Big sale in Port Charlotte

This house at 5000 Marina Drive in Port Charlotte's Grassy Point sold for $2,445,000 on May 1, 2013. Courtesy photo / Premier Sotheby's.

This house at 5000 Marina Drive in Port Charlotte's Grassy Point sold for $2,445,000 on May 1, 2013. Courtesy photo / Premier Sotheby's.

One of the choicest homes in Port Charlotte has sold -- and set a 2013 high-water mark in the process.

A house that sits by itself at the end of a peninsula in Grassy Point closed May 1 at $2,425,000, the largest residential sale in Charlotte County since November 2012, according to Premier Sotheby's International Realty, which represented both the buyer and the seller in the deal. Sales associate Paula Y. Wesley earned the commission.

The house, at 5000 Marina Drive, had been listed at $2,775,000. Built in 2003, it has four bedrooms and six and a half baths in 5,864 square feet. It has views of Charlotte Harbor's Alligator Bay, but is also sheltered by the bulk of Grassy Point to the south.

The house has a 60-foot dock, from which the owner can take advantage of Charlotte Harbor's world-famous fishing. If a second dock is needed, Grassy Point's marina is a few steps away.

The house has marble floors, granite countertops, accent lighting, tall ceilings, 11-inch crown molding, a game room and a fireplace in the master bedroom and bath. Designed for entertaining guests, the gourmet kitchen offers multiple ovens and dishwashers, while the exterior includes a summer kitchen, four wet bars, and a waterfall pool and jet tub.

"The fact that it is surrounded by water is special," said Wesley. "And, it has the finest of everything, like walking into a Ritz-Carlton in quality. A spectacular home from top to bottom, with different water views from every room.  It feels like you are on a ship. You feel yourself sway with the water."

Wesley said the home is the "most exquisite" in Port Charlotte.

There are 26 vacant lots in Grassy Point. Although many of them face the mangrove preserve and can't have docks, each property has a deeded boat slip in the marina.

The sellers, Robert W. and B.B. Clover, are from Kentucky and the buyers are from Chicago, said Wesley. The buyers also bought the sellers' 52-foot Sea Ray boat.


Harold Bubil

Recipient of the 2015 Bob Graham Architectural Awareness Award from the American Institute of Architects/Florida-Caribbean, Harold Bubil is real estate editor of the Herald-Tribune Media Group. Born in Newport, R.I., his family moved to Sarasota in 1958. Harold graduated from Sarasota High School in 1970 and the University of Florida in 1974 with a degree in journalism. For the Herald-Tribune, he writes and edits stories about residential real estate, architecture, green building and local development history. He also is a photographer and public speaker. Contact him via email, or at (941) 361-4805.
Last modified: May 6, 2013
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