Thursday, August 20, 2020 / by The Villages Home Search
Miami may be the capital of glitzy, over-the-top beach homes, but there’s another Florida locale stocked with eye-catching architecture: Sarasota. Located on the state’s southwestern coast, Sarasota is known for the Sarasota School of Architecture, a regional style of modern design that flourished in the post-war era.
While the Sarasota School populated the area with midcentury architecture designed by renowned modernists like Paul Rudolph and Victor Lundy, there are also plenty of newly built homes that work hard to fit into the prestigious landscape. Take this four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath home in the Cherokee Park neighborhood.
Built in 2018, the home was designed by Guy Peterson, a prolific Sarasota architect known in Florida for designing sleek residences with enviable indoor-outdoor living, and his most famous home—the dramatically perforated Spencer House—was featured on The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes, the delightful BBC Two show that streams on Netflix.
Like the Spencer House, this 4,559-square-foot home is all white with long horizontal planes. Each room features expansive walls of glass and many have doors that lead out to a west-facing covered patio and kitchen. Polished concrete floors might be too austere on their own, but the design balances them with warm, custom wood cabinetry and thoughtful lighting.
Outside next to the pool you’ll find a guest house with two additional suites, and the backyard also comes with gardens, a bocce ball court, and a three-car garage. Love what you see? 1775 Cherokee Drive is on the market now for $4,000,000.
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