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257 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236


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Property Description

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.

Full Property Detailsfor 257 Benjamin Franklin Drive


  • Price: $1,450,000
  • Taxes: $8,685 (2017)
  • Status: Active
  • Type: Single Family
  • MLS ID: A4201240
  • Updated: 4/17/2018
  • Added: 167 day(s) ago

Property History

  • 257 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL
  • Listed at $1,450,000 on 11/10/17

Rental Information

  • Min. Lease: No Minimum


  • Number of Rooms: 4
  • Rooms/Areas: Attic, Inside Utility, Interior In-Law Apt
  • Interior Features: Attic, Ceiling Fans(s), Eating Space In Kitchen, Kitchen and Family Room Combination, Living Room/Dining Room Combo, Master Bedroom Downstairs, Open Floorplan, Split Bedroom, Walk-In Closet(s)
  • Fireplace: Yes
  • Appliances: Bar Fridge, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Gas Water Heater, Microwave, Microwave Hood, Range, Refrigerator, Tankless Water Heater, Washer, Wine Refrigerator
  • Flooring: Ceramic Tile



  • Total Bathrooms: 3
  • Full Bathrooms: 3
  • Master Bathroom: Master Bathroom


  • Total Bedrooms: 2
  • Master Bedroom: Master Bedroom - Ceramic Tile, 10 x 12, First
  • Bedroom 2: Bedroom 2 - Ceramic Tile, 15 x 20, First

Other Rooms

  • Living Room: Living Room - Ceramic Tile, 17 x 17, First
  • Kitchen: Kitchen - Ceramic Tile, 8 x 15, First

Additional Information

  • Security/Safety: Smoke Detector(s)


  • Exterior Features: French Doors, Irrigation System, Outdoor Shower, Storage


  • Parking Features: None, On Street, Parking Pad


  • Area: 34236 - Sarasota
  • County: Sarasota
  • Township: 36
  • Subdivision: LIDO BEACH DIV B RESUB
  • Driving Directions: Take John Ringling Blvd West through St. Armand’s Circle. Follow signs for Lido Beach and merge left onto Benjamin Franklin Drive. Property will be on the left just past the Holiday Inn.
  • Direction Faces: West

School Information

  • Elementary School: Southside Elementary
  • Middle School: Booker Middle
  • High School: Booker High


  • Community Name: Lido Beach
  • Home Owners Assn.: None

Heating & Cooling

  • Cooling Type: Central Air
  • Heating Type: Central


  • Utility Description: BB/HS Internet Available, Cable Connected, Electricity Connected, Gas, Sprinkler Recycled, Sprinkler Well

Structural Information

  • Architectural Info: Other
  • Exterior Const.: Block
  • Roof: Shingle
  • Windows: Blinds
  • Square Feet: 1,579
  • Sq. Ft. Source: Public Records
  • Year Built: 1951

Additional Structures

  • Other Structures: Storage

Lot Features

  • Property View: Water
  • Lot Size (Acres): 0.15
  • Lot Size (Sq. Ft.): 6,532
  • Lot Features: Flood Insurance Required, In County, Key Lot, Near Public Transit, Sidewalk; Up to 10, 889 Sq. Ft.
  • Zoning: RSF3
  • Lot Description: Mature Landscaping

Water Features

  • Water View: Yes
  • Water Access: Yes
  • Water Access Desc: Beach - Public, Gulf/Ocean
  • Water Front Name: GULF OF MEXICO

Financial Considerations

  • Assoc Fee Desc.: None
  • Tax Amount: $8,685
  • Tax Year: 2017
  • Terms: Cash, Conventional

Disclosures and Reports

  • Special Conditions: None
  • Flood Zone Info: AE
  • Disclosures/Reports: Lead Paint
  • APN: 2016040007
  • Property ID: 2016040007
  • Plat: 2397-150
  • Range: 17
  • Lot: 3
  • Block/Lot/Section: 52

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School District:Sarasota County School District
School Name
Southside Elementary School, Sarasota, FL
1901 Webber St, Sarasota, FL 34239
2.9 mi
Booker Middle School
2250 Myrtle St, Sarasota, FL 34234
5 mi
Disclaimer: School data provided by Pitney Bowes. School attendance boundaries are for reference only. Contact the school directly to verify enrollment eligibility.

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257 Benjamin Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236 (MLS# A4201240) is a Single Family property with 2 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. 257 Benjamin Franklin Drive is currently listed for $1,450,000 and was received on November 10, 2017. Want to learn more about 257 Benjamin Franklin Drive? Do you have questions about finding other Single Family real estate for sale in Sarasota? You can browse all Sarasota real estate or contact a Coldwell Banker agent to request more information.