Since Sarasota Magazine named Paver Park as one of its "Next Great Sarasota Neighborhoods," people have been realizing how much the neighborhood now commonly referred to as the "west of Tuttle" district has to offer. Paver Park was initially developed in the 1950's by Martin Paver, whose development motto was "build better than the building codes require and create a place where you would like to live and raise a family." Paver's vision has stood the test of time, as today the neighborhood features a wide diversity of families and housing options. Within walking distance to Downtown Sarasota and Payne Park, some of the original homes in the Ringling/Paver Park area have been restored to their original charm, while others have been razed for modern, energy efficient craftsmanship.
If you want to live downtown, you may want to check out some of these options as this neighborhood continues to rise in popularity.
As one of the original homes in this historic district, this diamond in the rough at 2400 Wood Street offers "Old Florida" charm. Built in 1944, this 2 bedroom/1 bath home is surrounded by many native and Florida-friendly plants and mature oak trees. The roof was replaced in 2010 and a new air conditioner was installed in 2012. Jump on this 625-square foot gem for only $162,000!
The mid-century home at 269 Lime Avenu is one of those rare finds, offering a lot of space so close to Downtown Sarasota. Nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac, the lot for this home is over a quarter acre, and the house features four bedrooms. Built in 1948, it also includes 2 bathrooms and 1,629 square feet of living space for the asking price of $239,900.
A classic, Old Florida home originally built in 1948, 128 South Shade Avenue offers 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 1,458 square feet of living space on a nearly quarter acre, fenced-in corner lot. The kitchen counters have recently been updated and the hard wood floors are in great condition. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to work from home for only $200,000.
A bit more modern, the lovely concrete masonry block home at 2390 Novus Street has been updated throughout, including new tile flooring and carpet, fresh exterior and interior paint, an upgraded electrical panel, and a new galvalume metal roof in 2014. The 1979 open floor plan features 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, the upgraded kitchen includes a GE Café stove and a new GE refrigerator, and the large fenced backyard on the corner lot is a gardener's dream for only $289,000.
Although Paver Park has a lot of “Old Florida” allure for those looking for vintage homes, there are also a number of brand new homes, like the designer home at 2574 Bay Street. Built in 2016, the open floor plan of this 2,363 square foot home features custom hardwood floors throughout the vaulted first-floor living space upgraded kitchen countertops, cabinets and hardware, and a first-floor master suite filled with lots of light and high ceilings, and a spacious master bath with many upgrades. The walk-in closet includes a door for easy access to the laundry room, and the largest of the bedrooms upstairs includes an en-suite bath, which is perfect for guests. A new pool was installed with zeroscape landscaping, and the pool deck, driveway, porch, and garage have all received a protective coating for long lasting protection from the elements. This 4 bedroom/4 bath beauty can be yours for only $600,000.
If you're looking for a new home near Downtown Sarasota, let's take a look at some of these fabulous homes in the Paver/Ringing Park area.
Sarasota Area Real Estate Specialist