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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3515 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL 34228

This nearly 1.5 acre parcel located mid-key on Longboat Key, FL is a magnificent and rare direct Gulf front jewel. Spanning approximately 428′ of beautiful sandy beach with captivating views of the azure blue water of the Gulf of Mexico, this property is currently the largest vacant land parcel available on the 10 mile long Longboat Key.

The property boasts an available building footprint of up to 180′ wide and 60′ deep with all the entitlements and ample space to construct a large, estate home. Famed Architect, Clifford Schloz, has designed a magnificent, West Indies style 11,000 sq. ft. residence for the present owners providing endless views from all rooms, and plans includes a gulf front pool and guest house.

Located in Sarasota county on highly sought-after Longboat Key, this is just a short drive to Longboat Key Club and their many amenities, golf, tennis, fitness center, and fine dining. St. Armand’s Circle with its myriad shops and restaurants and Downtown Sarasota are just a quick hop over the bridges to the south, or Anna Maria is a short and beautiful waterfront drive to the North.

There are no architectural design restrictions other than typical setbacks and height from the town of Longboat Key, so just imagine creating something spectacular. There are very few opportunities to build your own estate on a vacant Gulf front parcel this size in Longboat Key without having to tear existing structures down. This is a chance of a lifetime to own your piece of beachfront paradise.

95 Osprey Point Dr., Osprey, FL 34229

This spectacular four-bedroom and six-bath 7,500 square foot residence was designed and built by famed architect, Bo MacEwen.  The home is warm and comfortable but has every detail and accoutrement to conjure the image of the great chateaux of France. A two-lot setting of ¾ acre, overlooking a private lake, with magnificent and mature landscaping including live oaks and cypress, and expansive outdoor living spaces make this a rare find in Sarasota.  The bonus of a lovely guest house of over 1000 square feet adds appeal to the property.

Elegant custom details thoughtfully grace every one of the spacious rooms. From custom millwork on walls, ceilings and floors including exquisite burl wood paneling in the sumptuous office with its own private brick courtyard, and delicate architectural shaping and ornamenting of all of the spaces, to the hand carved solid wood doors with elegant brass hardware, and beautifully selected window coverings and treatments, this residence shows it has been lovingly created by owners with the most refined and sophisticated taste. The home has two indoor and one outdoor wood-burning fireplaces, abundant storage and closets including a large cedar lined room, and features large bedroom spaces and baths with marble and stone finishes and specialty fixtures.

In addition to being a very livable home for its owners, it has also been planned with entertaining in mind. The full one bedroom guest house with kitchen and spacious terrace overlooking the lushly landscaped grounds is perfect for overnight visitors. A vast slate covered verandah on the first floor of the main home overlooking the attractive salt water pool has a full outdoor Viking kitchen with refrigeration and gas cooking, and the second floor loggia is so sizeable it could easily welcome more than 100 guests for an elegant affair under the stars.

The kitchen is a gourmet chef’s dream. With gorgeous custom wood cabinetry with drawers and cupboards offering every possible convenience for storing everything from treasured serving pieces and crystal to a cook’s favorite tools and spices, and expansive center island, along with a gas Wolf 6-burner range, Subzero refrigeration and separate wine cellar, and wet- and dry-bars, and glass enclosed sunroom/breakfast room close-by, this area of the house is flawlessly designed. The elegant dining room with a spectacular chandelier centerpiece is entered through custom French doors.

The Oaks is a very family-friendly neighborhood and includes a community bay front dock just steps from this wonderful residence. Located just 12 miles south of downtown Sarasota, home to some of Florida’s finest performing and visual arts venues, award-winning dining options and myriad opportunities for shopping of every kind within a short distance north and south of the community. The Oaks is ideally situated within a gated natural sanctuary yet minutes away from and endless range of diversions from outdoor activities such as birding and bicycling and the renowned beaches of Sarasota, to the charming old-town village of Venice and the active lifestyle offered at The Oaks Golf and Country Club (membership required.)

3600 Sarasota Golf Club Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34240

This gated five-acre Sarasota country estate is located east of I-75. The more than 7,200 square foot residence has been totally renovated with beautiful faux painting, Venetian plaster and wood and stone floors throughout. The spacious first floor has a master suite with an oversize bathroom and walk-in closet and adjoining office.  Also on the main living level are living room, dining room, pool table/game room, family room with bar and Sub-zero wine refrigerator, and fitness room. The well-appointed chef’s kitchen with cherry cabinets and black granite countertops includes top-of-the-line stainless appliances including a gas range, Thermador hood, Wolf double oven and a 72″ side-by-side refrigerator and freezer. Four bedrooms and a library are located upstairs.

There is also a 1000 square foot guest house with two bedrooms, kitchen, and living room. The estate’s grounds include a lake, lush mature landscaping, vegetable garden, tennis court, golf putting green, basketball court, and a large enclosed lanai with a swimming pool, spa and outdoor kitchen.

In addition to the detached three car garage and guest house there is another building on the property for storage, workshop or another garage.

This beautiful Sarasota estate is conveniently located near I-75, shopping, restaurants, exceptional golf courses, SRQ Airport, downtown Sarasota and the world famous Siesta Key Beaches.

