Tuesday, March 1, 2016 / by Extreme Home Selling Team
Granny Flat! Home Gym! Storage Space! Work Shop!
Sarasota has seen a steady use of auxiliary space converted to Rental Units for Passive Income since the beginning of its history. Small Cottages near Main Homes were commonly built in the late 1800's/early 1900's, and today, are used as Granny Flats, Student Housing, Young Professional Studios, and the like. Many homes with Detached Garages have converted the buildings to usable, Air Conditioned spaces: Art Studios, Retail Shops, Professional Office especially in the Downtown Neighborhoods with Live/Work designations!
Art Studio Retail Shop Professional Office
Sarasota also has several terrific neighborhoods zoned specifically for this kind of activity that caters to the Live/Work Lifestyle of the Urban Professional. Laurel Park, Gillespie Park, Rosemary District, Burns Square, and portions of the Historic Central Cocoanut District are in and around the Downtown Core.
Links to these Very Special Neighborhoods are here including a City Map that defines each Neighborhood in relation to the Downtown Area!
City Guide Map Laurel Park Gillespie Park Rosemary Distrtict
Burns Square Historic Central Cocoanut District
(To the right are the 1882 Bidwell-Wood Home and 1901 Crocker Church that were moved into Pioneer Park at 12th Street and Cocoanut Avenue.)
As in every case, you should seek professional advice before attempting to convert any part of your home or property to a use other than legally designated. When buying a property, you need a Real Estate Team who does the legwork to insure that the property meets Zoning and Code Requirements so you don't get stuck holding the bag!
You can rely on the Experts of the EXTREME HOME SELLING TEAM to stay on top of YOUR NEEDS during the Transaction from Start to Finish!
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Laura Dobrin, Realtor - Buyer's Agent
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