It’s the “Dog Days of Summer” and not only does that mean hot, humid weather, but here in Central Florida it also ushers in peak hurricane season. Every Florida homeowner knows that means stocking up on batteries, water, & peanut butter. And of course, standing in line at the gas station to fill up your car and get fuel for the portable generator. However, the addition of a whole house generator has become increasingly popular here in DeLand. It offers the peace of mind that in a hurricane, or even a typical afternoon lightning storm, your house will keep running all the needed appliances without a hiccup. They can be integrated into your home and run on propane, which many of the local companies keep filled and ready just in case that hurricane comes our way. 2679 Winnemissett Oaks is a perfect example of how adding a whole house generator makes living the ultimate Florida lifestyle even better!
Why wait months for a new construction home and pay thousands of additional dollars choosing between upgrades when you can move right into this pristine executive home in Sanford? Recently built in 2013 with beautiful granite counters, modern lighting, and custom plantation shutters on every window. This meticulously maintained 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home boasts a modern open floor plan that today’s buyers are looking for and features upgrades galore.
Nothing is more iconic America than rolling green acres, peaceful grazing cattle, and frolicking horses. We might be tempted to believe this is only possible with 200+ acres and miles away from the nearest town. But in DeLand you can live that dream while being only 5 minutes from its award winning Main Street and a quick 30 minutes from either metro Orlando or the Atlantic Beaches. What makes this lifestyle so appealing? We invite you to take a seat on the expansive front porch at 1350 Deerfoot Road and look out over the serene pastures to know the joy of ranch living. You are surrounded by your own little piece of paradise and can enjoy life at a slower pace.
The St. Johns River is one of Florida's natural wonders with an unsurpassed beauty like no other in our state. For generations the river has captivated hearts of those who have visited our state and is a constant reminder of authentic Florida to those who live here. Some of the earliest records of the River were recorded by William Bartram, early American naturalist and explorer. Even when traveling on the river today, it feels like stepping back in time to Florida's rugged past when Native Americans roamed the banks and you would hear the distant cry of a wolf or panther after dark.
You've heard the expression, "you can't have your cake and eat it, too," right? Or what about, "you can't have the best of both worlds?" It turns out, you can have "the best of both worlds," and, "have your cake and eat it, too," at least when it comes to this piece of property.
Our featured listing this month is a beautiful 3 bedroom and 3 bathroom home at 145 N. Garfield Ave., within walking distance of Stetson University and Downtown DeLand. This historic "Florida Style" home was built in 1937 and still contains the original pine wood floors. Walking through makes it feel like you are stepping back in time to the DeLand of yesteryear.
Not far from DeLand is the beautiful Astor/Pierson area, a popular spot for folks looking to move to rural Central Florida. This area has a lot to offer those who enjoy outdoor living and has close access to some of Central Florida's best wildlife.
Occasionally, we will feature local residential listings on our blog. This month, we are featuring a historic farmhouse a few blocks from Stetson University and Downtown DeLand. That's right, a farmhouse near Downtown DeLand. That's just one of the many details that make this property truly unique.
Swann Real Estate
Swann Real Estate has been an established part of the local community since 1987.