Record sale on Sarasota’s Bird Key


Record sale on Sarasota’s Bird Key

Posted by Marcia Salkin in Luxury Home 24 Jan 2008

Excerpt from Harold Bubil’s Herald Tribune Blog:

Tuesday, January 22, 2008, 8:37 am

Mickey and Brooke Callanen have sold their home at 643 Mourning Dove Drive for a Bird Key-record $6.9 million, according to Premier Properties of Southwest Florida. The brokerage firm’s Marcia Salkin and Paulene Soublis marketed the listing.

The five-bedroom estate has a waterside pool, spa and deep-water dock. Views sweep from downtown to Big Pass. The Callanens hired Bella Casa to build the luxury property, with architecture by Cliff Scholtz. The buyers were not disclosed.

“This sale demonstrates the drawing power of Sarasota, especially the appeal of waterside living,” said Steve Bailey, vice president and regional manager of Premier Properties. “We continue to experience robust activity in the luxury home market here, as established by this record-breaking sale price.”

The Callanens live on Siesta Key and have built four luxury homes in the Sarasota area. They were real estate developers in Connecticut, although Mickey Callanen is best known for developing the Guess watch line in the 1980s.

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