Here’s a beautiful mid-century modern with lots of pluses that are hard to find. First of all, it’s big—4 bedrooms and over 2,200 square feet. It has great provenance—built in 1957 by prominent Stottlemyer family of lumber yard fame. It’s on a premium block in Southgate. And it’s been beautifully updated.

The living room is large (with vaulted 10 foot ceilings) and it opens into an expansive family room/dining room, providing a spacious, open area for entertaining. One of the bedrooms is 17 by 20 feet and could be used as a studio or second master. The bathrooms retain the original tile but have updated fixtures that blend in perfectly.

Throughout the house are nice period touches, including original polished terrazzo floors in great condition, transom windows, and a great brick grid wall in the living room.

The yard is low maintenance, with mango trees, a koi pond and tropical vegetation. The back yard is a little small, but it does have a Jacuzzi. All in all, it’s a Sarasota classic, the kind that’s getting harder and harder to find.

2715 Valencia Drive is priced at $449,900. For more information call Jeff Weller of Michael Saunders and Co. at (941) 266-8206.

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