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CEO of clinical research firm buys Winter Park lakefront home

A view of the recently purchased home on Genius Drive in Winter Park.

The CEO and owner of Orlando-based Compass Research paid $5.3 million on Oct. 27 for a "Hamptons-style" lakefront home on Winter Park's Lake Mizell.

The buyers were Sean P. Stanton and wife Charlet C. Stanton. Sean co-founded Compass Research in 2006, which serves as a Phase 1-4 therapeutic clinical trial center.


Set on 1.04 acres, the property lies in the 300 block of Genius Drive. Built in 2007, the two-story home has five bedrooms and 5.5 baths across 8,930 square feet of conditioned area in the main house, and a one-bedroom, one-bath detached poolside guest house.

Highlights of the home include a foyer with 2.15-foot valuted ceiling, a gourmet kitchen with chef's appliances wide-plank walnut flooring, two offices, a gym with full bath, theater room, 40-foot heated pool and spa, lanai with fire pit and summer kitchen, and a boat dock, according to online listings.


The sellers were Sid and Darlene Monzadeh, who previously paid $4.15 million in March 2013. Sid is the owner of Autosports LLC, a full-service auto dealership in Casselberry focused on high-value imported vehicles.

The Stantons sourced a mortgage from BNY Mellon, N.A. to help finance the home purchase.

Mick Night of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate-Winter Park was listing agent on the property.

The Stantons also own a 4,045-square-foot home in the 13000 block of Lake Roper Court in Windermere, for which they paid $205,000 in January 2004 as new construction.

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