This magnificent lakefront estate has been one of Orlando’s most admired and showcased properties and offers an uncompromising lifestyle on the shores of beautiful Lake Butler, part of a chain of 11 lakes which are connected by navigable canals. One enters this estate through a gated entrance at the private road leading to the estate, and then again a gated entry into the compound itself. Double gated for maximum privacy
The property remains in close relationship with its environment by offering panoramic lakefront vistas from a spacious interior which features large walls and windows of glass that span the rear of this beautiful residence. This home will enhance your lifestyle while offering you a resort-like setting within your own private compound. Plan a festive weekend – or just come home to relax, swim in the oversized pool, take a glass of wine down to the boat house and enjoy the breezes, take a boat ride, water ski, or plan to fish in this pristine waters. It is a waterfront hideaway known for its dramatic architecture and impressive design, while offering the elements of serenity – so seldom found.
There are several residences throughout the 5 acres, as well as offices and private quarters for a home manager, staff or long-staying guests. I shall begin by telling you that the Main House is approached through grand double doors, leading to an impressive staircase in the center of this open interior. The formal rooms are very large (32’ living room, 28’ dining room, etc.), as are the family living areas (32’ family room, etc.). The interior reveals the grandeur of numerous estate-size rooms allowing the new owner to define their use depending on needs. In addition you will find many other rooms and spaces which will further satisfy your personal useful needs, such as a library, theater, game room, etc. . Simply stated – rooms are just rooms - until you give them life!
The first floor offers a comprehensive Master Suite Apartment with full kitchen and lounge! Of special interest is the “Orangerie,” with beautiful ceiling-to-floor views of the lake and the pergola and the romantic gazebo. The second floor boasts spacious secondary bedroom suites, lounges, miscellaneous rooms, and a guest apartment with a viewing tower (The Tower Apartment!)
A breezeway connects the main house to a spacious Garden Apartment with full kitchen and wonderful views. There is also a Boat House Apartment – complete with full kitchen and porch. (Wait until you see these views! Yours guests will prefer this apartment over all others!)
There are several garages ( in a detached building) , some of which have been converted to private on-site offices with additional dormitory space above. This could be perfect for the family that needs extensive office space near home! The residence is currently undergoing some renovation. It can be purchased “as is”, which will allow the new owner to complete the details based on their individual needs and preferences. A grand swimming pool is framed by extensive marble decking and lovely garden terraces. A cabana adjoins the outdoor entertainment poolside area for your convenience.
World known luminaries have visited “Mere Bella” – an estate attuned to views. Something uncommonly beautiful! If you long for something truly beautiful – It may be closer than you think! Fulfill your dreams – Visit “Mere Bella” a place of beauty to treasure for generations.
Price: $ 12,500,000
Web #: 893060
Carol Ann Hewitt, CIPS, CLHMS Broker
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