115 E PALMETTO AVE., ~ HOWEY IN THE HILLS, FL 34737


115 E PALMETTO AVE., ~ HOWEY IN THE HILLS, FL 34737

Step into the Charles Emery House and go back in time to 1925 when things were made to last. It was custom built in typical Florida style to accommodate family furniture and to make use of natural sunlight & cool lake breezes through 44 double-hung windows and 2 sets of French doors. The home features 10' ceilings, crown moldings, a wrap-around porch, original oak floors, plaster walls & unique 2" thick cork insulation to keep the house warm/cool. As you enter through either set of original french doors from the porch you'll find the large living room with a fireplace at one end. A dining room is through another set of french doors, the kitchen is on the other side of it through swing doors. The front bedroom (off the living room) has another door at the back leading to the main bathroom. From the bathroom, there is a hall leading to the kitchen and another hall leading to the back bedroom and master bedroom with attached sun room (a set of french doors is in between) another door leads to the back bathroom. The back bedroom also has a bathroom door. On the 2nd floor is a Family Room, theater, a cedar closet & storage areas. For additional storage space, the full basement (Approximately 1981sf) is under the entire house and is accessible through 2 separate entrances, one in the kitchen and one in the back yard. The detached garage has a bonus room on the side that would make a perfect home office or guest room, with it's own bathroom and an enclosed porch. Over the years, we've added an upgraded electric service & new wiring, a 9+kW SunPower solar power generating system, a new septic system, modern appliances, central air conditioning, a brick paver driveway, walkways and a gathering area in the backyard. We added Florida friendly plants & ground covers to the existing natural landscape. We also added ceiling fans & screened windows to the wonderful wrap-around front porch so it can be enjoyed year round. A 1 Year Home Warranty is being provided for added peace of mind. Howey in the Hills is somewhat secluded from, yet convenient to Orlando, the Central Florida attractions and the beaches of both Florida coasts. It's a small, quiet, well-kept community on the shore of Little Lake Harris with gently rolling hills in the center of Lake County and the state. Lake County has the highest elevations on the Florida Peninsula and is a natural eco-tourism destination with recreation areas, fishing, boating, golf and a wide variety of other outdoor activities.