Local Floridians know to truly enjoy the Florida luxury lifestyle year-round, your home orientation matters! The back of this home faces South West, which means a pleasant sun exposure and tropical breezes on your pool all year without the hot sun all summer, or overly shaded. Truly live the Florida lifestyle; Bird Key is one of the most sought after waterfront island communities in Sarasota County. This community affords 24 hour security, yacht club, on site management and upscale amenities. Bike ride is less than 10 minutes to St. Armand's Circle, Restaurants, Beaches, and arts and theater locations. Rare custom built original owner home about 3700 sq ft under air, and 4576 Total on one of the largest waterfront lots in Bird Key- over 1/2 acre. Low maintenance landscaping is easy for a long distance owner. Enjoy sitting in the open caged pool area, you will gaze at the view down the canal, leading to a partial Bay View. Some of the updated exterior features: New over sized seawall cap in 2012; 10,000 pound boat lift; New roof in 2013. The unique siding is actually no maintenance concrete stucco artistically modified to resemble wood! Interior boasts wood accents including the horseshoe shaped wet bar with ice maker that seats 10 guests. Updated kitchen with granite in 2012. Two master suites, one upstairs and one downstairs. Enjoy this comfortable home as is or take advantage of the huge 1/2 acre+ lot to add on to or rebuild. Elevation on survey says 12.38'. Come by car or boat to preview.