A Spruced-Up Sarasota Modern Seeks $800K in Fort Myers, Florida

A Spruced-Up Sarasota Modern Seeks $800K in Fort Myers, Florida

By Kathryn M.
This 1956 gem was designed by Ralph Spencer Twitchell, a key figure in the Sarasota School of Architecture.

Recently renovated, this 1956 residence in Fort Myers, Florida, was designed by architect Ralph Spencer Twitchell, one of the founding members of the Sarasota School of Architecture. Measuring 2,377 square feet, the home features three bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, and direct canal access.

A bright orange door pops against the home’s dark gray exterior. A perforated block pattern defines a portion of the privacy wall toward the left.

Thick vegetation bordering the perimeter of the property creates a lush, secluded setting for the midcentury, which was treated to a top-down renovation in 2018. French Oak hardwood floors were incorporated throughout the interior, as well as new hurricane-impact windows and doors. The roof was also replaced, along with all of the light fixtures and the dual-zone air conditioning systems.

Inside, black-trimmed windows span the entire length of the living and dining areas, drawing in ample natural light while complementing the surrounding crisp, white walls.

Now, a bright, open floor plan allows the main living spaces to seamlessly merge, catering to easy entertaining. Sliding glass doors in the living and dining areas open to an expansive rear patio, blurring the lines between inside and out. The spacious kitchen is located just steps away, featuring a striking suite of Bosch stainless-steel appliances. 

Another view of the living room, which showcases the dramatic wall of windows. 

The three bedrooms are nestled in a separate wing of the home, ensuring plenty of privacy. Also included in the residence are two spacious storage rooms, as well as storm-safe underground utilities. Keep scrolling to see more of the property, currently on the market for $799,500.

A large, open kitchen is located on the other side of the living room. New appliances were integrated into the space as part of the recent remodel. 

Cabinetry lines both sides of the kitchen, allowing for plenty of counter space and storage.

Each of the home’s three bedrooms is large, bright, and airy.

An oversized vanity in one of the bathrooms complements the large glass and stone shower.

A look at another one of the bedrooms, which features wraparound clerestory windows.

Sliding glass doors in the gaming area sited near the main entry offers direct outdoor access.

The view of the backyard patio located off of the gaming area, which is also connected to the outdoor space adjacent to the main living room.

Mature landscaping around the property creates a private, lush oasis—ideal for large- or small-scale entertaining.

The floor plan of the residence, highlighting the open layout and multiple outdoor areas.

1239 Carlene Avenue in Fort Myers, Florida, is currently listed for $799,500 by JJ Cochrane of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

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