An primary 1924 Spanish Mediterranean Revival home is on the marketplace for $750,000
All through the peak of the Florida genuine estate boom in 1923, two partners named Gibson and Wren — 1 from Virginia and a single from Missouri — moved to Sarasota and jointly acquired land from the estate of Bertha Honore Palmer who experienced died five many years prior.
The land, on the inlet north of Small Sarasota Bay, was at first referred to as Bayonne. But the builders named it Vamo, an abbreviation of the two states exactly where they have been from. Nowadays that house operates south of Sarasota Sq. Boulevard down to Potter Park, like the Westfield Sarasota Square Shopping mall, and the neighborhoods along Vamo Street west of the Tamiami Trail to Osprey.
Starting up in 1924, the Vamo builders developed 13 homes along Vamo Push, which runs downhill from Vamo Road towards Minor Sarasota Bay. All the houses ended up Spanish Mediterranean Revival. A wood-frame making (relationship from 1900) was already on the website and it was transformed into the community clubhouse. Yrs later a medical doctor purchased the two-story dwelling and applied it for his health-related follow. Optimizing the close by bay, Vamo was for a time a business fishing middle and it was a seasonal fishing camp as very well. These days there is a public park on the shores of Sarasota Bay the place folks launch kayaks and tiny boats.
A person of all those authentic houses, at 1711 Vamo Drive, has occur onto the current market and is currently being offered at $750,000 by way of Realtor Candy Swick of Sweet Swick & Co. The a single-story home is 1,434-sq. ft and consists of two bedrooms and two loos in addition a 50 percent tub, den, laundry room/butler’s pantry, official dwelling area and dining area as perfectly as a kitchen area that is open to the dining spot and has immediate obtain to the sunroom. There is a detached two-vehicle garage at one particular end of a porte-cochere and a studio in the back property. The property sits on a landscaped outsized lot that is just ways absent from the park and the bay.
This home, which is rich in exterior Mediterranean revival detailing, feels and lives much larger than the square footage implies simply because of higher ceilings, broad doorways, crafted-ins and a seamless integration concerning inside areas and a number of outdoor residing parts that are used each day. The architecture of the dwelling intentionally invitations the outdoors to appear in due to the fact there was no air conditioning when these Vamo Push houses had been made in the 1920s. Natural air stream and accessibility to shady breezy spots ended up paramount in the architect’s floor options.
At this residence, there is a huge, shaded entrance porch, screened back porch, a sunroom (that links the in-and-exterior spaces), and a massive brick entertaining space inside of a walled courtyard that contains a vine covered pergola that shades a conversation spot and a separate dining location. An open up-air fireplace pit part accommodates a group. Also the porte-cochere offers further parking and covered entertaining place also. These private and at ease out of doors rooms are accessible from various rooms of the residence which include bedrooms and kitchen.
Although the kitchen area and the baths have been modernized above the several years, the rooms keep their vintage character, which has been intentional on the section of owners who had been all interested in older residences and had been conscious of the property’s location in community historical past. The white kitchen has modern-day stainless steel appliances, a customized backsplash, wood household furniture-quality cabinetry, gasoline assortment and a blend of butcher block and quartz counters. The flooring all over is yellow pine, tile and brick.
The present resident, who is promoting her house since a occupation transfer is having her to one more point out, has owned the house due to the fact 2017. She grew up close by in Venice but reported she didn’t know of the Vamo neighborhood right up until she was very well into adulthood. She was on the lookout for a classic property and aimed to fill it with time period antiques. “This area is Aged Florida, full of mother nature to be liked and it is unquestionably a variety of solution position even although it’s proper around the south Tamiami Path and close to Sarasota Square Shopping mall. People who have lived in Sarasota County all their lives are amazed to locate it,” she stated.
“As for my home and lawn, guests are charmed from the instant they are greeted by the impressive ear tree that shades a attractive conch shell mailbox at the paved and stone entrance,” she ongoing. “The private driveway is scenic alongside with the antique blue gated walkway. Then there’s a 100-yr-previous majestic oak that is a signature feature of the front yard.”
Past proprietors carved out a private shaded courtyard entertaining/enjoyable house at the back of the property which this proprietor has enhanced and individualized. The fireplace pit in this place is produced from reclaimed early 1900s brick from an aged textile mill in South Carolina. The attractive porte-cochere is an architectural characteristic of the dwelling that some some others in this distinctive community share.
Designed in 1924, The inside retains lots of of its initial functions, this kind of as an arched constructed-in cupboard in the dining location that is the showpiece in the space, initial sconces previously mentioned the hearth, and many customized stained-glass windows. Every window in this house has a amazing watch of flowers, oaks, fruit trees, ferns and grass. All the rooms are oriented toward the views of lush Florida outdated-growth foliage and there are vast landscaped park-like locations in between all the residences. Neighbors love seeing bald eagles and osprey create nests in the trees. The present-day proprietor, who is an artist, additional a 140-square-foot, air-conditioned studio at the again of the residence, which would be perfect as a property workplace.
The property is being sold unfurnished, but the operator is presenting some of the furnishings and extras for sale below a different deal.