**This property will only be sold in conjunction with 5331 Richey Dr. which is listed separately for $350,000, bringing the total purchase price to $1,450,000. Some call it the island house. Others just know it as the interesting house they see from the Pithlachascotee River as they cruise by, but it’s proper name is Moontide Isle. Construction of this beautiful and unique home began in 1946 and was completed in 1949. The residence was built and named by a cartographer couple who traveled the world and incorporated beautiful accents from their travels in their new downtown New Port Richey home. The majority of the home is still original and functional to this day, a testament to the timeless beauty of their design, and the quality and detail of their construction. The property is being sold as a three parcel property which includes the freestanding garage and guest cottage with pool and covered boat lift. The home and garage are part of this listing and the third parcel, the guest cottage, is being sold as a separate listing but all three will be only sold together (MLS#U8120537). The guest cottage listing consists of the cottage, pool, and covered boat lift which is on deep water within minutes to the Gulf of Mexico. The home is situated on an island surrounded by a seawall moat which is accessed by a foot bridge. As the tide ebbs and flows, the moat fills and empties. As you approach the home you’re struck by its simplicity and uniqueness. Upon entering through the front door, you’re welcomed by a small foyer area with the updated kitchen to the right and large open living space full of light and scenic beauty from the river. The home features tile floors, cove lighting in the living room, the original rounded doorways, 9’ ceilings, and three functional fireplaces. The newly re-designed kitchen features quartz countertops and new appliances. Each room has its own special feel and no space is wasted. It was designed to be as useful as it is captivating. It has its original, spacious patio which overlooks the river and also features its original copper gutters. Access to the property is gained via private road and an automatic gate so it offers unparalleled privacy and seclusion. The city of New Port Richey is a growing, eclectic city with a small town feel. Take advantage of the picturesque trails that follow the river and watch scenic sunsets and concerts from lively Sims Park. Everything downtown New Port Richey has to offer is within walking distance and the Gulf coast’s amazing beaches are just a short drive away. NPR is also golf cart friendly and has many shops, breweries, a budding art community, and lots of options for exciting nightlife. Boredom is not an option! There are some income opportunities for this property as well. The separate parcel with the garage could potentially be built upon or sold off separately to build another home in that picturesque setting and the guest cottage could be used as a short term rental property. Please contact the agent directly for your own private showing. The map to happiness leads to Moontide Isle! Please visit Moontideisle.com for more info!