It is rare that a relationship of great trust begins so soon after introduction, but when the referral comes from two of your closest college friends, it can happen!  These clients (and fast new friends) allowed me to submit an offer on this fabulous Grand Canal-front home, just steps from famed Siesta Key Beach, before they even had a chance to see it!  After I visited the property it was clear that, based on the outline given to me by my clients of what they were looking for in a home that would eventually become a retirement residence several years from now, this was it.  Location, the property and its “bones”, and the value were unbeatable.

This vintage 1960’s waterfront beach home in popular Siesta Isles on Siesta Key, is located across the street from the world-famous, powdery white sands and azure waters of Siesta Beach and it backs to the beautiful Grand Canal of Siesta Key with deep boating water and direct access to Sarasota Bay and the Gulf.

As you enter the home, visitors are welcomed with panoramic harbor views of the Grand Canal. An air-conditioned sunroom stretches across the back of the home, and original terrazzo throughout the home is in perfect condition, as is the vintage bath tile. The split floor plan with comfortably sized rooms is perfect as is, however my clients have BIG ideas for updating this wonderful home as they inch closer to making it their full-time residence in the future. Recent upgrades to the home include hurricane shutters, landscape sprinkler system on well, whole-house water purification system, HVAC/ductwork and roof, seawall recap, outdoor shower area.

The home is sited on a large, beautifully landscaped, private tropical lot with a beautiful water view and plenty of room for a pool.  A short distance to quaint Siesta Village, where the buyers will enjoy the many restaurants and boutiques. With quick and easy access by boat to the open waters of Sarasota Bay, or minutes by car to the myriad arts and dining of cultural downtown Sarasota, these new homeowners have found the perfect spot and we are delighted that they plan to call Sarasota home.

Sold for $655,000.


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