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Below are recently sold homes and condos that DWELL Real Estate was fortunate enough to be involved in this year. If you are thinking of buying or selling in Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Longboat Key, Lido Key, Siesta Key, Bird Key or Casey Key we would be happy to help you. Just call us 941.822.0708 or contact us here

April 2017 


Sold By: Jason Wood & Alina Kirilenko  |  List Price: $359,900  |  Sold Price: $330,000

EXCLUSIVE GOLF & TENNIS PARADISE! Freshly Updated 3bedroom/2bath lake view home with in-ground pool and spa enclosed by lanai located in desirable University Park Country Club. The highly sought after Claridge model home features a warm and inviting open floor plan that showcases the pool and lake views. The open floor plans high ceilings and multiple sliding doors allows the owner to live the true Florida Lifestyle by bringing the outside in. The oversized kitchen allows plenty of space to entertain, Granite counter tops, large eat in area with a window seat as well as a pantry. The master suite is adjoined by a spacious walk in closets with built-in shelving. The master bath has a spacious tub, walk in shower, duel sinks and enclosed water closet for extra privacy. Two additional bedroom offers the entire family or guests room and comfort. Outside spaces frame an open plan that take on planned events with ease, yet offers great places for Entertaining, Intimate conversation, Relaxing with a good book or Enjoying the pool or spa. This home is located a maintenance free neighborhood with an additional heated pool and spa. Bring you clubs and tennis rackets, University Park Country Club and its 27 hole golf course, 11 hard tru lighted tennis courts, State of the art fitness center, and first class dining. Conveniently located within minutes of downtown Sarasota and her offerings. The Arts, Culture, award winning beaches, SRQ airport, ample shopping and the new UTC mall. A TRUE MUST SEE!


Sold By: Stephen Downes  |  List Price: $349,900  |  Sold Price: $317,500

Absolutely Beautiful 7 acre Horse /Farm Ranch. Are you tired of boarding your horse? How would you like to have your horse in your own back yard? Do you want the country life but live close to town? Then this is the place for you. The barn is Upgraded and permitted to hurricane standards with 4 stalls with a 12 x 12 air conditioned tack room. Right next to the barn is a gorgeous Updated 1999 concrete block stucco clean 3/2 split open plan home. Front of the house is enclosed under air. Open living room / dining room with a pass through to kitchen. Open eat-in kitchen / den. Updated bathrooms master has spa tub, New flooring through out, separate utility room. Has a large back porch. New roof, updated well and septic drained and inspected. Zoned Agricultural so you have plenty of room to grow your own vegetables and have enough room for a pool. An air conditioned 15 x 15 man cave / work area behind the home. Property is a perfect square with no ponds. This Ranch is not in a sub-division and not deed restricted. Has passed pest and home inspection. Clean title and updated survey upon request. If you are serious about buying a ranch then there is no need to look further.


Sold By: Cathy Loeppke  | List Price: $395,000  |  Sold Price: $381,000

Why wait to build, better than new with fewer closing costs! This beautifully appointed home is situated on a lake with golf course beyond, in the maintenance free neighborhood of Presidio, in Lakewood Ranch Country Club. Neal 'Pacifica' floor plan, built with the optional third bedroom instead of a den. The kitchen has 42" cabinetry & stone countertops. Breakfast nook. Gorgeous quality engineered hardwood flooring in the great room & master bedroom. The spacious master bedroom has a sitting area & en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower & dual vanities. Two further bedrooms with second bathroom between them. Hunter Douglas blinds, plantation shutters, custom window treatments & crown molding throughout. Lots of natural light. Large lanai with good sized deeper than average heated pool & lovely spa. Custom outdoor kitchen with grill & new refrigerator. Brand new hot water heater. Mature landscaping with accent lighting. Watch beautiful sunsets over the lake. Heated community pool & spa, with neighborhood clubhouse, just across the street. This home is move-in ready & not to be missed.


Sold By: Ingrid Walker  |  List Price: $589,900  | Sold Price: $575,000

Welcome to this beautiful One Watergate 6th floor unit; one of the most desirable floor plans with wide views of Sarasota Bay. Perfect for entertaining with a split bedroom floor plan and two separate living areas. Residents can enjoy full access to the buildings community pool, tennis courts, fitness center, covered garage parking and the close proximity to shops and restaurants in Downtown Sarasota. Cruise across the John Ringling bridge and be in St. Armands Circle and Lido Key beach in a few short minutes.


