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

October 4, 2016

I have listed and sold the best modern architecture, mid-century modern and contemporary properties in the Gulf Coast area since 2002 - including Tampa, St Petersburg, Clearwater, Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, St Armands Circle, Siesta Key, Anna Maria, Manasota Key, Casey Key, and inland Florida, including Orlando, Lakeland and Winter Haven.

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Enjoy!

Martie

Martie Lieberman, Architecture Specialist

Premier Sotheby's International Realty

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.

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