One of Lido Shores’ crown jewels has entered the market for $3.9 million. Strandhus — Norwegian for “beach house” — is one of the most awarded and architecturally significant residences in Sarasota.
Revered architect Jerry Sparkman transformed a once-modest home into a modern masterpiece, blending innovative design with the natural Florida landscape. Located at 1212 Westway Drive, the residence is marketed exclusively by Joel Schemmel of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s Sarasota – Downtown office.
From its vaulted ceilings and cypress wood walls to the expansive windows and sliding glass doors, Strandhus embodies the ultimate indoor-outdoor lifestyle. An open and airy great room transitions seamlessly to a gracious wading pool as its centerpiece on one side and second outdoor living room, pool and spa on the other side.
The sleek kitchen is crafted with blue glass mosaic tile backsplash, custom white cabinetry accented with glass, and world-class stainless steel appliances.
A second renovation of the home was completed in 2018, following the purchase of the adjacent lot. A lux urious master wing was built, connected to the main house by a breathtaking glass hallway. The new wing boasts an expansive master suite and a stunning office. Sliding glass doors open to a private garden and spa.
Other outstanding appointments include three additional en-suite bedrooms, as well as a private-entrance in-law suite. A standalone garage on the property offers plenty of space.
The outdoor oasis showcases a 40-foot lap pool complemented by serene waterfalls, fountains, two spas and a fire pit.
An al fresco kitchen offers endless opportunities for entertaining while multiple courtyards provide an escape for quiet reflection.
A spacious roof deck is the perfect vantage point for wondrous waterscapes and jaw-dropping nightly sunsets. Additionally, Lido Shores homeowners enjoy deeded access to a private beach.
“Strandhus is an architectural gem, receiving an array of accolades for its first redesign and second renovation. Featured on many home tours, it is a modern version of a classic Florida beach house — offering privacy, views and an idyllic location on Lido Shores.”
– Joel Schemmel, Premier Sotheby’s International Realty
- Sweet Sparkman Architects
- John Wheeler Landscape, Inc.
- Third Coast Construction
- Stirling & Wilbur Engineering Group/ Wilson Structural Consultants
- Coastal Home