Sold By: Kristy Lochead  |  List Price: $415,000  |  Sold Price: $410,000

Welcome To The Lake House. As you enter, it will be hard not to be captivated by your very own oasis that awaits you outback. As you are drawn to the breathtaking view of an exquisite 8 acre spring fed lake. You are now in one of the most amazing lake front homes in Sarasota. The grounds are very well maintained with absolute tender love and pride of owner. You will not want to leave this stunning and peaceful oasis that is to amazing to be called a backyard. As you walk on the paved walkway into a paved patio you will want to relax under your wood custom pergola or under the mature trees. Fish from the maintenance free deck or just take a relaxing kayak ride on the lake. This amazing oasis has LED landscaping lighting throughout the entire property with pump fed lake water irrigation. This property is nestled in the secluded 7 home community of South Lake. This is literally a "SMART HOME" equipped with a newly installed NEST thermostat, MyQ Chamberlain garage door, GE/Interlogix Next-Generation Simon XTi Wireless alarm system, ALL operable by your smart phone. NEW high efficiency AC, water heater, Granite counter tops, new stainless steel appliances, real hardwood floors, spacious tiled screened in lanai, new plantation shutters, skylights, epoxy coat garage floor, security system, the list goes on! Located in an A+ school district and just a short walk to the #1 elementary school in Sarasota. close to i75, minutes to downtown and Sarasota's world-renowned Siesta Key beach. "Make your dream a reality"


Sold By: Kristy Lochead  |  List Price: $218,000  |  Sold Price: $215,000

This is the one * LARGE 3 Bedrooms * 2.5 Baths * Separate Den / Office * 2 Car Garage + 2 Car Carport * BIG corner lot * Quiet location * Not a lot of thru traffic * Relax on the front porch under beautiful grandfather oaks * Open the front door to an IMMACULATE and UPDATED home * Split plan * Large Master Suite with hydro tub & separate shower * Spacious Chef's Kitchen features NEWER cabinets, NEWER appliances & breakfast bar * * Bathrooms are UPDATED * EXPANSIVE Living Room & open Dining Room design * Location, location, location * Centrally located * 10 minutes to Downtown & Beaches * Pinecraft is around the corner * Walk to the neighborhood county park, Locklear Park, playground, basketball & volleyball * This is a lot of house for the money * Run, don't walk to this value of a home * One look & you'll fall in love! *


Listed By: Robert & Valerie Orr  |  List Price: $169,900  |  Sold Price: $174,000

Beautiful tranquil wooded views await you! This spacious maintained move-in ready home is located in a peaceful setting and has 3 bedrooms/ 2 baths with a screened covered lanai overlooking scenic backyard. Other features include attractive wood laminate flooring throughout dining and living areas, new stove & microwave, hurricane shutters, sink in laundry room, and much more! True pride in ownership, located in nice quiet neighborhood. Just a short drive to dining, shopping, golf courses, and schools! This home has it all....a perfect lifestyle....WELCOME HOME!


Sold By: Beth Lancaster-Collins  | List Price: $1,100,000  |  Sold Price: $1,050,000

Excellent location, one and a half short blocks to the beach, this one owner home is a vacationers dream. Elevated 4 bedroom 3 and a half baths with tile and bamboo floors throughout. This floor plan pays attention to the way we live and recreate. Designed for entertaining, the open living/dining area shares the room with a large granite Island and gourmet kitchen. A guest bath with attached laundry room is down the hall leading to the first of two Master bedrooms, this with a private balcony and spa like bath. Heading upstairs, you have a second Master suite, plus queen and twin bedrooms, full bath and another cozy spot for relaxing. This floor plan pays attention to detail with central vacuum, crown molding and elevator ready. Pool access is easy from the Great room leading to the trex deck with stairs. This leads to the free form heated pool, outdoor shower, pavered patio and thatched roof tiki bar. Sliders to a bonus game room for fun out of the sun! Lush tropical landscaping leaves you with a feeling of total tranquility. New thatched roof on the tiki bar and an active rental history make this a perfect mix of location and comfort.


Sold By: Sharon Straw  |  List Price: $1,000,000  | Sold Price: $990,000

Explore this custom designed single family home in historic Laurel Park. Built to code in 2008 with a tiled hip roof, a beautiful private pool surrounded by tropical foliage and a privacy wall. A stunning master suite has its own fireplace and private patio. Built to exacting standards of old world craftsmanship. Custom wood cabinetry, hardwood and tile flooring, 2 fireplaces, 10' ceilings and 8' doors. The gourmet kitchen will delight you with professional grade gas appliances. A very quiet street that is only 3 blocks from the downtown area. Selby Gardens, the Bayfront and Lido beach are only minutes away.



