Get ready to enjoy life to the fullest! Bring the kids to this ideal floor plan featuring 2,450 sq. ft. of living space that was thoughtfully updated and maintained over time. Built by John Hartenstine, who was known for his exacting standards and old-school ways, he was one of a handful of longtime builders whose career paralleled Sarasota's mid-century construction boom. This lovely residence is comfortably situated on an elevated corner lot in the much sought-after Southside School district and South Gate neighborhood. Fully fenced with a very private backyard, there is room for a pool. Once inside a generous foyer space opens into the living / dining areas. A multi-level design, up just a few steps are 4 Bedrooms and two Full Baths, and down a few steps is a Family Room, Full Bath, Studio and Laundry area. The Kitchen was updated with Kraftmaid self-close cabinetry, granite countertops, KitchenAid 5-burner cooktop, 36" convection oven, convection microwave and warming tray, a Whirlpool refrigerator completes the appliance suite for the family chef. Built-in window seating overlooks mature trees in the back yard and provides the perfect spot for morning coffee and menu planning. Just off the Kitchen, the Dining and Living rooms are fabulous for entertaining small gatherings or large parties. A screened lanai off the Dining room opens out to a wood deck and another entertaining / living area. Clustered upstairs, there are 3 Guest Bedrooms, a Full Guest bath and a Master Bedroom with ensuite bath (shower only), each of the bedrooms feature hardwood floors and big windows for natural light. Rather unique to this floor plan is a downstairs Family Room with wood burning fireplace and original mantel and full bath with shower that could easily be converted to an in-law suite. A separate Studio has a Hisense portable AC unit, a stainless sink, built-in pull-out storage under the stairs, a full-size Maytag fridge, wood cabinetry with subway tile accent wall and a custom barn door to a walk-in storage closet. A separate laundry room with washer and dryer completes this desirable downstairs space. Some distinctive features include original hardwood flooring in the bedrooms, 5" baseboards, vinyl flooring and tile. Need more\? You'll have the option to join the South Gate Community Association, which hosts a wide range of social activities and offers pool access at the nearby (and historic) South Gate Community Center for a nominal fee; Plus, the home's prime location, west of Tuttle means you are just minutes to the SMH hospital district, 10 minutes to downtown Sarasota, 5 miles to world-famous SK beaches, lots of fabulous dining, shopping, and cultural amenities along with an A-Rated School District for elementary, middle and high school. Don't miss it!