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Lake House, developed by OneEleven Residential and designed and built by FINFROCK, draws inspiration from the modern art-deco aesthetics of its Ivanhoe Village neighborhood in its exterior design, all while standing out as a new nine-story tower, rising above its neighbors on the shores of Lake Ivanhoe in downtown Orlando, Florida.

The community offers 252 apartment and townhome units in a variety of floor plans, including studios, one- to three-bedrooms, and townhouse units, averaging 991 square feet in size. Each one is outfitted in high-end finishes specifically to amplify the feeling of luxury for residents, including quartz countertops, designer tile backsplashes, French door refrigerators, and floor-to-ceiling windows, among others.

The entryways feature 8-foot doors and illuminated door IDs, with smart key entry available. The open-format kitchens in the standard units are situated next to the floor-to-ceiling windows, and feature stainless steel appliances, a built-in kitchen island with a farmhouse sink and dishwasher, a breakfast nook, and an under-counter wine cooler. Kitchen cabinets include a pair of translucent cabinet doors for display.

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Balconies extend the spacious living area, and each one features its own kinetic arc sunshade, which create a “moving art wall” for onlookers when viewed together. The en suite master bath offers double sinks, an oversize glass-enclosed shower, and a walk-in closet with room for two people.

The penthouse measures over 3,500 square feet in size and offers exclusive features and finishes, including two balconies, a waterfall kitchen counter, a floor-to-ceiling wine fridge, real hardwood floors, and the ability to mount seven TVs in the great room.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the project ran into production and shipping delays for the high-end finishes and materials in the unit kitchens and bathrooms, which had been custom-made with materials from overseas. In addition, due to the confusion brought about by the pandemic, the project initially received a shipment of the wrong kitchen cabinets.

While standard finishes were available more readily, the developer decided not to compromise on its promise of luxury living and aimed for its original vision of the project. In the end, the units were delivered on time, on budget, and with the intended features, according to FINFROCK.

Rents at Lake House range from $1,645 for a studio unit to $12,360 for the penthouse, the highest rent in the Orlando market, according to the developer. Amenities include a second-story infinity pool and deck overlooking Lake Ivanhoe and a ninth-floor clubhouse.