This “tropical Tudor” in McClellan Park (1625 Seminole Drive) has just come on the market, noteworthy because it always appears on lists of “prettiest houses in Sarasota”. It was built back in 1925 and exemplifies the cottage charm you can find in homes from the era, complete with stained glass windows, pecky cypress gates, and vintage iron-work detailing.
As far as cottages from the period go, this one is a bit larger and more unique than most. The living room features a great old-fashioned “picture window” facing the street, along with wood floors, a fireplace, and vaulted ceiling with cypress beams. The house was renovated to keep the best of the old, but lightened up to keep things bright and sunny.
The master bedroom has a similar ceiling, and opens out onto a walled garden and swimming pool. There’s another bedroom, a studio space, a very pretty little sunroom—or office—and a formal dinning room. The green metal roof features a weather vane.
The location couldn’t be better—set on a winding street in ultra-picturesque McClellan Park and packed with Sarasota history. Southside Village is a short walk away, downtown a little further. If you’ve been looking for the perfect 1920s cottage, this may be it.
Priced at $749,000. For more information, call Matthew Morris of Premier Sotheby’s at (941) 320-3960.
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