845 Longboat Club Road, Longboat Key, FL 34228

Serenissima

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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529 Putter Lane, Longboat Key, FL 34228 – A4210482

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.

617 Regatta Way, Bradenton, FL 34208

Move in now to this exceptional 2015 custom built Bradenton Waterfront home in the Reserve at Harbour Walk section of the Inlets, on the shores of the Manatee River.

This beautiful island-inspired 4 bedroom, 3 ½ bath residence is poised on an exceptionally private and beautiful deep saltwater canal with direct access to the Manatee River and Gulf of Mexico beyond.

The open floor plan boasts a lovely dining space for entertaining and a large gourmet kitchen with walk-in pantry, quartz countertops, GE monogram SS appliances and 6-burner gas stove and hood.

The first floor master suite has a spacious master bath and double walk-in closets. Upstairs are three more bedrooms and a fabulous great room for lounging or entertaining.

High-end interior finishes include tongue and groove woodwork, coffered ceilings and custom wood cabinetry. Not only is this home beautiful, but the ultimate in functionality with a whole house generator, 16 seer HVAC systems, Grundfos water pressure pump, tankless water heater, infinity air purifier, wireless guardian audio/video, security cameras, wireless lighting controls, storm impact windows and doors, and the roof is equipped with a radiant barrier shield.

Outdoor living is at its best with full outdoor kitchen and a stunning pool and spa with a travertine terrace deck. It includes a spacious, custom dock with a 28,000lb. lift for your boating pleasure. An ideal waterfront location convenient to Sarasota, St. Petersburg and Tampa with world class beaches, shopping, I75, IMG Sports Academy, Benderson Rowing Park and three airports all close by.

4003 5th Ave. NE, Bradenton, FL 34208

Welcome to resort style living in lovely Bella Sole on the Manatee River.

This exciting custom-built Topaz model is the epitome of the Florida lifestyle. Delicately balancing airy elegance and relaxed charm, it encompasses approximately 2,526 sq. ft. of pure enjoyment from the enchanting gated courtyard entry to the sparkling saltwater pool and outdoor kitchen area.

In the evening retire to your stunning master bedroom suite and savor breezes on your spacious balcony patio. Interior design and decor offer impeccable touches, inspired spaces, and clean lines.

Kitchen is superbly equipped gas cooktop, wall ovens, microwave oven, all high end stainless steel, granite counters, and custom cabinetry that overlooks the Great Room. Outdoor entertainment is a pleasure as you enjoy your screened in lanai, pool & spa and roughed in outdoor kitchen.

Access world class boating and fishing from your private extended dock on a saltwater canal with access to Manatee River in minutes, just 12 miles to Gulf of Mexico and only 6 miles to Tampa Bay. Imagine living on the water without flooding concerns! No need for flood insurance here as not in a flood zone.

Carpeting is included, but not yet installed so that you can customize your beautiful home by choosing your own color/style.

This gated and secure complex with low HOA fees, located near world class beaches, cultural downtown Sarasota, historical Bradenton district, and St. Petersburg night life. Live an exceptional boating lifestyle on the Manatee River. 1,2,10 year warranty provided.

4007 5th Ave. NE, Bradenton, FL 34208

Welcome to Bella Sole on the Manatee River, resort style living in this lovely waterfront community.

This exciting custom-built Topaz model is the epitome of the Florida lifestyle. Delicately balancing airy elegance and relaxed harm, it encompasses approximately 2,526 sq. ft. of pure enjoyment from the enchanting gated courtyard entry to the sparkling saltwater pool and outdoor kitchen area.

In the evening retire to your stunning master bedroom suite and savor the breezes on your spacious balcony patio. Interior design and décor offer impeccable touches, inspired spaces, and clean lines. Kitchen is superbly equipped gas cooktop, wall ovens, microwave oven, all high end stainless steel, granite counters, and custom cabinetry that overlooks the cozy Great Room.

Outdoor entertainment is a pleasure as you enjoy your screened in lanai, pool and roughed in outdoor kitchen.

Access world class boating and fishing from your private extended dock on a saltwater canal with access to Manatee River in minutes, just 12 miles to Gulf of Mexico and only 6 miles to Tampa Bay. Imagine living on the water without flooding concerns! No need for flood insurance here as not in a flood zone.

Carpeting is included, but not yet installed so that you can customize your beautiful home by choosing your own color/style. This gated and secure complex with low HOA fees, No CDD fees is located near world class beaches, cultural downtown Sarasota, historical Bradenton district, and St. Petersburg night life.

Live an exceptional boating lifestyle on the Manatee River at Bella Sole.

4403 5th Avenue NE, Bradenton, FL 34208

Welcome to resort style living in lovely Bella Sole. This exciting custom-built Sienna model is the epitome of the Florida lifestyle. Delicately balancing airy elegance and relaxed charm, it encompasses approximately 2,266 sq. ft. of pure enjoyment from the enchanting gated courtyard entry to the sparkling saltwater pool and outdoor kitchen area.

Interior design and decor offer impeccable touches, inspired spaces, and clean lines. The kitchen is superbly equipped with gas cooktop, double ovens, convection oven, all high end stainless steel, granite counters, and custom cabinetry that overlooks the cozy Great Room. Outdoor entertainment is a pleasure as you enjoy your screened in lanai, pool with hot tub and an outdoor kitchen is roughed so that you can customize it to your needs.

Access world class boating and fishing from your private extended dock on a saltwater canal with access to Manatee River in minutes, just 12 miles to Gulf of Mexico and only 6 miles to Tampa Bay.

