Listing Details for MLS #A4430575
47 S Washington Dr, Sarasota, Fl

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Residential Property - Single Family Residence in Sarasota

Listing Price: $3,750,000 (Mortgage Calculator →)Days on Market: 152

Description of Property

Fabulous 1927 National Register Mediterranean Revival home on the Bay! The exquisite 7’ marble fireplace in the living room was a gift from none other than John Ringling! Famous detective William J. Burns built the residence, designed by renowned architect Thomas Reed Martin as the first “fireproof” home in Sarasota. Updated in 2016 with new electrical and plumbing. The kitchen is a Chef’s delight, with marble countertops, double Bosch dishwashers, Sub Zero Refrigerator, 4 Sub Zero drawers, double Wolf ovens, warming drawer, Wolf 5-burner gas range, two sinks, filtered drinking water, ice machine, and wine cooler! The original iron staircase is adorned with unique 1920s inset colorful tiles. Features include a 16 ft. ceilings in the living room. The sunroom currently used as a dining room has floor to ceiling French doors on three sides. The front of this room looks over the courtyard and fountain while the rear overlooks the Bay. There is a media room on the first floor. Upstairs, the master suite overlooks the Bay with a large balcony for gazing at the dolphins. His and her closets off master. The master bath has dual vanities, a claw-footed tub and a separate shower overlooking the Bay. A guest suite on the upper level has a full bath and closet. The 14k lbs. boat lift installed in 2018. Some chandeliers and bath mirrors do not convey. This residence on one of the prettiest streets on St. Armand’s Circle. Restaurants and shopping right around the corner. Lido Beach is a few blocks away.The average asking price for a 3 bedroom/3 bath single family residence in this Zip code is $1,725,793. This single family residence is listed at about 217% of the average asking price. There are 2 3 bedroom/3 bath homes between $3,200,000 and $4,200,000 currently listed for sale in this Zip code. See other listings like this one »

Rear view of property with dock - MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
Front Drive - MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
Garage and front of courtyard - MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
Front private entry - MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
Living Room overlooking the Bay - MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
Living Room with original staircase and Bay view - MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
Ornate Fireplace - A gift to the original owner from none other than John Ringling himself! - MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
Living Room at twilight with Dining Room - MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
View of Living Room from upper level - MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
Kitchen - A chef's delight! - MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
Kitchen with additional seating/work space overlooking side courtyard - MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
Double sink - MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
Dining Room with ornate door to Bay side - MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
Butler Pantry - MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
Seating area in Master Bedroom overlooking the Terrace and Bay! - MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
Master Bath overlooking the Bay! - MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
Terrace off Master Bedroom - MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
Guest Suite - MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
Sitting area in spacious Guest Suite - MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
Guest Bath on upper level - MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
Private patio on upper level - Entrance to Casita - MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
Rear view of property from dock - MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
Patio overlook the pool and Bay! - MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
Security Gate to courtyard and front entryway - MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
Main entrance - MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
Separate patio off Living Room - MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
Expansive pool deck - MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
Rear of property and pool at sunset - MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
View of pool from upper lever terrace off Master Bedroom - MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA
MLS #A4430575 - SARASOTA

Property Details At A Glance

Property Type: Residential
Property Use or Sub Type: Single Family Residence
City: Sarasota
County: Sarasota
Subdivision: Saint Armands Div John Ringling Estates / Saint Armands Division John Ringling Estates
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Half Baths: 2
Sq. Ft. Gross: 6,058
Sq. Ft. Living Area: 3,956
Cost per (heated) sqare foot: $948
Year built: 1927
Annual Tax: $46,285
Homestead: Yes. This property has homestead exemption. Property tax will be adjusted to reflect market value upon sale of the property.
Taxes and fees can change periodically, and other fees may apply. Please check with your Suncoasteam agent for more details.

