House of the Day: Yachtsman's Dream for $1.75 Million

house of the day yachtsman's dreamsBuilt by a master yachtsman, this one-of-a-kind architectural home in Bradenton, Fla., provides more than 6,200 square feet of living space for $1,750,000. Make that waterfront space.

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.

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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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