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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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.

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.

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.

501 Halyard Lane, Longboat Key, FL 34228

Come view this meticulously expanded and remodeled Longboat Key waterfront residence in Country Club Shores on the highly desirable southern end of this exclusive island.

The oversized corner lot has been beautifully landscaped with majestic palms and mature plantings highlighted with custom outdoor lighting throughout the property.

Perfect for entertaining and comfortable family living, the single-floor residence is spacious and designed to take advantage of abundant natural light. The open floor plan, tile floors, volume ceilings and elegant appointments and details throughout create a classic home for enjoying a refined, warm and relaxed Florida lifestyle. The gourmet kitchen boasts gas Wolf range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, gorgeous quartzite counters, and waterfall center island.

Large slider windows open to an expansive outdoor living area with spectacular summer kitchen, entertainment sitting area with gas firepit, and heated saltwater pool, all of which are enhanced by views straight down the canal to the bayfront.

The residence includes new PGT storm rated doors and windows, new HVAC systems and new roof. Additional features include 3-car garage, irrigation well with a full property irrigation system, security system and all rooms have handicap accessible bathrooms. The seawall has been fully replaced.

Country Club Shores offers private beach access and Longboat Key Club amenities nearby. Located minutes from world-renowned St. Armand’s Circle with fine dining and upscale shopping. Furniture may be purchased by separate agreement.

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.