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  • $175,000 | Tour #82503
    Oviedo Charmer
    ***Traditional Sale*** Completely remodeled 3/2 in desirable Seminole county. Just Bring your bags for this home is truly move in ready complete with **Brand NEW all black energy efficient appliances surrounded by**Granite counter tops with 42" cabinets. This move in ready home has been re piped had AC replaced in 06 and roof in 2004 and brand new sod with irrigation system. Don't wait on this one for this beautiful home with A rated schools won't last long!
  • $304,700 | Tour #53228
    Quiet Tree Lined Neighborhood
    Great family neighborhood looking for a new family to call home! Inviting entryway with double leaded glass doors invite you in. Open floor plan offers spacious living and dining rooms separate from the family room. Master BR on one end separate from others make this the desired "split" floor plan. This freshly painted pool home has been updated with new windows,doors, screen enclosure (2013), energy efficient AC/Heat (2014) just to name a few updates. Private pool with fenced yard under screen adds additional living space. Nicely landscaped with newer irrigation adds to worry-free maintenance. Excellent schools close by in this quiet tree lined community.Call today for your showing.
  • $398,900 | Tour #94662
    Expect to be Impressed
    Expect to be impressed with this majestic looking custom home with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and a 3 car garage. The beautifully manicured lawn provides a park like setting and is completely fenced. Upon entering the foyer, you get a look at the grand staircase as well as the formal living and dining rooms which provide plenty of room for entertaining. The kitchen has upgraded solid wood cabinets with crown moulding and granite counter tops. The stainless steel microwave, oven and dishwasher are all newer. The kitchen also features a breakfast bar, island, desk, decorative back splash and pantry. It opens into the breakfast room on one side and the family room on the other. A gas fireplace is located in the family room which makes this a cozy place to gather with friends and family. The master suite is located downstairs along with an office or den. The screened patio and pool area is a fantastic place to relax and comes complete with a summer kitchen for your convenience. The pool has a child safety fence for peace of mind and a new pool vacuum. 4 bedrooms are located upstairs. One bedroom has a private bath and 2 other bedrooms are connected by a Jack and Jill bath. The roof and carpet were replaced in 2011. The home has a newer upstairs AC, newer gutters with leaf guards and 3M safety and security window film. The plumbing will be new on April 15 and a new gas water heater will be installed at that time. The location is close to Siemens, UCF, 417, restaurants and shops. Act now and make this home yours!
  • $243,000 | Tour #83373
    Tuskawilla Beauty
    IMMACULATE & MOVE IN READY! Located in the Tuska Oaks neighborhood of Tuskawilla. This fantastic home features, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 car garage with great curb appeal. Upon entering the glass front door, just to your left will be the formal living room, opening to the formal dining room. Kitchen has granite counter tops, eat in breakfast area. Family room is to the left of the kitchen. Large Master bedroom opens to an updated master bath. Dual sinks, granite counters, large glassed walk in shower. Huge custom master closet has lots of storage space. Come relax and enjoy reading a book on the Lanai, overlooking a spectacular back yard paradise. 2010, new roof, AC inside & outside, updated master bath, carpet, refrigerator, stove, washer, dryer,garage door opener, lanai ceiling fans, light fixture. 2011, hot water heater. Termite Bond. Located in "A" rated Seminole County School District. Close to 417, UCF, Siemens, major restaurants, and within 30 minutes to Orlando International Airport. WELCOME HOME!!
  • $273,800 | Tour #71833
    Classic Mid-Century Home
    Welcome to Dommerich Estates! This solid built home offers newer roof (2006), newer plumbing and AC - all good bones! Remodel and update this spacious home with your desired decorative finishes. Great large open floorplan with spacious room sizes. Living room/Gathering room overlooks tree canopied backyard. Additional family room perfect for home theatre. Retro style tile in the bathrooms. The large MBR bath offers entry to an attached atrium behind a private brick wall which is an unusual architectural feature for this area and the perfect place to add an outside shower. Walk to Dommerich Elem./Maitland Middle schools - all "A" rated Orange County Schools. Walk to Maitland Community Park for tennis or RQ Ball. Private park complete with boat launch onto Winter Park's Chain of Lake is for exclusive use for Dommerich Estates residents. Building trend in this desireable neighborhood has homes starting in $600k range. Call today for a showing!!
