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December 28, 2019

PENDING SALE: One of 10 Most Beautiful Homes according to SARASOTA Magazine. SEE PHOTOS HERE

Welcome to one of Florida's very best examples of mid-century architecture, the iconic Leech Art Studio, designed for American Painters Dorothy and Hilton Leech, by Sarasota School of Architecture originals, Jack West & Elizabeth Boylston Waters (West & Waters, Architects) in 1960. Beautifully updated by contemporary Sarasota architect Tatiana White AIA. This private three-lot compound includes the Round House, heated pool, terraces and lovely gardens.

ADDRESS: 4433 Riverwood Ave, Sarasota Florida 34231 MAP

The house - studio has two levels, the ground floor with living areas, kitchen and dining, gallery & master bedroom, master bath and separate powder room. The second floor loft space overlooks the first floor and serves as a second bedroom with its own full bath and original skylight. 

New air conditioning and condenser (2018), roof is resurfaced every 5 years (2018), heated pool has new heat pump, custom cover to retain heat, and new control panel. All appliances are under warranty. Room dimensions are not exact as the house is round - but floor plans are gladly made available for your kind review. Seen by appointment, seller requests qualified buyers only please. This property is not in a flood zone and expensive flood insurance is not required for its purchase. 

PRICE: $895,000 USD CONTACT Martie Lieberman +1.941.724.1118

SEE PHOTOS HERE by Architect / Photographer Rich Montalbano

August 9, 2019

SOLD! You will love this beautiful modern condominium, an excellent example of the Sarasota School of Architecture style designed by Seibert Architects, nestled into a 72-acre nature preserve in the heart of Sarasota Florida. Currently an artist's home and studio, the open spaces are perfect for a creative and inspiring lifestyle. SEE PHOTOS | SEE MAP | CONTACT: MARTIE +1.941.724.1118

The artist's studio is 26x10' with built-in shelving for displaying art and storing books and supplies. French doors open the studio to the main 26x20' living room area, and to the master bedroom, adding to the expansive feeling of space. There are new bamboo floors, decorative ceramic bathroom floors, paint and 7" baseboards throughout. The large eat-in kitchen has a built-in desk, pantry & pass-through for entertaining. Dramatic LED ceiling lights were installed in the living room and built-in shelving, updated walk-in closet, and other touches bring a handsome, warm contemporary flair to this home. There are two bedrooms & two full baths with tub/showers. The park-like development's tree-lined paths lead to a sparkling pool, tennis court and large nature preserve next door. Rest on your private covered front porch. The condo has a  designated carport and plenty of onsite parking for visitors. New roof June 2019. The washer, dryer & appliances stay. MORE INFO, including Architectural Significance letters from Seibert Architects and the Sarasota Architectural Foundation are available for your kind review.

SCROLL THROUGH MARTIE'S MODERN PROPERTIES FOR SALE HERE

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

March 29, 2019

PLEASE JOIN ME SUNDAY, March 31, from 1:00 - 4:00 PM

WHERE: 425 Nassau Street South, Venice Island, Florida 34285

Bring your walking shoes and explore Venice Island before & after your visit

PRICE: $845,000 USD | 3 BR, 3.5 BA, Completely Renovated, Award Winning

Some see the Art, the Gardens, The Architecture, The Interiors; Contact Martie!

MAP   PHOTOS  MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY

November 14, 2017

SOLD by Martie: Architecture on the beach! Voted one of 100 Best Buildings by AIA Florida, this one of a kind residence was designed by renowned architect and author William Morgan, FAIA for his own family. You will love the friendly North Atlantic Beach location, where neighbors can be seen running, riding bikes, walking dogs on the beach and along the charming streets of this beachfront community. Dining and shops are nearby in the delightful beachfront village. This one-owner home has three bedrooms and three and one-half baths. William Morgan's architectural study is still handsomely built into the loft, and painter Bunny Morgan's artist studio overlooks the ocean. Light streams in throughout the day in the most pleasing way. Pure architecture awaits you! 

