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1247 Westway Drive
Sarasota, Florida FL 34236-1120
Sold For: $7,475,000
Listing ID A4557085 3 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Partial Baths 5,039 SqFt 0.310 Acres

Property Description:

Boasting an imaginative design with hidden interior courtyards, terraces and an expansive open floorplan with awe-inspiring water views, this captivating contemporary home is truly an architectural marvel. The home’s design by acclaimed Sarasota architect Guy Peterson has been recognized with awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Completed in 2001, the 5,039 Square Foot residence is located in Lido Shores, a Sarasota neighborhood developed in the early 1950s by visionary developer Philip Hiss to demonstrate modernist architecture. Double mahogany doors open to an enchanting front courtyard featuring a pool with a waterfall, raised spa and crushed-shell patio surrounded by scenic landscaping, including palms, bamboo and an array of carefree trees and plants. An 8-foot-high wall around most of the property offers privacy and is a key aspect of the architectural plan’s multiple courtyards and terraces. Visitors enter the home through a second mahogany door that leads to a 90-foot-long corridor lined with 8-foot-high windows and doors on the left that open to the front patio, one of many indoor-outdoor spaces that are ideal for large-scale or intimate gatherings. The dramatic hallway flows past the formal dining room and into the great room, where walls of glass showcase stunning views of New Pass, with nearby access to both Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Travertine floors and cypress ceilings are found throughout the first level, which includes a slate mantle gas fireplace in the great room and well-appointed kitchen with walnut-stained cabinets, granite counters and a breakfast area. Just off the great room behind solid-wood pocket doors is the private owners' suite, which features water views, a custom closet with built-ins and bathroom with dual vanities, roll-in shower, Jacuzzi tub and linen closet. The first floor also showcases a spectacular living room with soaring two-story ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows with millwork and glass doors to both the poolside patio and waterfront terrace. Completing the main floor are a butler’s pantry with adjacent powder bath, hallway with a large painted bamboo fountain and office with a two-story ceiling. A spiral stairway with marble steps ascends from the office to a second-floor study with built-in shelves that could serve as a library, with access to a 924-SF covered and open terrace overlooking the pool on one side and a serene courtyard on the other. The terrace also provides access to a large-second-floor room that is perfect as a game room or upstairs living room, with an adjacent large patio boasting gorgeous water views. The second floor also includes two guest bedrooms separated by two full bathrooms. Other notable highlights of the home include a new roof, impact-resistant UV-treated windows, seawall and dock and six AC units. Residents enjoy easy access to a private gated Gulf-front beach and St. Armands Circle’s diverse collection of shops, boutiques, restaurants and galleries just a mile away.

Primary Features

County: Sarasota
Half Baths: 1
Property Sub Type: Single Family Residence
Property Type: Residential
Subdivision: Lido Shores
Year Built: 2001
Zoning: RSF2


Appliances: Built-In Oven, Convection Oven, Cooktop, Dishwasher, Disposal, Ice Maker, Microwave, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Washer
Building Area Units: Square Feet
Cooling Type: Central Air
Fireplace: yes
Fireplace Features: Gas
Flooring: Carpet, Ceramic Tile, Travertine
Furnished: Unfurnished
Heating Type: Central
Interior Features: Ceiling Fans(s), High Ceilings, Kitchen/Family Room Combo, Master Bedroom Main Floor, Open Floorplan, Solid Surface Counters, Solid Wood Cabinets, Wet Bar, Window Treatments
Laundry Features: Inside, Laundry Room
Levels: Two
Living Area Meters: 468.14
Living Area Source: Public Records
Living Area Units: Square Feet
Room Count: 10
Spa: no
Stories Total: 2


Additional Water Information: On New Pass with views of the Gulf of Mexico.
Architectural Style: Contemporary, Custom, Mid-Century Modern
Attached Garage: yes
Carport: no
Construction Materials: Stucco
Exterior Features: French Doors, Irrigation System, Private Mailbox
Foundation Details: Stem Wall
Garage: yes
Garage Spaces: 2
Homestead: yes
Lot Features: Flood Insurance Required, FloodZone, City Limits, Paved
Lot Size Dimensions: 78x192
Lot Size SqFt: 13571
Lot Size Square Meters: 1261
Parking Features: Covered, Driveway, Ground Level
Patio And Porch Features: Patio, Wrap Around
Pool Dimensions: 18x36
Pool Features: In Ground
Pool Private: yes
Property Condition: Completed
Road Responsibility: Public Maintained Road
Road Surface Type: Asphalt
Roof: Membrane, Other
Sewer: Public Sewer
Total Acreage: 1/4 to less than 1/2
Utilities: Cable Connected, Electricity Connected, Natural Gas Connected, Phone Available, Sewer Connected, Street Lights, Water Connected
Vegetation: Trees/Landscaped
View Type: Water
Water Access: yes
Water Access Type: Bay/Harbor, Gulf/Ocean
Water Extras: yes
Water Extras Type: Dock - Wood, Seawall - Concrete
Water Source: Public
Water View: yes
Water View Type: Gulf/Ocean - Full
Waterfront: no
Window Features: Impact Glass/Storm Windows, Tinted Windows


Association: yes
Association Approval Required: no
Building Area Source: Public Records
Building Area Total: 7865
Community Development District: no
Community Features: Water Access
Country: US
Direction Faces: Southeast
Elementary School: Southside Elementary
Flood Zone Code: AE
High School: Booker High
Middle Or Junior School: Booker Middle
MLS Area Major: 34236 - Sarasota
Subdivision Number: 855
SW Subdivision Community Name: Lido Shores
Township: 36S
Water Body Name: NEW PASS
Zoning Compatible: yes


Association Fee: 300
Association Fee Frequency: Annually
Association Fee Includes: Recreational Facilities
Association Fee Requirement: Optional
Available For Lease: yes
Close Price By Calculated Sq Ft: 1483.43
Current Price: 7475000.00
Disclosures: Seller Property Disclosure
Existing Lease Tenant: no
Listing Exclusion: 1
Minimum Lease: No Minimum
Monthly HOA Amount: 25.00
Ownership: Fee Simple
Ratio Current Price By Calculate: 1483.43
Special Listing Conditions: None
Tax Annual Amount: 34993.73
Tax Block: A
Tax Book Number: 5-3
Tax Lot: 3
Tax Year: 2022
Total Annual Fees: 300.00
Total Monthly Fees: 25.00

Zoning Info

Listed by: Michael Saunders & Company 941-951-6660.

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