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

Buyer represented by:

1 Benjamin Franklin Dr Apt 123 Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Sold
  • Condos

1 Benjamin Franklin Dr Apt 123 Sarasota, FL 34236 Get directions

$1,260,000 $907/Sq. ft.
2 Beds 2 Baths 1,389 Sq. ft.
  • Age 53 Years
  • MLS# A4514510
  • Listed 2 Months 20 Days Ago


Views, views, views. Don't miss this rare opportunity to purchase in St. Armands Towers North. A highly desirable, renovated building located in the heart of one of Sarasota's finest areas, directly across from Lido Beach and just one block from the infamous St. Armands Circle, where shopping and continental dining are at their finest. A quick drive or bike ride over the Ringling Bridge to downtown Sarasota theaters, shopping and dining. Situated in the preferred 3 Stack on the 12th floor, this unit faces the dazzling Gulf of Mexico, Big Pass, Lido Key and Siesta Key. This roomy condominium features a bright and open floor plan, perfect for entertaining or relaxing. The spacious living room layout offers plenty of natural light from the new hurricane-impact sliding glass door. Step out onto the 280 sq. foot terrace and balcony to enjoy the refreshing Gulf of Mexico breeze or sit back, relax and soak in the spectacular sunsets. The renovated kitchen offers beautiful granite countertops, under-lit wood cabinetry, a built-in range and a raised, ambient-lit tray ceiling. Wake up every morning to breathtaking Lido Beach views in the master bedroom, complete with an en-suite bath and walk-in closet. The second bedroom offers a Murphy bed with plenty of built-in storage and shelving. Don't miss that both bedrooms offer access to the spacious terrace. The entire unit is complete with new hurricane impact windows and sliders, washer and dryer hookups and a newly painted interior. In addition, the building amenities include a fitness center, heated pool with Gulf views, an updated lobby, social room, covered carport, private storage closets and on-site management with one of the LOWEST condo fees on any of the islands! This one has it all, so hurry. This gorgeous and rare find will not last long, so schedule your in-person or virtual tour now. Seller requests highest and best offers with proof of funds delivered by Thursday, October 13th 8pm.

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



  • Bedrooms: 2

Other Rooms

  • Total Rooms: 7
  • Extra Room-1 Description: Additional Rooms: Great Room, Storage Rooms
  • Exercise Room: Yes


  • Total Bathrooms: 2
  • Full Bathrooms: 2

Interior Features

  • Crown Molding
  • Eating Space In Kitchen
  • Open Floorplan
  • Solid Wood Cabinets
  • Split Bedroom
  • Stone Counters
  • Tray Ceiling(s)
  • Walk-In Closet(s)
  • Window Treatments
  • Furnished Description: Furnished
  • Flooring: Carpet, Ceramic Tile
  • Window Features: Window Treatments


  • Convection Oven
  • Cooktop
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Electric Water Heater
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Laundry Features: Corridor Access

Heating and Cooling

  • Cooling Features: Central Air
  • Heating Features: Electric

Waterfront and Water Access

  • Water Body Name: GULF OF MEXICO
  • Water Features: Gulf/Ocean
  • Water View: Gulf/Ocean - Full

Exterior and Lot Features

  • Balcony
  • Hurricane Shutters
  • Sliding Doors
  • Storage
  • Other Structures: Storage
  • Road Surface Type: Paved

Garage and Parking

  • Carport Spaces: 1
  • Parking Features: Assigned, Covered, Ground Level, Guest

Land Info

  • Lot Description: CoastalConstruction Control Line, FloodZone, Level/Flat, Near Public Transit, Sidewalk, Street Paved

Home Features

  • View: Water
  • Security Features: Key Card Entry, Smoke Detector(s)

School Information

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

Homeowners Association

  • Association Amenities: Elevators, Fitness Center, Laundry, Lobby Key Required, Pool, Security, Storage
  • Association Fee 2: 2300
  • Association Fee Includes: Community Pool, Escrow Reserves Fund, Insurance, Maintenance Exterior, Maintenance Grounds, Maintenance Repairs, Manager, Pest Control, Pool Maintenance, Recreational Facilities, Sewer, Trash, Water
  • Calculated Total Monthly Association Fees: 766
  • Association Name: Argus Management
  • Pets Allowed: No

Condo Info

  • Unit Floor In Building: 12

Rental Info

  • Lease Term: Minimum Lease: 3 Months

Amenities and Community Features

  • Community Features: Association Recreation - Owned, Buyer Approval Required, Deed Restrictions, Pool, Sidewalk, Water Access

Other Property Info

  • Miscellaneous 2: Assoc approval required, Docs Available, Floor Plan Available, No Sign
  • Annual Tax Amount: 9959.00
  • Source Listing Status: Sold
  • County: Sarasota
  • Directions: Ringling Bridge to St. Armand's Circle - West towards Lido Beach - Left on Polk just before you get to the beach - St. Armands Tower North at1 Benjamin Franklin Dr. is the first building
  • Tax Year: 2020
  • Ownership: Condominium
  • Source Property Type: Residential
  • Area: 34236 - Sarasota
  • Property Subtype: condo
  • Source Neighborhood: ST ARMAND TOWERS NORTH
  • Postal Code Plus 4: 1242
  • Township: 36S
  • Zoning: RMF5
  • Property Subtype: Condominium
  • Source System Name: C2C

Building and Construction

  • Total Square Feet Living: 1389
  • Year Built: 1968
  • Building Area Total: 1669
  • Construction Materials: Concrete, Stucco
  • Direction Faces: Northeast
  • Foundation Details: Stilt/On Piling
  • Property Age: 53
  • Roof: Membrane
  • Levels or Stories: 1
  • Structure Type: High Rise
  • Elevator: Yes


  • Sewer: Public Sewer
  • Cable Connected
  • Electricity Connected
  • Public
  • Street Lights
  • Water Connected
  • Water Source: Public

Nearby Schools

Rating School Grades Distance
10 Southside Elementary School K-5 3 mi
4 Booker Middle School 6-8 5 mi
5 Sarasota Military Academy School 6-12 3.2 mi
NA Out-Of-Door Academy Private School PK-12 2.4 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 1 Benjamin Franklin Dr Apt 123

Property Tax

Property Price

Date Event Price Price / Sq ft Source
2021-12-01 Sold - - StellarMLS
2021-10-12 Listed $1,100,000 $791 StellarMLS
2020-11-18 Sold - - StellarMLS
2020-09-14 Price Changed $895,000 $644 StellarMLS
2020-08-25 Listed $925,000 $665 StellarMLS
2004-09-24 Sold - - Public Record
1996-06-19 Sold - - Public Record
1995-01-25 Sold - - Public Record

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.