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1955 Old Florida Lodge Style

AS SEEN ON HGTV's "BEFORE AND AFTER"!

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Your vintage Florida getaway, recognized by the Sarasota County Register of Historic Places
1955 2/2/2 elevated home with study/office and attached workshop
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Foyer
Foyer
Custom tile floor. (Bamboo screen disguises spare door to master suite; for ease in loading in furniture.)
Open Plan
Open Plan
View as one walks into home. Cypress walls. Oak floors. Limestone wood-burning fireplace. Original wood cabinetry and built-ins.
Dining/Family room
Dining/Family room
Oak floors. Pine ceiling. Custom built-in bookshelves/cabinet.
Breakfast bar and built-in hutch
Breakfast bar and built-in hutch
Upper cabinets updated with reeded glass for additional light.
Kitchen
Kitchen
Barkcloth valance. Alligator vinyl flooring. Slate textured Formica® countertops.
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Walk-in closet. Full en-suite bath. Hand-painted light fixtures.
Master bath
Master bath
Vintage "new old stock" fixtures. Vintage tile.
Guest bedroom
Guest bedroom
Heart pine floors. Knotty pine walls. Cedar closet.
Guest bath
Guest bath
Original fixtures and tiled walls. Turner mirror.
Guest bath tub/shower
Guest bath tub/shower
Original cast iron sitz tub and tile
Back of house
Back of house
Pine/Cypress/IPE decking/rails. Large backyard; room for pool, boat, RV. No HOA.
Tiki Hut in backyard
Tiki Hut in backyard
10'x15' "Chickee," built by members of Seminole Indian Tribe; just re-thatched.
Tour Venice Architecture survey, 2011
Tour Venice Architecture survey, 2011
This house is featured in a 2011 survey of Venice, Florida, significant architecture, published by the Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation, Inc. (cover shown)
#C14,
#C14, "Trahan House" in Venice Architecture
Nokomis is just north of Venice, Florida. Photo shows captioned photo in Venice Architecture brochure, 2011.
Aerial view showing (L-R) Roberts Bay, Dona Bay, and Gulf (at horizon)
Aerial view showing (L-R) Roberts Bay, Dona Bay, and Gulf (at horizon)
5 minutes to beaches and downtown Venice. Close to The Legacy Trail, park and preserve.
Bedrooms 2
Full Baths 2
Heated Sq. Ft. 1,275
Unheated Sq. Ft. 2,550
Stories 1
Acres 0.2
Lot Size
75'x101'x81'x101'

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More About This House

1950s "Old Florida" lodge-style elevated home 2 miles from beaches and 1 mile from downtown Venice; closer to The Legacy Trail, parks/preserves. In Nokomis Historic District and recognized by the Sarasota County Register of Historical Places. Full of character and original mid-century details. Featured on HGTV's "Before and After", 2005. Well-maintained; sold mostly furnished. LIVING ROOM: oak floors, cypress walls, limestone fireplace; DINING/FAMILY ROOM: built-in bookshelves; sunny and bright, perfect for an artist's space; MASTER BEDROOM: carpeted, walk-in closet, bamboo blinds, vintage doors to MASTER BATH: added in 2003 and custom-tiled; GUEST BEDROOM with reed accents and FLEX ROOM/STUDY/OFFICE both have heart pine floors, knotty pine walls, cedar closets and are accessible to guest bathroom, master bedroom and exit to back deck; KITCHEN: custom glass-front wood cabinets; built-in hutch. Also: cypress upper construction; custom front and back door; new roof, Dec. 2015; exterior painted 2017; decks of pine, cypress and IPE w/ pineapple cut-outs; custom-painted tropical mural in front of garage; ground-level oversized 2-car garage w/laundry and adjoining extra room for workshop/rec room (or cabana room if you add a pool -- plenty of room!); large backyard with 10'x15' tiki hut (Seminole-Tribe-built "Chickee”); room to park a boat; bamboo fencing and masonry wall; LOTS of storage; includes 1-year home warranty. This gem of a time capsule is in unincorporated county, no city taxes, NO HOA!

Get To Know This Home's Surrounding Area

This is such a convenient location on Florida's west coast. Easy access north to Sarasota, Tampa, St. Petersburg and Orlando. Easy access south to Fort Myers and Naples. Be sure to watch the embedded videos I have on my website and visit the "Special Links" tab, there, too, for plenty of information that will give you a feel of why people from around the world clamor to visit or live in this part of Florida.

History Buffs Alert!

This home is located in the Nokomis Historic District, two houses from Pocono Trail Preserve on Dona Bay, one block to a public park, and just a few blocks to The Legacy Trail (a popular trail built on an old Seaboard Coastline Railroad bed, reaching from Caspersen Beach in Venice all the way to Sarasota -- soon to be extended to downtown Sarasota!). Within 2 blocks are 4 popular restaurants: Captain Eddie's, Bayside Grille, Cafe' Evergreen and Nokomo's Sunset Hut. Nokomis Beach, Venice Beach and downtown Venice are only 5 minutes away. (Be sure to watch the videos I have embedded on my website's pages for more historical information.)

Improvements and Upgrades to this home

Decks and stairs.
Tiled floor in foyer.
Restored kitchen hutch as close to original as possible.
Extended breakfast bar.
Added dishwasher.
Covered countertops with textured slate-look Formica®.
Added reeded glass to upper kitchen cabinetry.
Added barkcloth valance to kitchen window.
Added lighted decorative ceiling fan to kitchen.
Re-painted lower cabinets in kitchen.
Added alligator pattern vinyl flooring to kitchen.
Refinished oak flooring in living areas.
Replaced windows in dining/family room.
Sealed cypress walls in living room.
Added master bath in 2003.
Changed window to door in office/study/possible 3rd bedroom.
Tiled bathroom floors.
New $20,000 roof in 2015.
Added Chickee (Tiki Hut).
A/C updated 2008.

Archived in April, 2019

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