Historic Elegant Waterfront - Historically acclaimed, The Van Wezel Estate, has undergone a four-year renovation/restoration. Originally built in 1936 by esteemed Architect Thomas Reid Martin, inducted into the Historical Registry for its "uniqueness" in 1998. This truly one-of-a-kind masterpiece is steeped in rich history. This Van Wezel Home claims the very first pool constructed on Lido and first year-round residence built during the Sarasota's Ringling's era. In its heyday, this prime waterfront opulence boasted such guests as Brigitte Bardot and Albert Einstein. Affectionately known as the Einstein Party House, this captivating residence has many thoughtful upgrades in keeping with its historical beauty.
Spectacular gated estate with lush landscape enhances a private atmosphere. Mediterranean Revival architecture features an enchanting Courtyard with the original tile Fish Pond. Residence is one-level with grand 15 ft volume-beamed ceilings, additional entry doors to each room affords independence and privacy. Art Deco Bathrooms have well-preserved tile and fixtures. Romantic French Doors fill the home with light and tranquility offering stunning panorama of pool with hand-painted tile inserts, and the dazzling waters beyond. 115 feet of fabulous waterfront along Sarasota Bay, facing Otter Key, on nearly 3/4 of an acre property.
Acquaint yourself with a newly completed 5 Star Chef-Ready Kitchen available to host stylish soirees. The Kitchen touts a built-in Rotisserie and a 6-Burner Gas Range with Double Oven, both by La Cornue En France, centered in an over-sized Marble island. The Kitchen is completed with a full line of Viking Professional Appliances.
Truly too many features to list. This is a must-see to appreciate. Deeded Dock with Intracoastal Waterway access. Two blocks to white sandy beaches, with access to activities like canoeing, kayaking, nature trails, fishing and boating. A short walk to St. Armand's shopping, numerous restaurants, entertainment, post office and banking.