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Home Showcase XVI - Global luxury homes

by Roger Pettingell

Homes meeting the Global Luxury brand

In the news is a good thing when it's for good reasons

1505 Hillview
A surprising discovery - Herald-Tribune article yesterday on this Harbor Acres home

It’s good to know that you have listed homes that catch the attention of newspaper editors. I’ve had a couple the last two weeks where the properties were predominantly covered on the front page of the real estate section of our local newspapers. The first was an article by real estate editor Chris Wille of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Circus couple turning the page on striking Gulf-front condo. The second appeared yesterday, A surprising discovery, which covered three pages of the Herald-Tribune written by correspondent Marsha Fottler.

I have been mentioned a lot in the press lately. Today there was a short article of my listing $47.7 million in October local real estate, a record for one month. To date this year I have closed over $87 million in volume sales, already surpassing last year’s record of $77 million. My sales will be approaching $100 million if all my sales pending close by the end of the year. In these times of high sales volume editors have sought my advice in recent articles for emerging trends in real estate, hurricane panel discussions and high profile sales.

Today I focus on three of those new listings as a continuation of my series with this announcement in my Home Showcase XVI article. They are three homes that qualify as Coldwell Banker Global Luxury home sales, with a minimum criteria of $1.2 million.

Luxury waterfront and Longboat Key Club privacy at 891 Longboat Club Road

891 Longboat Club Road
891 Longboat Club Road waterfront estate

We are proud to introduce you to this spectacularly positioned beachfront estate with 134-feet of frontage, in the coveted community of Regent Court, behind the south gates of Longboat Key Club, listed at $8.4 million. Situated on over an acre of Gulf-front property, this five-bedroom home offers 6,000-square-feet of luxury living. Soaring ceilings and walls of glass allow for endless powder sand and azure water views from most every outlook. You are conveniently within walking distance to Longboat Key Club, where members adore the first-class amenities including championship Islandside and Harbourside golfing, fully-equipped tennis center with Har-Tru courts and pro shop, fabulous dining locations, fitness and spa services, plus many social events.


Famed builder and architect offer this dream home at 4509 Camino Real

4509 Camino Real
Oyster Bay - 4509 Camino Real.

Built by Bruce Saba and designed by famed architect Guy Peterson, this 4BR “West of the Trail” home is a private gem nestled among lush gardens, spacious tiled verandas, vine-covered pergola, pavered walkways and a stunning courtyard entry that you will find hard to ever leave. This contemporary villa boasts an interior best described as a relaxing sanctuary, expertly blending beautiful wood accents with modern classic decor. This with three-car garage is offered at $2.295 million.

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Upgraded home near the Bird Key Yacht Club

319 Bird Key Drive
319 Bird Key Drive

The lovely upgrades and inspired outdoor entertaining areas at this 4BR Bird Key home create a wonderful environment for immediate enjoyment. Situated on a double, half-acre lot just one block from the Bird Key Yacht Club. Relish the beautiful portico overlooking an open pavered lanai surrounded by tropical foliage, with vine-covered pergola, tranquil fountains, space to lounge and dine, and an infinity-edge swimming pool. This home at 319 Bird Key Drive is listed at $1.695 million.


I hope your Thanksgiving holiday was a good one. I added another home in the shortened work week in one of my favorite Longboat Key communities, Queens Harbour. The home mentioned above at 891 Longboat Club Road was also added last week. 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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3545 Fair Oaks Lane $1,195,000 Video Photo Slideshow

 

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Home Showcase XV - Global Luxury listings

by Roger Pettingell

Global Luxury waterfront homes featured

Spectacular homes on Bird Key and Hidden Harbor have their own charm

Bird Key island
Early Bird Key - The island, known for its volume of birds, is shown with the first home built there in 1911.

I listed six homes in the last three weeks that qualify for Coldwell Banker Global Luxury branding, homes that are distributed more prominently worldwide on ColdwellBankerLuxury.com. This will be a good theme for the next two weeks in my series, Home Showcase XV and XVI articles. Today I have two wonderful homes on Mourning Dove Drive on Bird Key and one home on Siesta Key to discuss.

