Historic 1926 Home Hits the Market Near St. Armands Circle
SARASOTA, FL (October 7, 2016) – A historic St. Armands residence, known as the George Schueler House, dating back to 1926 has just hit the market for $1.6 million. Located within walking distance of St. Armands Circle in Ringling Isles, the property was constructed during the barrier island development initiative by John Ringling and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Paul DeFelice of the company’s Longboat Key office has the listing at 76 S Washington Drive.
During the Florida Land Boom of the early 1920s, Sarasota experienced rapid migration and was the settling place of many influential businessmen, including John Ringling. Soon after settling in Sarasota, Ringling set to work building a bridge connecting the mainland with Bird Key and St. Armands Key in order to develop the islands for luxury homes. One of those luxury home projects was known as Ringling Isles.
Consisting of seven luxury residences, Ringling Isles was specifically designed around the upscale shopping circle. The George Schueler House, was constructed during this time and has just become available.
Sarasota architect Dwight James Baum designed the home and several others on St. Armands Key. Intended to set the tone for future development, the house follows the same Mediterranean Revival style of many of Baum’s other local works. Upon completion, the home was occupied by George Schueler and his wife, the sister of Mable Ringling, for nearly seven years.
“It’s very rare for a home in this location and with this kind of history to become available,” said DeFelice. “It’s a great opportunity to own a historic home that has all of the modern, luxury upgrades to be expected in this area.”
As it stands today, the home has been renovated with a modern touch while still maintaining its historical character. Property details include:
• Three bedrooms, three full bathrooms and one partial bathroom
• 2,800 square feet of living space, including the guest suite, on a one-quarter acre lot
• Oak flooring throughout• Original fireplace with decorative Spanish tile in the living room
• Sunroom overlooking the pool
• Master suite with terrace
• Updated kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel Thermador appliances
• Outdoor entertaining space with large sitting area and outdoor kitchen• Separate 750-square-foot guest suite with a full bathroom and laundry room
• Wrought iron wall and security gate surrounding
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