Sold By: Stephen Downes  |  List Price: $359,900  |  Sold Price: $355,000

Great Home in a Great Lakewood Ranch neighborhood. Quick and easy access to I-75. Large corner lot- 4 bedrooms & 3 baths plus a large den / office that looks out at the pool. New A/C & fresh interior paint. Two car garage and it has a propane generator in case of any power failure. Shows like a model home! Room dimensions are approximate and should be verified by the buyer. Close to shopping areas.

March 2017


Listed By: Cathy Loeppke  | List Price: $227,900  |  Sold Price: $227,000

Whether a full time or seasonal resident, this 2 bedroom/2 bath, ground floor, lake front condo is the perfect place to call “home”! When you consider the beautiful laminate floors throughout the living areas and bedrooms, stylish features and fixtures, a renovated master bath, as well as all the amenities offered in Pinestone, you’ll realize you won’t find a better condo value in beautiful Palmer Ranch! From the enclosed lanai or outdoor patio surrounded by tropical foliage, you’ll always have peaceful views of Crocker’s Lake. Residents enjoy a clubhouse with fitness center, billiard room, card room, library, and 32 seat movie theatre in addition to lighted tennis courts, basketball court, Jr. Olympic sized heated pool and spa, and BBQ Grills. For seasonal residents, the security gate and on-site management provide the confidence to lock and leave. Within a short drive, there is an abundance of shopping, services, and dining options, and a day on Siesta Key beach is just 15 minutes away. Your search is over! This is “The One”.



Sold By: Beth Lancaster-Collins  | List Price: $498,000  |  Sold Price: $465,000

STRAIGHT OUT OF A MAGAZINE! Impeccably modernized and upgraded for even the most discerning buyers. Custom handmade glass front doors open to an impressive view of the salt-water pool and private lake with private dock. The triple sliding glass doors in the living room open to expand the living space to the outside covered patio where you can watch otters playing or relax on your dock while you fish. Inside the upgrades are too many to list. Large open kitchen with solid sparkling Quartz counters, wood cabinets and full package stainless steel appliances.The master is just as impressive with access to the pool and views of the lake. The bathroom offers double sinks with marble counters, glass accent tile, free standing tub and the most amazing shower you have ever seen! Located within minutes to Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Bradenton Riverwalk and all the beautiful sandy beaches the Gulf Coast has to offer. All the shopping you could want is just around the corner. Split bedrooms and extra large second bathroom with access to the pool. Producing fruit trees, fully finished garage, private dock on private lake, full 1 acre lot with no neighbors in the back. Porcelain wood look tile throughout the entire home, large windows allowing natural light in every room, fresh paint inside and out, pool heater, re-claimed water sprinkler system and contemporary chandeliers and ceiling fans. Schedule your appointment today to view this show-worthy property on a private lake.



Sold By: Cathy Loeppke  | List Price: $391,990  |  Sold Price: $384,660

This home is ideal for entertaining with a Spacious design, open Family Room, Dining, and Kitchen concept. A den with French doors on the main floor is a perfect location for a home office. Four bedrooms upstairs, including a master suite with a luxury bath. Many upgrades throughout this home and it has a fenced back yard too. Palmer Reserve features a gazebo, tot lot, and benches that overlook a lovely fountain in the larger of the neighborhood’s two ponds. With proximity to Fruitville Road and Bee Ridge Road, two major east-west thoroughfares, Palmer Reserve offers access to downtown Sarasota and the city’s cultural and recreational opportunities, including art galleries, museums, theaters and golf courses. Nearby I-75 links the community with St. Petersburg, Tampa, and Pinellas County’s beaches and resort destinations.


6142 47TH ST E, BRADENTON, FL 34203

Sold By: Stephen Downes  |  List Price: $360,000  |  Sold Price: $348,000

Lakefront home in Mandalay!! Beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath, plus office and pool! Bright and open floor plan, tile throughout main living areas, surround sound speakers in living room and lanai, new carpet and new paint! Kitchen has high top breakfast bar, corian counters, and stainless steel appliances. Master bedroom offers large walk-in closets, master bath offers dual sinks, garden tub and walk-in shower. Private office has French doors and can be used as office space or bonus room! Lush landscaping around the home. Lanai has a gorgeous pool with extensive lake views! Brick pavers! Sit back and relax to enjoy the sunsets from your lanai!



