The craftsman bungalow is one of the most popular home styles of the early 20th century. This updated and meticulously maintained 3 bedroom, 3 bath 1923 Florida Craftsman in the Historic District of Palmetto is situated on over half an acre with a completely private back yard, is just steps from the Manatee River, and has views of the park-like grounds of the 1899 Julius A Lamb estate. Curb appeal on this home is highlighted with original craftsman details, cement siding, new roof in 2019, and a front yard that is extensively landscaped and in sight of the Manatee River. The back of the property adjoins a protected wetland and has many varieties of palms, oaks, and other native plants. The expansive deck, with brick fire pit, indirect lighting, and built-in bench seating overlooks the secluded back yard and is the perfect location for entertaining or simply enjoying your own private nature preserve. The barred owl, pileated woodpecker and red fox are common visitors. The house has been expanded to include a spacious primary suite with sloping tongue and groove wood ceiling, exposed beams, clerestory windows, large sitting area with Bose surround sound speakers, and walk-in closet. The ensuite bath is enhanced with an oversized glass block shower that looks out onto the back yard. The large custom-built kitchen includes inset-door cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances with natural gas range, butcher-block island, custom tilework, unique lighting and ceiling details, wainscoting, walk-in pantry, and sunny breakfast nook. A beautiful pair of the home’s original 9-lite doors have been relocated to access the new butler’s pantry. Large windows let in the light and view. The living room, front bedroom, and hall bath have been lovingly restored and retain many of the home’s original features such as the entry door, heart pine floors, plaster walls, deep moldings, mullioned windows, and five-panel doors with glass knobs. Also incorporated into the home are six stunning leaded-glass windows created by a local artist. A covered side porch connects to a double carport, large laundry/workshop space, and third bedroom with full bath, built-in cabinetry and two custom closets – perfect for allowing guests their own space or for use as a studio or office. These rooms have a separate water heater and central A/C. The carport has cement siding, 9 foot clearance, and will accommodate two cars or boats, with 4 additional parking spaces in the driveway. Awesome location, beautiful sunsets, and just around the corner from Riverside Drive with waterfront dining and marina. No HOA fees or deed restrictions. Conveniently located in close proximity to plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Just over the nearby Green Bridge, you’ll be in downtown Bradenton and the Riverwalk. A little farther to the west is Anna Maria Island and the beautiful Gulf beaches. A 20-minute drive over the Skyway Bridge is downtown St Pete and even more dining and entertainment. Palmetto has easy access to I-75 and Sarasota/Naples to the south and Tampa to the north.