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Here’s a charming older home in my old neighborhood, Bungalow Hill. And by older, I do mean older—it’s celebrating its 115th birthday, an almost unheard-of age for a home in Sarasota.

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It’s not really a bungalow though. It has more of a farmhouse feel. Much of the home is original, including the heart-of-pine floors, the moldings, and some stained glass. There’s also a wood burning fireplace, and some nice built-ins, including a window seat in the living room. It’s on a corner lot, nicely landscaped in a very tropical Key West style, with a pond and a waterfall.

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Inside you’ll find three bedrooms, all on the second floor. A cottage on the property has been attached to the main house, and provides a family room and play room. There are 4 full baths.

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Bungalow Hill is just south of downtown, between Osprey and Orange. Homes here command premium prices because of the incredible location and postcard-perfect atmosphere. This one is a real find if you’re looking for something authentic but light and airy. And with 3,700 square feet there’s lots of room for everybody.

1700 Alta Vista St. is priced at $929,000. For more information call Susan McLeod of Michael Saunders and Co. at 941-928-4445.

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