One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. On one-half of an acre of boating water nestled in the private setting of Harbor Acres lies this Mid-Century home, originally built for Ken Thompson, Sarasota's City Manager from 1950 to1988, and his wife. William Zimmerman, an architect associated with the Sarasota School of Architecture, was the designer and Craig McAllister the contractor, all Sarasota icons. It's not only a stunning waterfront property. The house captures the true essence of integrating inside and outside environments. With a shared dock on deep water and private lift, there is direct access to the bay and Gulf by boat from the protected bayou. The great room features hexagonal Saltillo tile floors, pecky cypress walls and a wood-burning fireplace with a white coral surround. Sliding glass doors disappear when opened onto two invisible-screened lanais. The kitchen has cherry cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Exterior brick pavers from a Chicago reclaimed building, a cedar outdoor shower and handsome outdoor lighting were recently added, along with a new custom-designed metal roof with sections of tongue and groove ceilings. Featuring three bedrooms and two baths, this is the perfect location to be close to Southside Elementary School, Southside Village, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, downtown and the beaches. This is a house with good bones, ready for new owners to make it their own or create something new.