  • $185,000 | Tour #25363
    Expect To Be Impressed
    Expect to be impressed with this rare find! Impeccable, one of a kind,energy efficient, craftmans style bungalow with loads of charm! From the moment you drive up you will be impressed - from the painted hardy board shingle siding, to the landscaping and the beautiful wood front door. Don't miss the front porch. As you enter you will walk straight into a foyer. Garage is to your right. Master suite is to the left. Master offers large walk in closet, vaulted ceiling, master bath with dual sinks and garden tub. Straight from foyer you will be in an open living room, dining room, kitchen area. Kitchen offers cherry stained birch shaker cabinets and granite counters. Hall to the right is where you'll find a secondary bathroom and 2 additional bedrooms. Out back there is a spacious covered lanai and an oversized yard. Exterior walls are constructed with BluWood treated lumber. Home is just minutes from downtown Mt. Dora. Minutes from restaurants & shopping. Shows like a model home - True pride of ownership is displayed here. There were no details overlooked when this home was constructed. You will not be disappointed. Nothing to do but unpack! Make an appointment to view this home today!
  • $320,000 | Tour #47974
    Gorgeous Brighton Park Pool Home
    Come experience the new beauty this home has to offer after receiving an extreme make over-lite edition! This fine CUSTOM 4 bedroom, 2 bath pool home in BRIGHTON PARK has designer touches throughout which are extremely tasteful and very desired. Beginning with the 20 x 20 porcelain tile with travertine mosaic at the entry, which matches the fireplace decor. NEW CARPETING in the DINING & LIVING ROOMS, and new NATURAL BAMBOO HARDWOOD FLOORING in the breakfast nook, family, hallway and Master Suite which is fabulous. The master suite had CROWN MOLDING & WOOD PLANTATION SHUTTERS and new custom cabinetry in the master closet. The Master bath has had a "TOTAL" top to bottom transformation and is a WOW- added was a new FRAMELESS shower, with new jetted tub, new LED lighting, MARBLE COUNTER TOPS with ABOVE COUNTER SINKS, not to mention the 24 x 24 polished porcelain flooring-fabulous! The home additionally features New PELLA IMPERVIA Energy Star windows in the dining room, family room and breakfast nook. The kitchen is a CHEFS dream with all new premium high quality STAINLESS STEEL ELECTROLUX appliances, GRANITE counter tops, with breakfast bar, 42 in natural MAPLE CABINET, w/CROWN MOLDING and a gorgeous glass and stone back splash. Some additional features of this fine home include an inviting pool with in-floor cleaning system and fiber optic lighting, a large fenced in yard, double-sided wood burning fireplace and a great corner lot location with northern exposure.
  • $244,000 | Tour #70477
    Wonderful Winter Park Home
    Welcome home to this wonderful 4/3 pool home in desirable Winter Park. Located near schools, downtown Winter Park shopping, restaurants, parks and golf courses. This beautifully maintained home has been updated throughout with decorator touches and shows like a dream. Well loved and cared for this home has a newer roof, newer plumbing and newer HVAC. All 3 baths have been updated with new tile and Listello trim. Enjoy the remodeled chef's kitchen with plenty of storage and island breakfast bar. The 29x10 screened porch has pass through to kitchen and opens to the large fenced yard and open pool with lots of patio space perfect for entertaining.
  • $575,000 | Tour #30336
    Equestrian Estate Nestled in A Tropical Oasis
    Don't miss this great opportunity to have your own Tropical Oasis and Equestrian Estate. This gorgeous home has been remodeled throughout: gourmet kitchen 42" cherry wood cabinets & pantry, newer appliances, large granite center island, newer lighting, (18x18 tile flooring in most all walk areas), and separate dining with sliders to the lanai. The family room has a beautiful fire place surrounded by cabinets & shelving, French doors that lead out to the covered deck, pool & cabana and wow what a view of the lush tropical setting. From the master suite with hard wood floors you can go out from the French doors to relax on the screened in lanai while taking in breath taking views. The master bathroom has a Jacuzzi tub & separate steam shower, separate vanities & his/her closets. The 4th BR was converted into an office & laundry. The 2 guest bathrooms have been completely remodeled with new cabinets & granite counter tops and lighting. This beautiful 4-plus acres are fruit trees, pastures, barn with a house stables and room to add more, tack room, fully powered and plumbed. You have 2 storage sheds for all of your storage needs. The drive way offers plenty of pad/slab space to build a large 2/3 car garage, as the garage was converted into a media room with heat and air. This home sits behind another 4 acre parcel & is fenced along with a privacy hedge to offer a perfect view of scenery. The roof was replaced in 2011 and HVAC in 2013!
