Step into a piece of Sarasota’s History – 1631 Hawthorne Street. Nestled in the heart of the historic Hudson Bayou neighborhood, on one of the most enchanting streets in the neighborhood, this home is a gem, steeped in history and timeless charm. Designed by the renowned architect Thomas Reed Martin in the Mediterranean Revival style, this residence stands as one of the finest examples of its kind. Built in 1922 for E. A. Smith, a former New England resident turned Sarasota City Mayor from 1931-1935, this home has an illustrious history. One of the many unique features of this home is the charming courtyard entry featuring a patio and a soothing fountain. Once inside some of the highlights include a striking curved living room ceiling adorned with hand-carved woodwork, original wood floors, handmade mahogany bookshelves, and much more. This home has been lovingly enhanced and expanded to blend old-world charm with modern conveniences including hurricane impact-rated windows and doors, a full house generator, updated electrical panel, newer plumbing, newer HVAC, Insta Hot gas water heater, and kitchen and bathroom renovations. The stunning kitchen boasts custom cabinetry, top-of-the-line appliances including a Thermador 6-burner gas range with griddle, 2-wall ovens, Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, slab granite countertops, and a large island with seating. There are 4 full bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, including the quaint separate guest’s cottage. Surrounded by brick pavers, the inviting open swimming pool and spa is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the lush Florida landscape. A two-car garage and workshop complete this amazing residence. Enjoy all that this location has to offer within minutes to Southside Village, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Siesta Key, and Downtown Sarasota.