Behind the privacy of oaks and pines, an expansive living area opens with a receding wall of glass to the lanai and screened in atrium. A wall of brick with a lighted mantel for display holds two wood burning fireplaces, one interior and one exterior. An enormous northern window washes the living space with light.
1666 Hillview was designed in 1939by celebrated painters Dorothy Sherman Leech and Hilton Leech, who came to Sarasota to help organize the Ringling School of Art. The Amagansett Art School was established in the relocated Army Barracks turned studio in 1947. In 1960, acclaimed sculptor and ceramicist Frank Colson and his wife, filmmaker and author Diana Colson purchased the home and continued the art school in the studio.