Sanibel Elevated Homes for Sale
Homes on Sanibel Island can be classified as Ground-Level or Elevated (sometimes called piling homes). In 1977, the new City of Sanibel changed the building code to require every new home to have its living floor above flood elevation. This means that most homes built on Sanibel Island after 1977 are built on piling foundations.
Elevated homes listed in the past 30 days (Updated Daily)
Here are all the Sanibel elevated homes for sale that have been listed in the past 30 days.
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Video: What's the Difference Between Elevated and Ground-Level Homes
Stilted or piling homes can have their lower level be all open, enclosed, or a combination of open and enclosed spaces. Whether open or enclosed, most elevated homes have parking under the structure. Many Sanibel Piling homes have enclosed garages or storage space on the lower level.
Elevated homes have stairs that lead up to the upper level, and will sometimes even have an elevator. These homes are built for floods, so they will be more protected should water levels rise during a storm. Elevated homes also have nice views and catch breezes on warm days.
Some home owners build out the lower level to be additional living area, even though it's not compliant with city codes. Doing this could affect what you pay in flood insurance. Also, the City of Sanibel may require you to remove the improvements that violate the building code.
Because buying homes in Sanibel and Captiva, whether elevated or ground-level, can be confusing, we suggest you give us a call or shoot us an email. We have the expertise to help you make the right decisions for you and your family, and we would love to help!