Last Updated on 02/19/2024 by Greg Vander Wel
Proudly presenting a unique opportunity to acquire one of the most significant lakefront estates in Winter Park, on beloved Via Tuscany, moments from downtown Park Avenue’s shopping and restaurants. This iconic and historic property boasts the rarity of 1.57+ acres elevated above Lake Maitland, with 138 feet of waterfrontage and breathtaking views from sunrise to sunset. Built in 1919 in the Georgian Revival style, the home captures the essence and elegance of a bygone era but is resplendent in every aspect to withstand the test of time. Spectacular curb appeal with stunning mature landscaping, a park-like backyard with a gazebo and sweeping lawn to the lake, a boat dock, an outdoor fireplace, and an impressive screened indoor pool provide endless enjoyment and entertaining possibilities. The grand entry foyer welcomes with a balance of informal and formal rooms on the first floor, ideal for large-scale entertaining, both inside and out. The first floor features an oversized living room, a formal dining room, a den, a study, a kitchen, a breakfast room, a Butler’s pantry, and two sunporches. Two sets of staircases lead to 5 bedrooms and 4 full baths, plus numerous flex spaces. The upstairs owners’ suite is luxurious with a fireplace, a sitting area, oversized walk-in closets, a small bar area, a closet with a second washer/dryer, elevator access, a private porch, and a rooftop terrace. There is also a guest cottage with a bedroom, a bathroom, a living room, and a kitchen. The enormous attic and basement offer large amounts of storage. Features include soaring ceilings (12-14′), heart pine floors, plantation shutters, an elevator, intricate millwork and crown molding, and a 4-car garage. The total of 8,353 heated square feet includes 7,367 sq ft in the main house and 986 sq ft in the guest cottage. The property has been meticulously maintained and enormously loved. Prime location and unrivaled lot quality.
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