Here’s a house to bring out the alpha male in anyone. It’s got every big boy toy imaginable: several docks, a covered boat lift, putting green, pizza oven, wine cellar, fish cleaning station, outdoor kitchen, tiki bar…there’s even an elevator to get you to bed in case you spend too much time in said tiki bar.
You can have the whole team over. There are six bedrooms and seven-and-a-half baths (and yes, there’s an outdoor shower), with a total of 4,485 square feet, set on almost an acre of gated land, well-shielded from the road. The views are spectacular—out over the bay, with an occasional mangrove island in the distance. The design offers all sorts of wings and terraces and spaces scattered around, perfect for large-scale entertaining or just hanging out with your whiskey-drinking friends.
The style might best be described as “coastal eclectic.” In keeping with the masculine theme, you’ll find custom detailing involving stone and wood. Several of the rooms have curved ceilings paneled in wood, and most of the floors are wood rather than tile. The finishes, particularly the woodwork, are extraordinary and well worth careful study.
But the best part is the way the home feels like the ultimate beach shack. It’s located about a mile east of Cortez. Great boating. The beach and restaurants are right across the bridge. Now where did I put that lost shaker of salt?
10216 46th Ave. W., Bradenton, is priced at $6 million. For more info, call Judie Berger of Premier Sotheby’s at (941) 928-3424.