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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340 Palm Ave. 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.

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.

2315 Casey Key Rd., Nokomis, FL 34275

This waterfront home on exclusive Casey Key is a spectacular and unique Sarasota School of Architecture residence. Originally designed by celebrated architect Tim Siebert, it was extensively remodeled in 2004, being faithful and sensitive to preserve the authenticity of the original design. The home is perfectly situated to take advantage of the classic Casey Key gulf to bay setting with views of both the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay.

This relaxing three-bedroom/four-bath estate enjoys gated privacy, sizable windows throughout the home to take advantage of the views, a wood-burning fireplace, and the central courtyard and pool add to the distinctive beauty of the beachfront home. A room currently being used as an office/den can easily be converted to a fourth bedroom should the new owners desire.

The more than 1.25 acre property has a retaining wall along the beach with a stair down to the sand, a boat dock and lift on the Bay side of the property, and the current owners have created a tranquil environment with lush tropical landscaping. The home has an attached oversized air-conditioned two car garage. Casey Key is an 8 mile island with less than 400 single family homes, no traffic lights and no high rise condominium buildings.

This very beautiful property on Casey Key is remote in feeling, yet well-located between the bustling activity on Siesta Key and in the town of Venice, and is just a short drive from Sarasota’s many wonderful dining options, shopping and its extraordinary arts community.

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.

1300 Ben Franklin Dr. #809, Sarasota, FL 34236

Experience the Ritz-Carlton lifestyle. This elegantly designed and finished 3,352sf residence is a must see, offering 2 bedrooms/3 baths, den, large living room, dining room, gourmet kitchen and private elevator foyer.

The spacious kitchen has top-of-the-line appliances including Dacor gas stove and double ovens with warming drawer, commercial Sub Zero refrigerator and freezer, Asko dishwasher, Canadian Blue granite and custom cabinetry. There is a custom wet bar with ice maker and Sub Zero refrigerator drawers.

The master bedroom includes a totally redesigned dressing room and elegantly finished walk in closet, distinctive cabinetry and granite counters, an expanded master bath with European hand held fixtures, custom tub and double linen closet.

Some of the residence’s extraordinary finishing touches include Rio Pampa Slate Flooring with African Wenge wood plank inlays, Maya Romanoff designer wallpaper with Murano Glass bead detailing, VILLI tile glass showers, custom ventless gas fireplace and more.

The building’s incomparable residents only amenities on the third level include a heated pool, spa, fitness center, massage room, saunas, social room, recreation room, board room and sound theater with tiered seating.  Pamper yourself and live at the Beach Residences where you will enjoy all the services offered by the world’s finest hotels, yet have the privacy of your own elegant home and share the same coveted, gated location as the beautiful and exclusive Ritz-Carlton Members Beach Club with 400′ of beachfront. This is a pet friendly building where 2 pets are allowed with no weight restriction.

The residence is located on Lido Key, a short distance to famed St. Armand’s Circle and minutes from dowtown Sarasota with its active waterfront, myriad dining choices, galleries and other activities.  Sarasota/Bradenton Airport is just 15 minutes away.

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. 

4561 Gulf of Mexico Dr. PH #401, 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 Ave., #17phd, 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.