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M S Welcome to the fall edition of SaundersBEST, our year-end portfolio of Southwest Florida’s most outstanding properties. As the year winds down, we are pleased to report that 2013 has been a busy and successful one for buyers and sellers alike. All signs point to a more eventful 2014, with demand for properties in all price ranges continuing to soar. In spite of today’s intense demand for properties—or perhaps because of it—a comprehensive property marketing plan is still your home’s best ticket to a timely and successful sale. For this reason, we launched SaundersBEST earlier this year as yet another way for our agents to strategically showcase their sellers’ properties in an environment that is at once richly-produced and demographically-targeted. Among other key distribution points, the magazine is inserted into the Longboat Observer, an important media mainstay of the affluent barrier island community. Michael Saunders, CEO, Founder It is also mailed to a select targeted list of high net-worth individuals along the Drayton Saunders, President Gulfcoast and in key northern feeder markets; as well as to each of our national and international brokerage partners—Christie’s International Real Estate, Luxury Portfolio, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World and Mayfair International Real Estate. Additionally, buyers who visit any of our 24 branch offices—from Bradenton to Boca Grande—will find complimentary copies displayed prominently throughout. Lastly, SaundersBEST is mailed to each participating agent’s large and active sphere of clients. Even if you are not presently buying or selling, SaundersBEST helps you stay abreast of our market as you catch a glimpse of some of the area’s most spectacular homes and condominiums. You will also find a fine dining guide and the latest calendar of events at many of the region’s world-class cultural institutions. That said, we thank you for spending time with the publication and hope that your knowledge of our market is better for the experience. Cordially,

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CONTENTS SaundersBEST by Michael Saunders & Company Volume 1 Issue 2 | Fall 2013

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FEATURES

DEPARTMENTS

PROPERTIES

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Welcome from Michael & Drayton

17 In the News

26 Sarasota County

18 Shopping

54 Manatee County

Cover Feature

19 Dining Guide

62 Venice and Beyond

10 Island Living

20 Cultural Calendar

70 Condominiums

24 Feature Property

22 Market Report

74 New Homes

82 MSC Branch Offices

76 International

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Publisher’s Note

SaundersBEST Michael Saunders & Company Custom Magazine Fall 2013

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all in Southwest Florida feels like the calm before the storm. Cool breezes roll in to temper the heat of summer as locals prepare for the tide of visitors to arrive. The official start of season is rather arbitrary, however the first signs of the coming rush begin to appear mid-November. For those looking to purchase a new coastal oasis this season, you have an impressive selection of fine homes to choose from within these pages. From castles in the sky to private islands, Michael Saunders & Company has an extraordinarily broad range of exquisite homes to share with you. At Florida Homes Magazine, we feature luxury real estate and travel destinations along the entire Gulf Coast. Understandably, we see our share of breathtaking properties, and yet, creating SaundersBEST gives me a special appreciation for the artistry here on the Cultural Coast. The refinement and originality displayed in many of these fine homes is striking. I also cherish the opportunity to work with the outstanding professionals at Michael Saunders & Company. Their tenacity and attention to detail are seen throughout the organization, from the Realtors to the management team. It is no happenstance that the Michael Saunders name has been synonymous with luxury real estate for nearly 40 years. Through the inevitable ebb and flow of the market over the decades, their commitment to exceptional service has remained constant. Few companies can survive the test of time, congratulations to the team at Michael Saunders & Company for not only surviving, but thriving. Best wishes to all,

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SaundersBEST | COVER FEATURE

Villa Solstice

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nmatched in elegance and grandeur, Villa Solstice is far and away the most spectacular estate available on the Southwest Florida market today. A modern day palace in the Dutch Provincial style, with exotic echoes of Polynesia, this estate and its lush grounds are both sanctuary and showplace ideally located in the heart of the museum area. Villa Solstice was designed and built with just one idea in mind – living life on a grand and glorious scale. Poised majestically on two prime waterfront lots along sparkling Sarasota Bay, this stunning residence stands proudly as a testament to the brilliance that can be achieved by carefully integrating natural beauty and cutting-edge architectural design. Impeccably finished and meticulously composed in every detail, the floor plan of Villa Solstice is arranged on three levels and connected by interior bridges, giving those privileged enough to enter this architectural masterpiece not only an immediate sense of awe at the scale, but also a visceral understanding of the transformative nature of the design. Villa Solstice promises a life of refined splendor, and a never ending sense of grace and gratitude that such a structure could be realized. Designed and built to the most exacting standards, the grand foyer itself is breathtaking in its drama, and it only gets better

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from there. Magnificent views across Sarasota Bay stretching to Longboat Key create a beautifully symbiotic marriage of chic and sophisticated interior design with the outdoor beauty only nature can provide. Light dramatically dances throughout the home, highlighting the exquisite features and fixtures. This is a home so impressive and unique, it simply must be shared. The entertaining flow and elegant design create the ideal setting for intimate gatherings as well as grand soirees. A full catering kitchen with commercial grade appliances, a banquet-sized dining room, a full bar, and a wine room with a 1,400 bottle capacity will easily accommodate your grandest affairs. For special occasions with family and friends, an 11 seat home theater is yours to enjoy. En-suite guest rooms and lower level bonus rooms offer all the space you will ever need for guests, and two elevators provide easy unimpeded movement throughout the home. Additional features like rich Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, magnificent handcrafted stonework by European Marble, Lutron lighting, and Creston Smart Home automation are just a few of the hallmark features that make this residence so exceptional and its interior design so remarkable. Outside, views of the water and the lush landscape are maximized by spacious wraparound verandas offering spectacular vantage points. A stunning waterfront pool and spa serves as


your own private tropical resort. Should you ever care to leave this paradise on land and explore the outdoor marine beauty that surrounds you, a deep water dock will provide a secure home for your watercraft. Villa Solstice is much more than a beautiful residence, it is more, a way of life. This is a rare opportunity to experience the ultimate in refined and elegant waterfront living, in one of the most charming and culturally sophisticated cities in the world.

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Island:

noun, naturally formed area of land, completely surrounded by water.

Who hasn’t thought about being cast away on a deserted island and who we would bring with us? Islands have always captured our imaginations, a timeless theme in literature and film, from Robert Louis Stevenson’s masterwork “Treasure Island” to countless movies, including a 1948 classic called “On an Island with You” starring bathing beauty Esther Williams, a movie with local provenance. Although the story was set in the South Pacific, many of the film’s most spectacular exteriors were actually shot right here on the Gulfcoast on what was then an unspoiled, exotic paradise – Anna Maria Island – only 20 miles north of Sarasota. Anna Maria Island is the northernmost jewel in a dazzling chain of island gems that hug the coastline between Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties. Beginning at the mouth of Tampa Bay, this gorgeous assortment of islands and keys stretch to the south, hugging the shores of Sarasota, winding their way down to Gasparilla Island, Boca Grande and beyond, each of them with their own distinctly different personalities. Although exploring the islands from behind the wheel of a convertible would be a blissful way to spend the day, and probably the best way to experience the personalities of

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From Coastal Casual . . .

Let the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico serve as your highway as you travel south from Anna Maria Island to Longboat Key. This 11 mile long island was once a wilderness inhabited by the Caloosa Indians, then explored by Hernando DeSoto in the early 16th century, who paddled through the Longboat north pass with his guide. Five hundred years later, Longboat Key has become one of the most exclusive resort communities in Florida, offering premiere golf courses, world class tennis facilities, deep water marinas, and plenty of shopping and fine dining, all of it surrounded by grand estates, exquisite private properties, and spectacular condominiums.

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South of Longboat Key, and just across the bridge from sparkling downtown Sarasota, you’ll find Lido Key, which is actually a small cluster of three tiny islands. Bird Key is the name of the island as well as the exclusive

“sunset, island living is From sunrise to

each island community, to experience the sheer natural beauty, along with some of the most spectacular waterfront real estate anywhere in Florida, why not park the convertible and board a boat?

a magical experience. Michael Saunders

yacht club community that envelops it. St. Armands Key is home to St. Armands Circle, with its posh shopping, exceptional dining, and exciting nightlife. And Lido Key is home of the world renowned Mote Marine

Laboratory and the lovely Lido Shores enclave, a residential neighborhood, brimming with old Florida cottages mixed among extraordinary architectural masterpieces from the Sarasota School of Architecture. And now it might be time to reapply the sunscreen as we continue south to Siesta Key, the ultimate in Florida casual. While Gucci and Manolo may be the footwear of choice on Longboat and around St. Armands, on Siesta Key, it’s all about the flip-flops. As late as the 1940s, Siesta Key had less than 300 inhabitants, while today it hosts more than 100 times that many visitors every year. But despite its growing popularity over the past 70 some years, Siesta Key has managed to retain its quaintness and charm. This may be due in part to the lasting legacy of the island’s colony of world famous artists who, beginning in the mid 1950s, escaped the stress of the mainland to imagine and create


Previous Page: Villa de Napoli is a Gulf-to-Bay masterpiece on coveted Casey Key. Casey Key Road, Page 30. Opposite Page: This vintage old Florida style home represents the perfect marriage of casual and luxury on lovely Siesta Key. Midnight Pass Road, Page 30. Bottom: Located on the private community of Bird Key, Villa Toscana exudes an aura of Mediterranean elegance. Meadowlark Drive, Page 33.

on Siesta. In its heyday, Siesta Key’s artist colony was home to nearly 100 artists, including impressionist Syd Solomon and illustrator and watercolorist Thorton Utz. Siesta Key remains a place that captures the imaginations of artists. South of Siesta Key, crossing the mouth of Little Sarasota Bay we find Casey Key, home to some of the Gulf Coasts’ most exquisite and exclusive properties. Casual yet refined, Casey Key is for those who value unspoiled natural beauty and privacy above all else. With no high rises or street lights, Casey Key is a collection of charming old Florida style beach cottages and a few Mom and Pop run motels at one end of the spectrum, and at the other, estates so grand and magnificent they must be seen to be believed. As your tour of the islands winds down, what better place to moor and enjoy the sunset than on Manasota Key or Gasparilla Island’s famed Boca Grande, just south of

Casey Key. Quiet, gracious, and known for some of the best fishing in the world, Boca Grande is a different way of life, one that has attracted some of America’s oldest and most influential families who for generations have made this remote tropical paradise their second home. “From sunrise to sunset, island living is a magical experience,” says Michael Saunders. “With blue water and big sky buffering you on all sides, the din of mainland life seems like a far distant reality. Here you can focus on family, life and all things important with precious little outside distraction.” Island living on Florida’s Southwest coast is as good as it gets, so whatever your personal tastes may be there is an island for you. And if you want to keep your options open and enjoy a little taste of what each of them has to offer, they are all just a short drive, or an even shorter boat ride away, waiting for you to explore.

. . . to Grand Elegance.

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View of Sarasota Bay, Golden Gate Point and The Ritz-Carlton Residences

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IN THE NEWS “2013 is shaping up to be a year for Florida to transition back into higher growth,” said economist Sean Snaith, director of UCF’s Institute for Economic Competitiveness. “As 2013 gives way to 2014, Florida’s economy will begin to grow more rapidly, labor markets will improve, and housing prices will benefit from the improving fundamentals. Economic and demographic growth will provide a solid foundation upon which a housing sector can once again grow in a healthier manner. Once these key drivers are back in place for Florida, the state’s economic outlook will be rosy once again.”

Congratulations to the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, for the home run they hit with the Baltimore Orioles. In a generous investment sure to help Sarasota continue to thrive and prosper, the Baltimore Orioles organization has pledged $150,000 to Sarasota Tomorrow Next, The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce’s regional economic and community development initiative.

David Rovine, Vice President of Orioles-Sarasota, said, “Since relocating our year-round Florida operation to Sarasota in 2010, we have expanded our efforts to improve this region’s economy, create jobs, and help families.”

Millionaires in Florida are a hardworking bunch. More than two thirds earned their wealth mostly on their own, according to a study released by BMO Private Bank. A survey of Floridians with assets to invest of $1 million or more found that 68 percent are self-made; only 1 percent attribute their wealth to receiving an inheritance.

“The Mall at University Town Center solidifies the University area as the premier shopping destination in Southwest Florida,” said Randy Benderson, president of Benderson Development Company. “The shopping center, in conjunction with the Nathan Benderson Rowing Facility, will be a world-class destination and

a tremendous community benefit for generations to come.” The $315 million mall is a partnership between developers Taubman Centers and University Park-based Benderson Development Co., and is pegged for an Oct. 16, 2014, opening. Initial anchors include Saks Fifth Avenue, Dillard’s and Macy’s with a fourth to be named soon. As many as 100-plus specialty shops and restaurants will also call the new two-story mall home, over 50 percent of which will be new to the area.

