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Home Showcase XII - New listings, Part 3

by Roger Pettingell

Part 3 of new Global Luxury listings

High quality homes from Longboat Key, Bradenton and Siesta Key

Water Club North #701
Water Club North - 1281 Gulf of Mexico Dr, #701

I listed three properties for sale last week that meet the Global Luxury criteria of Coldwell Banker. It is a good variety and wonderful properties to put on the market as we prepare for peak season. It’s our theme for the week, the third week in a row we concentrate on Global Luxury homes, those that have an attribute as a listing over $1.2 million. These three are in good locations, the first is our second listing in The Water Club. The second is an architectural treasure on the open waters of Sarasota Bay in Bradenton. The third is perfectly situated on Siesta Drive with easy access to Sarasota and Siesta Key by car or bike, and to the open waters of the Gulf by boat from your private dock space.


Seventh floor, three bedroom Global Luxury residence at The Water Club

The first residence is in the wonderful community of The Water Club. Located directly on pristine beach Gulf of Mexico shores, this premiere community is a creation of an amenity-rich lifestyle, just minutes from the best that Longboat Key offers. I highlighted the history and how this community grew over the years in my REALTALK™ #127 video.

The property for sale there offers panoramic sunrise to sunset views at this rarely available, direct Gulf-front, 3BR Arlington residence at 1281 Gulf of Mexico Dr, #701. Perfectly situated in the southwest corner of the second building, it features three generous terraces, cook’s kitchen, open den and two secure parking spaces. The open layout is great for entertaining guests and their privacy is assured with the split bedroom plan. This seventh floor residence at The Water Club is available for $3.195 million.


Architectural treasure located directly on the open waters of Sarasota Bay

Esplanade on the Bay estate
4908 64th Drive W, Bradenton

Sarasota Bay is protected from winds by Longboat Key on the west and mainland Bradenton on the east, where the second home is located in the Esplanade on the Bay community. this neighborhood is in a small enclave near the renown IMG Academy where many of the world’s athletes travel to train for college or professional sports. The home at 4908 64th Drive, West is an architectural treasure located directly on the open waters of Sarasota Bay. This stunning 4BR, 6,100+ SF home boasts a creative design accentuated by contemporary finishes. Offering unmatched panoramic views and boat dockage, the estate here also offers a great room and media room for the listing price at just under $2.5 million.


Great location in Siesta Key with easy access to best of Sarasota and beaches

878 Siesta Drive in Siesta Key
878 Siesta Drive, Sarasota

The best of both worlds is available in the third home this week at 878 Siesta Drive. This gated residence is minutes from downtown Sarasota, within biking distance to Siesta Key Beach and Morton’s! You will adore the proximity to a bustling city lifestyle, offering theaters, fine dining, boutique shopping, farmer's markets and much more. Situated on almost a quarter acre of lush property directly on the tranquil waters of Roberts Bay, this two-story, four-bedroom layout features soaring ceilings and a neutral decor waiting for you to make your own. Relax by your own pool, relax in your spa or take a spin on your boat from your dock to the open waters of the bay and the Gulf. Call us and make an offer on this Global Luxury home listed at $2.295 million.

We are putting together more Global Luxury announcements for next week, including an exciting residence at 435 L’Ambiance which is a combination of two full home units with a direct walk-down to the Gulf of Mexico beaches. This weekend is the annual Ringling International Arts Festival, Thursday through Saturday. Explore a prelude to the eight different performances by attending Wednesday night, the Grand Opening celebration in the West Courtyard. Expect the Unexplored, Explore the Unexpected is the theme for the ninth RIAF. And if you are in town getting a jump on peak season home buying, please contact me at (941) 387-1840 for an exclusive showing of any of these properties or if you have a real estate to sell or buy.

 

Home Showcase XI - New listings, Part 2

by Roger Pettingell

New Global Luxury listings last week

High quality homes that meet the standard on Longboat Key and Sarasota

5080 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Notre Paradis - 5080 Gulf of Mexico Drive

We continue with the Home Showcase series, the 11th article devoted to featured listings. This week I highlight new listings, part II of this mini-series which continues the theme. These are three listings in three different communities. Their tie is that they are new on the market and they all meet the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury standard, featured on its website reaching an international audience of home buyers. The communities covered are Longboat Key, Bird Key and Queens Harbour.

The first is an immaculately maintained home with 100 feet of Sarasota Bay frontage. I used this home as an example for the definition of luxury in my REALTALK™ #107 video. The bayfront estate at 5080 Gulf of Mexico Drive, adoringly called “Notre Paradis” for “Our Paradise” is very impressive. Situated on almost a full acre of property, this special residence is a showcase of stunning views from virtually every room. The European-inspired decor offers spectacular features in every room, including Venetian plaster walls, hand-crafted finishes, four tranquil fountains, intricate moldings, Italian columns, 24-inch polished marble flooring, beautiful art niches and elaborate artist murals.

