Every year, the Longboat Key Garden Club searches the island for the most elegant, unusual and comfy homes for the annual Home Tour.
This year is no exception.
With fives homes on the roster, the tour highlights a variety of designs. From an original Whitney Beach cottage to a newly built Country Club Shores home, this year’s tour is showing off all the different lifestyles Longboat Key has to offer.
year, the Longboat Key Garden Club searches Longboat Key for the most elegant, unique
The Hennigan Home
Claudia Hennigan’s home at 3351 Sabal Cove Lane sits in the middle of luscious greenery.
Open her front door, and visitors can walk up steps made of bamboo. To the immediate right on the first floor are a kitchen and dining room. In between, a ficus plant features ornaments Hennigan’s guests hang to recall their visits.
Next to the dining room are two inviting seating areas that look onto a lanai and pool, which is said to be the largest saltwater pool on Longboat Key. The whole home boasts warm and tropical colors, from reds and blues to sea foam green and cream.
Up a short staircase are two more rooms with light yellow walls that welcome visitors. Each has a small patio overlooking the front lawn. The home is three levels with a garage. Hennigan, who is the third owner of the home, said it’s comfortable.