Where in Sarasota can you find a single-family home community with a private community beach park within walking distance to St. Armands 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. Armands Circle and Longboat Key. Not only does it offer fantastic amenities, but it is also where single-family home price points coexist—a place where homes under $1 million dollars are as much a part of the 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.
The Pavilion House is an exquisite display of mid-century modern design elements and their purposeful integration with the surrounding tropical landscape. Designed by William Rupp, one of the original members of the Sarasota School of Architecture, and renovated by Seibert Architects, 1155 Center Place embodies the modernist style in its use of expansive walls of glass, clean lines, functional design, and open floor plan.
The understated front façade of the home is highlighted by bright red double doors that open to the captivating interior courtyard. Shell stone paver pathways and river rock edging accent the outdoor space and provide just the right accent to the black river stone walls of the lap pool.
Once inside, one is struck by the sense of space and the delicate balance between indoor and outdoor living that creates greater depth to each area. The galley kitchen, at the center of the home, is open to both the living and dining room.
The master bedroom features three walls of floor-to-ceiling glass, custom organized master closet and his-and-hers bathrooms with a shared shower. There are two additional bedrooms and bathrooms and an attached garage. All this and deeded beach access to Lido Shores private beach park.