Rowers and other athletes, restaurateurs and hoteliers celebrate the announcement that the Sarasota Nathan Benderson Park has been choosen to stage the 2017 World Rowing Championship. The venue under construction at Benderson Park, located at Interstate 75 and University Parkway, will be the only Class A tournament-sanctioned rowing course in North America. The event’s economic impact has been estimated to be between $25 million and $100 million.

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SHOPPING

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lorida’s “Cultural Coast” offers some of the most exciting and unique shopping in the world, a collection of retail stores driven by dynamic and independently minded business owners passionate about what they do and what they can offer to both year-round residents and visitors. Along the charming tree-lined streets of downtown Sarasota you’ll find a wide array of one-of-a-kind, locally-owned treasures, boutiques such as Coquillage, known for its European inspired, coastalchic furniture and home accessories, and Bohemian Bliss, connoisseurs of chic casual women’s apparel. Stores like these are recognized for the kind of personal service that comes with pride of ownership, and the determination these shop owners have to make sure your experience in their stores is a happy and memorable one. St. Armands Circle is a retail and dining destination like no other for both tourists and local residents. An upscale high-end mecca for fabulous shops and gourmet restaurants for more than 50 years, St. Armands Circle, with well over 125 shops and restaurants of all sizes, offers you the unique opportunity to shop and dine while enjoying the tropical breezes off the Gulf of Mexico. A wide variety of shops cater to an even wider variety of clientele from all over the world. From the beach retail giant Alvin’s, to that connoisseur of fashion, The Met, “the Circle” - as it is fondly known among locals - promises an unforgettable shopping experience. Back on the mainland, be sure to make time for the fantastic consignment

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shopping opportunities available. Gently used couture and one-of-akind vintage pieces can be found at high-end consignment shops like Fifi’s Consignment in Southside Village. Fifi’s offers a stylish selection of designer names in pristine condition. In Downtown Sarasota, The Woman’s Exchange has an impressive array of

treasures from jewels and furniture, to collectibles and clothing, a virtual treasure hunt, rare finds are an everyday occurrence here. With so many exciting options for finding elegant clothing and tropical home accents, one should not forget that Sarasota is also home to many unique antique shops. For instance, Jack Vinales Antiques on S. Pineapple Avenue is famous for its Bakelite collection and accessories by famed

designers like Mies van der Rohe, Charles Eames and George Nelson. Cheryl Burke, of Burke & Company, travels frequently to find unique and unusual pieces specializing in Chinese porcelains and French country clocks. And to the south, both downtown Venice and Punta Gorda offer charming historic shopping districts that are home to a colorful assortment of locally owned boutiques and art galleries. Punta Gorda’s Fishermen’s Village, a bayfront outdoor mall offering an eclectic assortment of shops and restaurants, is not to be missed. While hunting down that rare and unique find, one should not overlook Rum Runners Antique Village in the coastal village of Nokomis, just a mile north of Venice. Browse for hours through the ever changing selection of fine antiques, artifacts and vintage items from the prehistoric era to the mid20th century. The big news in local shopping is the new University Town Center, a retail extravaganza, and one of the largest shopping malls to be built in the U.S in the past several years. Scheduled to open Fall 2014, this two-story shopping mecca will include Saks Fifth Avenue, Dillard’s, Macy’s and a fourth store to be announced soon, as well as over 100 specialty shops, half of which are new to the area. The Cultural Coast of Florida offers a rich array of shopping opportunities, a selection of shops and stores as unique and sophisticated as the area itself and a place where, even when it comes to shopping, you can expect the unexpected.


Jack Dusty

DINING GUIDE Hyde Park Prime Steak House

35 S Lemon Ave, Sarasota 941.366.7788 hydeparkrestaurants.com Steakhouse

Pattigeorge’s 6600 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach 941.778.6444 American Seafood

4120 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key 941.383.5111 pattigeorges.com Fine Coastal Cuisine

Perfect Caper

Darwin’s on 4th

Beach Bistro

121 East Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda 941.505.9009 theperfectcaper.com New American

Carmel Café

8433 Cooper Creek Blvd. Lakewood Ranch 941.893.5955 carmelcafe.com Mediterranean

Crow’s Nest

1968 Tarpon Center Dr, Venice 941.484-9551 crowsnest-venice.com Coastal Cuisine Louie’s Modern

1525 4th St, Sarasota 941.343.2165 darwinson4th.com Peruvian

Euphemia Haye

5540 Gulf of Mexico Dr Longboat Key 941.383.3633 euphemiahaye.com Global/Eclectic

Gulf View Grill

2095 North Beach Road, Englewood 941.475.3500 thegulfviewgrill.com American

HOT SPOTS

Jack Dusty 1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive, Sarasota ritzcarlton.com Elegant Restaurant and Lounge

Louies Modern 1289 Palm Avenue, Sarasota louiesmodern.com Contemporary Restaurant and Lounge

Polo Grill and Bar 10670 Boardwalk Loop Lakewood Ranch 941.782.0899 America Cusine and Bar

Sarasota Vineyard & Bistro 1528 Main Street, Sarasota sarasotavineyard.net Wine Bar, Bistro & Live Music

Visani & The Comedy Zone 2400 Kings Hwy, Port Charlotte visani.net Restaruant and Comedy Club

Jack’s on Marion

201 West Marion, Punta Gorda 941.637.9300 Outdoor Restaurant & Live Music

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CULTURAL CALENDAR Oct 17 - Oct 19

Dec 7 Nov 8

Mad Men Holley Hall at Symphony Center sarasotaorchestra.org

“Dawning of a New Season” Van Wezel Performing Hall sarasotaorchestra.org

Oct 20 - Oct 27

St. Armands Fall Art Festival St. Armands Circle starmandscircleassoc.com

Fall Music Series Marie Selby Botanical Gardens selby.org

Oct 25

Sarasota Ballet Presents: Theatre of Dreams FSU Center for the Performing Arts sarasotaballet.org

October 29

Momma Mia Van Wezel Performing Hall vanwezel.org

Nov 2

26th Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival West Venice Avenue artfestival.com

Nov 5 “Die Fledermaus” Sarasota Opera House sarasotaopera.org

Nov 10

Nov 11 Ferrari’s on the Circle St. Armands Circle starmandscircleassoc.com

Nov 11 - Jan 13

Wild West John and Mable Ringling Museum ringling.org

Nov 15 Reel Classics Church of the Nazarene thevenicesymphony.org

Nov 15

Bradenton Blues Festival Bradenton Riverwalk realizebradenton.com

Nov 25

Charlotte County Big Band “Swinging on Mondays” Cultural Center of Charlotte County Theatre theculturalcenter.com

Nov 27

Clint Black Van Wezel Performing Hall vanwezel.org

Michael McDonald Van Wezel Performing Hall vanwezel.org

Dec 12

New York Tenors Van Wezel Performing Hall vanwezel.org

Nov 27

Dec 20 - Dec 30

Stelliferous Live South Florida Museum southfloridamuseum.org

Lights in Bloom Selby Botanical Gardens selby.org

Dec 1

Dec 20 - Dec 21

Country Mega Ticket Van Wezel Performing Hall vanwezel.org

Love, Loss and What I Wore Royal Palm Players Community Center, Boca Grande leeparks.org

Dec 3 - Feb 27

Nov 20

Dec 5 - Dec 7

Concert Pianist G. Zamparas B. Friedman Symphony Center sarasotaorchestra.org

Dec 10

Tropical Splendor Marie Selby Botanical Gardens selby.org

White Christmas The Players Theatre theplayers.org

HOT TICKET

Sounds of the Season,

Pops Concert Church of the Nazarene thevenicesymphony.org

Dec 27 Sunsets in Joseph’s Coat John and Mable Ringling Museum ringling.org

Dec 30

Photo Arts Expo Visual Arts Center Punta Gorda vac@daystar. net

December 3 - 4 Hello Dolly Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Sarasota vanwezel.org

Emmy Award-winning actress Sally Struthers stars in a 50th anniversary tour of the Tony awardwinning Jerry Herman musical Hello, Dolly!

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SaundersBEST | MARKET REPORT

Market Highlights

TRUST THE GULF COAST’S LEADING AUTHORITY + 12.7% + 21.6% IN HIGH-VALUE HOME SALES, SERVICE AND EXPERTI

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I’m proud to be an agent with Michael Saunders & Company, a company founded nearly Sarasota Existing Homes & Condominium decades ago, and built on a foundation ofCounty outstanding business values. Sales We’ve earned o reputation for exceptional sales and service, outdistancing our competitors consistently ye over year. The goal of exceeding our client expectations has extended our dominance of th luxury market to virtually every segment of price range of the region’s real estate market. A new and updated skills are constantly needed to address new opportunities or emerging mark segments, you can always depend on me, and our company, to be in the forefront of innovatio

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outhwest Florida’s real estate market continues to enjoy the sustained upswing in property sales that began in 2012. As it enters the final months of 2013, median sale prices have risen significantly as well, largely due to record levels of demand resulting in a steep drop in property inventories. Still, where it had previously been lacking, the inventory of single family homes in most price ranges—though still below normal—is up over this time last year, as rising property values continue to empower and encourage more sellers to sell.

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being designed, developed and sold using the expertise of our New Homes & Condominiums Division.

Charlotte County sales are up 5.7% and pending sales are up 4.9% versus this time last year.

LEADERSHIP IN VIRTUALLY ALL SEGMENTS

While summer has historically been a Throughout our combined market area slow period for real estate sales throughof Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte out Florida, sales this year have been Counties, sales of existing single family The goal of always exceeding client expectations has extended our dominance of the so strong as to be almost indistinguishhomes and condominiums through luxury market to virtually every segment and able pricefrom range the region’s real estate market. ourofmarket’s traditionally busier winter and spring months. Consequently, there’s no compelling reason to wait if your goal is to sell your home in 2014.

Sarasota, & Charlotte Count Looking ahead, 2014Manatee is expected Dollar Volume Market Share to be a year in which sales remain All Price Points 17.1% robust, even as inventories replenish to healthier levels. This is 12.5% 12.0% expected to cause median price rises to moderate7.9% to a more realistic and sustainable pace. 4.7% As such, Additionally, new home build4.0% 3.8% we 2.0% 1.4% 1.2% don’t anticipate any major spikes 1.1% 1.1% ers throughout the region are 0.9% 0.4% 0.3% 0.1% in prices continre-capturing their stride, thus MSC Closest Competitors MSC so long as supplyClosest Competitors ues to catch up and keep pace with giving home buyers more options Dollar Volume • All Property Types • Source: ©Tr to consider in addition to exist- Market Share for January-September 2013 • Percentage of Sales by demand. ing inventories. Condominium August of 2013 are up 4% over the same inventories, however, remain chaltime last year; while pending sales are lenged as new construction ceased up 20%, which portends a very strong during the economic downturn. Now winter selling season ahead. that demand is healthy again, however, In Sarasota County, year-to-date sales efforts are underway by developers of existing homes and condominiums in every price range to expedite the are up 12.7% over last year while penddelivery of new multi-family housing sales are up 21.6%. In Manatee ing. In the coming months, you will County sales are 1.3% over last year be hearing much more about the new while pending sales are up 21%. In condominium communities that are

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Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties Dollar Volume Market Share $1 Million + 16.6%


Luxury Collection

Nearly 40 miles of stunning open shoreline along the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico, peppered with charming barrier islands, lush, exotic landscapes, the finest beaches in America, and some of the most magnificent sunsets in the world, this exquisite tropical paradise is just waiting for you to explore. Sarasota has been celebrated for decades by those with an eye for elegance and refinement. The heart and soul of Florida culture, Sarasota is in fact referred to as the “Cultural Coast.� The area exemplifies a harmonious blending of man-made aesthetics with an astounding natural landscape. Impressive yet intimate, sophisticated, and yet, quaint and accessible, Sarasota is a community like no other, and one that wears her timeless elegance effortlessly. From spectacular waterfront estates to luxurious golf course communities, we invite you to take a journey through some of the most beautiful luxury properties in all of Florida. The highest quality architectural designs, sophisticated details, chic interiors, and the finest artistic craftsmanship are the hallmarks of these very exclusive, luxurious properties.

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SaundersBEST | FEATURE PROPERTY

Little Bokeelia Island

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rized for its premiere location in pristine Pine Island Sound, Little Bokeelia Island is surrounded by sea life, estuaries, crystal clear waters, exceptional fishing, and some of the best boating on the Florida coast. This is what vintage Florida charm is all about, offering unparalleled seclusion and serenity, but only a short boat or helicopter trip to the mainland. The best of both worlds, with Sarasota, Ft. Myers, Naples and Venice all close enough to enjoy for the day before returning to your 100 acre private island paradise to catch another glorious sunset over the Gulf of Mexico.

