April 11, 2019

You will love this original mid-century modern beachfront home on the Gulf of Mexico, hidden away from view by almost two acres of lush foliage. Designed for the Farley family (1953-1956) by Sarasota School of Architecture icons Ralph Twitchell & Jack West, the four bedroom, four bath home and separate artist's studio is where Black Stallion books were written by beloved author Walter Farley.

Mrs. Farley loved architecture and worked with Sarasota modern architects to create a magical place for their artistic family to thrive. The main house sits directly on the beach, beyond where you can build today, but if you want to save or restore the structures there are incentives or rules in place to help you accomplish this goal. Inside you will find original terrazzo floors, floor to ceiling glass, wood jalousies, 8' tall doors, huge built-in closets, desks, cabinets, and a fireplace originally designed by Paul Rudolph for the Revere Quality House. (Can you find it?)

The land itself goes from beach to jungle, with beautiful Florida flora and fauna and long winding driveway from the street. There is a natural creek that runs along the North side of the property. PLEASE NOTE: The house and grounds need serious repairs. The sellers have not lived there for many years.

BE THE HERO THAT RESTORES THIS MAGICAL PROPERTY. A new survey (2019) and some original floor plans are available for your kind review. Please come see this magical place and imagine the possibilities today.  SEE MORE PHOTOS HERE 

PRICE: $1.9 Million USD   CONTACT: Martie Lieberman +1.941.724.1118 

ADDRESS: 1100 Sunset Dr, Venice Island, Florida 34285

January 8, 2017

SOLD: The Hudson House (1953) by Ralph Twitchell

This important Sarasota School of Architecture home is featured in the book, Sarasota Modern by Andrew Weaving (pp 110-123). The combination of beautiful polished terrazzo floors, sliding walls of glass, stacked Ocala block privacy walls and lush, tropical gardens create a thrilling sense of light, warmth and harmony with nature that changes throughout the day. There are two master bedrooms, en-suite, plus a small third bedroom 15.5'x7.5' accessible from the biggest master and is currently used as an artist's studio. The neighborhood is historic and charming, with hidden pocket parks and a nice, walkable scale. It was designed and built in the 1920s by John Nolen, the American Master Landscape Architect and City Planner. Downtown Venice is just a few blocks away and has lovely restaurants, live music and quaint shops. You can go fishing, boating, enjoy several area beaches or ride bikes on special trails nearby. This property is not in a flood zone and there is room for a pool. SOLD By Martie in 4 days! CONTACT: MARTIE LIEBERMAN, +1.941.724.1118


Martie Lieberman, Architecture Specialist Since 2002
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November 3, 2016

Review

"...a handsome and thoughtful coffee-table book..." -- 10/15/06 DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL 

"Weaving assembles the best examples of modern design..." -- 11/26/06 ORLANDO SENTINEL 

"Weaving offers a fresh approach...extensively researched through interviews with the architects and the homeowners, it's full of the personal stories that grab and keep the reader's attention." -- 11/18/06 SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE 

"Weaving takes the reader on a virtual tour of some of Sarasota School's finest houses." -- Dec06 HOME MIAMI 

"handsomely illustrated, luicdly written" -- 12/17/06 CHICAGO TRIBUNE

About the Author

Andrew Weaving is an expert on 20th-century architecture, furniture, and design. He was co-author ofLiving with Mid-Century Style, among others, and owns a 1956 Sarasota School house in Winter Haven designed by Gene Leedy. He lives in London.

September 7, 2015

SOLD BY MARTIE IN 3 DAYS: Sarasota modern architecture at its best, designed by Paul Rudolph and Ralph Twitchell with John Lambie, this iconic midcentury beach house is known as the Lamolithic House. SEE SLIDE SHOW.

 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BUYING OR SELLING MODERN PROPERTY IN FLORIDA PLEASE CONTACT: MARTIE LIEBERMAN +1.941.724.1118
 

 

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