The five bedroom layout features nearly 9,000 square feet of living space and over 2,300 square feet of terraces and balconies covered in Travertine tile. The latest in electronic conveniences add to this home’s allure. From the state-of-the-art 7.1 Surround Sound Theatre to the Phantom Sound system throughout the interior and exterior, there is technology for everyone to enjoy. Consider the heated swimming pool and spa, with 3-car attached garage and workshop for an additional luxury experience. Call me to view this luxury estate listed at $6,649,000 and witness for yourself the beauty of this home for sale.


Gorgeous Global Luxury updated home on Bird Key

510 Blue Jay Place
510 Blue Jay Place on Bird Key

The second estate listed last week has already received a great deal of interest from home buyers looking at this wonderful home with over $400,000 worth of improvements on Bird Key. Bird Key has been written about many times for its history as a destination of famous stars who have a desire to live in the Sunshine State. I know Bird Key for its family-friendly atmosphere. Buyers looking at 510 Blue Jay Place see it for its stunning features and value listed at just under $1.4 million. Upgraded from top to bottom, you will adore every aspect of this gorgeous three-bedroom, three bath home. Meticulous renovations include new roof and siding, plus a revamped lanai with a new screened enclosure and heated swimming pool, surrounded by lush foliage for optimal privacy. The open concept interior features lovely wood grain ceramic tile flooring throughout, cedar vaulted ceiling, all new windows and sliders, a stunning gourmet kitchen, new bathrooms, built-in closets and much more.


New listing in maintenance-free Queens Harbour

3517 Fair Oaks Lane
Queens Harbour - 3517 Fair Oaks Lane

Homeowners in Queens Harbour enjoy maintenance-free living, making it an ideal location for buyers wishing to own a second home. It is also an attractive community for its deeded rights to a Bay Isles Beach Club membership. The beach club offers security and privacy behind its 24/7 manned guard gate. The club facilities on the Gulf of Mexico white sand beach add to its value. The home at 3517 Fair Oaks Lane offers peaceful wooded and garden views. This updated home create a light and airy space, ready to move right into. The private courtyard entry welcomes you with a tranquil Lilly-pad pond and a pavered terrace surrounded by privacy walls of lush foliage. Interior updates includes a newer study/library, gourmet kitchen, custom built-ins and newer windows. The fairway of the fourth hole at Harbourside Golf Course is literally steps out of your back door. This championship course is one of two associated with the Longboat Key Club. The community pool is across the street and the Moorings of Longboat is close, with accommodations for super yachts in its storm-protected marina. There is a lot to offer in this home with 3,210 square feet of living space listed at $1.225 million.


I listed another residence last week in the south building of the Water Club that will be featured in a future Home Showcase with an appropriate theme. Please contact me at (941) 387-1840 for an exclusive showing of any properties or if you have a property to sell or buy.

Address List Price Media Slideshow
1241 Gulf of Mexico Dr, #111 $479,000   Photo Slideshow

 

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Home Showcase X – New listings

by Roger Pettingell

Sarasota quality homes and residences

Three new listings that meet the high Global Luxury standards

Harbor Acres in downtown Sarasota
Harbor Acres - REALTALK™ #56 Showcase.

For the tenth article in my Home Showcase series I am pleased to highlight three new listings that offer high quality residences and homes for sale in Sarasota County. The location of these three properties provides a good variety of choices, complementing other listings in our inventory. All three meet the standards of a Coldwell Banker Global Luxury, surpassing criteria established in April that include homes that are listed at more than $1.2 million. Two were built in 2015 and the third is one of the most beautiful homes in Sarasota.


Harbor Acres, one of the oldest waterfront communities in Sarasota

1505 Hillview Drive in Harbor Acres
1505 Hillview Drive in Harbor Acres

Harbor Acres consists of two peninsulas off Sarasota Bay on the southern edge of the city. One of the oldest waterfront communities in Sarasota was formerly known as Doctors Acres for its close proximity to Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Of the 160 homes in Harbor acres, many are new construction and on the water. There are garden home off the waterfront. I discuss the history and makeup of this community in my REALTALK™ #56 video.

One of the homes on the water is a five bedroom dream home recently completed in 2015 at 1505 Hillview Drive. The $4.695 million asking price is easily seen with a tour of this magnificent home. Designer finishes, thoughtful decor and custom construction built to the highest standards are the perfect introduction to this remarkable coastal craftsman in Harbor Acres. A John Potvin design and Murray Homes masterpiece, everything about this home is unique. From the hardy plank siding, pitched gable roof and extensive outdoor entertaining areas with separate cabana, to the pristine interior featuring vintage accents expertly blended with a modern flair, create an incomparable lifestyle, best experienced first-hand.


