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M S Welcome to the premiere edition of SaundersBEST, your personal guide to some of the finest residential properties available along Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. More than just a portfolio of the region’s most outstanding homes and condominiums, the magazine provides a glimpse into the legendary coastal lifestyle that has been our region’s most attractive calling card for so many years. Inside SaundersBEST, you will find a variety of properties to fit any lifestyle. Also in the editorial mix is a fine dining guide and the latest calendar of upcoming events at our many world-class cultural institutions. Needless-to-say, each issue of SaundersBEST will provide just a sampling of the properties that reside within our extensive inventory of listings.
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CONTENTS SaundersBEST by Michael Saunders & Company Volume 1 Issue 1 | Winter 2013
3 Welcome from Michael & Drayton
15 In the News
24 Sarasota County
48 Manatee County
17 Dining Guide
54 Venice and Beyond
18 Cultural Calendar
6 Cover Feature Little Bokeelia Island
10 Waterfront Living 22 Feature Property Casey Key Estate
Dining Guide page 17
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SaundersBEST | COVER FEATURE
Little Bokeelia Island
rized for its location, Little Bokeelia Island is just moments away from a variety of islands rich with Old Florida charm and only a short boat ride or helicopter trip from the mainland. The 100-acre island is secluded yet conveniently located for major shopping and dining options in nearby Ft. Myers, and is equal distance from Sarasota and Naples.
The natural beauty of Little Bokeelia Island has been appreciated through the years by an elite and very fortunate number of guests and residents. The Calusa Indians and Ponce De Leon were among the first early visitors to discover the natural beauty of Little Bokeelia Island, located in picturesque Pine Island Sound, where several estuaries converge to create exceptional boating and fishing.
The island’s main architectural feature is the original home, a luxurious Spanish-style villa built in the 1920s for Charles Burgess, the well-known inventor of the dry cell battery (Duracell). Masterfully restored to provide all of today’s modern conveniences, the well-appointed rooms capture magnificent views and sea breezes. The estate is designed to accommodate guests comfortably, with a self-contained three-bedroom guest wing, separated by an open breezeway, and accessed by a private entrance.
The incomparable future potential for development of Little Bokeelia Island has been anticipated by its present owners. The island offers approximately 3 ½ miles of shoreline and 29 waterfront lots which have been granted a development order in perpetuity. To facilitate the property’s promise, the owners have set in place all of the necessary utilities. The island is fully serviced with mainland electricity, a reverse osmosis water plant and multiple back-up generators.
A short stroll from the main house is your own Old Florida village – a magical enclave of cottages, a museum, waterfall and pool, all surrounding a lushly landscaped terrace. A tropical coquina-shelled road encircles the island leading to a tennis court and connecting to a nature trail, which meanders through the island’s protected, flourishing oak hammock.
The experienced, long-term caretakers, who have diligently and lovingly maintained the island for more than two decades, are masters of their trade. Their constant care and attention is evident in the lush tropical landscaping, neatly manicured grounds and casual laid-back feeling this island embodies. The next chapter of the island’s vibrant history could be yours. This tropical oasis awaits your personal inspiration. Offered at $29,500,000 | www.LittleBokeelia.com
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t is an immense breath of fresh air whenever I encounter a business or person who takes great pride in their work. Through my work as the publisher of Florida Homes Magazine, I have encountered one of those fresh air blessings. Michael Saunders and the entire team at Michael Saunders & Company, from the Realtors to the marketing professionals, all work tirelessly for their clients, continually maintaining a discerning eye on the quality of their work and their presentation. A leader among women in business, Michael Saunders’ story is inspirational. From the beginning of her career, she crafted a finely honed image, based on the bedrock of quality and service. Through her vision and hard work, she became a principal force in luxury real estate before the term was even coined. Her innate sense of style and dedication to her clients is carried on by the talented Realtors who represent the company today. Her son, Drayton, who is now President of Michael Saunders & Company, follows her example of excellence by leading the company with consistently high standards and tireless dedication to the community.
SaundersBEST Michael Saunders & Company Custom Magazine Winter 2013
Published by For a woman of her vast accomplishments, I somewhat expected a force of nature to come barreling through the doors as I waited to meet Michael for the first time. Instead, a gracious, elegant woman glided through the lobby with a quick smile and compliment on my shoes. Her piercing blue eyes and calm, self-assured demeanor would set anyone at ease. This level of confident poise is reflected in the performance of all of her agents and staff. As someone who has worked in the luxury home industry for over 20 years, I have seen my share of breathtaking residences. But, I must admit, compiling the selection of properties to be featured in SaundersBEST, I found myself lingering in awe at many of the stunning homes showcased within these pages. The diversity of styles and creative architecture offered on the southwestern coast of Florida is simply stunning. For anyone looking for luxury, beauty and paradise, it can all be found in abundance within these pages.
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Left: Majestically poised along the shimmering Gulf of Mexico waters and the magnificent beaches of Siesta Key, this masterfully designed home reflects distinctive Asian design influences. A private sanctuary in the exclusive Sanderling Club, on 2-acres of white sand beaches and a calm lagoon. MLS# A3957336, Page 27.
n elegant waterfront lifestyle is a wishful dream for many. Here, on the sparkling coast of Southwest Florida, dreams can and do come true. Those with an eye for coastal beauty have long been attracted to the gem poised along the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico known as the Cultural Coast. Sarasota and the surrounding areas are home to some of the finest waterfront real estate in the world. Premier architects, craftsmen and designers have been attracted to this coastal paradise for decades. Thus, the regional architecture has been limited only by these artistsâ€™ imagination, and extends far beyond the traditional custom home market. The options for residing in Floridaâ€™s Southwest Gulf Coast are diverse and cater to a myriad of tastes and requisites. From high-rise condominiums, brilliant waterfront estates and lavish residences with unrestricted open water passage, to cozy bungalows, private islands and pristine golf communities, the perfect choice awaits you. When choosing a seaside paradise, the foremost consideration will be your lifestyle. If you enjoy maintenance-free living, with access to cultural events and abundant recreation, then a downtown Sarasota condominium or a beautiful Gulf-front penthouse may be your perfect location.
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Left: If you are looking for a property where you could truly bring your family together, entertain your community of friends, host social events, and take advantage of everything that the coast of Florida has to offer, then you have found it. MLS# A3933597, Page 22. Top Right: This one-of-a-kind contemporary residence is perfectly positioned alongside the pristine waters of Sarasota Bay. An extensive use of glass captures the breathtaking views and provides a modern approach to grand waterfront living. MLS# A3967200, Page 29. Bottom Right: A coastal vintage modern masterpiece ideally situated within the gates of a private enclave in Oyster Bay. MLS# A3956954, Page 31.
The luxurious Plaza at Five Points penthouse, featured on page 63, offers the ultimate urban sophistication in the heart of Sarasota’s Cultural District. Sweeping views, overlooking the downtown skyline and Longboat Key, provide constant new imageries. Each sunrise and sunset offers a unique ambiance to the day’s beginning and end. Perhaps a private Gulf-to-Bay escape is just what you’re looking for. The secluded and exclusive Casey Key offers the perfect location for the boating enthusiast. This unique island appeals not only to the avid boater, but is a favorite of those seeking a private retreat. Featured above, you’ll find one of the area’s most extraordinary estate properties, offering over 300 feet of private white sand beach. A magnificent setting, worthy of Hollywood, the secluded compound has three wonderful residences, a tennis court and a private bay side dock.
One splendid representation of complete architectural artistry shown on page 10 is located in the exclusive Sanderling Club, on Siesta Key. Featuring award-winning Asian inspired modern design, this residence embraces the spectacular waterfront location both indoors and out. All along the coast from Bradenton southward to beautiful Boca Grande, true boaters’ retreats can be found. From bayfront to deep water canal, private docks and their accompanying residences reflect a true love of the water. Oyster Bay is one of the area’s desired boating communities where you will find a featured residence that speaks to both classic details and coastal elegance.
“The opportunity and the availability are ideally aligned.”
“Residents of Casey Key enjoy a lifestyle of secluded privacy only minimally separated from every mainland convenience. The countless pleasures of Sarasota and Venice—including every major cultural, recreational, culinary and medical amenity—are just across a short bridge and a few miles away. This unparalleled island lifestyle is one of the two main reasons why buyers, who can truly afford to live anywhere, choose Casey Key,” declares Michael Saunders. At every turn, you’ll experience the array of architectural styles reflected on the region’s expansive waterfront. From coastaltraditional to ultra-modern, each residence is designed to showcase panoramic water views and capture amazing sunsets.
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The consistent changes in our real estate market are an important component for both buyers and sellers when considering the reality of manifesting a coastal lifestyle dream. According to Michael Saunders, “Once upon a time, real estate was all about location, location, location. Today’s buyers are well-informed, and now it is also about price, price, price. Currently, the median price for waterfront properties, though creeping upward, is still down by 31% from its peak in 2005. Today, availability and affordability have merged!” In Southwest Florida, the most coveted locations are on the water. So, if you could combine a great location, with an equally phenomenal price, wouldn’t it just make perfect sense to make your dream a reality now? The channels for securing that coveted waterfront location and lifestyle are clear and open. “The opportunity and the availability are ideally aligned,” declares Saunders.
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See Page 63 MLS# A3969169 for more information on this exclusive Michael Saunders & Company listing.
