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One of the nation's top ear, nose and throat physicians and his wife paid $1.2 million on Friday for their future home in College Park, designed by one of Florida's most touted architects of the early 20th century.

Located on Alba Drive in the Edgewater Estates neighborhood, the home lies in south College Park, just off the corner of Edgewater Drive and west of Lake Concord.

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The buyers were Dr. Paul A. Levine and Susan L. Levine, of Charlottesville, Va.

A view of the home on Alba Drive recently sold by an executive member of Starling Chevrolet-Cadillac.
A view of the home on Alba Drive recently sold by an executive member of Starling Chevrolet-Cadillac. (Orange County Property Appraiser)

Paul is currently a professor and chair of the University of Virginia Health System's Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Among numerous awards over his 43 years in medicine, Levine has been named one of the "Best Doctors in America" from 2007 through 2015 by Best Doctors, Inc., and listed by Newsweek among the "Top Cancer Doctors in the USA" in August 2015.

The three-bed, 3.5-bath home built in 1964 features 4,130 square feet of living area across one story.

One of College Park's most iconic homes is under new ownership for the first time in nearly 50 years.

Set on a 0.91-acre lot, the home was designed by James Gamble Rogers, best known for his Central Florida homes built in the 1930s & 1940s, and buildings on the Rollins College campus. The Spanish Revival architecture is noted in imported tiles and a wood burning fireplace, according to a listing online.

The Levines are the parents of Marc L. Levine, shareholder in the commercial litigation department of Orlando law firm Gray Robinson.

The sellers were Alan C. Starling, president of Starling Chevrolet-Cadillac, and wife Susanne H. Starling, who last bought it in May 2011 for $925,000.

Learn how this prominent Winter Park home sold within hours of being listed in mid-April.

The Starlings signed an agreement with the Levines to immediately lease back the home through the coming year. The Levines are expected to move to Orlando in late 2017.

Kelly Price of Kelly Price & Company represented the sellers, and Michael O'Shaughnessy of Winter Park-based Michael O'Shaughnessy Real Estate Brokers represented the buyer.

Have a tip about Central Florida development? Contact me at bmoser@growthspotter.com, (407) 420-5685 or @bobmoser333. Follow GrowthSpotter on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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