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Offered at $29,500,000

The island’s original residence, a glamorous Spanish-style villa, was built in the 1920’s for Charles Burgess, the well-known inventor of the dry cell battery. Masterfully restored to its original 1920’s grandeur, with all the modern conveniences of today, every room in the estate is designed to capture magnificent views and sea breezes. A short stroll from the main house is a charming enclave of cottages, a waterfall and pool, and a lushly landscaped terrace area. A shell road encircles the island and leads to a tennis court. For meditative strolls, a private nature trail meanders through the flourishing tropical landscape. With approximately 3 ½ miles of shore line, the outstanding potential for development has been anticipated by its present owners, with 29 waterfront lots having been granted a development order in perpetuity. The island is fully serviced by mainland electricity with multiple back-up generators and has a reverse osmosis water plant. The next exciting chapter of Little Bokeelia’s vibrant and rich history is yours to write.

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SARASOTA COUNTY SARASOTA | LONGBOAT KEY | SIESTA KEY | OSPREY | NOKOMIS

View from the property featured on page 27, Higel Avenue.

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Home to Siesta Key Beach, consistently voted one of “America’s Best Beaches”, Sarasota County offers nearly 40 miles of dazzling shoreline along the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Sarasota and her barrier islands, although world renowned for those gorgeous white sandy beaches, has in recent years become equally celebrated for its sophisticated and culturally rich lifestyle. Along those breathtakingly beautiful beaches, nestled among lush tropical lagoons, cozy inlets and hidden within pristine nature preserves, the residential communities of Sarasota County offer unlimited luxurious housing options, from grand estates to spectacular condominiums. When Chicago socialite and businesswoman Bertha Honore Palmer discovered the captivating southwest coast of Florida in 1910, she purchased most of Sarasota County and set about encouraging her socialite friends to winter with her in this tropical paradise. In a setting as beautiful as Sarasota, it was not exactly a tough sell. Bertha would be amazed to see the transformation today, but proud to know that she set the wheels in motion, taking a sleepy fishing village and turning it into an enclave of wealth, good taste, and culture. Thankfully Bertha and her friends, dedicated patrons of the arts, left their mark on the city of Sarasota, and their devoted and lasting patronage has given the city a cultural energy one would expect to find only in much larger cities. For a city of less than 400,000 residents to have its own opera house, symphony hall, ballet troupe, numerous playhouses, a world class museum, countless art galleries, and a botanical garden conservatory is a spectacular achievement. And to have all of that in an intimate seaside paradise makes it a truly rare and remarkable find. One of Bertha’s closest friends was John Ringling, the great circus magnate. Ringling invested an enormous part of his fortune into making Sarasota what it is today, and his influence can still be seen. John Ringling purchased and developed both Bird Key and St. Armands Key, and in grand Ringling style, ingeniously used his circus elephants to build the first bridge to the keys. His vision of beauty and prosperity, and his love for Sarasota, remains clearly in evidence today. Those who love this city owe him a great debt of gratitude. The current real estate market in Sarasota County is healthy and vibrant, with key indicators pointing to a strong and very exciting future. And as testament to the area’s continued potential to develop into an even stronger economy, Money Magazine has rated Sarasota at #7 for their “Top Places to Retire Young.” Rarely will you find a community so rich in culture and graceful society as Sarasota. Rarer still to find a place so perfectly integrated into such magnificent natural surroundings. Combine that with everything sophisticated upscale living has to offer, exciting economic opportunities, and sunshine the year round, and you have a winning recipe for lush and luxurious living.

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Sarasota Gulf View Walled and Gated Private Beach Custom Marble Staff Quarters

Offered at $10,975,000

Siesta Key Higel Avenue One of the most magnificent homes in all of Sarasota, this exquisite estate sits directly on a stunning expanse of pristine sandy white beach, with breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico. The experience begins as you drive a long private driveway, meandering under a gorgeous canopy of oaks through a lush tropical landscape. This remarkable 11 bedroom architectural masterpiece is resplendent with luxurious finishes, such as Calcutta marble, a Carrara fireplace, rich walnut flooring, artful moldings trims and cypress ceilings. A superbly appointed and spacious master suite occupies the main floor, while upstairs, four generously sized guest suites with a guest lounge provide ample space for family and friends. Separate staff quarters contain a kitchen and washer/dryer facilities. Stunning views of the Gulf are visible from most rooms. Outside a custom pool is all that stands between you and your own spectacular private beach.

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Osprey Gulf Front Gulf To Bay Views Guesthouse Custom Pool Botanical Gardens

Offered at $9,900,000

Casey Key Casey Key Road Bold and beautiful, yet tranquil and serene, this modern architectural masterpiece on north Casey Key was designed by world renowned architect Toshiko Mori. Elevated on pilings to capture water views of both the Gulf of Mexico and Little Sarasota Bay, this extraordinary structure is a true masterpiece, working in Zen-like harmony with the water, light and lush botanical gardens that surround it. In a nod to old Florida, what was once a Coast Guard barracks is now a gorgeous two bedroom guest house. A secluded pool with covered patio provides a peaceful outdoor oasis, and an expansive dock leads you into the bay. A rare opportunity to both own and reside within a true work of art.

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Sarasota Waterfront Bay Views Boat Dock Outdoor Kitchen Steam Room

Offered at $9,900,000

Sarasota Bayfront Three Acres Three Pools 300’ of Shoreline Multiple Structures

Offered at $8,900,000

Indian Beach Bay Shore Road A Moorish Contemporary style home as fabulous as it is unique. Luxury and fine details throughout, with stunning bay views. This 11,000 square foot residence with guest house sits on 2.5 acres, with 240 ft. of bay front, lush landscaping, exotic tropical foliage and trees, a custom oversized pool and tennis court, making it feel like your own private resort. This is one of the great estates in the Museum District on coveted Bay Shore Road, and just minutes from the airport, downtown Sarasota, St. Armands and the beaches.

Siesta Key Midnight Pass Road Like nothing else in the Sarasota area, this island compound on Siesta Key is set on 3.2 acres spanning nearly 300 feet of Sarasota Bay shoreline. The gated estate is comprised of a stunning bay front Key West style main residence, guest house, staff cottage, carriage house, and an additional parcel of land with a small home and storage facility, 11 bedrooms and 11 baths in all. Three pools, a lighted tennis court and lush tropical landscaping under an umbrella of hundred year old oaks and palms. This is a rare opportunity to create your own private resort paradise.

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Nokomis Gulf To Bay Elevator Marble Floors Au Pair Suite Gulfside Pool

Offered at $8,900,000

Sarasota Bayfront Nearly Three Acres Elevator Wine Room Lagoon Pool & Waterfall

Offered at $6,950,000

Casey Key Casey Key Road “Villa de Napoli�, masterfully designed by renowned architect George Merlin, is a rare find on Casey Key. This Gulf to Bay estate is replete with every modern luxury imaginable and yet maintains an elegant Old World European charm. A formal great room with coffered ceilings opens onto a stunning terrace with spectacular Gulf views. The grand master suite, with its marble columns and Jacuzzi, feels like a posh European spa. Four spacious en suite bedrooms allow plenty of space for family and friends. Outdoor kitchen, pool, spa, and boat dock create an ideal outdoor paradise.

Siesta Key Midnight Pass Road Nestled beneath hundred year old oak trees, this magnificent seven bedroom home on Little Sarasota Bay represents the perfect marriage of casual and luxury. Interior features include artful wood moldings, four fireplaces, a wine room, elevator, and a grand master suite. The lush grounds of this nearly three acre estate offers absolute privacy, with a beautiful lagoon pool, waterfall, terraces, private boat dock, and room for a tennis court. This vintage style Florida contemporary home is of particularly sturdy construction, built by renowned builder, B.W. Saba.

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Nokomis Beachfront Waterviews Custom Marble Chef’s Kitchen Infinity Pool

Offered at $6,595,000

Sarasota Bayfront Waterviews Fitness Room Sauna & Steam Room Infinity Pool

Offered at $6,799,000

Casey Key Casey Key Road Inspired by the beauty of the Mediterranean, this magnificent, fully furnished Gulf Front home is rich with classic European architectural features such as marble columns, Venetian plaster and custom ironwork. Two upstairs master suites overlooking the water and a gorgeous paneled library offer privacy when you want it, while the spacious floor plan is ideal for entertaining. Multiple patios and terraces create a beautifully flowing indoor/outdoor ambiance, and an elevator offers ease of movement throughout. A Gulf side pool and spa provides the tropical oasis of your dreams.

Lido Key John Ringling Parkway Elegance, ambiance and privacy are yours to enjoy in this exquisite bayfront home offering some of the very best views in Sarasota. The living space includes your own wellness and fitness center with sauna and steam room, state-of-theart computerized system controls lighting, security, home theater, music and temperature. Interior features include a marvelous study with balcony library and one of the finest wine cellars you will find in a private residence. An infinity pool/spa and a second pool/spa with stunning mosaic tile design create an impressive outdoor oasis.

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Sarasota Gated and Walled Bay Front Wine Cellar Home Gym Mahogany Game Room

Offered at $6,750,000

Lido Key Waterfront Gulf View Custom Pool/Spa Guest Wing Deeded Beach Access

Offered at $6,500,000

Oyster Bay North Lakeshore Drive This Georgian masterpiece in Oyster Bay is one of the premiere properties in Sarasota. Beautifully sited on a 200 plus foot bay front lot, the exquisite residence offers refined details throughout including a gracious marble foyer, octagonal coffered ceilings, a carved granite fireplace, silk brocade walls, and rich woods. The luxurious master suite with a morning kitchen, sitting room, glass front massage room, and a soaking tub provides a private haven of serenity. But when it’s time to entertain, a gorgeous Chef’s kitchen, a play pool with swim-up bar, a deep pool, spa, poker room, wine room and a gym put this property in a league of its own.

Lido Shores Westway Drive Poised gracefully along the pristine waters of New Pass on Lido Key, this newly constructed five bedroom home offers spectacular views of both the Pass and the Gulf of Mexico. Designed to accentuate the views, the West Indies inspired architecture creates an elegant symmetry with the lush tropical surroundings. The sprawling great room, a fabulous gourmet kitchen, a private gathering room and a unique rounded reading room and bar create a marvelous entertaining space, while a grand master suite with his/hers en suites and dressing areas provides your own private sanctuary.

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Sarasota Waterfront Marble Flooring Grand Fireplace Media Room Infinity Pool

Offered at $6,300,000

Sarasota Gulf Front Acreage Waterviews Oversized Pool Old Growth Trees Bayou Boat Dock

Offered at $6,250,000

Bird Key Meadow Lark Drive “Villa Toscana� exudes an aura of Mediterranean elegance and style on beautiful Bird Key. Old world features such as marble flooring, a grand fireplace, and superb ceiling treatments combine with state-of-the-art conveniences. Views from your terrace, patio, outdoor kitchen or infinity pool include wide expanses of Little Sarasota Bay and the stunning city skyline. The master suite is your own private oasis with both a sauna and steam room, while a media room, game room, wet bar, and gourmet kitchen provide the ideal setting for entertaining. A boat dock with two lifts make the Bay and the Gulf beyond, your personal playground.

Siesta Key Shell Road On the market for the first time in nearly 40 years, this is a-once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to buy the largest parcel of Gulf front land available on the north end of Siesta Key, nearly three acres on 264 ft. of beachfront. Experience the property itself, with its gorgeous old growth indigenous trees, while you plan your future, residing and entertaining family and friends in the charming existing beach cottage, guest house, enormous pool, and 3 car garage. Renovate, sub-divide or build your own personal masterpiece - the possibilities are endless.

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Siesta Key Waterfront Bay Views Exercise Room Elevator Infinity Pool

Offered at $5,995,000

Sarasota Gulf Front Waterviews Four Lots Elevator Beachside Terrace

Offered at $5,950,000

Hidden Harbor Jungle Plum Road Contemporary sophistication and refinement await you in this exceptional residence nestled within Hidden Harbor. An effortless and inspiring blend of modern design and traditional elegance, this home exudes a chic, but welcoming ambiance. Rich details throughout combined with clean and sophisticated lines create a stunning interior. A custom 40 foot wall of floor to ceiling glass showcasing superb views of Sarasota Bay is just one of the dramatic elements that make this home so unforgettable. The infinity pool and spa create an outdoor oasis along 150 ft. of waterfront.

