Mar 7, 2024 - News

Someone give us $2 million for this Sarasota tree house

A house overlooking a pond a lush wetland greenery with a blue-and-pink sky overhead.

Behold, the perfect house. Photo: Robert Pope Photography

The perfect house is not the Caladesi Island mansion that hit the market last month, nor is it a fancy penthouse with waterfront views.

State of play: This three-bedroom, four-bathroom masterpiece at 2613 Temple Street, just north of Arlington Park, hit the market this week for $2.18 million.

  • It was built in 1997 by Richard G. Allen of the Sarasota architecture firm Architura, per the Compass Florida listing.

She's got it all: A library with built-ins, giant windows for tons of natural light, exposed wood (including beams made from telephone poles), a spiral staircase and a screened-in pool surrounded by leafy branches

  • And it's all cocooned in a private wetland oasis, complete with a self-filling front-yard pond.

💭 Kathryn's thought bubble: If you've lived in one of St. Pete's garage apartments, you get the appeal of the tree house feel.

  • Nothing beats looking out your window to lush greenery in the middle of a city — except owning an entire house as opposed to renting a 300-square-foot studio for $1,800 a month.

If anyone's got a spare $2 mil, you know where to find us.

A screened-in pool surrounded by lush greenery
So peaceful. Photo: Robert Pope Photography
A living room and kitchen decorated with mid-century-style furniture and exposed wood beams. A spiral staircase from the kitchen leads up to a library with built-in bookshelves.
A unique take on open concept. Photo: Robert Pope Photography
A library with built-in bookshelves.
It's giving Tortured Poets Department vibes. Photo: Robert Pope Photography
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