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Midcentury Jewel in Florida Asks $1.6M After Renovation

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Location: Sarasota, Florida
Price: $1,600,000

Perhaps the least known of the American modernism movements, the Sarasota School of Architecture produced a number of admired post-war homes along Florida's Gulf Coast. Aside from the most prominent of the pack, Paul Rudolph—whose Cannonball House is currently being recreated for a museum—another Sarasota Modern star is Tim Seibert, who's known for sculptural homes that embrace geometry and a sensitivity to the region's subtropical climate. One such home, the 1967-built Cooney House, has just hopped on the market for $1.6M.

The 2,184-square-foot residence, which was once called one of "Sarasota's 10 Most Beautiful Homes" by Sarasota Magazine, went through a total renovation after it last sold in November 2013 for $810K (You can check out "before" photos here.) So while the house no longer holds time-capsule status, the listing says Seibert apparently "commended" the results as "reinforcing his original design." Anyway, the four-bedroom home now features an enlarged great room, after the revamp enclosed a patio, as well as new porcelain floor tiles, impact-resistant windows, hurricane screening, and re-engineered roof.


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