This elaborate European-style mansion facing Coconut Bayou on north Siesta Key manages to capture the spirit of a Palm Beach mansion from the 1920s but with all the modern, up-to-date necessities. You’ll find plenty of marble, imported wood, barrel-vaulted ceilings and other Addison Mizner touches but the livability factor is very 2017.
At 8,571 square feet, the home is large, with four bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths. The main floor has a two-story living room complete with an impressive carved stone fireplace, and balconies looking down from above. There’s a state-of-the art kitchen, a formal dining room, a family room and an outdoor living area complete with beamed ceilings and another fireplace.
The bedrooms are on the second living level. The standout here is the master bath, with the tub and countertops resembling pieces from ancient Rome—a highly original touch that works beautifully. A terrace looks out over the bayou.
The home is directly on the water, with deep water boating access to the Intracoastal. The pool is tucked away among palms and tropical vegetation, and the 12-car garage on the ground level will look sensational when filled with a luxury car collection.
4205 Higel Ave. is priced at $5,495,000. For more information, call Kim Ogilvie of Michael Saunders and Company at (941) 376-1717.