  • $340,000 | Tour #47519
    A Classic Custom Built Home
    A Classic CUSTOM built Brighton Park home featuring sought after THREE WAY SPLIT floor plan with an office and souring ceilings. This home has been maintained with pride by the original owners. It offeres a naicely remodeled kitchen with zodiac counters and nice warm wood cabinets with several pull out draws. All appliances are GE Profile and an exterior exhaust vent is a nice plus along with huge walk in pantry. You won't want to leave the kitchen when you se the great view that out onto the lush conservation area with fruit trees through the three paned miter windows. The entire back of the home features an inviting screened porch just asking for you to linger longer and enjoy the peaceful surroundings that nature had to offer. The master bath is tastefully remodeled with granite counter tops, double sinks and an attractive soaking tub. The Master Suite is large and offers two walk in closets. two of the secondary bedrooms have use of a Jack & Jill bathroom making it very convenient. All new paint in and out. all new screen on the back; a HUGE paneled garage is oversized (meant to be a three car) but has only one door. Conveniently located and within walking distance to Carillon Elementary and Hagerty High School, as well as local employers Siemens, UCF and Research Park.
  • $475,000 | Tour #33536
    Beautiful Winter Park Pool Home
    Open House Saturday 3/8 from 2-4PM. Charles Clayton Sr. built this Mid Century home that is as charming as it is unique. This property boasts an expansive floor plan including four spacious bedrooms that open up to either a private balcony or the pool area, and features three bathrooms. The open plan living area instantly feels like home, featuring a large eat in kitchen with solid wood cabinets and granite countertops. The kitchen is open to the family room and dining room with enhanced views from each room to the exquisite private courtyard and pool area. The exterior backs on to a 60 acre conservation area. The home is situated on a quiet, oak shaded cul-de-sac street in walking distance to good schools and two city parks. Truly a great house suited to entertaining family and friends, it is ready for its new owners to enjoy.
  • $450,000 | Tour #76335
    Beautiful Lake Front Property
    Lakefront home on Bear Gully Lake. Older ranch style home. Home needs renovation or knock down & build new. Enjoy skiing, fishing & boating from your own back yard. Rare opportunity. This property has been owned by the same family since 1963.
  • $314,900 | Tour #81159
    Wonderful Tuska Ridge Pool Home
    Welcome to TUSKA RIDGE! Wonderful four bedroom/3 bath pool home with POND view is ready for viewing. This home boosts BRICK frontage, THREE CAR GARAGE, NEW PERGO FLOORING that you would swear is real wood! The kitchen has a unique touch with CRUSHED STONE COUNTER TOPS & stylist SLATE BACK SPLASH. Upon entering the family room-kitchen combo, you will find the heart of the home with a BRICK wood burning stove. The bedrooms are good sized with a full bath between, the fourth bedroom is handicap accessible to its own full bath, which doubles as the pool bath. The master suite features the warm prego flooring, and a HUGE WALK IN CLOSET that can house even the biggest keeper of things. The bathroom has double sinks and a tub with a separate very LARGE shower. Conveniently located just off of Red Bug Lake Road, close to 417. and local employers Siemens, and UCF. The schools are some of Seminole's finest!
  • $499,000 | Tour #60293
    Winter Park Waterfront
    LAKEFRONT HOME within walking distance to Rollins College & Park Avenue. Extensive use of rich hardwood throughout this 1953 mid century bungalow offering 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths. Impressive Great Room with custom fireplace, wood built-ins & dry bar wit h tranquil views of LAKE SYLVAN. Upstairs Master Suite features include a wood burning fireplace, dressing area & 2 walk-in closets. Excellent opportunity to have a waterfront home in Winter Park convenient to everything!
  • $499,000 | Tour #62982
    Executive Living At Its Finest
    Located in the Executive neighborhood of River Walk this home featuring, 4 bedrooms, 4 bath, 3 car garage, oversized 16x24 loft/bonus room, truly is one of a kind. You will be greeted by glass double doors and slate entryway. Just to your right will be the elegant dining room with wainscoting details. To your left is the private office and 4th bedroom. The open great room is great for entertaining offering custom wet bar with beverage station and fireplace. Exit through French doors leading to a 26x55 covered/open private patio with wood burning fireplace. Chef's Designer Kitchen with cooking island and 6 burner flat top stove with hood, double ovens, granite counter tops and glass tile back splash. The extra large Master bedroom opens to a Roman master bath and 8x13 custom closets. Brazilian wood flooring, in foyer, great room, dining room, breakfast and kitchen. Open floor plan offering home office and master suite down stairs. Located in "A" rated Seminole County School District. Close to 417, UCF, Siemens, major restaurants, Waterford Mall and within 20 minutes to Orlando International Airport. WELCOME HOME!!!
