A Promise Kept

 

Back Story

Date chiseled into the Carport slab by the original Owners Heritage-Front1 This mid-century modern house was lovingly occupied by the Lambrix family since 1953 as a summer home in Holmes Beach, Florida. It caught our eye while we were on vacation, on Anna Maria Island and we slipped a note in the door as we were leaving to ask the Owners that if they were ever interested in selling, would they kindly contact us. After arriving home and within a few days, the owners Mr. Lambrix and his wife, called us and asked about our intentions for the house and property. He explained that his father had built the house and that when he was a teenager, he had met his wife-to-be of 70+ years, while they were living in trailers during construction of the surrounding development and this home; needless to say, his emotional attachment to the building was strong and he was resistant to allow it to be demolished to build what he called a “monster home”. We told Mr. Lambrix that we valued  the home as it was and had no intentions of extensive demolition and so at that point, we made a PROMISE to him and his wife that we would respect 206 76th street by creating a period appropriate, but updated, renovation; this is the reason why we have named the property “Promise Kept”. Our hope is to continue the loving stewardship of 206 76th street, so that our own and many other families can come and enjoy an authentic Holmes Beach traditional Florida experience that was so cherished by the original owners.

The house is nestled in a lovely residential neighborhood of well kept homes with mixed homestead and rental properties, and the relatively uncrowded beach on the Gulf is one street over. Free trolley service stops up and down the beach and to commercial areas from Anna Maria to Bradenton are steps from both ends of the street.

Please click Here to see photos of the original home as a Heritage Record