845 Longboat Club Road, Longboat Key, FL 34228
A stunning ode to the majesty of Renaissance Venice, Serenissima “The Most Serene” is one of the finest homes ever built in Florida. The Beachfront Estate is incomparable in architecture, irreplaceable in artistic beauty and and situated on the southern end of the Longboat Key, this palatial masterwork embraces a luminous panorama of sea, sand and sky. The serene yet powerful exterior dazzles with its white Italianate façade, while the interior presents unprecedented design and luxury.
Serenissima engages all of the senses, starting with the breathtaking atrium-style marble-clad entry hall, where a brass trimmed and glass birdcage elevator awaits passengers, peering upwards you are met with stunning colonnades on the living floors above and the handcrafted majestic glass dome opening to the skies, and before your eyes the azure Gulf of Mexico melts into the horizon.
Indulgent details such as gold-leaf domed ceilings, gold and crystal faucets, intricate trompe l’oeil features throughout the home, beautiful wall sconces and sparkling chandeliers, a 10-seat home theatre with stage and 100 foot screen, graceful silk drapes with distinctive detailing, even elegant decorative finial hinges and custom door handles, subtle rope lighting in recessed ceilings, and electric shades on nearly all windows, help to make this home the epitome of style and sophistication.
Designed with a reverence for craftsmanship; lyrical Venetian murals, beautiful locally designed and fabricated stained glass windows and doors, custom balustrades along wide colonnades on each floor, extraordinary millwork and carefully curated stone, marble and granite throughout are just a glimpse of the details across three living levels.
Serenissima truly does blend spectacular entertaining with warm living spaces. Even the grand salon, which could easily fit 100 guests, has intimate seating areas perfect for a family crossword puzzle night or for gathering to watch a major sporting event with a few friends. The kitchen is master-chef quality, yet also a perfect setting for family holidays and celebrations, with ample areas to either participate in the feast’s preparations on simply to keep the cook company, it is fantastic for congregation and conversation.
Three levels of palatial terraces encased in glass rails present striking views over the sprawling pool with infinity edge to the captivating backdrop of the Gulf just beyond.
Supreme in scale, Serenissima balances voluminous spaces for entertaining with intimate leisure rooms, all of which inspire memorable moments with family. These include a magnificent grand salon, which could easily accommodate 100 guests, a master chef’s kitchen ideal for congregation and conversation, 10-seat theatre and Sun Room adjacent to the pool.
The second living level of the home is for intimate family living. A central sitting room with full kitchenette separates double master suites and offices, all of which offer a unique security system making this area especially fortified should an owner choose to engage it. This level also offers an en-suite guest suite, two full laundry rooms and access with both the Bird Cage elevator and a service elevator, as well as the grand staircase.
A third living level is home to the 10-seat theatre, which is wood encased with structural elements to enhance the sound, houses a 100 foot screen and even has a stage for performances. The theatre’s foyer is harlequin themed with faux painted walls with brass brad detailing, stained glass doors and a bathroom with an elegant Phantom of the Opera motif. In addition, this level includes three en-suite bedrooms, family room with kitchenette and laundry facility complete with hairwash sink.
At Serenissima, active days of sand castle building, shell seeking, sailing, golfing or theatre-going are capped by spectacular sunsets enjoyed from expansive terraces with incredible views spanning the infinity pool, beach and Gulf.
On the ground level is a 10-car gallery with ample room to allow drive through when fully occupied, vast storage areas, wine room and even a gardener’s potting room and large crafting room.
The beachfront estate is set behind the exclusive gates of The Longboat Key Club, amenities include golf courses, tennis courts, restaurants, a spa, fitness center and marina. St. Armand’s Circle is less than 5 minutes away and downtown with its renowned visual and performing arts venues, shopping and award-winning dining awaits just across the iconic Ringling Bridge.
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3311 Sabal Cove Dr., Longboat Key, FL 34228
This custom designed south Longboat Key residence was built for the current owners by John Cannon Homes. It is in the exclusive neighborhood of Sabal Cove behind the secure gates of Bay Isles.
The home has more than 3,400 square feet all on one level. The main living spaces overlook an expansive caged and heated salt chlorinated pool and large pool deck with a built-in gas grill, a gas fire pit and mature lush landscaping outside the cage for privacy, creating the ideal indoor-outdoor living environment.
