Lincoln Drive, located just a short stroll south of downtown, was one of Sarasota's showplace streets back in the 1920s, and it has managed to maintain its cachet ever since. Its large, one-of-a-kind residences were home to many of the town's very first millionaires.
One of the most noteworthy homes is this 4,298-square-foot Jazz Age mansion, gated and graced by towering oaks. Built in 1927 in the unusual Mission Mediterranean style, it was elaborately renovated three years ago, sparing no expense to get it up to speed for today's wealthy buyers.
The living room and dining room both have fireplaces, along with the original oak floors and 10-foot ceilings. Period arches separate the two rooms, and a cozy den and expansive family room overlook the pool. The kitchen has an old-fashioned flavor, but the appliances are new and high end—Sub-Zero and Wolf—and you'll find a full-length wine chiller and Carrera marble countertops.
Upstairs are three bedrooms, each with wood floors and plantation shutters. The master bath has a custom steam shower and a deep soaking tub, plus a separate dressing room. There's also an office (or exercise room.)
The half-acre property includes a separate guest house, renovated with the same care as the main house. Its kitchen can be used by caterers when the homeowners entertain around the spectacular pool area, complete with a pergola and fire pit. It's the perfect spot for recreating some Jazz Age parties for the new millennium.
Interested? 1830 Lincoln Drive, Sarasota; $2.2 million. Contact Susan McLeod, (941) 928-4445, Michael Saunders & Co.
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This article appears in the April 2014 issue of Sarasota Magazine. Like what you read? Click here to subscribe. >>