1044 VIRGINIA DRIVE

SARASOTA, FL, 34234

$999,000

$1,387 per ft²
$999,000
$1,387 per ft²
Active
Active
 - For Sale
beds
1 Bed
baths
1 Bath
carpenters-square
720 ft²
property_type
Residential
calendar
Built 1941
Cash Price is firm. Unique opportunity to own a piece of Sarasota circus history. This 'jewel-box' cottage was constructed in 1941 (when Sarasota had 29K residents) of Pecky-Cypress, Cedar and old-growth Southern Pine. Oversized lot (1. 5 lots) w/privacy fencing. Several adjacent homes on this block built by same architect. Located in the Historic Sapphire Shores/Indian Beach Neighborhood. West of Trail, one block to bay front park (for sunset celebrations/kayak launch), and a stone's throw to Ringling College of Art and Design. Private backyard oasis with lush tropical landscaping creates a botanical garden atmosphere. Walk 100 ft. or less to microbrewery, vegetarian restaurant, coffee-shop/book-store/cafe, hair salon, gym or Peruvian restaurant! Pecky Cypress is beautiful to look at, extremely durable, and resistant to both rot and insects like termites, roaches, etc. Smells like an old library. No drywall in home. Garage would make a great In-Law apt, efficiency apt or space for visitors. Circus performers in 1940-50s set up trapeze in back yard (old concrete caissons still visible). The famous circus gorilla M’Toto, (whose full name was Mademoiselle Toto, she was married to Gargantua) lived on this street. Imagine having a world-famous gorilla for a neighbor. If buying to develop oversized lot, Buyer must allow Seller to move home from this parcel. Have seen too much Sarasota history razed.
MLS® ID:
U8143287
Listed:
11/13/21
Updated:
10/7/22

Interior Features

Kitchen Appliances
Dryer, Electric Water Heater, Range, Refrigerator
Total Bedrooms
1
Full Bathrooms
1
Interior Features
Ceiling Fans(s), High Ceilings, Open Floorplan, Thermostat, Window Treatments
Laundry Description
In Garage
Floor Description
Wood
Fireplace
Wood Burning
Cooling
Central Air
Heating
Electric

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size
9,292 ft² lot
Exterior Features
Fence, Outdoor Shower, Front Porch
Architectural Style
Florida, Other
Lot Details
Historic District, City Limits, Irregular Lot, Level, Near Public Transit, Oversized Lot, Sidewalk, Paved
Roof
Metal
Sewer
Public Sewer

Other Property Details

Area Name
34234 - Sarasota
Taxes
$3248.82
Tax Frequency
per YEAR
Garage
No
Parking
N
View
Y
County
Sarasota
Utilities
Cable Connected, Electricity Connected, Phone Available, Sewer Connected, Underground Utilities
Water Source
Public
Pool
No
Zoning
RSF3

Property History

Date
Event
Price
Value
9/26/22
Price Change
$999,000
144%
4/25/22
Price Change
$689,000
111%
1/25/22
Price Change
$620,000
117%

Courtesy of JACK KELLER INC, Jack Keller,
Listing Contact:  

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