Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Powel Crosley Estate

Seagate on Sarasota Bay
11,000 sq feet, 21 rooms and 10 bathrooms, with adjacent carriage house with room for 3 cars and servants quarters on the second floor, Seagate is the home of Powel and Gwendolyn Crosley built in1929.



Placed on the National Register of Historic Place in 1982 and purchased for renovation by our county, which operates it as a meeting, conference and event venue.  Last year there were more than 150 weddings here and it is leased for parties and events for up to 400 people. 



Rarely open to the public, it was open by reservation only on  each Wed. in the month of March in celebration of  our Historical Events each year.

I will tell you more about Powel Crosley the inventor in another post.

25 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

Very pretty. What a treat to get to see this. 1929 was the year mama was born.

Madi and Mom said...

What a beautiful home. I love tile roofs.
Hugs Cecilia

Linda@arichtapestry said...

I like the carriage house and the architectural style. Looking forward to more about Crosley the inventor.

S. Etole said...

Beautiful landscaping here, too.

Miss Debbie said...

Beautiful! Did you mean to say 11,000 sq ft? Trying to picture 21 rooms in 1100!!! ha! ha! Look forward to more of the history lesson!

From the Kitchen said...

Old Florida beautiful!!

Best,
Bonnie

Montanagirl said...

That is just incredible! I wouldn't mind walking through it!!! Thank you for sharing.

Chatty Crone said...

That was just beautiful! I loved it.

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous building! I'd love to tour it.

TexWisGirl said...

glad they're using it for events, etc.

DawnTreader said...

That's a very grand estate... A lotof rooms to clean though :) Looking forward to seeing more!

Scott said...

I wonder if they got food stamps? Nice place!

Mersad said...

When I think of classical Florida residences images like these here spring in my mind. Lovely warm photos!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Looks beautiful and sounds amazing!

DeniseinVA said...

This is a beautiful place Sandra, thanks for sharing. I'd love to walk through this place. Glad you were able to get a ticket.

Inger said...

A grand old house.

Dee said...

I could live there :)

Ann said...

I'm with Dee, I could live there too. I'm pretty sure there's plenty of room for both of us there...lol

SquirrelQueen said...

That is a gorgeous house. I wouldn't mind living in a place like that as long as I didn't have to clean those 10 bathrooms. LOL!

The name Crosley is very familiar, can't wait to hear more about his inventions.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

It's beautiful and I can't imagine living in a house that big, but I'd give it my best shot if I had a chance! :)

Susannah said...

Lovely. Looking forward to more information on this beautiful piece of property!

Betty Manousos said...

that is an amazing place, sandra. i'd love to walk through this grand house. thanks for sharing:)

Eva Ason said...

Thats a beautiful estate, gorgeous house. And all the trees around it. Like an oas. Thank you for sharing a little bit of history around it

Maggie M said...

Wow, that is beautiful. I am amazed at how clean everything looks there in Florida. Is it like that all over
Florida or just around your area? It just looks so fresh and clean in the places you post pictures of. Hugs

LC said...

Enjoyable series. You are an excellent digital tour guide!