$35M Isleworth sale smashes Central Florida real-estate sales record
The Da Silva Estate, 9538 Blanche Cove Drive, Windermere, set a record for the most expensive single-family home sold in Central Florida.
| 5:45 p.m. February 27, 2023
A sprawling lakefront estate in Isleworth Golf & Country Club has sold for $35 million, setting a record for a single-family home sold in Central Florida.
Wayne Sheffield and Monica Lochmandy, of Isleworth Realty, brokered the deal, which has set a new benchmark for both the private club community and the entire Central Florida region for a single-family home transaction.
According to Orange County Property Appraiser records, the buyer was Miami-based Sozo Real Estate Inc.
“Estates of this magnitude are a rarity in Central Florida,” Lochmandy said. “Our relationships in the market were an essential key not only in initiating the transaction but also in walking it through to fruition.”
While the estate itself is exceptional in terms of both value and sheer scale, the community within which it resides is known for its magnificent estates — many of which are home to the world’s foremost golfers, athletes and business leaders.
Completed in 2020, the 26,000-square-foot estate, at 9538 Blanche Cove Drive, Windermere, was custom-built by Flavio Da Silva, Brazilian businessman, entrepreneur, owner of Wise Up schools and former owner of MLS Orlando City Soccer Club. The three-story, fully concrete estate is set on 3.15 lakefront acres and offers a two-story living room with limestone fireplace, a modern kitchen, dining room, family room, expansive owner’s suite, office, game room with bowling alley, home theater, basketball court, an elevator and cascading exterior grounds featuring a private beach. Designed by Nasrallah Architectural Group and built by Akers Custom Homes, with interiors by Marc-Michaels Interior Design, the property took more than three years to build.
Central Florida’s real-estate market has seen high demand and low inventory in the last 12 months; however the area’s luxury market is at an all-time high, with a record 20 single-family home sales above $5 million in 2021 that was matched in 2022.