1044 VIRGINIA DRIVE Sarasota, FL
$ 620,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#U8143287
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountySARASOTA
  • CitySarasota
  • AreaSarasota
  • NeighborhoodBAY HAVEN
  • Zip34234
  • StyleFlorida
  • Year Built1941
  • Taxes$ 3163
  • Price$ 620,000
  • Bedrooms1
  • Full Bathrooms1
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage720
  • Lot Size9,148 SqFt
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Data Source:
Stellar MLS
Property Description

Cash Price is firm. Unique opportunity to own a piece of Sarasota circus history. This 'jewel-box' cottage was constructed in 1941 (when Sarasota had 29K residents) of Pecky-Cypress, Cedar and old-growth Southern Pine. Oversized lot (1. 5 lots) w/privacy fencing. Several adjacent homes on this block built by same architect. Located in the Historic Sapphire Shores/Indian Beach Neighborhood. West of Trail, one block to bay front park (for sunset celebrations/kayak launch), and a stone's throw to Ringling College of Art and Design. Private backyard oasis with lush tropical landscaping creates a botanical garden atmosphere. Walk 100 ft. or less to microbrewery, vegetarian restaurant, coffee-shop/book-store/cafe, hair salon, gym or Peruvian restaurant! Pecky Cypress is beautiful to look at, extremely durable, and resistant to both rot and insects like termites, roaches, etc. Smells like an old library. No drywall in home. Garage would make a great In-Law apt, efficiency apt or space for visitors. Circus performers in 1940-50s set up trapeze in back yard (old concrete caissons still visible). The famous circus gorilla M’Toto, (whose full name was Mademoiselle Toto, she was married to Gargantua) lived on this street. Imagine having a world-famous gorilla for a neighbor. If buying to develop oversized lot, Buyer must allow Seller to move home from this parcel. Have seen too much Sarasota history razed.

Price History
11/15/2021 Listed $529,000

General Features

Additional Parcels Y/N No
Appliances Dryer, Electric Water Heater, Range, Refrigerator
Architectural Style Florida, Other
Association Y/N No
Building Area Units Square Feet
Carport Y/N No
Construction Materials Wood Frame
Cooling Central Air
County Sarasota
Days on Market 72
Directions From I-75 and University Avenue: Drive West on University to US-41 and turn left (south). Drive to Virginia Drive and turn right (west). 2nd home on left behind brown fence.
Exterior Features Fence, Outdoor Shower
Facing Direction North
Flooring Wood
Garage Y/N No
Heating Electric
Interior Features Ceiling Fans(s), High Ceilings, Open Floorplan, Thermostat, Window Treatments
Levels One
Lot Size Square Feet 9292
MLS Area 34234 - Sarasota
New Construction No
Occupant Type Owner
Ownership Fee Simple
Patio/Porch Features Front Porch
Private Pool No
Property Attached Y/N No
Property SubType Single Family Residence
Property Type Residential
Roof Metal
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Standard Status Active
Status Active
Street Name VIRGINIA
Subdivision Name BAY HAVEN
Tax Annual Amount 3163
Tax Lot 220
Tax Year 2020
Township 36
Utilities Cable Connected, Electricity Connected, Phone Available, Sewer Connected, Underground Utilities
View Garden
Virtual Tour
Water Access YN No
Year Built 1941
Zoning RSF3

Interior Features

Fireplace Features Wood Burning
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Flood Zone Code Zone X
Full Baths 1
Laundry Features In Garage
Living Area 720
Living Area Units Square Feet
Livingareasource Public Records
Street Suffix DRIVE
Total Baths 1
Total Bedrooms 1
Window Features Blinds

Exterior Features

Building Area Total 1041
Foundation Details Crawlspace
Lot Features Historic District, City Limits, Irregular Lot, Level, Near Public Transit, Oversized Lot, Sidewalk, Paved
Lot Size Acres 0.21
Road Surface Type Other
Vegetation Bamboo, Mature Landscaping, Trees/Landscaped, Wooded
Water Extras YN No
Water Source Public
Water View YN No
Waterfront Y/N No
Zoning Compatible YN Yes


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 34234

AVG $1.78M
AVG $9,636
AVG 180
Year Built
AVG 1957
AVG 46
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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