316 N Casey Key Road, Osprey, Florida, United States, 34229
Once in a long while you come upon a modern property so unique that it literally takes your breath away.
“West Wind”, the magnificent residence created by New York architect Toshiko Mori, former architecture department chair at Harvard, is situated on north Casey Key, an eight mile island with fewer than 400 single family homes, a hidden gem just south of Sarasota.
The modern glass dwelling is a rectangular structure elevated on pilings to capture water views of both the Gulf of Mexico and Little Sarasota Bay. The dramatic entry staircase at the ground level is located beneath a central atrium, with a partial glass floor above to bring in natural light.
Illustrious architect James Carpenter designed a dichroic glass prism which diffuses daylight from clerestory windows into a spectrum of colors that shift with the viewing angle to reflect subtle nuances in the center of the house during daylight.
The ambience is both breath-taking and awe-inspiring. An historic 2-bedroom guest house was remodeled & formerly served as barracks for the U.S. Coast Guard.
As you meander through the winding paths of the botanical gardens, with some 60 plus varieties of palms, native plants, and fruit trees, you approach the secluded pool and pavilion with a large covered patio, and the boardwalk to the expansive dock and Little Sarasota Bay beyond.
Truly a work of art in architecture. This rare jewel is not to be missed by the most discerning of modern enthusiasts seeking something quite extraordinary.
Annual Taxes: $54,273
House Size: 7,121 Sq. Ft.
Lot Size: 1.66 Acres
Bathrooms: 7 Full, 2 Half
Specialty Items: Built in 2002, Designed by Architect Toshiko Mori, Views of the Gulf of Mexico & Little Sarasota Bay, Dramatic Entrance, Historic Two Bedroom Guest House, Botanical Gardens, 60+ Varieties of Palms.
Address: 316 N Casey Key Road, Osprey, Florida, United States, 34229
Listing Agent: Deborah Beacham of Michael Saunders & Company