This ancient Italy-inspired Windermere palace is fit for friends, Romans, countrymen


This house might look like you're in Pompeii ... no? Well, according to the broker, it was inspired by the ancient city of Herculaneum, which was engulfed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius (along with Pompeii and Stabiae) circa A.D. 79. Rest easy, this place on Lake Palmer in Windermere is unlikely to suffer the same fate.

The home at 6300 Deacon Circle in Windermere in Isleworth has five bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms. A foyer leads to a marble loggia with fountains and skylights flanked by columns, and the formal living and dining rooms have a gilded ceiling and views over the cypress trees and lawn. There is a heated salt water pool and 141 feet of shoreline, with a private double boat dock and beach.

The property sold on Nov. 6 after 350 days on the market for $3.45 million, the most expensive sale of the week, according to the Orlando Regional Realtor Association. The original and only owners built the home 20 years ago. The broker was Simon Simaan.

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