Listing Details for MLS #A4424299
1002 Tara Vista Dr, Sarasota, Fl

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Residential Property - Single Family Residence in Sarasota

Listing Price: $1,999,995 (Mortgage Calculator →)Days on Market: 389

Description of Property

Welcome to “The Loft in the Woods”. This truly one-of-a-kind home is tucked away in a lush protected forest setting, yet just a few short miles to downtown Sarasota, the beaches and shopping. Designed with nature, art & function in mind, this sleek 3-story loft-style home features soaring walls of glass, 6 decks & an open concept. On the third floor, the master retreat has a private balcony & a room-sized closet of your dreams, plus a large private deck to enjoy the sunrise and sunset. Two additional bedrooms are en-suite. Three levels of intricate details and glass block walls wrap around the suspended staircase and an elevator to all levels. On the 2nd floor, towering windows bring the outdoors in, making the polished concrete floors, glass walls and exposed concrete beams feel right at home. The modern kitchen features custom cabinetry, stainless appliances, and a large center island that makes entertaining a pleasure. The dining & living areas are perfect for enjoying the lush tropical views, as are the two outdoor decks that reach into the tree tops. Adjacent to the 1st floor gallery, a separate office assures you never have to leave the tranquility of home. Once outside, enjoy the outdoor gallery of original artisan sculptures and a fire pit overlooking Phillippi Creek. Also included are a 4-car garage, plus a separate 1,500 SF building with space for workshop, art studio or two large motor homes. Step out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary in this unique “Loft in the Woods.”The average asking price for a 3 bedroom/3 bath single family residence in this Zip code is $1,224,498. This single family residence is listed at about 163% of the average asking price. This is the only 3 bedroom/3 bath single family residence between $1,600,000 and $2,200,000 currently listed for sale in this Zip code.

Sunset over the Loft in the Woods.  This untouched photo captures the essence of  how special this home is. Close to downtown surrounded by lush landscaping and trees - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
Foyer 2nd floor entrance  with an abundance of light & glass provide the perfect ambiance for welcoming your guest - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
As you approach the entrance to the house you meander along the bridged walkway in the tree tops providing you with your first walk in the tree tops - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
One of several areas to enjoy company, the views and relaxation - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
View of the living room and foyer entrance.   The juxtapose of light, glass and concrete provide an unusual feeling of warmth and beauty - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
Main living area is perfect for displaying all your works of art - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
From the main living area you can see to the left the foyer entrance and the focal point metal staircase which flanks the elevator to all 3 levels. You also see the kitchen and the casual seating area. Notice the full walls of glass - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
Looking from the Dining area you see the volume 2 story open area.  The
As you look around you are surrounded by glass and treetops and know you have total privacy. - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
The 2nd gathering area overlooking the lush foliage and tree.  A perfect place to curl up and read or casual entertaining.   Every place in this home has its own unique feeling - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
The formal dining area in this open floor plan.  In the evening when the sun goes down this is the most romantic setting for entertaining - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
Another view of the open dining area and the views of the forest like setting - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
Not a bad seat in the room.  Each guest will have their perfect view of the outdoors and your captivating art works - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
Another dining room view.  Are you ready to entertain? - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
As you can see - this is no cookie cutter home.  You will have the most unique house in the area - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
The perfect kitchen to entertain in, gourmet cooking is a snap.   The cabinets are more of a mauve than purple and blend in with the overall motif.  An abundance of storage  for everything you need - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
another view of the kitchen - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
Kitchen island with storage on both sides of this oversized island. - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
The beautiful granite accent ties everything together - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
from the back of the kitchen looking out to the open spaces of the home - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
The full view of the spaciousness of the kitchen, island, desk and TV area - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
TV watching area off of the kitchen - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
Are you watching your favorite show or being captivated by our own forest - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
Guest Powder room on main living area - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
This Master bedroom will leave you in awe!  All bedrooms are on the 3rd floor with elevator service.  It has its own private deck, sliding doors and windows that open to the main living area downstairs - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
The spaciousness of the master bedroom provides room for reading lounge, exercise machine or sitting area - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
Where Dreams come true.  Welcome to the closet of your dreams.  This is a show stopper with built in, a ladies vanity with lights, dressing mirror and there is also a section to the left you don't see in the picture - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
Master bath room.  Dual custom shell sinks,  laundry room and a spa style shower shown in the next photo - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
Master shower with dual shower heads & beautiful tile - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
2nd bedroom with new carpet, abundance of light and en-suite bathroom - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
2nd bedroom en-suite bath - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
You can see some of the details and custom sink and faucet - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
3rd bedroom with en-suite bath.  This room has a private deck and elegant bathroom.  Be careful whoever occupies this room will never want to leave it. - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
3rd bedroom bth,  This room has bling with its crystal like lighting and complimentary flooring - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
back of the house - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
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One of several outdoor areas. This on is beneath the main entrance bridge on 2nd floor - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
This magical land is filled with the owners metal sculptures - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
This is the deck off of the 3rd bedroom - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
3rd floor deck.  Here you see all the birds including  osprey and owls and so many more - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
Entrance  driveway to the property - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
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work shop - MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
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MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA
MLS #A4424299 - SARASOTA

