A house in Walt Disney World’s Golden Oak residential community became the most expensive home sold in the Orlando area last week.
The house at 9743 Lounsberry Circle in the Walt Disney World Resort neighborhood sold for $2.4 million on Dec. 28. The Tuscan villa-inspired estate was the priciest Central Florida home sold during the week that ended Jan. 2, according to the Orlando Regional Realtor Association.
The entire property is 4,668 square feet and consists of the main house and a detached guest house, which feature a combined six bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms. The two houses are connected by a garden path and are separated by a vast patio area with an outdoor kitchen.
But, the property does not have a swimming pool, which realtor Tony Davids explained made it difficult to sell, and the buyers — who remain unnamed — were able to purchase the property for less than a comparable residence would typically be listed for.
The Orlando Business Journal also noted, “Local luxury home sales were strong in the second half of 2020 as out-of-state buyers converged on Florida.” This “influx of new buyers” was confirmed in a report by the Dallas-based Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.
“Often thought of a retirement destination, this trend is changing the demographic of Florida as more families with young children as well as recent empty nesters are choosing a new lifestyle,” the report read. “The combination of being able to work from home, lower taxes, great climate and the pandemic has accelerated their decisions to relocate.”
Out of all the possible opportunities to invest in a luxury home in Florida — be it on Miami’s Venetian Islands or on a golf course in Naples — Disney’s Golden Oak community continues to draw people in. After all, it is not just the overall elegance and size of the homes, but there is also the extremely easy access to Walt Disney World Resort’s theme parks, water parks, shopping and dining center, and award-winning golf courses.
We at Inside the Magic may be a little unconsciously bias on this topic. But, come on, who wouldn’t want to actually live like a prince or a princess on Disney World property? What do you think about this house?