Mount Dora's newest neighborhood, Dora Parc, completed its first two model homes and dozens of eager real estate agents got the first glimpse.
Perched on a hillside, the gated community sits on the southeastern border of Mount Dora a mile from downtown. The neighborhood boasts 38 luxury home sites with deeded access to Lake Dora when completed.
Each home on the 22-acre community will have a lake view and a private walking path in the center of the neighborhood meandering to the waterfront.
The four models are named after famous artists and range from 2,574 to 3,365 square feet with prices starting in the low $500,000s. Buyers can opt for an elevator or stay the standard features that include granite counter tops, a wine cellar and their own covered boat house.
The subdivision got tongues wagging when its unique entrance feature was installed in March. The center median of Dora Parc is the permanent home of an art installation of four penguins in bright colors. The large birds, approximately four feet tall, are made of recycled plastic and stand on cubes of masonry that represent blocks of ice. To celebrate the grand opening, the penguins are decked out in black ties, derby hats and sunglasses.
The art installation was commissioned from the Cracking Art Group, a collective of European artists that creates over-sized sculptural animals made from brightly colored plastic. Dora Parc's developer wanted to bring the artistic essence of Mount Dora to the community.
Dora Parc, located on south Clayton Street, will have its grand opening on Saturday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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