This Siesta Key bayfront beauty illustrates how timeless classic design can be. It’s almost 50 years old, yet it seems more stylish and contemporary than its much younger competition. And no wonder—it was designed by Ralph Twitchell, the founder of the famed Sarasota School of Architecture.
Set on a large, gated and heavily treed lot on Peacock Road, the main house faces the Intracoastal Waterway. The primary living areas are on the second floor, including a sitting room with fireplace and a large master bedroom with his and hers baths. There’s a grand curving staircase down to the first floor, where you’ll find two more bedrooms. Giant, two-story steel-framed doors open to let the tropical breezes in.
There’s also a separate guest house with two bedrooms, two baths, and a fireplace. The swimming pool is set on a unique peninsula surrounded by water, along with two boat basins.
This is the perfect home for a couple, with its intimate yet opulent master suite and living room handily laid out on the second floor, yet lots of room nearby for visiting children and grandchildren. And the price can’t be beat: $1,995,000.
6841 Peacock Road
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