Elegant Waterfront - Historically acclaimed, The Van Wezel Estate, has undergone a 2013-2017 restoration/renovation. Built in 1936 by esteemed Architect Thomas Reid Martin,and inducted into the Historical Registry for its "uniqueness". 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 and the dazzling waters of fabulous Sarasota Bay and Otter Key, on almost 3/4 of an acre property.
Acquaint yourself with a newly completed 5 Star Gourmet Kitchen chef-ready 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 complete with a full line of Viking Professional Appliances.
Truly too many features to list. This is a must-see to appreciate. Deeded Dock with Direct Gulf access. Two blocks to Gulf and white sandy beaches. A short walk to St. Armand's shopping, numerous restaurants, entertainment, post office and banking.