The S.J. Sligh House on Lake Copeland was built in 1925 by Samuel Jefferson Sligh, a citrus tycoon from Ocala. Although, the big freeze in the mid-1890s had him growing tomatoes … until the early 1900s when another freeze had him switch to packing other people’s oranges.

His Sligh House is estimated to have cost $25,000 to build, infamously making it the most expensive home in Orlando at that time.

The three-story historic home is located on a lakefront lot at 239 E. Copeland Drive [GMap] and features four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. Other features include a spiral staircase in the entryway, detailed mill work, original hardwood flooring, three fireplaces, a sun room, butler’s pantry, and a basement.

The detached carriage house has two parking spaces and a portico.

The 3,972 SF home is asking $2,250,000.

Click HERE to see the Zillow listing or to arrange a tour.

Brendan O'Connor

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