IN THE NEWS The first new private golf course to be built in over five years is being developed in Lakewood Ranch. Taylor Morrison Homes has purchased approximately 400 acres for $23.3 million. They plan to build 800 residences, united with a new C.W. Golf Architecture designed championship golf course, as well as a 12,000-squarefoot clubhouse, tennis courts, a restaurant and a 6,000-square-foot wellness center at Esplanade. Florida reasserts its presence in the top ten ranking of the national education report. The state has consistently held a place in the top echelon of public education since 2009, rising as high as number five in the nation. The Sunshine State was ranked sixth in the 2013 annual “Quality Counts” report. Jonathan Hage, the CEO of Charter Schools USA, has been named Floridian of the Year 2012, highlighting the dramatic increase in the importance of charter schools in Florida and the US. Hage’s company, Charter Schools USA, is one of the fastest-growing for-profit charter school management
companies in the nation. The number of children attending charter schools in Florida has increased six-fold in the past decade, where in 2012 over 200,000 students attended a charter school. Holmes Beach has imposed a building moratorium, allowing up to six months for the city commission to enact changes in the Residential-2 zone. Proposed changes include:
An ordinance to restrict the square footage of homes in proportion to lot sizes and a one-pool-per lot rule, with possible exceptions. Dock setback rules in keeping with Florida DEP, potential for “grandfathered” rules in certain areas.
Florida’s economy is steadily improving. Key local economic indicators used to gauge the recovery include: visitor counts are up state-wide; supply of homes for sale near typical levels; consumer bankruptcies are down; an increased presence in manufacturing, especially in the Southwest and
Southeastern regions of the state; and overall, companies are expanding and hiring state-wide, as well as relocating to Florida. Allegiant Air will offer non-stop jet service between Plattsburgh, an upstate New York community, and Punta Gorda starting Feb. 23, 2013. Las Vegas-based Allegiant is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations. You don’t need to be born wealthy to become a Florida millionaire, state the results from the ninth annual PNC Wealth Management Survey. Only 5% of those surveyed actually came from wealth, whereas a vast majority rated their childhood socio-economic status as “average.” The survey also revealed that two-thirds of the surveyed millionaires did receive some assistance from family, with only one in five rising from poverty on their own. What do 3 out of 4 Florida millionaires have in common? They agree that their most important goal in life is to raise successful hard-working children.
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SHOPPING Fine apparel and luxurious day spa, The Met at St. Armands Circle.
he Cultural Coast offers a unique shopping experience, creatively driven by independent businesses that simultaneously fulfill a retail niche and the passions of the owners. Along the charming tree-lined streets of downtown Sarasota, you’ll find hand-picked, one-of-a-kind treasures at places such as Coquillage, a shop known for its European coastal chic furniture and home accessories. These stores
are recognized for dispensing the kind of personal service only shop owners provide. St. Armands Circle is a retail and dining destination for tourists and residents alike. An assortment of shops cater to a wide variety of clientele. From the beach retail giant Alvin’s to fashion connoisseur The Met, “The Circle” offers a tremendously diverse shopping experience. One shouldn’t overlook the fantastic consignment shopping available in the area. If you are looking to recycle couture clothing or pick up a vintage find, some of the high-end consignment shops, such as Fifi’s Consignment in the Southside Village, offer a posh selection of designer names in meticulous condition. Sarasota is also home to a giant outlet mall, Ellenton Premium Outlets. Famous retailers such as Coach, J.Crew, Michael Kors and Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th are only a few of the 130 stores with discounted goods to enhance your
wardrobe or spruce up your home. The Cultural Coast also has several traditional indoor malls, including the giant Westfield Sarasota Square Mall – convenient to Venice and Osprey. Even the most discriminating fashionista can find a retail home at Westfield Southgate Mall. Located near Siesta Key and Downtown Sarasota, luxury goods and high fashion can be found in stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, and Dillards. To the south, downtown Venice and downtown Punta Gorda both offer charming historic shopping districts filled with locally owned boutiques and art galleries. In Punta Gorda, Fishermen’s Village is a bayfront outdoor mall with an eclectic assemblage of shops and restaurants. The big news in local shopping is the building of the new University Town Center. This new shopping mecca is designed to be one of the largest shopping malls built in the past several years in the U.S.
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DINING GUIDE Bijou Cafe
1287 1st Street, Sarasota (941)966.8111 bijoucafe.com Continental American
Libby’s Cafe & Bar 1917 S. Osprey, Sarasota (941)487.7300 libbyscafebar.com Contemporary
Michael’s On East
2605 Gulf of Mexico Dr Longboat Key (941)383.8088 maisonblancherestaurants.com Modern French
1212 East Ave, Sarasota (941)955.3663 michaelsoneast.com New American
Darwin’s on 4th
121 East Marion Ave, Punta Gorda (941)505.9009 theperfectcaper.com New American
1525 4th St, Sarasota (941)343.2165 darwinson4th.com Peruvian
481 N. Orange Ave, Sarasota (941)706.1677 pomonabistroandwine.com Contemporary
8433 Cooper Creek Blvd. Lakewood Ranch (941)893.5955 carmelcafe.com Mediterranean
5540 Gulf of Mexico Dr Longboat Key (941)383.3633 euphemiahaye.com Global/Eclectic
Gulf View Grill
2095 North Beach Rd, Englewood (941)475.3500 thegulfviewgrill.com American
Cà d’Zan Lounge 1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Sarasota www.ritzcarlton.com Elegant Lounge, Music & Dancing
Marina Jack 2 Marina Plaza, Sarasota www.marinajacks.com Spectacular Setting Dining & Bar
Mattison’s 1 North Lemon Avenue, Sarasota www.mattisons.com Outdoor Restaurant & Live Music
Derek’s 514 Central Ave, Sarasota www.dereks-sarasota.com Casual New American
Shakespeare’s English Pub 3550 South Osprey Ave, Sarasota www.shakespearespubsarasota.com Local English Pub & Craft Beer
Jack’s on Marion
201 West Marion, Punta Gorda (941)637.9300 Outdoor Restaurant & Live Music
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Feb 9 - March 23 Sarasota Opera Presents
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota
Feb 21 - Mar 17
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Sarasota Opera House www.sarasotaopera.org
Manatee Players, Bradenton www.manateeplayers.com
March 8 - 10
March 13 - March 15
Feb 22 - March 2
Sailor Circus, Sarasota www.circussarasota.org
Asolo Rep. Theatre, Sarasota www.asolorep.org
March 13 - April 7
The Drunkard - A Musical
Cirque des Voix
Isles Yacht Club, Punta Gorda www.bbbssun.org
Glenridge Performing Arts www.theglenridge.com
Feb 13 - April 20
Feb 23 - May 19
Paul Morris Park, Englewoodmusicfestival.com
You Can’t Take it With You
Asolo Rep. Theatre, Sarasota www.asolorep.org
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota www.vanwezel.org
Feb 14 - Feb 24
Englewood Music Festival
Herb Ritts: L. A. Style Famed Photographer Exhibit
Ringling Museum of Art www.ringling.org
March 9 - March 10
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota www.vanwezel.org
March 23 - 25
All That Jazz
Crownshield Community House, Boca Grande 941.964.2326
Nine to Five
Boca Grande Comm. Center Boca Grande www.royalpalmplayers.com
Sarasota Opera House www.sarasotaopera.org
Laishley Park, Punta Gorda puntagordachamber.com
Feb 19 - Mar 17
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota www.vanwezel.org
Van Wezel Arts Hall Sarasota www.vanwezel.org
March 7 - March 24
The Players Theatre, Sarasota www.theplayers.org
Wine & Jazz Festival
Main Stage Musical Venice Theatre, Venice www.venicestage.com
A Nite With The Rat Pack
Till Beth Do Us Parts
Anna Maria Island Players, www.theislandplayers.org
Lemon Bay Playhouse, Englewood www.lemonbayplayhouse.com
Anna Maria Springfest
Anna Maria Island www.islandartleague.org
Of Mice and Men
Lord of the Dance
Pirates of Penzance Van Wezel, Sarasota www.vanwezel.org
Boca Grande Art & Wine Festival, Boca Grande Resort
March 23 - March 24 Spring Fine Arts Festival
Downtown Englewood www.englewoodrotary.org
March 29 - May 12 The Game’s Afoot
Asolo Rep. Theatre, Sarasota www.asolorep.org
April 5 - 14
Sarasota Film Festival
Main Street, Sarasota www.sarasotafilmfestival.com
April 8 - April 19 La Musica Festival
International Chamber Music Festival, Sarasota Opera House www.lamusicafestival.org
March 5 - March 10 Les Misérables
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota www.vanwezel.org Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, LES MISÉRABLES, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes. The London Times hails the new show, “a five star hit, astonishingly powerful.”
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SaundersBEST | MARKET REPORT
Market Highlights + 25% + 9%
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Billion in Sales Volume for MS&C in 2012 unit volume, with a total of 6,016 units transacted.
(compared to 20 months in 2008) and 5.3 months for townhouses and condominiums.
Dreams of an emerging Florida residential real estate market for 2012 have been fulfilled. The last twelve months constitute a good year for the state and especially Southwest Florida. The year closed with strong numbers as sale prices continue to maintain positive trends. Heading into 2013, critical indicators and statistics continue to substantiate progress 2,500 and foretell encouraging activity 2,000 for the year to come.
