Former home of Gov. Lawton Chiles up for sale
Posted at 6:34 AM, Apr 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-23 02:45:29-04

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — The home former Gov. Lawton Chiles once lived in is for sale.

Chiles lived in the home across from the Lakeland Yacht and Country Club while he was in the state Senate. He sold the house in 1980.

The Ledger of Lakeland reports old-timers in the Lakeland area still refer to the house as "the Chiles House" even though it has had two other owners in the 33 years since the family lived there.

The newspaper reports the house was built in 1939 and owners through the years have kept the historic feel of the home. The current owners almost doubled the size of the house to 3,548 square feet.

Real estate agent Brooks Chandler says the house is listed for $749,500.