Sold by DWELL - 2012 & 2013

Below are some of the properties we have sold in 2012 and 2013. These properties are located in Sarasota, Downtown Sarasota, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Lido Key, Bird Key, Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton and Venice. We feel fortunate to have represented these buyers and sellers. If you need the expertise of a full time Realtor please contact us at 941.822.0708 or contact us

Properties We Have Sold Over The Years

Sarasota Sales Downtown Sales Longboat Key Sales Siesta Key Sales
Lido Key/ St. Armands Sales  Bird Key Sales  Lakewood Ranch Sales Manatee County Sales

Sarasota Home & Condo Sales

January 9, 2013


Congratulations to our clients for closing on this fabulous home in Racimo Ranches. This fabulous properties offers a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom main house as well as 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom guest house for a total square footage space of 3,974 under air. All of this is on 2+ acres of land. What a great deal at $390,000 (public record)!

7545 Castle Drive

Racimo Ranches presents this 4 Bedroom Bath home with detached 2 Bedroom 1 Bath guest suite. Fabulous finishes include a long last metal roof, woodburning fireplace in the living room perfect for a cozy night in,spacious updated kitchen complete withisland for extra hands in the kitchen, granite counters, wood cabinetry and stainless appliances. Lots of room for your guests to roam at your next pool party. Plenty of parking space in your circular driveway. So what are you waiting for? Schedule your appointment to see this unexpected treasure today!

August 29, 2012

We just sold this wonderful home in The Hammock subdivision in east Sarasota.

hammocks homes sarasota

3759 Eagle Hammock Drive

This 4, potentially 5 BD home with office will not disappoint you as it has all the right spaces. Almost 3,500 SQ FT of majestic living area with fine details including tray ceilings, luxury trim, and exceptional built-ins. Oversized pool and spa area with outdoor kitchen. Property highlights include sumptuous master suite with walk-in closet large bath, efficient gas range and hot water heater, THREE car garage. Make your appointment to view this fine property today.

The asking price was $479,000. My clients got a great deal for $430,000 (public record). 

Short Sale Lesson

The home above was a short sale. My clients put the home under contract back in January of 2012. Yes, that was around 7 months ago. The bank countered our original contract price. My clients made a small counter offer to the bank's counter (follow all of that?). It took the bank roughly 3 months for them to get back to us on our counter offer approval. I asked my clients if it was worth the 3 month wait and they said "NO!"

Be careful making a small counter offer to the bank on a short sale. If time is of the essence it might not be worth it.

August 29, 2012

Minutes From Downtown Sarasota

Here is a really cool house that another one of our clients purchased recently. This home is located at 2677 Nancy Street which is located just off Tuttle avenue and only a couple of minutes in downtown Sarasota. It offers 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 975 square feet, totally remodeled kitchen, bathroom and flooring. It closed for $118,000 (public record). 


2677 Nancy Street

Come see what a downtown gem this house is. From the designer carport panels brought in from the west coast to the high end wood cabinets and granite kithen, the house is chic. Lovely travertine floors complement a revived classic in the quiet city center. This lovely 2 bedroom/1 bath will attract the most discerning buyers, wanting a downtown address, freedom and privacy of a single family dwelling with spacious large yard. The stylish slate patio is adjoining the north easy breakfast/dining area, giving an urban feel to outside dining, the smart bath, gives a luxurious twist to a necessity. Compact yet spacious in feel. This lovely home won't last. Not a thing to do but move in and invite your friends for dinner. 

August 22, 2012


Our clients got a great deal in The Meadows neighborhood in Sarasota. This was a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,535 square feet and it closed for $100,000 (public record). That is a fantastic value for that property. 


Our clients bought a home at 2129 Cass Street in the Gulf Gate area of Sarasota. This was a 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom home with 886 square feet. Again, this is a safe and convenient community in Sarasota, Florida. Residents here are only about 20 minutes from downtown Sarasota and 10 minutes from Siesta Key beach. 

gulfgateeast_503Our client purchased a lovely home in the Gulf Gate East neighborhood in Sarasota. This home offered 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, 1,822 square feet and was listed for $269,900. This home closed for $263,500 (public record). 

Gulf Gate East is a great neighborhood if you are looking for something under $300,000 with lush, mature landscaping and only minutes to the world famous Siesta Key beach. 