Property Details At A Glance

Property Type: Residential
Property Use or Sub Type: Single Family Residence
City: Sarasota
County: Sarasota
Subdivision: Acreage & Unrec / Not Applicable
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Half Baths: 1
Sq. Ft. Gross: 8,842
Sq. Ft. Living Area: 5,800
Cost per (heated) sqare foot: $345
Year built: 2013
Annual Tax: $8,484
Homestead: Yes. This property has homestead exemption. Property tax will be adjusted to reflect market value upon sale of the property.
Association Fee Requirement: None
Taxes and fees can change periodically, and other fees may apply. Please check with your Suncoasteam agent for more details.

Interior Features:

  • Built in Features
  • Ceiling Fans(s)
  • Crown Molding
  • Eating Space In Kitchen
  • Elevator
  • High Ceiling(s)
  • Kitchen/Family Room Combo
  • Open Floorplan
  • Skylight(s)
  • Solid Wood Cabinets
  • Stone Counters
  • Thermostat
  • Walk-In Closet(s)
  • Window Treatments


  • Built-In Oven
  • Convection Oven
  • Cooktop
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Tankless Water Heater
  • Washer
  • Wine Refrigerator

Accessibility Features:

  • Accessible Approach with Ramp
  • Accessible Bedroom
  • Accessible Central Living Area
  • Accessible Closets
  • Accessible Doors
  • Accessible Elevator Installed
  • Accessible Full Bath
  • Visitor Bathroom
  • Accessible Hallway(s)
  • Accessible Kitchen
  • Accessible Kitchen Appliances
  • Accessible Washer/Dryer
  • Central Living Area

Disaster Mitigation: Fire Resistant Exterior, Hurricane Insur. Deduction Qual.

Fireplace: No
Window Features: Insulated Windows, Shades

Additional Rooms:

  • Bonus Room
  • Den/Library/Office
  • Great Room
  • Inside Utility

Flooring: Concrete

Laundry Features: Inside, Laundry Room

Green Features

Green Energy Features:

  • Appliances
  • Insulation
  • Roof
  • Water Heater
  • Windows


Elementary School: Fruitville Elementary
Middle/Junior High School: McIntosh Middle
High School: Sarasota High

Pool & Waterfront Info

Private Pool: No
Water Access: No

Exterior & Construction

Architectural Style: Contemporary
Rooms: 12

  • Block
  • SIP (Structurally Insulated Panel)

Foundation: Slab
Roof: Membrane

Exterior Features:
  • Rain Barrel/Cistern(s)
  • Sliding Doors
  • Storage

Garage: Yes
Garage Spaces: 4
Garage Dimensions: 20x40

Parking Features:
  • Covered
  • Garage Door Opener
  • Open
  • Oversized
  • Parking Pad
  • RV Garage
  • Workshop in Garage

Floors in Unit: Three Or More
Cooling: Zoned
Heating & Fuel: Electric, Zoned

Patio & Porch Features:

  • Covered
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Rear Porch
  • Screened
  • Side Porch

Security Features:

  • Fire Alarm
  • Security System
  • Security System Owned
  • Smoke Detector(s)

Other Structures:

  • Finished RV Port
  • Storage
  • Workshop

Vegetation: Mature Landscaping, Oak Trees
View: Trees/Woods


  • BB/HS Internet Available
  • Cable Available
  • Cable Connected
  • Electricity Connected
  • Underground Utilities

Sewer: Septic Tank
Water Source: Public
Community Features: None

Lot Information

Lot Features:

  • Conservation Area
  • Cul-de-sac
  • Flood Insurance Required
  • Flood Zone
  • In County
  • Near Public Transit
  • Street Dead-End

Flood Zone Code: AE
Flood Zone Date: 2016-11-04
Flood Zone Panel: 12115C0153F
Acreage Description: 1 to less than 2
Lot Size (acres): 1.69
Lot Size (sq. ft.): 73,549 square feet
Lot Dimensions: 234x239x344x166x188x294
Front Exposure: North

Legal Description & Other Information

Financing Available: Cash, Conventional
Pets Allowed/Pet Policies: Yes
Pet Restrictions: Per Sarasota County
Zoning: RE2
Tax Legal Desc.: E 1/2 OF W 1/2 OF SW 1/4 OF NE 1/4 OF 27-36-18, LESS TRACT IN OR 106/1612 TO THOMPSON LESS R/W FOR CANAL DESC IN OR 2448/1308, LESS BEG AT NE COR OF LOT 7, TARA VISTA SUB, TH N-0-03-19-W 294.05 FT TH
Parcel Number: 0052100003
Disclosures: Seller Property Disclosure
Section: 27
Range: 18
Township: 36



Listing courtesy of MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY. The information relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the My Florida Regional MLS DBA Stellar MLS. This information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use. It may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. The data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS.

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