SOURCE: DeCaro Luxury Real Estate Auction

DeCaro Luxury Real Estate Auction

March 04, 2015 10:15 ET

DeCaro Luxury Real Estate Auctions Announces Absolute Auction for Waterfront Retreat Directly Across From LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

Luxury Estate in Winter Haven, FL to Be Sold on March 14 to Highest Bidder Without Reserve

WINTER HAVEN, FL--(Marketwired - Mar 4, 2015) -  DeCaro Luxury Real Estate Auctions has announced an absolute auction on March 14, 2015 for 1700 North Lake Eloise Drive, a 10,793-square-foot luxury estate that was custom built in 2006 on 4.5-acres of land that traverses the North Shore of Florida's Lake Eloise. The waterfront estate will sell to the highest bidder without reserve on auction day.

"The founders of Built by Waters, an award-winning building company, designed 1700 North Lake Eloise Drive as their family's personal dream home. Lori and Glen Waters paid attention to every detail. The ceilings alone are works of art with intricately designed cutouts, pillared archways and handcrafted mouldings," said Daniel DeCaro, DeCaro Luxury Real Estate Auctions Founder and Auctioneer. "The auction of this elegant estate is an incredible opportunity for someone to own a private piece of Lake Eloise."

The five-bedroom, eight-and-a-half-bathroom retreat boasts five fireplaces, an elevator, trayed ceilings, porcelain and maple hand-scraped hardwood floors and oversized windows that offer uncompromised views of Lake Eloise. The home also has several living, dining and entertainment areas, including a formal dining room with seating for 12, a billiards and game room, a state-of-the-art screening room with theater-style seating, and a fully-equipped exercise room.

A stone pathway surrounded by lush green lawns, topiaries and palm trees leads up to the entrance of 1700 North Lake Eloise Drive, which is marked by a striking cast iron fountain and cathedral-style front doors that open to the home's grand marble foyer.

Past the foyer, a gourmet kitchen features a large center island with a sink, granite countertops and custom storage drawers by Jack Busby Cabinets. Other features include an additional breakfast bar with seating for six, wood paneled refrigerator and separate freezer that blend seamlessly with the custom cabinets, three convection ovens and a six-burner gas stove with a culinary grade pot filler. The kitchen also has a hidden walk-in pantry and an adjoining eating area with views of the waterfront.

The home's master suite is also on the first floor and features 12-foot ceilings with a rectangular cutout above the bed, as well as a circular cutout for a hanging chandelier. The suite has a fireplace with a hearth seating area and an oversized picture window overlooking Lake Eloise. In the master bath, a two-person Jacuzzi tub is surrounded by four pillars with archways, marking the center of the oversized room, which also contains two separate vanities with vessel sinks, endless counter space and a center mirror with an in-laid TV screen.

The backyard grounds at 1700 North Lake Eloise Drive were designed around the private pool and outdoor spa, and include several patios with an outdoor fireplace, summer kitchen and covered dining area. A tiered hot tub with a cascading waterfall that flows into the large in-ground pool completes the impressive backyard.

The front grounds continue to impress with a porte-cochère area that includes the estate's large guest house and caretaker's quarters. The guest house features one-bedroom, one-bathroom, a walk-in closet and a refrigerator, while the caretaker's quarters feature an additional bedroom with a full-size bathroom, walk-in closet, eat-in kitchen, family room and a washer and dryer.

Other notable features of the estate include a six-car garage, an in-ground Bug Slayer pest system, a self-operating generator and a commercial grade dock with a boathouse lift and separate Jet Ski dock.

Winter Haven is the home of LEGOLAND®, which is located directly across the lake from 1700 North Lake Eloise Drive. The LEGOLAND® Florida resort is the largest LEGOLAND® Park in the world, with more than 50 rides, restaurants, shopping, shows and attractions on over 150 waterfront acres. The property available for auction is located one hour from both Orlando and Tampa Bay, Florida.

The property is open for prospective buyers to view on Saturdays and Sundays, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning Saturday, February 21, 2015. The last scheduled open house will be held the day before the auction on Friday, March 13, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The estate may also be shown by private appointment by contacting DeCaro Luxury Real Estate Auctions.

The absolute auction of this private estate will be held onsite at 1700 North Lake Eloise Drive, Winter Haven, FL on Saturday, March 14 at 11:00 a.m. Broker participation is invited.

For additional information on this auction, as well as other DeCaro auctions please, call 1.800.332.3767 or visit

About DeCaro Luxury Real Estate Auctions: Founded by Daniel DeCaro, a licensed real estate broker and luxury property auctioneer, DeCaro Luxury Real Estate Auctions has been auctioning luxury properties of distinction for more than 35 years. DeCaro has settled billions of dollars in luxury assets, executing flawless nationwide live auctions. DeCaro is the foremost leader and innovator in the field of auctioning luxury estates, yachts, and aircraft. For more information call 1.800.332.3767.

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