  • $299,000 | Tour #63915
    A Truly Spectactular Home
    You will fall in love with this gorgeous 4 bedroom 2 bath home that is overflowing with upgrades. Original owner removed builder's fixtures/finishes & replaced with stunning upgrades. The moment you pull up, you'll know this home is special. Manicured yard, professionally installed outdoor lighting, decorative fountain, tiled front entry. Enter through leaded glass front door into separate formal LR & DR featuring upgraded wood grain laminate flooring. Enjoy the vaulted ceilings and decorator plant shelves throughout. Large Kitchen/Family room area, perfect for entertaining, leads out to huge screen enclosed porch. Gourmet kitchen will knock your socks off. Two lighted pantries, wood cabinets & Corian counter tops. Kitchen boasts top of the line stainles s steel appliances with all the bells and whistles, cooking island with vegetable sink, upgraded faucets & beautiful tile backsplash. Spectacular master retreat with real bamboo flooring. Lavish, completely renovated, master bath with only the highest qua lity appointments, including claw footed tub & upgraded commode with bidet & remote control heated seat. Private split bedroom floor plan. Secondary bath has also been renovated with top of the line fixtures & finishes. Upgraded ceiling fans & light fixtures throughout the home. Surround sound in family room & speakers in master bedroom. Owner also took into consideration improved energy efficiency, tankless hot water, 3 solar attic fans & low consumption plumbing fixtures. Truly Spectacular Home!
  • $600,000 | Tour #82443
    Your Own Private Oasis
    This exquisite home sits on 1 full acre in the beautiful Lukas Estates. The Mediterranean style is reflected throughout from the brick paver walkways to the pool Cabana. Entering the foyer you not only see beautiful travertine flooring, but an open a flowing floor plan, including the living rooms tray ceilings and French doors, and a spacious formal dining room. The kitchen is a chef's delight that will thrill any foodie, including a spacious work area, 42 inch cabinets and beautiful exotic granite countertops. All appliances are stainless steel, including the convection and traditional double ovens. The breakfast nook's large bay window illuminates the entire work area. The family room is spacious and features a wood burning fireplace and high decorative windows. The one of a kind laundry room includes the same custom cabinets and countertops of the kitchen and include a second dishwasher, sink, wine chiller and plenty of space for a second refrigerator or stand alone freezer. All the bedrooms are spacious with a Jack & Jill bath between bedrooms 2 and 3. The master suite is a sheer delight with its walk through closet, and a beautiful master suite you won't want to leave, including stone walk thru shower, jetted garden tub and a hot/cold running water bidet. An upstairs bonus suite has a living area, spacious bedroom and full bath, great for an entertaining game room or separate suite. The entire pool/patio is paved with brick pavers and features a home matching cabana, resort style pool with fountains, gas heated spa and fire pit. The paver driveway runs the side of the house and connects to the attached 3 car garage and a separate 2 car/RV garage and covered R/V or Boat lanai. This home features Low E Energy efficient glass in all the windows and poured block cells for added strength and energy efficiency, lowing your power bills. Fiber glass exterior doors prevent warping and rotting. This fabulous home is a showstopper!
