Magnificent Italian Renaissance - style lakefront estate
Orlando, Orange County, Florida
Past a private gated entry, fronted by a circular drive & enveloped by lush grounds sits a magnificent Italian Renaissance-style lakefront estate known as “Chateau Les Grands Chenes,” or “Castle of the Big Oak Trees.” This exquisite 2000 SEBC Grand Aurora Award-winning jewel affords unparalleled luxury in a premier Orlando locale, with rare exposure on 2 beautiful lakes. Enjoy lovely views of Lake Adair from the front of the home as well as Lake Concord & city skyline from the rear property! Built-in 1924 & impeccably renovated in 1998, the estate makes a striking impression and is a dream for indoor-outdoor entertaining. Exterior walls afford privacy & create a peaceful oasis. Gorgeous environs boast a generous covered & screened patio with an oversized heated pool/spa/cabana area for fabulous parties, an outdoor kitchen with seating, Viking grill & bar, and full bathroom. Beyond are manicured lawns brimming with mature landscaping & stately oak trees, a basketball court, sitting area with gas fire pit, plus a chipping green & dock for the resort-like amenities you desire. Original front doors invite you into interiors that exude elegance, with many original elements and stunning recast replicas enhancing the character like the iron staircase, light fixtures, pillars & fireplace. Jeld-Wen insulated doors & windows, travertine, wood & marble flooring, granite/marble countertops & solid wood cabinetry throughout & 3 stunning fireplaces are among many other refined details. Comfort abounds for the family, guests & host with 5 bedrooms, 6.2 baths, formal living & dining rooms, top-of-the-line chef’s kitchen, sun-filled breakfast room, butler’s & herb pantries, family room with 2-sided fireplace & wet bar, movie room, office with gas fireplace & lake views, and basement wine cellar. Unwind in your 1st-level primary suite featuring a sitting area, gas fireplace, pool access, and his & her spa baths with walk-in closets & gym. Upstairs is a large guest suite with a lake-facing Juliet balcony, sitting area & walk-in closets. Tons of storage, state-of-the-art security, $40,000 landscape lighting package & an air-conditioned 3-car garage heighten the allure of this premier-quality home. Best is the location in desirable College Park minutes to Downtown Orlando, Amway Center, Dr. Philips Center & City Soccer. College Park is centrally located in Downtown Orlando allowing homeowners to forgo the need to travel I-4, but should you need to easy on and off access. Zoned for A-rated Princeton Elementary + close to Lake Highland & Bishop Moore private schools!
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