Listed By: Suzanne Crandall  | List Price: $400,000  | Sold Price: $395,000

Live in a maintenance free, gorgeous community with only 68 homes in this neighborhood, all within the Gated LWRCC ! You will be impressed with this pristine, 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, plus an office/den, home with a pool. Granite counter tops, beautiful glass tile back splash, stainless steel appliances and a darling eat-in space nestled in a bay window, with custom seating. The great room features 12 foot ceilings with crown molding and a custom built in entertainment center to house all your equipment. From the great room, you look straight out to the saltwater, heated pool and enter into a signature Florida lanai. Relax in your peaceful master bedroom suite with 2 large walk in closets, his and hers separate sinks, a soaking tub and walk in shower. This residence is a perfect place for enjoying family and friends, for years to come. Click on that showing button, make an appointment and come see for yourself 



Sold By: Timothy Mendizabal  | List and Sold Price: $80,000

New carpets throughout the unit as well as fresh paint! Just minutes from Downtown Sarasota, Lido Beach, Saint Armands Circle, I-75, the Van Wezel and easy access to the UTC mall. You are also walking distance to Ed Smith Stadium, home of the Baltimore Orioles. This 2 bedroom 1 bathroom unit features lake views from your private balcony and from the large windows in the master bedroom. The open floor plan is more spacious than the square footage would suggest with plenty of room to entertain. The community has 2 lighted tennis courts, 2 pools, a sauna, a recreation area with a pool table and a kitchen, gym, on site management, covered parking (for an extra fee), laundry room, and a nature trail on the north side of the complex. This move in ready condo is great for investors as renters love the location! See this soon before it is too late.



Sold By: Cathy Loeppke  | List Price: $382,000  |  Sold Price: $367,500

This Braden Woods beauty with its pool and brand new roof is waiting for you and your family to move in. Enjoy the spacious open floorplan with its living area, kitchen with new stainless steel appliances (energy star rated), the formal dining area and a master suite, all on one floor. French doors boast great views to large completely screened pool area. Relax at the 8 Ft deep pool (3rd bathroom is accessible from the pool area), which gives you lots of privacy. Your very own private putting green, chipping green and even a sand bunker will help you to improve your Golf handicap in no time. The second floor offers 2 bedrooms and a full bathroom along with 4 additional rooms for storage. The enclosed laundry room is conveniently accessible through the kitchen. See for yourself, explore this beautiful home by strolling through the 3D-TOUR in the virtual tour link. Imagine yourself sitting on the lovely fully screened and freshly painted porch wrapping around most of the home. This fenced in home sits on a 1,11-acre corner lot. Enjoy the pond view and oversee the wonderful golf course. An American Home Shield Home Warranty is available for buyers. The home is close to I-75, LWR, a large number of shops, grocery stores and restaurants.


Sold By: Cathy Loeppke  | List Price: $325,000  |  Sold Price: $307,500

Looking for a large open plan home near IMG? This is the perfect house for you to update and make your own home on the IMG golf course! Loaded with space and room to roam inside and out for the large family or for those that love to entertain . This house boasts one of the largest private pools in El Conquistador which is solar heated. You will love the large deck which has been newly screened and has nice covered space too. Located on the 10th fairway of the IMG El Conquistador Golf Course with expansive views and lush landscape. Close to the IMG Country Club for dining and close proximity to downtown Sarasota, SRQ Airport and areas finest beaches. Perfect Fixer Upper!



Listed By: Robert & Valerie Orr  |  List Price: $508,000  |  Sold Price: $495,000

Gorgeous bay views from every room! Enjoy the best of Longboat Key living from this STUNNING penthouse 4th floor unit completely renovated in 2014, including hurricane windows, quartz kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances, porcelain tile floors throughout, remote control shades, inside washer/dryer, no expenses spared! Assigned covered parking along with ground floor storage unit and so much more! Windward Bay offers deeded beach access, boat dockage in the 2 marinas, 2 pools, tennis courts, kayak storage, fitness room, shuffleboard....a perfect lifestyle....conveniently located with easy access to Downtown Sarasota and world-renowned St. Armand's Circle.