Mourning Dove Drive is one of the most sought-after roadway locations on Bird Key. The two homes I have listed here are on the water with great views of Sarasota Bay for spectacular sunset displays. Bird Key is a popular location for movie stars, pro athletes and rock stars. It is mostly man-made with John Ringling starting the development process and Arvida Corporation laying out the current plats of land after its purchase in the late 1950s. It was Ringling who built the first of three bridges that span from Sarasota to St. Armands, bearing the name of Ringling. There is more history of Bird Key in my REALTALK™ #99 video.

Sprawling views of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico on Mourning Dove Drive

663 Mourning Dove Drive
663 Mourning Dove Drive on Bird Key

The home at 663 Mourning Dove Drive has direct access and sprawling views of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. This estate has an expansive, five bedroom, 6,300 square foot interior as an ideal environment to immediately enjoy. Lovely details inside and out, include pavered driveway and gated entry, coffered and tray ceilings, solid-wood beam work, chef’s kitchen with granite countertops, custom built-ins, elevator, solar water heater and panels, brick patios and an open pool deck. The chef’s kitchen overlooks the family room and offers granite countertops, wraparound peninsula, island with veggie sink, Wolf gas range, Sub-Zero refrigerator and Butler’s pantry. The pool deck offers sensational sunset views. Picture yourself in this home with a three-car attached garage listed at $3,995,000.


Five bedroom estate abounds in sprawling views of Sarasota Bay and downtown

639 Mourning Dove Drive on Bird Key
639 Mourning Dove Drive on Bird Key

The second home on this stretch of road at 639 Mourning Dove Drive is a beautifully-updated five bedroom estate that abounds in sprawling views of Sarasota Bay and downtown. The direct-bay location, custom upgrades, as well as deep-water dock and lift are just a taste of what this lovely estate offers. The cook’s kitchen was redone in 2004, featuring custom cabinetry, granite countertops, built-in Wolf ovens and cooktop, warming drawer, full-size wine cooler, island with prep sink and breakfast nook. Enjoy the perfect ending to any day on the brick pavered lanai. The salt-water swimming pool and spa are a few steps from boat dockage and lift on sailboat waters. You can enjoy all of this for the asking price of $3,659,000.


Siesta Key, widely known as the number 1 beach in United States

5151 Jungle Plum Road
5151 Jungle Plum Road in Hidden Harbor

Siesta Key is widely known for its magnificent white sand beach. Since it is 99 percent quartz, the sun’s rays are reflected for comfortable bare-foot walking. The beach park received a $17.5 million upgrade of its facilities, parking and amenities two years ago. It has been named the number 1 beach in the nation. The Siesta Key village has quaint boutique shops, dining and a thriving night life.

I discussed the manatees and intracoastal waterway in REALTALK™ #87. The home at 5151 Jungle Plum Road in Hidden Harbor has it all with 150 feet of waterway frontage, deep-water dock and multiple boat lifts. Delight in serene bayfront living at this wonderfully spacious six bedroom estate, minutes from the renowned beach and bustling life of the village. This secluded boater’s paradise with main and guest houses offers many updates throughout, as well as glass French doors lining the walls and leading out to the open, pavered pool deck, only a few steps from the boat dockage. The pool deck offers a Tiki bar, dining areas, space for entertaining and sunbathing, swimming pool and heated spa with a waterfall. The master suite is on the main floor, featuring a double-sided fireplace, spa-inspired bathroom, walk-in closet and its own lanai access. Use the porte cochere as a convenient pass-through to the guest home or mother-in law suite. This 6,800 square foot set of two homes has a list price of $2,995,000.

