Waterfront - Fix'er Upper - Master on Main - Eco Friendly
1100 SUNSET DRIVE Venice, FL
$ 2,300,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#A4426298
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountySARASOTA
  • CityVenice
  • AreaVenice
  • NeighborhoodAcreage & Unrec
  • Zip34285
  • StyleContemporary,Custom,Florida,Historical,Mid-Century
  • Year Built1956
  • Taxes29596
  • Price$ 2,300,000
  • Bedrooms4
  • Full Bathrooms4
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage2987
  • Lot Size1.85 Acres
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Property Description

You will love this original mid-century modern beachfront home on the Gulf of Mexico, hidden away by almost two acres of lush foliage. Designed for the Farley family (1956) by Sarasota School of Architecture icons Ralph Twitchell & Jack West, the four bedroom, four bath home and separate artist's studio is where Stallion books were written by beloved author Walter Farley. Mrs. Farley loved architecture and worked with Sarasota modern architects to create a magical place for their artistic family to thrive. The main house sits directly on the beach, beyond where you can build today, but if you want to save or restore the structures there are incentives or rules in place to help you accomplish this. Inside you will find original terrazzo floors, floor to ceiling glass, wood jalousies, 8' tall doors, huge built-in closets, desks, cabinets, and a fireplace originally designed by Paul Rudolph for the Revere Quality House. The land goes from beach to jungle, with beautiful Florida flora and fauna and long winding drive from the street. There is a natural creek that provides beauty and privacy along the North side of the property. The house and grounds need work. Sellers have not lived there for many years, and cannot warrant its condition. You will want a thorough and complete inspection to consider its renovation capabilities. A new survey (2019) and some original floor plans are available for your kind review. Call now to see this property with your architect or builder. SEE MLS A4443020 Vacant Land listing.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Venice Elementary Venice Area Middle Sarasota High
Price History
2/19/2019 Listed $2,400,000
8/3/2019 5% - $2,300,000

General Features

Additional Water Information Property is on the beach, Gulf of Mexico. Tax records show 109' Gulf Frontage. SEE SURVEY for exact measurements. In addition, a natural creek runs along the North border of the property
Elementary School Venice Elementary
Flooring Terrazzo
Green Landscaping Xeriscape
High School Sarasota High
Levels One
MLS Area 34285 - Venice
Middle/Junior School Venice Area Middle
Pets Allowed Yes
Property Condition Fixer
Property SubType Single Family Residence
Property Type Residential
Special Listing Conditions None
Status Active
Subdiv Community Name Not Applicable
Subdivision Name ACREAGE & UNREC
Terms Cash
Township 39
Year Built 1956
Zoning RSF1

Interior Features

Additional Rooms Bonus Room, Den/Library/Office, Florida Room, Formal Dining Room Separate, Great Room, Storage Rooms
Appliances Electric Water Heater
Cooling Other
Fireplace Features Family Room, Wood Burning
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Furnished Y/N Unfurnished
Heating Electric, Partial, Wall Units / Window Unit
Interior Features Built in Features, Eating Space In Kitchen, Master Bedroom Downstairs, Open Floorplan, Split Bedroom, Walk-In Closet(s)
Laundry Features Laundry Room
Living Area 2987.00
Utilities BB/HS Internet Available, Cable Connected, Public

Exterior Features

Architectural Style Contemporary, Custom, Florida, Historical, Mid-Century Modern
Builder Model Mid-Century Modern Architecture
Building Area Total 3299.00
Carport Spaces 2
Carport Y/N Yes
Construction Materials Block, Concrete, Other, Stucco
Exterior Features Outdoor Shower, Sliding Doors, Storage
Foundation Details Slab
Garage Dimensions 23x22
Lot Features CoastalConstruction Control Line, FloodZone, In City Limits, Irregular Lot, Oversized Lot
Lot Size Acres 1.85
Lot Size Square Feet 80677
Other Structures Other, Workshop
Parking Features Covered, Driveway, Guest, Workshop in Garage
Patio/Porch Features Covered, Screened
Roof Other
Sewer Public Sewer
Vegetation Mature Landscaping, Trees/Landscaped, Wooded
View Greenbelt, Trees/Woods, Water
Water Access Type Beach - Public, Gulf/Ocean
Water Access Y/N Yes
Water Body Name GULF OF MEXICO
Water Frontage Feet Gulf Ocean 109
Water View Beach, Gulf/Ocean - Full
Water View Y/N Yes
Waterfront Features Gulf/Ocean
Waterfront Feet Total 109
Waterfront Y/N Yes


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 34285

AVG $700K
AVG $5,977
AVG 66
Year Built
AVG 1977
AVG 41
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