A home designed by the same architect behind John Ringling's Ca' d'Zan palace in Sarasota, is now on the market.
In the early 1920s, New York-based architect Dwight James Baum designed 42 homes in the burgeoning golf-course community of Temple Terrace, which is named after the Temple orange hybrid groves in the area. The homes were some of the first built in the community, and are believed to be the largest collection of Baum's work in the Southeast. However, only about 19 of these abodes still exist, and one of them is currently for sale.
Located at 310 Belle View Ave., the 1,391-square-foot house was built in 1926, and comes with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It also features original cork floors, Versace-embossed wallpaper, and two lofts.
Baum, who died in 1939, designed the second wave of homes in Temple Terrace. Renowned architect M. Leo Elliott actually built the first 10 homes, as well as Tampa's Centro Asturiano in Ybor City, and the old city hall. But besides Temple Terrace, Baum is probably best known for John Nicholas Ringling's Cà d'Zan, the 30-room Venetian Gothic revival mansion now located on the grounds of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.
Baum also designed the Sarasota Times Building, and the Sarasota County Courthouse.
This particular Temple Terrace house is currently asking $349,000. The listing agent is Anthony Sclafani of Mar-Key Property Services.
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