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Mansion on Mabel: How We Staged Orlando’s Highest Selling Home in 2021

Mansion exterior with bridal driveway staged with luxury cars.

After some major wins in 2021, the MHM Professional Staging team is ready to start this new year off strong. One of our biggest accomplishments this past year was staging Orlando’s highest selling home in 2021. It sold last October at $12.5 million, setting the all-time record for the Orlando Metropolitan Statistical Area. The previous record was an $11 million dollar Winter Park estate sold in 2017. In a recent article by the Orlando Sentinel about the top home sales in Orlando, the mansion on Mabel was listed at #1.

About the Mansion on Mabel

The exterior of the mansion on mabel at night time.

Master builder Victoria Martoccia built this architectural masterpiece in 2010. Her firm Victoria Martoccia Custom Construction was the team behind this stunning French Provincial mansion. That year it was the Parade of Homes High-End Custom Home Winner. The waterfront property in Windermere has beautiful lake views and views of the Disney fireworks at night. It’s an 11,565 sq. ft estate with 9 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and 3 half-baths.

Our Staging Strategy

This mansion on 9225 Lake Mabel Drive was both a challenge and a huge privilege for the team to stage.  The key to staging a home of this caliber was to ensure the outstanding construction of the home was the main focal point. For this reason, our founder chose to limit the amount of furniture and accessories. “We wanted all the pictures to showcase the home’s beauty, so we downplayed the furniture,” she said.

The Exterior

Exterior of highest selling mansion in Orlando 2021.

This estate is the epitome of elegance and grace.  It’s filled with Old World workmanship and gorgeous details. As you pull into the fairytale driveway, you’ll see the breathtaking exterior constructed with hand-hewn limestone. It gives off a smooth look seemingly spun of silk and true brick. The beautiful landscaping and staged luxury cars really elevate the curb appeal. Curb appeal plays a major factor in making a home irresistible to buyers.

The Interior

The double bridal staircase in the entryway of the mansion.

The interior is just as stunning. As you enter the home, the double bridal staircase captivates you and draws your eye up to a towering domed rotunda. One of the many beautiful features of the home is the awe-inspiring vaulted ceilings. We staged the entryway with two simple benches to balance out the white space. We didn’t want the staging to detract from the gorgeous floor design and staircase.

The main room in the mansion with high ceilings and a hand-carved limestone fireplace mantle.

In the main room, the hand-carved limestone fireplace mantle steals the show. It’s directly inspired by the one in Cinderella’s castle. The long, elegant green curtains add color and highlight the gorgeous architectural elements around the windows. We chose furniture with rich, dark trim to add warmth and balance all the white in the room. For tips on staging with white, check out this post.

The Bedroom

Bedroom with light green walls, brown carpet, mirrored armoire, and tufted furniture.

When staging the furniture in the bedroom, we chose a lot of tufted pieces common in French Provincial design. We chose muted color palettes to complement the brown carpets and green walls. We opted for dark brown curtains to add warmth to the space. The mirrored armoire adds a nice modern touch to the room.

The Study

A classic study room with dark wooden built-ins and a winding staircase.

The study is a classic study room with beautiful, dark wooden built-ins and a winding staircase. We kept things sophisticated with a matching wooden desk, tufted leather chair, and antique chairs with carved details. We added a model ship for the perfect finishing touch.

The Outdoor Amenities

The home is also fully loaded with amazing outdoor amenities including an expansive travertine coped deck, pool, and spillover spa. The property even has a room for event tents, surrounded by herb and rose gardens and lined by citrus and fruit trees. It leads to a lengthy dock and covered boathouse with a lift. The outdoor pavilions are perfect for entertaining. Some come complete with a grill and full bar, and another with a massive fireplace. In the outdoor pavilion pictured below, we chose neutral furniture to keep the attention on the grill and bar area. We used yellow and red throw pillows to add pops of color.

Outdoor pavilion with grill, bar, and seating.

Schedule A Home Staging Consultation

The opportunity to stage Orlando’s highest-selling home in 2021 was a great honor. Thank you for celebrating this accomplishment with us. Want your home to sell for the highest price possible? A professional staging company like MHM Professional Staging can help you do this. Our award-winning staging company has decades of experience staging homes to sell them quickly and for the most money. Request a home staging consultation today!

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