Do you remember that article we wrote three years ago about the unique Walker Guest House on Sanibel? Okay, maybe you don’t… let me refresh your memory.
The Walker Guest House
A 24×24 foot beach cottage might not sound like an ideal vacation home by today’s standards, but this historic home epitomizes the simple lifestyle of Sanibel Island. Known as the “Walker Guest House,” “House with Balls,” “Cannonball House,” or “the Spider in the Sand,”this tiny vacation home belonged to Walter Walker and was a product of famed architect Paul Rudolph.
When we first wrote about the Walker Guest House we built your excitement up just to break the news that it wasn’t for sale. But guess what… now it is! For the first time ever.
What’s The Asking Price?
$6.79 million. Yes, that’s no small budget for a home that’s 576 sqft. But the property includes more than just the unique and historic guest home. After all, every guesthouse usually has a main house on the property too. The 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bath main house, and the guest house sit on 1.74-acres of land along desirable West Gulf Drive.
Why Was It Listed?
Walter Walker passed away in 2001, leaving his wife Elaine with the property until her recent passing in December 2018. The Walker children have since decided to sell the property, with the hopes that a historical enthusiast will purchase and preserve the historic value of the property.
Click here to read our full article about the unique 1954 Walker Guest House and replica that was on display in Sarasota and Miami in 2016, which has since moved to its new home in Palm Springs, California.