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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.

“One-of-a-Kind” Waterfront Estate on Siesta Key

31 Jan 2014 Posted by Marcia Salkin in Siesta Key

As a veteran Realtor specializing in the waterfront/luxury market, I have often been asked “what makes one property so much more valuable than the other?”EZ0C8639a

Of course, the age-old real estate mantra “location, location, location” will always be important. Fortunately, most of the Sarasota area’s waterfront properties are in the most sought after locations along the Gulf Coast. Combine unobstructed water views with an exceptionally built, luxurious (yet, livable) home and a unique, “one-of-a-kind” factor to create the most desirable property.


For example, I have just listed 1280 Hidden Harbor Way on Siesta Key. Located on a tropical peninsula just minutes to World Famous Crescent Beach, this rare and wonderful double-sided waterfront property features wide open, unobstructed Bay views and extends to a protected, deepwater boat basin with a 60′ dock and immediate access to the Intercoastal. Very rare (many of our finest waterfront properties have comprised views once a boat is hoisted on the lift).


Next, let’s talk about the residence. An authentic Mediterranean masterpiece with perfectly-scaled , large rooms finished with the finest materials and exquisite taste. Built in 2002 by Michael Collingwood and designed by Potvin Design Group, most of this 5,500+ home lives on coveted , one level with easy access to pool , deck and dock. A bonus/exercise/ 4th en-suite bedroom encompasses the upper level with its own balcony looking over the boat basin.


For more information on this “one-of-a-kind” waterfront property, please visit my website or call me directly at 941-376-6121.


5158 Sandy Beach Avenue

08 Nov 2013 Posted by Marcia Salkin in Luxury Home, Siesta Key, Single Family Home, Waterfront Homes

“WOW” is the usually the first word uttered as you are welcomed into this wide, open ONE LEVEL residence.  With a seamless integration of indoor and outdoor living, this easy to live-in home winds around the large pool area giving you water and nature views from nearly every room.  A tranquil setting for this majestic, yet comfortable, home that’s ideal for entertaining, family gatherings and a beach lover’s paradise.  Adorned with Italian Marble floors, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, separate office, a waterfront master bedroom suite with outfitted master closet, his and her sinks, walk-in glass shower and glamorous jetted tub area, fabulous kitchen with stainless, granite & an aquarium-glassed dinette overlooking pool, boat slip and an unrivaled outdoor living room and pool area.  The private, waterfront fourth bedroom suite is well-suited to be an additional office, exercise room artist studio or child’s playroom.  Conveniently located just minutes to the World famous Siesta Key beaches, the shops and restaurants in the Siesta Key Village and Downtown Sarasota.