436 Gulf Bend Dr
Asking Price $445,000
This unique beach home was designed by a nationally known art collector/artist duo in tandem with renowned local architect Randy Williamson. Its two-pod design creates a sheltered outdoor porch between the living and bedroom areas that becomes central to outdoor island living, dining, and entertaining. In the winter, the two pods of the house, protect the porch from winter winds and warms daily in the full sun exposure. In addition, the two sections of the house are strategically placed to catch maximum summer sea breezes.
The living space design is ahead of its time with soaring cathedral ceilings, walls filled with floor to ceiling windows, full wall sliding glass doors that open to a rustic covered dining porch. The package elevator arrives right to this screen room and is perfect for grocery/luggage arrivals.
The adjacent pod offers a master suite with en suite bath and his/hers closets. Access to the central sun porch is just a step away from the master bedroom through the sliding glass door. A spacious guest bedroom and adjacent bath are located just down the hall from the front entry separated from the master suite area by a hallway laundry.
In the center of the home is a beautiful custom wood winder staircase for access to the second story art studio. The studio space can also be the third sleeping area with two open decks - a great sunset viewing spot! The house is located just a short walk from the beach down a private natural path. This homesite was specifically chosen by the current owners, the founders of Safety Harbor Club, for its marvelous natural beauty and mature native trees.
The surrounding gardens shimmer with pops of color amidst the foliage from hanging orchids, creative cactus gardens, and original art installations (included with the home).
This is a home to show your art in or to negotiate with the Masons to keep some of the paintings, sculptures, and wood and ceramic pieces now gracing the walls and pedestals. The Masons are nationally known art collectors who have donated art to the Smithsonian Institution (Renwick Gallery,) the Art Institute of Chicago, the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, and other museums in New York, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, California, Illinois, and others.
Safety Harbor Club amenities include community docks, pool, tennis courts, beach access, and even its own maintenance staff.
Property Taxes in Year 2016:
Property Taxes in Year 2015: $6,440.09
Property Taxes in Year 2014: $5,699.42
Property Taxes in Year 2013: $5,679.24
Assessed Value: $488,305
Estimated Total Living Area: 1,642
Year Built: 1985
Lot Size: 31 x 204 x 97 x 188
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Second Level Artist's Studio
(Can be used as third sleeping area)
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