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1955 Old Florida Lodge Style
AS SEEN ON HGTV's "BEFORE AND AFTER"!
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|Heated Sq. Ft.||1,275|
|Unheated Sq. Ft.||2,550|
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More About This House1950s "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 AreaThis 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 homeDecks and stairs.
Tiled floor in foyer.
Restored kitchen hutch as close to original as possible.
Extended breakfast bar.
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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