Waterfront
Address
117 S Polk DRIVE, SARASOTA, FL
Price
$ 4,950,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#A4591376
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountySARASOTA
  • CitySARASOTA
  • AreaSarasota
  • NeighborhoodLido Beach
  • Zip34236
  • StyleMid-Century Modern
  • Year Built1952
  • Taxes$ 13888
  • Price$ 4,950,000
  • Bedrooms4
  • Full Bathrooms4
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage2583
  • Lot Size0.39 Acres
Data Source:
Stellar MLS
Property Description

Tucked away in a tranquil waterfront sanctuary a short stroll from Lido Beach and upscale dining and shopping in St. Armand's Circle, this one-of-a-kind Sarasota School of Architecture design home presents a rare opportunity. Situated on a .39-acre canal-front lot, the home boasts expansive glass walls, flourishing tropical gardens and unparalleled privacy. Built in 1952, the Lido Key residence underwent a series of thoughtful renovations, transforming it from a midcentury-modern ranch-style house into a Sarasota School of Architecture masterpiece, honored with a Florida AIA Design Award in 2022. The stylish nearly 2,600-square-foot home flawlessly blends cherished historic elements with modern luxuries. The design evolution began after the home’s purchase in 1989, with the current owner orchestrating three major renovations over the next 30-plus years. The remodels accentuated the home’s original Sarasota School elements, including a flat roof, large sliding glass and screen doors, wide overhangs, beamed ceilings and terrazzo flooring. Among other vintage features are built-in storage cubicles and a roll-up pass-through window from the kitchen to lanai. Mahogany cabinetry and built-ins throughout add an air of sophistication. The first renovation included the addition of a floating entrance canopy roof, kitchen and bath updates, and conversion of the carport into a two-car garage with plentiful storage and Japanese-style white glass windows. A second remodel added meticulously designed front and rear courtyard gardens and additional living/dining room windows for enjoying the scenery, aligning with the Sarasota School’s philosophy of integrating interior and exterior spaces. A wall of glass sliders opens to the lanai, featuring a built-in Artisan grill and sliding screen doors to the backyard’s pool, verdant gardens, spa, fire pit and sculptures. Towering sea grapes conceal the property from the street and bamboo ensures privacy from neighbors on both sides. Beyond dense waterside mangroves and coconut palms is a deep water boat dock with a lift for cruising to nearby Sarasota Bay and the Gulf. The most recent renovation, finished in 2021, converted the home into a versatile split plan with the addition of an alternative primary suite, which includes a room divider, book cases, well-appointed wet bar, full bath, remote control operated museum shades and indoor/outdoor shower. Terrazzo floors, a beamed ceiling grid and glass walls on two sides overlook lush greenery, mirroring the overall aesthetic of the home. The opposite end of the house encompasses the primary suite: a bedroom with stunning backyard views, full bath and closet; a luxurious adjacent office with a built-in mahogany desk and plentiful display shelving; a guest bedroom with, full en suite bath; and a den with grooved plywood paneling, custom bookshelves and a walk-in closet. The den could easily become a fourth bedroom, and separate full bath with original tiles, exposed brick and clerestory windows is just across the hall. Important updates include Miami-Dade rated hurricane windows and doors along with a newer whole house generator. Experience an unsurpassed living experience in this distinctive architectural home next to pristine beaches and St. Armand's Circle.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Southside Elementary Booker Middle Sarasota High
Price History
12/6/2023 Listed $4,950,000

General Features

Interior Features Built in Features,Ceiling Fans(s),Primary Bedroom Main Floor,Open Floorplan,Skylight(s),Solid Wood Cabinets,Stone Counters,Walk-In Closet(s),Wet Bar
Sewer Public Sewer
Heating Natural Gas
Cooling Central Air,Mini-Split Unit(s),Zoned
Utilities Electricity Connected,Natural Gas Connected,Sewer Connected,Water Connected
Roof Membrane
Appliances Bar Fridge,Built-In Oven,Cooktop,Dishwasher,Disposal,Dryer,Ice Maker,Microwave,Range,Refrigerator,Washer,Wine Refrigerator
Exterior Features Courtyard,Garden,Hurricane Shutters,Lighting,Outdoor Grill,Outdoor Shower,Private Mailbox,Rain Gutters,Shade Shutter(s),Sliding Doors
Zoning RSF2
HOA 30
Garage Spaces 2
Patio/Porch Features Enclosed,Front Porch,Patio,Porch,Rear Porch,Screened
Architectural Style Mid-Century Modern
Pool Features In Ground,Lighting
Construction Materials Concrete
Pets Allowed Yes
Year Built 1952
View Garden,Pool,Water
Levels One
Property SubType Single Family Residence
Tax Year 2023
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
Waterfront Features Canal - Freshwater
Assoc Fee Paid Per Annually
County Sarasota
New Construction No
Property Type Residential
HOA / Comm Assn Yes
Attached Garage Yes
Subdivision Name LIDO BEACH
Facing Direction Southwest
Garage Y/N Yes
Total Rooms 7
Status Active
Directions John Ringling Blvd to St. Armand's cir. Take the 2nd exit and stay on John Ringling Blvd. left onto S Polk.
High School Sarasota High
City SARASOTA
Buyer Agent Compensation 3%
Senior Community Y/N No
MLS Area 34236 - Sarasota
Lot Size Square Feet 16888
Private Pool Yes
Waterfront Y/N Yes
Carport Y/N No
Street Name Polk
Listing Terms Cash,Conventional
Spa Features Heated,In Ground
Elementary School Southside Elementary
Tax Annual Amount 13888.48
Middle/Junior High School Booker Middle
Property Condition Completed
Public Remarks Tucked away in a tranquil waterfront sanctuary a short stroll from Lido Beach and upscale dining and shopping in St. Armand's Circle,this one-of-a-kind Sarasota School of Architecture design home pre
Lease Considered Y/N Yes
Virtual Tour https://ryan-gamma-photography.seehouseat.com/2199033?idx=1
Days on Market 133
Standard Status Active
Tax Lot 32
Legal Description LOTS 32 & 33 BLK 50 LIDO BEACH DIV B SUB OF BLKS 50 57 59 THRU 63 PLAT 3 JOHN RINGLING ESTATES INC
Water View Canal
Water Access Type Canal - Freshwater
Minimum Lease No Minimum
Monthly HOA Amount 2.5
Additional Rooms Den/Library/Office,Family Room,Florida Room,Formal Living Room Separate,Great Room,Interior In-Law Suite w/Private Entry,Media Room,Storage Rooms

Interior Features

Flooring Carpet,Terrazzo,Tile
Fireplace Features Living Room
Total Stories 1
Air Conditioning Y/N Yes
Heating Y/N Yes
Window Features Impact Glass/Storm Windows,Shades,Shutters
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 4
Street Suffix DRIVE
Laundry Features Laundry Closet
Total Bedrooms 4
LivingAreaSource Public Records
Total Baths 4
Living Area Units Square Feet

Exterior Features

Parking Features Covered,Driveway,Ground Level,Off Street
Lot Features Flood Insurance Required
Water Source Public
Lot Size Area 16888
Foundation Details Slab
Spa Yes
Building Area Total 3574
Lot Size Acres 0.39
Road Surface Type Paved
Lot Size Units Square Feet
Covered Spaces 2
Open Parking Y/N Yes

Amenities

  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 34236

Price
AVG $3.78M
$4.95M
Taxes
AVG $19,434
$13,888
Visits
AVG 1049
1269
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1980
1952

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