Imagine waking every morning to majestic water views near the mouth of the Manatee River with the open Gulf waters just beyond. Set far back on a private one acre+ lot, this five bedroom residence is located on Riverview Blvd, Bradenton’s most desirable address. Pass the winding drive, tropical plantings, mango tree, and arrive at the mid-century, split bedroom home poised along the river. Move right in or re-imagine the design to suit your aesthetic. Enter through a charming foyer which leads to the formal living room with stunning hardwood floors and river views. As you move through the home, there is a delightful dining room with wainscoting, decorative inlay, and bay window overlooking the water. Prepare the catch of the day in the kitchen with solid wood cabinets, granite counters, and double oven. The spacious family room includes a fireplace with slate hearth and forged iron grate and chandelier. Retreat to the seclusion of the upstairs master complete with reading alcove, walk-in closet, and bank of closets with built-ins. Additional ensuite bedroom on the ground floor plus three large bedrooms privately situated upstairs. Downstairs game room and utility/laundry room. Supplemental spaces downstairs include butler’s pantry, cedar-lined storage room, wet bar, and oversized two-car garage. Spend a quiet evening outside by the river as the stars light up the sky. Add a pool and dock on the ample-sized lot for resort-style Florida living. Anna Maria Island is just a short drive away for sugar-sand beaches.