The luxury real estate market is demonstrating exceptional strength in Southwest Florida, where Realtors specializing in high-end properties report
2,337 2,094 1,771
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1,461 1,500 Florida Realtors Research 1,193 1,135 reports that, statewide, Florida’s 990 1,000 799 759 pending sales in November were 500 significantly higher. Singlefamily homes had 45.8% more 0 pending sales in November 2012, than November 2011, 8-Year Inventory Trend Year-over-Year and townhouse/condominium All Property Types - $1 Million & UP pending sales were up 30%. Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte Counties Combined Closed sales show a similar trend with November yearto-date numbers, showing an rapidly improving performance numbers. improvement of 13,703 in single-family During 2012, Michael Saunders & closed sales and an 880 increase in Company generated $2 billion with the townhouse/condominium sales. sales of 6,012 properties in Sarasota, The news, in almost every arena, Manatee and Charlotte counties. That indicates a return to a more balanced is a 32% dollar gain from 2011. It market. The numbers for each month is the first time since 2005 that the in 2012 reported a higher median price company achieved $2 billion in closed than stated for the same period in 2011 dollar volume. 2012 also resulted in the and the inventory for single-family company’s best performance ever in homes is now at an improved 5.1 months
Indeed, 2012 proved to be an exceptional year collectively for the agents of Michael Saunders & Company, who significantly outperformed the market. President Drayton Saunders commented, “We could not be more delighted by these results, as they lend further testimony to the strength of our market’s recovery and to its incredible long-term resiliency.” Positive national economic indicators continue to emerge. Reports indicate that new housing starts in 2012 were up 28% over 2011. Unemployment is on the decline in most states, and the rate in Florida has now dropped to eight percent. Factory output is on the rise, and a recent uptick in the US dollar led many economists to believe we are well on the way to a strong recovery. With an overall national recovery in sight, analysts are confident the Florida real estate markets will continue to improve at a positive pace over the next year. As recently headlined in a leading Southwest Florida newspaper, “The numbers show it: Local real estate is back.”
Source: Florida Association of Realtors
hen the owners of the fourth largest private yacht in the world moored their impressive floating art gallery in Sarasota last March, they were surprised by the treasure they found. They disembarked into a bejeweled waterfront community, perched on the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Gulf of Mexico, with a skyline reminiscent of a tiara. Celebrated for its award-winning lifestyle, Sarasota is the epicenter of the Cultural Coast of Florida. Along 37 miles of open shoreline on the Gulf of Mexico exists a sub-tropical paradise waiting to be discovered by you. From exquisite waterfront estates to luxurious golf course communities, we invite you on a journey through some of the most beautiful luxury homes in all of Florida. Breathtaking sunsets, refined details and artistic craftsmanship are generously displayed throughout these superior residences.
View from MLS# A3969266 Page 26
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SaundersBEST | FEATURE PROPERTY
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Nokomis | Casey Key If you are looking for a property where you could truly bring your family together, entertain your community of friends, host social events, and take advantage of everything that the coast of Florida has to offer, then you have found it. Spanning over 300 feet of pristine white sand beach, this magnificent and secluded Gulf-to-bay estate includes three custom residences on the highly-coveted north end of Casey Key. Gated and walled for complete privacy, enjoy unobstructed views of the Gulf, exceptional outdoor spaces and magnificent sunsets. A private beach boardwalk, bayside dock, lighted tennis court, manicured gardens and impressive pool make this an idyllic location for entertaining and a truly one-of-a-kind family escape.
$16,950,000 | MLS# A3933597
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SARASOTA COUNTY SARASOTA | LONGBOAT KEY | SIESTA KEY | OSPREY | NOKOMIS
View from the property featured on page 27, MLS# A3952240.
Sarasota and its barrier islands are renowned for an award-winning lifestyle and brilliant location. Encompassing over 37 miles of open shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota County has perennially garnered much recognition, especially Siesta Key Beach, which has repeatedly held the title of “America’s Best Beach.” Residential communities in Sarasota County offer unlimited luxurious housing options in diverse settings that stretch from the waterfront’s white sandy beaches to tropical enclaves nestled among the inland nature preserves. In 1910, Chicago heiress, socialite and businesswoman Bertha Honore Palmer discovered the captivating southwest coast of Florida. She purchased most of Sarasota County and encouraged her socialite friends to winter with her in this tropical paradise. Thus began the transformation of Sarasota from a sleepy fishing village to a haven for the wealthy and cultured. Bertha and her friends were dedicated patrons of the arts, consequently funding a world-class arts community. The results of their seminal patronage have matured into cultural opportunities one would expect to find in a much larger city. Sarasota may very well be the only city in the world with under 400,000 residents that has its own opera house, symphony hall, ballet troupe, world-class museum, numerous art galleries, botanical garden conservatory and several playhouses. The cultural offerings available in this beautiful setting are superior in quality as well as numerous. One of Bertha’s closest and most influential friends was John Ringling, the great circus magnate. Ringling infamously invested his fortune in Sarasota, purchasing and developing Bird Key and St Armands Key. In grand Ringling style, he ingeniously used his circus elephants to build the first bridge to the keys. His vision of beauty and prosperity can be clearly evidenced in the area today. The current real estate market in Sarasota County is busy and healthy, with key indicators foretelling a solid future. Exemplifying how the area continues to develop a strong economy, Money Magazine has rated it seventh for “Top Places to Retire Young.” Rarely will you find a community such as Sarasota County that has so successfully integrated magnificent natural resources, fine living and economic opportunity. Year-round great weather is not a bad perk either.
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Sarasota | Sanderling Club Architecturally arresting, this award-winning beach residence is positioned on a breathtaking Gulf front lot, in the exclusive gated Sanderling Club on Siesta Key. Perfectly designed for this location, on a private 1.53 acres, deep covered outdoor gathering areas invite you to spend endless time enjoying the soothing sounds of the surf, pristine beach, azure blue waters of the Gulf and dramatic sunsets. A true paradise, the unique residence offers expansive indoor spaces, with walls of windows, superior attention to detail, a large pool with a water slide, oversized spa, volley ball court and fire pit. This one-of-a-kind retreat is perfect for quiet family living, as well as distinctive entertaining. $12,950,000 | MLS# A3940236
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Sarasota | Siesta Key One of the finest boating estates in Sarasota, this spectacular location encompasses almost two acres of waterfront and offers unsurpassed views of the Sarasota skyline. Exceptional design and quality custom appointments await behind the gates that lead to the six bedroom main residence. A sparkling resort-style pool, oversized verandas, expansive outdoor entertaining spaces, separate guest quarters, shuffleboard, boathouse, and two docks provide an â€œOld Floridaâ€? feel to true luxury living on world-renowned Siesta Key. $12,500,000 | MLS# A3954389
Nokomis | Casey Key Casa Al Mare offers the epitome of classic Italian architecture in its most refined form. Architect Thorning Little designed this Gulf-to-bay masterpiece, situated on the coveted stretch of Casey Key with the deepest boating water. An impressive foyer entry welcomes guests to this picturesque six bedroom residence featuring an incredible great room with a soaring ceiling, expansive terraces, and rooftop deck. With 230 feet of gulf frontage and beach cabana in addition to expansive bay frontage, boathouse and private dock, Casa Al Mare is the ultimate waterfront paradise. $9,400,000 | MLS# A3969266
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Sarasota | Sanderling Club Majestically poised along the shimmering Gulf of Mexico waters and the magnificent beaches of Siesta Key, this masterfully designed home reflects distinctive Asian inspired aesthetics. A private sanctuary in the exclusive Sanderling Club, on two acres of white sand beaches and calm lagoon, the main residence offers a haven of relaxation. Walls of glass and a dramatic open plan accentuate this extraordinary beachfront location. From the elegant master retreat to the open courtyard pool and summer kitchen, enjoy the best of Florida lifestyles in complete seclusion. $10,900,000 | MLS# A3957336
Nokomis | Casey Key Beautifully designed estate home, perfectly positioned on 2.07 acres is one of the finest Gulf-toBay properties available. On the exclusive north end of Casey Key, this estate truly has it all. A dramatic entry welcomes you to unsurpassed grandeur, with the finest craftsmanship, finishes and detail. Magnificent grounds play host to Gulf-side terraces, pool, spa, outdoor kitchen and covered dock. From the regulation tennis court and impressive wine cellar, to the breathtaking water views, personal theater and separate guest house, your distinctive waterfront lifestyle beckons. $8,800,000 | MLS# A3952240
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Siesta Key | Roberts Bay Nestled on the peninsula of Siesta Key Circle, this Roberts Bay jewel exemplifies coastal architecture at its finest. Enjoy wide water vistas and gorgeous tropical foliage, with an exquisite Marthaâ€™s Vineyard-inspired design. Welcomed by an elegant foyer entry, the interior features exceptional appointments throughout the residence. Enjoy entertaining at is best on multiple verandas overlooking open gardens, beautiful pool, spa and deepwater boat basin. Avid boaters will appreciate this location, just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. $8,500,000 | MLS# A3968496
Majestically set on the point of Siesta Keyâ€™s most exclusive water front lot, this masterfully crafted peninsula home is specifically designed for this extraordinary location, just a breath away from the beaches of Siesta Key. Few properties of such distinction offer panoramic vistas, brilliant sunrises and romantic sunsets.
Fine craftsmanship and one-of-akind artistry welcome you to Villa Toscana. This exquisite Gulf-to-Bay estate delivers exquisite appointments throughout the residence. A stunning pool and gardens, private beach walkover and private dock complete this secluded waterfront oasis.
$6,200,000 | MLS# A3949975
$5,200,000 | MLS# A3905279
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Sarasota | Harbor Acres This one-of-a-kind contemporary residence takes every advantage of it’s extraordinary location along the pristine waters of Sarasota Bay. An extensive use of glass showcases the breathtaking views and provides a modern approach to grand waterfront living. Large comfortable living spaces offer a casual elegance, with architectural details and soaring ceilings. Inviting total indoor to outdoor living, the glamorous terrace, gorgeous infinity-edge pool and 206 feet of shoreline provide areas for outstanding entertaining, as well as intimate family living. $7,900,000 | MLS# A3967200
Elegance and European charm envelope this expansive Roberts Bay estate. Featuring a four bedroom main house, plus a fullyappointed guest house, bay front pool and spa, deep water dock and private Gulf beach. No detail has been overlooked in this luxurious Siesta Key residence.
