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’70s Orlando House With a River in the Backyard Asks $865K

Friday, July 10, 2020   /   by Erik Bjorklund

’70s Orlando House With a River in the Backyard Asks $865K

Rear view of house and deck. John Unrue

The Little Econ River runs along the four-acre property.

PRICE: $865,000

LOCATION: Orlando, Florida

Although just 13 miles northeast of downtown, 5743 Rocking Horse Road feels like a world of its own, nestled in four forested acres along the Little Econlockhatchee River. The area is a ten-minute drive to the University of Central Florida via a University Boulevard lined with eateries. It’s also a gateway to the wealth of natural wonders further north and east, including Lake Jesup (known to have a high concentration of alligators) and the Little Big Econ and Charles H. Bronson state forests. Of course, fishing and canoeing in the backyard river is always an option.



SPECS: 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,490 square feet, 4 acres

Duane Stark, a local architect who led the expansion of the Orlando Public Library’s main branch downtown and worked on the Orlando International Airport, designed this house as his personal residence in 1973. The home seems to rise from the land, extending plenty of connections to the natural surroundings. The partially double-height living room comes with a fireplace, as well as a glass door leading out to a large deck and a bridge to a screened-in gazebo by the pool. Meanwhile, a soaring staircase spirals up to the master suite, which has its own fireplace and a door that opens out to an elevated walkway and deck.

Double height living room John Unrue
Large windows frame the living-room fireplace.
Kitchen with wood cabinets and green walls. John Unrue
The kitchen has access to the outside as well.
Glass dining table in dining room. John Unrue
A formal dining room sits adjacent to the kitchen.
Spiral staircase next to large windows John Unrue
A spiral staircase leads to the master suite.
Living area with carpet and two chairs. John Unrue
The master-suite sitting area has a door that opens out to an elevated deck.
Deck filled with furniture. John Unrue
An expansive first-floor deck provides plenty of outdoor entertaining space.

eXp Realty
Tony Fuentes
1999 W. Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL 32804
407-288-5182

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