Master on Main
$ 1,750,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#N6113152
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountySARASOTA
  • CityVenice
  • AreaVenice
  • NeighborhoodVenezia Park
  • Zip34285
  • StyleHistorical,Spanish/Mediterranean
  • Year Built1925
  • Taxes8976
  • Price$ 1,750,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms6
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage4700
  • Lot Size10,890 SqFt
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Property Description

If you have dreamed of living on the beautiful Island of Venice, now is your chance to own a rare and unique piece of the island’s history. This one-of-a-kind estate, famously dubbed The Banyan House, named after a banyan tree that was gifted to the property by Thomas Edison 92 years ago, is now available on the market. Edison's banyan tree still reigns supreme on the grounds of the property and is a focal point that can be seen from Venice's highly sought after Harbor Dr. Built in 1926, the home itself exemplifies Mediterranean style architecture, and has been beautifully preserved, restored, and upgraded. Situated on 1/3 of an acre in the Venezia Park Historic District, this estate is conveniently located close to all of the area attractions; just a few blocks from the shops and restaurants of Venice Ave and the surrounding downtown, Venice Beach, Caspersen Beach, Sharkys at the Pier, and all things Venice! This home is accented with a stucco exterior, tile roof, and beautiful fabric awnings that are true to the period and style. Inside, the main house boasts 6 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, tons of designated living and entertaining space, and historic details around every corner, such as original ornamental beams and original floors that have been meticulously restored. The light filled sunroom has an old Hollywood feel and is sure to impress and bring you hours of enjoyment! Several suites throughout the home feature private balconies that overlook the grounds, some of which are built into the banyan tree on the South side of the property, creating a treehouse feel of shade and privacy. The entire property is being sold FULLY FURNISHED, with the exception of a few personal pieces that do not convey. On the Northeast corner of the property an original Carriage House has been fully restored to 3 APTS IN A SEPARATE BUILDING that can be rented out as a way to produce extra income, or used for personal casitas when you entertain your out-of-town guests. The grounds are truly spectacular and will make you feel as if you are living in a painting, or at the very least a 5-star boutique resort. Newly installed paver patios, driveways, and walkways wind through the property’s mature tropical foliage and arrive at Venice Island’s first ever in-ground swimming pool, built with the house in 1926, and recently updated with a new sand filter and heater as of 2019. Above ground hot-tub and raised tanning sun deck complete this relaxing space. The pièce de résistance of this tropical oasis is the beautiful custom Koi pond with waterfall and babbling brook that run through the main courtyard, echoing the sound of moving water throughout every inch of the property, delivering a constant sense of peace, calm, and tranquility as you move about. Behind the pool you will find a pool house that houses a gym, billiards room, and a half bathroom. Over the last 3 decades the home has been completely brought back to life with a new kitchen, updated bathrooms, new plumbing, new roof, upgraded electrical service, restored and preserved historic details, and so much more! A true labor of love for the current owners, the Banyan House Estate is a spectacular island oasis like no other. This property stands as a living piece of art, truly a conversation piece, telling the story of Venice Island and years gone by. If owning a piece of Florida’s history, and living on the highly sought-after Island of Venice is something you have been dreaming of, look no further.

Price History
12/28/2020 Listed $1,750,000

General Features

Additional Rooms Family Room, Florida Room, Inside Utility
Appliances Dishwasher, Dryer, Microwave, Range, Refrigerator, Washer
Architectural Style Historical, Spanish/Mediterranean
Construction Materials Stucco
Cooling Central Air, Wall/Window Unit(s)
Exterior Features Awning(s), Lighting, Sidewalk
Facing Direction West
Flooring Ceramic Tile, Wood
Heating Central
Homestead Yes
Interior Features Ceiling Fans(s), Crown Molding, Master Bedroom Downstairs, Split Bedroom, Walk-In Closet(s), Window Treatments
Levels Two
MLS Area 34285 - Venice
Minimum Lease Period 1 Month
Other Structures Guest House
Parking Features Driveway
Patio/Porch Features Deck, Patio, Side Porch
Pool Features Heated, In Ground
Private Pool Yes
Property SubType Single Family Residence
Property Type Residential
Roof Tile
Sewer Public Sewer
Special Listing Conditions None
Status Active
Subdiv Community Name Venezia Park
Subdivision Name VENEZIA PARK
Terms Cash, Conventional
Utilities Cable Connected, Electricity Connected, Sewer Connected, Sprinkler Well, Street Lights, Water Connected
View Garden, Trees/Woods
Year Built 1925

Interior Features

Fireplace Features Family Room
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Furnished Y/N Furnished
Laundry Features Inside
Living Area 4700.00
Total Bedrooms 6
Window Features Window Treatments

Exterior Features

Foundation Details Slab
Lot Features In City Limits, Sidewalk, Street Paved
Lot Size Acres 0.25
Lot Size Square Feet 16712
Spa Yes
Vegetation Mature Landscaping, Trees/Landscaped


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 34285

AVG $830K
AVG $6,501
AVG 233
Year Built
AVG 1981
AVG 47
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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