Lake Seminary home nets $3.65 million in record off-market sale – GrowthSpotter
In just a few months, a buyer of a high-end home on Lake Seminary became a seller again and made a handsome profit.
The 5,943 square foot home on Lake Seminary Circle in Maitland recently sold for $3.625 million, making it one of the highest sales ever on the lake.
In December 2021, it sold for $3.25 million.
“This was a private sale so we have not listed the property,” Mel Bernstein said with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty, who, along with his wife, Tina, represented both buyer and seller. “It’s actually a very gratifying feeling. We have been very lucky to get two good parties together for the right property on several occasions.”
The five-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home underwent extensive renovations beginning in 2018.
“A lot of the features that were added to the house were imported from other parts of the world, like Italian marble and woodwork from various cathedrals. It has a really interesting almost new age appeal,” Bernstein said. is a very well organized establishment.”
A focal point is a large fireplace in the main living space that Bernstein said you see when you open the front door and look across the room to the pool and lake.
“The swimming pool is really out of the ordinary. This is Lake Seminary‘s most striking property. From the fireplace, to the pool, to the spa, to the LED lights everywhere, it’s really nice.
The house has 80 feet of lakefront with a boathouse and dock.
It sold out so quickly that the Bernsteins didn’t even have time to have professional photos taken.
“Before we had a chance to list the property, we pitched both parties and worked something out, went to contract and put something in MLS,” he explained. “If for some reason that contract had failed, it would have gone to market with more pictures at $3.9 million.
Public records list the seller as Alan Wiginton and a trust with him as trustee and the buyers as Casey and William Delaporte, IV.
One of the things buyers liked is the main reason the seller left the house so quickly.
“An extraordinary feature of this house is that it is fully automated and has the latest Control4 system and the seller is not a technician,” Bernstein told GrowthSpotter. “So even though this system is designed to be so convenient, for someone who isn’t interested in such automation, it was less appealing. He decided he would let someone who was really into that automation important take advantage of it because he never would.
Bernstein said buyers immediately liked home automation to manage everything from temperature control and window covering elevations to architecture, design and location.
It was love at first sight.
“It turns out that their desire for something extremely personalized and unique was greater than expected,” he said, adding that the size, price, location, upgrades and automation of home ticked many boxes. “You’re never quite sure until you walk in, but as soon as we opened the front door, it all worked.”