Siesta Key Beach Road Enjoy 180 degree views of the dazzling Gulf of Mexico and sparkling white sand beaches in this gorgeous Key West style home, with 100 feet of beachfront sited on nearly two acres. This is the private oceanfront paradise dreams are made of. The fabulous 4 bedroom, tri-level showplace offers views from every room, and an elevator to access all of them with ease. Glorious sunsets are yours to experience every evening from your choice of terraces, and all just minutes away from charming Siesta Village.

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Sarasota Peninsula Home Waterviews Custom Pool/Spa Covered Terrace Summer Kitchen

Offered at $5,675,000

Sarasota Gulf Front Two Lots Spacious Floor Plan Terraced Lanai Quartz Pool

Offered at $5,650,000

Siesta Key Point Crisp Road A spectacular contemporary home set majestically on Siesta Key’s most exclusive waterfront lot. This dramatic residence offers expansive water views from virtually every room in the house. Few properties offer such privacy while still allowing the surrounding beauty and light to envelop it. Enjoy stunning sunrises every morning, afternoon sunshine basking in your infinity pool, and glorious sunsets every evening. A marvelous space for entertaining, this home is not just state-of-the-art, it is art.

Siesta Key Point of Rocks Road This striking contemporary home is a world unto itself, with over 200 feet of shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico at Point of Rocks, this residence was designed to showcase the natural beauty that surrounds it. A superbly planned interior offers fantastic entertaining spaces while still providing owners plenty of privacy with two separate guest wings. This tropical paradise, set on 1.3 acres, has a buildable second lot for an additional residence or a tennis court. Breathtaking water views can be enjoyed from every room.

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Sarasota Gated Community Private Club 200’ of Gulf Front Waterviews Sun Deck

Offered at $5,500,000

Sarasota Waterfront Gated Courtyard Game Room Home Theater Fitness Room

Offered at $5,500,000

The Sanderling Club Sanderling Road A very unique opportunity to purchase a charming beachfront property in the private, gated beach community of The Sanderling Club. The enormous 203 feet Gulf front lot is one of the largest parcels available on the beach to build an estate sized home. The charming vintage Florida home is infinitely livable with lovely hardwood floors, a cozy wood burning fireplace and a spacious 1,150 square foot deck from which you can enjoy stunning views. Relax, enjoy and acquaint yourself with the property while you envision your dream beach estate.

Indian Beach South Shore Drive Experience elegant Sarasota waterfront living at its finest in this masterfully constructed double residence. The Spanish style home offers an amazing array of high-end features, capturing your imagination immediately with its impressive courtyard showcasing ornate tile and stone work. This unique and stunning compound, with five bedrooms combined, includes a fitness room, game room, and home theater, while outside a gorgeous custom pool and spa overlooks the bay. Watch the sunset and dine al fresco on the loggia, complete with fireplace and dining area.

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Sarasota Gulf Front Waterviews Beachfront Pool & Spa Oversized Balcony

Offered at $3,990,000

Longboat Key Bay Views Private Dock Elevator Ten-Car Garage Two Bedroom Guesthouse

Offered at $4,980,000

Siesta Key Horizon View Drive This immaculately maintained five-bedroom Gulf front family retreat sits on 164 feet of Siesta Beach, recently voted the most beautiful beach in America. Built using cedar construction and stone, this is 1980s modernism at its finest. The open floor plan allows for entertaining large numbers of friends and family very comfortably. Spectacular Gulf of Mexico views can be enjoyed from virtually every room in the house as well as the waterfront pool, while the wide balcony allows everybody to gather to view the breathtaking sunsets.

North Longboat Key Gulf of Mexico Drive “Bayside Villa� brings European elegance to Longboat Key. Stunning architecture, a sparkling fountain, antique statuary, and spectacular views of the bay create a mood reminiscent of the French Riviera. Jerusalem stone floors, soaring ceilings and custom moldings will charm even the most discerning eye. The elevated main house offers a grand master suite and two en suite guest rooms, while the detached guest house provides two additional bedrooms. Expansive, elevated pool, spa and terrace with summer kitchen allow for spectacular bay views.

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Sarasota Waterfront Bayviews Guest House Tropical Pool/Spa Two Boat Docks

Offered at $4,985,000

Nokomis Gulf to Bay Waterviews Billiards Room Library Custom Pool

Offered at $4,800,000

Siesta Key Freeling Drive Uncompromisingly elegant and chic, this walled and gated estate on Siesta Key’s north end, offers the ultimate in privacy. Southern Bay views surround this spectacular residence, visible through walls of glass. The residence is comprised of a main house and guest quarters, connected by an interior hallway, offering six bedrooms in total. Outside, lush landscaping, 400 feet of shoreline, a side canal with two deep water docks, a charming boathouse, tropical pool and spa make this property the ideal Florida retreat.

Casey Key Casey Key Road Casa Vista, with its stunning contemporary design offers the exceptional in Gulf to Bay living on exclusive Casey Key. Commanding Gulf views frame the glamorous living room, while the coral stone fireplace give it just the right touch of intimacy. This exquisite home offers the ideal balance of casual beach front living and sophisticated luxury. A master suite with spa bath and water views, study and reading room provide ample space to enjoy peace and quiet, while the custom kitchen, pool, and billiards room provide the space you need to entertain in high style.

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Sarasota Premiere Lot Bayviews Private Dock Three Boat Lifts Custom Pool

Offered at $4,550,000

Sarasota Pre-Construction Waterfront Waterviews Deep Water Canal Custom Construction

Offered at $4,500,000

The Oaks Club Osprey Point Drive A boat lover’s dream, this grand estate home sits on one of the premiere lots in Oaks 1 of The Oaks Club on Little Sarasota Bay, with a large private dock and three boat lifts. Enjoy panoramic water views and sunsets over the bay from this stately residence offering a formal living room with 20 foot ceilings, formal dining room, family room, and three stone fireplaces, including one in the master suite. A large screened-in lanai and gorgeous custom pool allows for plenty of indoor/outdoor living space to entertain family and friends.

Siesta Key Siesta Key Circle Build your own Siesta Key showplace. “The Seaside” is a Nutter Construction showcase home ready to be customized to your specifications. Work with developers who will oversee all phases of design and construction on this supreme waterfront lot with gorgeous Banyan tree. Features of this four bedroom plan include a Chef’s kitchen, custom cabinetry, impact resistant windows throughout, glass sliders, French doors, a covered outdoor kitchen with gas grill, resort style swimming pool with spa, a complete landscape package and three car garage.

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Nokomis Gulf to Bay Waterviews Grand Foyer Two-Story Fireplace Oversized Pool/Spa

Offered at $3,999,000

Sarasota Waterfront Custom Pool/Spa Home Office Media Room Boat Dock

Offered at $3,995,000

Casey Key Casey Key Road A Beach-to-Bay paradise on Casey Key. This gorgeous Key West style residence offers water views from every room. Enjoy morning strolls along a secluded beach, and glorious sunsets in the evenings. An impressive two story fireplace and beautiful circular staircase serve as the heart of the floor plan. A spacious custom kitchen is perfect for family entertaining, while a delightful dining room with exquisite Gulf views will provide the perfect setting for more formal affairs. A screened-in lanai and enormous pool and spa overlook the water and your private dock.

Siesta Key Hidden Harbor A graceful expression of luxury living. This beautiful Coastal Contemporary home nestled along a sleepy lagoon and framed by tall oaks is the epitome of style and craftsmanship with vintage charm and state-of-theart amenities. Interior finishes include tongue and groove woodwork, coffered ceilings, and a French Country Wood-Mode kitchen with Wolf appliances. Aquarium glass windows provide stunning views of the lagoon. Lush landscaping surrounds the pool, spa, and waterfall creating the ultimate sense of serenity and privacy.

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Sarasota Bay Front Double Lot Marble Terrace Pool House Oversized Pool

Offered at $3,990,000

Sarasota Waterviews Butler’s Pantry Study Outdoor Kitchen Infinity Pool

Offered at $3,900,000

The Oaks Club Osprey Point Drive This spectacular Georgian estate commands 100 feet of prime bay front shoreline. The Carrera and Verona marble floors, hand carved Italian marble fireplace, and a Strauss crystal chandelier are just a few of the superb details that make this residence so exceptional. A grand master suite opens onto the home’s 60 foot marble terrace offering stunning bay views. A gorgeous state-of-the-art kitchen, formal living and dining, family room and cozy study with fireplace allows for an elegant lifestyle as grand or as intimate as you would like.

The Oaks Club Osprey Point Drive Unsurpassed elegance and luxury behind the secure gates of one of Florida’s most prestigious country clubs. This spectacular residence takes your breath away from the moment you walk through the solid mahogany doors into the magnificent three-story grand salon. A master suite with his/hers dressing areas and en suite baths creates a luxurious interior sanctuary. Lush landscaping, an infinity pool, spa, outdoor kitchen, and sweeping water views provides the ideal environment for entertaining.

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Longboat Key

This handsome newly built residence sits proudly in one of Sarasota’s most prestigious neighborhoods. Offering deep water canal waterfront with stunning views, this five bedroom home is the perfect family homefeaturing gorgeous stonework, fabulous Chef’s kitchen, and home theater.

A truly special and unique property. 1.5 acres directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Maintain the old Florida charm with the four existing rental bungalows, or create the beachfront estate of your dreams with 110 feet of gorgeous white sand beachfront.

Waterfront

Beach Front

Lap Pool

Rooftop Terrace

Outdoor Fireplace

Waterviews

Income Producing

1.5 Acres

Offered at $3,900,000 | Freeling Drive

Offered at $3,795,000 | Gulf of Mexico Drive

Bird Key

Osprey

The best views in Sarasota are yours to enjoy in this gorgeous open floor plan home on Bird Key. Spectacular living on sparkling Sarasota Bay with both water and city views. An infinity pool and oversized lanai provide a luxurious outdoor paradise.

Imagine your own luxurious retreat inspired by Neiman-Marcus located in The Oaks Club, one of Florida’s most prestigious, members only, gated communities. Elegant travertine marble, rich woods, and a two-story coral fireplace create a divine ambiance.

Waterfront

Caged Pool

Bay and City Views

Boat Dock

Offered at $3,750,000 | Meadow Lark Drive

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Custom Pool

Fairway Views

Summer Kitchen

Offered at $3,699,000 | Blue Heron Overlook

Home Theater


Casey Key

Longboat Key

Gulf-to-Bay splendor. Your own tropical oasis on Casey Key. Three acres, three beaches, your own private peninsula, and two waterfronts, this three-bedroom, four bath Key West style home offers the ultimate in island living, and plenty of land to create the compound of your dreams.

A spectacular canal front home in gated Bay Isles with stylish design details, rich custom woods, and stunning marble throughout. Luxurious waterside pool and spa completes this chic, sophisticated residence built in 2011.

Gulf-to-Bay

Gated Community

Private Beach

Private Marina

Four-Car Garage

Pool

Waterfront

Boat Dock

Offered at $3,690,000 | Casey Key Road

Offered at $3,550,000 | Harbor Point Road

Sarasota

Siesta Key

Coastal Vintage meets Modern Marvel in this Oyster Bay waterfront residence. This exquisite family-friendly home offers deep water dockage, a salt water pool, gourmet kitchen, wonderfully unique family room, game room, library, wine cellar and a gym.

A rare opportunity to build your own waterfront estate on Siesta Key’s prestigious “Estate Row.” With two lots, 1.54 lush acres, and over 140 feet of gorgeous waterfront you can let yourself dream big. Two existing homes will accommodate you nicely while you build.

Gated Community

Waterfront

Waterfront

Summer Kitchen

Offered at $3,599,000 | Rebecca Lane

Home Gym

Boat Dock

Pool

Caretaker’s Cottage

Offered at $3,299,000 | Midnight Pass Road

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Osprey

Sarasota

Grandeur and comfort define this magnificent home with breathtaking views of Sarasota Bay from every room. Distinct architectural details make this home a true masterpiece. Revel in the tranquil surroundings that include lush landscaping, covered terraces and a gorgeous pool.

The elegant model home, Villa Solivita, is nestled on a premier lot in the Founders Club. The home offers expansive views of the golf course and peaceful nature preserve. Entertain in grand Florida style from the well appointed outdoor kitchen, pool and relaxing spa area.

Boat Dock

Media Room

Waterviews

Guest Wing

Pool

Outdoor Kitchen

Pool and Spa

Golf Course

Offered at $3,385,000 | Alameda Avenue

Offered at $2,995,000 | Archers Court

Siesta Key

Englewood

Truly a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, this exceptional property offers the rare combination of serene views toward South Lido Beach and the dazzling views of Sarasota’s downtown skyline. A true boater’s paradise located in an exclusive area of North Siesta Key, with no bridges to the Gulf.

