Written by Posted On Wednesday, 22 September 2021 13:15

Winter Park, FLA. (September 3, 2021) — A magnificent estate sited on two lakefront acres has sold for $10.65 million. Located at 1000 Genius Drive, this stunning property boasts water frontage on three sides, overlooking Lake Virginia and Lake Mizell on the Winter Park Chain of Lakes. Originally built in 1925, the residence was once owned by Rollins College in the mid-20th century. The sellers orchestrated a complete renovation in 2018, creating a modern retreat with resort-style amenities. Mick Night and John Pinel, of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s Winter Park office, represented both the buyer and seller.

An opulent gate and circular drive welcome guests to this architectural wonder, featuring 10 bedrooms, 10 full and two half-baths. Outstanding appointments abound — from an incredible chef’s kitchen and separate caterer’s quarters to an all-glass, walk-in wine room and ultra-private master suites on the first and second floor. A full gym, spacious home office and air-conditioned 18-car garage with hydraulic lifts strike the perfect work/life balance. 

Expansive windows and dramatic terraces reveal an outdoor oasis, complete with manicured grounds, a sports court, two boat docks, summer kitchen, pool and spa — all with tranquil lake views. This secluded paradise is situated just moments from Park Avenue and all the charms of Winter Park.

With more than 50 years of combined real estate experience, Night and Pinel consistently rank as the top performing sales team in the Winter Park and Central Florida markets, achieving over $2 billion in career sales volume.


“Pristine waterfront acreage and panoramic views surround this extraordinary estate — a one-of-a-kind home that has been recently reimagined in luxurious detail. From its stunning interior design to the exquisite outdoor amenities, this residence offers the ultimate lakefront lifestyle. The significant sale price indicates not only the strength of the luxury market, but the enduring value of Winter Park real estate.”

  • Mick Night and John Pinel, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty


About Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

Headquartered in Naples, Florida, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty has over 1,400 associates and employees in 40 locations throughout Florida and North Carolina. Premier Sotheby's International Realty also benefits from an association with the storied Sotheby's auction house, established in 1744. The brokerage is a division of The Lutgert Companies, a prominent member of Southwest Florida’s business community since 1964. For more information, visit

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