Sold By: Robert & Valerie Orr  |  List Price: $319,000  |  Sold Price: $309,000

This is a very special home offered by the original owners. Many upgrades have been added and most importantly, the extended lanai within the past 2 years. The position and view on the lake is just lovely to observe all the wildlife. Peaceful quite location in this community. The Aruba model offers 42” cabinets, glass subway tile backsplash, granite, Brand new refrigerator. This property is a winner! Very active community with walking paths and fabulous 25,000 sq. ft. clubhouse loaded with amenities. No CDD fees in this resort style community. Low HOA fees include basic cable, high speed internet, lawn care, fitness center, sauna, heated indoor/outdoor pool, hot tub, Har-Tru tennis courts, part-time tennis pro, bocce courts, and full-time activities director. Prime location close to UTC mall, great dining and shopping, Benderson Park & Rowing lake, downtown events, Siesta Key and beaches, I-75 and airport.



Listed By: Kristy Lochead  |  List Price: $185,000  |  Sold Price: $178,000

Tucked away in the wonderful community of Tara Preserve, you will find this little gem! This unit is being sold turnkey furnished, and all of the goodies that come with it are in great condition. The lanai overlooks the 4th hole, and the unit itself is a short distance from the community pool. Tara Preserve is a semi private golf community, membership is not required with this unit. In addition to golf, you have tennis, a fitness facility, dining, and more. You are minutes away from the new UTC mall, I75, and the Sarasota/Bradenton airport. A few more minutes in the car will get you to the number 1 rated beach, Siesta Key, or the wonderful downtown area



Sold By: Ingrid Walker  |  List Price: $324,500  | Sold Price: $312,000

A rare Opportunity to own this bright well appointed, Corner Unit, with magnificent view of Harbour on the third floor with large Enclosed Lenai, new wood flooring in living /dining room, large open kitchen with attractive tiling ,tray ceiling ,recessed lighting, stainless steel range and dishwasher, side by side fridge, new AC unit ,new water heater, Built in walk in Tub( handicap access). Longboat Harbour is a gated community with full time management on site, Deeded gated private beach with pavilion that offers heated in door shower facilities. Many of the amenities to include four heated swimming pools, tennis court, spacious fitness center, club house, game room. There are many boat docks ( only $360 per year )on a first come bases, for your sail boat or motor up to 34' long ,There are kayak and bike storage and many more..( sorry no pets ) This unit is priced to sell fast



Sold By: Ingrid Walker  |  List Price: $304,900  | Sold Price: $290,000

This is the one who will accomplish Your dream. BEAUTIFUL Home in a Great Golf course gated Community! 3 bedrooms + DEN , 2 bath 2 car garage POOL home in Stoneybrook at Heritage Harbour. The home offers an spectacular lake view. A private master bedroom en suite . Relax at the pool !! Stoneybrook amenities include: Recreational center that offers fitness center , community pool, tennis courts, dog park, playground, basketball, volleyball courts, 18 holes of golf w/various types of memberships available, golf clubhouse with restaurant, and much more. Great schools and close to everything $2300 ONE TIME FEE charged to the buyer payable to the HOA's ! Come take a look of this very nice house

February 2017

DWELL Real Estate was definitely feeling the love this February. Not only did we win the Readers' Choice Award for Best Real Estate Office for the 3rd year in a row, we ended the month with 11 closed transactions, 4 of which were $1,000,000+ sales and one of those being the highest sold property on Longboat Key this year! Congratulations to all of our wonderful customers and their hardworking DWELL agents and for making this a month worth celebrating. See additional photos and information regarding each and every one of our February sales.


Sold By: Robert & Valerie Orr  |  List Price: $1,195,000  |  Sold Price: $1,125,000

Highly sought after south facing home site on deep water canal within the prestigious Harbor Section! This property is over 15,000 sq ft and is located not only behind the guarded entry of Bay Isles, but also thru another set of private access gates leading you into the Harbor Section. Sea wall is association responsibility. Enjoy Bay Isles deeded beach at the Bay Isles Beach Club and close proximity to the world-class shopping and dining of St. Armand's Key.


Sold By: James Tassell  |  List Price: $489,900  |  Sold Price: $484,900

IF YOU HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR A SPECTACULAR KITCHEN, check this one out. The customized cabinets are accented with granite counter tops, high end appliances & a new backsplash. Other amenities are throughout the house, including 8' doors & others with decorative transoms. All the open living spaces have bamboo floors & 8" baseboards. The 4 bedrooms & 3 baths in the open split plan offers, walk in closets, new tile in the master bath with dual sinks, garden tub & decorative mirrors. Enjoy the lanai with the solar heated salt water pool in the evening with accent & outdoor lighting & the private pond view in the daylight. Many more amenities are included as well. Venetia is a premier gated community with low HOA fees & is high in amenities, such as resort style pool & spa, fitness room, tennis courts & beautiful clubhouse. All of this located close to shopping, restaurants & Gulf Beaches. You will be glad you checked this one out