Create your own fabulous family resort with this exceptional Gulf to Bay property. Delight in the Florida outdoors with dazzling views of the Gulf, your own tennis court and shimmering white sand beaches right at your door. Guests will love having their own private quarters.

Dock

Waterfront

Waterviews

Pool

Waterfront

Offered at $2,950,000 | Gulfmead Drive

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Beach Access

Tennis Court

Guest Quarters

Offered at $2,789,000 | Manasota Key Road


Bird Key

Sarasota

Sumptuous sophistication, this elegant home provides the finest in architectural details and stunning design features. Floor-to-ceiling windows reveal expansive views of the Bay. Outside, enjoy the shimmering city lights from your private terrace or boat dock.

Designed with both luxury and entertaining in mind, this Key West style home is the perfect family residence. Prepare fabulous meals in the impressive kitchen with high-end amenities or relax on the lanai overlooking the bay, pool and manicured tropical landscaping.

Waterviews

Boat Dock

Boat Dock

Media Room

Game Room

Game Room

Pool

Waterfront

Offered at $2,650,000 | Seagull Lane

Offered at $2,600,000 | Flower Drive

Lido Key

Siesta Key

This is the consummate home for the buyer with a discerning eye for quality and a love for Mediterranean style. Entertain your guests in the expansive formal dining room, or serve alfresco on the tiered poolside deck. Boating enthusiasts will take delight in the large dock with lift.

Live the dream in this unique Siesta Key residence with breathtaking design features including Bay views from every room. Mature mango trees and a boathouse with lift, which has been grandfathered in, provide the perfect setting for sun drenched afternoons.

Pool

Boat House

Waterfront

Boat Dock

Exercise Room

Offered at $2,475,000 | S. Polk Drive

Dock

Pool

Waterfront

Offered at $2,400,000 | Roberts Point Road

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Siesta Key

Siesta Key

A magnificent property, this home offers some of the best Bay views in Sarasota, from the downtown skyline to the lights of the mainland across the Bay. Wake to awe inspiring sunrises as you enjoy this sprawling home in a beautiful tropical setting surrounded by Florida wildlife.

Built in 1929, this charming historical waterfront home is a rare find on prestigious North Siesta Key. Inside you will find a flowing floor plan with elegant space for entertaining. Outdoors, mature shade trees and impressive gardens, pool and spa provide the perfect spot for outdoor entertaining, with 105’ on the wide canal connecting Big Pass to the Bay.

Waterviews

Waterfront

Guest House

Pool Dock

Offered at $2,150,000 | Siesta Cove Drive

Guest House

Waterfront

Pool

Boat Dock

Offered at $2,100,000 | Higel Avenue

St. Armands Key

Siesta Key

For those looking for the casual Florida lifestyle in a chic and eye-catching setting, look no further. Indoors, enjoy fine amenities such as a wine room, formal dining room and guest suite. Take your party outdoors in the enclosed lanai with saltwater pool and private boat dock.

A work of art in every sense of the word, the Ness House is designed in the mid-century style known as the Sarasota School of Architecture. Enjoy the finest amenities available including cabanas, beach house, tennis courts and private beach while living in a masterpiece.

Waterfront

Tennis Courts

Guest Suite

Pool

Dock

Offered at $2,100,000 | South Washington Drive

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Beach Access

Cabana

Pool

Offered at $1,995,000 | Sanderling Road


Osprey

Longboat Key

This home combines the brilliance of waterfront living with a spacious and elegant floor plan. Dramatic sunsets can be enjoyed from every room of this beautifully appointed home. Ideally located on the bay, with a private boat dock and lift to provide easy access to the Gulf of Mexico.

Escape to this beautifully furnished waterfront retreat with expansive living spaces and contemporary flair in maintenancefree Corey’s Landing. Relax in your waterfront master suite, or stroll along the beach after a fabulous meal on the screened porch.

Waterfront

Beach Access

Boat Dock

Pool

Waterviews

Waterfront

Waterviews

Boat Dock

Offered at $1,799,000 | Main Street

Offered at $1,795,000 | Mistletoe Lane

Bird Key

Sarasota

The perfect waterfront jewel for the avid boater and water enthusiast. Enjoy the luxury of your own boat dock and lift while surrounded by beautiful Sarasota Bay. Entertain in style in the designer gourmet kitchen, offering high-end amenities and professional appliances.

An elegant estate home with spectacular lake and golf course views. Professionally designed, the residence offers quality craftsmanship and high-end amenities throughout, an expansive screened pool, lanai, spa and summer kitchen for entertaining family and friends.

Outdoor Kitchen

Golf Course

Pool and Spa

Boat Dock

Waterfront

Offered at $1,790,000 | East Royal Flamingo Drive

Pool Spa

Waterviews

Screened Lanai

Offered at $1,775,000 | Founder’s Club Drive

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Sarasota

Sarasota

This Tuscan inspired waterfront residence offers panoramic harbor and bay views and three deepwater docks, a dream for the avid boater. Indoors, Mexican tile floors, wood burning fireplace and french doors add to the home’s casual elegance, truly a home of distinction.

Majestically set on the 12th tee of the Oaks’ Heron’s Golf Course, Lion’s Head Mansion is the epitome of world class craftsmanship designed for those with a discerning eye for detail. No expense has been spared in this stately and lavish residence.

Golf Course

Waterviews

Pool Spa

Waterviews

Screened Lanai

Boat Dock

Fireplace

Waterfront

Offered at $1,750,000 | Harbor Drive

Offered at $1,700,000 | MacEwen Drive

Sarasota

Longboat Key

Live a life of charm and elegance in this magnificent historical residence, Juliar House. Previously an ASID Designer Showcase home, it bears the spirit of the Ringling style while providing modern amenities achieved in an incredible renovation. The gardens were featured in Style Magazine.

Designed with elegance and loaded with amenities, this dazzling home truly defines the perfect Florida lifestyle and only minutes from St. Armands Circle. Retreat to your master suite hideaway, accessible by private elevator with amazing canal views.

Pool

Elevator

Elevator

Pavilion

Formal Gardens

Offered at $1,695,000 | Brywill Circle

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Waterviews

Boat Dock

Impact Windows

Offered at $1,690,000 | Spinnaker Lane


Osprey

Longboat Key

A true Mediterranean paradise awaits you in this masterfully created John Cannon home, combining glamour and old world charm. Stunning design features include magnificent stone floors, handsome wine closet, a stone lanai, cabana bar, and dazzling pool with spa.

Expansive bay views and tranquil protected boating waters make this property a Florida paradise. Make your dream a reality in this waterfront jewel, only steps away from private access to the diamond white sands of the nearby beach.

Pool

Waterviews

Spa

Fireplace

Butler’s Pantry

Waterfront

Beach Access

Dock

Offered at $1,590,000 | North MacEwen Drive

Offered at $1,499,000 | Gunwale Lane

St. Armands Key

Longboat Key

European flair meets tropical charm in this Rutenberg home of timeless distinction. Nestled along one of the most beautiful streets of St. Armands Key, this home boasts gorgeous stone floors, state-of-the-art kitchen and serene master suite retreat overlooking the dazzling pool.

Majestically overlooking Crane’s Bayou and Buttonwood Bay, this is the residence for the consummate boater and nature lover. Enjoy lush surroundings and wildlife while reveling in the elegant indoor living space and expansive views of the bayou and bay.

Waterfront

Waterfront

Pool

Gourmet Kitchen

Open Floor Plan

Offered at $1,495,000 | South Washington Drive

Pool

Dock Boat Lift

Fireplace

Offered at $1,475,000 | Bayou Sound

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Sarasota

Sarasota

Resplendent with spectacular views of the bay and serene tropical landscaping, features in this bayfront retreat include a gourmet kitchen, master suite with gym and elegant terraces. Outdoors a private dock with boat lift awaits relaxing sunset cruises on Sarasota Bay.

A quiet canopied street, Red Rock Lane, is one of Sarasota’s finest neighborhoods. Located on almost a half-acre, this home offers topquality construction with many high-end features including a deluxe kitchen with designer appliances, heated pool, spa and guest house.

Waterviews

Pool and Spa

Boat Dock

Home Gym

Waterfront

Guest House

Chef’s Kitchen

4-Car Garage

Offered at $1,449,000 | Caribbean Drive

Offered at $1,400,000 | Red Rock Lane

Sarasota

Siesta Key

Few properties offer the elegant sophistication found in this exquisite Sarasota home. Enjoy relaxing views of the dazzling pool and deck from inside this home where sunshine floods most every room. The stunning master suite is elegantly appointed with a luxurious marble steam room.

Superb design features, such as travertine floors and cove crown molding add to the rich sophistication of this residence. Entertain in the formal dining room offering charming views of the impressive English gardens, dazzling pool and canal. This is truly a masterpiece.

Media Room

Pool

Pool

Screened Lanai

Steam Room

Offered at $1,395,000 | Silver Bell Drive

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Waterviews

Fireplace

Gazebo

Offered at $1,350,000 | Treasure Boat Way


Longboat Key

Sarasota

Nestled at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in Sabal Cove, this home offers resort living in total privacy. Live the life of Florida luxury in this open floor plan with a chef’s kitchen and lavish master suite, opening onto your personal paradise with sparkling pool and lush tropical gardens.

Ideally located in renowned Remo Estates, this award-winning residence built by Allegra Homes is due for completion in January. Rich details and fine craftsmanship are evident throughout this exqusite custom home with outdoor kitchen, dazzling pool and spa.

Fireplace

Pool

Chef’s Kitchen

Three-Car Garage

Pool

Offered at $1,350,000 | Sabal Cove Way

Home Theater

Outdoor Kitchen

Game Room

Offered at $1,325,000 | Tangier Terrace

Sarasota

Sarasota

Casual elegance and rich distinction come together in this Tuscan style masterpiece. Enjoy the opulence of beamed ceilings, coral stone fireplace and double shower with river rock flooring. Retreat to the tranquil garden after working out in the master suite exercise room.

Luxury and sophistication embrace you after entering the magnificent ten foot mahogany entry doors of this spectacular home. You will be greeted with grand 20 plus feet ceilings and imported Italian porcelain. Formal dining room and family room make this a home for all occasions.

Exercise Room

Pool

Pool

Double Shower

Offered at $1,299,000 | Hansen Street

Gardens

Oversized Shower

En suite Baths

Impact Windows

Offered at $1,279,000 | Osprey Point Drive

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St. Armands Key

Sarasota

Nestled between the diamond sands of Lido Beach and St. Armands Circle lies this beautiful waterfront gem. A split floor plan makes this a wonderful home for guests. Enjoy the finest in waterfront living with private dock for fishing, boating or just reveling in the resplendent Florida sunsets.

Set on a majestic corner lot surrounded by oak and jacaranda trees, this custom home is formal yet inviting, grand but still comfortable. Features include a gorgeous stone fireplace, faux painted walls, amazing kitchen, media room, and resort-style pool with golf course views.

Waterfront

Golf Course

Boat Dock

Oversized Garage

Boat Lift

Offered at $1,200,000 | North Washington Drive

Fireplace

Wine Cooler

Outdoor Kitchen

Offered at $1,195,000 | Warwick Gardens Lane

Sarasota

Sarasota

This 17 acre estate is the perfect home for the consummate equestrian. Equipped with a four stall horse barn, the estate offers wrap-around porches and a library with floor-to-ceiling shelves. Surrounded by seven acres of preserve, one can observe wildlife while enjoying serene privacy.

Enjoy the best of everything with this charming home nestled into over an acre of lush landscaping. Recently updated, this home offers a state-of-the-art kitchen and many family gathering spaces. The beautiful pool area and dock make this a perfect Florida getaway.

Horse Barn

Pool

Guest Apartment

Training Arena

Offered at $1,199,000 | Bel Aire Star Parkway

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Library

Waterfront

Dock

Gourmet Kitchen

Offered at $1,195,000 | Forest Lake Drive


Longboat Key

Sarasota

Resort-style living can be yours in this spacious pool home with beautiful glass sliding doors opening to the lanai and shimmering pool, while at the same time letting in natural light. Lush landscaping and mature fruit trees add even more charm and elegance to this Rutenberg built home.

A gorgeous waterfront home surrounded by shimmering bay waters and expansive views. Relax poolside or head to the dock for fishing or boating activities. Awe-inspiring sunsets can be enjoyed from almost every room. Ideally located near shopping and Siesta Key.