Next week I will highlight more luxury homes that meet the Global Luxury standards in the Home Showcase XVI article. Two other luxury homes I have added to my inventory last week are listed below. Please contact me at (941) 387-1840 for an exclusive showing or if you have a property to sell or buy. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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4509 Camino Real $2,295,000   Photo Slideshow
708 Hideaway Bay $1,649,000 Video Photo Slideshow

 

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Sarasota weekend events continue

by Roger Pettingell

Events over the Veteran's Day weekend

Some of the multi-day festivals in Sarasota continue through the week

Westin Hotel view from the rooftop bar
Rooftop view - The 19th floor view of the entrance from the newly opened hotel Roof Bar & Eats open cafe

There were a lot of events this past weekend, some coordinated with Veteran's Day, and others to kick off the festival season as Snow Birds flock to the area. There was something for everyone, art festivals, sand sculpting, lawn bowling, Sarasota MOD and artistic street chalk competitions. A couple of these events are still going strong and worth observing.

Even a visit to the newly opened 255-room Westin Hotel in downtown Sarasota was a worthwhile endeavor. The 19th floor rooftop bar and grill and EVOQ dining room are now open to the public. The views are spectacular from the rooftop and the casual elegance of the restaurant will be a splendid destination for many residents. EVOQ serves steaks and fresh seafood under the supervision of Chef Craig MacAvo, a Chicago native who has worked in some of the finest restaurants in the world.

A half dozen residences are now occupied in the VUE Sarasota Bay, the Westin Hotel companion with 141 properties of three different residences, plaza residences and penthouse floor plans. One of the three remaining open is a 3,415 square foot penthouse with three bedrooms and three full bathrooms. Amenities include a club room, fitness center, pool, lounge and conference room. The Westin Spa is open to VUE residents. The views are spectacular and the location near Marina Jack and downtown is very attractive to potential home buyers.

The seventh annual Bacchus on the Beach celebration Thursday and Friday was the event that seemingly flared the start of weekend festivities. A reception and dinner on the North Beach of the Longboat Key Club resort combined wine tasting and multi-course dinner with music under the stars. Or you could have attended the Breganze Harvest at the Portofino Restaurant later in the evening. The Portofino is one of four fine restaurants at the Longboat Key Club. Friday’s festivities started at 2 pm with a wine blending seminar. The highlight of the evening was the Bacchus on the Beach Stone Crab Celebration & Winemaker Auction. Proceeds of this festival went to help fund research at the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium.

St. Armands Circle events
Despite some rain on Sunday vendors at the St. Armands Circle Art Festival reported heavy sales

Events on St. Armands Circle continued with the 29th annual Fine Arts Festival attended by thousands of visitors Saturday and Sunday. Over 175 artists attended this year with photography, ceramics, paintings, jewelry and sculpture sales. This art festival was chosen as one of the best in the country of the 10,000 shows each year. St. Armands Circle stores joined in on the fun with goods for sale at the Annual Fall sidewalk Sale. Holiday Night on St. Armands is the next big scheduled event with the lighting of the Christmas tree and Santa Claus on December 1. Porches in the Park follows the next Saturday. The weekends in January are filled with the Circus Ring of Fame, Taste of St. Armands and the Winter Art Festival.

There were plenty of events to honor our veterans on Saturday including Veteran’s Appreciation Day on St. Armands Circle. A parade on Bay Isles Road on Longboat Key was filled with fanfare for veterans. A parade in downtown Sarasota paid tribute to women in the military and ended in Chaplain J.D. Hamel Park with the current director of veteran services for Goodwill Manasota, C.J. Bannister as keynote speaker.

US Open lawn bowling competition
Competition began Sunday for the week-long lawn bowling US Open at the Sarasota Lawn Bowling Club

Just north of the Municipal Auditorium it was hard to miss the action at the Historic Sarasota Lawn Bowling Club. The best lawn bowlers in the country started competition November 5 with preliminary events in the US Open. Sarasota was selected by Bowls USA for the US Open this year. The week-long tournament competition began on Saturday and runs through this Saturday. The Sarasota Lawn Bowling Club was established in the days of John Ringling in 1927. It is said to be one of the oldest sports clubs in the state.

