PALMETTO, FL – One of the oldest homes on the Palmetto Riverfront — reputed to be a Sears kit house shipped down river in 1920 — is now on the market for $1.2 million. Located at 307 15th Avenue W. in Palmetto, Florida, the home is owned by Donna Shore Western, daughter of Chips Shore, the deceased former Manatee County Court Clerk.
“Neighbors say it is one of two Sears kit homes on the Palmetto waterfront,” said listing agent Kathy Marlowe, a Broker-Associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. “Sears kit homes were sold between 1908 and 1940 and can be found across the United States. Once delivered, the houses had to be assembled.”
Situated on nearly one-half acre, the two-story home has 90 feet of river frontage on the Palmetto side of the Manatee River and offers direct access to Tampa Bay, the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico. With 3,248 square feet under air, it includes three bedrooms and three baths in the main home, and a separate one-bedroom cottage with kitchen, bath, living room and a wrap-around deck.
The high ceilings, windows and moldings from the era are still present in the home, along with many other original features. There are 11 pieces of stained glass created by an artist who used to own the property. The floors and many of the walls are heart of pine wood, and the roof is metal. All rooms are of a generous size, including a receiving room, dining room, and two offices, one with a water view off the sun porch.
Mature tropical landscaping gives the property an Old Florida feel while providing a natural privacy barrier. The home offers stunning waterfront views from almost every room, with an abundance of natural light. The dock has electric and water. For more information about the home, please visit www.30715thAvenueW.TheBestListing.com.
Kathy Marlowe combines a high level of experience with personalized service to meet the needs of buyers and sellers. An agent in the Coldwell Banker St. Armands Office, she is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and e-PRO. She can be reached at (941) 232-4485 or Kathy@YourFloridaMove.net. Website: www.YourFloridaMove.net.
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For more information about Kathy Marlowe, please contact Sheila Brannan Longo of Thomas & Brannan Communications at (941) 355-3006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.