Listing Details for MLS #A4459323
1666 Hillview St, Sarasota, Fl

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    Residential Property - Single Family Residence in Sarasota

    Listing Price: $1,040,000 (Sale Pending) (Mortgage Calculator →)Days on Market: 386

    Description of Property

    For the creative investor with a love of Old Florida, an appreciation for architecture and the fine arts, and a brilliant entrepeneurial spirit, this property holds unlimited potential. Nestled under whispering bamboo, this .42 acre estate includes the main residence, a garage, and an art studio. The house was designed in 1939 by celebrated painters Dorothy and Hilton Leech, who came to Sarasota to help organize the Ringling School of Art, and then curated by Frank Colson, an internationally recognized ceramicist and sculptor. The studio began as a WWII army barracks and was moved to the site in 1947 to house the Amagansett Art School. Behind the privacy of oaks and pines, an expansive living area which opens with a receding wall of glass to a the lanai and screened in atrium. A wall of brick holds two wood burning fireplaces, one interior, one exterior. There are 2 bedrooms on the first floor, one with a private screened porch. A wooden staircase leads to the 3rd bedroom, full bath, and small sitting room which opens via shutters to the natural light of the room below. The studio has plumbing and electrical for a bathroom and kitchen and could be rehabilitated to any number of creative uses and the work should qualify for the Federal Tax Credit. The garage is currently used for storage, with a separate laundry room. Built of Florida cypress, all three structures are locally and nationally designated, qualifying them for a number of incentives (see attachments) to facilitate stewarding this exceptional piece of history into the future. The shingle roof was replaced in Jan 2020. Walk to Morton’s Market, lunch at Libby’s, or a morning cup at Perq.The average asking price for a 3 bedroom/2 bath single family residence in this Zip code is $676,322. This single family residence is listed at about 154% of the average asking price. There are 6 3 bedroom/2 bath homes between $800,000 and $1,200,000 currently listed for sale in this Zip code. See other listings like this one »

    The front entry - MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA
    Coveted Hillview location, minutes to downtown. - MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA
    The enormous window bathes the office/family room in northern light. This was Hilton Leech's original studio space. - MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA
    The living room opens with a glass wall to the lanai and screened atrium. The wide chimney holds two wood burning fireplaces, one inside and one on the lanai. - MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA
    View onto the lanai dining area which has a pass through to the kitchen and is fully open to the atrium. - MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA
    The screened in atrium is the heart of the property, linking all three buildings with walkways. - MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA
    The office/family room features a wood burning fireplace, a half bath and stairs to the second floor. - MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA
    The window is so big, it won't fit in the picture! The built-in desk is flanked by cabinets. - MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA
    Hardwood floors continue into the kitchen with its built-in breakfast booth. - MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA
    Hardwood cabinets feature custom metal pulls designed by Colson. The kitchen has a pass through to the lanai which closes with a shutter and a large window over the sink. - MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA
    The master bedroom has an attached private screened porch with it's own access. - MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA
    The porch off the master bedroom. - MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA
    Second downstairs bedroom. - MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA
    Full bathroom adjacent to master bedroom (no en-suite). - MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA
    Upstairs bedroom and sitting room are full of light. - MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA
    Upstairs en-suite bathroom - MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA
    The studio building - MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA
    Main studio room - MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA
    Enclosed lower portion of studio has a large sliding door which connects it to the rear of the property. - MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA
    The studio 'kitchen'. - MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA
    An outdoor shower and laundry facility are attached to the garage building. - MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA
    Walkway leading from the studio building to the atrium of the main house. - MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA
    MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA
    Parking area in front of the studio building - MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA
    MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA
    An aerial view shows the mature trees which provide shade and privacy. - MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA
    Under 5 minutes to the downtown bay front - MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA
    Walking distance to the coveted shops and restaurants of Hillview Street. - MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA
    Walk to Morton's - MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA
    The city marina is less than 5 minutes away - MLS #A4459323 - SARASOTA

    Property Details At A Glance

    Property Type: Residential
    Property Use or Sub Type: Single Family Residence
    City: Sarasota
    County: Sarasota
    Subdivision: Hills Sub / Hillview
    Bedrooms: 3
    Bathrooms: 2
    Half Baths: 1
    Sq. Ft. Gross: 3,036
    Sq. Ft. Living Area: 2,232
    Cost per (heated) sqare foot: $466
    Year built: 1940
    Annual Tax: $4,469
    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:

    • Built in Features
    • Ceiling Fans(s)
    • Central Vaccum
    • Eating Space In Kitchen
    • High Ceiling(s)
    • Master Bedroom Downstairs
    • Solid Wood Cabinets
    • Stone Counters
    • Thermostat
    • Vaulted Ceiling(s)


    • Dishwasher
    • Disposal
    • Dryer
    • Electric Water Heater
    • Microwave
    • Range
    • Refrigerator
    • Washer

    Fireplace: Yes

    Fireplace Features:

    • Living Room
    • Other Room
    • Wood Burning

    Window Features: Shutters

    Additional Rooms:

    • Bonus Room
    • Den/Library/Office
    • Great Room
    • Loft

    Flooring: Ceramic Tile, Wood

    Laundry Features: In Garage


    Elementary School: Southside Elementary
    Middle/Junior High School: Brookside Middle
    High School: Sarasota High

    Pool & Waterfront Info

    Private Pool: No
    Water Access: No

    Exterior & Construction

    Architectural Style: Historical
    Rooms: 3
    Construction: Wood Frame
    Foundation: Crawlspace
    Roof: Metal, Shingle

    Exterior Features:
    • Fenced
    • Outdoor Shower
    • Rain Gutters
    • Sliding Doors
    • Storage

    Garage: Yes
    Garage Spaces: 1
    Carport: Yes
    Carport Spaces: 1
    Garage Dimensions: 15x16

    Parking Features:
    • Boat
    • Driveway
    • Guest
    • Off Street
    • Workshop in Garage

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

    Patio & Porch Features:

    • Deck
    • Front Porch
    • Patio
    • Rear Porch
    • Screened
    • Side Porch

    Security Features: Security System Owned
    Other Structures: Workshop


    • Bamboo
    • Mature Landscaping
    • Oak Trees

    View: Garden, Trees/Woods


    • Cable Connected
    • Electricity Connected
    • Sewer Connected

    Sewer: Public Sewer
    Water Source: Public

    Lot Information

    Lot Features:

    • Historic District
    • In City Limits
    • Level/Flat
    • Near Public Transit
    • Street Paved

    Flood Zone Code: X
    Flood Zone Date: 2016-11-04
    Acreage Description: 1/4 to less than 1/2
    Lot Size (acres): 0.42
    Lot Size (sq. ft.): 18,318 square feet
    Lot Dimensions: 129x142
    Front Exposure: North

    Legal Description & Other Information

    Financing Available: Cash, Conventional
    Zoning: RSF2
    Tax Legal Desc.: LOT 2 LESS W 10 FT & LOT 3 & W 31 FT OF LOT 4 HILLS SUB
    Parcel Number: 2037150050
    Disclosures: Lead Paint, Seller Property Disclosure
    Section: 30
    Range: 18E
    Township: 36S



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