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1100 SUNSET DRIVE - You will love this original mid-century modern beachfront home on the Gulf of Mexico, hidden away from view by almost two acres of lush foliage. Designed for the Farley family (1956) by Sarasota School of Architecture icons Ralph Twitchell & Jack West, the four bedroom, four bath home and separate artist's studio is where Stallion books were written by beloved author Walter Farley. Mrs. Farley loved architecture and worked with Sarasota modern architects to create a magical place for their artistic family to thrive. The main house sits directly on the beach, beyond where you can build today, but if you want to save or restore the structures there are incentives or rules in place to help you accomplish this goal. Inside you will find original terrazzo floors, floor to ceiling glass, wood jalousies, 8' tall doors, huge built-in closets, desks, cabinets, and a fireplace originally designed by Paul Rudolph for the Revere Quality House. The land itself goes from beach to jungle, with beautiful Florida flora and fauna and long winding driveway from the street. There is a natural creek that provides beauty and privacy along the North side of the property. The house and grounds need work, as the sellers have not lived there for many years, and cannot warrant its condition. You will want a thorough and complete inspection to consider its renovation capabilities. A new survey (2019) and some original floor plans are available for your kind review. Bring your architect and imagine the possibilities today.

Listing information

  • MLS® ID: A4426298
  • Beds: 4
  • Total Rooms: 9
  • New Construction: No
  • County: Sarasota
  • Elementary School: Venice Elementary
  • Style: Contemporary
  • Baths: 4 (Full: 4 3/4: 0 1/2: 0 Other: 0)
  • Stories: 0
  • Foreclosure: No
  • High School: Sarasota High
  • Year Built: 1956
  • Status: Active
  • Parking Type Description: Carport 2 cars
  • Lot Area: 1.85 Acres
  • Middle School: Venice Area Middle

Features

Additional Rooms Bonus Room, Den/Library/Office, Florida Room, Formal Dining Room Separate, Great Room, Storage Rooms
Architectural Style Contemporary, Florida, Historical, Other
Attached Garage 0
Carport 1
County Or Parish Sarasota
Disclosures Lead Paint, Other, Seller Property Disclosure
Exterior Features Outdoor Shower, Sliding Doors, Storage
Fireplace Features Family Room, Wood Burning
Flooring Terrazzo
Foundation Details Slab
Furnished Unfurnished
Green Landscaping Xeriscape
Heating Electric, Partial, Wall Units / Window Unit
Interior Features Built in Features, Eating Space In Kitchen, Master Bedroom Downstairs, Open Floorplan, Split Bedroom, Walk-In Closet(s)
Minimum Lease 1 Month
Parking Covered, Driveway, Guest, Workshop in Garage
Property Type Residential
Roof Other
SpecialListing Conditions None
Total Acreage One + to Two Acres
Utilities BB/HS Internet Available, Cable Connected, Public
Water Access Beach - Public, Gulf/Ocean
Water Front 1
Water View Beach, Gulf/Ocean - Full
Waterfront Features Gulf/Ocean

Rooms

Bedroom 2 First 13x12
Bedroom 3 First 13x13
Bedroom 4 First 11x15
Dining Room First 11x12
Family Room First 13x26
Kitchen First 25x10
Living Room First 19x14
Master Bedroom First 16x15
Studio First 18x12
Listing Courtesy of Premier Sothebys Intl Realty