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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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.
210 Sands Point Road #2207, Longboat Key, FL 34228
This type of unit at the world-class Resort at Longboat Key is rarely available. It is the largest two bedroom floor plan available in the resort located behind the gates on Longboat Key’s southern end. The condo is beautifully located on the southern end of building two overlooking the gulf, beach and Longboat Key pass separating Longboat and Lido Keys, and you do not overlook the busy pool and recreation area.
Currently the condominium is not part of the hotel program, thus allowing you year round-use or renting the property out yourself. In addition you may choose to participate in the Ownership Rental Program by meeting the necessary interior criteria.For an added convenience, the property is being sold furnished.
This extraordinary resort is a condominium-hotel offering buyers attractive rental possibilities. The Resort at Longboat Key Club pampers the owners and guests with six restaurants, golf, tennis, marina, spa services, fitness center, concierge, maid service and friendly staff to make your vacation a memorable one. The Resort has received the AAA Four-Diamond rating for thirty consecutive years and offers a multitude of ways to enjoy your leisure time.
This property is located in the exclusive, gated and sought-after Longboat Key Club located just off the mainland of Sarasota with its celebrated cultural offerings, award-winning dining and beautiful waterfront recreation areas, and minutes from the myriad shops and restaurants at famed St. Armand’s Circle. The recent window and balcony upgrade assessment has been paid in full.