Vacant lot on Park Avenue sells for $6.85 million after owners demolish mansion – Orlando Sentinel
WINTER PARK – Where once stood a huge pink-coloured Mediterranean estate is now an empty plot of land with iron gates opening onto a brick driveway.
The house on North Park Avenue in Winter Park needed a lot of work. Instead of restoring it, its owners demolished it and put it up for sale. A 1.94-acre parcel of land on Lake Maitland sold earlier this month for $6.85 million, according to a report in GrowthSpotter.
“We originally listed it for $10.8 million, but the problem was there was a large house, 20,000 square feet under air and 25,500 square feet under roof, but unfortunately, it had no value,” listing agent Brian Mitnick said. Re/Max 200 Realty. “Everyone who looked at it felt it should be torn down. So we tore the house down and at that point we got a tremendous amount of interest.
Mitinki said It is believed to be the highest priced residential lot ever sold in Winter Park. “A lot of people told me I wouldn’t get more than five and a half million dollars for it,” he said.
The property was a family home House builder Charlie Clayton Parents, Joan and Charles Clayton. She passed away in 2021, and her estate just sold the house.
In 1978, Clayton Sr. purchased the original house for $180,000. This structure dates back to 1938.
The family added to the house in 1999, making it a total of eight bedrooms, nine full bathrooms, five half-baths, three kitchens, two garages, walk-in closets, and more.
“If you look at the pictures, the outside of the house was beautiful, but it was very expensive to renovate, three to four million, and for just one or two million, you can build a new house,” Mitnick said.
Public records show Charlie Clayton applied for the demolition permit on May 8 and the city approved it on July 17.
The house had some historic stained glass windows, chandeliers and other items inside.
“Anything of any value like that was taken out of that house before (the demolition),” Mitnick said. “I don’t know where it all went, but (Clayton) was very sensitive to keeping anything there of any value.”
According to public records, the buyers are Mark and Chloe Daly, and so far, no other permits have been filed for potential construction on the property. Because the parcel is located in the Winter Park chain of lakes, any new permits would have to be approved by the Planning Commission.
Michael Rasmussen and Maggie Drummond with Devin Real Estate He represents the buyers, who Mitnick says bought a lot in a great location.
“It’s about two acres and is located on the most sought-after lake, on Park Avenue, and within walking distance of the Park Avenue shops,” Mitnick said.
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