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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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.

641 Ranger Lane, Longboat Key, FL 34228

Enjoy a truly remarkable luxury waterfront lifestyle in this majestic two story Longboat Key Waterfront Home, custom built in 2007. The home is set on an oversized lot, almost a full 1/2 acre, with wide panoramic views of Sarasota Bay and city lights from every room. Watch dolphins play in the backyard of this exceptional home on Longboat Key’s prized southern end.

The property is lushly landscaped with mature trees and plantings, and enjoys a 271 foot long deep water seawall with plenty of room for large and small watercraft, along with two boat lifts. The exterior of the home, Mediterranean in feel with imported Columbian Clay roof tiles sheltering the roof, and interior flooring of fine Travertine marble, hickory wood and carpeting in bedrooms.

Grand ten-foot custom Mahogany double doors lead to into this spacious and beautifully detailed residence. On the first level you will find grand interior spaces including living room, dining room, spacious family room, gourmet kitchen all with glorious views, and guest suite with sliding doors giving visitors direct access to the pool and dock. Move to the second level of the home either by elevator or Mahogany stained and high gloss varnished Red Oak spiral staircase where three en-suite bedrooms can be found.

A marble floored foyer leads to the large master suite with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass windows, travertine floored terraces, separate den and two walk-in closets, laundry room with new washer/dryer, as well as its own HVAC system. The master bath’s Esmerelda Brazil turquoise details are stunning, and perfectly complement the bay waters seen through the expansive windows.

The gourmet kitchen, with commanding bay view, has Brazilian cherry cabinets, top of the line kitchen appliances including Uline ice maker, wine reserve and natural gas five-burner cooktop, double full-size ovens, large polished black granite center island, and more. The comfortable breakfast area offers gorgeous direct Sarasota Bay views.

Wood burning/gas fireplaces in both master bedroom and family room, remote control Bose Theatre sound system throughout, Hurricane WinDoor sliding stacking doors, Pella Windows and a 15KW Guardian gas generator are just a few other special features.

The Bayside outdoor areas include more than 2,000 square feet of living spaces, a gas heated Infinity Edge salt system pool and spa, large outdoor kitchen and four large covered terraces with varnished wood paneled ceilings, and an abundance of magnificent landscaping.

This home is one of the few residential offerings on Longboat Key where construction exceeds criteria of the current building code. Homeowners in Country Club Shores enjoy deeded beach access to the beautiful beach and warm Gulf waters on the shores of Longboat Key. Located at the Southern end of Longboat Key, it is directly across Gulf of Mexico Drive from Longboat Key Club with its award-winning golf and tennis facilities, minutes from famed St. Armand’s Circle’s boutiques and restaurants, and downtown Sarasota with its myriad cultural, shopping and dining options is  short drive away.

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.

65 Lighthouse Point Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228

This spectacularly finished 5,000sf waterfront residence located in the exclusive Lighthouse Point Community at the southern end of Longboat Key offers expansive water views, open living spaces and abundant areas for enjoying the peaceful tropical outdoors.

The home includes a two-story living room with fireplace, family room, dining room, office/den, three car side entry garage with room for storage, generous terraces and a 40′ deep water dock with 7 ½’ of water depth and 100′ of frontage on a large secluded boat basin.

The spacious chef’s kitchen includes high-end appliances including gas cooktop, two built-in ovens, two dishwashers and two wine coolers. The master suite on the first floor has his and her closets plus large master bath with stunning finishes and sliding glass doors open to the outdoor patio and stunning water views.

The upstairs of this residence has three en-suite bedrooms including a second master suite, two of the bedrooms have terraces overlooking the lagoon. The flooring of the first floor is travertine marble throughout and the second level has warm wood flooring.

The outdoor living area is expansive yet serene with mature lush landscaping and a 40’ heated lap pool and spa.

Owners in the Lighthouse Point neighborhood enjoy their own tennis court plus can walk the nearby gulf front beach, steps to the Resort at the Longboat Key Club and the Links Golf Course, fitness center, spa and dining. Famed St. Armand’s Circle is just over a mile away and the cultural arts scene in Sarasota a 10-minute drive.

3515 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228

This nearly 1.5 acre parcel located mid-key on Longboat Key, FL is a magnificent and rare direct Gulf front jewel. Spanning approximately 428′ of beautiful sandy beach with captivating views of the azure blue water of the Gulf of Mexico, this property is currently the largest vacant land parcel available on the 10 mile long Longboat Key.

The property boasts an available building footprint of up to 180′ wide and 60′ deep with all the entitlements and ample space to construct a large, estate home. Famed Architect, Clifford Schloz, has designed a magnificent, West Indies style 11,000 sq. ft. residence for the present owners providing endless views from all rooms, and plans includes a gulf front pool and guest house.

Located in Sarasota county on highly sought-after Longboat Key, this is just a short drive to Longboat Key Club and their many amenities, golf, tennis, fitness center, and fine dining. St. Armand’s Circle with its myriad shops and restaurants and Downtown Sarasota are just a quick hop over the bridges to the south, or Anna Maria is a short and beautiful waterfront drive to the North.

There are no architectural design restrictions other than typical setbacks and height from the town of Longboat Key, so just imagine creating something spectacular. There are very few opportunities to build your own estate on a vacant Gulf front parcel this size in Longboat Key without having to tear existing structures down. This is a chance of a lifetime to own your piece of beachfront paradise.

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.

1241 Gulf of Mexico Dr. #402, Longboat Key, FL 34228

This direct Longboat Key Gulf front condominium offers the most outstanding view in one of the island’s most coveted developments, The Water Club. The furnished 3,400 square foot Arlington floor plan has a private elevator leading to a beautifully finished 3 bedroom/4 bathroom residence.

The more than 700SF living room is a showcase for the panoramic Gulf views featuring tall ceilings and floor-to-ceiling walls of glass. The expansive kitchen includes an island and breakfast nook. The luxurious master suite has his and her bathrooms and a spacious walk-in closet with built-ins.

The split bedroom floor plan gives extra privacy with two en-suite guest rooms and direct access to the Gulf front balcony from each.

Three large sunlit terraces offer endless views of the sparkling waters of the Gulf and magnificent sunsets.

The Water Club amenity package is superior to any other condo on the key. Owning here gives exclusive use of a beautifully designed Clubhouse with club room and billiard table, library with fireplace, ballroom and private dining room, providing residents with additional living and recreational spaces.

Amenities also include 4 Har-Tru tennis courts, a spa and fitness center, Olympic sized Gulf-side heated pool, 24 hour security, concierge service and magnificent grounds.

Located at the south end of Longboat Key, the residence is 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, and only 15 minutes to the Sarasota/Bradenton International airport.

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.