One of the most beautiful homes in Sarasota

136 Osprey Point Drive in the Oaks
136 Osprey Point Drive in Sarasota

In my REALTALK™ #139 video I highlighted The Oaks neighborhood in Sarasota while at the setting of my new listing in Sarasota. Homes built in The Oaks are constructed to the highest standards. Known for its location to tennis courts and two championship golf courses through the Oaks Club, this community has one of the best education systems in the country. U.S. News & World Report rated Pine View School as the top-ranked public school in Florida. Last month niche.com ranked the elementary school as number one in the United States, with the middle school ranked sixth. The high school was ranked sixth in the state for its quality of teachers.

One of the most beautiful homes in Sarasota at 136 Osprey Point Drive, where REALTALK™ was recorded, is an immaculate residence in the Oaks Bayside neighborhood, one of three communities in The Oaks. The estate is a flourish of custom finishes and designer upgrades inside and out. The expanse of the six bedroom layout encompasses more than 8,800 square feet of living space. Entertain with ease on the open terrace, offering an infinity-edge heated swimming pool, spa, fully-equipped summer kitchen and peaceful water views to enjoy at your leisure. The home is listed at just under $3 million.


One of the newest communities on Golden Gate Point

ONE88 #102 on Golden Gate Point
188 Golden Gate Point in Sarasota

ONE88 is one of the newest communities on Golden Gate Point, with spectacular views of the John Ringling Bridge and close proximity to downtown Sarasota. Developed by the VANDYK group in 2015, ONE88 is a community of eight luxury residences overlooking Sarasota Bay. Boat docks are available on-site and each residence has access to the pool, perfectly situated below each patio and sliding glass doors.

You will love every aspect of this residence at 188 Golden gate Point #102. Experience first-hand the 3,000 square feet of living space in this three bedroom open concept floor plan with modern designer touches in every room. This residence is a fully-integrated Smart-Home infrastructure with LED lighting throughout. Enjoy the beautiful interior features of oak hardwood flooring and soaring ten-foot ceilings, listed at $2.795 million.

This may be a two-part series as I plan to have three more new listings next week in my Home Showcase XI article. I also have three new listings on Longboat Key to report, two at Beachplace and one in the Promenade community. Please contact me at (941) 387-1840 for an exclusive showing or if you have a property to sell or buy.

Address List Price Media Slideshow
1135 Gulf of Mexico Dr, #106 $1,150,000    
1211 Gulf of Mexico Dr, #609 $949,000   Virtual Tout
1105 Gulf of Mexico Dr, #103 $569,000   Virtual Tour

 

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Home Showcase IX - Beachplace on the Gulf

by Roger Pettingell

Eleven Gulf-front buildings offer variety

Residences can be used as ideal beach getaways or rental opportunities

Beachplace community spotlight
REALTALKplus™ - More details about the Beachplace community are written in this spotlight article.

Today I listed a three bedroom residence in the Beachplace community on Longboat Key. It becomes the third listing I have there, a good time to display the community and featured residences in my Home Showcase series. I love this community for its location, amenities, rental policies and you can’t beat the sunset views over the Gulf of Mexico. I reviewed the community in an earlier REALTALKplus™ community spotlight article and REALTALK™ #76 video.

Among the 11 buildings at Beachplace are 336 residences. They rest on 31 acres of landscaped land and took three years to complete construction from 1979 to 1980. My success in sales at Beachplace started with the Arvida Corporation and continued with Coldwell Banker when the community was sold in 1989. In the last 12 months I’ve sold five residences here totaling $4.620 million, an average of $924,000 each.

Beachplace is a 24-hour manned gated community with on-site management. There are three tennis courts on the north end of the community. Other amenities include fitness facilities, heated swimming pool and spa. The recently updated clubhouse showcases Beachplace with its mew activity space.

REALTALK™ #76, the Beachplace community spotlight
Beachplace video - I highlighted this Gulf-front community last year in my REALTALK™ #76 video.

But the location may be its best draw. Its close proximity to the two Longboat Key Club championship golf courses make this an ideal place to work on your passion of this sport. A short drive to the north is the Avenue of the Flowers Town Plaza with Publix and CVS stores, drive a short distance south and you arrive at St. Armands Circle with its boutique shopping and fine dining. But the best is at sunset, either by gazing at the Gulf from the white sand as the sky turns a brilliant color of oranges and reds, or from your patio in one of the four buildings that overlooks the spectacular views. Beachplace has an incredible length of beach frontage, nearly 1,450 feet of it.


New listing in Building II

Three of my sales within the past year have been in the popular building II on the beach. My new listing at 1135 Gulf of Mexico Dr, #106 is in building II with direct beach access from the open terrace of this residence. It is one of the largest floor plans in the community at 1,800 square and has three bedrooms with two full baths. There is a split bedroom plan for guest privacy. This residence is ready for customization, beginning with the bare floors. There are two deeded parking spots, one coveted inside in an under-building slot and one convenient outdoor parking spot. Call us to request a showing for this home listed at $1.15 million.


