Some home transformations defy the most impressive episodes on HGTV.
Such is the case of Mount Dora's "Tower" home, circa 1911, located on Donnelly Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues. The immense structure was the former home of Warren Butts and was equipped with a large wind-powered water tower to provide running water.
The tower was later removed leaving only the first and second floors. The building stands completely renovated today and was most recently occupied by The Painter's Daughter, a women's boutique until 2014.
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Above: The Tower home, c 1911 (Photo courtesy of the Mount Dora Historical Society). Below: The renovated building as it stands today.