MUST BE SEEN TO BE APPRECIATED. This is one of the most stunning beachfront properties situated on 2 1/2 acres with 110' along the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico on Gasparilla Island. The unparalleled location offers luxurious coastal living with lush tropical landscaping and inviting outdoor spaces with excellent views of Lake Gasparilla. This home is truly unique in that you have incredible views of the gulf on one side and views of Lake Gasparilla on the other. Built in 2000, this breathtaking home is 7,100+ sq. ft. with 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, 2 half-baths, and exudes graciousness of a Plantation/Caribbean style home with its wrap around verandas, solid mahogany doors/shutters, and wide roofed balconies with spectacular outdoor spaces and extraordinary water views. Interior designer, Robert Shields, Washington, DC, created an interior that harmonizes with the home's coastal environment. This home was featured in Florida Design Magazine. Upon entering you are greeted by the two-story foyer with an impressive staircase accented with a mural of tropical motifs. The main living area offers fossilized coral-stone flooring, a series of columns separating the living room from the dining area, crown molding, interior plantation shutters throughout, 8' to 9' solid wood doors, tongue and groove wood beam ceilings, and a 4-stop elevator. The two-story living room with gas fireplace offers multiple French doors expanding the spaces to the open-air spacious veranda with uninterrupted vistas of the Gulf. Make your way to the well-appointed gourmet kitchen which boasts custom cabinetry, granite/stone counters, Thermador 6 burner gas stove, 2 Miele dishwashers, Subzero refrigerator, 2 Dacor built-in ovens, and a large pantry. The adjoining family room with built-in cabinetry accesses a large inviting wrap around screened porch overlooking the pool and gulf. At mid-level, are two wrought-iron staircases leading to two guest en-suites bedrooms, and to a separate, though attached, Pineapple Cottage with water views of Lake Gasparilla. The cottage features a living area with half kitchen, two guest en-suite bedrooms with French doors accessing the wrap around veranda. Situated for privacy, the upper-level waterfront master retreat offers a spacious master bedroom, with his/her bathrooms, a home office, large wet bar, tongue-and-groove wood beam ceilings, two separate custom organized walk-in closets, one is room size, laundry room, and French doors opening to a deck with gulf views. Additional features include a workout room, two 2 car garages, storage, workshop, manicured grounds with lush tropical landscaping, and sprawling outdoor areas with an oversized pool/spa and built-in outdoor grill. The magnificently appointed finishes and architectural significance throughout the interior are magazine worthy.
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