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Bestselling author's Siesta Key home listed for $7 million

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The home of author Glenn Cooper at 749 Freeling Drive on Siesta Key is listed at $6.95 million.
The home of author Glenn Cooper at 749 Freeling Drive on Siesta Key is listed at $6.95 million.
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The Siesta Key home of bestselling author Glenn Cooper has recently hit the market at $6.95 million. Built in 1997, the 6,827-square-foot residence sits on a lot of 19,177 square feet on a canal with bay and Gulf access.

Constructed with structural safety in mind, the fortress-like home features an array of steel pilings and has undergone a two-year renovation. 

Cooper is perhaps best known for his trilogy, “The Library of the Dead.” Cooper’s residence is at the north end of Siesta Key at 749 Freeling Drive boasts a unique history and impressive library, which was the venue for the creation of nine of the author’s books.

A true author's home, the Glenn Cooper residence at 749 Freeling Drive has a two-story library wall in a sitting room.
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The home has also served as the meeting place for the Liar’s Club of Sarasota, one of the longest continuously running groups for professional writers in the country, founded 70 years ago. The chef's kitchen is outfitted with top-of-the-line appliances and accessories. The primary suite is a spa-like retreat, offering two private balconies and two separate bathrooms. The guest wing provides ample room for family and guests.

The kitchen at 749 Freeling Drive on Siesta Key.
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Outside beneath an expansive pool enclosure is a summer kitchen, resurfaced lanai deck and driveway with stonework and pavers, a 10,000-pound boat lift, underwater lights and kayak lift. A large media and game room invites relaxation and entertainment.

The pool area at the Glenn Cooper home at 749 Freeling Drive.
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The property is marketed by Joel Schemmel of the Schemmel Soda Group of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s Downtown Sarasota office.


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