Quirky Pastel-Painted Home in Sarasota, Florida, Asks $10 Million



This angular, pastel-painted property on the market for $10 million would look perfectly at home on Miami’s South Beach, but it actually stands some 240 miles away on the other side of the Sunshine State. 

The postmodern-style home in Lido Shores, Sarasota, hit the market earlier this month with Lisa Rooks Morris and Amy Drake of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s downtown Sarasota office. 


Built and designed by architect Don Chapell as his personal residence, the six-bedroom home was completed in 2001 and is one of “Florida’s most architecturally significant homes,” said Ms. Rooks Morris. 

Spanning more than 6,800 square feet, the property has a design that is both “whimsical and refined, showcasing the eclectic palette and materials of postmodernism,” including original poured terrazzo floors with imported Murano glass accents, multihued surfaces and varied elevations, according to the listing. 

The home has floor-to-ceiling windows.


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The main living space has soaring ceilings, two walls of floor-to-ceiling windows, and a catwalk that bridges the second stories of the adjacent living wings. 

There are also two primary suites, an office with gently curving walls, a game room, a safe room, balconies and views over the neighboring bayou, the listing said. 

Outside, a lap pool is joined by an expansive deck and garage space for three vehicles. 

There’s a game room.


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“Its versatile living areas, natural setting and enviable location will appeal to the discerning buyer seeking an extraordinary design,” Ms. Rooks Morris added. 

The owners, who couldn’t be reached for comment, acquired the home in 2005 for $3.8 million, property records show.

Last week, a waterfront estate on nearby Siesta Key hit the market for $22 million, making it the priciest home on the market in Sarasota county. 



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