Seller represented by:
Liz Arme with Premier Sotheby's International Realty

Buyer represented by:
Liz Arme with Premier Sotheby's International Realty

453 S Polk Dr Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Sold
  • Single Family

453 S Polk Dr Sarasota, FL 34236 Get directions

$4,150,000 $1,174/Sq. ft.
4 Beds 4 Baths 3,534 Sq. ft. 14,375 Sq. ft. Lot
  • Age 20 Years
  • MLS# A4505827
  • Listed 4 Months 21 Days Ago


Your wait is over. Welcome home to this newly renovated island retreat designed for the Florida luxury lifestyle you deserve. This four-bedroom, four-bath gated pool home is characterized by contemporary fluidity. The configuration of main living spaces and privately located bedrooms allows for easy entertaining and comfortable everyday work and living space. Upon stepping into the impeccably remodeled interior, you are drawn to the enchanting private oasis and expansive water views. Preparing meals is a breeze in the exquisite chef's kitchen with new waterfall quartz countertops, high-end stainless steel appliances, custom under-lit cabinetry with pullout shelving and a roomy center prep and storage island. The owner's suite is spacious and elegant, with a sitting area, dual walk-in closets and a spacious and luxurious bath. All bedrooms are en suite and tastefully designed. Step outside to your piece of paradise with the newly travertine-tiled patio and take a refreshing dip in the recently upgraded, heated lagoon-style pool and spa. Enjoy the newly installed custom outdoor kitchen and fire pit perfect for entertaining guests. Located near a protected manatee refuge, the property affords unparalleled privacy with the opportunity to marvel at the presence of Sarasota's gentle sea cows, dolphins and tropical bird wildlife watching almost daily. Newly installed dock and lift with a refurbished Jet Ski lift. This location affords you the luxury of living minutes from the famed St. Armand's Circle shopping and dining district with more than 20 eateries and too many shops to count. Steps to Lido Beach to swim, relax or go shelling to your heart's desire, hop on your boat or paddleboard to the numerous yacht clubs and marinas or head out to the Intracoastal Waterway and azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Close proximity to the Ringling Bridge for spectacular views and abundant cultural and culinary experiences of downtown Sarasota. Rarely does such a marvelous piece of canal front property come available. With over $500K in upgrades throughout the entire property, this home is move-in ready, complete with new hurricane impact windows and doors and more. View the virtual tour and video for more photos, and a detailed improvement list is available upon request. Don't miss out on this opportunity and make your Florida dream come true.

  • Seller represented by:
  • REALTOR ® Liz Arme with Premier Sotheby's International Realty
  • Buyer represented by:
  • REALTOR ® Liz Arme with Premier Sotheby's International Realty



  • Bedrooms: 4

Other Rooms

  • Total Rooms: 9
  • Extra Room-1 Description: Additional Rooms: Den/Library/Office, Family Room, Inside Utility


  • Total Bathrooms: 4
  • Full Bathrooms: 4

Interior Features

  • Built in Features
  • Ceiling Fans(s)
  • Coffered Ceiling(s)
  • Crown Molding
  • High Ceiling(s)
  • Kitchen/Family Room Combo
  • Open Floorplan
  • Pest Guard System
  • Solid Wood Cabinets
  • Split Bedroom
  • Stone Counters
  • Thermostat
  • Tray Ceiling(s)
  • Walk-In Closet(s)
  • Wet Bar
  • Window Treatments
  • Flooring: Carpet, Marble, Wood
  • Window Features: Blinds, Drapes, ENERGY STAR Qualified Windows, Low Emissivity Windows, Shutters, Window Treatments


  • Bar Fridge
  • Built-In Oven
  • Cooktop
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Dryer
  • Electric Water Heater
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Washer

Heating and Cooling

  • Cooling Features: Central Air, Humidity Control, Zoned
  • Heating Features: Central

Exterior and Lot Features

  • Fenced
  • French Doors
  • Irrigation System
  • Lighting
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Kitchen
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Rain Gutters
  • Sliding Doors
  • Patio And Porch Features: Covered, Patio
  • Road Surface Type: Paved

Pool and Spa

  • Pool Features: Pool Features: Heated, In Ground, Salt Water, Tile
  • Pool Private: Yes
  • Spa Features: Heated, In Ground

Waterfront and Water Access

  • Water View: Canal
  • Waterfront Features: Canal - Saltwater
  • Waterfront Feet: 80

Land Info

  • Lot Description: FloodZone, In City Limits, Street Paved
  • Lot Size Acres: 0.33
  • Vegetation: Mature Landscaping, Trees/Landscaped
  • Lot Size Square Feet: 14375

