The executive manager of one of Orange County's oldest family-owned auto dealerships paid just over $3.6 million for a lakefront estate in Winter Park, according to a deed signed Monday.
The single-story, 5,994-square-foot house on Summerland Avenue boasts 180 feet of Lake Maitland frontage on the Winter Park Chain of Lakes. Built in 2001 for Charlie Bradshaw, a car enthusiast, the custom home sports a six-car garage with three separate double-space bays. A circular drive adorned with Olde Winter Park brick, greets visitors in the front.
The four-bedroom, six-bath home has a split plan with a central kitchen connecting the two wings. The house was designed to take full advantage of lakefront views with floor-to-ceiling windows spanning the back wall. The exterior features include a 350-year-old oak tree and a two-bay boathouse snuggled along the cypress tree-lined lake. The interior has walnut hardwood floors, detailed volume ceilings, custom millwork, crown moldings and wainscoting.
The group now owns four Florida dealerships: Starling Chevrolet, now in Orlando; Starling Chevrolet Cadillac in Deland; Starling Chevrolet Buick GMC in St. Cloud; and the former Kunz Buick GMC dealership in Venice, which Starling acquired in October 2017. The family added a fifth dealership in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, this year.
The sellers were John L. Steinbrun and his wife, Lisa Ann Hughes-Steinbrun. The couple bought the home for $2.85 million in August 2014.
Alison Mosley of Premier Sotheby's International Realty represented the sellers.