If you thought 84-year-old Lou Holtz was living in some 2,500 sq. ft. easily-maintained condo with zero grounds to worry about and a community pool where all the old-timers complain that the pool heater isn’t set to 95, you’d be very wrong. It turns out Lou’s been living in his massive 11,000 sq. ft. Orlando compound on a huge lot in the swanky Lake Nona Golf and Country Club neighborhood since 2017 when this house was built.
Lou, who lost his wife Beth to cancer in 2020, has listed the Orlando house for $4,000,000.
As you can see in the photos, this house is legitimately move-in ready. There’s nothing here that screams an old-timer was living here. There are $4,000,000 houses and then there’s this one that should just be purchased furnished. The trophy room is incredible. The first-floor man cave has plenty of light to keep you from passing out during the 4 p.m. NFL kickoffs. The pool patio is huge and has incredible lighting. And there’s a guest house so the in-laws can go drive each other crazy in a space off the main house.
From Lou’s realtor Deanna Armel from Armel Real Estate Inc.:
Stunning. Grand. Exquisite. Timeless. These are the words to describe this luxurious, impeccably maintained, custom, Lake Nona Golf & Country Club, Estate Home built in 2017, situated on a vast, corner, 1.2 acre lot and tucked away on a small, quaint cul-de-sac. If it’s space and Privacy you are searching for, look no further. Ideally located close to the State of the Art Amenities, Golf Course, Clubhouse, Pool, Fitness, Tennis and more.
This nearly 11,000 SF masterpiece is comprised of a Main House and Guest House, both connected by a long, impressive Hallway under air and conveniently accessed through separate entrances. While the Main House is vast in size, it feels warm and comfortable accommodating few to many and the Guest House is a perfect space for extended family, guests and entertainment.
I’m telling you right now, this is the exact house I’d buy here in Ohio if this whole OutKick thing blows up and I make a few more bucks. Garage beers in a massive oversized three-car garage sounds like a great time!
Mortgage: About $20,000 a month which shouldn’t be a problem if you’re sniffing around in this neighborhood in the first place.