The floor plan includes formal living room, dining room, family room with gas fireplace, office with many built-ins, casual dining, four bedrooms, three full bathrooms and a half bath. The gourmet kitchen includes a gas range and plenty of cabinet space. Other features of this residence are Twin impact glass windows, cherry wood floors, solid core interior doors, detailed tray ceilings, custom woodworking throughout and a monitored security system.
The home also has an oversize three-car garage. Both a/c systems were replaced in the past year.
Sabal Cove is a 38 custom single family home neighborhood at the southern end on Longboat Key. Bay Isles offers residents the finest of amenities including private gulf front beach club, and by joining the adjacent Longboat Key Club 45 holes of golf and large tennis club.
The exclusive Sabal Cove neighborhood is close to the Longboat Key Town Center with shopping and dining, a short drive to famed St. Armand’s Circle and downtown Sarasota is just minutes more, where many exceptional cultural activities, award-winning restaurants and stores can be found.
1800 Ben Franklin Dr. #305, Sarasota, FL 34236
The Sarasota waterfront community of L’Elegance is located on beautiful Lido Key. Condominiums in this highly-sought development are rarely for sale because of its stunning beachfront setting, exceptional amenities, beautiful finishes and its proximity to famed St. Armand’s Circle with its many boutiques and restaurants. The award-winning cultural activities, fine dining and shopping in downtown Sarasota is minutes away. Just blocks from L’Elegance are beautiful nature trails through some of Sarasota Bay’s mangroves where myriad of tropical flora, birds and playful dolphins and manatees can be seen.
Lido Beach is recognized for its powdery white sand and it is just outside the door of this wonderful property. The condo offers a split bedroom plan with almost all rooms facing the gulf, and also boasts a renovated kitchen. The spectacular Gulf sunsets await from the wide western facing terrace. The spacious master suite has a walk-in closet, garden tub, shower, dual sinks and vanity area.
Wood flooring in the main living areas and tile flooring in the bedrooms add to the beauty of this residence. Some of the reasons L’ Elegance is considered one of the premier condominium communities on Lido Beach are its resort-like features including well-equipped fitness center, card/billiard room, an 85’ heated lap pool overlooking the gulf, two Har-tru tennis courts, guard gate, secured building entry, on-site management, under the building assigned parking.
L’Elegance is one of the few buildings on Lido Key that is pet friendly allowing two pets with no weight restriction. The building also permits rentals should an owner wish to make it available seasonally when not in residence. This is a well-run complex that fully funds their reserves.
599 Dream Island Rd. #23B, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Grand Mariner is a Mid-Longboat Key luxury residential yachting community of only 14 residences. Situated on a naturally protected deep-water harbor on the edge of Sarasota bay with 22 private boat slips, and a beach access to Longboat Key’s powdery white sands just across the street, Grand Mariner is truly a place of special distinction.
The residence is a single floor spacious invitingly fluid condominium with a great-room floor plan, three en-suite bedrooms, gourmet center island kitchen, large terrace with a built-in gas grill and a private secure elevator. The master suite has spectacular views and direct access to the terrace. It also offers his and her walk-in closets plus a large master bathroom with a whirlpool tub and two water closets.
This Grand Mariner residence has two deeded boat slips that each can accommodate a vessel up to 70’ in length with a wide beam, one with a new 20,000 lb. lift, and each slip has electricity, cable, and water. The Grand Mariner community offers a fully equipped fitness center, heated community pool and spa overlooking the bay and a community social room with large outdoor terrace for additional entertaining. The residence also includes an enclosed, private two car garage under the building with an abundance of built-in storage cabinets. The home is offered furnished and has a Kenetico water purification system installed.
With lush tropical landscaping and securely gated grounds, this is a peerless boater’s paradise perfectly located on Longboat Key less than 10 miles from the charming shops and restaurants of famed St. Armand’s Circle and just 3 miles north to Anna Maria Island. Sarasota’s award-winning cultural amenities, fine dining and recreational activities are a short drive away.
529 Putter Lane, Longboat Key, FL 34228 – A4136340
This spectacular Sarasota Bay front residence on Longboat Key radiates with extraordinary beauty and design details. It was built in 2006 and exquisitely created by Phipps Design and built by Murray Homes, not an element was missed by this team in creating a breathtaking property. Manicured gardens and mature landscaping create a stunning more than 1/3 acre site.