An exceptional Sarasota Bayfront estate perfectly perched on a stunning waterfront lot with sweeping bayfront vistas spanning 170’ across the tip of Harbor Acres, one of Sarasota’s most prestigious neighborhoods. Wonderful attention to scale and proportions with superior finishes throughout the home.
$3,950,000 | MLS# A3966205
$6,900,000 | MLS# A3934316
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Sarasota | Lido Key Enjoy distinguished ambiance and superb privacy from this spectacular bayfront estate featuring phenomenal panoramic bay views and state-of-the-art appointments. Pure sophistication comes complete with a personal wellness center, sauna, wine cellar, two pools, four garage bays and impressive motor court. Numerous outdoor entertaining spaces, spa, private dock, two boat lifts and two jet ski lifts create the perfect outdoor oasis for entertaining family and friends. This is an enviable sanctuary where true luxury knows no limit. $7,200,000 | MLS# A3962144
Welcome to La Joie de L’eau, “Joy of the Water,” where more than a slice of paradise awaits you. The impeccable Boca Grande style waterfront residence is a boating family’s delight with abundant dock space for a sailboat, yacht, jet skis and kayaks, bayfront pool, rooftop deck and outdoor kitchen.
Have the perfect combination of protected deep boating water and expansive views on prestigious Freeling Drive. This home was created for casual waterfront entertaining with a home theatre, numerous terraces, outdoor fireplace, lap pool/spa and a 50 foot private dock.
$3,949,000 | MLS# A3964618
$3,900,000 | MLS# A3969741
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Siesta Key | Hidden Harbor The direct views of the cerulean waters of Sarasota Bay are breathtaking from the 40 foot custom window in this spectacular estate home, located in the coveted Hidden Harbor neighborhood on Siesta Key. Elegant sophistication and contemporary design blend beautifully with the refined craftsmanship and state-of-the-art appointments throughout the home. The impressive waterfront entertaining spaces feature marble terraces, infinity edge pool with lava tile and waterfall, doublesided fireplace, entertaining bar and private dock. $5,995,000 | MLS# A3969755
This French-inspired residence showcases numerous custom details, including soaring ceilings, home theatre, sparkling pool and outdoor kitchen. Located on deep protected water, in the exclusive and gated Bay Isles, youâ€™ll enjoy beautiful views with multiple terraces, seawall and dock.
A coastal vintage modern masterpiece ideally situated within the gates of a private enclave in Oyster Bay. Featuring formal and casual entertaining areas, the exceptional waterfront location includes a wine cellar, saltwater pool, terraces, outdoor kitchen and protected dockage.
$3,650,000 | MLS# A3970216
$3,599,000 | MLS# A3956954
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Nokomis | Casey Key This spectacular Sarasota School of Architecture residence was originally designed by celebrated architect Tim Siebert. Extensively remodeled in 2004, with thoughtful preservation of the original design, the exceptional Gulf-to-Bay estate setting features superb views on secluded Casey Key. A unique tropical escape spanning over 1.25 acres with private beach access, dock and lift, along with a central courtyard and tranquil pool. An exceptional oceanfront home that perfectly captures the essence of island luxury living. $4,850,000 | MLS# A3968932
A model of elegant Mediterranean architecture, this bayfront estate truly has it all, with exceptional appointments, protected bay frontage, multiple terraces, bayside pool and private dock. The residence offers spectacular views from every room of the home, set on over an acre of lush landscaping.
The Villa Solivita is a study in elegant design with superior finishes one would expect to find in a former model home. Located in an exclusive Founders Club enclave, the home offers spectacular golf course and preserve views, a magnificent tropical pool, spa and outdoor kitchen for superb entertaining.
$2,995,000 | MLS# A3967693
$2,995,000 | MLS# A3938017
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Sarasota | Lido Shores Gracefully poised along the shimmering azure waters of Lido Keyâ€™s New Pass, this newly constructed custom home captures the incredible views of the Pass and the Gulf of Mexico beyond. Through a flawless blend of intricate details, fine craftsmanship and luxurious appointments, this British West Indies influenced waterfront retreat offers casually elegant island living with an impressive 80 feet of frontage on New Pass. A gourmet kitchen, gracious grotto, 47 foot heated pool, spa and deeded beach access complete the picture for this island paradise. $6,500,000 | MLS# A3960472
Enviably situated on a bayfront cul-de-sac location in Southpointe Shores, this gracious family residence offers stunning, panoramic bay views throughout. A bayfront screened outdoor living room overlooks a heated pool, outdoor fireplace, multiple terraces and well-appointed deepwater dock.
At the tip of Gulf Meade Drive, on Siesta Key, this exceptional property offers one-of-a-kind views and protected dockage. Enjoy amazing sunsets, followed by the dazzling glow of the downtown Sarasota sklyline. The three bedroom home is a true boaterâ€™s delight with no bridges to the Gulf.
$2,995,000 | MLS#A3955684
$2,990,000 | MLS# A3960478
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Sarasota | The Oaks A luxurious retreat inspired by the elegant style of the Neiman Marcus â€œAnniversary Houseâ€? featured on HGTV. Located within The Oaks Club on a manicured private cul-de-sac, this impressive residence features soaring ceilings and stunning finishes to create a refined rustic ambiance. Overlooking the Heron Course fairway and lakes beyond, exceptional appointments include full home automation system, award-winning 3D home theater, sizable screen-enclosed pool area with waterfalls, fire pit, gazebo and summer kitchen. $3,699,000 | MLS# A3969034
This beautiful Bird Key custom residence was thoughtfully designed to capture stunning Bay views and sunsets year-round. Soaring ceilings and unique architectural details abound in this gracious retreat. The grounds boast a 30 x 15 bayfront pool and private dock with 13,500 lb. lift.
A winding drive leads to this Sarasota landmark estate on two gated acres, with 132 feet of Bay front and magical Live Oak canopy. An expansive five bedroom floor plan is complemented by beautiful brick terraces, heated pool and stunning Bay views in Shoreland Woods.
$2,525,000 | MLS# A3963202
$2,749,000 | MLS# A3963085
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Casey Key This tranquil beach front cottage is located on the secluded north end of the perennially favored Casey Key. Originally constructed by John Innes, the home has been thoughtfully maintained to preserve its classic contemporary style and coastal ambiance. From the open floor plan to the soaring tongue-in-groove cedar plank ceilings, the architectural details combine to enhance and highlight the panoramic Gulf views. This premier Gulf front lot with 105 feet of private beach frontage provides you the perfect seat for the spectacular sunsets. $2,950,000 | MLS# A3958847
This Key West-style home, on deep boating water, offers a boater’s haven in one of Sarasota’s most desirable neighborhoods. You’ll find an island flavor throughout, with walls of windows highlighting the beautiful water views. Additional features include a pool and spa surrounded by tropical landscape and a dock.
Located on a premier Siesta Key street, this custom Bay front residence remains true to the essence of “Old Siesta Key.” The spacious home offers completely updated amenities and warm wood appointments. A resort-style pool, private dock and stunning views create the perfect waterfront escape.
$2,600,000 | MLS# A3968714
$2,900,000 | MLS# A3966669
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Sarasota | Lido Key
Overlooking Rigels Harbor, youâ€™ll find a keen attention to detail and quality craftsmanship throughout this five bedroom custom waterfront residence. A short distance to Siesta Key beach, enjoy the bay front pool and private dock on deep sailboat water, with no fixed bridges to the bay.
Exquisite tropical privacy is yours to enjoy in this vintage waterfront home on Lido Key. Luxurious extras include a guest cottage with fireplace, private boat dock on sailboat water, screened lanai with heated pool, covered dining pavilion and plenty of room to entertain indoors and out.
$2,500,000 | MLS# A3945858
2,300,000 | MLS# A3969675
Positioned on a deep water channel, this casual yet luxurious tropical escape offers a gorgeous view across Sarasota Bay that can be enjoyed from the heated pool and spa. Refined elegance in the interior spaces include a formal living and dining room, sunroom, fitness room and an office.
An impressive Old Florida style 20 acre estate framed by ancient oaks, open pastures and well-maintained fences. The residence features a two-story foyer, expansive master suite, numerous entertaining areas inside and out, a BBQ pavilion for wonderful parties and a barn with stalls
$2,250,000 | MLS# A3968685
$1,600,000 | MLS# A3970739
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A picture-perfect Mediterranean estate, this elegant home is tucked privately on a wide boating canal on Lido Key. Grand 12 foot ceilings, gourmet kitchen and full catering kitchen create a great home for entertaining. A tiered pool side deck, pool, private dock and spa create the perfect outdoor oasis.
A gated entry welcomes you to this extensively renovated residence of grand proportions and exquisite ambiance. Situated on double lake front lots , you can enjoy expansive lake views from the open balconies. Generous lanai and kitchen adjacent to a separate fully appointed guest house.
$2,475,000 | MLS# A3959723
$2,495,000 | MLS# A3952572
Indulge yourself with a lavish indoor/outdoor lifestyle in this elegant, private estate with beautiful golf course views. Located in the exclusive Oaks community, this spacious custom home features soaring ceilings, intricate finishes, gourmet kitchen, media room, and heated pool and spa.
This dramatic home, filled with inspired details will captivate you. This artistically designed sanctuary, on a quiet lane with Bay access, features a contemporary wood, glass and metal staircase, open balconies, a contemporary chef â€™s kitchen, waterfall and bird aviary.
