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.

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.

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.

5640 Cloverleaf Run, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211

This nearly new construction is ready for immediate occupancy in the maintenance free gated Lennar Homes community of Bridgewater in Lakewood Ranch.

The Vanderbilt floor plan with just under 3,000 square feet of luxurious living space, four bedrooms in a desirable split plan with a den/office and three full baths is set on an over-sized premium lake setting lot.

The residence boasts an expansive great room perfect for family gatherings connected to a large open kitchen. The spacious formal living room and dining room merge for endless entertainment options.

The homeowner chose many upgrades in building this residence including tile floors throughout, crown moldings, granite counter tops, GE Monogram stainless steel appliances and wood cabinetry.

The heated pool and spa with expansive caged terrace area with summer kitchen. adds true indoor-outdoor entertainment and living opportunities.

The large 3-car garage gives everyone a spot for their toys.

The Bridgewater Community offers wonderful lakeside living as well as access to the many entertainment, athletic and community amenities offered throughout Lakewood Ranch. Walking trails along the lakes of Bridgewater connects to the grand nature trail system that meanders Lakewood Ranch. Golf, shopping, dining and excellent schools are all nearby.

5308 Anthony Lane, Sarasota, FL 34233

This former builder model has many upgrades and is located in the family friendly neighborhood of Ashton Glen.

With four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a split floor plan in more than 3,100 square feet, this is a very comfortable home. The master bedroom is on the first living level.  On the second floor are the fourth bedroom, full bath and a bonus room.

In the large family room there is a custom built-in entertainment center and gas fireplace. The office also has beautiful built-ins. Details such as double tray ceilings in the master bedroom and family room add design interest to the home.

The large kitchen has granite counters, breakfast bar, wood cabinets, walk in pantry, stainless steel appliances and is open to the family room.

The screened covered pool lanai has a full summer kitchen and ample terraces for entertaining and relaxing. The pool area overlooks a pond and open grass area.

The home as a two-car garage with storage space and the property is located all on large lake view lot. Located in the desirable Ashton Elementary school district in a quiet and very well located Sarasota neighborhood. The property is located just minutes from the beaches, shopping and I75.

656 Regatta Way, Bradenton, FL 34208

Medallion Home’s furnished Bimini model in the desirable Inlets community on the Manatee Waterfront, 2016 Parade of Homes winner, is a stunning contemporary new home on a choice deep water site.  Vast terraces on both the main living level and the second level offer expansive views of the Manatee River.

The more than 4,800 square foot, four bedroom residence was meticulously designed with state of the art architectural details including a floating staircase with glass railing, limestone flooring, rock waterfall behind the dining room, luxury wood cabinets throughout, stunning lighting features, high ceilings – many with beautiful detailing, and impact glass windows aplenty, to name just a few special elements.

The main level features a two-story living room with generous use of glass to highlight the magnificent views, gas fireplace, formal dining room with built in sideboard with generous storage, family room, and complete chef’s kitchen with views of the Manatee Waterfront has a 6-burner Wolf gas cook-top, sub-zero fridge, two dishwashers and beautiful cabinetry providing ample counter space and storage. The main level master bedroom retreat has inlay ceilings, and a coffee bar leads to the spa-like master bath.

The second level of the home has two en-suite bedrooms, den, tech or hobby room, an architecturally stimulating large gathering room with a serving bar and full walk-in glass wine cellar and large terraces. An elevator serves the two living levels of the residence.

Outdoor entertaining is special beside the Infinity edge salt water pool and spa.  With a full summer kitchen and fire pit and vast decks for multiple seating areas and sunning spots, this home is perfect for true indoor-outdoor living.  This is an ideal waterfront location convenient to Sarasota, St. Petersburg and Tampa with world class shopping, I75, IMG Sports Academy, Benderson Rowing Park and three airports.

1281 Gulf of Mexico Drive #101, Longboat Key, FL 34228

This direct Longboat Key Gulf front condominium offers the most outstanding view in highly sought The Water Club development. Located on the first living level of this elegant complex gives this condominium the added bonus of extra terraces for true indoor-outdoor waterfront living, and easy access to the gorgeous powdery sands of the 10-mile long Longboat Key beach.

The attractively furnished Arlington floor plan is a beautifully finished three bedroom four bath plus powder room residence. The luxurious master suite with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Gulf has his and her bathrooms and a spacious walk-in closet with built-ins.

The living room,which is more than 700 square feet, is a showcase for the panoramic Gulf views featuring tall ceilings and walls of glass leading to expansive terraces. The large kitchen includes an island and breakfast area. Unique to this residence is a private terrace of nearly 800 square foot off the living room with a private gate leading to the complexes’ pool deck.

A split bedroom floor plan gives extra privacy with two en-suite guest rooms and direct access to a Gulf front terrace from each. This residence comes with a private enclosed two-car garage with considerable storage space.

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 20 minutes from the Sarasota Airport.

100 Central Avenue #1010, Sarasota, FL 34236

One Hundred Central is perfectly located in the heart of downtown Sarasota. This 10th floor residence features 1,725 square feet, two bedrooms, den/office,  two bathrooms and a powder room, wood flooring, travertine tile, upgraded cabinetry in the kitchen and baths, GE Profile appliances and a large balcony with partial bay views. The guest bath features a whirlpool tub.

Built in 2005, the building offers a secured lobby and garage entrance and the luxury of a 24-hour concierge. The building has a wonderful amenities floor, which includes a large heated pool and spa, outdoor gas grills, well-equipped fitness center, crafts room, social room complete with a bar and caterer kitchen, movie theatre and a furnished guest suite.

This lovely residence is conveniently situated across from Five Points Park, Selby Library, and the Sarasota Opera House. It is close to fabulous nearby restaurants, theatres, art galleries and shops including Whole Foods Market and Saturday’s Farmers Market.

The condominium comes with two deeded parking spaces in the secured attached garage that are very conveniently located adjacent to elevator lobby and private storage room. This is a pet friendly building where two pets are allowed.