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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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.

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.)

210 Sands Point Rd. #2207, Longboat Key, FL 34228

This type of unit at the world-class Resort at Longboat Key is rarely available. It is the largest two bedroom floor plan available in the resort located behind the gates on Longboat Key’s southern end. The condo is beautifully located on the southern end of building two overlooking the gulf, beach and Longboat Key pass separating Longboat and Lido Keys, and you do not overlook the busy pool and recreation area.

Currently the condominium is not part of the hotel program, thus allowing you year round-use or renting the property out yourself. In addition you may choose to participate in the Ownership Rental Program by meeting the necessary interior criteria.For an added convenience, the property is being sold furnished.

This extraordinary resort is a condominium-hotel offering buyers attractive rental possibilities. The Resort at Longboat Key Club pampers the owners and guests with six restaurants, golf, tennis, marina, spa services, fitness center, concierge, maid service and friendly staff to make your vacation a memorable one. The Resort has received the AAA Four-Diamond rating for thirty consecutive years and offers a multitude of ways to enjoy your leisure time.

This property is located in the exclusive, gated and sought-after Longboat Key Club located just off the mainland of Sarasota with its celebrated cultural offerings, award-winning dining and beautiful waterfront recreation areas, and minutes from the myriad shops and restaurants at famed St. Armand’s Circle. The recent window and balcony upgrade assessment has been paid in full.

455 Longboat Club Road #508, Longboat Key, FL

Residents of The Pierre on Longboat Key have the distinct advantage of living in a development with all of the amenities of the resort lifestyle, with spacious condominiums and a spectacular beach front location at the southern end of the island.

This 2,780 square foot corner unit with stunning gulf, bay and golf course views behind the gate of the prestigious Longboat Key Club offers three spacious en-suite bedrooms in a split-floor plan. The fabulous master suite includes double walk-in closets, large bathroom with whirlpool tub and separate shower.

With two expansive terraces, the condominium is perfect for entertaining as the floor-to-ceiling sliding doors open to allow for true indoor-outdoor living. Even the kitchen offers residents a beautiful view through the adjacent breakfast nook wall of windows.

The Pierre offers an array of amenities including nine-story landscaped atrium, gulf-front heated pool and spa, two Har-Tru tennis courts, three guest suites, fitness center, club room with bar and catering kitchen, conference room, concierge service, 24 hour security, on site manager, picnic area for barbecues and private access to 420′ of pristine sandy white beach. Interior under building parking space and private storage unit are included. The building has fully funded reserves. The Pierre is perfectly situated 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. Just steps on the beach to the Resort at Longboat Key Club and close proximity to the Islandside golf course add to the appeal of this wonderful location.

77 Osprey Point Dr., Osprey, FL 34229

This beautifully remodeled Oaks bayside courtyard residence offers an open floor plan with large rooms and volume ceilings for formal and casual entertaining, and overlooks a large lake.

The residence has wonderful finishes including extensive crown moldings, a double sided fireplace, eat-in kitchen, center cooking island, marble flooring and security system. The dining room could accommodate seating for up to 20 people.

The large lot is beautifully landscaped and offers room for expanding this residence. There is an irrigation well and propane tank located at the property.

The Oaks Club is one of Florida’s most desired master-planned, members only, gated communities with 2 challenging golf courses, 12 Har-Tru tennis courts, croquet court, fitness classes, playground, regular social activities and a variety of dining options at the elegant clubhouse.

Located 15 minutes from the #1 rated beach of Siesta Key and a five minute drive from the nationally recognized Pine View School. Membership in The Oaks Club is required.

3040 Grand Bay Blvd. #263, Longboat Key, FL 34228

This Grand Bay Cayman model in exclusive Bay Isles on Longboat Key is a two-bedroom and two and one-half bath residence that was completely remodeled and has been seldom lived in. It features grand terraces facing both east and west with panoramic views for true indoor/outdoor living and entertaining. Watch beautiful sunrises from one end of your home and sunsets from the other. The roomy bay front terrace off the living and master bedroom overlooks the Harbourside Golf Course and Sarasota Bay with views to downtown Sarasota’s skyline.

