Original Developer’s Home Reimagined for Today’s Tastes
The original home of Harry “Bo” MacEwen, one of the developers of The Oaks, has just been listed for sale at 91 Osprey Point Dr. in Osprey, Florida. A renowned architect, MacEwen (1911 - 2002) was celebrated for his authentic classical style. The current homeowner purchased the home in 2013 and undertook an extensive renovation and an addition, keeping the classic Georgian spirit intact while infusing an updated style and functionality.
Nicole Hammons-Dovgopolyi, Realtor® with Michael Saunders & Company and property expert in The Oaks, is marketing the reimagined-property. She explained, “It was important for the homeowner to pay homage to the original architecture that Bo MacEwen carefully planned, yet find ways to modernize his design to create new purposes. What is so special is that the regal entry gallery and classical proportions still take your breath away, but people live differently today. The new 2,000 square foot addition by architect George Merlin provides a more open, livable space while still honoring MacEwen’s initial design intent. The home fuses authenticity of design with larger, more inclusive multi-function areas that connect to the outdoors.”
Beyond the addition, a host of renovations were made including complete bathroom remodels, a chef’s kitchen featuring custom cabinetry, Sub Zero refrigerator, Wolf range, quartz countertops and porcelain tile flooring, and new flooring across many rooms. Added to the property is a new saltwater pool with travertine terracing overlooking the lake.
In the last year, there have been 12 homes sold in The Oaks priced over $1 million, with an average sale price of $1.26 million. There are currently 24 homes on the market over $1 million, with an average list price of $1.74 million. Inventory and sales in the community have been steady over the past year, with significant demand last March when there were 11 pending sales, the highest by nearly double over any other month in the last 14 months.
Four Bedrooms | Five and one-half Bathrooms | 5,100 SF
Located behind the gates of The Oaks - Bayside
Completed renovated with respect to the original Georgian architecture of Bo MacEwen