  • $1,465,000 | Tour #50347
    Luxurious Equestrian Estate
    ENJOY A WORLD OF LUXURY ON THIS EQUESTRIAN ESTATE. This craftsman custom built style home sits on just over 5 acres. No details were overlooked in the designing of this exquisite home. This home sits high, overlooking rolling hills. The acreage has four pastures, main barn with 3 a stall stable complete with tack & feed room with cabinetry & AC, restroom with its own septic. Additional 40 Ft R/V & boat garage with a 2 stall stable, (all easily converted to be a guest house). The dressage ring is 60X20 with 60% GGT dressage mix and 40% GGT jumper mix. Seminole Woods is a guarded & gated community with plenty of riding trails right at your doorstep. This home has its own private road to enter from behind to the barns, stables and pastures with its own entrance to the garage through way. The front brick paver driveway welcomes you to a home of elegance, style and grace. From the moment you walk in to see the grand staircase with subdued lighting going up the stairs & stained glass sky light, you will feel right at home. The formal living area is finished to perfection with a swinging butler door to the pantry through to the kitchen, which is a chef's delight. Top of the line Wolff and subzero appliances. This home was built to entertain, with sweeping views all around. The large sliding doors welcome you to the over sized lanai with not only a summer kitchen but an outside fireplace and sparkling pool with spa, with infrared pool alarm, child safety fence. The lanai has enhanced Wi-Fi transmitted throughout for the convenience of working outside. This home has natural gas for the grill, kitchen and fireplaces and a whole house generator for the electric. The irrigation has its own well for the water source. The entire house has audio with surround sound. The in-law quarters had its own security system, and finished with complete kitchen, bedroom, living area and its own entrance. The upstairs game room is large enough for a pool table. The secondary bedrooms are all oversized with its own en suite bathroom. The master suite is a paradise all its own, with an opulent master bath featuring an 8ft jetted tub and a gas fireplace, This home is exquisitely finished with custom millwork throughout, This is a lifestyle available to only the privileged few. Home is in Seminole County with all A rated schools.
  • $1,150,000 | Tour #86745
    Gorgeous Custom Built Winter Park Home
    Custom built home in private gated community of Antigua Pointe. Designed for entertaining with attention to every detail, the interior features a grand entrance hall, inlaid Brazillian cherry flooring, oversized travertine tile, and a dramatic wrought iro n staircase. There is custom millwork throughout the home, such as a oversized baseboards and door surrounds, custom dentil molding, and beautiful built-in cabinetry in the excutive office, and throughout the family and bedrooms,as well. The downstairs has a striking design with an elegant entrance hall, coffered ceiling dining room, butlers pantry with wine cooler, wine storage room, chef's dream kitchen with walk in pantry,exotic granite countertops, professional gas range, subzero refrigerator and large breakfast area. The spacious living room has vaulted ceilings, coquina stone fireplace mantel, and opens to the pool and spa area featuring a gas built in grill. The master suite has sitting area, builtin cabinetry, gracious closets and a luxurious bath, complete with garden tub. Guests and family will enjoy the spacious second floor which has 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms and a tremendous bonus room. The upstairs guest suite has access to a balcony overlooking the pool. The 3 Car Garage and circular dr ive allow for ample parking. Energy efficient features include gas water heater and double paned Pella windows and doors. Located in a superb setting that is minutes to A+ Seminole County Schools, Parks and Trails, Winter Park, and the 417.
  • $475,000 | Tour #78896
    Spring Valley Classic
    SPRING VALLEY CLASSIC!!! This beautiful contemporary style pool home has four large bedrooms, four baths, and ample storage space. Great floor plan with separate formal living and dining rooms, family room overlooking the pool, and den adjacent to the spa cious eat in kitchen. The family room features built in shelving,a stone fireplace and wet bar. Large master suite with bathroom featuring dual vanity areas, jacuzzi tub, plus separate water closet for toilet and a bidet. In addition to 2 wall closets th ere is a fabulous 12x19 walk in closet that would be any fashionistas dream. It could also be used as a fitness area or nursery. The pool area is relaxing paradise, and there is still plenty of yard for play! AC was replaced in 2009, along with the water heater and oven and microwave. The garage has been converted into a home office, however could easily be converted back. A convenient circular driveway welcomes guests, in addition to ample parking in the rear of home for 4 cars, boat or RV. All of this i n a terrific community with easy access to I-4, security, a park, tennis courts, and a boat ramp for access to ski on Spring Lake!!!
  • $384,900 | Tour #63194
    Oviedo Beauty
    Tastefully upgraded home. Engle Birchwood III model. 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3 car garage and bonus room. Beautiful gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and gorgeous granite countertops. Guest bedroom and pool bath downstairs. Master and two bedrooms upstairs plus upstairs family room. Sparkling screen enclosed pool and spa. No rear neighbors. French doors lead out to large covered lanai. Fenced yard & landscaping makes for a private retreat.
