Secretly spacious! Hidden behind the cheerful exterior of this classic 1950s home you will find not only a bright and open main floorplan but a 744-square-foot addition, creating a large L with three doors opening onto the oversized lanai. The new room can function as a master bedroom or a family room, with master bath and windowed walk-in closet (large enough to serve as an office or spare bedroom). Brand-new HVAC system; newer roof, water heater, and kitchen appliances. Recent updates include hardwood flooring throughout, Kraftmaid cabinetry in kitchen and master bath, custom tile work and granite countertops in the kitchen, and double-paned windows fitted inside with custom plantation shutters. The front yard is newly landscaped with easy-care, climate-friendly native plantings, and the extensive sprinkler system is fed by free well water. The fully fenced back yard is screened in by mature areca palms for lush, green privacy, and the lanai and covered porch offer both sun and shade for relaxing outdoors year-round. Other year-round delights of this ideal location, one block from Gulfport Marina: five-minute walk to the marina and adjoining Clam Bayou Park, five-minute bike ride to the paved trails through Clam Bayou Preserve, less than a mile to downtown Gulfport's restaurants, shops, and beach, and a 15-minute drive to Gulf beaches. Your tropical sanctuary awaits.