Near the beach and Beachplace amenities

Beachplace 502, Building 7
1075 Gulf of Mexico Dr, #502

The next featured residence is a two bedroom and two bath home in building VII that is offered furnished, ready to move right into listed at $699,000. Building VII is close to the swimming pool, spa, clubhouse and has a direct view of the sprawling pond with water feature. This residence at 1075 Gulf of Mexico Dr, #502 has been updated with mirrored walls, upgraded bathrooms, solid-wood cabinetry, Quartz countertops and a built-in planning desk was installed just off the kitchen.


Charming updates to this residence in Building V

1105 Gulf of Mexico Dr, #103
1105 Gulf of Mexico Dr, #103

The residence at 1105 Gulf of Mexico Dr, #103 is an ideal beach getaway or rental. Walk out your patio on the first floor of building V to relax by the lake or take a leisurely stroll to the beach or other amenities offered at Beachplace. This residence has also been updated with solid-wood cabinetry and Ceasarstone countertops in the kitchen, upgraded bathrooms, oversized diagonal tile flooring, newer appliances and lighting. This residence is offered furnished with one under-building deeded parking spot for $569,000. Please contact me at (941) 387-1840 for an exclusive showing or if you have a property to sell or buy.

 

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Ringling International Arts Festival 2017

by Roger Pettingell

International Arts Festival is next month

Four days of festivities by international performers through October 21

Courtyard at the Ringling
RIAF 2017 - The courtyard at the Ringling will spring to life with the Last Night gala of music and dancing.

One of the most prestigious festivals of the year in Sarasota is taking place next month, The Ringling International Arts Festival. Over the four days beginning October 18, eight different performances will take place to showcase Expect the Unexplored, Explore the Unexpected, the adventurous art theme for the year to be held at various locations on the campus of the Ringling. A few of the acts will take place over multiple days so it is conceivable that you can see them all, even twice if so desired.

It is an international festival with performances by artists from Belgium to Zimbabwe alphabetically. And it all kicks off in the West Courtyard. The First Night: Wanted celebration on Wednesday will be a spectacle of guest artists performing for 60 minutes in a combination of computer graphics and aerial acrobatics. The story of Wanted by eVenti Verticali of Italy is a representation of two men on the run. The networking festivities with hors d'oeuvres and beverages begin at 6:30 PM, while the performance starts at 8 PM. Wanted will return in the West Courtyard Thursday and Friday nights at 8 PM.

There are three, two-night performances and five other, three-night performances during the festival. It all begins October 19 at 2 PM with an a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe. The acclaimed quintet Nobuntu offers songs from their native African country in the Historic Asolo Theatre. You can listen to these pure voices at 8 PM on Friday and they will be back at 2 PM on Saturday. Also on Thursday at 2 PM the show White Rabbit Red Rabbit is a combination effort by the Ringling and The Urbanite Theatre in Sarasota. Each actor is delivered a script at the beginning of each play written by Nassim Soleimanpour, to be performed without rehearsal and in real time. A second showing on Thursday in the Circus Museum Backyard is at 8 PM, followed by 2 PM performances on Friday and Saturday. White Rabbit Red Rabbit will continue its run after the festival at the Urbanite Theatre, October 25 through November 5.

There are three performances at 5 PM on Thursday, October 19. The winner of the Total Theatre Award for Innovation at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Volker Gerling will present a flipbook of portraits from his journey across Germany in the Historic Asolo Theatre. He returns on Friday with his Portraits in Motion performance at 2 PM. At the same time on Thursday in the Circus Museum Backyard, the group Monica Bill Barnes & Company will perform Happy Hour, the story of two guys who crash an after-hours party. The group returns Friday for two shows at 5 PM and 8 PM, and finish with their fourth show at 5 PM on Saturday.

The Space Around You: Musical Reflections is presented at 5 PM on October 19 and 20, a concert in the Turrell Skyspace Ringling venue associated with the ensemblenewSRQ: Program One performances. Based in Sarasota, this group explores current generation music and transforms the music into contemporary classical masterpieces. The second ensemblenewSRQ: Program Two is scheduled for three concerts in two days inside the Huntington Gallery. The Magical World of Berio’s Sequenzas will be performed at 2 PM on Friday and Saturday with a third performance at 5 PM on Saturday.

Ready for some choreographed dance that is molded into a love story? Belgium operatic choreographer James McGinn brings Ing an Die to the Historic Asolo Theatre stage for three performances beginning October 19 at 8 PM. This love story set before the apocalypse is woven with symbolisms to express the emotions associated with a time of distress. There are two more performances of Ing an Die at 5 PM each day on Friday and Saturday.

The ninth annual RIAF comes to a close Saturday night beginning at 7 PM where it started in the Museum of Art Courtyard. Music will entice dancers in the audience for the Last Night festivities. The fun continues until 10 PM when the festival closes and preparations begin for the 2018 Ringling International Arts Festival. To purchase tickets for any of the shows during the festival visit their website at www.ringling.org.

