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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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.
3515 Gulf of Mexico Drive, 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.
2555 Casey Key Road, 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.
6271 Gulf of Mexico Drive, 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 Drive, 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.