6 spacious homes in Florida
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Sarasota. Set in a private enclave on Siesta Key, this contemporary four-bedroom overlooks Sarasota Bay. The light-filled house has high ceilings, a chef's kitchen, a loft library, and two large suites, one with a water-view balcony.
The verdant property includes a pool, a lounging terrace, and a private dock with a 10,000-pound lift and access to the Intracoastal Waterway. $3,495,000. Betsy de Manio and Jackie Eberley, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, (941) 914-5540.
Pensacola Beach. This 2006 four-bedroom home sits on the edge of Little Sabine Bay, a water body with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico. The house features high ceilings, oversize windows, multiple balconies, and a master suite with travertine flooring and a soaking tub. The 0.64-acre property includes a saltwater pool, a two-car garage with a recreation room and an outdoor shower, and a deep-water dock with a boat lift. $1,999,000. Mark Lee, Levin Rinke Realty/Luxury Portfolio International, (850) 916-5050.
Boynton Beach. Built in 1966, this six-bedroom home was renovated in 2018. The 6,500-square-foot house has hardwood floors, two fireplaces, a downstairs main suite, a chef's kitchen with breakfast area, formal living and dining rooms, and a screened-in porch.
A curved wall of windows looks out on a pool with a water feature, mature palms, and tropical landscaping. $1,475,000. Candace and Phil Friis, The Corcoran Group, (561) 573-9966.
Miami Beach. Saved from demolition, the Skinner House just came on the market after a three-year renovation. Built by architects Coulton and John Skinner in 1934, the four-bedroom Art Deco home has a cantilevered circular staircase, 24-foot ceilings, French windows, hand-blocked wall carvings, coral stone and Spanish oak floors, and high-tech sound and lighting systems.
Outside are a heated pool, a patio, al fresco dining areas, and a fountain. $5,275,000. Nancy Batchelor, EWM Realty International, (305) 329-7718.
Palm Beach. This four-bedroom Mediterranean was built in 1925. The house features a hidden staircase leading to a tower with a private terrace; three bedrooms en suite; a sunroom with arched windows; a fireplace; and a covered loggia.
The professionally designed ocean-block property includes a pool, three-car garage, and one-bedroom guest house with sitting room and balcony. $5,895,000. Heidi Wicky, Sotheby's International Realty, (561) 659-3555.
Port Richey. Set on a bank of the Pithlachascotee River, this three-bedroom home has waterfront views from most rooms. The 1952 house features an open plan, a wood-burning fireplace, built-ins, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a new roof.
The property includes a detached garage, a deck with a hot tub, oak trees, and a dock with boat lift allowing access to the Gulf of Mexico and area islands. $349,900. Jennifer Zulian, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, (727) 457-2407.