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Brian Dodd
Phone: 407.963.8326
Toll Free: 877.780.6961
Cell: 407.963.8326
License #: BK 3210487
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amazing midcentury retro renovation of iconic home
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 5 1/2
  • Interior Size: 4381 sq. ft.
Property Description

Winner of the 2010 Sanford Historic Trust Preservation Award, this architectural treasure sits nestled under a stately canopy of live oaks, the former iconic mid-century home of frozen food pioneer Jeno Paulucci. The 1.4 acre, fully landscaped, 4,381 sf retro-modern estate is conveniently located at the heart of Sanford, a quick golf cart or bike ride to the Riverwalk along the St. John’s River, the Sanford Marina, and to the many restaurants, breweries, pubs and festivals in historic downtown Sanford. The home and pool house are set on 1.05 acres and includes an additional buildable, .33 acre live oak-shaded parcel at the rear of the property for an in-law, guest home or income property (fronts on Mellonville Avenue, the oldest road in Florida).

Completely renovated in 2020, this meticulously maintained jewel boasts a completely remodeled kitchen with an eat-in area surrounded by serene, park-like views. Upgraded features include white quartz counters, mahogany custom cabinets, 48” counter depth refrigerator, Italian range, built in wine cooler and drawer microwave in the island, breakfast bar, modern hardware, fixtures, decorative tile backsplash, 7 1/2” plank English oak flooring, and 15’ x 13’ laundry room and pantry. 4 large bedrooms with 3 ensuite full-baths and three additional half baths have retained original built-in cabinets, storage and multiple closets with automatic lighting and original wall safe. The baths have been upgraded with custom modern glass tiled walk-in showers and flooring, fixtures, and white quartz vanities. An optional work-from-home office/in-laws/guest quarters with private entry and full bath adds to the endless possible advantages and uses of this property. The living area has a 40’ x 30’ family room with original wood paneled ceilings, 20’ x 12’ dining room with builtin buffet, 19’ x 14’ library with floor-to-ceiling bookcases, and an additional 15’ x 15’ flexible space adjacent to the kitchen and breakfast bar.  

Enjoy your backyard as the outside beckons with an oversized pool with diving board, patio and pool house with his/hers baths & changing rooms for family or large group entertaining. Over 3,000 sf of additional area under roof apart from the main house (7575 total square footage under roof). 16’ x 12’ covered outdoor kitchen with double commercial wood and gas cook grills with stainless hoods, electric rotisserie spit, smoker box and refrigerator for small or large-scale cooking and barbecuing. 


Other features include an enclosed 16’ x 16’ lighted crafts/woodworking shop and 4 additional large, outdoor storage rooms, 80’ x 11' wrap-around, attached covered patio with slate flagstone and 30’ of electric retractible awning for additional shading at sunset. Circular driveway with porte-cochère and additional 3-car covered carport in back, accessible from Mellonville Road (easily convertible to 3 car garage).

Additional items: Tiled circular driveway. Five a/c units to keep house at an exact temperature. Tankless natural gas water heater for kitchen and laundry room. New roof in 2020 with five year transferrable warranty. Double paned windows throughout much of the home. 100 kilowatt whole house, natural gas, back-up Generac generator. $275,000 in beautifully done renovations are evident throughout this stunning sophisticated estate.