By Jaymi Naciri

PRIVACY, PRESTIGE AND ARCHITECTURAL DISTINCTION CONVERGE IN THIS WINTER
GARDEN, FLORIDA, MEDITERRANEAN ESTATE.

Business leaders Steve and Rita Hollosi were seeking a property “on a pristine lake” when they happened upon Deer Island and were smitten. Here, in Winter Garden, Florida, resort-style living on the John’s Lake chain of lakes offers a serene island lifestyle with expansive homesites, large setbacks and breathtaking water views and access, without being far removed from desired amenities.

“We had been looking at waterfront property and loved the possibilities here,” says Steve Hollosi, in an interview with Homes & Estates. “There’s one main road, and it’s gated. There are large estate lots and only 174 residents on the island.”

That deep sense of privacy is enhanced by the property upon which the Hollosis built La Casa de Leon. This one-of-a-kind heritage estate with 11,696 square feet of indoor living, and an additional 11,000-plus square feet of magnificently finished, covered outdoor living space, sits upon a 1.75-acre peninsula surrounded on all sides by water and protected wildlife, and boasting a rare 700 feet of lake frontage…

Click here for the full story as seen in the fall 2016 issue of Homes & Estates.