Karlhaus Realty Sells Darrel Lowrance's Spruce Creek Fly-In Estate


Lowrance Hangar Home Estate in Spruce Creek Fly-In

The Lowrances moved to a new, larger hangar mansion also in Spruce Creek Fly-In

Spruce Creek, FL - The Spruce Creek Fly-In former hangar mansion of the founder of Lowrance Electronics, Darrell Lowrance has been sold this Thursday March 31st. The 10,000 square-foot hangar home is located at the Spruce Creek Fly-In and enjoys direct access to a private taxiway.

Lowrance gained worldwide fame as the founder and driving force of Lowrance Electronics, one of the largest manufacturers of marine electronics and, GPS navigation systems for aerospace, civilian and military applications.

The residential compound was listed for $2,500,000. Carlos Bravo, CEO of Karlhaus Realty at Spruce Creek represented the Buyer and negotiated the sale. "We have been approached by a large number of affluent buyers looking for not only an exclusive property in Spruce Creek Fly-In but also a solid investment given the lower prices symptomatic of the current economic depression" Bravo said. He added that "With the advent of internet technologies, today's high-end buyers are more sophisticated than ever, come well informed about values and benefits and deservedly demand professional expertise at levels never seen before in this business and which we have positioned our company to provide".

An avid pilot and aviation enthusiast, Lowrance selected Spruce the Creek Fly-In as his home given its unique location in Florida, the interesting mix of residents, private security and the convenience of point to point air transportation thanks to its private airport. Lowrance moved up to another custom-built Estate also inside the Fly-In. Bravo indicated that "a lot of residents in Spruce Creek move up or down but always staying within the community - a testament of the qualities and amenities we offer, unequalled anywhere in the world."

The new mansion was built by Frank Baker, one of the leading custom hangar homes builders in Florida and also a fellow resident at Spruce Creek Fly-In. Baker was also the builder of the Lowrance's former Spruce Creek home.

According to the Daytona Beach MLS, Bravo was the leading broker in Listings and Sales in the Spruce Creek Fly-In for 2010 celebrating another year of record growth. He has very successfully positioned his company as a high-end real estate consultancy and marketing boutique catering to the demanding requirements of sophisticated buyers. "I am also a real estate investor and developer and over the years grew very frustrated at the lack of knowledge and expertise among traditional agents in a business which has very low barriers of entry" Bravo added.

Some of the salient features of the home was the home's "garage" for aircraft, a cavernous 2,500 sq.ft air-conditioned hangar that can fit for most jets, a 3,000 sq.ft.; the Lanai including a resort-style pool complete with waterfalls, spa, fountains in a tropical foliage setting; Media Room complete with audiovisual electronics and other amenities.

"Premium Hangar home lots at the fly-in start in the mid 300's and go up past the million dollar mark - and that's only for the dirt - then you have to build the home and hangar" said Bravo.

Bravo, also a pilot and long time resident of the Spruce Creek Fly-in, added that "Spruce Creek is the most sought after residential airpark community in the world and offers a unique mixture of exclusivity, security and amenities not matched anywhere".

Bravo is a serial technology entrepreneur and former Management Consultant and Fortune 500 Senior Executive with a long track record in negotiating multimillion dollar complex merger transactions. His previous internet company grew to 1,300 employees and went public in 1999.

About Lowrance Electronics

Founded in 1957 by Carl Lowrance, an avid fisherman who shared his love of the sport with his two sons, Darrell and Arlen. Darrell and Arlen were among the first inland skin divers, and through this activity learned that most fish in any given body of water were generally found in schools and in specific areas.

It became obvious to the Lowrances that an instrument was needed to show fishermen where to concentrate their fishing efforts. They designed the world's first high frequency transistorized sonar for sport fishing and Today, Lowrance Electronics is a world-renown diversified manufacturer of consumer sonar and GPS receivers, as well as digital mapping systems. Lowrance is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma and employs approximately 1,000 people. The company is best known for its marine, aircraft and automobile GPS receivers.

For more about Lowrance, see History of Lowrance Electronics

About the Spruce Creek Fly-In

The Spruce Creek Fly-in Community is the world's most famous residential airpark. With a 4,000 ft lighted runway and a GPS approach, the private airport at the center of the community (7FL6) can accommodate anything from a Stearman to a Gulfstream. Originally a navy airfield during WWII, it evolved into the world's largest residential fly-in community. Today, almost 5,000 residents, 1,300 homes and 700 hangars share a unique life in this private gated village. The first thing a visitor sees after driving through the security gates is a sign that summarizes the spirit of this community: “Caution children and adults at play”. It is often called a piece of pilot's heaven.

A championship golf course and Country Club and 24-hr patrolled security complements the safety, privacy and enjoyment of its residents. John Travolta and many other celebrities have enjoyed the Spruce Creek Fly-In lifestyle and privacy. Current home prices vary from a $140,000 condo to multi-million-dollar hangar mansions.

Learn more about the Spruce Creek Fly-in at http://www.7fl6.com and Karlhaus Realty at http://www.FlyinRealty.com

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