The owner added both a media room and wine cellar display room to the model during the renovation. The master bedroom offers his and her baths. This wonderful residence is being sold furnished.  Beautiful marble flooring in the living areas, spectacular gourmet kitchen, custom cabinetry in the closets, Hydro-massage tub in the master, and fine furnishings are a few of the special features of this gorgeous home.

Grand Bay is truly the jewel of the bayside condominium living on Longboat Key. Amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, heated lap pool and spa, tennis and recreation center.  It also has unsurpassed building and grounds maintenance, strong financial reserves and excellent social activities. This is a pet friendly community with two pets permitted with no weight limit. The condominium has two spaces in the garage plus ample guest parking.

Grand Bay is just a short drive away is the private gated beach club on the Gulf of Mexico. The condominium is a gated community within the Bay Isles community, which features 27 holes of golf, tennis, dining and the west coast of Florida’s largest marina. Located ideally at the southern end of Longboat Key, it is only minutes from world-renowned St. Armand’s Circle, the endless cultural features of Sarasota and only 20 minutes from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. 

4875 Carrington Circle, Sarasota, FL 34243

This residence, located in the gated community of Treymore in Palm Aire, is authentic Florida quiet elegance. The custom 2,387 square foot Rutenberg home design in pristine condition has many upgrades and boasts an open and bright interior including volume ceilings.

A welcoming circular paver brick drive and walkway lead to the front entry with etched double front doors opening to the living and dining rooms then on to a spacious eat-in kitchen and family room. The kitchen features great work space, fine wood cabinetry with crown molding trim, pull-out shelves and desk. The family room has a full wall entertainment center and opens to the pool, as do most rooms in the home. A split bedroom plan provides welcome privacy for guest bedrooms and separate 4th bedroom or office/study. The master suite has two large walk-in closets, glassed-in Roman shower, garden tub and twin sink vanity. There are tile floors in all the main living areas, crown molding and tray ceilings in family room.

The residence is Fios ready and has a spacious 3 car garage. The property is private with mature, meticulously landscaped grounds bordered by a wooded conservation area. The a/c system was replaced and a tankless hot water heater was added in the past few years.

The home is located in the Palm Aire Country Club, however the club membership is not mandatory. The club features 36 holes of championship golf, Har-Tru tennis courts, heated pool, fitness center and large clubhouse with superb dining, lounge and banquet facilities. Palm Aire is a golf cart friendly community.  Sarasota is minutes away as is the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport.

3456 Winding Oaks Dr., #40, Longboat Key, FL 34228

Winding Oaks 2 bedroom villa with lake view behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club Harbourside neighborhood. This residence features vaulted ceilings, an open living and dining room floor plan, wood burning fireplace, master suite with ample bath and closet space, 2-car attached garage, full laundry room and a large wrap-around open lanai overlooking the lake. There is additional space off the kitchen that could serve as an office or den. Winding Oaks is a pet friendly (one pet allowed) community with deeded beach access to the Bay Isles Beach Club on the Gulf of Mexico. New roofs and brick paver driveways have been installed throughout the community. Walk or bicycle to nearby Longboat Key shops, dining, golf and boating. The 2011 Bay Isles Master Association fee is $446/year. The estate had an inspection performed and all suggested repairs are in the process of being completed. All assesments have been paid in full.

4115 Pinar Dr., Bradenton, FL 34210

Two story well maintained, lushly landscaped residence overlooking the 7th fairway of the El Conquistador golf course with a small stream separating the property and golf course.

This home has a double-sided wood burning fireplace that separates the living and dining rooms, grand foyer entry and two offices one of which could easily be turned into a full sized media room or 4th bedroom. The rear of the home opens onto the screened terrace overlooking the pool, back yard and golf course. The large eat-in kitchen has a built-in wet bar, tile counters and all new kitchen appliances.

Features of the home are a cathedral ceiling, wood and tile floors downstairs, new carpeting upstairs, 4 skylights, Rainsoft water filtering system, 4-zone central air/heat, balconies off the guest and master bedroom suites, solar heated pool with salt purification system, hot tub and a separate laundry area on both floors of the home. This home is located on a low traffic street, minutes from both the El Conquistador – IMG Golf & Country Club clubhouse and the world renowned IMG Academy campus. No CDD fees.