1140 Citrus Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236

List Price
Days on Market
Price Change
▼ $300,000 1704507291
Property Style
Single Family
Architectural Style
Contemporary, Courtyard, Custom
Year Built
Baths Half
Living Area
Lot Size
Total Acreage
1/4 to less than 1/2
Legal Subdivision Name
Bungalow Hill
Community Name
Bungalow Hill
MLS Area Major

Property Description

Welcome to 1140 Citrus Avenue, located in the historic Hudson Bayou neighborhood near downtown Sarasota. First time on the market, this award-winning residence designed by architect Chris Leader was voted in 2018 Platinum Best Overall Home of the Year, Platinum winner for Best Landscape, Platinum winner Sustainability|Green Award, Platinum winner Best Kitchen, & Platinum winner Best Great Room. The home has achieved the National Green Building Standard’s Gold certification. This near downtown location cannot be more convenient to the urban lifestyle afforded by its proximity to Palm Avenue with boutiques, restaurants, Marie Selby Botanical Garden, and Sarasota’s bayfront—all within walking distance. Plus, a mere half mile to Southside Village's coffee shops, boutiques, gourmet food market & restaurants galore to delight the senses. The owners worked closely with the architect to create this warm, modern, sophisticated home designed around magical Zen gardens. The home achieves a respectful context within the neighborhood, while providing privacy for the residents. Meandering east to west across the length of the 20,000 sq ft double lot, the home wraps around a series of courtyards. Each room offers a unique vista of the gardens, designed by landscape architect, David W. Young. The cantilevered entry's courtyard features carefully placed curved sabal palms, plantings, and a concrete stepping stone path leading to the front door. Guests enter into a gallery space and are greeted with an enchanting long view across the pool courtyard. This is a “wow” moment as the eye is drawn to a water wall, painted a vibrant Luis Barragan pink, which serves as the focal point of the pool courtyard. The living room features 13-foot ceilings & west-facing clerestory windows to capture colorful sunset sky views. Floor-to-ceiling glass faces the pool courtyard and a backdrop of dense plantings providing privacy. This is the heart of the home, providing a place to pause and reflect on the surrounding beauty. The kitchen opens to a deep porch with large overhang, providing shade from the southern sun. White kitchen cabinets wrap the perimeter while the center island is wrapped in rift cut white oak. A marble backsplash and back-painted glass upper cabinets provide timeless accents. The dining area is enveloped by its own dreamy views of the north gardens and landscape lighting illuminating specimen plants. The owner’s wing opens to both a private meditation garden and the pool courtyard. There are separate bathrooms, one with the shower and tub placed to allow views of the meditation garden, connecting visually between indoor and outdoor spaces. A guest suite with a secluded outside sitting area is accessed from the pool courtyard. A den at the front of the home can serve as a 4th bedroom, and opens to the entry courtyard and front porch, providing an intimate space to relax. There are two offices, both with views to the pool and gardens. A warm palette of materials is used on both the interior and the home's exterior. The exterior Cypress wood detailing and Coralina Shell Stone cladding provide a rich contrast to the smooth white walls of the interior. With first class quality construction lending to the timeless appeal of the entire experience, it's as if the home was completed just yesterday. Don’t wait to see this magnificent property; you will come away with a feeling of enchantment. This just may be your next home.

Additional Information

Minimum Lease
No Minimum
City Limits, Landscaped, Oversized Lot, Paved
Community Features
No Deed Restriction
Interior Layout
Built-in Features, Ceiling Fans(s), Eat-in Kitchen, High Ceilings, Kitchen/Family Room Combo, Living Room/Dining Room Combo, Open Floorplan, Primary Bedroom Main Floor, Solid Surface Counters, Solid Wood Cabinets, Split Bedroom, Stone Counters, Thermostat, Walk-In Closet(s), Window Treatments
Interior Features
Built-in Features, Ceiling Fans(s), Eat-in Kitchen, High Ceilings, Kitchen/Family Room Combo, Living Room/Dining Room Combo, Open Floorplan, Primary Bedroom Main Floor, Solid Surface Counters, Solid Wood Cabinets, Split Bedroom, Stone Counters, Thermostat, Walk-In Closet(s), Window Treatments
Tile, Wood
Built-In Oven, Convection Oven, Cooktop, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Exhaust Fan, Gas Water Heater, Microwave, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Tankless Water Heater, Washer, Water Filtration System, Water Purifier, Water Softener, Wine Refrigerator
Cable Connected, Electricity Connected, Natural Gas Available, Public, Sewer Connected, Sprinkler Well, Water Connected
Electric, Heat Pump
Air Conditioning
Central Air, Humidity Control, Mini-Split Unit(s), Zoned
Exterior Construction
Block, Stucco
Exterior Features
Courtyard, Garden, Irrigation System, Lighting, Outdoor Grill, Private Mailbox, Sliding Doors
Pool Type
Child Safety Fence, Gunite, In Ground, Lap, Lighting, Salt Water
Garage Carport
2 Car Garage
Garage Spaces
Garage Features
Garage Door Opener, On Street
Elementary School
Phillippi Shores Elementary
Middle School
Brookside Middle
High School
Sarasota High
Flood Zone Code
Parcel ID
Legal Description
LOTS 21 & 23 & E 50 FT OF LOTS 22 & 24, BLK H, BUNGALOW HILL

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