One of Orlando City Soccer Club's most well-known players from last year who remains a free agent paid $1.375 million last week for a waterfront home in the gated Casa del Lago community of Keene's Pointe.
Located on Vinci Drive in the Windermere community, the 0.4-acre lot features a two-story home with six bedrooms, five baths and 5,029 square feet of conditioned area built in 2012.
Amenities include an office, four-car garage, swimming pool, lanai and summer kitchen overlooking a large pond and fountain.
The buyers were Antonio Nocerino and wife Federica Consolente. A native of Naples, Italy, the 33-year-old Nocerino joined Orlando City SC in February 2016 via trade, and typically started as a midfielder for the local MLS club through the 2017 season.
His contract option was declined by Orlando City in January, and Nocerino has continued to live in the area with his family while looking for another opportunity in pro soccer.
The sellers were John S. Pirrie and wife Lynne S. Pirrie, who previously paid $1.28 million in 2012. This was their vacation home in recent years, but the couple now resides full-time in Windermere in another home.
Originally from Scotland, John Pirrie is known there for building a successful commercial generator business named LCH Generators, which his family sold in 2006 for GBP60 million (US$80.49 million). He and brother James Pirrie later formed a Glasgow-based private equity firm, Nevis Capital.
Chris Bauman and Oren Adar of Suzi Karr Realty were original listing agents on the property for roughly a year, before DeAnna Sechrest took over the listing earlier this year. Adar introduced Nocerino's agent to the property in April.