Pool Spa

Waterfront

Lanai

Hurricane Windows

Outdoor Kitchen

Waterviews

Dock

Pool Spa

Offered at $1,175,000 | Sabal Cove Way

Offered at $1,125,000 | Holiday Drive North

Sarasota

Palmer Ranch

Experience the utmost in country club living in this spacious custom home located in the prestigious Oaks Club. Elegant details are displayed throughout the residence including beautiful french doors, graceful high ceilings, screened lanai, and pool overlooking the golf course.

An impressive executive home located on a private street in the highly sought after community of Silver Oak. The thoughtfully designed floor plan includes numerous custom finishes with an outdoor pool, spa, gas fireplace, chef’s kitchen, and sumptuous master suite.

Library

Fireplace

Pool and Spa

Golf Course

Wet Bar

Offered at $1,100,000 | MacEwen Drive

Pool

Spa

Gated Waterfront

Offered at $1,037,500 | Rocky Lake Court

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MANATEE COUNTY LAKEWOOD RANCH | BRADENTON | ANNA MARIA ISLAND | N LONGBOAT KEY

View from the property featured on page 55, Riverview Boulevard.

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Manatee County, officially founded in 1855, was visited 300 years earlier by the famous Spanish explorer, Hernando DeSoto, who was taken with the area’s unique topography and sub-tropical coastline. The gateway into Southwest Florida, Manatee County, named for the Manatees that frequent the surrounding waters, is home to an assortment of lovely barrier islands, and peppered throughout the area, a collection of casual but sophisticated small towns. This interesting and eclectic coastal county stretches over 5,000 square miles, hugging the shores of both the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. Leisure and recreational opportunities in Manatee County abound, offering tremendous diversity, and can be enjoyed year-round. Residents have access to some of the world’s best beaches, and plenty of space to enjoy an endless array of sporting activities. Home to more than 325,000 residents, the county is comprised of six distinct cities, Bradenton, the largest, is filled with old Florida charm. Several rapidly growing unincorporated master communities, such as Lakewood Ranch, Waterlefe and Grayhawk Landing are very well-suited to families, and offer an abundance of finely appointed homes, phenomenal recreational amenities, and top-rated schools. This upscale growth has had a very positive effect on the local economy and has attracted numerous businesses to the area. The most recent addition to this booming economy is University Town Center, a premier indoor shopping mall that analysts predict, when completed, will become the busiest retail hub between Tampa and Fort Myers. The county’s barrier islands offer a myriad of diverse lifestyles, starting with Anna Maria Island, which also happens to be a bird sanctuary. This lovely coastal town is home to two historic fishing piers and sweeping views of Tampa Bay. Just to the south is Holmes Beach, an island community with a beachy hometown feel, and at the southern tip of the island the quirky Bradenton Beach, a favorite of tourists. To the south of Anna Maria Island, the slightly more manicured island of Longboat Key boasts 11 miles of sandy beaches, world class shopping, fine dining, two private golf courses, and an internationally acclaimed tennis resort, all nestled among palm trees and lush tropical vegetation. Manatee County truly has something for everyone.

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Bradenton Waterfront River Views Boat Dock Outdoor Kitchen Steam Room

Offered at $4,500,000

Bradenton Waterfront Bay Views Boat Dock Media Room Outdoor Kitchen

Offered at $4,199,000

West Bradenton Riverview Boulevard For those with a love for architecture on a grand scale, an eye for fine details, and an appreciation of true luxury, this magnificent home nestled along the banks of the Manatee River will surpass the expectations of even the most discerning. Five bedrooms make it the perfect family residence, but also an ideal corporate retreat. Spectacular river views mesmerize from virtually every room in the house, while outside, your own private resort with pool, spa and outdoor kitchen create the perfect space for entertaining. A dock, boat lift and boathouse will keep all your watercraft secure. This handsome yet gracious estate is the premier jewel of the Manatee River.

Longboat Key Longbay Boulevard 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 invites the outdoors into 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 exquisite home is created for the connoisseur who enjoys living in a work of art.

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Bradenton Waterfront Pool Spa Beach Access Bayviews

Riverview Landings Landing Circle Nestled alongside the Manatee River, this grand estate is a blank canvas ready to become your masterpiece. Built in 1973, this home has been extensively remodeled with updated plumbing, multi-zoned air conditioning system, new windows and doors. Entertain in grand style in the 1,900 square foot great room and spacious gourmet kitchen. High-end design details include an opulent entry foyer with curved staircase, four fireplaces, and a large butlers’ pantry. A chance of a lifetime to make your dream home a reality.

Offered at $3,995,000

Bradenton Riverfront Boat Dock Pool Butler’s Pantry Gated Entry

West Bradenton Riverview Boulevard This sprawling riverfront estate offers expansive views of the Manatee River from almost every room. The spectacular foyer, with its grand curved stairway, is the epitome of elegance, welcoming visitors into what is a truly special home. A one owner home built in the 1970s, this estate has been through two renovations and now boasts upgraded plumbing, electrical, multi-zone air conditioning, rich wood flooring, and weather-proof doors and windows. Now it is your turn to add your design inspiration to create a masterpiece that you and your family can enjoy for years to come.

Offered at $2,950,000

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Bradenton Waterfront Elevator Butler’s Pantry Pool Private Dock

West Bradenton Riverview Boulevard This gorgeous three-story riverfront estate offers the finest in Florida living. Nestled along the Manatee River, this home offers unprecedented architectural details, including a screened dome enclosure lanai with lap pool and a third story widow’s walk, perfect for enjoying breathtaking sunsets. An expansive kitchen boasts a center island, wine cooler and butler’s pantry. The second floor includes a master suite and four guest rooms, all accessible by stairs or elevator. This is a one of a kind residence that must be seen to be truly appreciated.

Offered at $2,499,900

Lakewood Ranch Golf Community Chef’s Kitchen Media Room Resort Pool Outdoor Kitchen

The Concession Ganton Avenue An abundance of luxury awaits you in this extraordinary masterpiece, designed for refined living and graceful entertaining. This Concession Golf Club jewel captures your imagination the moment you turn into its stately driveway. Private and picturesque, nestled into a lush ¾ acre landscape, this home represents the pinnacle of elegant indoor/outdoor living, with a delightful veranda, and an outdoor kitchen and over-looking an exquisite pool and spa. After dinner, retire to a state-of-the-art home theater complete with stadium seating.

Offered at $1,950,000

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Lakewood Ranch Acreage Two-Story Entry Fireplace A-Rated Schools Library

Bradenton Fuller Road Welcome to Heart Pine Homestead, a country manor, built with unsurpassed quality. This home offers a glorious secluded setting on five acres of forest, while only seven miles from shopping, restaurants and A-rated schools. Elegant design features include two-story entry foyer with open heart of pine staircase, beams and elliptical windows. The expansive kitchen includes top of the line appliances, including Thermador cooktop and Sub Zero refrigerator. These tranquil grounds also include a commercial grade building with a finished air conditioned office.

Offered at $1,500,000

Bradenton Gated Community Water Views Four Car Garage Private Boat Dock Two Jacuzzis

Offered at $1,490,000

IMG Academy 64th Drive West Located in the prestigious gated community of El Conquistador, this turn-key home is beautifully furnished and offers breathtaking views of sparkling Sarasota Bay. The perfect blend of contemporary design and elegant architecture, the home features four car stackable garage, parking for your golf cart and two finely appointed offices to make working from home a pleasure. Enjoy glorious Florida weather on a screened lanai and in-ground Jacuzzi adjacent to the pool, with a private dock leading to Sarasota Bay. Enjoy waterfront living at its finest.

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Bradenton Gulf Front Beach Access Waterviews Outdoor Shower Security System

Bradenton Beach Gulf Drive North A charming beachfront home where the vacation never has to end. Just steps from the white sand beaches, the home, built in 1999, has been superbly remodeled with elegant touches and excellent amenities. Special features include: high-end appliances in the entirely new kitchen, three remodeled bathrooms, hurricane shutters, new wood flooring, UV window film, camera system, electric gate, fenced yard, outdoor shower and a propane generator. Enjoy stunning views of the sparkling blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico from almost every room, a true Florida paradise.

Offered at $1,325,000

Bradenton Waterfront 1.5 Acres Boat Dock Bayviews Pool

Whitfield Estate Westmoreland Drive This home, with four lots equaling 1.5 acres sitting directly on Sarasota Bay, offers sweeping waterviews. A rare opportunity to take a true diamond in the rough and create a dazzling showplace. Conveniently located to Sarasota and Bradenton. Nearby schools, hospitals, shopping, restaurants, and Sarasota airport are all just minutes away. And whenever you care to escape your life on land, a private deep water dock will easily accommodate both sailboats and powerboats, allowing for blissful water adventures.

Offered at $1,275,000

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Lakewood Ranch Lakefront Study Chef’s Kitchen Wine Cellar Steam Room

University Park Sloane Gardens Court University Park is the site of this custom built Mark Rutenberg home. Completed in 2003, exquisite architectural details enhance the home’s casual and comfortable Florida style. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows bring the outdoors in, flooding the home with light. The kitchen boasts a Thermador range, large center island and rich granite. Tinted windows provide UV protection as well as privacy. Lounge on the 2,300 square foot plus lanai with resort style pool and spa. Golfers will appreciate this amazing location within walking distance to one of the finest golf courses in Florida.

Offered at $1,220,000

Parish Riverfront Boat Dock Screened Lanai Pool

Offered at $1,350,000

Manatee River 30th East Cove Nestled among a grove of gorgeous oak trees, along the sleepy Manatee River, this stately, five bedroom, two-story custom home is what Florida waterfront dreams are made of. Rich marble and teak flooring, stone fireplaces, a gourmet chef’s kitchen, all the finest interior appointments are displayed in this spectacular residence. Outside, a glorious custom pool, waterfall and spa create a waterside paradise, while a wooden walkway takes you to the river’s edge and your own private dock, complete with boat lift. Conveniently located to Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Tampa.

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Bradenton

Bradenton

Enjoy stunning views and spectacular sunsets under an umbrella of old Banyons and Mango trees. Your own private paradise on 100 feet of waterfront, with over an acre of land, directly on Sarasota Bay. A charming family home complete with in-law suite and custom kitchen.

Graceful elegance and casual luxury is personified in this home ideally located on 180 feet of waterfront on almost an acre of land. Open waterviews, boat dock, a sparkling pool, and an outdoor kitchen with grill create an outside world that rivals the home’s stunning interior.

Waterfront

Waterfront

Screened Lanai

Boat Dock

Pool

Outdoor Kitchen

Boat Dock

Two Media Rooms

Offered at $899,000 | Westmoreland Drive

Offered at $819,900 | 7th Avenue Boulevard

Bradenton

Bradenton

Sited on two plus acres within five miles of the beach, this unique property offers a separate master wing with sitting room and nursery, spacious lanai and pool. Design features include a cooks’ kitchen with vaulted ceiling, two-sided fireplace and an abundance of natural light.

This impressive home is perfect for those who enjoy entertaining. The large open kitchen features state-of-the-art appliances and walk in-pantry with second refrigerator. Entertain outside in your tranquil pool area, surrounded by professionally manicured grounds.

Pool

Gourmet Kitchen

Fireplace

Multi-Car Garage

Game Room

Offered at $799,000 | 78th Street West

Pool

Spa

Lanai

Offered at $850,000 | 18th Avenue Circle NW

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VENICE AND BEYOND VENICE | ENGLEWOOD | PORT CHARLOTTE | PUNTA GORDA | BOCA GRANDE

Aerial view of the property featured on page 65, Useppa Island

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Named in homage to the romantic Italian city of canals, Venice, Florida offers its own uniqueness and charms, along with the tropical beauty of the Southwest Florida Coast. With a nod to old world history, Venice and its surroundings offer a collection of quaint and sophisticated towns – where the conveniences of today mingle comfortably with the romance of the past. In the city of Venice, beautiful bridges lead to the historic downtown area known as “The Island of Venice.” There, lined with palm trees, is Venice Avenue, offering an eclectic selection of boutiques, restaurants and shops. This vibrant coastal city, with its European allure, never disappoints. To the south of Venice is Englewood, known to many as the “Gem of the Suncoast.” Englewood offers expansive stretches of sparkling white sandy beaches, lovely residential areas, superb golf courses, and miles of waterways perfect for kayaking and fishing. The area’s oldest city, Punta Gorda, traces its roots back to 16th century Spanish explorer Ponce De Leon, and is located on scenic Charlotte Harbor. The city’s historic brick streets are lined with royal palms and old Florida style homes. Punta Gorda exudes charm and an old Florida atmosphere. Nearby, single-family neighborhoods intermingle with grand estates, among a labyrinth of canals and estuaries teeming with marine life. The burgeoning community of Port Charlotte, still comparatively new, is dynamic and growing very quickly, offering shopping, theaters, a multitude of restaurants, and any amenity you could ever need. Residential and recreational opportunities in this up and coming community are exciting and plentiful. This could be your chance to get in on the Port Charlotte boom and create a whole new life for you and your family. Among the most dazzling jewels in the area is Boca Grande, delightfully drenched in Old Florida history, sitting quietly but elegantly on Gasparilla Island. The transportation of choice here is the golf cart, creating a slow and genteel atmosphere. Old growth banyan trees offer plenty of shade and help complete this peaceful and serene setting. As an added perk, just off the coast of Boca you’ll find some of the very best fishing in the world as well as the private islands of Useppa and Pine Island and miles of beaches of Cayo Costa State Park.