Listed By: Kristy Lochead  |  List Price: $462,000  |  Sold Price: $420,000

Prepare to be amazed! This gorgeous 3 bedroom 2 bath pool home sits on a quiet cul-de-sac within the gates of Turtle Rock. These are the kind of sellers you want to purchase a home from! Every corner of this home has been meticulously cared for, from the grout in the tile to the pool equipment. The a/c is new with lifetime maintenance, new water heater, the entire house has been replumbed, outdoor chefs kitchen with gas grill, brand new top of the line pool equipment, salt water heated pool & spa with fabulous colors of new pebbleTec, the lanai doors are extra wide to fit your furniture through, gorgeous custom made glass doors and top of the line hurricane proof windows and doors. In the event there is ever a hurricane, you can batten down the house and have peace of mind.


Sold By: Renata Chanoski  |  List Price; $284,900  |  Sold Price: $277,000

Lovely WATER and GOLF COURSE view from almost every room in this Chelmsford Close villa, quietly located on a dead end street. Welcoming courtyard entry, 2 bedrooms WITH DEN, NEW A/C, tile throughout (except new carpeting in Master Bedroom), volume ceilings with crown molding(no popcorn), plantation shutters, 2 car garage including storage cabinets. Spacious, sunny eat-in kitchen has solid surface counters, a new microwave and range. Leaded pocket doors from the kitchen to the den add architectural detail. Handy utility sink in Laundry Room. Walk-in closet and generous windows in the Master Suite. (Seller is willing to leave furnishings.) Community pool nearby. Prime location allows for a quick trip downtown and easy access to I75. Endless shopping and dining at your fingertips. Country Club membership is optional.


Sold By: Ingrid Walker  |  Build Price: $551,775

Valencia at Rosemary Place is a Tuscan inspired development constructing 30 units with a number of upgrades and customizable features located in the Downtown Sarasota area. 



Penthouse PH3 -  Sold By: Beth Lancaster-Collins  |  List Price: $1,999,900  | Sold Price: $1,949,000

Unit #401 - Sold By: Sharon Straw  |  List Price: $1,819,900  |  Sold Price: $1,839,800

Sansara is an exclusive 10-story boutique development of 17 deluxe units. Sansara completion is projected for 2017. The amenities level consists of a relaxing pool, private spa, pool-side cabanas with day beds, fire pit, outdoor kitchen with bar and a private gym with yoga room. These amenities will balance the flow of energy by utilizing natural elements such as rich woods, bamboo, water features, stone and a thoughtful selection of native plant species.


Sold By: Sharon Straw  |  List Price: $500,800  |  Sold Price: $521,000

Beautiful home in a great gated community. Lovely pool and spa. Granite Counters, Stainless Steel appliances, built in oven and microwave. Fireplace. Partial Lake and wooded views. County Records shows as 4 BR but is 6BR, one used as an office with built ins. If you like your privacy this is a great place for you. Close enough to interstate for convenience, but far enough away for tranquility. On cul-de-sac.


Sold By: Ingrid Walker  |  List Price: $5,295,000  |  Sold Price: $4,625,000

Situated on the coveted island of Longboat Key, this magnificent residence features first-rate construction, impeccable attention to detail and utmost privacy. Idyllically located behind the gates of Bay Isles in the distinguished and separately gated Harbor section, this bayfront home is perfectly situated along a protected deepwater canal with incredible city views and an abundance of native fauna. Custom-designed by Brian Phipps and built by Bruce Saba Homes, this Longboat Key estate includes every convenience for the Florida lifestyle and grand entertaining. Flawlessly executed with every amenity possible, including custom cabinetry, professional-grade appliances, exotic granites, travertine and hardwood flooring and intricate moldings. Expansive living spaces were brilliantly designed with maximum storage, accessibility to the outdoors and to take advantage of the mesmerizing views. The epicurean-inspired kitchen is just the beginning this residence which also contains an outdoor kitchen, large fully-equipped great room bar and game room wet bar. The first-floor master takes full advantage of the waterfront location with sweeping bay views and includes separate master bath areas and custom finished walk-in closets. This stunning home comes complete with seven-car air-conditioned garage, generator, 10-camera security system, whole-house water filtration system, instant hot water heaters, natural gas, elevator, two laundry areas, three half baths, three en-suite guest quarters and boat dock with lift.


