Home of the Month: Southside Village Bungalow

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An updated 1920s bungalow in Southside Village appeals to the heart and the eye.

Author: Bob Plunket


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1713 Hawthorne St., $1,090,000. Contact Susan McLeod at Michael Saunders & Co.

For many Sarasotans, both old and new, Southside Village is the place to live. It’s the perfect combination of charm, convenience and status. And this oversized bungalow, built in 1925 and beautifully updated, epitomizes the old-fashioned appeal of the area’s tree-lined streets and its family atmosphere.

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With four bedrooms and more than 2,700 square feet, there is plenty of room for children or guests. The second-floor master bedroom has a sitting area with a white painted brick wall and a large bathroom with a freestanding tub and a fireplace. There are two other bedrooms on this floor, plus another on the ground floor; most open onto porches or balconies.

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The main level features original hardwood floors, which flow into the home’s various living areas. The focal point is a spectacular Prairie-style fireplace, reminiscent of the early designs of Frank Lloyd Wright. The up-to-date kitchen offers Vulcan and Viking appliances and opens onto a deck overlooking the pool and lushly landscaped back yard. There is also an outdoor shower.

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The area is a stroller’s delight. Great shopping and dining are just two blocks away, and the bay is a pleasant walk to the west. If you’re feeling energetic, downtown can be reached in 10 or 15 minutes, and on the way you’ll pass kids, dogs, and neighbors, plus the other charming older homes that make this Sarasota’s most picturesque neighborhood.

Click here to read Bob Plunket’s Real Estate Junkie blog.

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