5224 Carmilfra Dr, River Forest, Sarasota, FL 34231
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-Century 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 was 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.
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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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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