The epitome of luxurious, sophisticated, yet relaxed island living awaits you in this unique 3-acre bayfront estate on Manasota Key’s Lemon Bay, located on southwest Florida’s Gulf coast, near Sarasota. As you drive through the long meandering entry to the gated estate, you immediately feel the privacy of this special place as you pass the natural vegetation, live oak trees and a small pond with bubbling waterfalls, marked by pathways and landscape lighting. Art meets architecture in this elegant 2011 built residence where every detail is perfectly executed in its 12,000+ square feet of living space. Entry is through the grand porte cochere where the architectural details begin with the double leaded glass front entry doors and continue throughout with artfully designed stained glass transom windows, giving a soft glow to the rooms. There are six bedrooms, 10.5 bathrooms, eight fireplaces, two laundry rooms, a media/game/family room, an impressive library with floor to ceiling bookshelves and a bar, a solarium, double wall aquarium, state of the art gym, elevator, and formal dining room to easily seat 20 guests. The chef’s kitchen boasts every amenity imaginable with multiple areas to design culinary delights while you take in the beautiful views of the pool and bay beyond. Retreat to the owner’s suite with unparalleled views of the bay from the private terrace; luxury awaits in the elegant bath amenities, ample closets, separate sitting room and fireplace with a circular staircase leading to the library. Each ensuite guest room has access to balconies overlooking the pool and out to the bay. An additional 15,000 square feet of exterior living space includes the 30x50 heated pool, separate spa, full outdoor kitchen, pool bath, multiple terraces, and pathway leading to the dock with lift. This estate offers a home where you can entertain grandly, enjoy intimate dinners or gather family for cookouts. To complete the package, you have deeded access to the beach and the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico where swimming, beachcombing, shelling, await. A short distance off the island takes you to an abundance of restaurants, cafes, golfing. Look no further than this island for your paradise found with unmatched privacy!
Listing courtesy of MICHAEL SAUNDERS & COMPANY.
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