Hoyt Architects

Belle Haven

Designed by Dwight James Baum in 1925, the 3-story, Mediterranean-style Belle Haven (originally the El Verona Apartments) enjoyed waterfront views of Sarasota Bay. In the last several decades, tall condominiums, built on filled land, blocked its bayfront views; and the building fell into disrepair. In 2020, the lobby, stair towers, light court, and original exterior metal work were all repaired; and the windows, doors, and roofing were replaced to match the original. The restored Belle Haven is now the landmark centerpiece of the quickly developing Quay project.


Green Point


Sarasota, Florida


Number of Stories: 3

The last of the historic buildings that were once on that site...sits on the Sarasota bayfront like a flapper in an embroidered cloche hat with a jade cigarette holder