OWN A PART OF HISTORY! Originally built by Ringling Brothers Circus family, then extensively updated in the 70's w/ many of the eclectic features of the home being preserved. Truly one-of-a-kind home on a unique piece of land that is situated on a gulf access canal leading to the Imperial River, and offering a lagoon area for boat storage (neighboring community ramp allows for a larger vessel), a 1/1 guest cottage, massive screened pool lanai, plus a full 2-car garage. This home has a setting like NO other, from the turn into the drive w/ the view of a long entryway canopied w/ natural landscaping it feels as if it is leading you back in time. Nature lover's dream property w/ a private Old Florida setting that attracts native wildlife and has mature fruit trees (mango, banana, papaya). Wood burning fireplace w/ stone, remodeled kitchen featuring a cathedral ceiling w/ craftsman-style exposed trusses, large picture windows, cedar tongue & groove ceiling in great room w/ exposed beam detail, metal roof, a view of the natural FL setting from every window in the home, and just a short boat ride on Imperial River to the Gulf of Mexico. Ask to see the newspaper article on the home.