CASEY KEY, FLORIDA – Once owned by Louis Marx III, grandson of legendary toy manufacturer Louis Marx Sr., the newly listed Casey Key property at 3752 and 3750 Casey Key Road is back on the market for $2.960 million.
Louis Marx Sr. was known as the Toy King of America until he sold his business to Quaker Oats in 1972. The toy company, which at one time outsold Lionel Trains, later became part of Dunbee-Combex-Marx Ltd., a British conglomerate now out of business.
Louis Marx Sr. was also the father of Patricia Ellsberg, wife of Daniel Ellsberg who released the Pentagon Papers; and Barbara Marx Hubbard, New Age author, speaker, and co-founder of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution.
Situated on the Intracoastal Waterway, with deeded beach access to the Gulf of Mexico, the 1.5 acre property includes a beautifully renovated 1949 vintage home, turnkey-furnished guest house, saltwater pool on the waterfront, thatched-roof tiki-hut style gazebo, double boat house, lift and floating dock.
A perfect blend of indoor and outdoor living, this private estate offers serene water vistas and lush tropical landscaping. Enjoy boating and water sports, walk a few steps to the splendid beach, or simply relax at poolside amid the natural splendor.
The main home boasts more than 3,500 square feet, two bedrooms, four full bathrooms, study, living, dining and family rooms, custom three-car garage, workshop and a 1,760-square-foot bonus room with kitchenette, half bath and storage. Features include a coastal decor, custom built-ins, specialty ceiling treatments, and mahogany doors throughout.
Upgrades in the main home include a chef’s kitchen with Bosch oven, microwave and dishwasher, Thermador dual refrigerator and freezer, five-burner cooktop, Cavaliere hood and much more, as well as a standing seam metal roof, impact windows, and geo-thermal HVAC system.
The guest house is ideal for family, guests or rentals with more than 2,200 square feet, four bedrooms, two baths, two kitchens, spacious enclosed air-conditioned lanai, porcelain floors, and granite counters throughout. The guest house also has a standing seam metal roof and impact windows.
“This quiet sanctuary is a rare opportunity on one of Florida’s most sought-after barrier islands,” said Dennis Kotaska, Broker-Associate with RE/MAX Alliance Group, one of the top RE/MAX agents worldwide. He is a third generation real estate professional with a background as an executive for top builders.
He and wife Terri are associates in the RE/MAX Alliance Group Sarasota office at 2000 Webber Street, Sarasota, Florida 34239. They can be reached at reached at (941) 815-6772, or visit their website at www.SarasotaHousing.com.
RE/MAX Alliance Group is the #1 RE/MAX franchise in Florida and the #16 RE/MAX franchise in the United States. The company also placed among the REAL Trends Top 500 list and RISMedia’s Top 500 Power Brokers. With more than 300 agents and staff, RE/MAX Alliance Group offers residential and commercial real estate solutions throughout Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties, maintaining offices in Sarasota, Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, University Park, Venice, Siesta Key and Englewood. It is the #1 office in Florida for contributions to the Children’s Miracle Network. For more information, please visit http://www.alliancegroupfl.com.