$2,349,000 | MLS# A3954446
$2,385,000 | MLS# A3956115
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Designed to take advantage of expansive Sarasota bay views enjoyed from almost every room in the house. This gracious waterfront home offers inviting indoor and outdoor entertaining areas, a spacious pool and outdoor kitchen for outstanding waterfront relaxation.
This custom home has undergone an extensive renovation. The Siesta Key residence features a gourmet kitchen, elevator, 800-bottle wine storage and water views of Hudson Bayou. The resortstyle pool is complimented by a spa, outdoor kitchen and private dock.
2,100,000 | MLS# A3970014
$2,199,000 | MLS# A3969922
Turn-key furnished, this superbly renovated residence is nestled behind the gates of Bay Isles on Longboat Key. Enjoy hours on the water from the deepwater dock and direct access to the Bay. Features include a climate-controlled wine cellar, Galaxy pool, covered lanai and state-of-the-art kitchen.
On the private and exclusive barrier island of Casey Key, this Gulf front home provides a recently updated kitchen, and spacious living areas with spectacular full Gulf views. An open deck and adjacent shaded seating area lead to the pristine private beach.
$1,999,000 | MLS# A3939678
$2,095,000 | MLS# A3958015
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Three covered pavilions provide the ultimate in sophisticated outdoor entertaining in this private walled tropical escape reminiscent of Costa Rica. A salt water pool, gas fireplace and waterfalls, multiple terraces, and a separate guest house are just on the short list of amenities.
A Florida retreat perfected! Located in Country Club Shores, minutes to Gulf beaches, St. Armand’s Circle and dowtown Sarasota. Luxury amenities include soaring ceilings, impressive entry and two master suites. Enjoy a 110 ft. waterfront with dock, lift, heated pool and spa.
$1,995,000 | MLS# A3962043
$1,799,000 | MLS# A3967349
Own a piece of Sarasota history with this “Sarasota Modern” in Oyster Bay Estates. With walls of windows, French doors, balconies and a courtyard pool, this home delivers the coveted indoor/outdoor lifestyle. On a protected boat basin, features include a private dock and lift, with no bridges to open water.
Enjoy spectacular Bay views from this immaculate Mediterranean waterfront home in Country Club Shores. Expansive windows open to 100 feet of canal frontage, with direct access to the Bay. Additional features include a private dock with lift, floating dock, waterfront pool, spa and deeded beach access.
$1,950,000 | MLS# A3968372
$1,950,000 | MLS# A3957780
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Sarasota Live a luxurious lifestyle in one of Sarasotaâ€™s most prestigious golf communities. Located behind the gates of The Founders Club, this custom estate home is graciously positioned on a premier lot offering panoramic lake, golf course and preserve views. Elegant details and superior craftsmanship give the interiors a refined, stately ambience. Brilliant sunsets can be enjoyed with friends from the expansive lanai complete with an outdoor kitchen, pool and spa. No detail has been overlooked in this exquisite home. $1,890,000 | MLS# A3968380
Located in one of Sarasotaâ€™s most desirable West of the Trail neighborhoods, this custom home, surrounded by mature trees and tropical landscape, features serene water views. An exceptional interior includes formal living room with fireplace, game room, separate guest suite, lanai and pool.
A European-inspired custom home located in the convenient and charming West of Trail neighborhood. This distinctive home offers state-of-the-art design, soaring 20 foot ceilings, rich hardwood floors, a central courtyard, heated pool, spa, outdoor kitchen and well-appointed guest house.
$1,899,999 | MLS# A3953140
$1,795,000 | MLS# A3962933
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Longboat Key | Longboat Key Club Experience the best open Bay views from this private, peninsula location behind the gates of the exclusive Longboat Key Club, which offers rich and rare amenities. Resort-style living, in this sophisticated floor plan, includes top-of-the-line finishes, a beautifully detailed gourmet kitchen, high-end appliances, Crema Marfil marble floors, library, expansive outdoor entertaining space and Bay side pool. Additional features include a new roof, large wet bar and new Brazilian hardwood dock on protected boating water. $1,895,000 | MLS# A3969873
Timeless sophistication is offered in this spacious family home in the Oyster Bay area. Classic touches, such as beautiful wraparound porches and plantation shutters enhance its meticulous design. Enjoy the pleasures of serene privacy and beautiful gardens on this gracious double lot.
With over 206 feet of deep boating water, directly on Blackburn Bay, this spectacular Key West-style home offers the best of waterfront living. Gracious interior spaces feature white oak flooring and soaring ceilings, while the outdoors beckons with a beautiful spa and private dock.
$1,795,000 | MLS# A3947941
$1,699,000 | MLS# A3961883
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Live in your incredible dream home located on a private street in the prestigious Oaks community. Magnificently updated, the stunning interior appointments and finishes are complimented by soaring ceilings, a 250-bottle wine cabinet, an inviting open pool area, waterfall, summer kitchen and beautiful lake view.
Have it all in this magnificent estate home on 4.25-acres, with a .5-acre lake. Located in the exclusive Forest at Hi Hat Ranch, the custom home offers expansive living spaces, attention to detail, and spectacular interiors, with a walk-in-wine cellar, pool, spa, summer kitchen and outdoor fireplace.
$1,695,000 | MLS# A3969504
$1,599,000 | MLS# A3963758
Completely renovated, this home exudes comfort and style throughout. Youâ€™ll find a top-of-the-line kitchen, five bedrooms, climate-controlled wine cellar, 70 foot lap pool and dolphin fountain. Secluded location with membership to the private Bay Isle Beach Club included.
Step into pure grandeur in the fabulous Oaks. Italian-inspired, this dramatic home features an extensive use of wood and imported stone, along with an enchanting guest house. The exterior spaces are sure to please with an impressive Romaninfluenced pool and spa area.
$1,599,000 | MLS# A3939673
$1,595,000 | MLS# A3969382
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Grand living spaces and superior design details deliver an impressive coastal lifestyle in the San Remo waterfront residence. Intricate appointments and gleaming wood floors augment the spacious interior. The home theatre, game room, pool, spa and summer kitchen are sure to delight year-round.
This serene setting, on an extrawide 81 foot canal, provides gated privacy within blocks of Lido Beach and St Armands Circle. Presenting generous living spaces, both indoor and out, enjoy the private dock and spectacular water views, screen-enclosed lanai and detached portico. Offered turnkey furnished.
$1,590,000 | MLS# A3940533
$1,549,000 | MLS# A3965863
Welcome to Bird Key and this private cul-de-sac location on 120 feet of protected sailboat water. Enjoy beautiful sunrises, majestic Bay views and magical sunsets, with dockage for up to a 100 foot vessel, direct access to the Gulf, waterfront pool, spa and lanai.
Pure grandeur and distinction are yours in The Founders Club. Unmatched interior appointments include an impressive entry, chiseled travertine flooring, Spanish cedar doors, wine room, fitness room and billiard room. The gracious pool area includes a spa, summer kitchen and double-sided fireplace.
$1,550,000 | MLS# A3959493
$1,525,000 | MLS# N5778104
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Sarasota Discover a private sanctuary and true work of art located in the coveted Cherokee Park neighborhood. Mahogany doors welcome guests into an impressive entry with a custom elliptical staircase. Precise attention to detail along with superior design elements and amenities can be found throughout this unique residence. Features include three en suite bedrooms, a warm and inviting first-floor office with custom built-in desk and bookshelves and second-floor media room. Lush tropical landscaping surrounds the secluded salt water pool and lanai. $1,498,000 | MLS# A3966861
The perfect retreat for the nature enthusiast, offering wildlife and a serene lagoon behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club. The thoughtful design offers both grace and elegance, with screened porches, hardwood floors, pool, spa, outdoor kitche. Bay Isles Beach Club membership included.
Located in the historic Bayview Heights neighborhood, this beautifully crafted custom residence offers immense privacy on a quiet street. The open plan boasts soaring ceilings, gourmet kitchen, wet bar and beautiful wood floors, while the living areas open to a screened lanai, pool, spa and outdoor kitchen.
$1,395,000 | MLS# A3962300
$1,397,000 | MLS# A3954850
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Perfectly positioned in a private enclave, this exceptional residence offers a relaxed Florida lifestyle within a pristine waterfront community. Warm and inviting interior spaces open to a screen-enclosed lap pool and Hudson Bayou dock beyond, just moments from the beaches of Lido and Siesta Key.
Your eyes will be drawn to sweeping views of the Intracoastal as you enter this fantastic family home in Sorrento Shores. A grand entry, soaring ceilings, marble flooring and fully updated kitchen welcome you. French doors lead to the expansive pool area, complimented by a large private dock and rooftop deck.
$1,349,500 | MLS# A3967502
$1,499,000 | MLS# A3955284
Discover unparalleled excellence in this grand Sarasota Polo Club residence. The sprawling Equestrian property, on 10-acres, delivers fenced pastures, a 10-stall barn, groomsâ€™ quarters, lanai and pool. Close to the beaches and shopping, bring your horses and enjoy this fresh-air lifestyle.
A private courtyard welcomes you to pure tropical splendor, with a modern touch in this meticulous home overlooking the Grand Canal. Contemporary interior and exterior spaces include a media room, exercise room, expansive lanai, large pool, spa, summer kitchen and private dock.
