Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Free Historic Winter Park Home + $10,000 to Anyone Who Can Pay to Move It

The new owner of this Winter Park house at 520 North Interlachen Avenue is GIVING IT AWAY to anyone who can come up with the money to move it. He will even pony up $10,000 of his own money. Anyone want it? 


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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I want it! But I have a feeling the city of Orlando won't let me put it in my backyard.

Anonymous said...

What will this be replaced with? Another McMansion?

Anonymous said...

the bank that foreclosed this property managed to get the historic limitations removed, so one of the oldest houses in Winter Park (1885) will be gone...

Such a shame...

Anonymous said...

Yes it is being replaced by another mansion. This house is well preserved and was on the historic registry.

Anonymous said...

How much does it cost to move in? I might be able to swing it...

Mark Baratelli said...

You're not moving *in.* You're moving *it.* The house itself must be moved.

gabriela diana goddessOf InYourBones said...

hope someone save it.
if i still have land in holden heights, i would save it.

Anonymous said...

This lakefront estate is one of the oldest homes in Winter Park built by the founding leader, Mr. Capen. Broker KELLY PRICE and SUNTRUST systematically worked to remove the historic designation to expand it's market appeal to new home builders. During this period she inflated the price - I am assuming - to discourage serious buyers awaiting someone to contact her directly so that she could represent both sides. It's cost prohibitive to move, the wrecking ball is imminent. It is a beautiful estate both inside and out.

Go to:
http://friendsofcasafeliz.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/citys-historic-capen-house-to-be-demolished/

They have the story of what took place.

Mark Baratelli said...

The link to that story is in our post above.

Anonymous said...

Being on the National Register does not protect a building. Winter Park does not have a preservation ordinance: the only way to protect these buildings.

Anonymous said...

if what is now Casa Feliz was moved, and it would have been more difficult with brick siding, why can't this one?

Maria said...

How can I get in touch with the owner? I have strong interest in this project and have experience.

Melissa Capen said...

The descendants of James Seymour Capen are alive and well. Having just recently learned of this situation, we are in amicable negotiation with the owners in an effort to relocate the historical home of one of Winter Park's founding fathers. There may be an opportunity for those seeking a charitable tax write-off to assist in this project.

Zach said...

I'll figure out a home for it. I'm a Winter Park real estate broker and if I can't find a home for it I may just take it my self depending on the moving cost. Who do I contact to make arrangements?

Zach Seybold
Seybold Brokers & Associates
400 N. New York Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789
Cell 407-619-4500