Home Showcase VIII - The Promenade

by Roger Pettingell

Eleven Gulf-front buildings offer variety

Residences can be as beach getaways or rental opportunities

REALTALK™ #76, the Beachplace community spotlight
Beachplace - I highlighted this Gulf-front community last year in my REALTALK™ #76 video.

Today I listed a three bedroom residence in the Beachplace community on Longboat Key. It becomes the third listing I have there, a good time to display the community and featured residences in my Home Showcase series. I love this community for its location, amenities, rental policies and you can’t beat the sunset views over the Gulf of Mexico. I reviewed the community in an earlier REALTALKplus™ article and REALTALK™ #76 video.

Among the 11 buildings at Beachplace are 336 residences. They rest on 31 acres of landscaped land and took three years to complete construction from 1979 to 1980. My success in sales at Beachplace started with the Arvida Corporation and continued with Coldwell Banker when the community was sold in 1989. In the last 12 months I’ve sold five residences here totaling $4.620 million, an average of $924,000 each.

Beachplace is a 24-hour manned gated community with on-site management. There are three tennis courts on the north end of the community. Other amenities include fitness facilities, heated swimming pool and spa. The recently updated clubhouse showcases Beachplace with its mew activity space.

But the location may be its best draw. Its close proximity to the two Longboat Key Club championship golf courses make this an ideal place to work on your passion of this sport. A short drive to the north is the Avenue of the Flowers Town Plaza with Publix and CVS stores, drive a short distance south and you arrive at St. Armands Circle with its boutique shopping and fine dining. But the best is at sunset, either by gazing at the Gulf from the white sand as the sky turns a brilliant color of oranges and reds, or from your patio in one of the four buildings that overlooks the spectacular views. Beachplace has an incredible length of beach frontage, nearly 1,450 feet of it.


New listing in Building II

Three of my sales within the past year have been in the popular building II on the beach. My new listing at 1135 Gulf of Mexico Dr, #106 is in building II with direct beach access from the open terrace of this residence. It is one of the largest floor plans in the community at 1,800 square and has three bedrooms with two full baths. There is a split bedroom plan for guest privacy. This residence is ready for customization, beginning with the bare floors. There are two deeded parking spots, one coveted inside in an under-building slot and one convenient outdoor parking spot. Call us to request a showing for this home listed at $1.15 million.


Near the beach and Beachplace amenities

The next featured residence is a two bedroom and two bath home in building VII that is offered furnished, ready to move right into listed at $699,000. Building VII is close to the swimming pool, spa, clubhouse and has a direct view of the sprawling pond with water feature. This residence at 1075 Gulf of Mexico Dr, #502 has been updated with mirrored walls, upgraded bathrooms, solid-wood cabinetry, Quartz countertops and a built-in planning desk was installed just off the kitchen.


Charming updates to this residence in Building V

The residence at 1105 Gulf of Mexico Dr, #103 is an ideal beach getaway or rental. Walk out your patio on the first floor of building V to relax by the lake or take a leisurely stroll to the beach or other amenities offered at Beachplace. This residence has also been updated with solid-wood cabinetry and Ceasarstone countertops in the kitchen, upgraded bathrooms, oversized diagonal tile flooring, newer appliances and lighting. This residence is offered furnished with one under-building deeded parking spot for $569,000. Please contact me at (941) 387-1840 for an exclusive showing or if you have a property to sell or buy.


Home Showcase VII – Grand Bay

by Roger Pettingell

Secure community in a great location

Six buildings in Bay Isles overlooking golf course, marina and bay

Six buildings of Grand Bay
Grand Bay - Overlooking Harbourside Golf Course and Sarasota Bay, this community is secure and offers picturesque views throughout.

Grand Bay, a gated community of six buildings on Longboat Key, is in a great location with the championship Harbourside Golf Course outside your door, the Moorings Marina to the south and shopping center with Publix as you depart the gates of Bay Isles. And with most Grand Bay properties you get a stunning view of Sarasota Bay and the skyline of the city. Today I am highlighting two featured residences for sale in this Home Showcase VII series. In the last 12 months I have closed on six properties there for $6.178 million, an average closing price of nearly $1.03 million each. I discussed opportunities in the Grand Bay community in REALTALK™ #117.

This community has its own 24/7 manned gates within the Bay Isles security gates. With each property there is deeded access to the Bay Isles Beach Club. There are a combination of single-family homes, villas, townhouses and bay-front residences in this community with two gated entrances in Bay Isles. The beach club is on the Gulf of Mexico side, is private and gated. There you can watch the sunset, work on your tan, or swim in the gulf while enjoying the white sand beach of the Gulf.

Membership in the Longboat Key Club provides access to two championship golf courses including Harbourside that you overlook from the balcony of your home. The Links on Longboat is a short trip south off Gulf of Mexico Drive. As a club member you have access to four fine restaurants, spa, tennis courts, gulf-front pool, fitness center and high quality events throughout the year. The Longboat Key Club Moorings is a full service marina, the largest deep-water moorings on the Gulf coast. You can park your super yacht there as they can accept boats up to 150 feet in storm-protected slips.

