Featured Property of the Day: Private 1.23-Acre Estate on Sarasota Bay
Offered for sale for the first time. Positioned to take full advantage of spectacular sweeping full bay and Intracoastal Waterway views and amazing sunsets, this exceptional 1.2-acre bayfront estate enjoys 143 feet of panoramic waterfront overlooking Casey Key. The brick paver approach, lined with a canopy of mature oaks, uplit at night, creates a memorable first impression. The home's inviting entry is enhanced by soaring 22-foot ceilings, a graceful grand staircase, and beautifully scaled and authentically detailed living spaces with magnificent architectural elements. The principal rooms are of generous proportions with 12-foot ceilings and large windows flooding the rooms with natural light and are further enhanced by the spectacular craftsmanship: custom tongue-and-groove, beamed wood ceilings, wood arches, beadboard, millwork and wood flooring. A handsome fireplace is the living room's focal point, flanked by custom built-ins. Taking full advantage of the mesmerizing bay views, the spacious, open-concept living space flows seamlessly to the dining area and chef-inspired kitchen. Ideal for entertaining small or large gatherings, outfitted with white shaker cabinetry, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, Sub-Zero refrigerator, DCS by Fisher & Paykel 6-burner gas stove with dual ovens, walk-in pantry and a breakfast bar with abundant seating. With most rooms overlooking the bay, this home celebrates the harmonious relationship between architecture and landscape and ensures an effortless transition to exterior spaces with idyllic spots for open-air leisure. A haven of relaxation, the sumptuous master bedroom suite offers a respite from the outside world. The family/game room features a beamed ceiling, built-in storage, and additional wall insulation for sound control; the multiperson executive office offers a quiet area for work or study. Additional main floor areas include an exercise room, a half bath, and a laundry room. Three additional bedrooms with 10-foot ceilings and two baths are positioned on the second floor, accessed by the staircase or elevator, and enjoy a bayfront balcony with a spiral staircase to the pool and yard. A private, tranquil paradise for the outdoor enthusiast, a stunning saltwater pool (2018) offers a sun shelf, bench seating, water flow features, LED lighting, and a hot tub (2018) is nestled in a charming cedar arbor. Through a French door from the main kitchen, a large, screened-in patio is highlighted by a summer kitchen, perfect for alfresco dining; lanai ceilings are beautifully finished in cypress wood. The large, tropically landscaped yard gently rolls down to the water's edge, where you'll regularly appreciate dolphin frolicking and manatee lazily rolling along. The bayfront dock with a 10,000-pound boat lift and rotating Jet Ski lift offers sailboat access, minutes to the open water of the Gulf of Mexico. Exterior highlights include a kayak launch, Trex dock and decking, aluminum fencing, dog run, brick paver walkways, outdoor shower, fruit trees, irrigation system on well, impact-resistant glass, upgraded insulation, Hardie board cement siding, Standing Seam Galvalume roof, prewired for a generator. The side-entry, three-car garage offers a workbench, Tesla charging station and circular drive. Conveniently located only one mile to Nokomis Beach, minutes to historic Venice, near shopping, restaurants, hospital, and schools, including nationally acclaimed Pine View School for the gifted.
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