The gracious manse of 4,918 square feet includes four en-suite bedrooms with both first and second story master bedrooms, cherry wood hand-hewn floors throughout the main living level complemented by coffered ceilings, custom crown molding, walls of wide French doors and beautiful window treatments. The vaulted ceilings in the living room allow for beautiful light throughout the day and also includes a gas fire place. Handsome fixtures and finishes in the bathrooms make each rich with beauty and comfort.
The kitchen is designed for a true culinary enthusiast, and also for warm and convivial conversation and relaxation. A combination of top-of-the-line appliances, Costa Esmeralda granite counters, handsomely designed Bertch cabinetry, breakfast/buffet counter and an inviting seating area are just some of the features. The butler’s pantry boasts marble counters, chestnut stained custom cabinetry, Sub Zero wine refrigerator and Fisher Paykel dishwasher drawer. An outdoor kitchen with gas grill, 2-burner cooktop, sink and refrigeration provides yet another special feature to the home.
Outdoor living and entertaining in this Longboat Key residence is enhanced with spacious first and second story verandas of over 2,000 square feet, creating a perfect spot to enjoy the panoramic splendor of the surrounding scenery. A wide terrace surrounding the swimming pool with tanning edge and swim-out platform and separate spa allows for a variety of lounging areas, and the expansive dock provides yet another spot to watch for manatees, view playful dolphins, watch the variety of birds flocking to and from the nearby island habitats, or simply marvel at the sky as the sun sets and the bold colors span across the horizon.
The home offers multiple HVAC zones (replaced within the past two years,) four-level hydraulic elevator, multi-zone alarm system, heated pool and outdoor spa, large boat dock, and garage space for three automobiles. The 170’ seawall on protected deep water offers perfect dockage for your yacht. One of the few residential offerings on Longboat Key where the construction meets the criteria of the current building code. As a member of the voluntary homeowners association you have deeded beach access to the beautiful beach and warm Gulf waters on the shores of Longboat Key.
3515 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL 34228
Magnificent and rare direct Gulf front parcel spanning 235 feet of beautiful sandy beach and captivating views of azure blue water from the Gulf of Mexico.
This just under one acre lot is a fabulous real estate offering on the highly sought after southern portion of Longboat Key and is just a short drive to Longboat Key Club and their many amenities, golf, tennis and fitness center.
Downtown Sarasota is just a quick hop over the Ringling Bridge or Anna Maria is a short and beautiful waterfront drive to the North.
No architectural restrictions other than from the town of Longboat Key, so just imagine creating something spectacular. This is a chance of a lifetime to own your own piece of beachfront paradise as there are very few opportunities to build your own residence on a vacant Gulf front parcel.
1100 Ben Franklin Dr. #301, Sarasota, FL 34236
This splendid Lido Beach gulf front corner condominium unit located with unobstructed views, has been completely remodeled with an open floor plan and other improvements. Its large wrap around enclosed terrace overlooking beautiful Lido Beach offers spectacular sunsets and indoor outdoor living.
At just over 1,400 square feet, this two bedroom-two bath lower floor northwest facing condominium boasts an expansive living area and comfortable bedrooms. In addition to the interior improvements, the exterior sliding glass terrace doors have been replaced with state-of-the-art and code compliant impact glass doors.
Lido Surf and Sand is a wonderful community with an active social calendar, lovely mature landscaping, direct beach access to the white sandy Lido Beach, a recently renovated and well equipped fitness center, an expansive pool, spa and terrace area renovated just a couple of years ago, club room with WiFi, a lovely center courtyard, and comfortable lobby accessing the building elevators, make this building even more desirable. The secured entry community has on-site management. The association has completed many major capital improvement projects in recent years, all without special assessments.
The secure under building parking garage is attached to the building and the parking space is only a few steps to the elevator. The air conditioned storage room is close by the condo on the same floor. One month rentals are allowed and the building is pet friendly. Lido Surf & Sand is strolling distance to the trendy shops and fine dining on St. Armand’s Circle, as well as the pristine Nature Park with one of Sarasota’s most popular kayak/canoe paddling areas. The park boasts both peaceful walking trails as well as water access through the natural mangrove tunnels perfect for viewing exotic birds, manatees, fish and more. Downtown Sarasota with its myriad arts and entertainment, and award-winning restaurants is just a short drive away.