Interior Features:

  • Cathedral Ceiling(s)
  • Crown Molding
  • Dry Bar
  • High Ceiling(s)
  • Skylight(s)
  • Solid Wood Cabinets
  • Stone Counters
  • Vaulted Ceiling(s)
  • Walk-In Closet(s)


  • Bar Fridge
  • Convection Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Dryer
  • Exhaust Fan
  • Gas Water Heater
  • Microwave
  • Range
  • Range Hood
  • Refrigerator
  • Washer
  • Wine Refrigerator


  • Dual Sinks
  • Stone Counters
  • Walk-In Pantry

Fireplace: Yes
Fireplace Features: Living Room, Wood Burning
Window Features: Blinds, Drapes

Additional Rooms:

  • Bonus Room
  • Breakfast Room Separate
  • Den/Library/Office
  • Family Room
  • Interior In-Law Apt
  • Media Room
  • Storage Rooms


  • Carpet
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Travertine
  • Wood

Room Dimensions & Flooring

  • Balcony/Porch/Lanai: 25x13 Quarry Tile
  • Bedroom 2: 13x13 Wood
  • Bedroom 3: 20x10 Wood
  • Dining Room: 20x12 Wood
  • Family Room: 18x12 Ceramic Tile
  • Kitchen: 32x14 Travertine
  • Living Room: 27x17 Ceramic Tile
  • Master Bedroom: 21x14 Wood
  • Media Room: 16x10 Carpet
  • Office: 11x10 Wood
  • Utility Room: 10x9 Ceramic Tile
Laundry Features: Laundry Room


Elementary School: Southside Elementary
Middle/Junior High School: Booker Middle
High School: Booker High

Pool & Waterfront Info

Private Pool: Yes

Pool Features:

  • Fiberglass
  • In Ground
  • Lighting
  • Salt Water

Water Front: Yes
Water Frontage: Bay/Harbor
Water Access: Yes
Water Access Type: Bay/Harbor
Waterfront Feet: 95
Water View: Yes
Water View: Bay/Harbor - Full

Water Extras:

  • Bridges - No Fixed Bridges
  • Dock - Composite
  • Dock w/Electric
  • Dock w/Water Supply
  • Lift
  • Minimum Wake Zone
  • Seawall - Concrete

Exterior & Construction

Rooms: 12

  • Concrete
  • Stucco

Foundation: Crawlspace
Roof: Other, Tile
Exterior Features: Balcony
Garage: Yes
Garage Spaces: 2
Garage Dimensions: 22x20

Parking Features:
  • Driveway
  • Garage Door Opener
  • Garage Faces Side
  • Oversized

Floors Total: 2
Floors in Unit: Two
Cooling: Central Air
Heating & Fuel: Central, Electric

Patio & Porch Features:

  • Covered
  • Front Porch
  • Patio
  • Rear Porch

Security Features:

  • Fire Alarm
  • Secured Garage / Parking
  • Security System
  • Smoke Detector(s)

Other Structures:

  • Guest House
  • Outdoor Kitchen
  • Storage

Vegetation: Mature Landscaping
View: Water


  • BB/HS Internet Available
  • Cable Available
  • Cable Connected
  • Electricity Available
  • Electricity Connected
  • Natural Gas Connected
  • Phone Available
  • Sewer Connected
  • Street Lights
  • Water Available

Sewer: Public Sewer
Water Source: Public

Lot Information

Lot Features:

  • Historic District
  • Near Marina
  • Near Public Transit
  • Oversized Lot
  • Street Paved

Flood Zone Code: AE
Flood Zone Date: 2016-11-04
Flood Zone Panel: 12115C0129F
Acreage Description: 1/4 Acre to 21779 Sq. Ft.
Lot Size (acres): 0.43
Lot Size (sq. ft.): 18,533 square feet
Front Exposure: Southwest

Legal Description & Other Information

Financing Available: Cash, Conventional
Pets Allowed/Pet Policies: Yes
Zoning: RSF1
Tax Legal Desc.: LOTS 9 & 10 BLK 15 ST ARMANDS DIV
Parcel Number: 2014110005
Disclosures: Lead Paint, Seller Property Disclosure
Section: 26
Range: 17
Township: 36



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