This sprawling lakefront home in Orlando just went on sale for under half a million dollars


Some people prefer cozy, tiny houses, but many dream of open interior spaces as wide as the Western plains – all while overlooking an Orlando lake. If you need a little elbow room in your dwelling, might we suggest this modest dream come true at 8720 Port Said St. in Orlando.

Just on the market on Monday, this 4-bedroom, 3-bath home has everything Central Florida grownups are after: zoned for Winter Park schools, bedrooms located on opposite sides of the house, and it's under half a million dollars. That amount used to sound ridiculous in these parts, but we know that's kind of a steal for waking up to views of Lake Irma every morning.

The bedroom was renovated to be a parents' paradise, with an open tub and (begins gently weeping) a Kohler "vibra-acoustic chromo-therapy" tub with ceiling spout, and a walk-in steam shower with dual shower heads. Yeah, yeah: new roof, new windows, new sliding doors, upgraded plumbing and electrical, original terrazzo flooring. Did we mention the dual shower heads and lake view?

With 20 percent up front, monthly mortgage payments are around $2,300. How growing older changes your dreams!

The home is listed by Kenneth Teixeira, agent at Weichert Realtors – Hallmark, 855-380-7599.

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