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1220 N Park Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789
7 beds
6 baths
12,475 sq ft


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Tiffany Pantozzi

Tiffany Pantozzi

Founder | Servicing Central Florida, Windermere, Winter Park, Orlando, and Winter Garden


Property Description

Casa del Mondo known as House of the World in Winter Park, is situated on Winter Park Chain of Lakes in the posh and very exclusive Twelve Oaks neighborhood off Park Avenue. Built in 2003, this 16,608 square foot of total living space, this estate seamlessly spreads across 4.08 total acres and has a spectacular view from the lakeshore of Lake Maitland and the Winter Park Chain of Lakes. The original owners Edyth and Archibald Bush, Executive Vice-President of 3M (Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing) Company, fell in love with the area at first glance and owned the entire peninsula at one time. Originally designed with architectural features from around the world with amenities and features in the house are unlike anything seen before. The birdcage elevator is a duplication of the one built by Otis Elevator Company and installed in 1896 at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. The award-winning media room was featured on ABC’s Good Morning America. The award winning kitchen was designed with your private chef in mind; a professionally equipped with commercial appliances, imported Japanese wood for custom cabinetry and seamless views to waterfalls and koi ponds. From outside of the two-story, 7-bedroom home looks like a Mediterranean villa set in a Hawaiian rain forest on the shores of a Tahitian Lagoon. Behind the wrought-iron gates reveal a stone-paved driveway meandering through a landscape lush with palms, bamboo and multiple live oak trees. The back lawn was created with four waterfalls; one is a two-story waterfall from the master bath, designed and installed by artisans from Disney. The boat house includes docking for a boat and two jet skis Separating the house and cabana is a stone bridge over the tiered koi pond. The heated pool hosts a series of water fountains with LED lighting for the lap pool lanes and jacuzzi. Adjacent is an air-conditioned open cabana with an outdoor kitchen and wood burning pizza oven. The summer grille is surrounded by hand painted tiles by Cuban artist Jose Fuster that the owners hand carried out of Havana. Estate includes a guest house which is fully equipped with a separate entrance from gated service drive and integrated into the home. The back of the house service driveway features additional motor court parking service providers. Front of the house includes a dedicated gated guest entrance and paver circle drive for ease of entertaining. This home is extremely well-planned with spectacular appointments & views. All proceeds from the sale of the home owned by Sellers, in excess of $12,000,000, will be donated to the @University of Central Florida.

Property Details & Features

Property Type

  • Single Family Residence

Year Built

  • 2003


  • Living Area Meters: 1158.96
  • Room Count: 6
  • Architectural Style: “Custom”
  • Building Area Total: 16608
  • Building Area Units: Square Feet
  • Construction Materials: “Block”, “Stucco”, “Wood Frame”
  • Direction Faces: South
  • Levels: “Two”
  • Living Area: 12475
  • Year Built: 2003


  • Total Annual Fees: $1,100
  • Total Monthly Fees: $92


  • Water Access: Lake,Lake – Chain of Lakes
  • Water Extras: Boathouse,Dock w/Electric,Lift – Covered,Seawall – Concrete,Skiing Allowed
  • Water View: Lake,Lake – Chain of Lakes,Pond

Home Owner’s Association

  • Association Fee Requirement: Required
  • Monthly HOA Amount: $92
  • Association Fee Frequency: Annually
  • Association Fee Includes: “Electricity”, “Maintenance Grounds”, “Private Road”
  • Association Fee: $1100


  • Available For Lease
  • Minimum Lease: No Minimum
  • Calculated List Price By Calculated Sq Ft: $1,281


  • Lot Size Square Meters: 16495
  • Total Acreage: 2 to less than 5
  • Features: “Corner Lot”, “Cul-De-Sac”, “City Limits”, “Irregular Lot”, “Near Golf Course”, “Oversized Lot”, “Street Dead-End”, “Paved”, “Private”
  • 4.08 acres
  • 177549 square feet
  • Number Of Lots: 2
  • View: “Garden”, “Pool”, “Water”


  • Disaster Mitigation: Above Flood Plain,Fire/Smoke Detection Integration,Lightning Protection System,Safe Room

Additional Rooms

  • Additional Rooms: Bonus Room,Breakfast Room Separate,Den/Library/Office,Family Room,Florida Room,Formal Dining Room Separate,Formal Living Room Separate,Great Room,Inside Utility,Interior In-Law Suite,Loft,Media Room

