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Sarasota Boom Continues with Downtown and Siesta Key Developments

27 Aug 2016 Posted by Marcia Salkin in Condo or Townhome, Downtown, Sarasota Luxury Real Estate, Siesta Key

It’s no secret – this year has been gangbusters for growth in Sarasota.

A year ago, we wrote to you in this very blog about how much growth we were seeing in Sarasota, especially with downtown condos. Today, we’re still seeing an incredible level of construction and development all over town.

For you, this means an unprecedented number of choices and opportunities. Never before have you had this many options in terms of how you want to live in Sarasota, whether luxury condo living, elegant waterfront homes or authentically artsy neighborhoods are more your style.

If you’re one of those folks who can’t get enough of the Sarasota sunsets, Océane Siesta Key might be ideal. These condominium residences will offer the utmost in exclusivity. There are only six units and they each offer resort-style living on Sarasota’s most famous island. The contemporary Océane will be situated on the edge of the Gulf of Mexico, in walking distance to Siesta Key Village and the beach. The residences start at $3.8 million.

Oceane Siesta Key

And if you like to get out on the water often, there’s no better place than the forthcoming Whitaker Bayou Yacht Club. This development will offer 156 multi-family condos in three four-story buildings. The major plus here (in addition to the great location just minutes from downtown Sarasota) are the 50 boat slips available to owners. While prices aren’t certain yet, most units will likely be around $400,000 and some larger units will be about $800,000.

Then there’s The Mark, which is smack dab in the heart of downtown Sarasota. It offers luxury condo residences from the $700s. This latest development from the prolific Kolter group (also responsible for the much-talked-about Vue Sarasota Bay) will feature shopping and dining on the ground floor, as well as executive offices.

The Mark

One of the most thrilling neighborhoods in Sarasota right now is the Rosemary District. It’s been experiencing its own boom time in recent months, and the newest addition is Risdon on 5th, designed by architecture firm Halflants and Pichette. The 28-unit project could offer a new, lower price point for the convenient-to-downtown area, with units possibly starting in the $300s. Those units will include 18 condos, four penthouses and six commercial spaces.

Risdon on 5th

This is an exciting time for Sarasota, whether you’re a long-time resident or are just moving to our sophisticated, tropical paradise. Remember – your options are endless for creating a customized, luxury life in Sarasota that you absolutely love.

Sarasota’s Downtown Condo Culture

28 Jul 2015 Posted by Marcia Salkin in Condo or Townhome, Downtown, Sarasota Luxury Real Estate

If you haven’t been to downtown Sarasota in the last couple of years, you may not recognize it anymore. Drive over the Ringling Bridge and you’ll see what I mean. The skyline is sparkling with the lights of stunning new buildings, including several luxury condominiums under construction.

Sarasota is far from a sleepy beach town, and downtown is fast becoming a mini metropolis that’s a destination for visitors and residents alike. Sarasota urbanites enjoy world-class dining, indulgent boutique shopping and a picturesque waterfront, all in walking distance from the top residences in the city.

Well underway now is VUE Sarasota Bay, a 141-residence building designed in the style of the Sarasota School of Architecture. The building is more than 80 percent sold out, but 26 residences still remain in a wide variety of floor plans, each with floor-to-ceiling glass, priced from $909,000 to $3.4 million.

Vue Condo in Sarasota Florida

VUE Sarasota Bay

Another unique project under construction downtown is One88, a luxury condominium at Golden Gate Point. This boutique community has four remaining residences priced from $2.59 million, and each residence has a city and bay view.

One88 luxury condo in Sarasota Florida

One88 at Golden Gate Point

Aqua, a luxury condominium tower also on Golden Gate Point, was designed by popular Sarasota architect Guy Peterson. The eight-residence building offers city and bay views and residences are generously sized at 3,400+ square feet.

Aqua luxury condo in Sarasota Florida

Aqua on Golden Gate Point

History will surround residents of the planned Orange Club condominiums and townhomes in downtown Sarasota’s Burns Square. Orange Club will include 15 condos and 9 townhomes starting from $515,000 that will offer the best of urban luxury living.

Orange Club Condo in Sarasota Florida

Orange Club in Sarasota’s Burns Square

One of the most sought after streets in Sarasota, Palm Avenue offers wonderful restaurants and boutiques, and soon it will include Echelon on Palm’s 17 luxury condominiums. Most units are over 4,000 square feet priced from $2.1 to $3.9 million.

Echelon Condo in Sarasota Florida

Echelon on Palm Avenue

Also on Palm Avenue, The Demarcay offers open floorplans from 1,100 to 3,100 square feet, starting in the $550s. The building will include 30 residences with natural light, easy access to downtown’s many amenities and views of the bay.

Demarcay Condo in Sarasota Florida

Demarcay on Palm Avenue

Options for stylish downtown living in Sarasota are endless, and now is the time to secure your new urban lifestyle at the heart of the city. Let me help you find your perfect downtown home!

Ultra luxury condominium development coming to downtown Sarasota

28 Oct 2013 Posted by Marcia Salkin in Condo or Townhome, Downtown

aqua (1)Sarasota’s Bay Golden Gate Point, a prestigious little Key across from the Ritz Carlton and steps to Downtown Sarasota, will soon be dazzled by AQUA. With its modern architecture and one residence per floor, Aqua will be home to the most discerning buyer.

With only 8 residences, units will span from 3,800 square feet to 6,700 square feet under air, each with private two-car garage, boat slip and, of course, custom finishes throughout. Featured amenities include a full-time concierge, state of the art security, wine storage, yoga studio and bayside infinity pool.

Designed by Guy Peterson | Office for Architecture in association with Tichenor Group and Sivitz Innovative Designs, AQUA will surely be an exquisite work of art to soon enhance our gorgeous bayfront.

Units are priced from $3,495 to $5,695 million. For more information on AQUA and any luxury real estate in Sarasota, please contact me for further information.

Is Sarasota Real Estate at “The Tipping Point”?

05 Oct 2012 Posted by Marcia Salkin in Condo or Townhome, Lots and Land, Single Family Home

Everyday, usually two or three times a day, I check the Sarasota MLS Hotsheet to see what’s new on the market, what properties went under contract and what properties actually closed that day.  And, lately, there has definitely been a trend…Sarasota real estate is Selling!!!!! 

Today, only 7 properties came on the market while 22 went under contract.  We haven’t seen a day like that since “the good old days of 2004-2006.  So, if you are thinking it is time for a change and are wondering if it is time to sell—the answer is YES!  Call us, email us, Fax us, Tweet us or Facebook Message us!  We want to work for you!

Take a look at the following graph showing you the inventory of available properties for the past 8 years.  Please click here to read more of the Michael Saunder’s article on declining inventory of Sarasota real estate.  It’s going to be a very exciting season!


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