This cute renovated three-bedroom is a perfect starter for a young couple, either as a full time home or a weekend and summer getaway. It's not huge at 1500 square feet, but if your kids or spouse are driving you nuts, you can always retreat to the two-story barn/artist studio, with additional living space, two bonus rooms and a screened-in cabana. (Call it a she-shed and stock a small fridge with wine. Then escape there with your Kindle.)
If your loved ones aren't driving you nuts, splash with them in the 20 x 40 pool or go to the nearby private bay beach--you'll have deeded membership to the Clearwater Beach Association, which includes mooring rights. Another cool feature is that the house is equipped with Nexia smarthome technology, meaning you can control temperature and so on from your smartphone. $975K is reasonable; a nearby property is $995K. It's also on 0.44 of an acre, with a small house but no pool. What do you think of the place?
- 1013 Springs Fireplace Road [Elliman]