Two weekend events attracted thousands to the southern part of Sarasota County. The Siesta Key Crystal Classic features some of the best master sand sculptors in the world. This competition attracts artists that create some amazing sculptures from sand proclaimed as the number one beach in the country. Get your vote in today for the People’s Choice Award in this International Sand Sculpting Festival. The festival is ADA Compliant with Mobi-mat trails and beach wheelchairs available.

Large crowds also were in attendance for the 10-year anniversary of the Chalk Festival on the fairgrounds of the Venice Airport. Evanescent, a word that means passing out of existence, is the theme for the festival this year. The Chalk Festival has won the Sarasota Magazine’s Readers Choice Award for Best Event in Sarasota County the last six years and attracts nearly 50,000 visitors. It also finishes today with Kim Jenkins music from 5 to 6 PM.

Hiss Studio
The Hiss Studio was toured as part of Sarasota MOD

I highlighted Sarasota MOD last week, a weekend of tours, panel discussion, and an honor to legendary architect Edward J. “Tim” Seibert. Seibert was featured with his architecture through an art exhibit at the Blue Pagoda and a film screening of The Seibert Factor on Saturday. Tours of the Hiss Studio and Umbrella House on Lido Shores were open Saturday and Sunday. Two sets of trolley tours examined the architecture of Seibert and other architects.

Last week I listed five residences for sale in Sarasota and Longboat Key. Four of these homes qualify for the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury brand, two of them on the waterfront of Mourning Dove Drive on Bird Key. A home at 4509 Camino Real and 708 Hideaway in Sarasota and another on the water at 708 Hideaway Bay Lane are luxury properties worth your look. 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
663 Mourning Dove Drive $3,995,000 Video Photo Slideshow
639 Mourning Dove Drive $3,695,000 Video Photo Slideshow
4509 Camino Real $2,295,000    
708 Hideaway Bay Lane $1,649,000 Video Photo Slideshow
101 S. Gulfstream Ave, #11E $369,000   Photo Slideshow

 

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Sarasota MOD Weekend starts Friday

by Roger Pettingell

Festival honors local architect Tim Seibert

Three days of art exhibits, tours, talks, film screening and parties

Blue Pagoda
Registration - It all starts at the Blue Pagoda.

Now in its fourth year, the Sarasota MOD Week(End) launches Friday, a three-day celebration with film, art exhibits, discussions, tours and parties. It is also a time each year to celebrate the architectural career of one person. Edward J. “Tim” Seibert earned his fame in Sarasota, and then the world, for his architecture and design of buildings that did not move. He is most renowned for his achievements in that profession. He also took his passion for sailing and has designed award-winning sailboats.

Registration, art exhibit and opening VIP Party on Friday

You can ask him about both when he interacts with attendees Friday through Sunday. Starting at noon on Friday, Seibert will greet attendees at the art exhibit of his work in the Blue Pagoda on North Tamiami Trail. The Blue Pagoda is significant, it was the centerpiece display of the 2016 Sarasota MOD weekend honoring last year’s special guest, Victor Lundy, designer of this magnificent building.

There is an opening VIP party for Seibert at 5:30 PM on Friday in Hiss Studio at 1310 Westway Drive. Seibert will accept the Art + Architecture Lifetime Achievement Award. Seibert, now 90 years old, has been a proponent of architecture design since his retirement. A VIP Pop-up Party will follow at the Aloft Sarasota.

Sarasota MOD Weekend Festival is in Full Swing on Saturday

Saturday there is a full day of film screening, panel discussions and guided tours. The Seibert Factor, a film screening of his works will begin the morning activities at the Ringling College of Art + Design. The screening begins at 9:15 AM following a welcome address at 9 AM. At 10 AM, Ft. Myers architect and columnist Joyce Owens will join Seibert in a discussion of the history and direction of the profession. She is the current president of the Florida American Institute of Architects and is a member of the RIBA architectural foundation.

A panel discussion follows on the fundamentals of the Midcentury Modern Phenomenon. Christine Madrid French will the discussion of panelists Carl Abbott, Pat Ball, Michael Epstein and Owens to uncover the relevance of the MCM in modern times. Beginning in the 1950s, this style of architecture has had new meaning for its simplicity in home design and regained popularity through shows such as the Mad Men series.

