“Strandhaus”, Norwegian for “Beach House”, a private modern oasis on Lido Shores has SOLD for $3,800,000. Representing both the seller and the buyer in this transaction created a smooth transition between the residents of this landmark home. Sitting on a rare double lot site, the complete remodeling of the 1950’s classic home was led by one of Sarasota’s best-known architecture firms, Sweet Sparkman Architects.
Simple, clean and contemporary design integrates architecture and landscape through use of stunning water features, walls of sliding glass discreetly pocketing into structural cavities, which form a sanctuary of seamless indoor-outdoor living space. The serene entrance to the residence welcomes with reflecting pool, stepping stones and seating platform.
An open floor plan boasts lofted ceilings and light-filled spaces, and a great room with floor to ceiling windows overlooks the pool terrace. The private walled garden in the rear of the home includes a 40’ lap pool, two spas, gas firepit, fountains and a number of living room style and intimate seating areas, as well as an outdoor kitchen. The kitchen is highlighted with a striking blue glass mosaic tile backsplash, custom white cabinetry and top-of-the line stainless steel appliances.
The master bedroom addition, which includes a large den or office space, was constructed on a second lot and completed in 2018. The architects used a private glass passageway to artistically join the two structures together. Within the more than 4,600SF home there are also three en-suite bedrooms and a private in-law suite with a large sitting room and kitchenette on the second level. To fully take advantage of the location, there is a rooftop sundeck with stunning Gulf views.
During renovation special care was given to “armor” the exterior to achieve hurricane code protection while also enhancing the façade. Lido Shores is known for its archetypical modern architecture residences and impressive waterfront estates, ideally located between Longboat Key and Sarasota. Lido Shores homeowners enjoy deeded beach access to a private beach park by becoming members of the voluntary homeowner’s association. Famed St. Armand’s Circle with its restaurants and boutiques is walking distance away.