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This remarkable historic Mediterranean Revival home is a highlight of the quiet Palma Sola Park neighborhood. Edwin Barnes, business partner to Thomas Edison, built and lived in this period home in 1925. The adjacent road, Senrab Drive was named after Barnes, but with the spelling reversed! This was the first house to be built on Palma Sola Boulevard and still retains many charming original features, and has been well maintained to accommodate modern living. Spacious inside and out, this beautiful, two-story 6 bedroom, 5.5 bath home sits on over half an acre of well maintained grounds. Recent updates include new tile roof, A/C, water heater, plumbing, patio doors, electrical, en-suite bathroom upgrade, new paint and landscaping. The original hardwood floors, archways, pillars, balconies, wood burning fireplace, crown molding, exquisite stained glass windows and wood beam ceilings let you step back in time! This home is perfect for entertaining guests – upon entering there is a formal living room with fireplace, decorative pillars and dining room. This leads through to the family room and additional billiard/games room which includes the antique billiards table. An en-suite downstairs bedroom has direct access to the patio and pool. The front facing sunroom is currently used as an artists studio/office with large windows running along both exterior walls capturing perfect light and ambience. Upstairs, the breathtaking en suite Master bedroom has wood beam vaulted ceilings and a majestic peacock arched stain glass window over looking the pool area and rear gardens. Step out of the side door from the bedroom onto the large roof top sun terrace – perfect for relaxing with extensive views over Palma Sola Bay. Three more generously sized bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms complete the second floor. The sun-bathed pool area is spectacular with a large patio and has a built in outdoor bar. The charming kitchen has stained glass cabinet fronts and stunning stained glass windows overlooking the pool area and the boulevard. The guest cottage/mother in law suite offers one bedroom, one bathroom with shower and an eat in kitchen area. This could also be used as a separate home office. Large fenced back yard with mature landscaping, mango and orange trees and spacious storage shed and goldfish pond. A truly wonderful location with scenic Palma Sola Causeway and Rose Park fishing pier are just a short walk away. Anna Maria Island and downtown Bradenton are within 10-minute drives to the west and east, respectively. This very special property is perfect for lovers of historic homes with beautiful architectural details and the character of yesteryear – truly a unique and stylish work of art! Call today for your private viewing.

Property Features

  • Archways
  • Balconies
  • Gardens
  • Guest Cottage
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Irrigation
  • Pillars
  • Stained Glass
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Water Views
  • Wood Cabinets
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