Single Family Home for sale at 316 N Casey Key Rd, Osprey, FL
Once in a long while you come upon a modern property so unique that it literally takes your breath away. "West Wind", the magnificent residence created by New York architect Toshiko Mori, former architecture department chair at Harvard, is situated on north Casey Key, an eight mile island with fewer than 400 single family homes, a hidden gem just south of Sarasota. The modern glass dwelling is a rectangular structure elevated on pilings to capture water views of both the Gulf of Mexico and Little Sarasota Bay. The dramatic entry staircase at the ground level is located beneath a central atrium, with a partial glass floor above to bring natural light from the large skylight covering the atrium. Illustrious architect James Carpenter designed a dichroic glass prism which diffuses daylight from clerestory windows into a spectrum of colors that shift with the viewing angle to reflect subtle nuances in the center of the house during daylight. The ambience is both breath-taking and awe-inspiring. An historic 2-bedroom guest house was remodeled & formerly served as barracks for the U.S. Coast Guard. As you meander through the winding paths of the botanical gardens, with some 60 plus varieties of palms, native plants, and fruit trees, you approach the secluded pool and pavilion with a large covered patio, and the boardwalk to the expansive dock and Little Sarasota Bay beyond. Truly a work of art in architecture not to be missed by the most discerning of modern enthusiasts seeking something quite extraordinary.