  • $570,000 | Tour #33176
    Beautiful Custom Built Home
    Looking for an upscale home close to the beaches but near shopping and the theme parks?? This is the one for you! Newer Luxurious custom built home in a private gated community minutes from the beaches and theme parks. Spacious open floor plan allows mul tiple gathering rooms for friends or family. The formal living room features a gas fireplace to warm winter evenings. Hardwood floors grace both the formal living and dining rooms. You will be stunned by the soaring ceiling, two story windows, graceful staircase, crown molding throughout, architectural columns and ceramic tile in the Family Room. French doors open to expansive lanai with brick pavers and ample pool deck, OVERSIZED self-cleaning pool, double fountains, spa and outdoor shower. The gourmet kitchen is a chef's delight. Features include European wood cabinets and granite counter tops. High-end stainless steel appliances and cook-top gas range with hood. Breakfast room overlooks pool & patio & view of the woods beyond. Bedrooms arranged in a thre e way split with two upstairs & two down. Spacious Downstairs Master suite allows for relaxing with additional space for retreat. Walk-in closets with organizer system, granite counters, cultured marble, jetted tub and separate shower in Master Bath. Ups tairs are 2 spacious bedrooms and finished bonus room that could be converted to a 5th bedroom, media room or home office. Zoned A/C, Surround Sound, oversized 3-car Garage plus too many upgrades to mention..
  • $774,000 | Tour #99474
    Beautiful Custom Estate Home
    Exquisite 4 suites, 3 bathrooms with an office, custom built estate home with all the bells and whistles. Designer touches and quality finishes throughout this spacious, open floor plan offering over 4,900 square feet. This estate home is situated on a pe aceful and quiet, 3.5 acre lot. Architectural designs include: old heart of pine hardwood flooring, 10 ft. ceilings, double pane windows, custom bookshelves, extensive use of glass throughout, decorative niches and surround sound. Features include a formal dining room, a great room with a wood burning fireplace and an office with the master suite on the first floor. This immaculate home offers french doors, great storage with a 3 car garage and all neutral chosen colors. The suites are oversized and offer an over abundance of closet space. This estate home has an enormous gourmet kitchen with corian countertops and an island, custom chosen cabinetry with elegant glass and a large eat in kitchen nook with a butler's pantry made easy for the entertainer. The great room is light and bright due to the high ceilings and windows allowing natural light in with a wood burning fireplace. The many windows in the master suite overlooking the beautiful pool creates a relaxing and comfortable sitting area. The master bathroom has dual vanities, a huge closet and dual shower heads. The brick pavers lead you out to the sparkling pool with a heated spa and a summer kitchen. A simply stunning home built to the highest standards with the most luxurious of amenities.
  • Tour #17251
    Rent a beautiful holiday home near Disney.
    Enjoy a Beautiful Life in a Bellavida Resort Disney Area Vacation Townhome. Imagine your next Orlando vacation without the hassle of hotel reservations, overpriced dinning options and parking fees. Picture yourself in a tropical hideaway just minutes from Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and all the other Orlando/Kissimmee attractions. Bellavida Resort is a place where you can be as private or social as you want to be, The Clubhouse covers more then 6,700 square feet, and has one community pool, 15 acres of lakes, a cyber cafe, arcade, basketball courts and volleyball nets, television room, walking trails, picnic area, tot lot playground, and Italian gardens. Bellavida is approximately five miles from Disney World. Just minutes from other local attractions. There are a number of local resturants and Medieval Times dinner theatre is just across the street from the resort. Best of all, your vacation rental home has all the comforts of home because it is a real home. The beautiful life begins here at the Bellavida Refort.
  • Tour #66544
    First United Church of Christ
    What is the United Church of Christ? The United Church of Christ came into being in 1957 with the union of two Protestant denominations: the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Congregational Christian Churches. Each of these was, in turn, the result of a union of two earlier traditions. The Congregational Churches were organized when the Pilgrims of Plymouth Plantation and the Puritans of the Massachusetts Bay Colony acknowledged their essential unity in the Cambridge Platform of 1648. The Reformed Church in the United States traced its beginnings to congregations of German settlers in Pennsylvania founded from 1725 on. Later, its ranks were swelled by Reformed immigrants from Switzerland, Hungary and other countries. The Christian Churches sprang up in the late 1700s and early 1800s in reaction to the theological and organizational rigidity of the Methodist, Presbyterian and Baptist churches of the time. The Evangelical Synod of North America traced its beginnings to an association of German Evangelical pastors in Missouri. This association, founded in 1841, reflected the 1817 union of Lutheran and Reformed churches in Germany. Through the years, other groups such as American Indians, Afro-Christians, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, Volga Germans, Armenians, and Hispanic Americans have joined with the four earlier groups. In recent years, Christians from other traditions, including the Roman Catholic Church, have found a home in the UCC, and so have gay and lesbian Christians who have not been welcome in other churches. Thus the United Church of Christ celebrates and continues a broad variety of traditions in its common life.