A Home with History: 3308 Higel Avenue, Siesta Key

Every home has a history, but this one in particular is quite interesting. 3308 Higel Avenue on Siesta Key was originally built in 1917 by Harry Higel, former mayor of Sarasota. Impressive renovations and additions have been made through the years with special attention paid to the structure's original materials, environment and history. The home is beautifully maintained with a welcoming wide front porch, original pecky cypress walls and heart pine floors throughout, authentic moldings, fireplace and a "sleeping" porch, which evoke a feeling of a time gone by. Cozy comfort, yet spacious, casual elegance a perfect combination of old and new where one can easily entertain small, intimate parties or large numbers. The main house includes living and dining rooms, office, spacious island kitchen with desk and breakfast bar, family room, wine cellar, first-floor master suite with soaring ceilings, and upstairs, four bedrooms, baths and a family room. The separate guest "Lodge" was built in 1988 to complement the main house and offers a game room, bedroom, bath and sleeping loft over a two-car garage. A spectacular creeping fig tree compliments the expansive waterfront backyard including a wonderful, oversized pool. A boat dock and jet ski lift are on the wide canal that connects Big Pass to the Bay where dolphin and manatee are abundant. Access to the Gulf of Mexico, Siesta Beach and Village in minutes. This significant property has endured the test of time and has been a wonderful home to those who have resided in it since Higel's time... Currently offered at $2,685,000, it's a rare opportunity to live in a historic waterfront estate in paradise. Click here for the virtual tour.

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