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$2,750,000 ($432.66 per sqft)

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1414 SYLVAN DRIVE, Mount Dora, FL, 32757

1414 SYLVAN DRIVE, Mount Dora, FL, 32757

5 beds

3 Full / 2 Half baths


6,356 sqft

An exceptional lakefront sanctuary in Mount Dora with ideal Lake Gertrude frontage, breathtaking sunsets, and historic relevance, all encapsulated in superior half-block construction. This is by far the most enviable location in Mount Dora. Sited on a sloping 1.3-acre parcel facing West with captivating lakefront sunsets, this spectacular home features modern improvements and luxury amenities, while retaining its distinguished allure. It was inspired by the Historic “Beauregard-Keyes House” in New Orleans and designed by famous architect James Gamble Rogers then constructed by local contractor J G Ray. A stately main home and a spacious cottage include 5 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half baths in all. An impressive circular drive invites guests to ascend the front steps to a classic Florida front porch with elevated views of pristine Lake Gertrude. The main home has a primary bedroom with an ensuite bath and gas fireplace; an exercise room complete with closets and views of the outdoor gardens; a formal living room with fireplace; a formal dining room; a library; a family room with gas fireplace; and 1500 sq.ft. of coral stone patio with an outdoor kitchen and electric sunshades surrounding the pool. A gourmet, eat-in kitchen is designed for entertaining and culinary aficionados with an 8x8 cooking island, high-end appliances, double ovens, two dishwashers, prep sinks, and windows that open the kitchen onto the patios. There is a ½ bath that services the kitchen, family, and library. You and your guests can sample wines from around the world from the 40 Ft x 8 Ft temperature-controlled, hidden wine cellar with storage for over 1,000 bottles. Work from home in the private office with ½ bath overlooking the pool and garden areas. An elegant staircase leads to three bedrooms (one with a Juliette balcony) and a full bath upstairs. The detached cottage, complete with a kitchen, bath, and front porch will house guests in the privacy of the back lot. Another wonderful property feature is the Generac standby generator which is designed to power the entire compound. There is a workshop and child’s playhouse as well. Brick pathways allow you to stroll through the gardens, around the home, and to the cottage. Lakeside, from your private sandy beach, is where the real fun and relaxation happens. Relax under the shade of the palms, enjoy the fire pit on a cool winter evening, fish from your dock, set sail on a windy day, enjoy a sunset cruise, fish, kayak, swim, ski, and so much more. There is 125 feet of private sandy shoreline with a dock, covered boat lift, open deck with seating, and a floating platform. Lake Gertrude is a 248-acre, crystal clear and clean, spring-fed lake. As properties on desirable Lake Gertrude in Mount Dora continue to flourish, and new multi-million-dollar homes are replacing existing lakefront and nearby homes, none can replicate 1414 Sylvan Drive.




Single-family residential

Laundry Remarks:

Inside, Laundry Room




4-car Boat, Circular Driveway, Driveway, Garage Door Opener, Garage Faces Side, Ground Level, Guest, Off Street




Central Air, Mini-Split Unit(s), Zoned



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Cable Connected, Natural Gas Connected

Lot Description:

Corner Lot, City Lot, Oversized Lot

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Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Gas Water Heater, Refrigerator, Washer


Auto Cleaner, Gunite, In Ground

Min Lease Term:

No Minimum

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Community Info

School Info

Mount Dora Christian Academy

Enrollment: 578

Distance: 0.48 Miles

Community Rating:

Gateway Christian School

Enrollment: 80

Distance: 1.01 Miles

Mt. Dora High School

Rating: 4/10

Enrollment: 1,121

Distance: 1.23 Miles

Community Rating:

Triangle Elementary School

Rating: 2/10

Enrollment: 768

Distance: 1.25 Miles

Community Rating:

Montessori At Roseborough

Enrollment: 136

Distance: 1.25 Miles

Community Rating:

Mt. Dora Middle School

Rating: 3/10

Enrollment: 851

Distance: 1.45 Miles

Community Rating:

Faith Lutheran School

Enrollment: 240

Distance: 2.09 Miles

Community Rating:

Lake Academy Eustis

Enrollment: 61

Distance: 2.36 Miles

Lake Technical College

Enrollment: 0

Distance: 2.69 Miles

Community Rating:

Nonschool Adult Education

Enrollment: 0

Distance: 2.7 Miles

Lake Virtual Franchise

Rating: 4/10

Enrollment: 84

Distance: 2.7 Miles

Lake Virtual Instruction Program

Enrollment: 26

Distance: 2.7 Miles

Lake Virtual Instruction Program (District Provided)

Enrollment: 0

Distance: 2.7 Miles

Lake Virtual Instruction Course Offerings

Enrollment: 0

Distance: 2.7 Miles

Eustis Heights Elementary School

Rating: 3/10

Enrollment: 749

Distance: 2.8 Miles

Community Rating:

Eustis High School

Rating: 4/10

Enrollment: 1,373

Distance: 2.81 Miles

Community Rating:

Liberty Christian Prep

Enrollment: 274

Distance: 2.89 Miles

Community Rating:

Eustis Elementary School

Rating: 3/10

Enrollment: 459

Distance: 3.13 Miles

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Contracted Services

Enrollment: 0

Distance: 3.16 Miles

Carlton Palms Educational Center

Enrollment: 40

Distance: 3.55 Miles

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Eustis Middle School

Rating: 3/10

Enrollment: 959

Distance: 3.56 Miles

Community Rating:

Round Lake Elementary School

Rating: 8/10

Enrollment: 1,080

Distance: 3.73 Miles

Community Rating:

Tavares Elementary School

Rating: 3/10

Enrollment: 1,002

Distance: 3.95 Miles

Community Rating:

Tavares High School

Rating: 4/10

Enrollment: 1,422

Distance: 4.39 Miles

Community Rating:

Alee Academy Charter School

Rating: 1/10

Enrollment: 257

Distance: 4.62 Miles

Community Rating:

Lake County Acer Program

Enrollment: 10

Distance: 4.67 Miles

Kings Kids Academy

Enrollment: 3

Distance: 5.57 Miles

Tavares Middle School

Rating: 3/10

Enrollment: 1,104

Distance: 5.76 Miles

Community Rating:

Zellwood Elementary School

Rating: 4/10

Enrollment: 604

Distance: 6.08 Miles

Community Rating:

Sorrento Elementary School

Rating: 5/10

Enrollment: 877

Distance: 6.45 Miles

Community Rating:

Special Kids Academy

Enrollment: 14

Distance: 7.16 Miles

Hampden Dubose Academy

Enrollment: 233

Distance: 7.86 Miles

Community Rating:

Milestones Community School of Lake County

Enrollment: 19

Distance: 7.87 Miles

Treadway Elementary School

Rating: 5/10

Enrollment: 895

Distance: 7.97 Miles

Community Rating:

Astatula Elementary School

Rating: 4/10

Enrollment: 655

Distance: 7.98 Miles

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