- February 20, 2019
6890 Longboat Drive South – Luke Home
Virginia Luke’s cottage in Longbeach Village was built in 1969 on three lots.
Off the outdoor patio and pool area, complete with lounge chairs and a Tiki bar, the home opens up to a living room with brick walls. To the left of the living room is the dining room, where Luke recently redid the walls with Venetian plaster, which she also did in the bathroom.
After a quick walk through the living room, a hallway to the left leads to the two bedrooms. Behind the living room is the kitchen, where Luke’s late husband converted a built-in oven into a 12-bottle wine rack.
The kitchen leads to a guest suite with a couch and TV in addition to the bed.
Outside, two areas provide seating away from the pool. A bistro-style table and chairs and a set of Adirondack chairs complete “Luke’s holiday beach resort,” which a sign on the garage signifies.
One of the most unusual aspects of the backyard is a dolphin carved into a dead tree. When the tree was chopped, the Lukes used a chainsaw and carved the dolphin into it, giving the yard a one-of-a-kind look.