West of the Trail

 

Property of the Century: Privacy & Sweeping Views on Sarasota Bay

18 Nov 2016 Posted by Marcia Salkin in Gulf front, Lots and Land, Uncategorized, Videos of Sarasota, Waterfront Homes, West of the Trail

Survey Says: Privacy is the Ultimate Luxury

The other day I was reading an interesting Business Insider article (“Privacy is becoming the ultimate luxury for wealthy homebuyers”) that talked about a recent survey of the world’s wealthiest people. The Luxury Portfolio International survey asked people this question: “If you were wealthy enough to afford whatever house you wanted, what would be first on your list?” And the most frequent answer to the question was privacy.

Privacy is so sought out by the wealthy that often people purchase the homes on either side of their house and across the street. A home with privacy is a retreat from the busy world outside and a refuge for friends and family members.

One of the Most Private Properties in Sarasota

I’m not exaggerating – my listing at 3250 Old Oak Drive is one of the most private properties in Sarasota.

This waterfront property near the North Siesta Key Bridge is almost three acres, a size practically unheard of these days. The large lot size, plus dense foliage of beautiful oaks and specimen plantings, means you won’t see your neighbors or people driving by to take a look. You’ll just see greenery and a sweeping view of Sarasota Bay.

Now is your chance to snap up this one-of-a-kind ultra-private property that’s been owned by one of Sarasota’s oldest families for over 60 years. Listed at $3.95 million, you really won’t find a more private property in such an ideal location that’s just minutes to downtown, Southside Village and our world-class beaches.

And this property is the perfect place to build your dream house. Don’t settle for a home that’s not quite to your liking – here you can create a custom luxury compound to your exact specifications.

You’ll be hard-pressed to top the privacy and beauty of 3250 Old Oak Drive. But you don’t have to take my word for it. Watch this virtual video tour of the property. It just might inspire you to make this special place your very own.

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New Sarasota Bayfront Listing on Market for First Time in 60 Years

22 Jul 2016 Posted by Marcia Salkin in Sarasota Luxury Real Estate, Videos of Sarasota, Waterfront Homes, Waterfront Land, West of the Trail

There’s a certain kind of property that doesn’t come around very often. This is it.

My new listing at 3250 Old Oak Drive is a stunning piece of waterfront property. It’s been owned by one of Sarasota’s oldest families for over 60 years. And now is your chance to make it your own.

One reason it’s a standout? It’s nearly 2.8 acres, and you just don’t see waterfront property that large in today’s market very often.

Listed at $4.5 million, the property offers sweeping views of Sarasota Bay. And the location couldn’t be better in the heart of Sarasota’s sought-after West of the Trail area.

It’s just minutes from downtown shopping and the arts, the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport and Siesta Key. In fact, the North Siesta Key Bridge is just around the corner, giving homeowners and guests easy access to one of the top beaches in the United States.

Another major plus of this property is an amazing sense of privacy. Dense foliage, including specimen plantings and majestic oaks, plus the large size of the lot means you’ll enjoy 360 degrees of privacy, an asset that can be hard to find in Sarasota.

If you’re looking for the perfect property to build your dream house on, look no further. And when it’s complete, there’s also room for a guest house, a pool, a cabana, a tennis court and even a miniature golf course. (I might have gotten carried away with that one, but really, anything is possible on this vast property.)

You just have to see it to believe this property’s possibilities. So grab a chilled glass of sangria (it is summer, after all) and take a peek at the cinema tour. Watching this video is like walking through the property yourself, so you’re in for a treat. Once you’ve seen the tour, don’t delay. This property is going to go fast. But don’t worry – I’ve got my phone right here next to me, waiting for your call.

Harbor Acres at its Best

06 Oct 2015 Posted by Marcia Salkin in Luxury Home, Sarasota Luxury Real Estate, Waterfront Homes, West of the Trail

Harbor Acres Sarasota FLFor decades, Harbor Acres has been one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Sarasota.

