A pillar of grace in west Bradenton, this five-bedroom colonial home feels as though it’s stepped out of “Gone with the Wind.” Set on nearly two acres, the majestic park-like setting weaves together a charming gazebo, rose garden, majestic oaks, and a sparkling pool with walking bridge. The entryway is opulent and impressive, brimming with the essence of warm, Southern hospitality. Step inside to the dazzling foyer with architectural trim, wood floors, and elegant stairs that wrap around the space. Entertain with the finesse of a bygone era in the living room, complete with wood-burning fireplace. Fusing form with function, the kitchen is tastefully appointed, equipped with top-of-the-line appliances and gracious center island. Composed of over 8,000 square feet, a formal library, family room, and sitting room provide areas of comfort and reflection while a play room, bonus room, and media room encourage playful interaction. You’ll covet the storage space provided by finished attics with room to stand, and a cedar closet. Outside, you’ll relish the Florida lifestyle whether gathering the family for a game of croquet, enjoying high tea in the gazebo, or lounging poolside before diving in for a refreshing swim. Located in Bradenton, embrace the relaxed, boating lifestyle with beautiful Gulf beaches, fishing, golf courses, eclectic dining, weekend festivals, and arts and culture.