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Venice Waterfront Pool & Spa Game Room Chef’s Kitchen Carriage House

Offered at $3,250,000

Roberts Bay Laguana Drive Timeless, magnificent, spectacular… words that only begin to adequately describe this one-of-a-kind architectural masterwork. “Palazzo Laguna” embodies a serene and harmonious blend of old world richness and new world convenience. Standing proudly on a deep water lot with stunning views of Robert’s Bay, yet only minutes from the crystal blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, this marvelous residence offers a stunning exterior with circular drive surrounding a stone fountain, while a grand staircase in the foyer sets the tone for this modern European palazzo. A state of the art chef’s kitchen, grand formal living room, formal dining room with gold leaf ceiling, family room, game room, and a library/office create a floor plan designed for elegant and sophisticated living that is still family friendly, for a truly awe inspiring estate.

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Englewood Gulf Front Waterview Media Room Master Suite Game Room

Manasota Key Manasota Key Road This magnificent five bedroom home is truly a paradise retreat. Perched on the Gulf with full views of the Bay as well, every amenity is available here. An exceptional statement of architectural artistry, this home combines human comfort with high technology. Walls of glass bring the tropical Florida landscape inside flooding the home with warm natural light. Enjoy the state of the art kitchen, 14 seat home theater and game room. Escape to the grand master suite to relax and unwind. This is truly a spectacular property, one not to be missed.

Offered at $3,950,000

Punta Gorda Waterfront Bayviews Boat Dock Wine Cellar Steam Room

Offered at $3,250,000

Punta Gorda Riverside Drive Escape to a world of tropical comfort and luxury when you arrive at this magnificent peninsula property, Le Club Tarpon. From the pages of a Hemingway novel, the main home is resplendent with old Florida nautical charm. The interior space is awe inspiring with a detached media center and a glass enclosed sun room. Expansive walls of French doors embellished by water vistas all lead to a wraparound deck and open pool. Deepwater dockage for large watercraft lead to Captiva, Sanibel, Useppa Islands and beyond.

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Useppa Island Private Island Waterfront Deck Chef’s Kitchen Fireplace

Offered at $3,375,000

Englewood Waterfront Bayviews Boat Dock Outdoor Kitchen Private Beach

Offered at $2,789,000

Useppa Island Useppa Island Road Escape the world on Useppa Island located in beautiful Pine Island Sound. Rustic yet luxurious, this exquisite Key West island home offers a charming chef’s kitchen with high-end appliances, and a flowing indoor-outdoor floor plan allowing you to fully appreciate this uniquely situated property and its gorgeous 360 degree views. Climb up to your own widow’s walk and survey your domain before retiring to your romantic master suite, with a two-sided fireplace, living area and bar. The lush, nearly one acre site also offers a private sand-filled sunning cove, but one you’ll need to share with the white herons and other sea birds who also call this island home.

Manasota Key Manasota Key Road Awaken to the sounds of the surf in this exceptional custom built home, with breathtaking views of the glistening waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Available with a buildable bayfront lot and boat dock, this “Gulf-to-Bay” property is a unique opportunity to create a private family compound or corporate retreat in paradise. The Key West style home offers a 60 foot terrace to enjoy the Gulf breezes and gorgeous sunsets. Property features include a large kitchen, elevator, central vacuum, hurricane shutters, Brazilian cherry flooring, security system, heated pool and generator.

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Venice Waterfront Bay Views Hot Tub Boat Dock and Lift Bonus Room

Offered at $1,999,999

Boca Grande Waterfront Chef’s Kitchen Boat Dock Storm Shutters Pool

Offered at $1,870,000

Venice Island El Dorado Drive Enjoy the best location on Venice Island overlooking Pelican Cove, the Gulf of Mexico and Dona Bay. A Key West casual waterfront home where you can leave your car in the garage and hop in the boat to head out for dinner at some of Venice’s landmark waterfront restaurants. Make this family friendly home your own and create happy memories relaxing in the great room and preparing fabulous meals in this updated kitchen. The ultimate in Florida waterfront living, with breathtaking views from virtually every room in the house.

Useppa Island Useppa Island Now is your chance to experience true island living. This spacious five bedroom waterfront home offers unlimited views from the east shore of Useppa Island to the south end of Pine Island Sound. Relax in grand Florida style from the expansive wrap around decks and deep water dock with two boat lifts or escape to the two-story master suite with private stairs leading to a second floor and open decks. Kitchen, living and dining areas feature Old-Florida bead board ceilings and exquisite built-in cabinetry. Your own private island paradise awaits.

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Englewood

Manasota Key

An elegant Mediterranean home designed to maximize the panoramic waterviews, includes a great room, study, library with custom floor-toceiling bookcases, and a climate controlled wine room that can store up to 1,000 bottles as well as a custom kitchen, and a multi-level lanai.

Majestically set on a prime waterfront lot overlooking Lemon Bay with open water to the Gulf of Mexico. The spacious interior includes a lavish owner’s suite with private screened porch, great room with 14 foot vaulted ceilings and a beautifully appointed kitchen.

Waterfront

Waterfront

Boathouse

Wine Room

Chef’s Kitchen

Dock

Waterviews

Boat Lift

Pool

Security System

Offered at $1,799,000 | Sable Lane

Offered at $1,650,000 | Manasota Key Road

Don Pedro Island

Port Charlotte

Truly a rare find, this four bedroom home sits on over an acre, with sweeping views of both the sparkling Gulf of Mexico, and bayside views of serene Bocilla Lagoon. This beautifully appointed turn-key home awaits your arrival.

A majestic estate, located on nine acres, overlooking Charlotte Harbor. Entertain in grand style in this exquisite home on the serene lanai and state of the art chef’s kitchen. A luxurious owner’s suite provides a serene retreat with views of the magnificent grounds.

Waterfront

Waterviews

Custom Kitchen

Indoor Grill

Offered at $1,600,000 | Gulf Boulevard

Jacuzzi

Sauna

Media Room

Smart Technology

Offered at $1,495,000 | Lauzon Avenue

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Useppa Island

Gasparilla Preserve

The ideal Florida family house. Three levels, three bedrooms, and a private dock to accommodate a 40 foot boat tucked into a safe and secure cove. This beautifully furnished turn-key home is the island paradise you have been dreaming about.

An exquisite Spanish style estate beautifully placed on nearly nine acres of impeccably manicured grounds, with equestrian facilities and only five minutes away from white sandy beaches. Beautifully designed pool with “beach� entry, a nine car garage, and your own private lake.

Waterfront

Lagoon Pool

Bayviews

Boat Dock

Home Theatre

Home Theater

Game Room

Private Lake

Offered at $1,390,000 | Useppa Island

Offered at $1,200,000 | Equestrian Court

Cape Haze

Palm Island

Gracious waterfront living has never been more inviting than in this open floor plan home sited on with a 134 feet seawall and boat dock overlooking the glistening Intracoastal Waterway. Windows and sliders in practically every room bring the beautiful Florida sun indoors.

Embrace the Florida lifestyle in this newly renovated waterfront home featuring fine furnishings, bamboo flooring and a newly updated kitchen. Situated in one of the most desirable areas of the Boca Grande Club, this Manor House is located directly on the Gulf.

Waterfront

Pool

Boat Dock

Pool

Open Floor Plan

Offered at $1,300,000 | Green Dolphin

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Waterfront

Clubhouse

Furnished

Offered at $1,295,000 | Bocilla Drive


Palm Island

Port Charlotte

For the buyer who has always dreamed of peaceful island living, this charming barrier island home is perfect for you. The waterfront pool home offers four bedrooms, a heated pool, a dock and boat lift. Located on the widest open harbor with no bridges to Intracoastal Waterway or Gulf.

A waterfront paradise with a spacious, open floor plan and panoramic views of the Myakka River from every room of the home. Enjoy the luxury of having your own private 28 foot boat dock and lift with easy access to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico.

Waterfront

Waterfront

Bayviews

Boat Dock

Home Theatre

Boat Dock

Butler’s Pantry

Wine Cooler

Offered at $1,225,000 | Bocilla Drive

Offered at $1,200,000 | Prather Avenue

Plantation Golf and Country Club

Punta Gorda

Located in the premier community, The Reserve, this impressive executive home provides glorious golf course views from the expansive lanai providing the ideal Florida lifestyle. Interior features include 21’ cathedral ceilings, with the master suite downstairs and additional bedrooms upstairs.

The circular drive invites you into this exceptional canal front Spanish Modern home, featuring a magnificent great room, an amazing loft, a fantastic gourmet kitchen and a large screened lanai off the gorgeous, self-cleaning lagoon pool.

Golf Course Views

Waterfront

Screened Lanai

Pool

Offered at $699,000 | Sherbrooke Court

Hot Tub

Boat Dock

Pool/Waterfall

Loft Study

Offered at $817,000 | Monaco Drive

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CONDOMINIUMS DOWNTOWN SARASOTA | LONGBOAT KEY | SIESTA KEY | BOCA GRANDE

View from the Ritz-Carlton Beach Residences.

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If you’re looking for the ultimate in fine Florida living paired with unrivaled freedom, then purchasing a condominium on Florida’s Southwest coast may be exactly what you are looking for. Condominium ownership offers maintenance-free living, high-security, a built in social scene, and worry free travel-just lock the door and off you go. While you are home enjoying life in your private retreat, you can sip your morning coffee with a gorgeous Florida sunrise, and after a full day of the many activities that await you, savor an evening with friends as you take in yet another glorious Florida sunset. Condominium living along the Cultural Coast is as diverse, sophisticated and exciting as the area itself- from chic, high-end highrises in the city, to quiet beachfront elegance, and everything in between. Condominium options in the area offer a wide variety of amenities, some rivaling even the grandest hotels, with luxurious lobbies, concierge services, sparkling pools, full service spas, sophisticated exercise rooms, and of course golf and tennis representing just a few of the helpful motivators that may convince you that condominium living is right for you. Choose to live “in town” and you are just steps away from everything city life has to offer. Should you decide to go beachfront or waterfront, you’ll enjoy a quieter pace, unsurpassed views, year round tropical breezes on your own private terrace, and all the walking trails you need right at your front door. Today’s condominium designs also offer the kind of spacious and luxurious floor plans you would typically find in custom homes, with palatial architecture and expansive terraces designed to give you the space you might not have thought possible. Create and enjoy your own indoor/outdoor paradise as you look out and survey your domain in all its panoramic splendor.

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Sarasota | La Bellasara

Sarasota | The Ritz-Carlton Residences

A design masterpiece, this stunning penthouse offers breathtaking panoramic water and city views with unparalleled elegance. A spacious master suite with his and hers retreats and three guest suites, along with a media room, wine room, study, fireplace, summer kitchen on the terrace overlooking the marina and a spectacular chef’s kitchen with rare onyx and granite countertops unite to create an unsurpassed living experience.

Live the ultimate downtown lifestyle in this world class Ritz-Carlton Penthouse Suite. Experience amazing views of the downtown area, Marina Jack and Sarasota Bay plus the unprecedented services of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, including 24 hour room service, concierge service and housekeeping. Life at the The Ritz-Carlton is, without question, the pinnacle of luxury.

Offered at $4,600,000 | Golden Gate Point

Offered at $3,950,000 | Ritz Carlton Drive

Sarasota | The Ritz-Carlton Residences

Sarasota | The Ritz-Carlton Watergate

A magnificent penthouse condominium with spectacular panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota Bay and the Sarasota skyline from the four terraces. The spacious floor plan offers two gracious master suites, a guest suite, an impressive entry foyer, formal living and dining rooms, cozy family room, and a gourmet kitchen overlooking the picturesque marina. Enjoy elegant living and the world-class services of The Ritz-Carlton everyday.

Treat yourself to the utmost in luxury and sophistication in this stunning Tower Penthouse Suite. Enter by your private elevator and be swept away by expansive soaring ceilings, cozy gas fireplace and four elegant terraces. Membership to the exclusive Members Club is also available, offering access to the private Beach Club and the Ritz-Carlton Golf and Country Club.

