The largest individually owned structure of over 5,000 square feet in Seaside is The Renaissance House located in Ruskin Place Park. Situated on two lots and inspired by the famous 19th century British Architect John Nash, the Renaissance House stands alone as the significant classic Architectural image of Seaside, incorporating cast stone columns and details. Standing three floors, the first floor houses the Red Bird Gallery which offers fine art and collectibles, while two full baths and a studio apartment complete the retail space. The second floor contains the owner's architectural offices and the grand rental, "Maidens Chambre." Crowning the third floor, the penthouse suite "The Conservatory" has access to the 1,600 sq. ft. roof-top terrace - replete with hot tub, incredible views of all of Seaside, the Gulf of Mexico and spectacular sunsets. In addition to its overall interior square footage are the multiple decks, balconies and large roof-top terrace offering outdoor enjoyment. Each floor has balconies overlooking the park and large decks on the west with views to the Gulf. On the second floor, the existing architectural studio overlooking the park can easily be converted to a second one-bedroom suite, or the "Maidens Chambre" can be expanded to two bedrooms plus four hall bunks.
Constructed of masonry walls and fireproof construction, the structure contains an elevator and four covered dedicated parking spaces - all rare amenities in Seaside. The "Maidens Chambre," with whirlpool bath, has granite countertops, marble bath floor and living-space oak floors. The space opens through its six French doors to a large 40 x 10 foot deck with furniture, hammock and grill. "The Conservatory" penthouse is crowned with a Machin Conservatory on the roof covering a large skylight opening over the dining area below. The expansive kitchen contains a Sub-Zero refrigerator, wine cooler, large double-sink, separate bar sink, natural gas cooktop and double oven, dishwasher and cherry cabinets. Countertops are Black Absolute and Blanco Romano granite. It also has a companion deck across the width of the suite accessed by six sets of French doors. A grand piano adds to the social calendar for the owners. The master bedroom houses the library and has two Juliet balconies overlooking Ruskin Park. The master bath has patterned marble floors, granite countertops, steam shower, and large Owners closet.
Live/work, retail, rental, etc. There are so many different ways to maximize use and income with this magnificent home!