The Blue Pagoda will be open for free to the public on Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM for a display of Seibert’s works. In the afternoon from 1 PM to 4 PM there will be self-guided home tours, individual home tours and two trolley tours. Seven homes are on the self-guided tour, three are new to the tour this year. Tickets can be purchased at Hiss Studio and include the Craig, Low Tide, Chapell/Lifeso, Goull/Chapell, Barzman, Strandhus and Maurice houses.

Lido Shores Umbrella House
Rudolph's Umbrella House in this 2015 renovation

The 2015 Sarasota MOD honored guest, Paul Rudolph, will have his Umbrella House at 1300 Westway Drive on display with two tours starting at 1 PM and 2 PM. Guests will examine the interior and exterior, and discuss the recent renovation of this Lido Shores home. Nearby Hiss Studio will be on display with two tours at the same time, with discussions about Lido shores, Phillip Hiss and Seibert. The self-guided, home and studio tours will be open at the same times on Sunday.

Two concurrent trolley tours from 1 PM to 4 PM Saturday take a look at Seibert on the Gulf and the Top Ten Sarasota Sites. Christopher Wilson, PhD and Sam Halladay, will guide guests on this tour of Seibert designed homes. Halladay has worked at Seibert Architects in Sarasota since 1972 and is the current principal of the firm. Harold Bubil, real estate editor emeritus of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, selected his Top Ten sights of favorite designs in this guided trolley tour. Both will begin and return to the Ringling College at 2363 Old Bradenton Road. If you opt for one tour over the other, don’t worry. Sunday Bubil will duplicate his Top Ten tour, and Hallady will return with Seibert Associates team member Michael Epstein for their trolley tour, Seibert, Then and Now. Both will begin at 1 PM at the Blue Pagoda.

Saturday night will conclude the day’s activities with a cocktail party in the penthouse of the Seibert designed Bay Plaza, a Sarasota icon since 1982. Complimentary valet parking is available for this party starting at 6 PM, catered by Innovative Dining.

A Full Day of Activities on Sunday

The rejuvenated Rosemary District will be very active with walking tours, chair auctions, discussions, refreshments and brunch specials at neighborhood restaurants starting at 10 AM on Sunday. The BOTA Center will be on display at registration for this event starting at 10 AM. The original Badcock Furniture building completed in 1957 has been restored for the next generation of commercial enterprises. Sweet Sparkman Architects and Hive Architects will be on hand for talks on the projects in the Rosemary District at the BOTA Center, 1570 Boulevard of the Arts.

A closing cocktail party at the Aqua on Golden Gate Point will complete the festivities for 2017. Tour the residence with wonderful views of Sarasota Bay and the Ringling Bridge under the lights while enjoying cocktails and hor d’oeuvres catered by Innovative Dining. The music and party begins at 6 PM. This festival promises to be a memorable weekend for anyone interested in Sarasota architecture and design. Tickets for all events can be purchased on the Sarasota MOD website.

There are other choices of events in the area that may pique your interest this weekend. The renowned Sarasota Street Chalk Festival runs Friday through Monday at the Venice Airport fairgrounds and the annual St. Armands Art Festival will be Saturday and Sunday.

I listed three homes for sale last week that are worth considering if you are looking at luxury waterfront property. The Siesta Key home at 5151 Jungle Plum Road was recently decorated with wonderful furniture. This estate with guest house is a boater’s dream on the intracoastal waterway within walking distance to the Gulf of Mexico beaches. On nearly an acre of land on Sarasota Bay, the home at 5134 Gulf of Mexico Drive is complete with a heated swimming pool and spa. A buildable lot on the Gulf of Mexico shores is available at 5809 Gulf of Mexico Drive. 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
5151 Jungle Plum Road $2,995,000 Video Photo Slideshow
5134 Gulf of Mexico Drive $2,500,000 Video Photo Slideshow
5809 Gulf of Mexico Drive $1,195,000 Video Photo Slideshow

 

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