$1,225,000 | MLS# A3958283
$1,349,000 | MLS# A3966480
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Sarasota Comfort, sophistication and privacy best describe this exceptional home in Woodland Lakes at Bent Tree, a private enclave of only 18 homes. Perfectly positioned on a 3/4 acre corner lot with panoramic lake views. A study in elegant architecture, this exquisite residence offers superior craftsmanship and graceful interiors with coffered ceilings, rich marble flooring, four bedrooms, a home office, upstairs bonus room and fully-appointed chef â€™s kitchen. Enjoy long lake views from the pool, spa and lanai, which is framed for privacy by towering palms and exotic plantings. $1,125,000 | MLS# A3968202
A serene lake and preserve view provides the romantic setting for this four bedroom luxury home in The Founders Club. A spacious custom floor plan and captivating atrium flow to the gorgeous screened lanai area, with a sparkling pool, spa and summer kitchen overlooking the lake.
Have the best of maintenancefree living behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club. Charming three bedroom home, in the amenity-rich Longboat Key Club Harbourside community, offers an open plan, with volume ceilings and a private splash pool overlooking a small lake.
$1,149,000 | MLS# A3969311
$1,129,900 | MLS# A3959546
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Experience true luxury and gracious waterfront living, where every appointment has been included for resort-style living. Volume ceilings, private dock, 10,000 lb. lift, infinity pool, summer kitchen, outdoor fireplace and separate guest quarters are only the beginning of what this home has to offer.
This stunning Spanish Mediterranean residence, featuring superior construction, is located in a private gated community with beautiful water views. The spacious and superior interior open to a lush private pool, lanai and outdoor kitchen, with private dock beyond.
$1,100,000 | MLS# A3966517
$1,190,000 | MLS# A3969885
Find private waterfront pleasure with marvelous 180 degree Bay vistas, the ambient light of sunsets and unobstructed sparkling Bay views. Located in a cul-de-sac community of only eight residences; have the best of private waterfront lifestyles close to Siesta Key beach and the amenities of downtown Sarasota.
Paradise Shores, one of Sarasotaâ€™s favorite Bayfront neighborhoods, hosts this private custom courtyard home. Architectural details, custom millwork and natural light in the main house lead to the courtyard with a private pool, cascading spa and fully appointed guest suite.
$1,100,000 | MLS# A3935106
$995,000 | MLS# A3967719
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MANATEE COUNTY LAKEWOOD RANCH | BRADENTON | ANNA MARIA ISLAND | N LONGBOAT KEY
View from the property featured on page 49, MLS# A3969899.
The gateway into Southwest Florida, Manatee County is a unique stretch of subtropical coastline. The great Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto was an early visitor, coming upon the shores of the Manatee River in the mid-1600s. The county, named for the manatees that frequent the surrounding waters, was officially founded in 1855. Blessed with barrier islands and now punctuated with casual yet sophisticated small towns, this natural landscape is home to over 327,000 residents, and stretches over 5,000 square miles that hug the shores of the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. The county itself is comprised of six distinct cities, including Bradenton, the largest, and several unincorporated communities such as Lakewood Ranch, Waterlefe and Grayhawk Landing. These growing communities, well-suited to families, offer an abundance of luxury homes, recreational opportunities and fine schools. Such upscale growth has had a very positive effect on the local economy, attracting numerous businesses. The latest of these is University Town Center, a luxury indoor shopping mall which, analysts predict, will become the busiest retail hub from Tampa to Fort Myers when completed. Due to this area’s mild climate, the leisure opportunities here are diverse and can be enjoyed year-round. Residents of this natural playground benefit from accessibility to some of the world’s best beaches and sporting activities. Barrier islands offer inimitable lifestyles and experiences. The entire city of Anna Maria, for instance, is a bird sanctuary. The 12-mile island of Longboat Key, spanning Manatee County on the north end and Sarasota County on the south end, boasts 11 miles of sandy beaches. Fine dining establishments, world-class shopping, two private golf courses and an internationally acclaimed tennis resort are all conveniently tucked in among palm trees and tropical vegetation. In Manatee County, there is always something for everyone to enjoy, from island-style living and celebrated gourmet dining, to deep sea fishing excursions and recreational sports, residents here are truly “active” participants in their community.
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Bradenton | West Bradenton This architectural jewel, on the beautiful Manatee River, offers an idyllic West Coast Florida waterfront paradise. It is a true boaterâ€™s delight, with no bridges to the Intercoastal Waterway or Tampa Bay. The gracious two-story home basks in total gated privacy that welcomes you with an impressive entry. The refined appointments in the five bedroom main house are remarkable. Enjoy views of historic Emerson Point across the river, along with a private dock, boat lift, boathouse, separate guest apartment, outdoor entertaining areas, pool and spa. $7,900,000 | MLS# A3959260
Bradenton | Riverview Landings View the Sunshine Skyway bridge from this natural sandy shore setting of over 2.3 acres, where the Manatee River meets the Bay. This expansive residence has undergone an extensive renovation, incorporating the finest of materials and craftsmanship. Youâ€™ll find a marvelous four bedroom main home, plus a separate guest house, along with terraces and walls of glass offering stunning 180 degree Bay views. The waterfront infinity edge pool and spa are set in natural stone overlooking the beautiful beach and private dock. $3,995,000 | MLS# A3969899
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Anna Maria Island Paradise found on the idyllic north end of Anna Maria, built by one of the areaâ€™s finest luxury home builders. This grand five bedroom custom residence is located on a private and peaceful lagoon, with beautiful water views from nearly every room. An extensive use of glass and fine architectural details, soaring ceilings and outstanding features create a feeling of blissful serenity throughout. The expansive pool and spa is accompanied by a soothing waterfall and private dock in a lush tropical setting, with the beach just moments away. $3,200,000 | MLS# M5832382
From the moment you enter this Mediterranean inspired home, youâ€™ll be completely taken by the views. A great open concept floor plan is ideal for entertaining in the well-appointed spaces. Surrounded by lush landscape, the infinity pool offers an outdoor oasis with summer kitchen and fireplace.
With expansive views of the Manatee River, this waterfront estate features gracious living areas, a grand foyer entry and stunning 1,900 square foot great room. Outdoors, enjoy numerous gathering areas, waterfront pool, dock and spectacular sunsets.
$2,500,000 | MLS# A3941841
$3,400,000 | MLS# M5824336
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Bradenton This unique estate presents a dazzling display of space and light within the modern three-level design. Impressive walls of glass offer a stunning panoramic view of Sarasota Bay and invite the outdoors in to the sleek interior that boasts exceptional design, luxurious appointments and pure artistry. Additional features include a gourmet kitchen, satellite kitchen, media room, fitness room and a private office with mesmerizing views. Designed by an award-winning architect, this home is for the connoisseur who enjoys living in a piece of art. $4,199,000 | MLS# A3964509
Spectacular new four bedroom custom bayfront estate, owned by an LPGA Major Champion. Selected for the 2010 Orchestra Designer Showcase of Homes. A Gibraltar Homes masterpiece of the finest quality design and finishes located in a private gated community of custom homes, Legends Bay.
Perched on the Manatee River, a circular drive leads to this sprawling estate. A grand stairway entry welcomes you to the perfect home for entertaining, with numerous social areas, an enclosed lanai and lap pool, along with a 480 foot dock and stunning sunsets on gorgeous sailboat water.
$2,9000,000 | MLS# A3971206
$2,600,000 | MLS# A3963330
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This Bayfront Italian-inspired home was completely remodeled in 2010. An electronically controlled “Smart House,” offered beautifully furnished, you’ll find luxurious touches throughout. French doors lead to the expansive screen-enclosed bay side lanai, heated pool and spa.
Take pleasure in the panoramic bayviews and the Skyway Bridge from almost every room of this New Orleans-inspired custom Riverview Landings home. Situated on almost a full acre, enjoy winding walkways, private beach and dock with a 10,000 lb. lift. Interior features include soaring ceilings and gourmet kitchen.
$1,999,000 | MLS# M5824645
$1,850,000 | MLS# M5822907
Magnificent custom California-style ranch estate accented with the finest of finishes and artistic details. A dramatic circular drive entry, chef ’s kitchen, resort-style pool, spa and summer kitchen provide the ultimate environment to entertain family and friends on the sprawling ten acres.
Luxury abounds in this extraordinary two-story Pruett Villa Dilencia overlooking the sixth fairway. Lush landscape and a circular drive welcome you to tremendous upgrades and architectural details throughout. A spacious lanai and pool area features a grilling station for easy entertaining.
$1,295,000 | MLS# M5817588
$1,199,000 | MLS# A3950840
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Stunning lake views and golf course beyond set this custom luxury home apart from the rest. Exquisite details and casual elegance abound in the gracious residence, featuring a gourmet kitchen, three guest suites, impressive 2,300 square foot custom screenenclosed lanai, resort-style pool and spa.
A gated custom community, with oversized lots, this grand Mediterranean estate features an impressive entry and attention to detail throughout. Climate-controlled wine storage, pool, spa and covered entertaining space offer true enjoyment for every member of the family.
$1,220,000 | MLS# A3968452
$1,000,000 | MLS# M5828332
This custom Spanish-style home, in prestigious El Conquistador, provides outstanding livability in a great country club community. A grand entry, generous living areas, high ceilings, estate-size lot, chef â€™s kitchen, expansive screen-enclosed lanai, pool, spa and rooftop deck offer luxury far beyond the price.
Masterfully crafted double doors welcome you to this well designed Arthur Rutenberg home with long lake views. Fine architectural details and exceptional appointments include whole-house stereo, floor-to-ceiling wine rack, saltwater pool/spa, waterfall and adjacent cabana.
$795,000 | MLS# A3969287
$799,000 | MLS# M5830508
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VENICE AND BEYOND VENICE | ENGLEWOOD | PORT CHARLOTTE | PUNTA GORDA | BOCA GRANDE
View from the private dock of the property featured on page 56, MLS# C7038010.
