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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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.
3040 Grand Bay Blvd. #252, Longboat Key, FL
This beautifully remodeled Longboat Key waterfront condominium has three full bedroom suites, and open living areas all with sweeping views of Sarasota Bay and magical sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico.
Grand Bay is one of the most sought after residential communities on Longboat Key. A secure elevator entry leads to your private foyer opening to a large living area with floor-to-ceiling glass overlooking the vast wrap around terraces and glorious vistas.
This corner residence with 2,250 square feet has a master suite with easy terrace access, Jacuzzi tub, his and her water closets, and oversize walk-in closet. Boasting 9’ ceilings, wood floors and top-quality appointment, this condominium is move in ready.
Included with the residence is additional storage and one parking space in the building garage. Grand Bay is pet friendly with two pets permitted with no weight limit.
Grand Bay is truly the jewel of Sarasota Bay condominium living on the Longboat Key waterfront, located within Bay Isles, part of Longboat Key Club, which includes the beautiful 27-hole Harbourside golf course and tennis club. The Grand Bay community has 24-hour manned gate, four Har-Tru tennis courts, fitness center, spacious clubhouse, library, social room, heated swimming pools and spas. It has unsurpassed building and grounds maintenance, strong financial reserves and excellent social activities. Each resident also enjoys deeded access to the gorgeous Longboat key Beach via the private Bay Isles Beach Club.
340 Palm Avenue #PH1, Sarasota, FL 34236
Come live in one of Sarasota’s premier buildings, Sarabande, at the edge of the magnificent downtown Sarasota Bay front.
The exquisite 4,300 square foot penthouse residence, never before offered for sale, enjoys breathtaking views west through floor to ceiling windows of Sarasota Bay, the bay front Marina, city skyline and majestic sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico from all the main living spaces and three expansive terraces.
Spacious rooms include a separate living room, dining room and family room, in addition to three bedrooms plus another that could be den, office or fourth bedroom. The master suite has an enormous walk-in closet/dressing room perfect for the fashionista, plus second large walk-in.
The bespoke elegance of the residence includes volume ceilings, luxury finishes and designer fixtures, gorgeous window treatments, granite flooring and counter tops, custom cabinetry and more. This inimitable home has a private elevator and lobby, two garage parking spaces and two storage rooms just steps from the elevator.
Living at Sarabande offers exclusive use of the building’s stylish lobby reception area with concierge, club rooms for private gatherings, fully equipped fitness center, 25-meter heated pool, spa, sauna and two guest suites. Sarabande is pet friendly.
Enjoy all that downtown Sarasota living has to offer – the spectacular waterfront, theaters, galleries, fine dining, Selby Gardens, entertainment and more, right at your doorstep.
4561 Gulf of Mexico Drive #PH401, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Exquisitely appointed custom Penthouse residence on the gulf in an intimate contemporary designed building of only 8 residences. Offering 3260 sq. ft. of luxurious living space and a 1450 sq. ft. wrap around terrace along the whole on the desirable southern side of the building with a two car garage. The terrace offers views of the gulf, bay and the Sarasota city skyline, has spacious seating areas and a gas grill. Sophisticated interior with 10′ ceilings, designer finishes, rich marble and wood floors, gourmet kitchen, granite countertops and luxurious his/hers marble baths with an adjoining shower. One of the bedrooms has been built out as an office. Spectacular condo residence that feels like a private home. There are hurricane shutters on all windows.
101 Ben Franklin Dr. #10S, Sarasota, FL 34236
Location, location, location. Experience the view from The Top. Directly across from beautiful Lido Beach, one block from shopping and dining at famed St. Armand’s Circle and a short drive to downtown Sarasota and the Sarasota Airport, this sophisticated 2626 square foot Penthouse overlooking the Gulf and St. Armand’s Circle is the epitome of luxury and refinement with all of the distinctive finishes one would expect.
Offered furnished, the residence has 3 bedroom suites plus an office with extensive built-ins, a designer gourmet kitchen with premium appliances and granite counters, and bathrooms featuring elegant slate and granite finishes. The home has magnificent Jerusalem stone floors throughout the living areas.
The residence is surrounded by water views in all directions including expansive views to the north over Lido Beach, to the south towards Siesta Key and to the east over Sarasota Bay and the city skyline. There are two 45 foot balconies along each side of this residence with storm/security shutters.
St. Armand’s Towers South has recently seen tremendous improvements including a newly pavered pool, landscaping, fire sprinkler system, and elevators. There is an on-site fitness center. Elegance, class and quiet sophisticaion abound throughout this condominium. This is Florida living at its best.
50 Central Avenue #PH17, Sarasota, FL 34236
Short Sale-This downtown Sarasota penthouse is truly the best value on the market. It has never been lived in located in and is located directly in the heart of the city across from Five Points Park, The Selby Library and The Opera House. The penthouse home offers the most superb views of the Bay, marina, city and beyond to the Gulf of Mexico. Modern decor is the theme with fantastically designed open plan, perfect for entertaining. The condominium is finished with fabulous taste, and it is elegant and polished with an expansive feel, maximizing the spectacular views. This luxurious secured building has a Residents Only Lobby entrance, valet services, concierge, club room with fireplace and catering kitchen, outstanding fitness center, conference room, recreation area, large heated pool on the tenth floor with incredible views, large sunbathing area as well as covered sitting area. The condominium comes with two garage parking spaces and large storage unit conveniently located immediately adjacent to the hallway door. The building is also pet friendly. The setting of this wonderful property allows for easy access to fabulous restaurants, theatres, galleries and shopping at numerous boutiques and shops within one block radius. Listing Price may not be sufficient to pay the total of all liens and costs of sale. Sale of Property at full listing price may require approval of seller’s lender(s). Such approval may be conditioned upon the gross commission being reduced.