Own your piece of Sarasota History. The Historic Van Wezel Estate was designed by renowned master architect Thomas Reed Martin and built in 1936 featuring a unique courtyard with a fish pond, 15 foot volume beamed ceilings and is situated to take advantage of the shimmering view of the pool, Sarasota Bay and Otter Key. This Mediterranean Revival Style residence was home to Lewis Van Wezel and Eugenia Van Wezel (whose sister, Rita Nobel, was married to Gustaf Nobel - yes, like the Nobel prize). If these walls could talk you might hear stories of guests like Albert Einstein, Brigitte Bardot, John Ringling and one can only imagine the fine circus performers who might also have graced the residence. In recent years the home has been lovingly restored and renovated. Great care was taken to introduce modern convenience while preserving the wonderful Art Deco feel (including some original tiles and fixtures) that was so popular at the time. Some examples of opulent updates: La Cornue en France built-in Rotisserie and 6-Burner Gas Range with Double Oven as well as a Viking Professional Appliances. From here, you can go anywhere. Deeded dock access means you and your boat have direct Gulf access; just blocks away you'll find white sandy beaches, St. Armands circle for your shopping and dining enjoyment, minutes from everything Downtown Sarasota and a few miles drive to Sarasota/Bradenton airport and, of course, The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Schedule your private showing today.