By Linde Hyder
Rare is the opportunity to own a piece of history. Rarer still is the chance to purchase property overlooking the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Welcome to the Walker Guest House; a landmark of architectural significance offering 209 feet of frontage along the coveted beaches of Florida’s West Coast.
Situated in the charming town of Sanibel Island, the Walker Guest House has received international acclaim as a pedigree example of mid-century modernism. Built by renowned mid-century architect Paul Rudolph, the home was recognized as “Best Residential Building” by the American Institute of Architects Florida Chapter.
One particularly unique design element is a series of floor-to-ceiling shutters that surround the primary living space and can be fully raised to create a light-filled breezy island vibe throughout.
Augmenting the Walker Guest House is a three bedroom, three-and-one-half bath main house. Strategically positioned on a high ridge, the home affords breathtaking Gulf views throughout the 3,399-square-foot interior plan. The open layout features soaring vaulted ceilings with wood beams and walls of glass that lead to an expansive sun deck. Ideal for the executive at home is the view-inspired office/loft overlooking the Gulf. Also capitalizing on endless views is the master suite outfitted with dual vanities, free-standing tub and shower and a walk-in closet. Lush tropical foliage surrounds both homes creating a peaceful oasis of privacy for owners and their guests.
Held in the same family for four generations, this offering is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity made more exceptional by the existing establishment of two structures on the 1.7-acre parcel. Located west of Ft. Myers, 20 miles from the Southwest International Airport, Sanibel Island offers miles of unspoiled beaches, bike paths, world-class fishing, bird-watching, nature tours, outstanding shells and zero stop lights.
VIP Realty, Inc.
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