There’s a little bit of music history in the middle of Siesta Key… This beautifully remodeled home was formerly owned by legendary music producer, Jerry Wexler, who reportedly entertained Bob Dylan and Aretha Franklin here. Wexler helped build one of the most influential labels in music, Atlantic Records, which was the home of Franklin, Dylan, Ray Charles, Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones. He was named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
Located in a coveted, tropical, gated boating community on Siesta Key, this property is less than a mile to the USA’s top-rated Siesta Beach. This incredible home also boasts tranquil views of the deep-water protected sailboat harbor with direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway.
Striking entry doors lead to a grand foyer and vaulted-ceiling great room with floor-to-ceiling walls of glass overlooking gardens, screened pool and harbor. The contemporary kitchen features European cabinetry, rare Van Gogh granite countertops, custom backsplash, island, Wolf gas cooktop and oven, Meile dishwasher, Subzero refrigerator, hidden built-ins with pull-out pantries, freezer and refrigerator drawers and dumb waiter. The spacious master suite has a soaring ceiling and includes a spectacular master bath with glass-walled shower, granite countertops, soaking tub with garden views, walk-in closets and adjoining sitting room with half-bath. There are large ensuite bedrooms with balconies upstairs.
The ground-level living areas - easily a fourth bedroom - with full bath and laundry lead directly to the pool area. Hardwood and travertine floors throughout, Anderson windows, air-conditioned storage rooms, all rooms wired for TV and audio, whole house generator, hurricane shutters and sprinkler system. Dock can accommodate two large boats. Enjoy the nearby shops and restaurants of quaint Siesta Village and the cultural amenities of downtown Sarasota, which are just a 15 minutes away by car. $1,845,000
Jerry Wexler in his home office on Siesta Key, 2006.