2555 Casey Key Rd., Nokomis, FL

Build your dream home on this very desirable Casey Key mid-key bayfront site. This magnificent over one acre lot has 250 feet on Sarasota Bay and 225 feet on Casey Key Road with an average depth of over 200 feet. There is good boating water depth at your new dock, which would be less than 150 yards from the Intracoastal Waterway.

Casey Key is an eight-mile island with less than 400 single family homes, no traffic lights and no high rise condominium buildings. This island is home to business CEO’s, authors and celebrities who love the Florida lifestyle and proximity to active Sarasota, but want a high level of privacy and seclusion. There are bridges at both the north and south ends of the island connecting residents to Sarasota’s mainland. This 1.2 acre property is remote in feeling, yet well-located between the bustling activity on Siesta Key and the town of Venice.

 

 

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.

7722 Sanderling Road, Sarasota, FL 34242

This is a rare over one acre direct Gulf front estate in the private gated community of Sanderling Club, just south of the award winning Siesta Key Beach, offering 203′ of Gulf frontage.

Depending on a buyer’s desire, it is one of the only Gulf front lots available in size and shape needed to construct a true estate-size home directly on the beach. The existing home has been renovated, has a warm and inviting environment and is move-in ready if a buyer prefers a more modest home or to wait and experience the site before building.

The magnificent tropical setting is protected by a permitted “hardened-shore” and walkway over the protective material and beach. Miami-Dade code compliant hurricane resistant sliders open from each room to a 1,150 square foot deck providing spectacular year round Gulf views and easy access to the hot tub. A casual lifestyle is reflected in the beautiful hardwood flooring, custom wood burning fireplace, and vaulted ceiling.

This is an opportunity to purchase a prime beachfront property on Siesta Key with possibilities ranging from living in the existing house, renovating and expanding, or using this site for new construction.

The residence is located in the Gulf front Sanderling Club, which is an enclave of single family residences in a natural wooded setting whose amenities include Paul Rudolph designed cabanas and beach house, tennis courts, private beach and a marina with bay access. Nearby is the award-winning Siesta Key Beach and Sarasota with all its restaurants, shopping and cultural attractions.

3515 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL 34228

This nearly 1.5 acre parcel located mid-key on Longboat Key, FL is a magnificent and rare direct Gulf front jewel. Spanning approximately 428′ of beautiful sandy beach with captivating views of the azure blue water of the Gulf of Mexico, this property is currently the largest vacant land parcel available on the 10 mile long Longboat Key.

The property boasts an available building footprint of up to 180′ wide and 60′ deep with all the entitlements and ample space to construct a large, estate home. Famed Architect, Clifford Schloz, has designed a magnificent, West Indies style 11,000 sq. ft. residence for the present owners providing endless views from all rooms, and plans includes a gulf front pool and guest house.

Located in Sarasota county on highly sought-after Longboat Key, this is just a short drive to Longboat Key Club and their many amenities, golf, tennis, fitness center, and fine dining. St. Armand’s Circle with its myriad shops and restaurants and Downtown Sarasota are just a quick hop over the bridges to the south, or Anna Maria is a short and beautiful waterfront drive to the North.

There are no architectural design restrictions other than typical setbacks and height from the town of Longboat Key, so just imagine creating something spectacular. There are very few opportunities to build your own estate on a vacant Gulf front parcel this size in Longboat Key without having to tear existing structures down. This is a chance of a lifetime to own your piece of beachfront paradise.

6271 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL

This is a unique opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind Gulf front estate lot with 200′ of Gulf of Mexico/beach frontage. Two buildable lots are being sold together totaling 2.25 acres with an average depth of 490′. Both lots are of similar size.

This is the only parcel currently for sale with this width and depth between Anna Maria and Manasota Key. The size and two-lot configuration provide the new owner many options including building  your new Gulf front residence and guest home or build on one lot and hold the other as an investment. This size property would allow the new residence to have a tennis court. This may be one of the last of its kind on Longboat Key.

This fabulous property is situated in the exclusive Gulf front estate section of Longboat Key with neighboring multi-million dollar residential estates.

The property is not part of a homeowners association so there are no architectural restrictions other than those of the town. The setbacks are as follows: 150′ from the Erosion Control Line, 20′ from Gulf of Mexico Drive and the side yard setback is 10′.

The location is just a short drive south to the Longboat Key Club amenities including golf and tennis, Harborside Marina, St Armand’s Circle and downtown Sarasota or north from the property to charming Anna Maria and its collection of shops and restaurants.

5050 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat Key, FL 34228

This spectacularly situated mid key estate size lot of just under one acre has 117′ of sea walled bay front with a particularly deep expanse of 300’plus from the road to the bay, offering a considerable area to build your dream home and amenities. The purchase of this marvelous property comes with deeded beach access just across the street.

The setbacks to build are: 20′ from the road, 20′ from the seawawll and the sideyard setbacks are a minimum of 10′.  There is an existing irrigation well on the property.  The home currently on the property is of no value because it has not been occupied nor had utilities available to it for several years.

The estate lot is located conveniently to enjoy easy access to the many wonderful restaurants, boutiques and amenities of Longboat Key and is nearly midway between the north and south Longboat bridges. The unique location on the island allows residents of this estate to choose to head north to the charming island of Anna Maria and its array of specialty boutiques and dining, or south to the renowned St. Armand’s Circle and on to Sarasota.

The sellers will entertain all reasonable offers.