The Magic of Lido Shores
Where in Sarasota can you find a single-family home community with a private community beach park within walking distance to St. Armand’s Circle, Mote Marine, The Sarasota Sailing Squadron and Ken Thompson Preserve Park on Sarasota Bay? This lifestyle is only on Lido Shores located between St. Armand’s Circle and Longboat Key. Not only does it offer all these fantastic amenities, but it is also where single family price points coexist. A place where homes under one million dollars are as intricate a fabric of the community as homes that have sold for more than $10 million. A place where big and small, modern and classic and artistic and philanthropic come together. It is also one of the few enclaves of mid-century modern, current modern and Sarasota School modern architecture, whether new or old.
A tribute to the community, and an example of the unique homes dotting the streets in Lido Shores, the home designed by Guy Petersen at 1354 Westway demonstrates the commitment to classic modern architecture and its importance in modern home design.
Originally built in 1962, this home was completely renovated in 2015 and 2016 under the supervision of Guy Peterson OFA, known for award-winning Sarasota School of Architecture designs.
Walls of glass, clean lines, high ceilings and large open spaces come together around a beautiful courtyard patio and pool area to create a truly amazing living space both inside and out.
The use of oversized windows and glass doors, architectural detailing, natural materials (including Philippine shell stone floors) and modern design elements purposefully reflect the mid-century modern style and provide a backdrop for the display of art.
The U-shaped home surrounds the pool and patio area with all public living spaces on one side, while the master suite, guest bedroom and office (third bedroom) are on the other side.
The kitchen features light maple cabinetry, white quartz countertops, high-end stainless-steel appliances and a huge center island that is open to the adjacent living/dining room. The living/dining room’s white pecky cypress ceiling and exposed ductwork create a soft lofty feel.
The master suite features private patio, custom organized closet, large shower and floating vanity cabinet.
Artistic walls and fountains, a two-car garage, pool, spa, outdoor kitchen and walled backyard complete this incredible residence.
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