Nestled on over a half acre of preserve-like grounds in the historic district of Palmetto, this one-of-a-kind meticulously maintained three-bedroom, three-bathroom 1923 Florida Craftsman home presents a rare opportunity near downtown Bradenton. The home is a short stroll to the Manatee River – visible from the extensively landscaped front yard – and offers views of the picturesque 1899 Julius A. Lamb estate.
Flawlessly blending original features with thoughtful restorations, upgrades and expansions, the 2,416-square-foot home at 325 12th Ave W is offered at $899,000.
“It isn’t often that a 100-year-old home of historical significance is brought to market for the first time,” said Michael Saunders & Company agent Cathy Palmer, who is co-listing the property with Debbie Vogler. “Debbie and I are honored to have been chosen to market this beauty and hope to find new owners who will continue to lovingly maintain and appreciate this home so many more generations can enjoy living in this slice of Palmetto history.”
Expansive indoor-outdoor spaces include a 1,600-square-foot deck with a brick firepit and built-in bench for entertaining or simply enjoying the private, tranquil backyard and adjoining protected wetland with palms, oaks and other native plants. The house was expanded to include an 18’X27’ primary suite with sloping tongue-and-groove wood ceiling, exposed beams, clerestory windows, large sitting area overlooking the backyard, Bose surround-sound speakers and walk-in closet.
The living room, front bedroom and hall bath have been lovingly restored and retain many of the residence’s original features, including the entry door, heart pine floors, plaster walls, deep moldings, mullioned windows and five-panel doors with glass knobs. Six stunning leaded-glass windows created by a local artist enhance the home’s distinctive ambiance. A covered side porch connects to a double carport, large laundry/workshop and large third bedroom with full bath and two custom closets.
The charming custom-built kitchen includes inset-door cabinets, granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, butcher-block island, custom tilework, striking ceiling details, wainscoting and a bright breakfast nook. A pair of the home’s original 9-lite doors were relocated to access the new butler’s pantry, while upgrades such as a 2022 HVAC system and 2019 roof provide peace of mind.