Thanks, Today Show. Now, about Oyster Bay.
By Robert Plunket
Click here to see our Real Estate Junkie discuss Oyster Bay on ABC7.
Anyway, let’s take a look at two houses currently on the market in Oyster Bay that exemplify its style. The first is a substantial brick contemporary/traditional built in 1988 and located at 4577 Camino Real. It’s big, at 3,841 square feet, with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths. It has a pool and nice trees.
What makes it particularly noteworthy is an expansive entertaining area—living room, dining room, family room—that flows continuously for what must be 70 feet. The kitchen is light and pleasant; there’s a cozy office upstairs and a big master suite on the ground floor with a particularly spacious bath. The house has a very luxurious feeling without the pretension that the newer McMansions have.
Oyster Bay fronts the bay and the homes on the water are among the most expensive in Sarasota. But there is also a very pretty lake right in the middle of things, and the homes on the lake are really the heart and soul of Oyster Bay. There is one on the market at 1606 North Lake Shore Drive, and from the outside it borders on the unassuming. But once you get inside it turns into a light-filled, impeccably maintained ranch with a stunning view out to the pool and then the lake. This house dates back to the 1960s, but I am amazed at what good shape it is in. It’s a beautiful remodel done in the best possible taste. The current owners have given it an English antique look (very Oyster Bay) but it could easily be adapted to something more contemporary. The third bedroom is tucked away by the kitchen, perfect for a maid’s room (and Oyster Bay is one of the few places in town where you could imagine people still having a live-in maid.)
This house’s pricing history is exactly what Barbara Corcoran is talking about. It started out at $899,000. Now it’s down to $699,000. For more information call Jena Carver. Her number is (941) 343-7953.