A home in north Sarasota's Sapphire Shores--an eclectic neighborhood of modest ranch homes, 1920s Spanish Mediterranean mansions and ultramodern houses–is on the market for $1.5 million. Renovated in midcentury modern style, the three-bedroom, three-bathroom property includes the main home, a guest cottage and a separate garage. An ancient-looking banyan tree in the front yard offers privacy and a dramatic greeting–and fits right in with the big beautiful oaks in this charming old neighborhood. 

Built in 1957, the home combines retro authenticity with luxury updates, like a solar-heated pool, high-end kitchen appliances, quartz countertops and a gas fireplace. Original elements include bright, white cathedral ceilings with exposed beams and architectural touches like partial walls that add geometric points of interest.

A breezeway leads to the guest cottage; an enormous, screened porch by the pool is an ideal lounge and dining space. Each of the three bedrooms in the main house has direct access to the outdoors, and windows frame lush, tropical landscaping.

The master bedroom features a custom walk-in closet, spa-like bath and French doors that open to the patio.

The guest cottage includes a full bath and can be used as a home office, exercise room or guest house.

Located just north of downtown Sarasota, the Sapphire Shores neighborhood stretches “West of Trail” along the bayfront. The home, at 4844 Brywill Circle, is minutes away from Sapphire Shores Park, The Ringling and all of downtown's amenities. 

Interested? Contact Lisa Rooks Morris of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty at (941) 544-3332.