Frances Carlton Condos For Sale - Sarasota

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Address: 1221 N. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
Year built: 1928
# of units: 20
Minimum lease: 1 year
Leases/year 1
Water views No
Walk to Main Street: Yes. 

The historic Frances Carlton Condos reflect the finest aspects of daily life in downtown Sarasota, Florida. From a unique location along North Palm Avenue, residents enjoy all the amenities of an upscale exclusive residential community carrying a prestigious address, plus proximity to local attractions. Read more about Frances Carlton condos.


Condos for Sale at Frances Carlton Sarasota

All Listings $300,000 - $400,000

Market Statistics

Total Listings: 1
Average Price: $349,900
Highest Price: $349,900
Lowest Price: $349,900

Condos for Sale at Frances Carlton Sarasota

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Condos in Frances Carlton 

Frances Carlton condos in Sarasota, FloridaIn 1984, the Frances Carlton joined the National Register of Historic Places. This one-of-a-kind complex possesses a rich history. Built in 1924 near the height of a boom period in Florida real estate that preceded the Great Depression, the building benefited from the skills of two famous architects: Francis James of Tampa and Alex Browning, a Scottish immigrant. They created a structure for Sarasota businessman Carlton Teate that today remains a masterpiece of Mediterranean revival design. The main entrance displays a magnificent white marble staircase.

Each of the 20 units measures 720 square feet and boasts an efficient floor plan with extensive closet and storage space. Residents enjoy a swimming pool, air conditioning, assigned parking and the beauty of solid refinished interior hardwood floors and graceful, arching windows. 

Each condo possesses a cozy sunroom. Some of the units offer impressive city views. The Frances Carlton Condos enjoy ready access to Sarasota's downtown, yet retain many of the qualities of a small, sheltered urban community.

Many residents appreciate the Frances Carlton because it provides ready access to numerous urban attractions. The condominium complex sits next to the Florida Studio Theater. 

Just a few blocks away, you'll find the Sarasota Opera House, several fine restaurants and the Selby Public Library. Island Park and marinas lie close at hand also, although the building remains over a block inland and set back from the waterfront. Residents easily reach many downtown locations on foot from this convenient address.

Anyone drawn to the comfortable lifestyle of the Sunshine State's western coast will appreciate the Frances Carlton's setting. Tall palm trees outside and the pink, shell colors of this beautiful structure's exterior contribute to the ambiance of its immediate environment.

Today large numbers of tourists vacation in Florida, attracted by the excellent, warm climate, plentiful recreational opportunities, sandy beaches and numerous popular attractions. Whether you enjoy casual strolls along the beach, shopping and eating downtown, or visiting sporting events, museums and art galleries, you'll find plenty of activities here to interest you. The Frances Carlton Condos could offer the perfect spot for enjoying a pleasant Sarasota lifestyle 

Community Reviews

4.5 Based on 2 Ratings

Recent Ratings & Reviews

, Resident

Incredible location. Truly unique floor plans. Beautiful historic building and grounds. Has an active HOA that keeps on top of building maintenance needs.


No onsite management or exercise facility (other than the pool). Two-bedroom units (like the 1-bedrooms) have just one bathroom.


A terrific place if you don't need a very large one-bedroom unit. On a beautiful, quiet block of Palm Avenue. Next door to 5 live theaters, with many restaurants within a one block area. Short walk to Whole Foods and to the marina. I love my one-bedroom unit, with a floor plan you won't find anyplace else -- even units in the middle of the building have windows in all 6 rooms. Yes, six distinct rooms, plus a large storage room, in one-bedroom units. The key for me to making it work was first to measure every dimension in all the rooms, and then to get furniture that fit each space -- so it feels like a very comfortable small house, and not a conventional "vanilla" condo.

, Resident

Nice, quiet location in downtown Sarasota. Walking to Main street and everything it offered was great. Unfortunately, I drank ate so much with my friends that I put on weight. However, that is no reason to avoid Frances Carlton. Living downtown is fantastic. I still live downtown but moved from Frances Carlton because I needed more room.


Condos are too small. The old building is charming but lacks modern amenities


Check it out and decide for yourself. I liked living there but ultimately spent more and got a larger place.

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Listing information last updated on October 25th, 2021 at 1:24pm EDT.