The ultimate couple’s home in Sarasota’s premier neighborhood, Bird Key has been custom designed and built by the current owners. The home looks west over the bay so beautiful sunsets can be seen year-round.

The residence must be seen to be appreciated with details including large open living spaces, numerous architectural features such as a sculpture niche and custom wood panelling, barrel-vaulted ceilings in the living room and family room, wood-burning gas fireplace, low-voltage ceiling lights, eight-foot solid oak interior doors with all brass hinge components and hand-blown Italian glass knobs, custom mahogany fluted front door, barrel vault ceilings in the living and family rooms, distinctive crown molding, six-foot Pella windows and 7.5 foot French doors with Vista Mylar storm/security film, red oak wood floors in the main living areas and Berber carpet in bedrooms. There is specially selected granite and marble all throughout the home.

The gourmet cook’s dream kitchen has Dacor, Sub Zero and Asko appliances including a 48″ gas range, three full ovens and 147 bottle dual-temp wine refrigerator. The custom cherry kitchen cabinets offer abundant storage and features such as pull out shelving, spice and flatware drawers.  Countertops reflect the movement of the water outside in the Kinawa Light granite with bullnose edge detail. On the terrace just outside the kitchen is a gas hook-up for an outdoor kitchen. A charming breakfast nook overlooking the water finishes off this grand space.

The spacious master bedroom with large windows overlooking the bay is a stunning retreat and is complete with an over-sized master bathroom finished with an elegant 24″ Saturnia stone tile floor, Verde Marina granite counters, double head glass enclosed shower/steam bath with bench, Ultra air spa tub, and his and hers walk-in closets with built-in safe.

A guest suite is on the opposite side of the house from the master offering guests and homeowners privacy.  The guest room has a walk-in closet and full bath with glassed shower and overlooks the lush gardens. A third bedroom is currently used as fitness room and the house also has an office.

The interior has a full-house Lutron lighting system, family room surround sound, music system throughout the home and outdoors, and Dehart alarm system including all screens, which allows windows to be open with the alarm system on.

The exterior boasts a 30×15 pool with in-ground cleaning system, boat dock and 13,500lb lift, power and water, irrigation well, Gold Rusticated Limestone front entry walkway and rear terrace floor, paver circular drive and pool deck and lush landscaping with numerous majestic and mature trees.

This spectacular home nestled into a protected boat basin but with expansive water views is 1/2 mile inside the entrance gate to Bird Key, just over a mile to downtown Sarasota to the east and famed St. Armand’s Circle to the west. The Sarasota Bradenton International Airport is just 15 minutes away.

MLS #A3963202 | Offered at $2,575,000


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