Amenities of Grand Bay are some of the best on Longboat Key. Two heated swimming pools are on the grounds of this community, each with a spa for relaxation. There are two tennis courts that are centrally located. There is a fitness center and the community center has its own stylish clubhouse with game room and library. Under-building parking is provided with ownership. Add on-site management and you have a full complement of amenities.

Built in phases from 1994 to 1999 by the Arvida Corporation, there are five floor plans and penthouses available among the 272 residences at Grand Bay. The Antigua floor plan is one of the largest and most desired with 2,925 square feet of living space under air. This floor plan is configured with three bedrooms, three full baths and one partial bath. The Cayman is offered with 2,550 square feet of living space, three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The Bimini and Biscayne are close in the amount of living space in each residence, and are configured with three full bedrooms, three full bathrooms and one partial bath. The Aruba floor plan is a cozy residence with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.


Cayman floor plan on eighth floor of Building III

3030 Grand Bay Boulevard, #384
3030 Grand Bay Blvd, #384, Longboat Key

The first featured residence in this community is a Cayman floor plan in building III, built in 1998 at 3030 Grand Bay Boulevard, #384. Its eighth-floor location is ideal for stunning panoramic views of the best that Grand Bay has to offer. This beautiful residence is a showcase of lovely details and custom finishes throughout. The charming three-bedroom layout lives like a single-family home, offering walls of floor-to-ceiling glass and an eat-in kitchen. The split-bedroom plan offers guest privacy. It is listed at $1,199,000.


Wraparound terrace for spectacular panoramic views

3080 Grand Bay Boulevard, #536
3080 Grand Bay Blvd, #536, Longboat Key

The wraparound terrace at 3080 Grand Bay Boulevard, #536 offers spectacular views in nearly every direction. This lovely two-bedroom residence has an open layout with walls of floor-to-ceiling glass sliders that lead out to the terrace from practically each room. Take the private elevator from secure, under-building parking directly up to the foyer entry. Entertain with ease in the generous living/dining room and the kitchen that overlooks this space. The split bedroom plan is excellent for enhanced privacy. The south-facing master suite features its own terrace access, walk-in and linen closets, as well as a spacious bathroom. The guest bedroom, equipped with walls of built-ins is currently being used as a den, is perfectly situated in the north corner of the residence, offered at $679,000. Please contact me at (941) 387-1840 for an exclusive showing or if you have a property to sell or buy.


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Home Showcase VI - Sarasota featured homes

by Roger Pettingell

Featured homes in Sarasota County

Three homes in three highly sought communities with unique features

Eclipse on Longboat Key
Natural art - Outside our Longboat Key office where light through leaves created many eclipse views.

In this sixth installment of the Home Showcase I selected three featured homes in Sarasota County, in three distinctly different areas of the county. There is a home on Lido Shores, one in Osprey and one on Bird Key. The first two meet the criteria of the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury brand. Homes that meet criteria established by the campaign are considered a luxury home.

Today nearly 200 million Americans were in an area that was able to see at minimum a partial eclipse of the sun. On Longboat Key we did not witness a total eclipse, but we were able to watch nearly 80 percent of the sun blocked by the moon. There were many ways to safely view the eclipse from pinhole projections to special glasses. Outside our office we found a natural way to capture the moment. Nature combined the sun with the moon, and hundreds of pinhole projections through leaves to create an artistic view on light pavement. You will have another United States opportunity for a total eclipse in 2024.


Lido Shores, homes built for architecture style and functionality

1222 Center Place on Lido Shores
This home at 1222 Center Place on Lido Shores, renovated for function has plenty of charm and history

Traveling from St. Armands Circle to Longboat Key you will pass the small enclave of Lido Shores that I highlighted in REALTALK™ #133 video. This community of 115 homes were designed by some of the most famous architects from the Sarasota School of Architecture. Many of the homes are named, including one of the most visible and recently renovated on the John Ringling Parkway, the Umbrella House designed by famed architect Paul Rudolph.

My featured home at 1222 Center Place is a home of charm and history, designed by Erwin Gremli II. It was built in 1962 but recently renovated in 2012 for form and function. It was once the guest quarters of Dr. Marion Hoppin, one of the founding members of New College in northern Sarasota. The features of this stunning home with open layout are something to see. It has natural lighting with skylight and walls of glass sliders, that open to the pool deck and spa area. The private beach access is a short walk away. A three-car garage was added in the renovation of this home on Lido Shores. Make an offer on 1222 Center Place, listed at $1.549 million.


