A captivating contemporary waterfront home with an award-winning design in Sarasota’s coveted Lido Shores, a neighborhood developed in the early 1950s to showcase modernist architecture, sold on March 1 for $7,475,000. The home went under contract immediately after hitting the market and sold for 99.7% of the list price.
The 5,039-square-foot residence at 1247 Westway Drive, designed by acclaimed Sarasota architect Guy Peterson, features awe-inspiring water views and an imaginative design with hidden interior courtyards, multiple terraces and an expansive open floorplan. The distinctive residence’s design has been recognized with awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Georgina Clamage and Mary Pat Radford of Michael Saunders & Company represented the seller, who along with her husband were original owners of the home built for them in 2001. Michael Saunders & Company agent Klaus Lang represented the out-of-state buyers.
“As fans of the Sarasota School of Architecture and Guy Peterson, we were honored to market this exceptional home,” Clamage said. “The exquisite detail and unique qualities in the home speak to its extraordinary and timeless beauty.”
An 8-foot-high privacy wall around most of the property is a key aspect of the architectural plan’s multiple outdoor spaces, including an enchanting front courtyard with a pool surrounded by lovely tropical landscaping, and a 924-square-foot second-floor terrace overlooking the pool and a serene courtyard. A 90-foot-long gallery lined with 8-foot-high windows flows into the great room, where walls of glass showcase spectacular views of New Pass and the Gulf of Mexico. Another highlight is the magnificent living room with two-story ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows with millwork and glass doors to both the poolside patio and waterfront terrace. The property also has a seawall and dock and offers nearby direct access to the Gulf and Sarasota Bay.