Strandhus — Norwegian for “beach house” — is one of the most awarded and architecturally significant residences in Sarasota, Florida. Revered architect Jerry Sparkman transformed a once-modest home into a modern masterpiece, blending innovative design with the natural Florida landscape.
From its vaulted ceilings and cypress wood walls to the expansive windows and sliding glass doors, Strandhus embodies the ultimate indoor-outdoor lifestyle.
An open and airy great room transitions seamlessly to a gracious wading pool as its centerpiece on one side and second outdoor living room, pool and spa on the other side.
The contemporary kitchen captures the Florida lifestyle with a blue glass mosaic tile backsplash, custom white cabinetry accented with glass, and stainless steel appliances.
A second renovation of the home was completed in 2018, following the purchase of the adjacent lot. A luxurious master wing was built, connected to the main house by a glass hallway.
The new wing boasts an expansive master suite and a stunning office. Sliding glass doors open to a private garden and spa.
Other outstanding appointments include three additional en-suite bedrooms, as well as a private-entrance in-law suite. A standalone garage on the property offers plenty of space.
The outdoor oasis showcases a 40-foot lap pool complemented by serene waterfalls, fountains, two spas and a fire pit.
An al fresco kitchen offers endless opportunities for entertaining while multiple courtyards provide an escape for quiet reflection.
A spacious roof deck is the perfect vantage point for water views and jaw-dropping nightly sunsets. Additionally, Lido Shores homeowners enjoy deeded access to a private beach.
Located at 1212 Westway Drive, the residence is marketed exclusively by Joel Schemmel of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty for $3.9 million.
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