Perhaps it's the season that makes me nostalgic, but with Sarasota's rich architectural history, there are a number of vintage homes waiting for people to bring new life into them. At any spot along the economic spectrum, there's a great chance for someone who is looking for a new place to settle down in a home that has some history. I'd like to take you on a tour of just a few that are currently on the market.
Let's start with the 1936 bungalow at 3312 Bay Shore Road. The 960 square feet that comprise this 2 bedroom, 1 bath home may seem small, but considering the prized location in Indian Beach/Sapphire Shores, it has the potential for a really big life. Walking distance from Indian Beach, where people gather nightly to watch the sun set, this home is also just down the road from Jungle Gardens and The Ringling Museum. The hardwood floors have been carpeted and preserved and are just waiting for loving restoration; and with the vintage fireplace and mature landscaping, this home is perfect for those looking to get cozy. Listed at $199,500
The 1938 home at 1863 Bougainvillea Street includes a charming guest cottage with a nicely updated living room, crown molding, recessed lighting, and hardwood floors throughout. The main home features a master bedroom with an updated bath and walk-in shower. The second bedroom comes with built-in floor-to-ceiling bookcases. A cozy sitting alcove overlooks the back courtyard and the galley stairs in the kitchen lead to a small lofted area above. This home is great for having company! Listed at $469,000
For a true taste of Old Florida with a waterfront view, it may not get any better than the 4,446 square foot home at 566 Jessmyth Drive on Longboat Key. Nestled right on the edge of Sarasota Bay, this 3 bedroom/4 bath gem was built in 1955 and remodeled in 2008. An open floor plan features walls of glass, skylights, a cozy fireplace, tile and bamboo flooring, and cathedral ceilings. This home perfectly engages the dazzling natural waterfront and sunset vistas from everywhere within. With its deep-water canal, beautiful swimming pool, and luxuriant spa, this home is meticulously designed and just waiting for someone who is passionate about the island lifestyle. Listed at $1,995,000
Of course, this is a just a sampling of the beautiful vintage homes that are available in the Sarasota area. Whether you're into vintage or you like that new house smell, let me help you find the perfect home for you. Contact Julian
Sarasota Area Real Estate Specialist