The Florida scrub jay, protected in Osprey

416 Bayshore Drive in Osprey
Osprey home on the water - Consider this home for sale on Little Sarasota Bay at 416 Bayshore Drive

Osprey may have been named for a bird of prey, but the Florida scrub jay takes center stage as two areas of the community offer protection for the threatened bird. Oscar Scherer State Park and Scherer Thaxton Preserve maintain a habitat for the scrub jay. The Blackburn Point Bridge is a swing bridge that leads to Casey Key and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Osprey is said to have 10 percent of its area on water and the home at 416 Bayshore Drive overlooks Little Sarasota Bay in Bay Acres that wraps around the recently renovated home on three sides at 416 Bayshore Drive. The unique circular design of this home on nearly an acre of land offers much for relaxation. It has two bedrooms and three full baths within 3,858 square feet of living space. Six cars will fit into the oversized garage. Look out over the pool, spa and bay from the second story deck that circles the home. You can get all this for the $1.395 million listing price, and you can find it on the Global Luxury website.


Bird Key, stunning property for budget-minded home buyer

637 S Owl Drive on Bird Key
Garden home at 637 South Owl Drive on Bird Key

Bird Key is known for its celebrities who called it their home. Lucille Ball, Jerry Springer and Brian Johnson have lived there. The first home was built on the island in 1914 but full development of canals and new construction didn’t take off until 1959 when the Arvida Corporation purchased the land. The original Arvida plan was for 291 water-front homes on canals or bay and 220 garden homes off the water.

John Ringling built a bridge in 1925 that spanned from Sarasota to Bird Key and then on to St. Armands Circle. The bridge closed the gap to areas that he had owned property. Ringling donated it to the city of Sarasota two years after its completion. The current bridge is the third and was completed in 2003.

With all of its history, Bird Key and the John Ringling Bridge have been the awe of many over the years. The third home of this series is a garden home on Bird Key at 637 South Owl Drive, one of the few homes for sale on Bird Key under one-million dollars, listed at $849,000. But you get a lot for the price. The three-bedroom, three-bath home is built on a split bedroom plan for guest privacy. The updated kitchen with newer stainless steel appliances overlooks the family room and dining room for optimal entertaining. Sliding glass doors open to the screen-enclosed pool area. The location of Bird Key is one of its key features, and the location of this home is conveniently located near the Bird Key Yacht Club where members enjoy a vast array of amenities.

Home Showcase V - Featured homes on Longboat Key

by Roger Pettingell

Longboat Key homes highlighted

The largest of four towns in Florida split by two counties

Links on Longboat at Longboat Key Club
Longboat Key Club - Longboat Key homeowners enjoy a membership for its golf courses and amenities.

In the Home Showcase V, the series of articles highlighting featured homes in the area, this week will cover three featured homes that are on Longboat Key. Longboat Key is highly desirable as a winter residence for its wonderful sunsets, views of the Ringling Bridge and Sarasota at sunset, and of course the white sand and winter warmth on the Gulf of Mexico beaches. Visitors and home owners enjoy the barrier island for its fishing, golfing, swimming, tennis and its close proximity to fine dining and boutique shopping at St. Armands Circle. And of course there is the Longboat Key Club. With a membership you have access to two championship golf courses, four fine restaurants, tennis and much more.


On the Gulf of Mexico shoreline

4239 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Manor House #2
Manor House #2 in Pelican Harbour

Longboat Key is one of those rare towns in Florida divided by two counties. It is the largest of four that are split in the state. The first featured home is in the northern part of Longboat Key, in Manatee County at 4239 Gulf of Mexico Dr, #MH2. The island is divided between counties in the 4100 block of the main road that is Gulf of Mexico Dr. The home is a beach retreat on the Gulf of Mexico shores. It has been recently updated with more spacious rooms and a new full bathroom. The many updates to this home provide modern comforts. Although it is a single-family home, the offerings in this pet-friendly community of Pelican Harbour provide many amenities only available in other condominium communities on the island. This two bedroom home is worth a look, on the water at $1.195 million.


A sense of Key West in this Triton Cove home

3030 Gulf of Mexico Drive in Triton Cove
3030 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key

If a Key West style home inspires you, the home for sale at 3030 Gulf of Mexico Drive in Sarasota County is perfect for your enjoyment. This three-bedroom home with three and one partial bathrooms has been beautifully updated. There is much to enjoy in this home including its own heated swimming pool and spa. It is elevated to help protect from storm surges and the five-car garage add to the functionality of this home. If you are a fan of gorgeous sunsets, the beach is a short walk away.


Behind secure gates and amenities of Bay Isles

3490 Bayou Sound
3490 Bayou Sound in Bay Isles

Bay Isles is a popular location for its security behind manned guard gates and access to the amenities offered through the Bay Isles Beach Club. There are separate communities in Bay Isles, each with their own charms and amenities and all in Sarasota County. The home at 3490 Bayou Sound offers that and much more under 2,500 square feet of living space. The split bedroom plan of three bedrooms and three bathrooms are wonderfully placed for guest privacy. The master suite has a walk-in closet and direct access to the heated swimming pool with screen enclosure. The private championship golf course of Harbourside Golf Course is outside of your front door step. Membership in the Longboat Key Club gets you access to the course and all that this private club offers. The home is ready for showing, listing at $850,000.


