The house that was held for Ransom! Paradise awaits you on North Clearwater Beach in this unique mid-century modern home designed and custom built by architect Harry S. Ransom for his parents in 1950. An old article was found from the Tampa Bay Times after its completion which is now displayed in the kitchen. Mr. Ransom studied the works of Franklin Lloyd Wright and designed this one of a kind masterpiece meant to bring the outdoors inside with a true connection to transparency, efficiency, simplicity, and nature. Sunlight filters into this two bedroom, two bath home from the many windows and reminds you that you are just a few blocks from the powdery sands of the Gulf of Mexico. Updated energy efficient appliances, whole-home seller-owned solar panels, and a gas water-heater keep your energy costs at an absolute minimum. The large Living Room is the perfect place to unwind with the focal point centered on an oversized wood-burning fireplace adorned with rare imported Roman brick. Enjoy engineered hardwood floors and amazing towering wood ceilings that continue throughout the home. Custom tall glass slider doors with wood trim separate the Living Room from the Family Room, which has room for a game or breakfast table, desk, bookshelves, and sports a door to a newly pavered patio on the side of the home. The Family Room with its over-sized wood-trimmed sliding door flows into the Dining Room where you will find large built-in cabinets for your china and dishes. Off the kitchen there is a rod iron enclosed nook that would be ideal for a wet bar or other creative uses! The Dining Room leads into the Kitchen with its modern appliances, ceiling fan, pantry closet, wood ceilings, and doggie door to the outside. The large Master Bedroom also enjoys amazing wood ceilings with exposed beams, an en-suite with shower and new vanity, and a built in dresser and shelves. The second bathroom has a tub/shower. The rare detached and over-sized two garage has a hurricane impact door, workshop bench, refrigerator, and plenty of room for storage. Inside the fenced yard, you will find a newly pavered patio, easy to maintain artificial grass--no mowing needed---and a fire pit. Be sure to see the gardening/workshop room attached to the home in the back yard for all your plantings and crafts. There's plenty of room for your family and pets in this large yard and is the perfect place to relax. The roof was installed in 2018, and the roof over the garage is where all the solar panels are located. There is a tankless hot water heater, and there are five new mini a/c/heating units throughout the home for your comfort. Just across the street, you will enjoy a mini park perfect for boat watching, or enjoying incredible inshore fishing. Located on world-famous Clearwater Beach, which is often ranked #1 with its powder soft sands, endless entertainment, amazing fresh eateries, shopping, resorts, and unparalleled sunsets. Down the road you will find the beach access where you can meander your way to remote Caladesi Island. The Clearwater Beach Recreation center is also nearby and offers a boat ramp, clubhouse, pool, tennis courts, fitness center, basketball and pickleball courts. For those looking for a social club, beautiful Carlouel Yacht Club is short golf cart ride away. Welcome to the Beach!
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