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Former Chevron executive buys $2.55M Bay Hill home

Seclusion is a hallmark of homes in Bay Hill, as evidenced by the one that former Chevron executive George L. Kirkland purchased off Osprey Isle Lane.
Seclusion is a hallmark of homes in Bay Hill, as evidenced by the one that former Chevron executive George L. Kirkland purchased off Osprey Isle Lane.

Recently retired Chevron executive George L. Kirkland and his wife Joy paid $2.55 million for a lake front home at 5511 Osprey Isle Lane in the exclusive Bay Hill community.

Kirkland, 64, left the energy company in June after 41 years. The Florida native's last positions were vice chairman and executive vice president of upstream operations, which are primarily involved in exploration and production and generate much of the company's cash flows.

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The house, which sits on a little over two acres, was sold to the Kirklands by Christopher P. Crotty and his wife Margaret M. Brownlee, who bought it in September 1991 for $293,300, property records show. The sale was completed Nov. 6.

The Bay Hill community is part of the larger area of Southwest Orlando, known as Dr. Phillips. Homes, which sit on more than an acre, start in the $1.5 million-range and can top $10 million, according to Premier Realty Partners.

Osprey Isle Lane fronts Lake Blanche and lies a few miles southeast of Isleworth Country Club.

The Kirkland's new home has 6,995 square feet of living area out of a gross 8,822 square feet and 330 feet of frontage on the Butler chain of lakes. One of the brick home's features is a covered boat dock.

There are five bedrooms and the same number of bathrooms, skylights, two gas fireplaces, a patio and a three-car garage.

Bay Hill has roughly 5,300 residents and a land mass of 2.5 square miles, according to the US Census Bureau.

Reporter Bob Moser contributed to this article.

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