5538 Sydonie Drive Mount Dora, FL 32757
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Sydonie Mansion ~ Was once said to be the most significant residential structure in all of Florida. Established in 1883 and remodeled by famous architect Grosvenor Atterbury in 1903, it was the winter retreat for James Laughlin, the owner of J&L Steel in Pittsburgh. Built in the Mediterranean Revival style, it was designed after Alhambra Castle in Spain, and included sculpted gardens with rare plants from around the world, citrus groves, a dairy farm, and even a bowling alley. The mansion is an exquisite settings for wedding ceremonies and receptions.