Every now and then I come across one of those homes that I really want to share with people, even after the "For Sale" sign comes down! I'll admit that often I get carried away with all of the ultra-luxurious homes around Sarasota, but sometimes I find these little gems where, after spending a few minutes in them, I'm just inclined to say, “This is a really nice house.”
Here's one such place that recently came across my "hidden gem" radar: a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom home west of the Trail at 6036 Border Lane. Built in 1954, the vintage property has a classic charm and feels like much more than its 1,286 square feet. The split floor plan opens up to a large, screened lanai that speaks to an old Florida vibe, making the most of the expansive yard (including a storage shed). Plus, the wooden fence around the backyard creates lot of privacy, and it is also double-gated -- really helpful to someone who wants to store a boat or RV.
When the home was updated and upgraded in 2010, the kitchen was completely renovated to include stainless steel appliances and plenty of counter space. The beautiful new master suite also got a makeover: The master bath now features a walk-in shower with "his and hers" shower heads, plus a glass vessel sink that really makes the place look homey and luxurious at the same time. The other 2 bedrooms share a bathroom with an updated tub/shower combo, and new ceramic flooring throughout lends an air of elegance.
As with all things in real estate, what stands out about this house is the location. While it's not actually on Siesta Key, it is less than a mile away. The Pine Shores community is west of Tamiami Trail, putting this home so close to the water you can smell it. It's also near Gulf Gate, just a few steps away from terrific shopping, dining, nightlife, and more. It came as absolutely no surprise that this home went under contract in just a few short weeks.
Closing on a luxury downtown condo is certainly thrilling, but being able to match hidden real estate gems like this one with the perfect new owner comes with a satisfaction like no other. Can I help you on your search? Contact Julian Yates
Sarasota Area Real Estate Specialist