Homes for sales on this historic island

Bird Key homes that meet the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury standard

History of Bird Key
Bird Key - Video chronology in REALTALK™ #99

Bird Key, an unpretentious 12-acre plot of land that was inhabited by waterfowl and grass flats in 1911, may have the most celebrated history of the barrier islands. It is a history that started that year with the construction of a single home that was developed from land that was dredged out of a channel that split the island. The New Edzell Castle was ahead of its time in building technology with hot and cold running water and lighting that could easily be seen from the mainland.

Famed circus magnate and land developer John Ringling purchased the castle and the land in 1920 to help support his quest to grow Sarasota as the vacation spot of the world. His focus was in land development from Sarasota to Longboat Key, with Bird Key between the two in Sarasota Bay. He was responsible for building a bridge connecting Sarasota through Bird Key to his newly developed St. Armands Circle on Lido Key. It would be the first of three bridges that connected the land masses.

Arvida Realty was buying up land in the area and in 1959 purchased Bird Key. It would transform Bird Key into the luxury hotspot in the area with 511 single properties with its growth to 250 acres and a series of interconnecting canals. A trip by boat around the island today will show off the wealth and luxury lifestyle that exists on the island.

It has been highly sought for its proximity to the mainland and St. Armands. Residents find a family atmosphere where couples can be seen regularly walking the streets with their pets and children. There is one manned guard gate as an entrance to Bird Key and patrols combine for additional security. The Bird Key Yacht Club is of the highest marina standards. It is a social club with swimming pool and tennis courts.

670 Mourning Dove Drive
Direct bay access at 670 Mourning Dove Drive

I currently have seven active and pending listings on Bird Key and all meet the standards that Coldwell Banker has set for its Global Luxury brand. These homes are marketed world wide through Coldwell Banker system. My most exclusive home for sale is an estate on one lot and a second lot that has been preserved for its lush landscaping. The asking price for 622 South Owl is $8,995,000. Today I introduce two waterfront homes with direct boat access to the bay, one on coveted Mourning Dove Drive and the second is a custom-built home on Partridge Circle.

Overflowing with charm and allure, this stunning home, offering more than 4,000 square feet of designer living space will impress you at every turn. This estate at 670 Mourning Dove Drive is ideally situated just three homes in from Sarasota Bay. The avid boater will enjoy the 100-feet of frontage on sailboat-deep waters, a newer seawall and dock with shore-power, as well as a 16,000-pound lift. Built in 2006, this beautiful estate features custom finishes inside and out, including imported stone accents, ceiling treatment of exposed maple beams, Fine Art chandeliers and sconces, handscraped solid-wood maple and Travertine tile flooring, impact-glass windows, French doors and much more. It is offered at $2,895,000.

438 Partridge Circle
Custom built home at 438 Partridge Circle

From the stone marble accents, 14’ ceilings and luxurious finishes, to the private garden portico with heated swimming pool and spa, you will fall in love with every aspect of this custom-built waterfront home at 438 Partridge Circle, listed at $2,195,000. Built by luxury home builder Las Casitas in 2004, the expansive floor plan features a living/dining room with double-sided gas fireplace, Travertine tile flooding, gourmet eat-in kitchen, home theatre, office and four bedroom suites. You will appreciate the open pool deck, private outdoor dining and lounge areas, 28’ boat dock, lift and two Jet Ski lifts as the perfect finishing touches.

Last week I listed a gorgeous five-bedroom home in Corey’s Landing behind the secure gates of Bay Isles. It is located directly on a stretch of Harbourside golf course at 3426 Mistletoe Lane. You can see this home as a 3D virtual floor plan tour to look around this home as though you were walking through it. 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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3426 Mistletoe Lane $1,349,000 Video Photo Slideshow

 

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