Located on the edge of Sarasota, Florida, this bright and airy modern residence was completely rebuilt from the bones of a modest 1960s house. While the original home's footprint was mostly preserved, little else in the new design resembles what once stood.
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Spread across two wings, the property's architecture and landscape flow as a cohesive whole, with water as a central element blending indoor and outdoor spaces. A 40-foot lap pool flanks one side of the home, while a pergola-topped wading pool surrounds the other.
The renovation was led by architect Jerry Sparkman of Sarasota-based Sweet Sparkman Architects, whose design won the 2014 Florida Association of AIA: Merit Award of Excellence for Renovations and Additions. The new home, named 'Strandhus,' translates to 'beach house' in Norwegian. In 2018, a spacious master wing, called Strandhus II, was built on an adjacent lot purchased by the homeowners.
The home features just over 4,600-square-feet of space, mostly set within a single story. A spacious open floor plan in the main living area easily connects to the landscape for seamless indoor-outdoor living.
The home offers a total of five en-suite bedrooms, including an in-law apartment with a private entrance and kitchenette. The large master bedroom is part of the separate wing added in 2018 and is connected to the main home via a glass walkway.
1212 Westway Drive is currently listed for $3,900,000 by Joel Schemmel of Premier Sotheby's International Realty.
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Architect: Sweet Sparkman Architects / @sweetsparkman