Two houses on
By Robert Plunket
After what I saw yesterday I’m rethinking my whole attitude toward St Armands. Before, I always saw it as a little too traffic-clogged and full of tourists to actually live in. But now I see it in a whole different light. It’s our version of
It also has some of the most interesting houses in town. Yesterday I saw two sitting next door to each other, built 80 years apart, that contained the whole history of
The first is 236
At 2,700 square feet it’s just the right size, rather intimate, in fact. The realtor is Jan Bradley at (941) 302-3496. $2,300,000.
The famous hallway.
And now for something completely different—next door. 214 S. Washington is a descendant of the
But the house’s most amazing feature is what has all the town’s realtors buzzing. To get from one wing to another you walk down a hall that crosses over the pool—but the floor is made of glass. In other words, you look down and there, 12 feet directly below, is the water. It’s very unnerving at first. People were afraid to walk on it. It reminded me of watching puppies discover what a glass-top coffee table was. It’s the stroke of genius that every great modern house should have. (Although if you have any naughty little boys—or naughty big boys, for that matter—make sure they don’t linger down by the pool when you’re having a party.) This is a totally unique house, very beachy and very