Located on a serene mangrove-lined bayou in the Village of Longboat Key, on a lushly landscaped half-acre site, this cherished 3 bedroom/2 bath Whitney Beach cottage has been lovingly reinvented from top to bottom. The modern coastal cottage imparts warmth immediately upon entry, with tongue and groove heart-pine floors, pecky-cypress walls, and light-filled spaces throughout. Every aspect of the home has been carefully curated with meticulous renovation, staying true to its distinctive history while modernizing the structure and space with a focus on quality, safety, and comfort. Upgrades include a new metal roof (2023,) PGT impact windows, updated electric, lighting, and HVAC, tankless water heater, and the addition of a garage and boat dock. A well-equipped chef’s kitchen prioritizes both function and aesthetics, with Cucine Ricci Italian cabinetry, open shelving, 2 Miele ovens, 6 burner Viking gas range, Liebherr refrigerator, wine cooler, deep stainless-steel sink, generous workspaces, soapstone countertops, and a custom-crafted living edge hardwood bar top. Through a wall of French doors, the inviting dining area opens to a 1,200 square foot raised Cumaru deck with a protected pergola, saltwater pool and spa, as well as sitting, sunning, and cooking areas. The outdoor space beautifully extends the interior living area, showcasing the tropical landscape as an ideal retreat for personal relaxation or gathering friends. The primary ensuite is serene and spacious, with a glass-enclosed shower and soaking tub, ample walk-in closet, access to the outdoor deck, and adjacency to the home's well-equipped laundry room. Two guest rooms with a full bath are conveniently located on the opposite side of the home, creating privacy and comfort for family and guests. Ideal for boaters, kayakers, and cast netters, the western edge of the property features a recently constructed Brazilian hardwood boat dock with a 10,000-pound lift to accommodate vessels up to 30 feet, plus a large "floating" dock for kayaks, paddle boards, and other water toys. The numerous accolades for this historically significant cottage include a feature in Sarasota Magazine, the 2019 Florida Native Plant Society "Award of Merit" recognizing its Michael Miller-designed 100% native landscaping, and its selection as a feature property for the Longboat Key Garden Club Tour of Homes. This timeless Florida-style cottage offers luxurious charm and privacy; many manatees and dolphins call this peaceful bayou home. Grab your golf cart, your bicycle, or your flip-flops - in minutes you'll be enjoying one of the most pristine powder sand beaches in the region, the open bay, and the popular restaurants and shops of Longboat Key.
1,619 Sq.Ft. LIVING AREA
0.49 Acres lot
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