But there is one house that just came on the market that epitomizes the look: 1665 Siesta Drive. To me it’s much more Fort Lauderdale than Sarasota. It’s a little bit wacky, yet it strives for elegance and glamour. It looks like the set of Where The Boys Are, or maybe an episode of I Dream of Jeannie.
1655 Siesta Drive
This house has been in the same family since it was built and is remarkable for all its original features, including the original kitchen and baths—one pink, one turquoise. There’s also a sunken living room, an atrium enclosed in a sort of abstract pattern wrought iron, and my favorite touch of all, one of those front doors with the knob right in the center.
From top: Living room, atrium and door detail.