171 S Washington Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236
Saint Armands Div John Ringling Estates

Saint Armands Div John Ringling Estates

171 S Washington Drive, Sarasota, FL


  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Full Baths
  • 3 Half Baths
  • 23,086 Sq.Ft. Lot
  • 11,246 Sq.Ft. Living
  • 2006 Year Built
  • Sold Status
  • A4509956 MLS® ID

Behold a rare and unparalleled opportunity in a world-class destination to own a waterfront property of pristine palatial magnificence, resplendent with old world charm and sophistication yet brimming with exceptional modern luxury, conveniences and style. A cherished landmark property in the prized St. Armands division of John Ringling Estates on St. Armands Key, where its prime positioning for privacy and seclusion is complemented by more than 300’ of gorgeous wraparound water frontage and over 11,000 sq. ft. of opulent and painstakingly crafted and designed living space that truly transcends the extraordinary. Wrought iron gates open to unfold the sumptuousness beyond, enhanced by manicured landscaping, and a stately limestone walkway leading to the soaring façade. Through the mahogany front door and into the foyer, the extravagant drama flourishes and comes alive, enhanced by breathtaking architectural details and illuminated by the glow of natural light through clerestory windows and walls of glass showcasing the water views. The list of indulgent features is unmatched and includes a 2,000-bottle wine vault, home theatre, game room, vivid wood floors, separate accommodations for staff, a majestically furnished and designed kitchen plus a fully equipped catering kitchen, and a voluminous and ultra-luxuriant master suite of 1,700+/- sq. ft. offering the pinnacle of lavish living and connection to the outdoors. Terraces on all levels overlook the sparkling waters and open pool area, graced with flowing waterfalls and an infinity edge. Start your nautical adventures from the protected, pre-wired dock, which can accommodate a vessel up to 70’ with a maximum 6’ draft. Savor the ultimate in tropically elegant living, just steps away from shopping and dining on St. Armands Circle and moments to beautiful Lido Beach.

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Alexis Smith-Frady

Alexis Smith-Frady

Team Leader

Features and Amenities


  • Total Bedrooms4
  • Total Bathrooms5.5
  • Full Bathrooms4
  • Half Bathrooms3
  • KITCHEN26x13
  • FlooringTravertine, Carpet, Tile, Wood
  • FireplaceYes-Living Room
  • APPLIANCESBar Fridge, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Electric Water Heater, Freezer, Ice Maker, Microwave, Range, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Washer
  • other interior FeaturesBuilt-In Features, Central Vaccuum, Coffered Ceilings, Crown Molding, Eating Space In Kitchen, Elevator, High Ceiling, Kitchen/Family Room Combo, Master Bedroom Main Floor, Solid Wood Cabinets, Stone Counters, Walk-In Closets, Wet Bar, Window Treatments

Area & Lot

  • Status Sold
  • Living Area11,246 Sq.Ft.
  • Total Area13,062 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Area23,086 Sq.Ft.
  • MLS® IDA4509956
  • TypeResidential
  • YEAR BUILT2006
  • neighborhoodLido Key
  • LifestylesWaterfront
  • Architecture StylesSpanish, Mediterranean
  • Elementary SchoolSouthside Elementary
  • Middle SchoolBooker Middle
  • High SchoolSarasota High


  • Garage Spaces4
  • Water SourcePublic
  • utilitiesCable Available, Electricity Connected, Sewer Connected, Water Connected
  • PoolPrivate, Heated, In-Ground
  • roofConcrete
  • parkingDriveway, Garage Door Opener, Ground Level, Guest Parking, Off Street Parking, Parking Pad, Split Garage
  • HEAT TYPECentral
  • Water featureWater View - Bay Full, Water Frontage - Bay/Harbor, Water Access - Bay/Harbor, Water Name - Sarasota Bay, Waterfront Ft - 300, Bridges - No Fixed Bridges, Dock - Composite, Dock Slip Deeded On-Site, Dock with Electric, Dock with Water Suppply, Sailboat Water, Seawall - Concrete
  • sewerPublic Sewer
  • other exterior FeaturesBalcony, French Doors, Irrigation System, Outdoor Grill, Stucco, Covered, Deck, Patio, Stem Wall


  • Reduced Price$10,060,000
  • Real Estate Tax $90,980/yr

Lido Key

Barrier island with upscale amenities and undeveloped beach

Lido Key


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