Sold By: Stephen Downes  |  Build Price: $347,500

New Construction home with 4BR/3.5BA and 3car garage with 2,795 sq feet in the amenity filled community; Del Tierra.



Sold By: Ingrid Walker  |  List Price: $99,900  |  Sold Price: $90,000

Perfect opportunity to own a piece of Old World Florida, this clean and cozy home is priced to sell.. Perfect for Investment, vacation, or family living. No Deed Restrictions so bring all the toys. Huge front parking area, both bedrooms are on the 2nd floor and living area on 1st. Conveniently located near Parks, Recreation, Cal Ripkin Baseball Complex, BMX Track, Shopping and Downtown Sarasota. Ready to Go!

February 27, 2017

Congratulations to two sets of wonderful clients who purchased units in the highly anticipated Sansara condos in downtown Sarasota. We love selling everywhere in Sarasota and Manatee counties but we especially love representing buyers and sellers in downtown Sarasota. Afterall, the Sansara condo building is right down the street from our offices. Our agents, Sharon Straw and Beth Lancaster represented the buyers.

Just Sold in Sansara

   Sales Price (public record) Bedrooms Bathrooms Sq. Ft.  $/Sq. Ft. 
300 S. Pineapple Avenue #PH3  $1,949,000  3  3  2,264  $861
300 S. Pineapple Avenue #401   $1,839,800  3  3  2,773  $663
Sansara Condo

About Sansara Condos

Sansara is an exclusive 10-story boutique development of 17 deluxe units. Located at the gateway to the historic Burns Court neighborhood, this iconic addition to the Sarasota skyline blends zen-like aesthetics with luxurious urban appeal. Sansara is perfectly attuned to downtown Sarasota, within walking distance of the farmer’s market, restaurants, theaters, organic markets, night life and more. Sansara has 9 distinct floor plans, each complete with soaring 10’+ ceilings and a retractable window wall that creates a harmony of indoor and outdoor living. Take the elevator to your custom lobby, shared by just one other residence. Amenities include a relaxing pool, private spa, pool-side cabanas with day beds, fire pit, outdoor kitchen with bar and a private gym with yoga room. An escape for body, mind and soul, these amenities will balance the flow of energy by utilizing natural elements such as rich woods, bamboo, water features, stone and a thoughtful selection of native plant species. 

300 S. Pineapple Avenue #PH3

Below is the view from unit #PH3.  This condo was finished out with the “Penthouse Package”. This includes a private two car enclosed garage, with expansive extra storage, wood flooring throughout, Italian Style wood cabinetry in the kitchen and floating vanities in the baths, Wolf and Sub Zero appliances and amazing 10th level views of the Bay, City, Marina and Gulf. This Sansara penthouse features a soaring 12’retractable window wall that creates a harmony of indoor and outdoor living. The 2,264 square feet of living space with 400 square feet of terrace is truly an inspired city retreat.

View from Sansara PH3

300 S. Pineapple Avenue #401 

The view below is from unit 401. Unit 401 offers 2,773 square feet of luxurious living space and 455 square feet of terrace is truly an inspired city retreat, offering panoramic views of Sarasota bay, the marina and skyline. 

View from Sansara #401


Sansara Renderings

February 2, 2017

A busy and productive start to the year with clients, contracts and closings. Congratulations to all of our wonderful clients and their stellar DWELLer agents on each of our 6 closing this past month. View photos and additional information regarding each property right here. 


Agent: James Tassell  |  List and Sold Price: $315,000

Fiddler's Creek is a small community of only 27 homes in the perfect location! These custom built homes have all the upgrades that every buyer will fall in love with. The integrated floor plan is open, light and bright with zero wasted space and perfect for entertaining or family gatherings. Standard in every home are tray ceilings and crown molding through the living areas, 42 inch raised panel Thermafoil cabinets, stainless steel sink and appliances. Also included are 8 foot doors, 10 foot ceiling and 5 inch upgraded base board thoughout. Tray ceilings in the foyer and the living room along with crown molding, accent paint, ceiling fans, and superior quality lighting packages. The bathrooms have granite as well and walk-in showers. 7 ceiling fans and recessed lighting are also standard. The exterior accented stone work on the front of the home and brick pavers on the driveway and walkway. A generous landscaping package is provided along with a screened lanai is also standard among many other features. There are several homes that are move-in ready or pick your lot and build your dream home with one of the best custom home builders in the area.


