SARASOTA MODERN IN COVETED LIDO SHORES. First time on the market! This award- winning design by architect Carl Abbott is recognized in multiple architectural books and magazines for its distinctive design features and stunning views of the water. Greeted by a colonnade of Royal Palms, the residence is very private from the road. Custom carved doors lead to a shell covered entry court. The glass entry door introduces you to the panoramic views of Pansy Bayou through expansive walls of glass. A great home for entertaining, the large pool and spacious deck and dock cascade down to the water. A spacious and open living floor plan is accentuated by varied ceiling heights stepping up from 10 ft in kitchen and dining areas to 12 ft in the living area to a soaring 14 ft in the art studio. A spacious and flowing main living area has breathtaking views of the bayou and includes the kitchen, marble floors, office with built-in bookcases, and hidden mirrored bar. A master bedroom suite continues with wonderful views of the bayou and has two full travertine baths and a soaring skylighted shower. The 70 ft long art studio space has multiple possibilities: extra bedrooms, fitness room, family room, in-home workspace, etc. A two-bedroom guest suite with laundry and kitchenette is accessed through a private entrance in the courtyard and offers the perfect setup for a private extended family stay or a live-in opportunity. Half a block away is the private gated beach on the Gulf of Mexico. With a bocce court and gazebo, this is a favorite gathering place for the residents of Lido Shores to enjoy the famed Gulf of Mexico sunsets. This iconic residence is ideally located just minutes to St. Armands Circle for fine dining and shopping, yacht clubs and the Longboat Key Club, Downtown Sarasota and its outstanding arts community.