House of the Day: Yachtsman's Dream for $1.75 Million
Described as "sturdy as the finest seaworthy vessel," the four-bedroom home, named Casa Whaley, features steel beams, galleys and wrap-around decks. It sits on a secluded lot on deep water in a naturally protected cove at the mouth of the Manatee River and has 102 feet of river frontage.
It's been described as "Frank Lloyd Wright meets a mariner's dream." The home is asymmetrically constructed with a cedar shake porte cochere. There are plenty of French doors, fountains, mature palms and high-end features. It has a sunken living room, built-in wet bar, a massive stone fireplace and original Kreissle hand-forged lighting fixtures. The property has a 4,000-square-foot Philippine shell stone patio, a pool, spill-over spa and koi pond.
So readers, is it a house or is it a yacht?
Martha Marlar of Signature Sotheby's International Realty is the listing agent.
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