Last week I listed two more residences including a newer property built in 2015 at 188 Golden Gate Point, #102. The home overlooks the Sarasota Bay with spectacular views of the Ringling Bridge at sunset and with its lights on at night. This smart home is within a short walk to Marina Jack and downtown Sarasota. If your budget is under $500,000 for a home on Longboat Key then the residence in the Sand Cay community on the north end is worth a good look. Your view of the swimming pool and beach for sunset vistas is exquisite from this second-floor unit. Enjoy this fully furnished residence for yourself or use it as a rental with the generous opportunities this community provides. Please contact me at (941) 387-1840 for an exclusive showing of any of these homes or if you have a property to sell or buy.

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188 Golden Gate Point, #102 $2,795,000 Video Photo Slideshow
4725 Gulf of Mexico Dr, #207 $479,000   Photo Slideshow

 

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Home Showcase IV - Buildable Lots

by Roger Pettingell

Listings with land that is ready for building

Build your waterfront luxury dream home on vacant land

622 and 626 South Owl Drive on Bird Key
Bird Key - The landscaped lot and home is offered together at 622 and 626 South Owl Drive.

Humorist and philosopher Will Rogers is paraphrased with the quote, “Put your money in land, because they aren't making any more of it.” That line has often been repeated and is just as applicable today as it was in 1930 when he first said it. Which brings me to the subject for the Home Showcase theme this week, which which focuses on vacant land ready for a new single-family home. It makes sense sometimes to buy a home where the land has more value than the home and the land. The tear-down project has its own costs, and I have four vacant properties ready for construction.

There are some considerations in buying land and the same logic begins with any property purchase, location, location, location. Other considerations are adequate utilities, whether the land is set up for city water and sewage or will a septic tank and well be required. Is the land zoned for the purpose you intend it? In this case it would be a single-family home. Will it make sense to subdivide a large lot, or if it can be subdivided. Are there any easements that you should be aware of? Is there a survey or permits needed to build on the lot? Is it in a flood zone?

Once you feel confident knowing the answers to the questions above you can get a basic understanding of the value of the land on which you are going to build. It is called the Residual Land Valuation, developers use it to determine potential profit. You basically subtract any sales cost from the sales price determined by comparables in the area. Subtract the cost to build, developers will also figure in their profit. The Residual Land Value is what is left. You can work the process in reverse to determine if the final home value and land is comparable to homes in the area.


Bird Key home and vacant lot together

The first buildable lot I have is listed as a home and a lot. The location on Bird Key is perfect with fantastic views of Sarasota Bay. I highlighted the home in my first Home Showcase in this series and is at 622 South Owl Drive. The empty lot next door at 626 South Owl Drive is also included in the sale. The lot size for both is over one and one-quarter acres. Currently the lush landscaping is a wonderful addition to the total property, but an investor may see it for its potential profit. Together they are listed at $9.995 million.


Location at Links on Longboat

1021 Longboat Club Road
Vacant lot overlooks the Links on Longboat.

We had a similar situation with two properties behind the secure gates of Longboat Key Club. The same owner was selling the home at 1011 Longboat Club Road and lot at 1021 Longboat Club Road. In this case they were listed as two separate sales. The home sold and the vacant lot is available by itself. The land overlooks a pond that is part of the championship golf course, Links on Longboat. There are many amenities associated with a Longboat Key Club membership, having the golf course outside of your door is one of them.

The corner lot is oversized at 22,731 square feet with mature landscaping, listed at $999,000. It is also just steps to the white Gulf of Mexico sand shores on Longboat Key and near home values in that area that are listed over $1 million. Call our office at (941) 387-1840 if you are looking for a fully constructed home on the street, an exclusive showing of the home at 891 Longboat Club Road, listed at $8.5 million or the home at 845 Longboat Club Road, listed at $26.5 million.


Cape Coral waterfront lot ready for your dream home

1617 Edith Esplanade with nearly 200 feet of water frontage
Cape Coral lot - 1617 Edith Esplanade.

A property I have listed in Cape Coral at 1617 Edith Esplanade is cleared and primed for a new single-family home. It is also oversized on 23,035 square feet of land that has 188 feet of frontage on the protected waters of Bikini Basin that open to the Caloosahatchee River and Sarasota Bay. Many of the homes in this Cape Coral community are custom built. The lot is all set with utilities ready to go.


Surveys, permits, utilities and floor plans ready on Lido Key

221 Grant Dive on Lido Key
This Lido Key vacant lot at 221 Grant Drive is ready.

Surveys, permits, utilities and floor plans are all ready for this lot in a wonderful location, just steps from the Lido Key beach at this 221 Grant Drive property. One of my newest listings, this lot is near the famed St. Armands Circle, and just a short drive to the cultural arts center of Sarasota. The site is cleared and ready to begin construction of your dream home. This lot won’t last long at $479,000. Please contact me at (941) 387-1840 for an exclusive showing or if you have a property to sell or buy.

 

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