Originally named for its likeness to its namesake, the city of canals in Italy, Venice signals the unique charm and tropical beauty of the environs south of Sarasota. With deep historical roots, this region is composed of many charming sophisticated towns that represent a blend of “today” liberally mixed with the best of the past. In Venice, bridges lead to the historic downtown area called “The Island of Venice.” There, palm trees line Venice Avenue, which offers boutiques, restaurants and fascinating shops. This vibrant coastal city is one of consummate allure. Englewood, just south of Venice, features long stretches of white sand beaches and is sometimes called the “gem of the Suncoast.” There, beautiful residential areas are intermingled among excellent golf courses and miles of waterways, perfect for kayaking and fishing. Tracing its roots back to Ponce De Leon, the area’s oldest city is Punta Gorda. Located on pristine Charlotte Harbor, the city’s historic brick streets are lined with royal palms and Old Florida-era homes. Single-family neighborhoods, as well as grand estates, are commonly interlaced in a labyrinth of canals and estuaries teeming with marine life. The community of Port Charlotte, comparatively new and still growing, offers shopping, theaters, restaurants and desirable amenities. Of course, residential and recreational opportunities are plentiful. Surrounded by water on a barrier island, Boca Grande is a delightful part of Old Florida history. Life is relaxed on this seven mile long island, where streets are lined with banyan trees and there are no traffic lights or high rises. Of course traffic lights are not needed out on the water, where many spend most of their time. Here you will find some of the best fishing in the world, and spring tarpon season is an experience of a lifetime. Artistic, creative, luxurious and rich in both history and natural beauty, the Venice area and all points south should not be overlooked.
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Boca Grande This Boca Grande historic treasure features original period details and 100 feet of waterfront on the Gulf of Mexico. Built in 1932, the gracious residence was masterfully rebuilt, updated and expanded. Superb architectural details include crown molding, magnificent French doors, Gulf front sunroom, four wood-burning fireplaces, spacious kitchen with granite and beautifully restored pine floors throughout. Additional features include a one bedroom guest house, sunset deck, beautiful gardens, private gazebo, heated pool and spa. $5,495,000 | MLS# D5789562
Venice | Venice Gulf View Your heart will soar the moment you arrive at this palatial open bay Mediterranean estate. â€œPALAZZO LAGUNAâ€? is custom designed and artfully built with exquisite and timeless elegance. One-of-a-kind, the property features a main residence, guest house and three-car carriage house on a deep water lot. An impressive entry welcomes you to the main residence, with five bedrooms, amazing interior spaces, soaring ceilings, captivating views of Roberts Bay, expansive pool, spa and open lanai area for gracious entertaining. $3,500,000 | MLS# N5778380
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Escape to a world of tropical comfort through the gates of this remarkable peninsula property. A prized location, the residence rests in harmony with the tranquil Caloosahatchee River. Multiple French doors lead to a wrap-around deck and gorgeous open pool area for relaxation and entertaining.
This Gulf-to-Bay masterpiece features exceptional architecture and engineering on pristine Manasota Key. Walls of glass, soaring ceilings, innovative technology, theatre and game room are just the beginning of the elegant features offered in this stunning property directly on the Gulf of Mexico.
$3,495,000 | MLS# C7038010
$3,950,000 | MLS# A3969631
The ultimate in beach front living, this unique and exquisite home offers expansive living spaces directly on the Gulf. Enjoy breathtaking views from every room, with a pristine private beach, open terraces, deeded boat slip and sea wall, protecting the 119 feet of beach front on Manasota Key.
This beautiful waterfront estate can be best described as pure luxury. A tree-lined drive welcomes you to custom appointments, double tray ceilings, media room, boathouse and magnificent water views. Outdoor gathering areas, summer kitchen, pool and outdoor fireplace offer the best of entertaining.
$1,999,999 | MLS# D5788940
$1,600,000 | MLS# C7029287
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This updated Key West-style home, on an exceptional cul-de-sac location, features ultimate privacy and outstanding Robert’s Bay views. You’ll find coastal casual elegance throughout, with over 2,000 square feet of outdoor deck, a private dock and 7,500 lb. boat lift.
This great Gulf-to-Bay property provides the perfect opportunity to create your family compound. Exceptional custom home with elevator, Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, along with a 60 foot patio, heated pool, and amazing sounds of the surf, which adds to the enjoyment of this outstanding Manasota Key location.
$2,100,000 | MLS# N5778654
$2,795,000 | MLS# D5789750
Be enchanted by this exceptional waterfront home on Manasota Key. On a deep water lot, with 100 foot seawall, 84 foot dock and private beach easement, you’ll find outstanding views and inviting comfort. The spacious lanai and heated pool create the perfect environment for exceptional waterfront entertaining.
Few properties capture the essence of tropical living like this magnificent custom built estate. Architecturally elegant, the gracious family home offers panoramic bay views from almost every room. Additional features include a multi-level screenenclosed lanai, waterfall, private dock and boathouse.
$1,499,000 | MLS# N5778567
$1,799,900 | MLS# D5787626
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Englewood Ideal for the avid sailor, this fabulous Key West-style home is a boaterâ€™s paradise. Situated on a prime Lemon Bay waterfront lot, this spacious four bedroom residence offers sweeping views and deep water to the Intracoastal. Entertaining will be a joy in the open and spacious great room which opens onto a balcony overlooking the heated pool, spa and open bayfront waters. The panoramic views are framed by lush, tropical landscaping. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets from the deck of your own personal oasis. $1,750,000 | MLS# N5778318
This customized four bedroom Dracaena, in Boca Bayâ€™s North Village, may very well deliver the very best location for the beach lover in you. Offering a carefree lifestyle, community amenities include a private beach club, Gulf-side pool, cabanas and private Gulf beach. A perfect spot to enjoy the best of Florida living.
This pristine Palm Island waterfront home is located on the widest open harbor with no bridges to the Intracoastal or Gulf of Mexico. Equipped for island living, this four bedroom retreat features a private dock, boat lift and heated pool, offering lots of open outdoor spaces to capture exceptional breezes.
$1,450,000 | MLS# D5790103
$1,225,000 | MLS# D5788108
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Port Charlotte Escape to this extraordinary Mediterranean luxury waterfront estate, in the private South Gulf Cove on Cape Haze peninsula with direct access to Charlotte Harbor and Gulf of Mexico. This exquisite property offers over one and one half acres of lush tropical landscaping with 771 feet of canal water frontage and panoramic views from every room. Exquisite appointments throughout, spacious lanai, saltwater pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, 60 foot concrete dock and 14,000 lb. covered boat lift deliver the ultimate waterfront lifestyle. $1,385,000 | MLS# D5780222
Palm Island Fall in love with this exquisite residence in Bocilla Beach to Bay, a unique Gulf-to-Bay community. An open floor plan and wood finished vaulted ceilings create spacious, light filled interiors that are beautifully decorated and furnished. Four en suite bedrooms provide ample accommodations for guests. The impressive living room opens onto a large porch overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the perfect spot to enjoy the spectacular sunsets. The adjacent southern lot is also offered for purchase, if a larger compound is preferred. $1,600,000 | MLS# D5782723
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Understated elegance surrounds you when you enter this private tropical oasis in exclusive Punta Gorda Isles. A one-of-a-kind custom home, on 279 feet of sailboat water, features include soaring ceilings and custom staircase, two docks, an expansive lanai, electric fireplace, stunning waterfall pool and separate spa.
This custom Rutenberg home is built for entertaining, with breathtaking views on gorgeous sailboat water. Formal and informal interior spaces, along with a spectacular lanai, pool and summer kitchen will gracefully accommodate large groups or intimate gatherings.
$1,299,000 | MLS# C7038808
$895,000 | MLS# C7033037
Only the finest materials were selected for this gorgeous home, tucked privately on a quiet cul-de-sac. Perfect for entertaining, with soaring ceilings and gourmet kitchen, additional features include majestic views, spacious screened porch and deeded beach access.
Uncompromising quality and meticulous upgrades abound in this Venetian Golf and River Club home. Relax, or entertain in the versatile floor plan featuring an expansive screen-enclosed lanai, outdoor kitchen with grilling station, sparkling heated saltwater pool and spa.
$1,175,000 | MLS# D5787649
$649,900 | MLS# N5775819
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This magnificent and secluded retreat resides along the gentle waters of the Myakka River in the prestigious gated community of Myakka River Trails. Boasting over seven acres, 300 feet of riverfront and private dock, this secluded paradise features custom quality and detail throughout.
This dramatic two-story home is nestled at the end of a fabulous Bay Isles street and boasts a wide canal view. From the grand entry and distinctive appointments, to the free-form heated pool and concrete dock, this phenomenal residence delivers outstanding luxury living.
$919,900 | MLS# N5778094
$850,000 | MLS# C7039437
Discover paradise in this custom pool home with golf course views. On one of the areaâ€™s most desirable streets, the open plan and dramatic ceilings are sure to impress. Disappearing doors lead outdoors to the spacious lanai with summer kitchen, heated pool and spa.
An ideal Venice Island location, this intimate enclave home offers quality finishes in a gracious open plan. Designed to flow seamlessly from the indoors out, a spacious kitchen, screenenclosed paver deck and large pool provide a perfect backdrop to entertain.
$525,000 | MLS# C7038186
$695,000 | MLS# N5777024
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CONDOMINIUMS DOWNTOWN SARASOTA | LONGBOAT KEY | SIESTA KEY | BOCA GRANDE
View from the balcony of the property featured on page 63, MLS# A3968442.
