Experience Old Florida living in this mid-century ranch pool home on almost a half acre in one of Sarasota’s most coveted neighborhoods. From the driveway or balcony of your home, you will have a view of the widest part of Sarasota Bay that was part of the design of this historic neighborhood of Ballentine Manor Estates that was once a pineapple plantation and redeveloped as residential in the 1920s to feature oversized lots that each had waterfront views with estate-like properties on higher elevation, with tropical landscaping and wide streets that highlight the shimmering bay. This neighborhood has little inventory that comes on market and features many architectural gems of Sarasota from Mediterranean and Venetian homes from the Ringling Era to internationally recognized architects on Longbay Blvd where you will walk in the evenings to catch the awe-inspiring sunsets. A perfect home for the mid-century enthusiast, as you walk in you will find the original terrazzo floors and lots of natural light from the large screened pool deck perfect for a tiki-bar and indoor/outdoor living. The bathrooms of this home are charming with their original pink tiles and Sarasota theatre themed silver-foiled wallpaper. Upstairs you will find an additional bedroom and/or loft space with large windows that open up to the balcony. This home is a great investment for anyone that’s looking to make this home their own, with room to build and wants to be in a prominent area west of the trail. Nearby you will find multiple boat launches, kayak drops, next door to the Ringling Museum, Ca’ d’Zan, Powel Crowley Estate and Sarasota Airport. You are surrounded by Sarasota’s history living in this wonderful hidden gem of a spot. Less than 10 minutes to downtown and the bridge to the white sands of Siesta Key, Lido Beach and Longboat Key.