3609 Kingston Blvd., Sarasota

GULF GATE EAST POOL HOME! This beautiful and spacious home has a flowing floor plan offering a HUGE GREAT ROOM with soaring ceilings, formal dining area, three generous sized bedrooms, and multiple sliders leading out to the PRIVATE POOL area. Interior upgrades include large tile floors set on a diagonal, dark GRANITE COUNTERS in kitchen and baths, premium cabinets, elite black appliances, CUSTOM TILE FIREPLACES. Granite wet bar, new tiled showers, brand new carpet, jetted master tub, designer fixtures and custom painting throughout. Exterior/structural upgrades include OVERHEAD PLUMBING, new pool pump, SOLAR HEATED POOL, new FRONT DOUBLE DOORS, irrigation system and all new T1-11 exterior siding. City Water and City Sewer! Only minutes away from World Famous SIESTA KEY, popular Gulf Gate dining and shopping, Sarasota Hospital, numerous golf courses.

June 25, 2012

Harbor Acres homeA big congratulations goes out to our clients who purchased 1508 Flower Drive in the highly sought after West of Trail community of Harbor Acres

1508 Flower Drive

This absolutely stunning custom Spanish Mediterannean home, located in prestigious Harbor Acres beckons your most discriminating buyer. Attention to every detail is evident though-out the home and property. As you approach the front door, you will be dazzled by the glorious bougainvillea trellis that welcomes you. Entering the double wood front doors, you will experience an open floor plan with exquisite details as; tumbled marble floors with matching baseboards, custom painted trey ceilings with recessed and ambient lights, beautiful built-in buffet with pull out drawers, built-in entertainment center flanked by window seats in the expansive family room overlooking the kitchen and pool area. The kitchen, with its large breakfast bar, center island, abundant cabinetry, desk, storage and high end appliances, is a cook's dream. The adjacent wet bar with ice maker, wine rack and fantastic display shelving makes entertaining a delight. The size and scope of the master suite will amaze you...from the fabulous closets with all the bells & whistles, to the bathroom with a his/hers side, large Jacuzzi tub and center shower. The second story features 3 bedrooms with one ensuite baths and a media/bonus room with a built-in granite bar with sink and refrigerator and private terrace that could be a 4th bedroom. This home is just perfect for those buyers wanting to be close to the downtown area or near the hospital in a newer totally amazing and stylish home.

The asking price was $1,685,000 and it closed last Friday for $1,500,000 (public record). 

June 19, 2012

4131 Boca Pointe Drive, SarasotaCongratulations to our clients who just purchased 4131 Boca Point Drive in Prestancia.

This lovely 1988 built home has 3 bedroom, 5.5 bathrooms and 4,133 square feet of living space.

High quality, custom golf course home located on the best street in Prestancia. Spacious and light, this well designed and gracious floor plan includes a dramatic foyer entry into the living room with soaring 20' ceilings, large master suite with updatedhis and hers baths featuring gorgeous Carrera marble and double walk-in closets, sleek gourmet kitchen with solid wood cabinetry, granite counters, ss appliances and lovely light filled breakfast nook, separate formal dining room with 10' windows facing private garden, marbled floor library/office with wall of custom built-ins, 2 en-suite guest bedrooms and expansive screened lanai with heated pool, outdoor kitchen and open yet private golf course views. Many extras including Pella doors and windows, 8 ftinterior doors, central vac., side loaded 3 car garage with tiled floors, hurricane shutters (many electronic roll down) qualifying for major windstorm insurance discounts, new roof installed in 2001 using imported French clay roof tiles and copper flashing.The home has been repiped. Prestancia is an Audubon Certified Wildlife Sanctuary and home to two championship golf courses, including the prestigious Tournament Players Club. Golf memberships are not required although benefits include reciprocal useof a tennis and fitness facility nearby.

The last asking price was $759,000 and it sold for $700,000 (public record). 

February 21, 2012

Laurel Lakes


Clients of mine purchased this spacious home in the popular, gated community of Laurel Lakes in east Sarasota. This 2004 built pool and lakefront home has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 3,822 square feet. It closed for $462,000.

