257 Benjamin Franklin Dr

$1,390,000, 2 Beds 3 Baths 1,579 Sqft .15 Acres

About This Property

The possibilities are plentiful with this adorable and updated beach house. The location could not be better with beautiful Lido Beach directly across the street providing incredible western views of the Gulf of Mexico and St. Armands Circle within a short distance. The main living space features an open floor plan complete with a large eat-in kitchen, wood-burning fireplace and the master suite. Connected to the main living space is the rentable in-law suite which features its own living room, kitchen, bedroom, two baths and washer/dryer. A doorway connects the two living spaces so you can use them together or separate. Outside you will find a red brick driveway in front which follows around to a private brick patio in the back complete with mature tropical landscaping. A large outbuilding provides extra storage. The existing house can be used as a residence, vacation home, rental property or any combination thereof. Of course, the prestige of this property also offers the opportunity for something grander. Whether you decide to take a morning bike ride to Ted Sperling Park, spend the afternoon relaxing on the white sand beaches and aquamarine waters of Lido Beach or stroll down to St. Armands Circle for fabulous restaurants and shopping, every day will feel like a permanent tropical vacation.

Essential Information

MLS® #A4201240
Full Baths3
Square Footage1,579
Year Built1951
Sub-TypeSingle Family Home
StyleCustom, Other

Community Information

Address257 Benjamin Franklin Dr
SubdivisionLido Beach Div B Resub
CountySarasota County
Zip Code34236


GaragesUnder Building Parking


BB/HS Internet Available, Cable Connected, Electricity Connected, Gas, Sprinkler Recycled, Sprinkler Well


Curb Parking, None, On Street, Parking Pad


Flood Insurance Required, Flood Zone, In County, Key Lot, Near Public Transit, Sidewalk, Street Paved, Garden View, Water View


InteriorCeramic Tile
CoolingCentral Air
FireplacesGas, Living Room
StoriesOne Story

Interior Features

Ceiling Fans(s), Crown Molding, Eating Space In Kitchen, Kitchen/Family Room Combo, Living Room/Dining Room Combo, Master Bedroom Downstairs, Open Floorplan, Solid Surface Counters, Solid Wood Cabinets, Split Bedroom, Walk-In Closet(s), Window Treatments


Bar Fridge, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Gas Water Heater, Microwave, Range, Refrigerator, Tankless Water Heater, Washer, Wine Refrigerator


Lot DescriptionUp to 10,889 Sq. Ft.

Exterior Features

Fenced, French Doors, Irrigation System, Outdoor Shower, Rain Gutters, Sidewalk, Storage, Mature Landscaping, Patio/Porch Covered

School Information

MiddleBooker Middle

Additional Information

Days on Market493

Listing Details

OfficePremier Sothebys Intl Realty

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257 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota (MLS® #A4201240) Property History

Price Reduced from $1,450,000 to $1,390,000

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Listing information last updated on September 20th, 2018 at 5:45pm EDT.

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