Until recently, the last major upscale condominium development to break ground in Downtown Sarasota was 1350 Main Street eight years ago in 2006. Since then, luxury condominium development in Sarasota has been at a standstill.
But, in just the past few months, demand for luxury Sarasota condos, especially along the waterfront, has come roaring back. One of the newest additions to the Sarasota luxury waterfront condominium market will be called AQUA and it will be built on a 22-acre lot right on Sarasota Bay at 280 Golden Gate Point. AQUA's co-developers, Michael Adams and Jonathan McCague, believe the time is right for new Sarasota luxury condominium development.
AQUA will join Sansara at 300 South Pineapple Ave., Jewel Residences at Gulfstream Ave and Main St., Vue at 100 South Washington Blvd. and other high-end condominium developments expected to break ground in 2014 in downtown Sarasota.
AQUA will be an ultra-exclusive condominium development of only 8 units. Its modern design will showcase the modernist style of the Sarasota School of Architecture which is currently enjoying a revival. AQUA’s lobby will feature contemporary art, and the corridor leading out to the dedicated boat slips on Sarasota Bay will be lined with artworks. Each residences will have a dedicated private foyer and elevator, a private two-car garage and its own boat slip. With a full-time concierge, state-of-the-art security and luxurious amenities, AQUA's developers intend for it to reflect a uniquely refined and elegant lifestyle.
Amenities to be shared at AQUA include a temperature-controlled wine room with secure individual cabinets for each residence, a private massage/facial salon, a spa with steam shower and sauna, a yoga studio, a state-of-the-art fitness studio, a heated waterfront infinity pool and putting green, and a delightful rooftop area for entertaining and sunset watching with guests and other residents.
"These new condos on Golden Gate Point have a real Sarasota look, a little bit of Sarasota School of Architecture modernist, a little bit of Miami Tropical, and a whole lot of over-the-top luxury pared down to the most elegant simplicity," said the Sarasota Magazine. "After 7 years without any direct waterfront projects, we expect demand to be very high for this property," said Adams. McCague added, "Not only is the modern architecture stunning, the building's world-class amenities and proximity to downtown make these full-floor residences a very special place to live."
There will only be one residence per floor. The 3,800 square foot units, called “Residences,” are pre-construction priced starting at $3,495,000 and the 6,700 square foot units, called “Grand Residences,” are priced starting at $5,695,000.
Each opulent residence will feature 10 and 12 foot ceilings, gourmet kitchens with granite and stone counter tops and top of the line appliances, spacious open floor plans, master bedroom suites with unique bath features, dedicated boat slips and huge exterior patios for relaxing and enjoying breathtaking sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. Located on prestigious Golden Gate Point, your home at the AQUA will be just steps from downtown Sarasota with all its fine and casual restaurants, boutique shops, theaters and galleries and only a short drive across the John Ringling Bridge to the eclectic shopping and dining at St. Armand’s Circle and the Gulf beaches on Lido Key.