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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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.
2141 Gulf of Mexico Drive #4, Longboat Key, FL 34228
This Gulf-front en Provence residence has the most dramatic and enchanting water views.
The gracious private elevator entry foyer welcomes residents and guests to a wonderful open floor plan with volume ceilings, spectacular sparkling Gulf views, and details such as crown moldings, and travertine marble floors throughout the main living areas, plus an 800 square foot wraparound terrace with built-in gas grill.
With over 3,400 square feet of private living on the beach, this residence boasts three bedroom suites, including Gulf facing master suite, large formal dining area, family room, living room, large kitchen with granite countertops and premium appliances, and abundant storage in Neff cabinetry.
Both guest suites have access to an additional sunrise balcony. The residence has a private two-car garage on the first level, which includes generous storage space.
En Provence is an exquisite seaside hideaway with the ambiance of a private estate on the French Mediterranean, but here on the shores of Longboat Key. There are only 21 residences in three charming and elegant mid-rise buildings surrounding a resort style pool and spa, nestled right on the beach front.
En Provence has a 24-hour guard gated entrance, owner’s clubhouse which features concierge, lounge with wet bar and fireplace, private dining room with caterer’s kitchen, fully equipped fitness center and men’s and women’s locker rooms. Meticulously manicured grounds with lush tropical bougainvillea and mature gardens and trees add to the enchantment and splendor of en Provence.
En Provence is a pet friendly community. Across the street is Longboat Key Club offering residents the finest of amenities including 45 holes of golf and large tennis club. En Provence is close to the Longboat Key Town Center with a variety shopping, a number of award-winning restaurants are only a short distance from the development, and it is a short drive to famed St. Armand’s Circle and downtown Sarasota where many exceptional cultural activities, restaurants and stores can be found.
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.
4607 5th Avenue NE, Bradenton, FL 34208
Experience Manatee waterfront living at its best at Bella Sole. Nestled between prestigious Hawk Island and The Reserve at Harbour Walk, this intimate gated community is a serene sanctuary on the Manatee River.
Medallion Home’s stunning Florence model offers the epitome of Florida lifestyle and enjoyment. The interior design and decor of this model home offer impeccable touches, inspired spaces, and clean lines. The modern lines of the exterior architecture blend perfectly into the stunning waterfront site.
The Chef’s kitchen is superbly equipped with Thermador cooktop, double ovens, convection oven, Subzero refrigerator, quartzite countertops and custom cabinetry.
Indoor/outdoor entertaining is effortless as family and friends easily flow between the kitchen and dining room to the adjacent sparkling saltwater pool and extensive outdoor living area.
Enjoy your spacious master bedroom suite, or take in incredible open water views from your rooftop patio and wet bar.
World class boating and fishing are in your backyard. Board your boat from your private, extended dock on the saltwater canal and be on the Manatee River in seconds, just 12 miles to Gulf of Mexico and only 6 miles to Tampa Bay. The deepwater wide channel and dock can accommodate up to a 70 foot boat.
This gated and secure complex with low HOA fees, and 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. 1,2,10 year warranty provided.
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.
444 Acacia Drive, Sarasota, FL 34234
Nestled into Sapphire Shores, near the beautiful Sarasota Bay front, living is easy in this stunner positioned in the warmth and vibrancy that characterizes this prized Sarasota neighborhood. Sarasota Magazine says it best. “For a certain kind of person–brainy, creative and a little adventurous– home just has to be along the historic tree-shaded streets near the Ringling Museum.”
The residence is the epitome of quality craftsmanship, this lovely residence speaks of the owner’s attention to detail and uncompromising standards. Designed for seamless indoor/outdoor living with perfect flow from open living area with high ceilings, adjacent impeccably appointed gourmet kitchen and butler’s pantry, and the large covered terrace just outside, entertaining is a pleasure for guests and owners alike.
A vast pool area and terrace oasis with soothing water feature is surrounded by lush landscaping, and includes a large fully equipped outdoor kitchen. Whether hosting a formal dinner party in the dining room, or casual gathering that flows naturally through this lovely home, there are ample way to enjoy – in fact, with your guests in their own private quarters in the beautiful carriage house, they may never want to leave!
A well-appointed master suite on the main living level along with two additional bedrooms round out this spacious nearly 3,500 square foot residence.
Just minutes to downtown, golf courses, SRQ International Airport, and only short stroll to Bayfront Park on Sarasota Bay, this home is the perfect setting for your “next chapter”.