Once in a lifetime opportunity & famous to the locals, The “Shell House”at 799 North Shore Drive is an Anna Maria luxurious Gulf Front masterpiece and Bean Point Icon. Designed by renowned architect Michael Shepard, this home was expanded and completely renovated in 2015 with no expense spared. The structure is concrete throughout with poured concrete pilings, hurricane impact doors & windows for maximum energy efficiency including a $30k Generac 150kw whole house Generator and a 325 gallon propane tank. Superior building quality, workmanship & finishes with attention to detail throughout with Travertine flooring, Led lighting and solid wood doors.
The home is offered turn-key furnished with original art work by the current owner who is an accomplished wildlife and landscape artist. There is a spacious custom art studio which could also be used as another living area or media room. Both 2nd level and 3rd levels boast sprawling balconies with 180+degree Amazing Views of the Gulf of Mexico beaches and postcard sunsets. The gourmet kitchen features Norcraft custom cabinets, Thermadore dishwasher and 5 burner gas range, Sub-zero refrigerator, wine cooler and ice maker. The $150k lush and artistically designed landscaping provides an oasis of privacy throughout the property and lower level entertainment area with custom pavers, storage and covered parking for 6 cars. Nothing can compare to the construction, location and views from this prime Bean Point location where only a privileged few can experience.
Just to the North of 799 North Shore Drive you will find the public beach access to Bean Point.
Bean Point is now known for being one of the most exclusive and private beach areas on Anna Maria Island. For many years, this area was a bit of a hidden gem, but it is now considered one of the “must visit” attractions on the island.
You’ll find interesting wildlife and exciting outdoor beach scenery to photograph and view here. It’s slightly off the beaten path, but making the trek to this scenic and historic area on Anna Maria Island is well worth it.
Be careful where you park the City of Anna Maria will ticket you if your car tires are not completely off the road. There are few streets to park to get to this magical beach area, Gladiolus and Alamanda are 2 streets that are safe to park to access Bean Point.
This magical home is offered for $5,200,000.
Here is a video clip of the home;