First time on the market for this one owner historic property in Sapphire Shores. The house is reminiscent of a craftsman bungalow but more rooted in the rustic practicality and elegant modesty of the Florida Cracker. It was designed and built by the renowned boat maker George B. Luzier and has many similarities to the water born vessels which made him so popular. It’s made completely of wood; wide plank pecky cypress siding on the exterior, clear cypress & knotty pine paneling in the primary rooms and heart pine flooring throughout. Inside you might feel like this is a cool, dark cabin anchored by a large stone fireplace. But at times, it functions more like a boat with clever closets and built in features making the most of all available space. This location is just several lots from Sun Circle Park which overlooks Sarasota Bay and provides a perfect spot to launch a kayak or walk the dog during the prolonged sunsets over Longboat Key. The wide right of way on Woodland Drive has helped maintain a green, tree canopied street with a mix of Ringling Era Mediterranean manses and post war ranches. This property, in this location feels like a step back in time. It may require some renovation & updates not for the uninitiated. But for someone who wants a piece of Florida history with a thread of continuity dating back a century when first purchased, this could be a dream project. An unpretentious house which may surprise you with simple honesty and authenticity in a location long considered one of the most desirable neighborhoods anywhere on the gulf coast of Florida.
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Listing information last updated on October 23rd, 2020 at 8:32pm EDT.