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3 | KERRIED AWAY 304 Marina Tower, By Kerrie Lehnert

8-15 | EXCLUSIVE PROPERTIES 8 | DANIEL MATUSIAK Action Realty of Sarasota

9 | BARBARA MEI Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

10 | SCOTT SCHUHRIEMEN Florida 1 Realty Services

11 | BRIAN WOOD Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

12-13| BRANDY COFFEY Coffey & Company

14 | TONNA GRUBER Kelly Gettel & Co.

15 | ED BERTHA Kelly Gettel & Co.

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DOWNTOWN LIVING AT ITS FINEST By Kerrie Lehnert Photography by Chad Spencer & Detlev von Kessel

“How can this get any better?” It is downtown living like no other. This exquisitely unique luxury townhome located in Marina Tower amazes you with its panoramic views of downtown Sarasota, Sarasota Bay and the marina. One of the most sought-after locations in Sarasota, it emulates the warmth of a home. The unit is two floors, both with luxurious water front and downtown views located in one of Sarasota’s premiere high rise buildings. The main living floor consists of the living room/ dining room, kitchen, powder bath and two ensuite bedrooms. The space features gorgeous wide-plank Walnut floors, with details only the finest craftsman could accomplish. Care to showcase your culinary skills? The large kitchen is certainly designed for just that. The white cabinetry and dark granite countertops contrast nicely with the rich wood floors. The full accompaniment of white paneled appliances seamlessly blends into the cabinetry. The large island is situated with a fascinating view of the sweeping bay front; an easy 4 | REAL EXCLUSIVE |

welcoming, entertaining spot. Off the kitchen is a café area, a perfect spot to enjoy your morning cup of coffee. The kitchen overlooks the expansive main living area, with massive double-paned floor to ceiling windows quietly framing the bay front in a perfect moving picture frame of idyllic pedestrians, colorful yachts and sparkling bay waters. The view is so alluring that it draws you out to the curved glass-framed terrace to enjoy the sights and sounds emulating from the bay front.

Heading downstairs I was amazed to find a master suite utopia. An entire floor dedicated to private living at its finest. The master bedroom is massive, a retreat that is so warm and inviting, yet with exciting views of the bay front and city. The tastefully decorated master bath contains all of the amenities one would expect in a fine home.

The two spacious bedrooms on this floor are inviting, warm and quiet. One was tastefully transformed into an office, a perfect quiet place to work from home. Both bedrooms feature their own attractively finished full baths.

One of the most exciting features this condominium, has to offer is a private entrance right off the garage. One can park in one of its 2 designated over-sized secure garage spaces and walk right into the residence. An amenity few, if any, downtown condo units can boast. Certainly this is a rare attribute that will appeal to people looking to buy downtown but may have avoided vertical-living because most buildings lack this rare convenience. What other property has secure, dedicated parking with a private walk-in entrance?

As my tour of the home continued, I ask, “How can this get any better?” Realtor Roger Pettingell responds, “What I love about this property is the incredible amount of space; rooms are oversized, ceilings are high and finishes are lovely. This is the epitome of single-family home living right in the heart of downtown Sarasota!”

The last item of significance not normally found in condominium living is abundant storage. Two separate areas, each entered via a door, provide plenty of room to stow items. The second unit is quite large, actually a walk in unit, and is great for housing decorations and is the mini basement we all miss. Thinking I saw all of the unique amenities Realtor Barbara Ackerman adds, “One should not forget the guest suite. All condos have pools, social rooms and workout facilities. Marina Tower also has its own guest suite. There’s no need to book a hotel for your visitors. They can room right in the


building on the concierge level. What other condo can make a claim like that?” This remarkable residence is sure to attract the most discerning of customers; those seeking downtown living with a home’s ease of access. 304 Marina Tower has a quality and convenience that few downtown condos can boast. The quietness (9/16” annealed hurricane grade glass) will surprise you for urban living, more of a town house with condominium-like amenities.

