Lido Shores

Welcome to Lido Shores

A neighborhood towards the north end of Lido Key.

Lido Shores, a neighborhood towards the north end of Lido Key, is full of architectural treasures and boasts homes that were developed in the style of the Sarasota School of Architecture. While not an actual school, this architectural genre was developed by a group of dynamic young architects who innovated on the minimalism that had been popular after World War I.
 
Following the next World War, these inventors adapted the minimalist style of RalphTwitchell and Paul Rudolph to the geography of Sarasota, adding verandas and patios, and incorporating local resources such as cypress into their designs. The intent of this design is to create an effortless merging of indoor and outdoor living. This style came to be known as The Sarasota a School of Architecture. Tim Seibert, Gene Leedy, Carl Abbott, and Jack West are leading names of this regional style. In the early 1950s, the progressive developer Philip Hiss hired Paul Rudolph to design a colony of such climate-sensitive modernism creating Lido Shores. Thanks to these young creators, today some of the most treasured real estates in Sarasota sit in Lido Shores, designed by well-recognized architects such as Jonathan Parks and Guy Peterson in a modernist style, and Clifford Scholz with his palladium designs.
 
Membership in Lido Shores Association is Voluntary. $200 yearly dues will give access to the Lido Shores gated beach access. The Culture of Lido Shores community is one to make mention - the neighbors gather for seasonal events and monthly sunset viewings at the beach pavilion.
 
With close proximity to the vibrant arts and amenities of downtown, boutique shopping and dining on St. Armand's, private deeded access to Lido Beach just steps from your front door, and minutes away from Sarasota International Airport, everything is at your fingertips!

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