The 5 Most Expensive Homes in Town
The 5 Most Expensive Homes in Town
When most people think about the waterfront in the Sarasota area, they think of our gorgeous white sandy beaches on our Barrier Islands. This recent Michael Saunders Blog shares waterfront lifestyles on the beach, on the Bayfront, on canals, rivers, bayous and creeks. I am thrilled that it names one of my listings at 2300 Wason Road with 300’ on the scenic Phillippi Creek as a great example of waterfront living.
For more information on waterfront living in the Sarasota area, please feel free to contact Marcia Salkin at 941-376-6121.
Wikipedia describes The Sarasota School of Architecture as follows:
The Sarasota School of Architecture, sometimes called Sarasota Modern, is a regional style of post-war architecture that emerged on Florida’s Central West Coast. Many of the architects who pioneered this style became world renowned later in their careers, and several significant buildings remain in Sarasota, Florida today.
Sarasota School of Architecture is characterized by its attention to climate and terrain. Large sunshades, innovative ventilation systems, oversized sliding glass doors, floating staircases, and walls of jalousie windows dominate many of these buildings, mostly built between 1941 and 1966.
In Sarasota today, we are still lucky enough that our homeowners took the pride to preserve many of these iconic homes and structures. This week, one of the most famous examples has come to the market. The original office of Phil Hiss at 1310 Westway Drive on Lido Shores for $1,590,000. I was there yesterday and it really is an incredible space- made up the front studio in its glory and the attached residential space with most of the original tile work, Ocala block walls, flooring and cabinetry remain intact, courtyard atrium and of course, this floating staircase.
For more information of contemporary or modern-designed homes in the area, feel free to contact me at MarciaSalkin@michaelsaunders.com. There are many disciples of the movement in the area and loads of interesting architecturally desirable homes on the market today.
Siesta Key luxury single family home sales outpaced all other areas in the Sarasota area. In 2014, there were 34 single family homes sold with values over $3,000,000. Fourteen of these properties are located on magnificent Siesta Key. In addition, the three highest priced sales in the area are located on Siesta Key.
The highest priced home sold in 2014 belongs to 7712 Sanderling Road. A stunning, Modern Beachfront estate in The Sanderling Club with a sales price of $11,850,000. Closely followed by Siesta Key’s classic Gulf Front estate at 4300 Higel Avenue which sold for $10,975,000. Guy Peterson’s uber contemporary beachfront estate in The Sanderling Club became the third highest price 2014 home sale.
Sarasota’s luxury home buyers want waterfront- rather it be on the Bay, the Gulf , Canal or Beach….waterfront remains the top choice. My mantra has always been ” if you can, buy the best waterfront property in your price range”.
34 Total Sales in Sarasota over $3,000,000*
* average sale price of $4,825,283 (up substantially from 2013’s average sale of $4,138,182).
We are anticipating another stellar year in the upper end price range. If you would like a complete report of our luxury sales, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my web site at www.LuxuryRealEstateInSarasota.com.
Just as a note of introduction, I have been selling Sarasota’s finest real estate for over 30 years and would welcome the opportunity to assist you … whether you want to buy or sell a luxury property in Sarasota.
Wishing you a very happy, healthy 2015.
Timeless architecture and big water views continue to be the two top requirements for making the TOP 5 most expensive homes on the market in Sarasota. It’s a matter of taste-contemporary, majestic or Asian, there’s a varied selection at the top of the market.
A two- year old, 10,0000+ sq. ft. mansion on a gated and walled 2.5 acre estate with sunrise/sunset views extending from the beach to the yachting lagoon on the exclusive north end of Casey Key.
On two bay front lots in the Ringling Museum area, the sprawling 10,000+ sq. ft. “Villa Solstice” is perfect for a private resort-like sanctuary or enjoying life on a grand scale.
Award winning contemporary beach front estate with spectacular grounds in guard-gated Sanderling Club on the Southern end of Siesta Key.
Exquisite beachfront home, casual yet elegant, walled and gated on a private tree-lined property conveniently located on the North end of Siesta Key.
Masterfully designed, Asian inspired main and guest house on two acres stretching from the beach to calm lagoon in the prestigious Sanderling Club on Siesta Key.
Of course, I have personally toured all of these exquisite properties as well as most luxury real estate in Sarasota. You can count on me to be respectful, discreet and knowledgeable. Please contact me directly at email@example.com or 941-376-6121
Our world renown Mote Marine Lab, on City Island between St. Armands Circle and Longboat Key, will soon be featuring six black-footed penquins in the exhibit known as Penquin Island. Originally from South Africa, this penquin variety thrives in our temparate weather and will be joining our human snowbirds flocking to our islands from November 1, 2011 through February 29, 2012.
Like many of Mote’s other residents, wild black-footed penquins are on the endangered list. While at the exhibit, you will be able to “adopt” a penquin for just $30 and a portion of proceeds will help penquins in the wild.
For more information on Penquin Island and all the penquin festivities, visit www.Mote.org/penquin island.