Lakeland, FL’s Historic c.1912 Deen House Yours for $899K
417 Frank Lloyd Wright Way, Lakeland, Florida, United States, 33803
Lakeland, Florida’s historic Deen House is on the market and looking for a new owner. The c.1912 home is filled with architectural character and charm and has been featured in numerous publications including the front cover of American Bungalow. The home was designed by Guy Platt Johnson for banker Columbus W. Deen in c.1912 and according to The Ledger, legend has it that both Frank Lloyd Wright and Helen Keller stayed in the house during visits to Florida Southern College. The structure was once slated for demolition, served as a sanitarium and was even a college fraternity house. In 2012, the current owners restored the home preserving characteristics of nineteenth-century Southern architecture while utilizing modern updates in the main house kitchen and upstairs full baths. The 6,736 square foot residence includes 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, a wraparound porch with over 1,800 square feet and offers period details such as stained glass windows, original pocket doors, coffered ceilings and six fireplaces. For added square footage, the unfinished attic can transform the property into a true three-storey home. Also on the property is a detached guest house with 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Property records show The Deen House being on the market in 2007 for $1,499,000. Today, this historic home can be yours for $899,999. It’s listed with Sotheby’s International Realty.