Wood dominates rustic Siesta Key beach house on the market

The term McMansion did not exist in design vocabulary in 1977 when Myra and Paul Steinberg decided to build a home on Siesta Key in the Roberts Bay Lane neighborhood. And even if it did, that’s not the kind of house they had in mind for their half-acre surrounded by water, sand, mangroves and cedars.

The custom house is made of wood (a lot of wood) in a simple ranch style with a boardwalk extending from the front of the house and many windows to embrace natural light and bring the outside to the inside. With three bedrooms and two baths, the 2,000-square foot home was the Steinberg family paradise for 44 years. 

Now their youngest son, Bruce, who lives in North Carolina and is acting on behalf of his mother, has put the family home on the market at an asking price of $800,000. It is being sold through Deborah Nelson and Bernadette Caswell of Michael Saunders & Company. 

The two-story home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. One of the two main-level bedrooms is being used as a den/home office. Most of the rooms have hardwood flooring and stained wood for door and window trim. The spacious screened porch that opens off the kitchen has a wood floor, wood walls and wood ceiling. There is a gracious wood built-in buffet in the formal dining room and other wood built-ins.