2922 Bravura Lake Drive

This 2-story home is one of the largest available in Laurel Lakes, excellent price per square foot. Spacious and attractive with 5 bedroom/3 bath, 3,855 sq ft living space and located on an oversized corner lot overlooking a lake.It's fine features include the gourmet kitchen with Zodiac counter tops, stainless steel gas appliances, cherry cabinets and pass through bar area. New carpeting, ceiling fans, lighting fixtures, custom blinds and built-ins throughout including garage built ins. Stereo intercom system, home security with keyless entry from 3-car garage. Computer home network. Brick paver lanai with 2-story pool cage, self cleaning saltwater pool with spa, and under ceiling outdoor fans. Master bedroom has his and hers custom closets and sitting area. Master bath has dual sinks, roman tub and walk in shower. Relax on the 2nd story balcony overlooking the tropical pool with spa and tranquil lake view. Laurel Lakes is a gated community that is convenient to schools, shopping, dining, medical, I-75 and Siesta Key, the beach ranked the #1 in the United States!

September 6, 2011


I just sold this really great condo in downtown Sarasota. Many people don't know about this hidden gem. It is called Hudson Landings and it is a small enclave of just 12 cozy units. The great thing about this community is the close proximity to all of the amenities that downtown Sarasota has to offer as well as private boat docks. Hudson Landings sits on Hudson Bayou which leads out to the Sarasota bay and Gulf of Mexico. This is one of the few condo communities in downtown Sarasota that offers boat docks.

858 Hudson Avenue #858

Secluded and serene downtown 2BR+Den/ 2BA 2nd floor condo located in a small tree lined complex on the Hudson Bayou. This home has a charming and rustic flair with its' solid wood flooring, brick surround wood burning fireplace, and wood beam enhanced vaulted ceilings.   Windows thru out replaced in 2006 to meet current hurricane code standards and are detailed to allow for privacy, or plenty of natural light, with plantation shutters.  Hurricane panels provided for front entry and rear screened terrace.   This home comes complete with a 1 car detached garage and boat dock with 10,000 lb. lift. (boat negotiable).  New, metal tile roof installed in 2007 and carries a 50 year warranty.  A/C and water heater both new in 2002.

Asking price - $379,000

May 2, 2011


Clients of mine just purchased this lovely home at 612 Indian Beach Lane in the Indian Beach subdivision of Sarasota, Florida.

This is one of the nicest Sarasota waterfront homes that I have ever seen. The design of this home is outstanding as every room has a fabulous water view. It feels like you are on a cruise ship. At night the home looks south over the downtown Sarasota skyline, John Ringling bridge and Lido Key. If you look west you capture fabulous of Longboat Key. This home captures the sunset every night - regardless of where it sets. Another great feature is the boat dock. Some of the waterfront homes in Indian Beach and Sapphire Shores have very shallow water making it difficult for boating. This home jets out into the water so it can accommodate a nice boat. 

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4.5 bathrooms
  • 5,299 square feet
  • Built in 2004

612 Indian Beach Lane - Property Description

Panoramic views surround this impeccably constructed and masterfully detailed home. This is undoubtedly one of the finest homes ever built in Sarasota. This estate offers an exceptional main residence, glorious pool house surrounded by close to 300 ft. of seawall. Open pool with spa set on the water's edge. Boat dock with lift. Enter this luxurious home through custom mahagony door into soaring ceilings and luxurious Brazilian Tigerwood floors. Custom appointed kitchen with Woodmode cabinetry, Wolf stove, Subzero, Asko appliances. 4 large bedrooms, 4.5 baths. Generous space throughout with light flooding in all of the large windows and sliders. 4 car garage. Hurricane shutters. The asking price of this home was $3,249,000.

Downtown Home & Condo Sales

October 1, 2012


Congratulations to our clients for purchasing a lovely unit in the Sarabande condo community in downtown Sarasota. Located at 340 S. Palm Avenue this luxurious building offers fabulous water views and walkability to all of the amenities that downtown Sarasota has to offer. 

340 S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota

This beautiful bay view two bedroom, two bath condo with a den, is situated on the first living level (which is the fourth floor) of one of the most sought-after addresses in downtown Sarasota. With views of the Sarasota Bay from every window you'll enjoy the casual atmosphere of the open floor plan with West facing veranda. The great room, dining room and den all have hard wood floors. This unit is wired for surround sound and has custom wood built-ins in the den. The kitchen has beautiful cherry mission-style cabinets, granite countertops and includes a breakfast nook and desk. Within walking distance of downtown, restaurants, shopping, theaters and Island Park, Sarabande is filled with amenities sure to enhance any lifestyle. In addition to the heated lap pool, and Jacuzzi you will also enjoy the club room, library, game room, steam, massage and exercise rooms, showers and gym. And let's not forget the wine cellar. Gas grills are also available for your entertaining essentials. Pets are welcome.

