The Sands Residence - 185 Lake Otis Road
This remarkable property at 185 Lake Otis Rd in Winter Haven is a stunning example of mid-century modern architecture designed by renowned architect Gene Leedy. Situated within the gated community of Lakewood, this lakefront residence is a rare piece of architectural history.
Gene Leedy was one of the founding fathers of The Sarasota School of Architecture, and his signature style is evident throughout this impressive home.
The 3543 sqft of living area within the home features all of the classic elements of a Leedy design, including Ocala block, pre-stressed concrete, long-span "double-tee" beam ceilings, and cork flooring. The interiors are beautifully executed with clean lines and a focus on function, in keeping with Leedy's signature style of "form follows function".
The Sands added their own personal touch to the property with the addition of black ironwork salvaged from the old Ocala Post Office. The rear balconies offer stunning views of Lake Otis, as well as several other Leedy designs located along the lake's shoreline. In addition to direct frontage on Lake Otis, the property also includes access to two other lakes - Little Lake Otis and Lake Link.
If you are a lover of architecture and have been searching for a truly unique property with a rich history, this is the one. The Gene Leedy Lakefront Residence in gated Lakewood is a rare gem that is sure to impress even the most discerning buyer.
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