Situated on 1.1 acres and 170’ of shoreline at the end of a private tree-lined street, this Bayfront estate is a true masterpiece of design, craftsmanship and grandeur. An unparalleled lifestyle awaits behind this extraordinary property’s stately iron gates, including elegant and generous indoor-outdoor spaces, beautifully manicured grounds with towering oaks and picturesque views of Sarasota Bay. Reminiscent of late 19th-century and early 20th-century estates owned by industry tycoons such as the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers, the 12,724-square-foot multi-level residence boasts an Indiana limestone exterior, striking architectural details and exquisite finishes and fixtures at every turn. Framed by majestic stone columns and high arched openings, an expansive portico with a trio of French doors welcomes you to a dramatic foyer with marble flooring, impressive sight lines and a spectacular curved stairway. The grandiose formal living room showcases a 20-foot ceiling, ornate stone fireplace and soaring tiered windows with views of stunning mature oaks. Multiple French doors in the living room, family room and kitchen seamlessly transition to voluminous covered and open poolside patios that are perfect for large-scale entertaining, intimate gatherings or tranquil relaxation while savoring breathtaking water views. A gracious formal dining room infused with natural light is on the opposite end of the foyer. This level includes an inviting waterside family room with extensive custom wood cabinetry, a coffered ceiling, large saltwater aquarium and a well-appointed kitchen with a spacious window-filled breakfast area with gorgeous bay views. The capacious primary suite nearby offers a luxurious private retreat with incredible views of the water and scenic landscape through a wall of glass doors and a sitting/desk area with bay windows, a palatial custom closet and luxurious spa-like bathroom with marble flooring. On the second level, a dazzling crystal chandelier over the staircase is the centerpiece of a spectacular gallery with a soaring ornate ceiling and viewing balcony overlooking the living room. The second level also features a sophisticated library, separate guest wing with three en-suite bedrooms, sprawling game room with access to a large terrace, charming art studio and an enormous “future space” with endless possibilities to suit your needs. On the third level, you’ll enjoy a sizable sitting room with water views and an adjacent terrace with spiral steps to an observation deck showcasing mesmerizing views of the bay and Siesta Key to the west, downtown Sarasota to the north, bridges and surrounding neighborhoods. This remarkable residence also boasts a ground-level garage with parking for five vehicles and an astounding volume of storage space. Other notable highlights include a brand-new roof, an elevator, outdoor spa, boat dock with two lifts, flourishing gardens, detached multipurpose 2 car garage and copper gutters. Relish an unsurpassed lifestyle in this regal one-of-a-kind estate set in the prestigious Field Club area, minutes from pristine beaches and vibrant downtown Sarasota’s fine dining, charming boutiques and abundant cultural arts and entertainment venues.
Listing courtesy of MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY.
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