5224 Carmilfra Dr, River Forest, Sarasota, FL 34231


5224 Carmilfra SOLD by John Woodward - Sarasota Realtor

5224 Carmilfra Dr, Sarasota FL in River Forest 34231NOW UNDER CONTRACT over asking price!

Welcome to the waterfront boating community of River Forest in Sarasota. If you missed the opportunity to own a home this close to the trail, boating, and beach, 5224 Carmilfra Dr represents the best value in River Forest for nearly the past two years. Situated on nearly a half-acre right off 'the trail,' with a caged pool and a one-car garage, it is the perfect home for gatherings, “stay-cations,” and is located within minutes of all the attractions Sarasota is known for. The current owners are not required to carry flood insurance, making the ownership cost much more affordable.

This Mid-Century5224 Carmilfra Dr, Sarasota, FL in River Forest 34231 - Pool home boasts an era-correct, open design with 1,223 sq.ft., two bedrooms, and one full bath. Original terrazzo floors abound, allowing the new owners to restore or replace them with new flooring. Upgraded Neff cabinetry in the kitchen/office brings a modern and bright feel with plenty of well-thought-out storage. There is also a built-in desk area with additional space for storage and files. A new roof just was installed in February of this year, along with a complete interior repaint. A combo living and dining room with pocketing sliders opens to the Florida room and is central to the home. The Florida room 5224 Carmilfra Dr River Forest Sarasota, FL 34231 Phillippi Creekwas enclosed by prior owners, which added an additional 219 sq.ft. of interior, air-conditioned space and is bounded by windows overlooking the pool, lanai, and large backyard with a pond and bird habitat. The bathroom boasts double sinks and a separate tub/shower room. The home is connected to county water and sewer. There is also a utility room with laundry facilities and a second bath with easy access from the pool with functional fixtures.

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Access to Phillippi Creek for loading and unloading is across the street at the community boat dock, and there is only one bridge to the intra-coastal waterway. Kayaks and small crafts are perfect! There are also no mandatory HOA fees or restrictions here, so parking a boat or other toys is permitted. The circular driveway helps make trailer maneuvering easy. 

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5224 Carmilfra Dr, Sarasota, FL 34231 Floor Plan

If the beach is your thing, Siesta Key is one of the highest-rated beaches in the states, and the south Siesta Key bridge is just two miles away, and the north bridge is about two and one-half miles. If covered storage is needed for your boat, Phillippi Harbor Club is about half a mile across the street.

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 5224 Carmilfra Dr Sarasota FL 34231 Living Room  5224 Carmilfra Dr Sarasota FL 34231 Kitchen  5224 Carmilfra Dr Sarasota FL 34231 Florida Room
Living Room Kitchen Florida Room

Sarasota is known for the arts, and the downtown area is just 10 minutes away. Many nationally known entertainers find their way to the cozy atmosphere at the Van Wezel, or maybe a show at the Sarasota Opera is more to your taste.  A walk down Main Street or around St. Armands is always a casual entertaining event. The Sarasota downtown restaurants can satisfy any pallet or mood. There are even a few rooftop bars/restaurants where some views are absolutely breathtaking.

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 5224 Carmilfra Dr, Sarasota, FL 34231 Side Yard  5224 Carmilfra Dr, Sarasota, FL 34231 River Forest Neighborhood Park and Boat Launch  5224 Carmilfra Dr, Sarasota, FL 34231 Back Yard
Side and Back Yard River Forest Neighborhood Park Back looking from Back Corner

When it comes to selling your home, John Woodward of Sarasota Real Estate Group has the experience and knowledge to help you navigate the market and get top dollar for your home. Be sure to call John at 941-922-8400 and prepare for exceptional service and results!

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