SEE CURRENT PHOTOS HERE  

CONTACT MARTIE LIEBERMAN +1.941.724.1118

Martie Lieberman, Architecture Specialist Since 2002
Premier Sotheby's International Realty | Sarasota Florida
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PHOTO CREDITS: Duane Talley and University Of Florida Archives

November 8, 2016

SOLD: This private, walled architectural sanctuary was designed by Joe L McClung (1961) in authentic Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian style, with multiple terraces, two fireplaces, five bedrooms, two dens and a built-in office. Over an acre of lush tropical grounds include 100 year-old oak trees and a circle drive leading from a small, private driveway, widening dramatically, until you approach a striking, significant mid-century home unlike any other on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

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February 5, 2016

SOLD: This home is one of the best and most original examples of Greenbriar Homes, a mid-century modern development built in 1950s Sarasota, Florida. These photos will reveal many unique and desirable Sarasota school of architecture-style hallmarks, like terrazzo floors and vaulted ceilings, that create incredible amounts of charm and light. One of Sarasota's best private schools is two blocks away, along with the YMCA. Sarasota County's popular rails to trails fitness route, The Legacy Trail, is looking to expand to this neighborhood, and there are many parks and amenities nearby, including the award-winning sugar-sand Siesta Key beach, downtown Sarasota and the Bayfront.  SEE SLIDE SHOW

 

 

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February 4, 2016

 

LISTED & SOLD by MARTIE: The Bechtel House is a rare and authentic Sarasota School of Architecture mid-century modern home designed by Seibert Architects in 1967. The iconic design is about courtyard living at its finest, with soaring ceilings, clerestory windows, sliding walls of glass which open to walled-in lush gardens, and an inground pool. There is a separate art studio or office hidden away, which can be used as a third bedroom. This one-of-a-kind home is located near Ringling Museum of Art, and the 1920s-era Sara Bay Country Club, in Whitfield subdivision. It is a great location for easy access to shopping, airport, museums, restaurants and everything Sarasota, Bradenton and Tampa Bay areas have to offer. SEE SLIDE SHOW   

 

 CONTACT MARTIE LIEBERMAN +1 941.724.1118 www.modernsarasota.com

 

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December 29, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is Mid-century Modern Architecture?

HGTV's Dinah Eng writes about the style HERE

(All photos on this post are from Martie Lieberman : Modern Sarasota)

 

My favorite bit in Dinah's article for HGTV is her interview with Sian Winship, a great friend of Sarasota's mid-century modern architecture. I met Sian and John Berley when they organized a ground-breaking tour and study program in 1999 called On Parallel Lines: The Sarasota School of Architecture and the Case Study House Program for SAH/SCC. Their work helped our own tour and symposium on Sarasota's mid-century architecture in 2001, An American Legacy: The Sarasota School of Architecture by the Fine Arts Society of Sarasota.  The Sarasota Architectural Foundation was started by volunteers who produced the Fine Arts Society's program. And the Center For Architecture Sarasota grew out of the Sarasota Architectural Foundation, years later. It's all connected, and to me, goes back to Sian and John. THANK YOU everyone, for your involvement in making these great things come to life for Sarasota.    -Martie Lieberman : Modern Sarasota

 

Here are a few quotes by Sian Winship - from Dinah Eng's HGTV article.

 

“The birth of midcentury modern was after the war,” says Sian Winship, president of the Southern California Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians. “The houses had open floor plans and giant sliding-glass doors, which encouraged people to go outside and be healthy. In a traditional home, the window height is 4 to 5 feet, and you can’t see out as a child. With these walls of glass, children became engaged and open-minded because the environment stimulated the senses in a different way.”

 

She notes that architect Frank Lloyd Wright, who trained midcentury modern architects like Richard Neutra and Rudolph Schindler, was also a huge influence.

 

“It’s nice to see midcentury modernism being appreciated now,” she adds, “as we’re entering a period where houses from the 1960s are becoming eligible to be on the National Register of Historic Places.”

 

“The biggest enemy of a modern house is deferred maintenance,” Winship says. “You have to keep up with it. The wood has to be clear-coated, painted or oiled. It will expand and contract from heat, and you get problems from that.”

 

 

Key Elements of Mid-Century Modern Architecture, from HGTV: What is Midcentury Modern Architecture, Really?
Flat planes. The geometric lines of the house are regular and rigorous. Flat roofs are common, though modern ranch-style houses had gable roofs.
Large windows. Sliding-glass doors and other expansive panes of glass allow light to enter rooms from multiple angles.
Changes in elevation. Small steps going up and down between rooms creates split-level spaces. A midcentury modern might have partial walls, or cabinets of varying heights to create different depths in the space.
Integration with nature. Rooms have multiple outdoor views, or multiple access points, encouraging an appreciation of healthy living.

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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