3818 Bay Shore Rd

$1,395,000, 3 Beds 3 Baths 2,798 Sqft .76 Acres 2 Garages

About This Property

Here’s a chance to own a true Indian Beach estate. The designer's intent was to recreate Ringling Era drama with Mediterranean Revival details like decorative rafter tails, transom windows, tile roofs, coffered ceilings and wood burning fireplaces. Original inspiration came from the Bickel house, a Sarasota landmark designed by Dwight D. Baum, John Ringling’s principle architect responsible for his own home Ca d’ Zan, just blocks away. You’ll feel transported to a time when these stately houses sat on sprawling, tropical grounds with shade trees, walking paths and orchid houses. The main residence has a great room with a fireplace and French doors opening to the covered loggia and brick paver terrace. There’s a formal dining room, classic butler’s pantry and a large, eat in kitchen. Also on the first floor is an oversized utility room which could be used for an office or exercise room and a generous 2 car garage. Upstairs is the master en-suite with a fireplace and Juliette balcony along with two more bedrooms sharing a full bath. The advertised square footage only represents the 2 story main house so please note, there’s also a one bed, one bath cabana overlooking the pool and a 2 bed, 1 bath guest house with a detached garage. This property fronts Bay Shore Rd. and 40th St. so you can use the guest house as a 2nd residence or keep it as part of this magical property rumored to have once belonged to the Ringling family. It’s been said the mango trees were specially cultivated by Ida Ringling.

Essential Information

MLS® #A4453511
Full Baths2
Half Baths1
Square Footage2,798
Year Built1998
Sub-TypeSingle Family Home


Spanish/Mediterranean, Traditional

Community Information

Address3818 Bay Shore Rd
SubdivisionIndian Beach Map Of
CountySarasota County
Zip Code34234


# of Garages2
Has PoolYes


Cable Connected, Electricity Connected, Public, Sewer Connected, Street Lights, Propane


Driveway, Garage Door Opener, Guest


Under Building Parking, , 2 Car Garage


In City Limits, Sidewalk, Street Paved, Oversized Lot, Near Public Transit, Level, Lot - Oversized


In Ground, Auto Cleaner, Gunite


HeatingCentral, Electric
CoolingCentral Air
# of Stories2
StoriesTwo Story


Porcelain Tile, Brick/Stone, Parquet

Interior Features

Ceiling Fans(s), Crown Molding, Eating Space In Kitchen, High Ceiling(s), Walk-In Closet(s), Window Treatments, Built in Features, Coffered Ceiling(s), Dry Bar


Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Electric Water Heater, Microwave, Range, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Washer


Living Room, Master Bedroom, Wood Burning


ExteriorBlock, Stucco
Lot Description1/2 Acre to 1 Acre

Exterior Features

Fenced, Lighting, Sidewalk, Mature Landscaping, French Doors, Bamboo, Fruit Trees, Oak Trees, Patio/Porch Covered


Window Treatments, Insulated Windows

Additional Information

Days on Market83

Listing Details

OfficeColdwell Banker Realty

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Listing information last updated on April 9th, 2020 at 7:15am CDT.

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