New Listing: Iconic Zigzag House

  • Lisa Rooks Morris
  • 11/30/21
Rare opportunity to own architectural landmark with deeded private access to the beach!
An icon of the Sarasota School of Architecture, the famed Zigzag House embodies Mid-Century Modern design and contemporary upgrades for an exceptional combination of historical significance and luxury integration. Named for its distinctive sawtooth roofline, the home was designed by renowned architect Ralph Twitchell and was originally completed in 1959. A multi-stage full renovation, completed in 2019, thoroughly restored and enhanced the structural and stylistic elements of the home, including roof membrane and multiple window replacement; lot grading and landscaping; expansion of bathrooms, bedrooms, and closets; and replacement of plumbing, HVAC, and electrical wiring. The award-winning renovation, recognized nationally in 2020 by the American Institute of Architects and the American Registered Architects, and locally by SRQ Magazine, was stewarded by Seibert Architects, Ball Construction, and Yoder Homes.
The Zigzag House features a single-story layout with four bedrooms, a separate media den, and office, and a large open living and dining area oriented around a central fully covered lanai with a salt-water pool and surrounding Zen Garden. The East and West bedroom wings extending from either side of the main living space are separated for optimal privacy, but all enjoy direct access to the exterior. The master suite occupies the East wing and encompasses a dressing room with custom built-in storage and a massive bath that includes an extra-long vanity, soaking tub, and glass-enclosed walk-in shower with skylight. Two dedicated guest suites on the opposite side of the home offer spacious accommodation, each with en suite baths and floor-to-ceiling sliders that open to the garden. Just off the main living area, a separate study is convertible to a fourth bedroom. A large library and media den with an adjacent office add an optimal retreat from the central open-plan living space. Ideal for both relaxed living and large-scale hospitality, the designer kitchen blends seamlessly with the main living space. Unique curvilinear wood cabinets add subtle artistry to the neutral Caesarstone surfaces and stainless-steel accents and appliances. All appliances are top-of-line, including Viking range, Miele ovens, and Subzero refrigerator. For added convenience, a beverage refrigerator is included in the separate utility room with a large-capacity washer and dryer. Polished concrete flooring and floor-to-ceiling windows and sliders throughout complement minimalist design elements such as pocket doors, recessed lighting, and hidden closets to emphasize the modern aesthetic of the home and the prominence of the architecture.
Located in the prestigious Lido Shores enclave within a short distance of the amenities of St. Armands Circle and Downtown Sarasota, The Zigzag House is surrounded by other architecturally significant homes including the nearby Paul Rudolph Umbrella House. Adding to the coveted location, owners enjoy deeded private beach access to North Lido Key Beach.
The iconic original design of the Zigzag House and its extraordinarily thoughtful renovation is beyond par. Energy-efficient and smart home integrations throughout. Furnishings are available by negotiation. View the full listing here.


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