Marina Tower Residence 304 1233 North Gulfstream Avenue Sarasota, FL 34236 MLS# A3985135 $1,499,000 | €1,103,000 | £923,000 3BR/3.5BA - 3,980 sq. ft. Represented by:

Barbara Ackerman Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate 201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 1 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 780.6045


Roger Pettingell Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate 201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 1 Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 586.6668

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927 Casey Cove Dr Casey Key

New Construction MLS A3984499 $3,390,000 €2,510,000 £2,114,000 5,515 sq ft of new construction houses Casey Key’s most desirable boating estate with stunning views of the water. This home is all about boating with a dock accommodating up to a 65’ vessel complete with a 30,000 lb lift. DEEP SAILBOAT WATER with direct access to the Inter-coastal and only 10 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. 5BR 5/1BA

1166 Casey Key Rd Casey Key

Private Beach MLS A3983650 $1,790,000 €1,354,000 £1,155,000 With private deeded beach access and partial views of the bay, living the Island life on Casey Key is easy in this three-story secluded Key West style home. Natural light fills this home inviting the outside in. Cathedrallike windows, vaulted ceilings, panoramic views and wrap around balconies await. 4BR 4/1BA

Daniel Matusiak Luxury Real Estate Consultant/Broker 1504 Stickney Point Road Sarasota, FL 34231 (941) 504.7618

MLS A3977237 $1,795,000 €1,330,000 £1,112,000



This one-of-a-kind residence offers the aesthetically inclined the opportunity to live in a direct bay front home of classic elegance and pampered comfort, in one of Sarasota’s most coveted locations. The dramatic waterfront panorama meets the sophisticated ambiance of the opulent residence, created by a renowned interior designer, to instill an atmosphere of timeless and tranquil luxury. Reflecting a refined eye for quality and craftsmanship, this custom residence designed for the original owners prior to Beau Ciel’s construction, remains unique to the building. It is a masterful creation that draws focus to the way architectural elements, lighting and interior design extend to embrace the location and breathtaking views. The sweeping horizon can be seen from the living room, family room, dining room, kitchen and master bedroom, while the rounded terrace provides the perfect location for watching exceptional sunsets and entertaining. Enjoy the exceptional amenities of Beau Ciel, along with the superior amenities of the adjacent Hyatt Regency Sarasota, in the heart of Sarasota’s downtown cultural district. Barbara Mei Premier Sotheby’s International Realty 50 Central Avenue, Suite 110 Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 893.7417

MLS A3966174 $2,095,000 | €1,550,000 | £1,299,000



Outstanding rarely available waterfront 4 bedroom/4.5 bath home creates a haven of unrivaled comfort and style, yet suited for family living and entertaining. Professionally designed kitchen with granite counters, a walk-in pantry, center island with a sink, and a breakfast nook overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway and boat basin. You’ll particularly enjoy the master bedroom overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, his and hers walk-in closets, a 185 gallon indoor Jacuzzi tub, and his and hers granite sinks in the master bath. Cathedral ceilings on the second floor in both the front and rear of the home. The home boasts a 45 foot fishing pier in the rear of the home and a 45 foot boat dock in the front which is currently revenue producing. 38 foot long pool that is situated right on the Intracoastal for relaxing by the pool!

Scott Schuhriemen Florida 1 Realty Services 3701 S. Osprey Avenue Sarasota, FL, 34239 (941) 962.4769


9399 Swaying Branch Road The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch MLS A3978054 $1,595,000 €1,179,000 £985,000 Experience the masterful craftsmanship of this majestic country estate home. This wonderful home has been carefully designed and crafted and is positioned on one of the most forested and beautiful lots within the private community called The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch.

3537 Founders Club Drive Founders Club MLS A3971743 $889,000 €657,000 £549,000 Just completed! “The Lolita” from Todd Johnston Homes is inspired by classic architecture. It blends an innovative floor plan with state-of-the-art energy efficiency to create a home that is comfortable and elegant. Thoughtfully placed on a lot with a view of the 17th green.

