Lido Shores is a dream-come-true
With an enclave of 148 exceedingly desirable luxury homes, plush waterfront homes, and lavish, opulent mansions tucked away at the north end of Lido Key, sitting just north of St. Armand's. Lido Shores is somewhat famous as a principal location for the Sarasota School of Architecture, a regional style that emerged on Florida's West Coast after World War II, pioneered by a group of visionary architects including Ralph Twitchell and Paul Rudolph, working right on Lido Shores. Some of the originators of the style achieved fame later in their careers, and several examples of their work can still be seen on Lido Shores today. Also called "Sarasota Modern," the Sarasota School style is noted for huge sunshades, extra-large sliding glass doors, unusual ventilation systems, terrazzo floors, and massive walls of jalousie windows.
Lido Shores Location
Home Styles: 3BR and larger single-family luxury homes, luxury mansions, and luxury waterfront estates.
Environment: Waterfront properties on Lido Shores front Pansy Bayou, Sarasota Bay, New Pass, and the Gulf of Mexico. Average year-round southwest Florida temperature is 73 degrees.
Amenities: Direct deepwater boating access to Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Some Lido Shores homes are inland; a number of marinas and boat storage facilities are nearby. Private beach includes protected dunes, children's playground, kayak ramp, mangrove nature trail. All homes feature scenic, spectacular waterfront views.
Rich History at Lido Shores
The Sarasota School emerged right after World War II, quickly rose to popularity among architects and homebuilders, but effectively disappeared by the late 1960s. Still, that work can be seen today, up close and personal, on Lido Shores, where the tradition of greatness continues. Noted contemporary architects like Jonathan Parks and Clifford Scholz have designed several of the newer homes on Lido Shores. The community continues to be the unique Florida setting for a number of luxury homes and stunning waterfront mansions that are authentic modern masterpieces of the art of homebuilding.