Amenity-rich community has a lot to offer

One of the first communities to change the skyline of downtown Sarasota

REALTALK™ #186, Condo on the Bay
Condo on the Bay - This unique community was disussed in REALTALK™ #186 last week.

When it comes to sunset views of the Ringling Bridge and Sarasota Bay, there is nothing better than the Condo on the Bay community downtown. Add in the amenities and proximity to the best that downtown Sarasota has to offer, and your life is good. The twin towers of these large high-rise homes at 888 Boulevard of the Arts in Tower I and 988 Boulevard of the Arts in Tower II, are flanked by a row of townhouses, with deep-water marines on both sides of the peninsula.

These structures changed the skyline of the bayfront with 19 floors erected on the waterfront. Consider that many of these 272 residences have been upgraded from their 1982 beginnings, there is plenty of value in these properties with prices under $1 million. You can lease out your residence, one time a year in both towers for a minimum of four months in Tower I and one year in Tower II. The larger townhouses can be spacious with over 5,000 square-feet of living space.

Your community is secure with a 24/7 manned guard gate and under building secure parking with electric vehicle charging stations for your convenience. Guest parking is also available. If you need to park your boat, dock space with electric is offered on a first-come, first-served bases. Relax while fishing from the pier that is on the grounds, protected by a seawall.

For a more active lifestyle, owners have access the two tennis courts, two resort style heated swimming pools and spa, and three fitness rooms with contemporary exercise equipment. There are social rooms with library for some downtime. Take advantage of the generous concierge service. And a short drive to the keys for the beaches or to St. Armands Circle is a delightful adventure of fine dining and boutique shopping.

But you might think, what about the barren 15 acres between the Condo on the Bay community and Tamiami Trail? It is the old Quay, soon to be alive with new residences, hotels, restaurants and businesses in a multi-use development program. It may become the new entertainment center of Sarasota, but is certainly exciting to watch the area grow. Even the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall that is within a short walk is in the revitalization discussion.


Upgraded two-bedroom for sale on fifth-floor at 888 Boulevard of the Arts, #506

888 Boulevard of the Arts, #506
The sunset and panoramic views of the Ringling Bridge and Longboat Key are highlights of this two-bedroom residence at 888 Boulevard of the Arts, #506.

I have a listing in Tower I, one of 10 active properties for sale there. Primed and ready for you to make it your own, this two-bedroom open concept plan is on the fifth floor at 888 Boulevard of the Arts, #506. It offers lovely upgrades including oversized diagonal tile and hardwood flooring, newer bathrooms and eat-in kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, inset solid wood cabinetry, crown molding and tile backsplash.

The master suite is in the northeast corner, offering two standard closets and one walk-in closet. The guest suite is down the hall on the west side. Idyllic bay breezes and breathtaking dusk views on the terrace can be the perfect ending to any day.


Penthouse at #1906 in preparation for the market

888 Boulevard of the Arts, #1906
REALTALK™ #186 - The residence at 888 Boulevard of the Arts, #1906 was discussed in this video last week.

A second residence on the 19th-floor is being prepped for the MLS as an active listing. Every aspect of this downtown penthouse residence at 888 Boulevard of the Arts, #1906 has been meticulously upgraded. Walk in and fall in love with the direct bay views, hardwood floors, modern all-white kitchen, LED lighting, custom built-ins, beautiful tile work in both new bathrooms and tiled terrace space. The residence was discussed in this REALTALK™ #186.

This is a holiday week, many wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends. We will be here during the week and this weekend, ready to take your call and set up an appointment. I know some of you may be in for just the week so we can accommodate you if you are looking to buy or sell in the Sarasota area. Please contact me at (941) 387-1840 for an exclusive showing of any homes on the market including this new listing last week at 236 Tremont Lane.

Address List Price Media Slideshow
236 Tremont Lane $3,495,000 Video Photo Slideshow

 

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