1281 Gulf of Mexico Dr. #101, Longboat Key, FL 34228
This direct Longboat Key Gulf front condominium offers the most outstanding view in highly sought The Water Club development. Located on the first living level of this elegant complex gives this condominium the added bonus of extra terraces for true indoor-outdoor waterfront living, and easy access to the gorgeous powdery sands of the 10-mile long Longboat Key beach.
The attractively furnished Arlington floor plan is a beautifully finished three bedroom four bath plus powder room residence. The luxurious master suite with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Gulf has his and her bathrooms and a spacious walk-in closet with built-ins.
The living room,which is more than 700 square feet, is a showcase for the panoramic Gulf views featuring tall ceilings and walls of glass leading to expansive terraces. The large kitchen includes an island and breakfast area. Unique to this residence is a private terrace of nearly 800 square foot off the living room with a private gate leading to the complexes’ pool deck.
A split bedroom floor plan gives extra privacy with two en-suite guest rooms and direct access to a Gulf front terrace from each. This residence comes with a private enclosed two-car garage with considerable storage space.
The Water Club amenity package is superior to any other condo on the key. Owning here gives exclusive use of a beautifully designed Clubhouse with club room and billiard table, library with fireplace, ballroom and private dining room, providing residents with additional living and recreational spaces. Amenities also include 4 Har-Tru tennis courts, a spa and fitness center, Olympic sized Gulf-side heated pool, 24 hour security, concierge service and magnificent grounds.
Located at the south end of Longboat Key, the residence is just minutes from exclusive St. Armand’s Circle, the exciting waterfront of downtown Sarasota, the many attractions, theater and other cultural amenities of the city, and only 20 minutes from the Sarasota Airport.
3060 Grand Bay Blvd. #PH1101, Longboat Key, FL 34228
This spectacular Grand Bay penthouse residence on Longboat Key boasts wraparound terraces with sweeping sunrise to sunset views of the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota Bay, the lights of the downtown Sarasota skyline and the golf course.
With 4,400 square feet of interior living area, 11-foot ceilings and an impressive 5,300 square feet of terrace with its own spa, garden gazebo and retractable awnings, this penthouse offers gracious spaces for living and entertaining. Floor to ceiling glass walls throughout allow for stunning vistas from nearly every room.
The residence features a private elevator lobby, complete chef’s gourmet kitchen with beautiful granite countertops and custom cabinetry, large breakfast room, dining room, and a living room of almost 800 square feet with endless views from every corner. The spacious master suite has his and hers marble baths and walk-in closets with large windows opening to the terrace and views beyond. The residence also has three large en-suite guest bedrooms.
Included with the residence are additional storage and two parking spaces. Grand Bay is pet friendly with two pets permitted with no weight limit. Grand Bay is truly the jewel of Sarasota Bayside condominium living on Longboat Key. The Grand Bay community includes 24-hour manned guard gate, four Har-Tru tennis courts, fitness center, spacious clubhouse, library, social room, heated swimming pools and spas. It also has unsurpassed building and grounds maintenance, strong financial reserves and excellent social activities.
2315 Casey Key Rd., Nokomis, FL 34275
This waterfront home on exclusive Casey Key is a spectacular and unique Sarasota School of Architecture residence. Originally designed by celebrated architect Tim Siebert, it was extensively remodeled in 2004, being faithful and sensitive to preserve the authenticity of the original design. The home is perfectly situated to take advantage of the classic Casey Key gulf to bay setting with views of both the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay.
This relaxing three-bedroom/four-bath estate enjoys gated privacy, sizable windows throughout the home to take advantage of the views, a wood-burning fireplace, and the central courtyard and pool add to the distinctive beauty of the beachfront home. A room currently being used as an office/den can easily be converted to a fourth bedroom should the new owners desire.
The more than 1.25 acre property has a retaining wall along the beach with a stair down to the sand, a boat dock and lift on the Bay side of the property, and the current owners have created a tranquil environment with lush tropical landscaping. The home has an attached oversized air-conditioned two car garage. Casey Key is an 8 mile island with less than 400 single family homes, no traffic lights and no high rise condominium buildings.
This very beautiful property on Casey Key is remote in feeling, yet well-located between the bustling activity on Siesta Key and in the town of Venice, and is just a short drive from Sarasota’s many wonderful dining options, shopping and its extraordinary arts community.