1717 Bay View Drive, SARASOTA, FL


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About 1717 Bay View Drive

Views of sunset colors, and lush tropical landscaping adorn this rarely available historic and iconic atomic ranch home located West of Trail in Bay View Heights. Midcentury modern elements, cantilever roof lines, expansive covered porch areas, a vaulted living room ceiling, and large front and back windows create an indoor-outdoor feeling, and provide cross ventilation, while adorning the soothing verdant setting. The house, nestled in a mature garden lined with white crushed shell meandering paths, offers a three-bedroom split plan, each with en-suite baths, plus a separate air-conditioned art studio/office overlooking the courtyard and surrounded by gardens. The main living area has vaulted ceilings and is opened to the den/family room area. The galley-style kitchen has cabinet doors with thick clear double reeded glass, a skylight, stainless steel countertops, and a vintage 1959 Frigidaire Custom Deluxe Flair range with a double oven and a pullout drawer. The adjacent utility room is great for storage and can be converted into a huge walk-in kitchen pantry addition or wine storage area. There is a formal dining room with lovely garden views. The master bedroom has a walk-through closet, and the en-suite bath has dual sinks. There is ample storage throughout the house as well as in the carport area. The trough fountain water garden, stocked with aquatic plants and goldfish, creates a reflective view of dappled light and meditative space visible from the den. Owned and appreciated by international landscape architects, the garden is rich with exotic flowering plants and trees, a lush xeriscape design with well water irrigation, and a designated area of raised planting garden beds for cultivating flowers and vegetables. Highly desirable location within two blocks to Sarasota Bay for kayaking, close proximity to Southside Village, Southside Elementary School and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. The property is located at one of Sarasota's highest points, and although you can see Sarasota Bay from the street, the house is not in a flood zone. New roof in 2019. Please note that the vintage Herman Miller Bubble Light fixtures are excluded from the sale. Property to be sold "As Is.”

Features of 1717 Bay View Drive

MLS® # A4564325
Price $2,195,000
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3.00
Full Baths 3
Square Footage 2,600
Acres 0.36
Year Built 1959
Type Residential
Sub-Type Single Family Residence
Style Ranch
Status Active
HOA Fees $0
Property Taxes $5,561

Rentals Section

Mininum Lease 2 Weeks

Community Information

Address 1717 Bay View Drive
Area Sarasota/Pinecraft
County Sarasota
State FL
Zip Code 34239


Parking Covered, Driveway, Ground Level, Guest, Off Street, On Street
View Garden
Is Waterfront No
Has Pool No


Interior Features Ceiling Fans(s), Master Bedroom Main Floor, Skylight(s), Solid Surface Counters, Split Bedroom, Thermostat, Vaulted Ceiling(s), Window Treatments
Appliances Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Electric Water Heater, Range, Refrigerator, Washer
Heating Central, Electric, Zoned
Cooling Central Air, Zoned
Fireplace No
# of Stories 1


Exterior Features Garden, Irrigation System, Storage
Lot Description Corner Lot, City Limits, Landscaped, Rolling Slope, Paved
Roof Membrane
Foundation Slab

School Information

Elementary Southside Elementary
Middle Brookside Middle
High Sarasota High

Additional Information

Date Listed March 18th, 2023
Days on Market 78
Zoning RSF1
Foreclosure No
Short Sale No
RE / Bank Owned No

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