Property Feature | Impressive Manatee River Home

Prepare to be blown away! Located on the protected inlet of the Manatee River, this impressive four-bedroom, five full and two-half-bath, 5,688-square-foot Arthur Rutenberg home provides the perfect mixture of elegance, luxury and natural beauty. Enter through etched glass double front doors to the stunning foyer opening to the gracious living room with 17-foot coffered ceilings, fireplace, beautifully painted murals and direct views of the infinity pool and river.

The home has ample entertaining opportunities with four wet bars throughout, a formal dining room, wood paneled office, gourmet kitchen and multiple outdoor lanai and patio features including an infinity pool and a gas-heated hot tub.

The downstairs owner’s suite is spacious with a private entry to the lanai, tray ceilings, two walk-in closets and a wet bar. The bathroom has a jetted tub flanked by dual sinks and a spacious shower with a tropical mural view.

The graceful wood stairs take you to a second master suite, media room and bonus room that opens to a large balcony with great views and plenty of room to relax. There is also a wood paneled elevator for your convenience.

This home is finished with a multitude of fine touches that are hard to beat and located on over 1 acre. This is a special opportunity!

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Exclusive: Inside Villa del Sogno

The enchanting Villa del Sogno stands behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club in a separately gated enclave of eight private beachfront estates. The residence centers its attention on the Gulf of Mexico with its vivid sunsets and dynamic vistas.

Visitors proceed through elegant double gates to the circular drive and ascend the broad staircase to a two-story portico and grand mahogany-and-glass double doors that lead to a marble foyer. The grand staircase brings you to a formal living room with a marble fireplace, formal dining room, central kitchen and catering kitchen, master en suite and wood paneled office.

Custom appointments abound as discerning owners demand. An imperial staircase, in itself a dramatic work of art, spectacularly frames the entryway.

The entry foyer also leads to a family room, four guest suites and a guest kitchen opening to the infinity pool, spa, gazebo and terraces overlooking the pristine beach and azure sea.

This beachfront residence is located in the most coveted, gated neighborhood on Florida’s west coast and is the only property in the enclave to become available in almost a decade. There has just been a price adjustment and this home is now available for $18,490,000, come enjoy one of the best views on Longboat Key today!

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Property of the Week | The Art of Modern Living on Siesta Key

11100 Ogden Street | Sarasota, Florida

This modern masterpiece is perched on the pristine North Siesta Key waterfront.  The main residence is a 4,755 square-foot custom estate designed by acclaimed architect Guy Peterson. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the home reveal stunning views. Gleaming Terrazzo floors, Brazilian Ipe wood walls and brushed aluminum staircases set the stage for free flowing indoor-outdoor living. The first living level boasts an open great room, chef-inspired kitchen, dining area and two en-suite bedrooms.

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An elevator leads to the resort-style master retreat, which occupies the entire second living level. The bedroom and terrace offer tranquil water views, while the spa-inspired bath beckons with its serene minimalist décor and sculptural soaking tub. Abundant seating areas, colorful plantings, artfully designed lighting, pool, spa and private dock further enhance a truly unique waterfront lifestyle.  A separate guest house is a stunning piece of architecture in its own right. The Revere Quality House is a nationally recognized 1948 home designed by famed Sarasota School architects Paul Rudolph and Ralph Twitchel. Restored in 2007, this iconic two-bedroom home was an important part of the emerging Modernist movement.

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Room to Grow | Luxury Living for Couture Kids

1395 Great Egret Trail | Naples, Florida

Little ones inspire big dreams. So when it comes to home design, passionate parents are looking for more than just pink or blue — they want a space where their kids can play, learn and thrive. “Designing children’s rooms today is a really fun process because modern parents are looking to make their homes kid-friendly without being kid-centric,” says Brandon Quattrone of Consort Design.  “We’re creating rooms that are functional for children but flow cohesively with the rest of the home from a look-and-feel perspective, and because of that approach, these rooms are able to easily evolve as the child grows.”

“Our favorite way to create a classic space that’s fun for all ages is to incorporate elements that will activate a youthful imagination,” says Quattrone, “whether it be through pops of vibrant color or conversational patterns in wallpaper and linens.” If you’re looking to design a bold bedroom or a posh playroom, explore these luxury listings for some pint-size inspiration.

3315 Bayshore Road | Sarasota, Florida

6760 Sable Ridge Lane | Naples, Florida

 

 

Property of the Week | Video House Tour — Regal Sarasota Castle

1608 Hudson Pointe Drive | Sarasota, Florida

This exquisite custom home is the embodiment of royalty. Designed as a castle, guests are welcomed through large wooden doors to a drawbridge, which extends over a private moat pool with waterfall fountains. Twelve-foot doors open to soaring ceilings with murals and ornate moldings, Corinthian columns and hand-painted Moorish arches. Stained glass windows and intricate floor tiles create a colorful and dramatic environment. An entertainer’s dream home, the chef’s kitchen is elevated within the great room, ready for the owner to hold court as a gracious host. The formal living room with paneled walls and stone fireplace leads into a sitting area that opens to private gardens — replete with gazebo and exercise studio above. This luxurious palace is located in the heart of Downtown Sarasota.