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Tavistock’s Joe Lewis is Selling His Windermere Mansion—and It’s Stunning

Aerial shot of Lewis' mansion and Lake Bessie

Billionaire businessman and one of the world’s richest people, Joe Lewis is selling his Windermere mansion. He is the founder of Tavistock group, a development company known for its state-of-the-art homes and cutting-edge innovation centers. Most recently, they have led the development of popular, up-and-coming Orlando neighborhood, Lake Nona. They were the masterminds behind the Lake Nona Wave Hotel, Lake Nona Town Center, and Boxi Park to name a few.  Joe Lewis is also the owner of the Premier League Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.

The exterior of Joe Lewis' English inspired Windermere estate.

Joe Lewis’s stunning Georgian estate is 17,229 square feet and was assembled in the 80s. The home listed at 14.95 million, easily one of the priciest homes to hit the market in Florida this year. It was inspired by the 1700’s Binfield Manor in Berkshire, England which is Lewis’ native country. It has 7 bedrooms and 10.5 bathrooms.

The six-acre property sits on a private peninsula with beautiful views of Lake Bessie, one of the Butler Chain of Lakes. The estate is located within the Isleworth Golf & Country Club between the seventh and eighth holes. Isleworth was named the nation’s top golf communities by Golf.com. Our founder, Megan Morris also lives in Isleworth and is a neighbor to Joe Lewis. 

Private Driveway

Private driveway with statue in the center and lush greenery surrounding it.

Once you pass through the home’s security gate, you’ll enter the private driveway of the Lewis mansion. It’s surrounded by lush greenery. Not only does the greenery add beauty, but it also secludes the home and offers privacy. The statue in the center with the red flowers around it creates a statement as you drive in. It’s just a taste of the grandeur it leads up to.

The Grand Entrance

As you enter the home’s foyer, you’ll see a gorgeous mahogany staircase and marble floor. A beautiful chandelier dangles from above. The design of the foyer was inspired by Kedleston Hall, an aristocratic estate near Derby, England. As you continue through the home, you’ll see interesting statues and his reputable art collection that fills the opulent estate.

The Living Room

Living room with unique ceiling molds imported from vintage homes in United Kingdom.
Opulent living room with grandiose fireplace.

The whole house is fit for royalty with its ornate details. The unique ceiling molds come from vintage homes in the United Kingdom. They are beautifully embellished with gold chandeliers. The grandiose fireplace originated from an 1850’s home. The bright colored furniture balances out this living room and gives it a modern edge.

The Study

A study room detailed in French-polished English walnut.

The walls of the study are detailed in French-polished English walnut. Another one of the many unique features in this home is the hidden bar. It is concealed by the artwork above the study’s fireplace. There are many other features of Joe Lewis’ home that you aren’t likely to find anywhere else. For instance, the home’s primary suite has Tiffany glass that was purchased from Elton John in the ”80s.

The Pool

Aerial shot of massive stone patio with detached pool house and pool surrounded by tropical greenery.

Joe Lewis’ mansion comes complete with a large stone patio with a pool — a must-have for a Florida luxury home. It’s accompanied by a detached pool house. They are surrounded by lush, tropical greenery that offers seclusion and privacy.

There’s nothing quite like Joe Lewis’ Windermere mansion. This stunning, English-inspired manor is unlikely in Florida. It’s truly one-of-a-kind. Who will end up buying this lakeside English estate? It’s definitely staged for someone with a taste for granduer. It’s not typically how we stage our homes at MHM Professional Staging since we aim to appeal to a wider market, but we can still appreciate its unique beauty. Are you thinking about putting your home on the market? If you’re ready to stage your home in a way that appeals to a broad audience so you can sell your home for top dollar, we’re ready to assist! Request a home staging consultation.

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