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For Sale: Sarasota School House in Oyster Bay

By: Bob Plunket

Bob Plunket takes us inside a Sarasota School of Architecture Home in the Oyster Bay neighborhood.

April 21, 2014


 

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I know I seem to be stuck in the Sarasota School these days when it comes to architecture, but some extraordinary things have suddenly come on the market and I feel they should be documented while we have the chance. Like this 1962 Jack West house in Oyster Bay. The bad news is that it sold immediately, in about a week. The good news is that it sold immediately, in about a week. I’m hoping this means the new owner loves it so much he or she just had to have it and will keep it pretty much the same.

sarasota real estate

sarasota real estate

For a Sarasota School house, this one is completely off the wall. The style is usually associated with straight lines, right angles, geometric design. Not this beauty. It’s all circles and curves.

sarasota real estate

sarasota real estate

I particularly love the curving stone walls in the bedrooms. Very Palm Springs, or maybe Coconut Grove in Miami. Also check out the pierced porte cochere entrance marquee. This places exudes a sort of 1960s glamour, and you can just imagine Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack hanging out by the pool. Or in the enormous 42-foot long living area.

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For the record—it has two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, in 2,500 square feet. The lot size is just under half an acre. The asking price was $699,000. The owner was Jami Kellogg, a realtor with Michael Saunders. Congratulations on the sale and on your sensational collection of mid-century furniture.

Click here to see Bob Plunket’s “Home of the Month” in our April issue. >>

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