Agent: James Tassell  |  List Price: $225,000  |  Sold Price: $217,500

SUPER CUTE REMODELED RANCHER NEAR DOWNTOWN! This home is a light, bright, open, and airy dollhouse that sits under the shade of an ancient oak tree! Inside you'll find fantastic upgrades like an open kitchen with updated cabinetry, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances, completely renovated bathrooms, and brand new flooring in the bedrooms. Brand new windows through most of them home and a newer A/C unit make the house much more energy efficient; you'll also find a complete en-suite master with a walk-in closet and private master bathroom. The home has also been re-piped throughout. A southern rear exposure gives the home a warm, natural light all day long; it's also perfect for the jumbo backyard (especially if you want to add a pool!) A raised, irrigated garden in the backyard is the perfect place to grow your own vegetables using water collected in the rain cistern. ** Bellevue Terrace is a wonderful, established community of well-maintained homes within bicycling distance of downtown. This home also sits just two short blocks from the beautiful Locklear Park, which is a public complex featuring an A+ playground, an outdoor volleyball court, picnic areas, and walking trails. Don't let this one get away.


Agent: Suzanne Crandall  | List Price: $249,900  | Sold Price: $235,000

Almost new! 3 bedroom, 2 bath single family home with views of lake. Central Park is a wonderful gated community with playground and tennis courts. Previous owners rarely lived in this home and new owners only used it 2-3 month a year. Upgrades include 16 by 16 inch ceramic tiles on diagonal, granite kitchen counters, stainless steel appliances (gas stove range) upgraded lights and fan fixtures, screened in lanai, upgraded coach lights on garage, double sinks in master bathroom, custom shelving in master closet, flooring in attic for extra storage with fold down stair. Home has been pre-wired for a pool. Home is in mint condition. Enjoy neighborhood amenities. Close to downtown Lakewood Ranch.


Agent: Cathy Loeppke  | List Price: $270,000  |  Sold Price: $262,000

Stop look no further - looking for a beautiful maintenance free villa with sweeping golf course views? Here it is! That's right no yard work, no painting the outside, no fixing the roof!! Done for you. This 1513 sq foot villa has high 12 foot ceilings (no popcorn), with beautiful crown moldings. The spacious great room opens onto the Lanai through sliding glass doors to long vistas of the golf course with total privacy. Large windows flood the villa in light. This villa hosts 3 Bedrooms, OR 2 Bedrooms with Den depending on your desire and 2 bathrooms. The eat-in kitchen has room for a table to sit 4 with pocket doors joining the 3rd Bedroom/Den. The inside laundry room has full size washer and dryer with laundry tub. The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet leading into the master bathroom with shower. AC replaced in October,2016. New roof in 2015, newer washer and dryer. Heated community pool just steps away. The Meadows Golf and Country Club is a popular community with miles of walking and biking trails set in old growth trees. No Country Club membership required but low rates allow easy membership to golfing on three courses, 17 har-tru tennis courts, exercise facility, and jr Olympic size pool. The Meadows is conveniently located next to the UTC Shopping Mall and Interstate 75 while only being 15 minutes to downtown Sarasota and the Bayfront.


Agent: Stephen Downes  |  List Price: $299,000  |  Sold Price: $295,000

This lovely Pool Home is nestled in the heart of Lakewood Ranch. This home has 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, a separate formal dining room, private office/den, a caged pool and an additional concrete patio complete with a built-in fire pit. The great room plan offers excellent entertainment area with a spacious kitchen and dinette area, all overlooking the sparkling pool. Well maintained and move in ready. A/C system was updated approximately five years ago and the hot water heater was replaced last year. There is a "pocket-park" directly across the street and nearby is Summerfield Village Park w/soccer fields, playground, sheltered picnic areas and grills. Enjoy a walk on the trails or wet a fishing line in the multiple lakes. Lakewood Ranch offers many amenities including; Adventure Park, tennis courts, dog park, etc. Lakewood Ranch Main Street offers casual and upscale dining, Music on Main events, a movie theater and miniature golf. University Town Town Center Mall is close by for world class or enjoy a weekend polo match at the Sarasota Polo Fields. Welcome home!


Agent: Robert & Valerie Orr  |  List Price: $429,000  |  Sold Price: $415,000

Newer El Conquistador GOLF COURSE HOME. Most popular floor plan in The Greens, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, high ceilings, and over 2,200 sq. ft. of living area. Popular SOUTHERN EXPOSURE on the pool & spa area. Single family home with MAINTENANCE FREE GROUNDS CARE program, so the neighborhood always looks great. FURNISHED and ready for IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY. BIG SAVINGS, WITH NO CDD FEE AND MODEST HOA FEE.

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