“THE PALMS” also known as the “Edward Hill Brewer Home” is a landmark, historic residence located on a magnificent lakefront property in the premier city of Winter Park, Florida.
In 1982, The Palms was listed in the U.S. Government National Register of Historic Places, a program that identifies, evaluates, and protects America’s historic resources.
Winter Park is admired for its majestic trees, abundant parks, brick-lined streets, vibrant lakes, a public golf course, and fine shops and restaurants along downtown Park Avenue, all within a short walk of The Palms. In the heart of downtown is Central Park an 11-acre park and the site of the annual Winter Park Art Festival, one of the country’s most recognized outdoor art festivals. A scenic boat tour winds its way through three of the City’s seven lakes and two man-made canals. The Palms columned portico is often admired from the tranquil waters of Lake Osceola.
Winter Park offers a superb cultural lifestyle with The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum, which exhibits the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany; the Albin Polasek Museum; the Canopy, a 35,000 square-foot library and 13,000 square-foot events center designed by renowned architect Sir David Adjaye OBE, and local art, theater, and music.
Rollins College, one of the best private colleges in the country, is within a short walk and shares its distinguished history with The Palms. The property has its origins as a citrus grove bequeathed to Rollins College and later sold to Edward H. Brewer, an industrialist moving to Florida. To please his wife, he built the mansion and boathouse and later renovated it with a Georgian Revival facade and a substantial interior redesign by architect James Gamble Rogers II.
The Palms is deeded without restrictions.
The current owners, 35-year residents who raised their family there, have updated the interior with a dedication to maintaining The Palms’ historical value while enhancing it for contemporary living. Winter Park is located 28 miles from Walt Disney World, 60 miles from the Kennedy Space Center, a short drive to the beach towns on the Atlantic Ocean, and 30 minutes travel time to Sanford SNF, Orlando Executive OEA, and Orlando International Airport, now one of the top 10 busiest in the world.
The Palms nears 10,000 sq. ft. in size, 21 rooms on 3 floors, 3+ acres of land, and a basement. The lake view main bedroom integrates two full bathrooms and one office. Most bedrooms include full baths. The home features: oversized windows, a fully equipped media/video/home-theater room, lake view billiard room, library, formal dining room, remodeled open concept kitchen, exercise room, guest suite with kitchen, and large family room.
The home has state-of-the-art electronics, Wi-Fi, audio, and an alarm system. Travertine and hardwood floors are throughout. There are four AC units, a gas tankless water heater, four gas fireplaces, a tennis court, a gas-heated pool, and a 70 KW generator capable of running the home in case of an outage. The third-floor attic is a ventilated AC-ready area at over 3,500+ sq. ft. A circular drive with a columned portico is power ready for electric vehicles. The enclosed 2-slip boathouse offers panoramic views. The lake view screened-in porch is ideal for outdoor dining or relaxing. The Palms’ lavish yard provides access to Lake Osceola and the bountiful, mature landscaping offers serene privacy in the heart of Winter Park. “THE PALMS”.
Showings by appointment. Please call or text listing Realtor Manuel “Manny” Alvarez at +1-407-583-9693 to schedule a showing. Email: [email protected]
Updated on September 27, 2023 at 7:11 pm