Brian Wood Premier Sotheby’s International Realty 50 Central Avenue, Suite 110 Sarasota, FL 34236

(941) 928.8408


290 North Washington Drive St. Armand’s MLS A3975045 $5,900,000 €4,352,000 £3,684,000 This waterfront luxury home offers full views of Sarasota Bay and direct access to the bay and gulf waters. Constructed in 2008, this home is located in one of the most sought after areas of Sarasota, St. Armand’s Circle, and is within walking distance of the cafes, boutiques, galleries and 5-star dining that this upscale area offers. 5BR 4BA

9230 Blind Pass Rd Siesta Key *Each Parcel Can Be Sold Separately

MLS A3975160 $10,200,000 €7,503,000 £6,355,000 This home boasts over 8,000 square feet all within a leg’s reach of the beach. A truly private beachfront estate compound, this property has the main beachfront home and two guest homes, with an additional gulf-front lot. This is the only beach to bay property on Siesta Key with 3 boat docks on the bayside. 4BR 6/1BA


Longboat Key Towers Residence 1101N Longboat Key MLS A3984031 $1,579,000 €1,162,000 £984,000 Here is a rare opportunity to own an end unit on Longboat Key with gorgeous gulf to bay panoramic views and a private elevator! Need more space? You can own the entire floor as the adjoining unit is available for purchase. LBK Key Towers has 600’ of beach front and is within close proximity of restaurants and St. Armand’s Circle. 3BR 3BA

4200 Riverview Blvd Manatee River

MLS M5840194 $3,200,000 €2,354,000 £1,994,000 Over 7,600SF of living space located on exclusive Riverview Boulevard, this home sits upon the largest lot available on the Manatee River. Over 300’ of beautiful water frontage provides striking panoramic views of the Manatee River, Terra Ceia Bay and even the Skyway Bridge! 4BR 5/1BA 3CG

Brandy Coffey Coffey & Company Keller WIlliams Luxury Homes International Realty Saint Armand’s Circle 9 Fillmore Drive Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 284.4474

ABR,CIPS,CLHMS,CRS,RSPS,TRC Licensed Real Estate Broker

MLS A3977114 $1,999,999 | €1,497,556 | £1,257,762



Experience endless views from this exclusive penthouse located in one of Sarasota’s premier high rise buildings. Enjoy the sun rising over the City of Sarasota and sunsets into the Gulf of Mexico. Breathtaking views. Unmistakable quality finishes. Tastefully designed and appointed. Practical living. You’ll enjoy your walk to Sarasota’s favorite restaurants, hot spots and Sarasota Opera House. This property offers a quality penthouse lifestyle in the very heart of beautiful Sarasota. 3BR/3.5BA

Tonna Gruber Kelly Gettel and Co. 2170 Main Street, Suite 203 Sarasota, FL 34237 (941) 232.8950

MLS A3984222 $725,000 | â‚Ź548,080 | ÂŁ455,955



This architecturally rich, 1 acre lakefront estate, has the quality design and style the discerning buyer expects. The exquisite entry boasts large mahogany doors with leaded mullion sidelights leading to the two story marble floored foyer. Step down into the formal living room and enjoy the wood burning fireplace or step up into the gourmet equipped kitchen. Need to catch up? The office awaits, complete with a two person built in oak work area along with integrated book shelves. Time to relax? Enjoy the family room complete with a stone fireplace and wet bar. Exiting out onto the lanai you pass the summer kitchen where the expansive covered space greets a 40+ foot long deep center pool with a handcrafted limestone spa. For the car enthusiast, the cavernous garage can house 4 cars with plenty of room to spare. Get everything you want in a waterfront, estate home: great location, privacy and quality. 3BR/3.5BA

Ed Bertha Kelly Gettel and Co. 2170 Main Street, Suite 203 Sarasota, FL 34237 (941) 921.2117

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REAL Exclusive Properties Featuring 304 Marina Tower Sarasota and other exclusive properties on the west coast of Florida

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REAL Exclusive Properties Featuring 304 Marina Tower Sarasota and other exclusive properties on the west coast of Florida