Unique Homes in Orlando

Weichert Realtors
May 26, 2015

Orlando is filled with unique and interesting housing options!

Central Florida is home to some eclectic suburbs, from golfing neighborhoods and planned communities to tiny home residences and lakefront localities. Every corner of the City Beautiful is filled with unique and interesting housing options, from the grandiose to the purely functional. The following is a list of the top six listings in the Orlando area.

1. Swiss Vacation House: lakeside living at a ski school Living on a lake may seem like a requisite of being a Floridian; in Clermont, Florida, just west of central Orlando, residents can live lakeside in the middle of a ski school. Touted as a "piece of paradise" in central Florida, Swiss Vacation Houses are perfect for water sports enthusiasts, golfers or those who want to vacation in true Florida style. The villas community offers a tennis court, paths to cycle or walk, and a relaxing pool. Rent a villa for a weekend with a group of friends or your extended family, or invest in a rental property that can bring in income in the off-season. Check out the five-bedroom Villa 34, a Mediterranean home with golf course frontage, or Villa 59, a three-bedroom fully furnished villa with an infinity pool and spa on a 3/4-acre lot, located at the midpoint of the Lake Denise slalom course.

2. Baldwin Park: Naval Training Center turned award-winning Orlando neighborhood Homes in Baldwin Park are situated a few miles from downtown Orlando, Florida, on the site of a former Naval Training Center. The neighborhood features a 1,100-acre layout for more than 8,000 residents and more than 125 businesses. The new neighborhood touts itself as a community inspired by the past, and it is quickly becoming Orlando's most desirable location. This traditional neighborhood features homes by David Weekley, the most popular home builder in the area since 2001. This builder offers four plans, and currently he has less than 10 large lots with waterfront views available.

3. Lake Nona Estates: gated golfer's Floridian paradise Lake Nona is a community that features open green spaces, smart electricity, conservation, and 44 miles of trails and parks. In 2016, it will include a state-of-the-art tennis facility, created by the United States Tennis Association, that will span 63 acres of land in the Lake Nona area. Located in the guard-gated Lake Nona Golf and Country Club, 10133 Tavistock Rd. features more than 6,000 square feet of living space on 2.1 acres of land. It includes two stories of stunning architectural work, a large pool and sprawling grounds. The inside of the home is as impressive as the community, with a private master suite retreat, a gourmet kitchen and a private media room. Lake views complete the home's desirable ambiance.

4. Celebration: Orlando-area master plan community since 1994 Combining education, health, community, technology and architecture, Celebration is a master plan community in Osceola County that features many types of housing styles, exteriors and floor plans for its nearly 9,000 residents. The town includes three schools, a fire station, office complexes, a boutique hotel, a gas station, numerous churches, a hospital and a fitness center. Homes in Celebration, such as a two-story cul-de-sac home by David Weekley, feature welcoming front porches. The single-family home at 206 Norfolk Place features high, vaulted ceilings, interior french doors, and transom windows that allow natural light to flow through this classic Florida home.

5. Tiny Homes: little Florida houses with big Florida hearts Nestled in a tiny area near College Park lies the Orlando Lakefront at College Park: A Tiny Home and RV Community. This hidden gem features tiny homes - that is, people who live year-round in small, portable homes that stay immobile. This little village has 50 lots and is in walking distance to Lake Fairview. Additionally, the community features a boat dock and a laundromat, with plans to add a community clubhouse and a refreshing pool that overlooks the lake. Tiny Homes by Cornerstone, a full-service tiny home design and building contractor, will create the perfect tiny home for interested buyers. Although some tiny house fans have taken a DIY approach to their home, many are turning to specialized contractors to help create their little dream home.

6. Historical Houses: Orlando outskirts offer 1900s charm Remodeled historical homes are popular in the Orlando area, especially on the outskirts where central Florida residents have migrated to get away from the bustling city center. Deland, Mount Dora and other historical areas have beautifully remodeled Victorian and Craftsman-type bungalows that are being snatched up just as soon as they hit the market. Available are two stunning 1900s homes, one within walking distance to Stetson University that features nearly 2,500 square feet over two stories, with an inviting front porch, a backyard in-ground pool, a fireplace in the living area, gorgeous wood floors, a rear deck and high ceilings. Another home listed in Mount Dora is a five-bedroom beauty situated on nearly half an acre of land, with tons of amenities throughout, making this 1918 home comfortable for modern living.

Even if none of these listings are for you, there's plenty more in every Orlando neighborhood. See which Orlando home fits your needs today.

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