Known as the Samuel and Susan Graham house this furnished two bedroom (a third bedroom is owners storage locker) two full bath recently restored home is located in Historic Dean Park, Fort Myers, FL. This lot was Mrs. Dean's and the house was built in 1953 for Samuel and Susan Graham. Dean Park in the 20th and early 21st century’s was a mix of eclectic residents such as the Mayor of Fort Myers, a Judge, artists and real estate investors. Other residents of notoriety were Virgil C. Robb and Harry C. Stuckey co-founders of the Robb & Stuckey furniture company.
This is the largest plot in Dean Park and is located adjacent to the beautiful Dean Park Association park. The house has been restored to 'mid-century' style as originally designed and built. Original terrazzo floors with unusual black and green stone highlights have been restored and polished. The contemporary kitchen boasts top of the line appliances with oversized refrigerator, chefs range with gas burners, wine cooler, dishwasher, disposal, and backlit cabinets. A large pantry provides abundant shelf space and a large washer and dryer.
A large patio in backyard includes wicker coffee table, love seat, and two rockers. Sit back and enjoy the serene yard, butterflys, and large banyan tree providing shade while you read or just relax. In the evening sit by the fire pit and grill fresh fish you purchased from the farmers market on the huge Jenn-Air outdoor kitchen which includes a five burner grill, a sear grill, a griddle, and yes, an oven.
The house is surrounded by beautiful landscaping with large royal palms and a huge banyan tree in fenced back yard.
Walk or bike to historic downtown Fort Myers only three blocks away; or take the free trolley which runs every 20 minutes. There is so much in Fort Myers: The Sidney and Bernie Davis Art Center, Downtown Car Cruise In, The Butterfly Museum and Conservatory, Downtown Specialty Shops, Monumental Sculpture Exhibit by Edgardo Carmona, ArtFest Fort Myers, The Burroughs Home and Gardens, and The Gulf Coast Symphony just to mention a few. And did I mention Fine Dining?
Close proximity to I75 and the malls. Edison-Ford Estates are minutes away and trips to Naples, Tampa, St Petersburg, and Miami are easy day trips. Close to Fort Myers Beaches, Lovers Key, Sanibel, Matlacha, Captiva and Pine Island all with their own unique culture and beautiful beaches.
The recessed entrance boasts real gas lanterns made in New Orleans, replicating the style of the time, and providing a warm welcome to this outstanding restoration. Approaching the front entrance you are welcomed by a beautiful lead glass door opening into a large oversized hallway (the Graham’s who built the house were art collectors and stories abound of their open houses to display their collection in this hallway). Today the hallway has pictures of the owner’s immediate family, parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.
Turning right into the living room one is immediately impressed with the original tile fireplace (no longer functional) framed by a wall of original Dade County Pine (now extinct). The living room has a large picture widow facing NW to the Caloosahatchee River one block away. To the left is the kitchen with open bar and seating, as well as the dining area.
Continue toward the rear hallway to bedrooms (the guest bedroom has a Sleep Number queen mattress) on either side and the completely original retro bathroom with new period plumbing and fixtures.
The master bedroom is on the opposite end of the house off the main hallway (with queen size bed) and the bath features a frameless glass shower with the Grohe shower system; the walk-in closet is located off the master bath.
This rental is fully furnished, including a fully furnished and provisioned kitchen; all you need to bring are your clothes. Included is: Water, Sewer, Electric, Gas, Internet, Over the Air TV, Landscaping service, and Seasoned Firewood. NO PETS, NON-SMOKER RESIDENCE