This 1920s cottage just west of downtown Bradenton is full of quirky personality wrapped up in a playful layer of Boho-chic. It’s the perfect home for an artist—unusual spaces, great outdoor areas, and a secret upstairs loft.
The two-bedroom, two-bath home is surrounded by a vine-covered picket fence and is painted in tropical colors: lime, yellow-green and pinkish-orange. The landscaping is likewise tropical, with palms and a banyan tree. There’s also a hot tub tucked away in the garden.
The interior has been updated but has many original features, with shiplap-type paneling and jalousie windows. There’s a fireplace, along with some newer built-ins, and a kitchen with tile counters and lots of character. My favorite space is the attic loft, reached via a spiral staircase. It’s one big room with a living area and a sleeping area, and the wooden vaulted ceiling gives it a great deal of charm.
It’s currently furnished in an eclectic yet very tasteful style, part antique store and part Goodwill. It has been used as a vacation rental and would continue to serve that purpose well. But as a home for a creative soul it would hard to beat.
521 19th St. W., Bradenton, is priced at $306,000. For more indo call Tracie Miller of Selling the Sunshine Realty at (856) 630-5868.