This 3 bedroom, 2 bath, pool home located in the heart of desirable, eclectic Sapphire Shores neighborhood, once owned by John Ringling, is surrounded by some of Sarasota's most precious cultural amenities. The backyard of the house abuts the Caples preserve which joins the bay and is inhabited mainly by owls, eagles, ospreys, woodpeckers, and New College's small boat launch. The house is a short stroll to the Ringling Museum of Art, the Asolo Theatre, and Sun Circle Bay Front Park, a popular spot to watch the sunsets. The 1972 Spanish-modern style house has been completely updated over the last ten years while chare has been taken to retain its vintage appeal. Updates have included a tiled roof, a resurfaced pool and huge screened in lanai. The interior has been remodeled with new floors and kitchen. The master bedroom includes a new walk-in closet and updated bath. The family room features a beautiful fireplace, vaulted ceiling, and new sliding glass doors, opening onto the covered patio. The dining room opens onto the patio as well and also has glass doors leading out onto the deck. The property lies next to a currently vacant lot, which provides an opportunity for an epic estate if one were so inclined.