Under Contract/ Taking Backups. Magical Estate! From its beginning in 1904 as a private Southern Hunting Lodge on the Grand Scale to winning the 2006 Florida Preservation Award by the Florida Trust for Historical Preservation the 18000+ sq.ft. residence is on 10 lake front acres. Envisioned & Built by James Laughlin Jr., head of the J & L Steel Company of Pittsburgh, who was also a patron of Rollins College, the home was designed by Edgar Vigners Seeler, at the time a renowned Pittsburgh Architect. It was enjoyed by many as a winter retreat. After the Laughlin family sold it to Hampden Dubose it was then used as a girls dormitory for many years. Offering 41 gracious rooms, including 13 bedrooms, 8 full baths and 2 half baths, 13 fireplaces (each is unique), beautiful millwork, original windows all re glazed, three basements, one has an indoor pool 8'x22' with a shower. Formal Gardens, a 30x30 workshop with an unfinished apartment above, and a two story boat house on the lake in need of some tlc. This amazing home is now offered for your consideration and remains authentic and inspiring and welcomes you while capturing the spirit of the past! This home has hosted many weddings, graduations and special events. Recently the Zellwood Historic Society offered tours of the grounds of Sydonie and raised $9,550.00 in a day.
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