Featured Listing: "Back to School" with this Spacious, Vintage Home

Posted by Julian Yates on Monday, August 29th, 2016 at 4:10pm.

One might call this month's featured property a "back to school special." Located at 4518 Falcon Ridge Drive, it is, after all, just a few steps away from what's become the “education corridor” of Beneva Road. And with how well this 1960 home has been maintained, we could all learn a little something here!

This 1,430 square foot gem definitely stands the test of time, and modern updates have added greatly to its value. In 2000, the entire house was re-plumbed overhead, the roof replaced in 2009, and the electrical system upgraded in 2011. More recently, the bathrooms have been modernized, and the kitchen updated with wood cabinets, new counters, and modern appliances. Even with all the modern upgrades, including new tile throughout, the house still holds onto its '60s charm.

The home is quite spacious, and one of the first things you'll notice in the living room is the wall of built-in cabinets. Glass doors opening into the Florida room give the home great breathability, and French doors opening to the sprawling, tree-shaded backyard, which includes two inviting patios, only add to the allure. Laundry facilities in the carport utility room and the utility shed in the backyard round out the amenities and add a little more sparkle to this jewel.

With three well-sized bedrooms and two bathrooms, this home seems to have been designed with a growing family in mind. As I mentioned before, the “education corridor" offers a lifetime of learning opportunities, including Wilkinson Elementary, the Triad School, the Suncoast Science Center & Faulhaber Fab Lab, the Florida House Learning Center, Suncoast Technical College, and the Sarasota County Technical Institute, Open, light, and airy, this home's placement on a quiet road close by make it a great space for growing possibilities.

The neighborhood is filled with single-family homes like this one, and although many of the models were very similar 50 years ago, in the years since, a number of the homes have been accessorized or remodeled to offer a great variety of homes with grand potential. In addition to the educational opportunities, the neighborhood is also just a few blocks away from shopping and restaurants in any direction, and it's only a short drive to downtown or the beaches. If you're looking for a place to get grounded in Sarasota, this property is just waiting for a new adventure with the right people.

Would you like more details on this home? Click here to view the listing, and be sure to let me know when you're ready to take a look out the large windows of the Florida room, and start imagining a new future. Contact Julian Yates


Sarasota Area Real Estate Specialist

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