This Key West style home is the lowest priced 4 bedroom home located WEST of Gulf of Mexico Drive. This is where you will easily access the famous white sandy beaches and blue green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. No crossing the busy Gulf of Mexico Drive for this new Owner. A tranquil island lifestyle awaits you in this charming home nestled in the picturesque 27-home premium enclave of Conrad Beach on north Longboat Key. Built in 1953, the home originally housed The Peppermint Stick restaurant, built by a couple from Connecticut who dismantled their house, shipped it to Longboat Key and rebuilt it. The restaurant became L ’Auberge (Locals will remember). The Award winning Architect Frank Folsom Smith of Sarasota remodeled, expanded and converted the former eatery into a Key West-style home in 1999 and developed the surrounding Key-West style community of Conrad Beach. His wife, interior designer Anne Folsom Smith, reimagined the interior of the 2,800-square-foot two-story home. Upon entering, visitors are welcomed into a light-filled living/dining room, featuring a wood-beam ceiling, striking stained-glass window and walls of glass on three sides with views of the tropical landscaping. French doors open to a quaint patio and private yard beneath towering oaks. Tile flooring flows into the kitchen, which offers an island, abundant counters and cabinetry, and a breakfast area. The first floor also features a primary suite with expansive built-in shelves, large walk-in closet with built-ins and a bright bathroom with a walk-in shower, beautiful soaking tub, dual sinks and a makeup table. Stunning wood floors grace the second level, which includes a large family room with bead board paneling, ample space for working at home, storage closet, three guest bedrooms and a full bathroom. An additional guest bath is on the first floor. The family room opens to a long screened porch an ideal spot for soaking in serene views of mature trees and coastal breezes. The lucky Residents of Conrad Beach have access to a large community pool and is just a stone’s throw away from the front door. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to make this island sanctuary near the beach your own. The Seller has priced the home realizing that the new owner will want their own design style and this list price allows for that. Longboat Key will be welcoming the world renowned St. Regis hotel in 2024… The Village of Longboat Key is minutes away with the Shore, Mar Vista and Whitney restaurants nearby. This north Longboat Key location offers easy access off the north bridge to Sarasota/ Bradenton Airport. Friendly Rental policy of 1 month minimum 12 times a year, pet friendly too. Photos with furnishings were taken prior to listing. Home is selling unfurnished.