Lou Holtz’s Orlando mansion, as soon as struck by lightning, hits the market

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Lou Holtz’s Orlando dwelling has seen its justifiable share of motion. The 11,000-square-foot mansion was struck by lightning in 2015, leading to a raging hearth that took 60 firefighters roughly three hours to place out.

After an inside overhaul, the renovated dwelling has come up on the market at $4.5 million — a steep hike from the $254,000 the faculty soccer legend paid for the property when it was an empty plot of land again in 1997.

Discovered within the Lake Nona Golf & Nation Membership neighborhood, the property is entered by a round driveway that winds by way of the landscaped grounds. One path results in a three-car storage and golf cart storage, and the opposite approaches the dramatic entry to the two-story dwelling.

Inside, conventional areas comparable to a trendy kitchen beneath wood-coffered ceilings combine with customized rooms such because the “Walkway of Fame” lined with memorabilia and a trophy rotunda. (Along with successful two faculty nationwide championships, Holtz was twice named the Eddie Robinson Coach of the 12 months.)

Different highlights embody a smoking room with an air purification system and a billiards room with a moist bar. An elevator navigates the inside, accessing a bed room wing with customized ceilings, digital shades and French doorways that open to the pool deck. It’s one in every of six bedrooms and 10 loos.

Pocket doorways open exterior, the place wooden ceilings prime a spacious lanai with a hearth and grill. Previous that, there’s a screened-in swimming pool and spa. The property spans simply over an acre.

Peter Luu of Premier Sotheby’s Worldwide Realty holds the itemizing.

Holtz, 83, is the one coach in faculty soccer historical past to guide six completely different packages to bowl video games, and he additionally led Notre Dame to an undefeated season and nationwide title in 1988. After teaching, he joined ESPN as a school soccer analyst and was inducted into the Faculty Soccer Corridor of Fame in 2008.

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