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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401 South Palm Avenue #PH1101, Sarasota, FL 34236

The Savoy on Palm is a chic and sophisticated residential address, walking distance from the heart of downtown Sarasota. With only 24 residences it is perfect for those who wish exclusivity and privacy.

The offering is Sarasota’s ultimate penthouse with over 5,700 square feet.  The private elevator opens to a grand entry foyer and rotunda with onyx floor detail and sky dome above. Visitors are immediately met with a captivating view through the spacious grand salon and out a true floor-to-ceiling wall glass to Sarasota Bay and the Gulf beyond.  The large salon includes a full bar, gas fireplace with marble hearth, and ample spots to exhibit art and collectibles. And vast terraces wrap the condominium providing a variety of seating and dining areas from which to enjoy both water and city scenes.

The residence has four bedroom suites and five full bathroom. A chef’s kitchen with large center island featuring a Viking gas range with Miele hood, also has Dacor ovens, Bosch dishwasher and Poggen Pohn cabinetry. Best of all are the incomparable views from the kitchen and breakfast room, as well as the adjacent family room with built-in cabinetry and 70’ television. A butler’s pantry serves the large dining room with wrap-around glass and stunning ceiling coffer detail. An outdoor kitchen with Dacor gas grill is easily accessed from the kitchen.

The master suite is an exquisite retreat for the residents. From the bed owners will view kaleidoscope sunsets through the wall of glass, his and hers closets are large and well equipped including dressing tables in each, a spacious double rain shower behind glass and glass block, double walk-in whirlpool oversplash tub and his and hers water closets are additional features.

Grand halls throughout the penthouse with handsome finishes, niches and lighting create gallery like settings ideal for displaying sculpture and paintings. Guest suites are large and all feature private baths and terraces with views of the morning sun and the city. One guest suite comes with its own private elevator access, large private terrace, full morning kitchen, double shower and Kohler whirlpool.

All of the living spaces are ample for grand entertaining, while at the same time perfect for intimate conversation. Marble floors and designer light fixtures, electronic window treatments, sophisticated lighting and sound system, deep terraces, a private hot tub, 10 foot ceilings, solid core doors, water filtration system and hot water circulating pump, three air conditioning zones are just some of the special features the residence offers.

A 1,200 bottle wine cellar and three car garage are ideally located in the building just next to the elevator. The exceptional Savoy amenities include concierge services, social lounge and catering kitchen, fitness center, library w/ fireplace and wine bar, massage room, heated 60 foot pool and spa with summer kitchen, rooftop sunset terrace and a two-room guest suite.

The Savoy is a pet friendly building with fenced dog walk.  It also has fully funded reserves. Enjoy all that downtown Sarasota living has to offer: the spectacular waterfront, theaters, galleries, fine dining, Selby Gardens, Farmer’s Market, entertainment and more at your doorstep.

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.

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.

2525 Bayshore Road, Nokomis, FL 34275

This Mainland Bayfront spacious residence is nestled among majestic, century old oaks and located down a private lane on Sarasota Bay. On nearly 2/3 acre, this waterfront home offers a sanctuary in an estate-like setting,  close to beach accesses, active shopping and dining areas.

Gardens lead visitors to double entry doors and into a grand entry foyer. The 10 foot ceilings and walls of windows create large bright open rooms with spectacular bay views across the calm waters of the Blackburn Bay portion of Sarasota Bay and the Intracoastal Waterway.

The grand master suite boasts a private terrace with stunning views. Even the soaking tub has beautiful water and garden vistas.

A remodeled gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, ample storage and breakfast nook is a wonderful gathering place. Windows open to the beautiful mature landscape. Close-by is a bonus game room. And the expansive living room with gas fireplace provides a perfect setting for indoor – outdoor entertaining with access to both the large screened pool area and beautiful open wood terraces set amongst the ancient trees and along the bay front.

There are travertine floors throughout the first floor. Large wraparound decks and substantial screened lanais overlook Sarasota Bay. The 110 ft. dock has a covered boat lift.

