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  • Sold 1/27/17 | MLS#: S4832818
  • 10Beds
  • 8Baths
  • 9,214Sq Ft



Listing provided courtesy of: Watson Realty Corp.


Welcome to the beautiful “Casa De Josefina”! Built by Irwin Yarnell for his wife, Josefine, in 1920, this masterpiece was registered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 and continues to be a well-known historical landmark for Lake Wales, FL. This amazing home consists of nine bedrooms, five and three half bathrooms, and two kitchens. You will enter the home into an elegant entryway and be greeted by the original, Italian imported, fireplace. The unique E-shaped layout boasts two courtyards, one with a garden, and one with a refreshing swimming pool for those hot Florida days! This home is an entertaining paradise with a HUGE gourmet kitchen, just steps away from a spacious living room great for friendly gatherings. This amazing piece of architecture is also located on 7.5 acres of beautifully maintained lawn that overlooks Lake Amoret at the end of the driveway. Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime chance to own a beautiful historical masterpiece. All furnishings included with full price offer! 4 of 5 A/C units replaced between 2007 and 2010! All 5 water heaters replaced since 2007.

General Features

  • Property Style Single Family Home
  • County Or Parish Polk
  • Financing Available Cash, Conventional
  • Housing For Older Persons N/A
  • MLS Area Major Lake Wales
  • Tax Year 2015
  • Taxes 13598
  • Township 30
  • Year Built 1920

Building Features

  • Architectural Style Historical, Other
  • Appliances Included Dishwasher, Hot Water Electric, Microwave Hood, Oven, Range, Refrigerator, Washer
  • Additional Rooms Bonus Room, Florida Room, Inside Utility
  • Air Conditioning Central, Zoned/Multiple
  • Community Features Golf Community
  • Property Description Two Story
  • Fireplace Description Decorative, Wood Burning Fireplace
  • Floor Covering Carpet, Ceramic Tile, Wood
  • Foundation Crawlspace
  • Garage Carport 1 Car Carport, 1 Car Garage
  • Garage Features Attached, Circular Drive, Covered Parking, Guest Parking, Parking Pad, Side Rear Entry
  • Heatingand Fuel Central
  • Interior Features Cathedral/Vaulted Ceiling, Furnishing-Optional, Inside Utility, Walk In Closet
  • Pool Private
  • Roof Other, Shingle
  • Sq Ft Heated 9,214
  • Sq Ft Total 12299

Property Features

  • Exterior Construction Stucco, Wood Frame
  • Exterior Features Gutters / Downspouts, Mature Landscaping, Patio/Porch/Deck Open, Trees/Landscaped
  • Location Lot - Oversized, Street Paved
  • Lot Size Acres 7.5
  • Lot Size Sq Ft 326700
  • Total Acreage 5 to less than 10
  • Utilities Electric, Public Municipal Water, Septic
  • Water View Pond


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Days on Market

  • This property was listed on the market for 410 days


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Community Demographics for Zip Code 33898 (LAKE WALES)

Housing Occupancy
  • Home Owners: 6,929 (42%)
  • Renters: 1,699 (10%)
  • Vacant: 8,021 (48%)
  • Total Housing Units: 16,649
  • Average Household Size: 2.41
  • Housing Density (People per square mile): 73
Age Range (number of people)
  • Age 0-14: 4,574
  • Age 15-24: 2,521
  • Age 25-39: 3,718
  • Age 40-59: 4,771
  • Age 60-79: 4,190
  • Age 80+: 2,371
  • Total: 22,145

* All numbers in this section are 2016 projections provided by Geolytics Inc

School Information for 33898 (LAKE WALES)

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