Garage and Parking

  • Garage Spaces: 3
  • Garage Features: Garage Dimensions: 33x20
  • Parking Features: Driveway, Garage Door Opener, On Street

Home Features

  • View: Water

Homeowners Association

  • Association: No
  • Calculated Total Monthly Association Fees: 0
  • Pets Allowed: Yes

School Information

  • Elementary School: Southside Elementary
  • High School: Sarasota High
  • Middle School: Booker Middle

Rental Info

  • Lease Term: Minimum Lease: No Minimum

Amenities and Community Features

  • Community Features: Water Access, Waterfront

Other Property Info

  • Miscellaneous 2: Brochure Available, Docs Available, Sign, Survey Available
  • Annual Tax Amount: 24623.41
  • Source Listing Status: Sold
  • County: Sarasota
  • Directions: Travel 1.6 miles West on Ringling Bridge. Turn left onto S. Washington Dr. .4 miles , turn left onto S. Blvd ofPresidents. 600 ft, Turn Right onto S. Polk Dr. 350 ft, the destination is on your right
  • Tax Year: 2020
  • Ownership: Fee Simple
  • Source Property Type: Residential
  • Area: 34236 - Sarasota
  • Source Neighborhood: LIDO BEACH DIV B
  • Postal Code Plus 4: 2034
  • Subdivision: LIDO BEACH DIV B
  • Township: 36S
  • Zoning: RSF2
  • Property Subtype: Single Family Residence
  • Source System Name: C2C

Building and Construction

  • Total Square Feet Living: 3534
  • Year Built: 2001
  • Building Area Total: 4908
  • Construction Materials: Block, Stucco
  • Direction Faces: South
  • Foundation Details: Stem Wall
  • Property Age: 20
  • Roof: Tile
  • Levels or Stories: 2


  • Sewer: Public Sewer
  • Cable Connected
  • Fiber Optics
  • Natural Gas Connected
  • Sewer Connected
  • Sprinkler Meter
  • Underground Utilities
  • Water Source: Public

Nearby Schools

Rating School Grades Distance
10 Southside Elementary School K-5 2.7 mi
4 Booker Middle School 6-8 4.9 mi
4 Sarasota High School 9-12 3 mi
NA Out-Of-Door Academy Private School PK-12 2.1 mi

School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Maponics, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.

Property History for 453 S Polk Dr

Property Tax

Property Price

Date Event Price Price / Sq ft Source
2021-08-13 Sold - - StellarMLS
2021-07-02 Listed $4,250,000 $1,202 StellarMLS
2020-02-12 Sold - - Public Record
2020-02-12 Listing removed $2,195,000 $648 StellarMLS
2020-02-12 Listing removed $2,300,000 $679 StellarMLS
2020-02-12 Listing removed $2,800,000 $792 StellarMLS
2020-02-11 Sold - - StellarMLS
2020-01-10 Listed $2,450,000 $693 StellarMLS
2014-07-22 Listing removed $2,197,000 $621 StellarMLS
2014-02-20 Price Changed $2,197,000 $621 StellarMLS
2013-02-20 Listed $2,249,000 $636 StellarMLS
2010-01-26 Listing removed $2,050,000 $605 StellarMLS
2009-12-26 Listing removed $2,600,000 $735 StellarMLS
2009-12-06 Price Changed $2,600,000 $735 StellarMLS
2009-09-11 Price Changed $2,750,000 $778 StellarMLS
2009-06-29 Listed $2,300,000 $650 StellarMLS
2006-06-07 Sold - - Public Record
2006-04-12 Listing removed $2,300,000 $679 StellarMLS
2006-04-11 Listed $2,499,000 $738 StellarMLS
2006-01-04 Listed $2,300,000 $679 StellarMLS
2006-01-01 Listing removed $2,800,000 $792 StellarMLS
2005-08-03 Listed $2,800,000 $792 StellarMLS
2003-06-20 Sold - - Public Record
2002-08-19 Listing removed $2,195,000 $648 StellarMLS
2002-02-19 Listed $2,195,000 $648 StellarMLS
2001-03-21 Sold - - Public Record
2000-05-09 Listing removed $695,000 StellarMLS
2000-04-06 Sold - - Public Record
2000-04-06 Listed $695,000 StellarMLS

The price and tax history data is obtained from public records and/or MLS feeds from local jurisdiction. Contact your REALTOR® directly in order to obtain the most up-to-date information available.