3221 Bay Shore Rd

$3,495,000, 4 Beds 6 Baths 5,309 Sqft 1.43 Acres 2 Garages

About This Property

The year is 1925. The setting is Sarasota Bay. John Ringling, circus impresario and distinguished Sarasota land owner, is sailing toward the home of his advertising manager. He steps onto dry land, adjusts the brim of his hat, and greets Charles W. Jordan at his home, 3221 Bay Shore Road. Here is an extraordinary opportunity to own this inimitable estate, spanning almost 200 feet of Bayfront amid absolute privacy. Composed of an historic three-bedroom residence and a separate one bedroom guest house, the impeccable property has been carefully renovated over the years with a focus on efficiency, preservation and integrity. Graciously proportioned, filled with delicate natural light and beautifully sequenced, the immaculate living spaces within the main home include family & sitting rooms overlooking the Bay, a charming kitchen, screened lanai & 1960s library. Modern conveniences include a rebuilt roof, impact-resistant windows, five zones of air-conditioning and new LED yard lighting. The guest house with living, dining, kitchen, bedroom & 2 baths rests atop a two-car garage and expansive office with half bath. Meander through the magical gardens dotted with many palms, oaks, sea grapes and viburnum, and you will find the vast swimming pool on Sarasota Bay which simply couldn’t be replicated today. While tucked away on a lane of prestige, this property affords close proximity to downtown Sarasota, the Ringling museum & much more. This is a place where memories will be made & treasured for many generations.

Essential Information

MLS® #A4200323
Full Baths4
Half Baths2
Square Footage5,309
Year Built1924
Sub-TypeSingle Family Home

Community Information

Address3221 Bay Shore Rd
SubdivisionIndian Beach Map Of
CountySarasota County
Zip Code34234


# of Garages2
Garages2 Car Garage, 2 Car Carport
ViewIn City Limits
Is WaterfrontYes
Has PoolYes
PoolGunite/Concrete, In Ground


Cable Available, City Water, Public Sewer, Public Utilities, Well, Generator Hookup


HeatingCentral, Zoned/Multiple
CoolingCentral, Zoned/Multiple
StoriesDetached, Two Story

Interior Features

Attic, Blinds/Shades, BuiltinFeatures, Ceiling Fan(s), Crown Molding, Unfurnished, Walk In Closet, Washer/Dryer Hookup, Window Treatment, Other


Dishwasher, Dryer, Oven, Refrigerator, Washer


Living Room, Wood Burning Fireplace


Lot DescriptionOne + to Two Acres

Exterior Features

Balcony/Sun Deck, Detached In-Law Apt, Fenced, French Doors, Irrigation System, Mature Landscaping, Oak Trees, Outdoor Lights, Trees/Landscaped

School Information

ElementaryBay Haven School of Basic Plus

Additional Information

Days on Market114

Listing Details

OfficeMichael Saunders & Company

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Listing information last updated on February 25th, 2018 at 1:18am EST.

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