, I think it's a couple of houses she owns," said Anthony Dinova, an agent with Selah Realty Group who represented Krislock. "Executives have a tendency to travel. She wanted a nice place in Florida to stay a couple of months of the year."
David Taylor, who represented Irish as a broker associate with Regal Real Estate Professionals LLC, said the property was attractive because it has a two-story home and a guest house for a total of 3,842 square feet of living space. Plus, at 3.91 acres, the lot was big with lush landscaping.
The property was cleared by a previous owner who was a professional wake boarder, Taylor said. The double dock and boat lifts there are not allowed in Orange County anymore.
"It has a breathtaking and expansive view," Taylor said. "I call that part of town Old Florida. It has a great sense of community and not a lot of turnover. And most of the lot is very heavily treed."
The house, built in 1963, features lake views through 30 feet of glass frames in the great room. Upstairs, a master suite with wood floors opens through French doors onto a covered patio facing the water.
The guesthouse has a den, full kitchen, two bedrooms, a full bath and a second-floor balcony with waterfront view. The double dock has built-in seating and 500 square feet of covered entertaining space.
Lake Mary Jane connects to Lake Hart, providing 3,000 acres of water for boating, waterboarding and skiing.
"Those lakes are fed by the Little Kissimmee River," Taylor said. "During the drought in the early 2000s, that lake never went down because it's controlled by the locks on the Little Kissimmee River."
Irish bought the home in March 2007 for $1.035 million. Dinova said the property was initially priced at $1.049 million, and later reduced to $998,000 before selling for $895,428.
Why would Ms. Irish let go of such a beautiful property?
"She's a new empty-nester and is downsizing," Taylor said.