August 8, 2012

Condo on the Bay 888

Congratulations to our clients for purchasing a fabulous unit in the Condo on the Bay 888 building. If you want to be in the downtown Sarasota area you cannot find much better of a water view than the 888 and 988 buildings in the Condo on the Bay complex. All of the units have breathtaking views of the Sarasota bay. Another great amenity are the boat docks. This condo complex is one of the few places in downtown Sarasota where you can park your boat within a few steps of your condo.

This condo sold for $352,000 (public record). 

888 Blvd. of the Arts #606

Great price, great unit in a popular Downtown direct Bay front complex. Beautiful full bay, boats and sunset views. Updated walk in shower in master bath with a little TLC or redo, you have a fabulous new home. Boat docks, 2 tennis courts, 2 heated pools, new fitness centers, 24 hour guard gated, concierge daily. A stunning new lobby, full kitchen, social/community room with large flat screen TV, piano and more. Plus, 7 minutes to Sarasota Airport, #1 Beaches, Dining, shopping, Van Wezel Performing Arts Center and G-Wiz Science across the Boulevard, and so much more. Beautiful full bay, boats and sunset views. Updated walk in shower in master bath with a little TLC or redo, you have a fabulous new home. Boat docks, 2 tennis courts, 2 heated pools, new fitness centers, 24 hour guard gated, concierge daily. A stunning new lobby, full kitchen, social/community room with large flat screen TV, piano and more. Plus, 7 minutes to Sarasota Airport, #1 Beaches, Dining, shopping, Van Wezel Performing Arts Center and G-Wiz Science across the Boulevard, and so much more.

April 3, 2012


Congratulations to our lovely clients for their closing in popular Burns Court Villas. This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom townhouse offers 2,124 square feet and was built in 2007. The asking price was $674,000 and the closing price is $650,000 (public record).

565 South Palm Avenue

3 Story Corner Unit!Very bright with many windows & Sliding Glass doors! Within Walking distance to Downtown! PRIVATE ELEVATOR! Fabulous Garden & Pool/Spa area with Selby type setting.Floor Plan & Developers marketing package available. Anderson impact windows,Viking Appliances & Sub Zero Refrig. Wood Cabinets with Top of the line hardware,Granite counters, Natural Gas fireplace,Hand Tooled Bronze sink bowls in baths. High Tech wiring throughout to accommodate all home electronics,High Efficiency A/C Heat Systems on each floor. Total of 23 homes in the community. Garages have Secured access & Storage area.

Longboat Key Home & Condo Sales

February 13, 2013

Beachplace Longboat Key

Congratulations to our sellers who recently sold their condo in Beachplace on Longboat Key. It only took 11 days to successfully get it under contract. This was a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,503 square foot condo that faced the clubhouse & swimming pool. The view of Longboat Key beach and the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico was just a little to the left as you stepped out onto your balcony.

Beachplace is a wonderful condo complex on the south end of Longboat Key. All 336 condominium residences were built from 1979 to 1981 and remains as one of Longboat Key's most favored real estate properties because of its beach frontage, considered as one of the best in the barrier island.  Beachplace has maintained its tropical landscape setting, enhanced with well-manicured foliage as well as refreshing tropical flora and fauna that are native to Florida.


This attractive beach condo is located just steps from the gorgeous waters of the Gulf of Mexico in Building 7 at Beachplace, one of the most desirable complexes on the south end of Longboat Key. The property is being sold turnkey furnished so you can simply arrive and relax on the beach or on your lanai with a view of the gulf to one side and a soothing pond to the other. This unit is spotless and has been very well-maintained, making it an excellent choice for a stress-free beach getaway or to use for rental income ($5700 per month during season). To top it all off, this condo comes with not one but TWO parking spots! One is covered and one is uncovered. Beachplace consists of 11 buildings on approximately 31 acres of beach front property, with 1,450 linear feet of pristine beach frontage. This lovely beachfront complex offers wonderful amenities such as a clubhouse, an Olympic-size heated swimming pool on the gulf side, children's wading pool, fitness center and saunas, three tennis courts, elevators, direct beach access, and gated entry. Beachplace is a perfect home for those who like to live their life at a leisurely pace, offering a flexible island resort lifestyle with all the conveniences of condo living.

