Two things are for sure. It's not your typical entrance feature and you don't see many penguins in Florida.
The eye-catching entrance to Mount Dora's newest neighborhood was installed yesterday. The center median of Dora Parc is now the permanent home to four penguins approximately four feet tall in bright colors. The large birds are made of recycled plastic and stand on cubes of masonry that seemingly represent blocks of ice.
According to the development's website, the penguins are an art installation by the Cracking Art Group, a collective of European artists that creates over-sized sculptural animals made from brightly colored plastic. Dora Parc's developer commissioned the artwork to bring the artistic essence of Mount Dora to the community.
Perched on a hillside, Dora Parc currently has two model homes under construction. The development sits on the southeastern border of Mount Dora on Clayton Street and will have 38 luxury homes with access to Lake Dora.
According to their website, each home in the 22-acre community will have a lake view and residents will have access to the canal via a private walking path located in the center of the neighborhood. Dora Parc will also feature a limited number of boat slips on the canal that provide quick access to Lake Dora.
The four models are named after famous artists and range from 2,574 to 3,365 square feet. The previously posted price range was from $429,000 to $526,000.
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