139 S Washington Dr, Sarasota


5 Beds
7 Baths
7,817 Sqft
.69 Acres
3 Garages

Rare opportunity to acquire an esteemed historical estate. Offered for only the third time in its noted history, Casa del Carnevale is an exceptional blend of Old World architectural appeal and luxurious modern appointments perfectly located in the St. Armands division of John Ringling Estates on St. Armands Key. Extraordinary attention-to-detail and craftsmanship guided an extensive renovation, with no expense spared in materials and artisanship. Expanded from 4,000 to almost 10,000 square feet under roof, with over 7,800 square feet of air-conditioned space, Casa del Carnevale retains the warmth of its original style in a layout reconfigured to surpass the standards of modern luxury living. Situated on a generous lot sprawling over 30,000 square feet, the estate features 171 feet of water frontage with a private dock, expansive views of Sarasota Bay, and meticulously designed landscaping that surrounds the home in a tropical oasis. 5 bedrooms and 6-1/2 bathrooms are spread across two spacious levels. Multiple terraces on both levels offer both private retreat and ideal outdoor entertaining space, all enhanced by exquisite water views and the elegant central courtyard and Romanesque pool. 65-foot pool features arched spraying fountains and iridescent glass tile. Three-car garage, elevator, and maid’s quarters ensure premium lifestyle conveniences. Further luxuries include a wine room, billiard room, and arched windows with custom impact glass specially designed for unobstructed views. Kitchen features premium finishes and chef-grade appliances, including Thermador gas range, double ovens, and Sub-Zero refrigerators. Throughout the home, exposed beams, warm wood tones, and natural stone complement custom ironwork and lend an intimate feel to generously apportioned rooms. Interior has been expertly curated with custom tapestry, textile, mosaic, antiques and artwork. Offered fully or partially furnished.

Essential Information
MLS® #A4474996
Full Baths6
Half Baths1
Square Footage7,817
Year Built1936
Sub-TypeSingle Family Residence
Price Per Sqft$1,375
Community Information
Address139 S Washington Dr
CountySarasota County
Zip Code34236
Pet Restrictions YNN
Pets Allowed YNN
Minimum LeaseNo Minimum

Saint Armands Div John Ringling Estates

# of Garages3
Is WaterfrontYes
Has PoolYes
Water AccessBay/Harbor, Beach - Public
Water ViewBay/Harbor - Full

Cable Connected, Electricity Connected, Natural Gas Connected, Sewer Connected, Sprinkler Meter, Water Connected


Under Building Parking, , 3 Car Garage


FloodZone, In City Limits, Water View

Water Extras


HeatingCentral, Zoned
CoolingCentral Air, Zoned
FireplacesLiving Room, Wood Burning
# of Stories2
Master Bed Size23x14

Quarry Tile, Travertine, Wood, Reclaimed Wood

Interior Features

Elevator, High Ceiling(s), Kitchen/Family Room Combo, Solid Wood Cabinets, Stone Counters, Thermostat, Vaulted Ceiling(s), Walk-In Closet(s), Window Treatments


Built-In Oven, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Electric Water Heater, Exhaust Fan, Freezer, Range, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Washer, Water Filtration System, Water Softener

Interior Layout

Bonus Room, Den/Library/Office, Family Room, Formal Dining Room Separate, Formal Living Room Separate, Great Room, Elevator, Kitchen/Family Room Combo, Walk-In Closet(s)

Master Bath Features

Dual Sinks, Tub with Separate Shower Stall, Walk-in Closet(s)

Lot Description1/2 Acre to 1 Acre
FoundationStem Wall
Exterior Features

Awning(s), Balcony/Sun Deck, Fenced, Hurricane Shutters, Lighting, Outdoor Shower, Mature Landscaping, Patio/Porch Covered

Room Dimensions
Bedroom 213x15
Bedroom 313x11
Bedroom 413x11
Bedroom 513x11
Game Room22x13
Living Room24x14
Master Bedroom23x14
Additional Information
Days on Market47
Normal SaleYes
Homestead YNYes
Tax Year2019
Property History
Price Reduced from $12,750,000 to $10,750,000

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Listing information last updated on September 28th, 2020 at 8:00am EDT.