The asking price was $500,000 and it closed for $495,000 (public record).

December 18, 2012

Our clients just purchased this fabulous condo in the Water Club on Longboat Key. The views from this unit were simply breathtaking. It offered 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 2,965 square feet. 

Water Club Condos Longboat Key

1241 Gulf of Mexico Drive #808D

Gulf or Bay views from any room of this furnished Ann Folsom Smith designed turnkey furnished residence in gated Water Club. This is an exceptional and elegant apartment with meticulous attention to detail and quality throughout. Three sunlit and covered terraces afford great views in three directions. The kitchen has granite counters with an extra peninsula with sink and disposal, top of the line newer appliances, pantry and eating area. Master suite opens onto a bay view terrace and upgraded marble and glass highlight the master bath. Spacious walk-in closets afford ample storage. wood flooring, Eurotech built in cabinetry and both ceiling and door moldings accent the public areas. A den space converts easily to a third bedroom with hidden in-wall door. The Water Club offers the best amenities of any complex on Longboat Key including: garage parking, climate controlled storage space, Olympic size pool and large deck, European spas, on site concierge, conference rooms, a ballroom and easy access to the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. This unit is a great value and among the lowest priced in Water Club.

The asking price was $1,999,000 and it closed today for $1,850,000 (public record). 

December 7, 2012


I wouldn't mind waking up to this view everyday. The above photos was taken from the condo we recently sold at the Inn on the Beach on Longboat Key.

225 SANDS POINT RD # 7104

Own a piece of paradise in this tasteful, fully furnished unit overlooking the long intercoastal waterway. Nicely upgraded finishes. Light & bright unit. Private beach and pool access. Owners can join the LBK Club but not mandatory. Other features: stacked washer-dryer in kitchen, couch is a pull-out bed, small storage closet in foyer, built-in kitchen table. Bathroom area has deep closet, linen closet, corian counters & towel shelving. Room accomodates a king-sized bed. This unit is not in the rental program but one can apply or use outside rental agency. These sellers have also never leased the unit.

September 26, 2012

beachplace on Longboat KeyCongratulation to our clients who just purchased in Beachplace on Longboat Key. This lovely condo within footsteps of Longboat Key beach has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1,392 square feet.

1105 Gulf of Mexico Drive

Beautiful sunset views, expansive views of the landscaped grounds and reflection pond. Located on the second floor of a 6 story building; you are afforded abundant natural light, the updated kitchen offers neutral colored corian counter tops with white cabinets and newer appliances. There is white Tile throughout the living area's and carpeted bedrooms. This property is in move in condition and is being offered furnished with some exclusions.

August 8, 2012

Islander Club Longboat Key

Congratulations to our clients who purchased a fabulous beachfront condo on Longboat Key in the Islander Club complex. 

Islander Club is a condominium property located only a short three miles away from St. Armand's Circle, a world-famous shopping paradise in Sarasota, Florida.  This majestic condo complex overlooks a private and deeded 400-feet stretch of powder-fine sandy beach.  In addition to this ideal location, residents of the Islander Club enjoy a host of impeccable amenities that make life close to perfect. 

The Islander Club condo community comprises of 133 residential units spread across two high-rise structures situated directly on the gulf.  Amenities that may be enjoyed be residents include a clubhouse, heated Olympic-size swimming pool fronting the Gulf of Mexico, Har-Tru tennis courts, fitness facility, saunas, billiard room, library, and recreation more about the Islander Club

2295 Gulf of Mexico Drive #63

2 Bedroom 2 Bath at Islander Club. South corner of the South Building. Fabulous Gulf views. New A/C, new Water Heater, and new Flooring. Kitchen & Baths original and ready to be updated. Community offers excellent management, security, pool, tennis,fitness center, library, and billiard room. Beautiful Grounds and Covered Parking.

May 15, 2012

Fairway Bay on Longboat Key

Doesn't this look like a nice place to enjoy your morning coffee and breakfast? This terrace is facing east over the Sarasota bay so it provides stunning views of the sun rise in the mornings.

