Location: 1221 N Palm Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236
If you love history and artful elegance, then Frances Carlton should be on your list to see. Built in 1924 to serve as furnished rentals for Northerners, this Mediterranean Revival style building was part of the Florida land boom amidst the roaring 20's. Now a condominium, this building was added to the National Register of Historic places in 1984. The building was designed to resemble the ancient hostelry of the Pyrenees along the Spanish border of Southern France.
There are glass openings in the north and south elevations on the Frances Carlton building. The building has been remodeled and renovated, but still maintains its original design, including fabulous wooden casement windows. The early designs of the building even had icebox openings on the kitchen exterior, speaking tubes in each apartment, and a roof garden. There are large courtyards that give room for social gatherings and events and a swimming pool and patio area for relaxation purposes. There are 16 one bedroom units that range from 660 to 724 square feet and, of the 4 two bedroom units, 3 range from 1124 to 1136 square feet and one is 1395.