Property Access

  • Road Surface: “Asphalt”, “Paved”

Appliances and Equipment

  • Appliances: “Bar Fridge”, “Built-In Oven”, “Convection Oven”, “Cooktop”, “Dishwasher”, “Disposal”, “Dryer”, “Exhaust Fan”, “Freezer”, “Gas Water Heater”, “Ice Maker”, “Indoor Grill”, “Microwave”, “Other”, “Range”, “Range Hood”, “Refrigerator”, “Trash Compactor”, “Washer”, “Wine Refrigerator”
  • Other Equipment: “Generator”, “Intercom”, “Satellite Dish”


  • 5 full bathrooms
  • 2 half bathrooms


  • Bedrooms Total: 7


  • Community Features: “Deed Restrictions”, “No Truck/RV/Motorcycle Parking”


  • Cooling: “Central Air”, “Humidity Control”, “Zoned”

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Features: “Awning(s)”, “Balcony”, “Dog Run”, “Fence”, “French Doors”, “Irrigation System”, “Lighting”, “Outdoor Grill”, “Outdoor Kitchen”, “Rain Gutters”, “Sprinkler Metered”, “Storage”


  • Fencing: “Other”


  • Fireplace Features: “Gas”, “Wood Burning”


  • Flooring: “Brick”, “Carpet”, “Ceramic Tile”, “Hardwood”, “Granite”, “Marble”, “Tile”, “Tile”, “Travertine”, “Wood”


  • Foundation Details: “Slab”


  • Attached Garage Yn: t
  • Garage Spaces: 4


  • Heating: “Central”, “Electric”, “Exhaust Fan”, “Heat Pump”, “Natural Gas”, “Zoned”

Interior Features

  • Furnished: Partially
  • Interior Features: “Built-in Features”, “Ceiling Fans(s)”, “Coffered Ceiling(s)”, “Crown Molding”, “Dry Bar”, “Dumbwaiter”, “Eat-in Kitchen”, “Elevator”, “High Ceilings”, “Kitchen/Family Room Combo”, “L Dining”, “Other”, “Solid Surface Counters”, “Solid Wood Cabinets”, “Split Bedroom”, “Stone Counters”, “Thermostat”, “Vaulted Ceiling(s)”, “Walk-In Closet(s)”, “Wet Bar”, “Window Treatments”


  • Laundry Features: “Inside”, “Laundry Closet”, “Laundry Room”


  • County or Parish: Orange
  • Subdivision: TWELVE OAKS
  • Township: 22


  • Parking Features: “Boat”, “Covered”, “Garage Door Opener”, “Garage Faces Rear”, “Garage Faces Side”, “Guest”, “Off Street”, “Oversized”, “Parking Pad”, “Split Garage”

Pets Policy

  • Pets Allowed: “Yes”


  • Pool Features: “Deck”, “Gunite”, “Heated”, “In Ground”, “Infinity”, “Lap”, “Lighting”, “Outside Bath Access”, “Tile”
  • Spa Features: “Heated”, “In Ground”


  • Other Structures: “Boat House”, “Cabana”, “Guest House”, “Outdoor Kitchen”
  • Patio and Porch Features: “Covered”, “Deck”, “Patio”, “Rear Porch”, “Side Porch”
  • Vegetation: “Bamboo”, “Mature Landscaping”, “Oak Trees”, “Trees/Landscaped”, “Wooded”
  • Zoning: R!AA


  • Roof: “Tile”


  • Elementary School: Lakemont Elem
  • Middle Or Junior School: Maitland Middle
  • High School: Winter Park High


  • Sewer: “Public Sewer”


  • Utilities: “Cable Connected”, “Electricity Connected”, “Fiber Optics”, “Fire Hydrant”, “Natural Gas Available”, “Phone Available”, “Public”, “Sewer Connected”, “Sprinkler Well”, “Underground Utilities”, “Water Connected”
  • Water Source: “Canal/Lake For Irrigation”


  • Window Features: “Blinds”, “Drapes”, “Insulated Windows”, “Low Emissivity Windows”, “Rods”, “Shades”, “Shutters”, “Solar Screens”, “Thermal Windows”, “Window Treatments”

This content last updated on May 19, 2022 3:29PM. Some properties which appear for sale on this web site may subsequently have sold or may no longer be available.

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