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Breezy midcentury in Sarasota asks $2.4M

A showcase for indoor-outdoor living

A midcentury modern house features a bright red double front door, yellow siding, and flat white horizontal roofs. Trees are on either side of the house. Photos by Coastal Home Photography

Miami may be known for glitz and over-the-top beach homes, but another Florida enclave is packed with glamorous architecture: Lido Shores in Sarasota. Located on the southwestern coast of Florida, Sarasota is a booming arts and cultural capitol of the state, known for the Sarasota School of Architecture that flourished in the post-war era.

Nowhere does Sarasota’s architecture shine more than in Lido Shores, a sandbar neighborhood full of modernistic homes dating to the 1950s. Take this three-bedroom, three-bathroom home located just a few blocks from the water. Designed by renowned architect William Rupp and called the Pavilion House, the home showcases the Sarasota School’s affinity for open floor plans, indoor-outdoor living, and large planes of glass.

A bright red double door welcomes you to the home, and the airy interior spaces are always looking out to the exterior; floor-to-ceiling glass and clerestory windows let in the light and provide views to the pool and landscaped yard. Overhanging roofs provide shade from the Florida sun, and a quiet interior courtyard creates a meditative, relaxing center.

Renovated by Seibert Architects, the 2,691-square-foot home feels larger than its footprint thanks to its openness. A galley kitchen flows to both living and dining rooms, and the bedrooms also feature floor-to-glass windows that look out on to shell stone paver pathways and mature landscaping.

Although the home isn’t waterfront, Lido Shores homeowners have deeded access to a private beach and aren’t far from downtown Sarasota. Love what you see? 1155 Center Place is on the market now for $2,400,000.

A spacious living room with a light blue rug, cream couch with orange accent chairs, a wooden coffee table, and a wall of glass windows on the left.
The living room features large floor-to-ceiling windows that open up to the outdoors.
Six fabric gray chairs sit around a round marble table with a pixelated art print behind it on the wall.
The dining room flows to the living room in this open-concept floorplan.
An office with walls of windows, a gray couch and glass coffee table, and a built-in white desk with bookshelves.
The bedrooms also feature large walls of glass looking to the verdant landscape.
A cream bed with coverlet looks out onto walls of glass with green grass and trees in the view. A loveseat sits in front of the window.
One of three bedrooms in the property.
An exterior view of the home with a long, narrow pool on the right side, a patio in the middle, and the exterior walls of windows on the house on the left.
A long pool provides a place to cool off in the Florida heat.
A view of the corner of the home at sunset, with the pool in the foreground and the lit up home in the background.
An exterior view of the home at sunset.