This gated and secure complex with low HOA fees, No CDD fees is located near world class beaches, cultural downtown Sarasota, historical Bradenton district, and St. Petersburg night life. Live an exceptional boating lifestyle on the Manatee River at Bella Sole. 2018 Parade of Homes pricing through March 11, 2018. 1,2,10 year warranty provided.

590 Golf Links Lane, Longboat Key, FL 34228

This exquisite Longboat Key Bay front residence with 289 feet of seawall on Sarasota Bay is the definition of grace and elegance. Sparkling Bay views from every room enhance more than 8,000 sq.ft.of indoor living spaces and vast screened pool and outdoor living areas.

Large outdoor terraces, stunning landscaping with picturesque water fountains and open Bay views offer a sense of serenity at this dramatic setting on a rare oversize 1/2+ acre peninsula lot on Country Club Shores.

The residence was designed and built by architect Henri Schouten, who created a home that is a study in harmony and proportion in the Dutch minimalist architectural style. The result is a home that while quite large, is also intimate in dimension and character.

The residence features two Master Suites with direct bay views, terrace access, and fully equipped wet bars – one on each level. The bath includes a deep Hydro-Massage Tub.

The spectacular Great Room has sweeping bay views, a grand fireplace, tile flooring, skylights, soaring 26’ ceilings and magnificent staircase. The kitchen’s clean lines also offers ample counter and storage space – as well as spectacular views of the open bay. The family room and breakfast area with floor-to-ceiling windows are adjacent.

The exterior features Keystone lime trim, in addition to beautiful use of custom windows and curved lines. The vast screen-enclosed outdoor entertainment area includes a rapid-heating pool and spa, pool bath access, custom water feature and space for an outdoor kitchen.

Along the broad waterfront are recapped and recently inspected seawall, and two boat lifts.

Other highlights of the residence include an upper level Family Suite, elevator, media room, whole-house surround sound system, security system and electronically controlled gated entry.

The property was once the original homesite of Country Club Shores developer Edward Markham, and now home to this magnificent residence. The seller is the original owner, who has been meticulous with maintenance with a complete set of records available.

The home’s beautiful furnishings are available for purchase.

5121 Kestral Park Place, Sarasota, FL 34231

This meticulously maintained 3,700 square foot five-bedroom split floorplan residence in the coveted neighborhood of The Landings, is perfect for family living.

The high vaulted ceiling in the open living room offers ample space for family and friends.  The open kitchen with gas appliances and family room with wood-burning fireplace offer wonderful views of the expansive open pool and outdoor entertainment areas, with easy access for true indoor-outdoor living.  Family dining is set at large windows overlooking the pool and lush landscaping and the formal dining room is enhanced by private gardens outside a wall of windows.

The owner has added a separate in-law suite to the home with a large living room and separate bedroom. The property has a buried propane gas tank and a generator that will power the kitchen and a/c units.

This spacious family home is in the only gated residential community west of Tamiami Trail in northern Sarasota. The Landings is known for its elegant oak trees and mature landscaping throughout the community with beautifully manicured winding roads, lakes, park, nature trails and fishing pier.

The Landings neighborhood is a collection of single family homes, townhouses, villas and condominiums and is a short drive to the Southside shopping district, downtown Sarasota and the world famous sand beaches of Siesta Key. Just outside the gates of this community is the very private Field Club and within the Landings community is the Landings Racquet Club with 8 Har-Tru tennis courts, pro shop, library, pool and spa. The nearby A+ rated schools make this the perfect location to raise your family. The sellers have had a pre-selling home inspection done and made all the suggested repairs.

5308 Anthony Lane, Sarasota, FL 34233

This former builder model has many upgrades and is located in the family friendly neighborhood of Ashton Glen.

With four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a split floor plan in more than 3,100 square feet, this is a very comfortable home. The master bedroom is on the first living level.  On the second floor are the fourth bedroom, full bath and a bonus room.

In the large family room there is a custom built-in entertainment center and gas fireplace. The office also has beautiful built-ins. Details such as double tray ceilings in the master bedroom and family room add design interest to the home.

The large kitchen has granite counters, breakfast bar, wood cabinets, walk in pantry, stainless steel appliances and is open to the family room.

The screened covered pool lanai has a full summer kitchen and ample terraces for entertaining and relaxing. The pool area overlooks a pond and open grass area.

The home as a two-car garage with storage space and the property is located all on large lake view lot. Located in the desirable Ashton Elementary school district in a quiet and very well located Sarasota neighborhood. The property is located just minutes from the beaches, shopping and I75.

3395 Bayou Lane, Longboat Key, FL 34228

This lovely Longboat Key home is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in the Bayou neighborhood of Bay Isles, located at the southern end of Longboat Key, and behind the secure gates of Longboat Key Club.  The residence boasts an elevated site and renovations.  The cathedral ceilings, spacious and open living area with gas fire place, and contemporary three bedroom split floor plan are just some of the special features that make the home special.

The large master suite includes a luxurious marble spa, dual sinks and a separate shower.  The guest bedrooms are en-suite and there is an additional full bath to serve the pool area. The closets are generous offering plenty of storage.

Outdoor living and entertaining is enhanced by a large wrap around screened deck and pool area that is accessible from many of the rooms.  The tranquil setting, lush landscaping and mature trees provide a feeling of privacy yet you are just minutes from every convenience imaginable.

This home has been meticulously cared for with a new roof in 2005, new HVAC in 2007 and the deck was replaced in 2009. Bay Isles offers residents the finest of amenities including private beach club, golf and tennis.

The Bayou is close to the Longboat Key Town Center with shopping, dining and even a new medical center.  It is just a short drive to famed St. Armand’s Circle and its fine restaurants and boutiques, and downtown Sarasota is just minutes more, where many exceptional cultural activities, award-winning restaurants and stores can be found.