A large separate guest apartment with its own entrance includes a kitchenette and is a perfect spot for guests to relax and retreat. The three-car garage has ample space for workshop and storage, and even RV parking.

431 North Shore Road, Longboat Key, FL 34228

This is a beautiful residence at the north end of Longboat Key built in 2014 but hardly lived in. The home was designed to take advantage of the stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico and the dazzling west coast of Florida sunsets.

Designed by architect Robert Rokop and the built by Whitehead Construction to the highest structural integrity standards, the home exudes Florida lifestyle with high tray ceilings in many rooms, some with wood insets, all rooms have fine molding and trim details, well placed windows bring light to every room, there is a wood burning fireplace, and the chef’s kitchen and vast outdoor spaces make for true indoor-outdoor living and entertaining.

Along with more than 4,600sf of indoor living space, which includes a spacious master suite, the residence offers a separate approximate 850sf guest apartment which has its own living room, bedroom suite and kitchen area which is connected to the main part of the house.

This Longboat Key home was designed for privacy and to to take advantage of the incredible views. The heated pool and spa are built up on the second level of the home to enjoy the big gulf views from the large screened pool terrace. A short stroll down the street is access to the walking beach of Longboat Key.

The furniture is available for purchase.

2839 Hardee Drive, Sarasota, FL 34231

This lovely residence in Gulf Gate Woods in Sarasota is three-bedroom, two-bath in a split floor plan with a living room, dining room, and family room with wood burning fireplace.

A spacious screened lanai overlooks the large fenced backyard, which has ample space to add a swimming pool.

The home also has a two car attached garage.

Located on a cul-de-sac oversized lot in Gulf Gate Woods, a family friendly quiet established neighborhood with sidewalks, streetlights, located in an A+ school district and the nearby Gulf Gate shopping and dining village minutes away.

The white sand beaches of Siesta Key are just a bike ride or short drive away, and also close is the Westfield Mall with Costco and movie theaters, Legacy Trail for biking, the new Gulf Gate Library, YMCA, and numerous fitness centers.

There is a voluntary Homeowners Association, $50 annual fee, with deed restrictions that keep the neighborhood neat and property values on the rise.

The home has a history of consistent rental income – minimum lease period one month.

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.

656 Regatta Way, Bradenton, FL 34208

Medallion Home’s furnished Bimini model in the desirable Inlets community on the Manatee Waterfront, 2016 Parade of Homes winner, is a stunning contemporary new home on a choice deep water site.  Vast terraces on both the main living level and the second level offer expansive views of the Manatee River.

The more than 4,800 square foot, four bedroom residence was meticulously designed with state of the art architectural details including a floating staircase with glass railing, limestone flooring, rock waterfall behind the dining room, luxury wood cabinets throughout, stunning lighting features, high ceilings – many with beautiful detailing, and impact glass windows aplenty, to name just a few special elements.

The main level features a two-story living room with generous use of glass to highlight the magnificent views, gas fireplace, formal dining room with built in sideboard with generous storage, family room, and complete chef’s kitchen with views of the Manatee Waterfront has a 6-burner Wolf gas cook-top, sub-zero fridge, two dishwashers and beautiful cabinetry providing ample counter space and storage. The main level master bedroom retreat has inlay ceilings, and a coffee bar leads to the spa-like master bath.

The second level of the home has two en-suite bedrooms, den, tech or hobby room, an architecturally stimulating large gathering room with a serving bar and full walk-in glass wine cellar and large terraces. An elevator serves the two living levels of the residence.

Outdoor entertaining is special beside the Infinity edge salt water pool and spa.  With a full summer kitchen and fire pit and vast decks for multiple seating areas and sunning spots, this home is perfect for true indoor-outdoor living.  This is an ideal waterfront location convenient to Sarasota, St. Petersburg and Tampa with world class shopping, I75, IMG Sports Academy, Benderson Rowing Park and three airports.