A Windermere native and veteran utility player with the Tampa Bay Rays paid $2.5 million on Tuesday for a large underdeveloped lot on Lake Butler in his hometown.
Located in the 700 block of W. 2nd Avenue, the 2.14-acre parcel features extensive lake frontage and is mostly wooded, with a single-story home of 2,306 square feet that dates to 1948.
The property lies less than a mile from Windermere's Town Hall on Main Street, and roughly two miles from Isleworth Country Club.
The buyer was Bradley Austin Miller, 28, who has played professional baseball since 2013 for the Seattle Mariners and currently the Tampa Bay Rays.
Miller attended Olympia High School in Orlando and later Clemson University on a baseball scholarship, where he won the 2011 Brooks Wallace Award as the top college baseball shortstop, and was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year.
His new lot on W. 2nd Avenue lies just seven homes down the street from that of his parents, Steven and Cheryl Miller.
The seller was Martin T. Krytus, a local business owner and lead executive with Enlightened Grain Vodka (EG Vodka), a spirit founded in Oviedo.
Krytus, who owns another Windermere home nearby, had paid $2.05 million for the property in July 2015 as an investment with no immediate plans to build, he told GrowthSpotter at the time.
Krytus owns two other homes within a few blocks on W. 2nd Avenue, in which he's invested a combined $2.88 million to purchase since 2010.