No other building quite typifies the new downtown Sarasota as does 1350 Main. The way it sold out during preconstruction in less than 45 minutes has already gone down as a local legend. That moment, more than any other, was the very height of our fabled real estate boom.
1350 Main (photography by Shirley Blair)
First of all, it’s surprisingly urban and sophisticated. The lobby is beautiful, and suggests a building in New York or – dare I say it – even Paris. It’s not tropical but rather upscale elegant. And irony of ironies, those apartments on the lower five floors, the ones that extend out over the street, have become the hippest places to live in town. One guy even bought one for his wife as a Christmas present; they live down in Osprey and use it as pied a terre for weekends.
An "urban flat" in 1350 Main
View of Main Street from an apartment
Most of the apartments in 1350 are two bedrooms, two baths, and are priced from anywhere from $600,000 up to a million. There are also several penthouses on the market. I looked at No. 1606 and loved it. It’s 3, 250 square feet, very high ceilings, simple, clean and elegant. The main living area is 27 by 32, the master bedroom is 25 by 22, and the views are incredible. It’s very well priced at $1.8 million. If you’re penthouse shopping you’ve got to check it out.