Choosing a condominium on the Southwest Coast of Florida may be your best decision yet. From your private “perch,” the view alone can offer a whole new perspective on life. A rainbow of colors greet you each Florida dawn and blazing sunsets elicit “cheers,” as they announce the arrival of warm tropical evenings. Consolidating the responsibilities of home ownership, this maintenance-free lifestyle can provide twenty-four hour security and matchless freedom, opening the door for new opportunities, such as worry-free travel, just lock the door and go. Condominium options here, whether in the heart of the city or on the water’s edge, are plentiful and diverse. Available amenities rival even the grandest of hotels. Luxurious lobbies, on-site concierge services, sparkling pools and spas, sophisticated workout rooms, golf courses and tennis courts are great motivators for moving “up.” Living the condominium life in the heart of a small yet sophisticated city provides many conveniences, along with opportunities to be part of a community. Boutique shopping, exquisite dining and luxury services are at your doorstep. Certain rare condo properties have been carefully integrated into unique historic districts. The choice to go waterfront will provide unsurpassed panoramic vistas. You will never tire of the views when seen from your own private terrace. Boat watchers, birdwatchers and sunset lovers all enjoy built-in entertainment without ever leaving their balconies. Today’s condominiums offer the luxurious designs and appointments of private custom homes. Generously-sized floor plans with palatial architecture and expansive terraces provide for outdoor living and entertaining on a scale of your preference.
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Sarasota | The Ritz-Carlton
Sarasota | The Beach Residences
This Ritz-Carlton Tower Penthouse features the very best of everything as well as expansive living spaces. Exceptional amenities of a five star hotel, outdoor living and entertaining terraces, along with unsurpassed panoramic views of Big Pass, the Gulf and the Sarasota skyline, offer a true luxury lifestyle.
Rejuvenate your senses and behold the astounding views of the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota Bay and city skyline from this remarkable direct Gulf-front corner of The Beach Residences. Enjoy the finest of appointments, unsurpassed amenities and incomparable Ritz-Carlton services.
$4,500,000 | MLS# A3968442
$3,745,000 | MLS# A3965415
Sarasota | Plaza at 5 Points
Sarasota | La Bellasara
In the heart of Sarasotaâ€™s Cultural District, glorious appointments, sweeping views and grand amenities set this premier location apart from the rest. The superior floor plan of this Penthouse features volume ceilings, a custom gourmet kitchen along with tranquil Sarasota Bay and Gulf views.
Perfectly positioned, this luxurious condominium features panoramic views and unrivaled amenities. Capture the sunrise and sunset from the expansive terraces, with views of the Sarasota skyline, Sarasota Bay and points beyond. The gracious floor plan offers exceptional architectural details and superior finishes.
$2,495,000 | MLS# A3962527
$2,495,000 | MLS# A3969169
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Sarasota | The Ritz-Carlton Beach Residences
Longboat Key | Positano
Overlooking the endless Gulf of Mexico, the grand interior of this Penthouse features superior interior appointments, with the finest of luxury and consummate views.
This spectacular beachfront villa on Longboat Key provides beach living at its very best. Spacious, private and protected, it offers community amenities and breathtaking views of the Gulf.
$5,250,000 | MLS# A3930816
$3,950,000 | MLS# A3950796
Sarasota | The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Residence
Sarasota | Kanaya
This sophisticated Penthouse Suite, on the sixteenth level of the Hotel, features spectacular views of the Gulf, Bay and city skyline. A spacious floor plan offers the perfect luxury retreat.
Formal sophistication and casual comfort are yours in this spacious residence, featuring the finest of qualities and superior amenities in this eco-focused building in downtown Sarasota.
$3,675,000 | MLS# A3953915
$1,150,000 | MLS# A3965234
Longboat Key | Water Club
Siesta Key | Seagrove
This direct Gulf front residence, offered furnished, features outstanding views, walls of windows, multiple terraces, private elevator and superior luxury community amenities.
Have the best of exclusive gated beach living in this spacious two-story townhome featuring great indoor and outdoor living, with a private cabana and two-car garage.
$2,500,000 | MLS# A3957287
$2,197,500 | MLS# A3965901
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Longboat Key | Water Club
Sarasota | Savoy on Palm
You can have it all in this spectacular Gulf front Penthouse, offering walls of glass, a spacious interior, exceptional appointments and superior luxury community amenities.
This light-filled ninth floor residence offers distinctive appointments, expansive views of the bayfront and luxurious community amenities in the heart of downtown Sarasota.
$1,995,000 | MLS# A3963869
$1,895,000 | MLS# A3963372
Boca Grande | Boca Grande Club
Sarasota | 1330 Main
Escape to this private updated residence with stunning views, directly on the Gulf. Outstanding amenities and services make this a great community for superior Florida coastal living.
Take in all of Sarasota from this spacious residence, offering Sarasota Bay views, walls of windows and European flair in a premier downtown Sarasota location.
$1,750,000 | MLS# D5785545
$1,575,000 | MLS# A3966012
Siesta Key | Siesta Dunes
Sarasota | Condo on the Bay
Enjoy the best of Siesta Key Beach from this recently updated, turnkey furnished beach front condominium, with on-site rental program, an enclosed lanai, open balcony and private garage.
Enjoy incredible 180 degree water views and superior luxury appointments in this downtown Sarasota condominium, with clean lines, two balconies and impressive community amenities.
$1,195,000 | MLS# A3958268
$1,195,000 | MLS# A3968567
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Michael Saunders & Company Branch Offices BOCA GRANDE
THE RITZ-CARLTON SALES
The Galleria at Boca Grande 420 East Railroad Avenue Boca Grande, Florida 33921 941.964.2000
1801 Main Street Sarasota , FL 34236 941.951.6660
1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive Sarasota, FL 34236 941.364.8884
MID LONGBOAT KEY
3174 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 941.383.5502
110 Nokomis Avenue North Venice, FL 34285 941.485.5421
8660 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34238 941.966.8000
100 South Washington Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34236 941.953.7900
NEW HOMES DIVISION
490 Rockley Blvd. Venice, FL 34293 941.493.2500
100 S. Washington Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34236 941.951.6650
101 Taylor Street Punta Gorda, Florida 33950 941.639.0000
100 South Washington Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34236 941.552.5211
5100 Ocean Boulevard Sarasota, FL 34242 941.349.3444
32 N. Osprey Avenue Sarasota, FL 34236 941.957.3730
61 S. Boulevard of Presidents Sarasota, FL 34236 941.388.4447
32 North Osprey Avenue Sarasota, FL 34236 941.552.4200
ST. ARMANDS II
61 S. Boulevard of Presidents Sarasota, FL 34236 941.388.4447
307 South Orange Avenue Sarasota, FL 34236 941.955.8200
4400 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34209 941.748.6300
BRADENTON, IMG ACADEMIES 5500 34th Street West Bradenton, Florida 34210 941.752.2683
BURNT STORE, PUNTA GORDA 15500 Burnt Store Road Punta Gorda, FL 33955 941.505.5555
ENGLEWOOD 1200 S. McCall Road Englewood, FL 342239 941.473.7750
HERITAGE OAKS 5393 Bardmoor Dr Sarasota, FL 34241 941.926.8844
LAKEWOOD RANCH 8325 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 941.907.9595
LONGBOAT KEY SOUTH 440 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 941.383.7591
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n BRADENTON n IMG ACADEMIES
Anna Maria Island
n LAKEWOOD RANCH
Bradenton CORTEZ RD.
n LONGBOAT KEY - MID
n White Sands n VERANDA BEACH CLUB n LONGBOAT KEY - SOUTH
n RITZ-CARLTON OFFICE
ASO TA B
n COMMERCIAL DIVISION
n MAIN STREET n CORPORATE OFFICE
UNIVERSITY PKWY. EXIT 213
n Rental Division n AGENT SERVICES
n ST. ARMANDS CIRCLE n ST. ARMANDS CIRCLE II
n SIESTA KEY
BEE RIDGE RD.
n Heritage Oaks
n PALMER RANCH
n VENICE - PLANTATION
n ENGLEWOOD n PUNTA GORDA n Burnt Store
Osprey Gulf of Mexico
n Boca Grande
MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY: CONVENIENT TO YOU ANYWHERE ON FLORIDA’S GULF COAST As the preferred real estate company on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Michael Saunders & Company offers 24 office locations conveniently positioned from Bradenton to Boca Grande and beyond. With such convenient access to world-class real estate services and support, you can be sure to find an area expert to provide the most in-depth market knowledge applicable to your neighborhood of choice.
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Only a Master Craftsman can create a Masterpiece. Modus Custom Residences approaches every project combining the eye of an artist with the exacting precision of an engineer, transforming our clientsâ€™ aspirations into exquisite homes. We escort our clients smoothly through the process of turning their dreams into beautiful reality. At Modus, we specialize in building luxurious oceanfront and bayfront properties in paradise. Innovative strategies, an enterprising spirit and an unrivaled commitment to bringing clientsâ€™ visions to reality differentiate Modus Custom Residences from the traditional custom home builder.
Specializing in luxurious ocean and bay front properties, Modus approaches every project combining the eye of an artist with the exacting precision of an engineer, transforming client aspirations into beautiful homes.
Trenchant relationships w agents, architects, subco suppliers, coupled with attention to detail, enables each client smoothly throu phases of development and
Office and showroom exclusively locate 444 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 101 Longboat Key, Florida 34228
Office and Showroom: 444 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Suite 101, Longboat Key
Call (941) 487-8504 for a complimentary consultation. Visit ModusFL.com to view our broad portfo
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Published on Feb 12, 2013
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