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December 19 - Hot Listing of the Week

Posted by Dan Boyle on Wednesday, December 19th, 2012 at 3:18pm.

Tradewinds Condos on MarcoThere is a new top dog on  This time it's a beach condo, but not just any beach condo.  There is a great unit for sale in Tradewinds at a great price.  This two bedroom / two bath is priced at only $245,900.  That's a steal for a beachfront condo on Marco Island and it won't last long.

Tradewinds is one of the most picturesque condos on Marco Beach.  It was built in 1972 so it's one of the originals.  The red roof is somewhat of a land mark and makes Tradewinds stand out from the other highrises.  Many people think the building was constructed at an angle to the beach to be perfectly aimed at the sunset but this is not the case.  It was actually a blunder that was corrected on the fly. 

You see, the Mackle Brothers who developed Marco Island had already built a couple of condos on Marco when the Tradewinds project started.  Up until this project, the architecture duties were handled in-house.  Emerald Beach and The Sunset House looked great but the Mackles decided to raise the bar with Tradewinds and subcontracted the building's design to an outside firm.  When the design was complete, construction would commence.  One Problem!  The building was too wide for the lot. 

A redesign would take months.  What were the Mackles to do?  They did what you might do with a piece of furniture in your living room.  They simply turned it slightly and it fit on the lot.  The bonus is, it adds to the uniqueness that gives the Tradewinds such charm and it now points directly at our beautiful sunsets.

Contact us today to see this great beach condo.

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