It offers stunning views of the Bayfront, elegant waterfront and garden homes and convenience to the best areas in Sarasota. The neighborhood is just a short walk to the ever popular shops and restaurants in downtown Sarasota and Southside Village.

Professionals, retired executives and families make their home in Harbor Acres, seeking the classic charm of the quiet Sarasota community.

Harbor Acres Real Estate Sarasota FLIt can be hard to find the perfect home in Harbor Acres for one main reason – people don’t want to leave. Harbor Acres homeowners tend to live there for many years, so when a stunning Harbor Acres home goes on the market, you have to snap it up quickly.

That’s why I’m so excited about my new listing at 1204 Hillview Drive in Harbor Acres. It’s a timeless 7,600+-square-foot home , listed for $7,750,000, built in 2008 and designed by award-winning architect Clifford M. Scholz.

Harbor Acres Luxury Homes Sarasota FLScholz is known for his stunning coastal classic homes. In fact, a Scholz-designed home on Longboat Key was a finalist last year in the Wall Street Journal’s House of the Year awards.

The five-bedroom+ home at 1204 Hillview Drive has sweeping Bayfront views that span the tip of Harbor Acres. All the major rooms enjoy beautiful views plus the two 50’ terraces are perfect spots to enjoy a glass of wine while watching the nightly sunsets.

Harbor Acres Homes Sarasota FLAnd the home’s waterfront master wing gives a true sense of luxury, with his and hers baths, closets and a study. The perfect place to relax and prepare for the night’s gala.

The resort-like pool area is the ideal spot for entertaining and enjoying some weekend family fun. A refreshing swim in the pool can be followed by a bay cruise – the home includes a dock for quick and easy boating expeditions.

Harbor Acres Waterfron Homes Sarasota FLGiven all of the many attributes, it’s easy to see why homes in this neighborhood are so prized and why 1204 Hillview Drive might just be the ideal Harbor Acres home.

Sarasota…a water lovers paradise

04 Feb 2015 Posted by Marcia Salkin in Bird Key, Downtown, Lido Key, Longboat Key, Sarasota Luxury Real Estate, Siesta Key, St. Armand's Circle, Waterfront Homes, West of the Trail

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.

10 Homes on 10 Different Waterways

For more information on waterfront living in the Sarasota area, please feel free to contact Marcia Salkin at 941-376-6121.

 

7792 Holiday Drive N

15 Jul 2013 Posted by Marcia Salkin in Single Family Home, West of the Trail

Relax and enjoy the view!  Serene bay waters beckon you to pull up your lounge chair and soak up nature at its best!  Find your perfect spot poolside  on the oversized deck or dockside for the fishing/boating enthusiasts.  On over a half an acre West of the Trail, this gated property is at the end of a cul-de-sac with sunset exposures.  With a very open floor plan, all major rooms view the waterfront.  Two of the bedrooms face the waterfront and open to private patios.  Conviently located near the South Bridge to Siesta Key, shopping and restaurants.

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Harbor Acres Home Tops County Records

03 Oct 2012 Posted by Marcia Salkin in Single Family Home, West of the Trail

 We are thrilled to report that 1486 Hillview Drive in Harbor Acres closed yesterday for $7,500,000.  A record breaking sale this year in Sarasota County.  This Bayfront residence was, of course, magnificent and just proves that smart buyers of luxury real estate in Sarasota  ultimately purchase location! 

Harbor Acres Luxury Real Estate in Sarasota

  

Just down the street at the end of the cul-de-sac with panoramic bayviews, Paulene and I have a never lived-in 6 bedroom home for sale at 1204 Hillview Drivefor $6,900,000.  This Sunday October 7, 2012, I will be hosting an Open House from 1 to 41204 Hillview Drive Harbor Acres

 For more information on Harbor Acres or other luxury real estate in Sarasota, please contact Marcia Salkin at 941-376-6121/marciasalkin@michaelsaunders.com or Paulene Soublis at 941-356-0203/paulenesoublis@michaelsaunders.com.