Offered at $3,550,000 | Ritz Carlton Drive

Offered at $3,750,000 | Watergate Drive

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Lido Key | The Ritz-Carlton Beach Residences

Lido Key | The Ritz-Carlton Beach Residences

A rare find, this exquisitely furnished, 9th floor, three bedroom RitzCarlton Beach Club residence offers spectacular city and water views with incomparable amenities and services.

Enjoy the world class service of The Ritz-Carlton while living on the beach. Superb craftsmanship and fine architectural details offer both luxury and sophistication.

$3,200,000 | Ben Franklin Drive

$2,950,000 | Ben Franklin Drive

Longboat Key | L ’ Ambiance

Longboat Key | The Water Club

Experience the ultimate in luxurious lifestyles at L ’ Ambiance as you step from your private elevator into your spectacular three bedroom home offering breathtaking blue water views from every room.

This beautifully furnished, Gulf front condominium offers magnificent views, a private elevator, expansive floor plan, and an ideal location close to St. Armands Circle and downtown.

$2,795,000 | L’ Ambiance Drive

$2,500,000 | Gulf of Mexico Drive

Sarasota | Golden Gate Point

Sarasota | Hudson Crossing

Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the marina and the bay from your downtown three bedroom penthouse with grand master suite, two guest suites, gourmet kitchen, home office, gym and private garage.

This beautifully appointed three bedroom penthouse overlooks Selby Botanical Gardens, Hudson Bayou, and Sarasota Bay. Entertain in style from the covered lanai and large private roof top terrace.

$2,250,000 | Golden Gate Point

$2,000,000 | South Orange Avenue

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Siesta Key | El Presidente

Sarasota | Savoy on Palm

A rare opportunity to own your own slice of paradise in this three bedroom beautifully furnished penthouse with stunning, panoramic views of the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

This beautifully appointed, exquisite condominium offers you the finest appointments, an impressive spacious floor plan and ideal downtown location. No expense was spared on this elegant oasis.

$1,999,000 | Midnight Pass Road

$1,998,000 | Palm Avenue

Sarasota | Hudson Crossing

Longboat Key | The Sanctuary

This three bedroom penthouse offers exceptional custom finishes, a state-of-the-art kitchen, maple flooring throughout and built-in bookcases. Downtown Sarasota is at your doorstep.

Enjoy breathtaking views from every room in this southwest beach front corner residence. Private stairs lead to the beach from the expansive wrap-around balcony, making this a true Florida paradise.

$1,998,000 | South Orange Avenue

$1,699,000 | Sanctuary Drive

Osprey | Seagrove

Sarasota | Phillippi Landings

Expansive views of the Gulf and Bay provide a spectacular backdrop from this amazing penthouse. A spacious floor plan, private two-car garage, club and golf membership create the perfect Florida lifestyle.

A stunning penthouse residence offering spectacular views of the Gulf and the Bay from the 1,400 sf terrace. The beautifully appointed condominium includes a private elevator, garage and boat dock.

$1,195,000 | North Point Road

$1,195,000 | Monte Carlo Drive

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New Home Construction for Every Lifestyle From beach to bay, downtown and beyond, Michael Saunders & Company markets the finest new homes and condominiums on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Let us help you find yours.

Island Meets Urban

941.735.4525 IslandCourtVenice.com 437 Nokomis Avenue • Venice

Maximize your options for enjoying the Southwest Florida lifestyle. This and more awaits you in one of the gulf coast’s best downtown neighborhoods. The new 2 bedroom/den /2.5 bath townhomes are virtually maintenance-free, allowing you time to exlore the galleries, restaurants, theaters and vibrant hot spots, all located just outside your door. When you are ready to relax, some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world are just minutes away

Coastal Contemporary Exclusive

941.932.0032 InfinityLBK.com 4765 Gulf of Mexico Dr • Longboat Key

A jewel on Florida’s Gulf coast, Infinity is a new contemporary coastal community nestled on three acres of lushly-landscaped beachfront. The elegantly designed three bedroom/den, four bedroom and penthouse residences engage the senses with sweeping floor-to-ceiling walls of glass and huge balconies with summer kitchens. The scenic beauty of the gulf coast takes center stage in these exquisite residences offering Italian kitchens and baths, private elevator access, enclosed garages and other luxurious appointments. The resort lifestyle is complemented by the on-site amenities, including a beachfront pool & spa, fitness center, club house and tennis court. Infinity is the preferred choice for those looking for a unique, private and peaceful home.

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GRANADA PARK

941.552.9936 LiveGranadaPark.com 3910 Bay Road • Sarasota

Ultimate Convenience & Style

Located in one of the most coveted “West of Trail” neighborhoods is the gated enclave of Granada Park. This private community features only 15 low maintenance homes by renowned Sarasota builder, MyGreenBuildings. The craftsman-style homes artfully blend traditional Florida architecture with the latest eco-friendly and low maintenance innovations. The superb craftsmanship features high ceilings, rich finishes, gourmet kitchens and welcoming porches. Thoughtfully situated in a park like setting of mature trees, a sparking lake, the aptly named Granada Park is ideally located between downtown Sarasota and the renowned white sands of Siesta Key Beach. Here one may easily enjoy the areas finest shopping, dining, and lifestyle amenities mere steps away.

941.460.6394 HammocksCapeHaze.com 8571 Amberjack Circle • Englewood

Resort Style Community

An exceptional opportunity to own a spacious two bedroom/den, three or four bedroom condominium, residence in a gated community is available within a 197 acre nature preserve. The ultimate recreational lifestyle, The Hammocks offers a 5000 square foot clubhouse, a zero entry pool, spa, fitness center, outdoor grilling area, billiards room, catering kitchen, tennis courts and walking paths to explore. A day at the beach is yours to enjoy just minutes away at the beaches of Boca Grande and Palm Island. And if all this is not enough to tempt you, the current prices are far below replacement value, making The Hammocks Cape Haze a rare find indeed.

941.234.0432 GrandOaksVenice.com Venice Avenue • Venice

Charming Intimate Convenient

Charm and convenience are the perfect words to describe this delightful gated enclave of 55 unique single family residences. Located just 3.5 miles from historic Venice Main Street and the Gulf beaches, Grand Oak residents enjoy 2 bedroom/den or 3 bedroom homes in a private and peaceful setting, with panoramic views, a central lake and lush landscaping. The community features a lively Resident’s Club, with outdoor grill and dining area, fire pit, and a classically designed pool with sun shelf and arched water fountains. Grand Oaks Venice provides a delightful place to call home while you explore all of the shopping, dining, and recreation the Gulf coast has to offer.

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Global Showcase Discover the world’s finest properties offered exclusively through our international partnerships.

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Paris, France | Apartments From 2,730,000 €Euro | Daniel Féau Auteuil | +33 (0)1 45 24 08 72

Paris, France | Price Available Upon Request | Daniel Féau Auteuil | +33 (0)1 45 24 08 72

Paris, France | For Sale 8,400,000 €Euro | Daniel Féau Auteuil | +33 (0)1 45 24 08 72

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Hong Kong Top: Hong Kong, China For Sale US $9,507,859 Landscope Realty, Teresa Lau + 852 9080 6686 Middle: Hong Kong, China For Sale US $7,085,803 Landscope Realty, Louis Wong + 852 9871 6828 Bottom Left: Northumberland, UK For Sale US $2,404,261 Sanderson Young Estate Agents + 0191 2233500 Bottom Right: Dereham, UK For Sale US $2,404,261 Bedfords + 01328 730500

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Top Left: Queensland, Australia Price Available Upon Request Harcourts, Grant Stephens +61 07 5554 4130 Top Right: Auckland, New Zealand Price Available Upon Request Harcourts, Deborah Wallace +64 09 451 9351 Middle: Oakville, Canada For Sale US $1,430,000 Bayshore Reatly, Donna Brookes + 416 500 5788 Bottom: Oakville, Canada For Sale US $4,820,050 Sanderson Young Estate Agents + 416 500 5788

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Top Left: Chicago For Sale US $2,995,000 Baird & Warner Realty, Lisa Malkin 312 640 7010 Top Right: Chicago For Sale US $5,900,000 Baird & Warner Realty, Laura Rubin 312 217 4444 Middle: Chicago For Sale US $8,000,000 Baird & Warner Realty, Hilary Levy 312 981 2382 Bottom Left: Dallas For Sale US $4,950,000 The O’ Gorman Group, Cindy O’ Gorman 972 715 0190

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Top: Rhode Island For Sale US $19,000,000 Lila Delman RealEstate, Melanie Delman 401 789 6666 Middle: Dallas For Sale US $15,900,000 Ebby Halliday Realtors, Madeline Jobst 972 733 5099 Bottom Right: Rhode Island For Sale US $10,225,00 Lila Delma Real Estate, Libby Kirwin 401 264 0916

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Michael Saunders & Company Branch Offices BOCA GRANDE

MAIN STREET

THE RITZ-CARLTON SALES OFFICE

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

BRADENTON

MID LONGBOAT KEY

VENICE

3174 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key, FL 34228 941.383.5502

110 Nokomis Avenue North Venice, FL 34285 941.485.5421

PALMER RANCH

CORPORATE OFFICE

8660 S. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34238 941.966.8000

100 South Washington Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34236 941.953.7900

PLANTATION

NEW HOMES DIVISION

490 Rockley Blvd. Venice, FL 34293 941.493.2500

100 S. Washington Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34236 941.951.6650

PUNTA GORDA

MSC TITLE

101 Taylor Street Punta Gorda, Florida 33950 941.639.0000

100 South Washington Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34236 941.552.5211

SIESTA KEY

COMMERCIAL DIVISION

5100 Ocean Boulevard Sarasota, FL 34242 941.349.3444

100 S. Washington Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34236 941.957.3730

ST. ARMANDS

RENTAL DIVISION

61 S. Boulevard of Presidents Sarasota, FL 34236 941.388.4447

32 North Osprey Avenue Sarasota, FL 34236 941.552.4200

4400 Manatee Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34209 941.748.6300

BRADENTON, IMG ACADEMY 5500 34th Street West Bradenton, Florida 34210 941.752.2683

BURNT STORE, PUNTA GORDA 16480 Burnt Store Road, #101 Punta Gorda, FL 33955 941.505.5555

ENGLEWOOD 1200 S. McCall Road Englewood, FL 34223 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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ST. ARMANDS II

RELOCATION DIVISION

330 John Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34236 941.388.4447

307 South Orange Avenue Sarasota, FL 34236 941.955.8200


Palmetto

n BRADENTON n IMG ACADEMY

Anna Maria Island

n LAKEWOOD RANCH

MANATEE AVE.

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Bradenton CORTEZ RD.

Longboat Key

n LONGBOAT KEY - MID

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LONGBOAT PASS

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n White Sands n VERANDA BEACH CLUB n LONGBOAT KEY - SOUTH

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n COMMERCIAL DIVISION

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n MAIN STREET n CORPORATE OFFICE

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Sarasota

FRUITVILLE RD.

n Rental Division n AGENT SERVICES

EXIT 210

n ST. ARMANDS CIRCLE n ST. ARMANDS CIRCLE II

Lido Key

n SIESTA KEY

BEE RIDGE RD.

n Heritage Oaks

EXIT 207

n PALMER RANCH

CLARK RD.

Siesta Key

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n VENICE

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n VENICE - PLANTATION

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n ENGLEWOOD n PUNTA GORDA n Burnt Store

Osprey Gulf of Mexico

n Boca Grande

EXIT 200

Nokomis

Casey Key

Venice

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41

North Port

Englewood

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Port Charlotte

Manasota Key

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.

michaelsaunders.com

Punta Gorda

Gasparilla Island

Burnt Store

Boca Grande

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Let us give you 18 reasons to wear your lucky golf shoes. Let us entice your body to drink in the benefits of ritual spa treatments. Let us build sandcastles and an exclusive community perfect for you. Let us inspire you to belong here always.

THE RITZ-CARLTON, SARASOTA welcomes you to discover a unique concept of luxury lifestyle experience. This Membership opportunity features the benefits of a private social club, The Ritz-Carlton’s world-renowned hospitality and services, and luxurious amenities that were specifically designed to complement the casual yet sophisticated elegance of Sarasota. Each component of The Club—The Ritz-Carlton Spa, The Beach Club on Lido Key and The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club — has been designed with style and sophistication, for you. FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO SCHEDULE A TOUR CALL: (941) 309-2521 rcmcsarasota.com

Saunders Best - Fall 2013  

Welcome to the fall edition of SaundersBEST, our year-end portfolio of Southwest Florida’s most outstanding properties. As the year winds do...