A client of ours just purchased this 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2,482 square foot condo in Fairway Bay on Longboat Key.

Original Asking Price - $599,000

Sales Price - $515,000 (public record)

2016 Harbourside Drive, Longboat Key, Florida

Open and spacious is this 3BD/3BA condominium home in Fairway Bay! Savor the expansive bay views and lush tropical mangroves all within the beautiful backdrop of downtown Sarasota and the Ringling Bridge situated across the bay. The oversized kitchen is well appointed with granite countertops, parquet floors and a gracious eat-in area to enjoy your morning coffee. The light shade of hardwood flooring throughout the living and dining room, combined with the abundance of natural light and outdoor scenery from the many windows, helps to create a feeling of wonderful relaxation. The master suite is well laid out with double sinks, a spa tub, separate shower, spacious closets and opens up to a large private terrace with bay views. With two additional bedrooms and baths there is plenty of room for the extended family to enjoy holidays and vacation time in your Fairway Bay sanctuary. Two new A/C units installed in December 2010. Home includes 1 covered parking space #313. 2011 annual Bay Isles fee- $450.05.

May 8, 2012

Congratulations to our clients who purchased this Longboat Key beach condo in Whitney Beach on the north end of the island. This beachfront condo offers stunning beach and water views. See what I mean?


I would not mind hanging out there.

6701 Gulf of Mexico Drive #306

Make you daydreams of living on the beach a reality! Watch the dolphins play in the sparkling water of the Gulf of Mexico or wave to one of the passing sailboats as they leisurely pass by your fully furnished corner beach residence that offers spectacular northwest views of the beach and Gulf of Mexico. your extensive screened in private balcony can be accessed from both the master bedroom and living room, affording a panoramic view of the water.. Your beautifully furnished residence is mover-in ready and provides you a very comfortable space in which to relax or entertain family and friends. In addition to your private beach residence, you have easy access to a swimming pool directly on the beach, boat slips, fishing pier and excellent tennis courts set in a bucolic setting. Island living frees your spirit and lets your imagination soar. When you want to be immersed in a plethora of fine dining establishments and amazing cultural venues, downtown Sarasota is a short drive away. If you choose to not make this your home, it would make a fine investment property, especially given the liberal monthly rental policy. Life is good and you deserve it! Furnishings exclude artwork.

This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,377 square foot condo had an asking price of $479,000. However, the sales price was $525,000. They had multiple offers on this condo which is not a rare occurrence these days.

February 21, 2012

Country Club Shores on Longboat Key

This one will test your knowledge of the Sarasota waterfront market. A client of mine purchased this lovely canal front home located in on the south end of Longboat Key in the popular Country Club Shores neighborhood. You will find some of the areas waterfront values in this community. It sold for $592,500.

551 Yardarm Lane on Longboat Key

SHORT SALE: Well kept home on oversized deep water canal in Country Club Shores. Three bedrooms, two baths and two-car garage. Located half way down canal and minutes by boat to gulf; also within walking distance of the beach access between Privateer and Beachplace.

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February 28, 2012


A client of mine purchased a great townhouse in the Fairway Bay community on Longboat Key. The townhouse is located behind the gates of the luxurious Longboat Key Club. It has 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,626 square feet and overlooks the Sarasota bay. The beauty of this property is the price and the private deep water boat dock that comes with it.

The previous owners bought this Fairway Bay townhouse for $512,500 in 2009. It was listed in December of 2011 for $399,000. Later in December the price was dropped $349,500. Then on January 19th they lowered it to $325,900. My client purchased it for $327,000 (public record). It was slightly higher than list price because we were competing for the property.

1918 Harbourside Drive #903

PARTIALLY FURNISHED! Lovely townhome with beautiful canal and bay views. Very private setting. THIS IS ONE OF THE VERY FEW HOMES IN FAIRWAY BAY WITH IT'S OWN PRIVATE DOCK. Slip accomodates a large boat with a 20 ft beam and water depth of 8 ft.Lots of bike and walking paths. 2 pools and fitness center. Passway UNDER Gulf of Mexico Drive gets you safely to the Gulf of Mexico Beaches. Membership is included in the private, gated, Bay Isles Beach Club with the beautiful sandy Gulf of Mexico beach, grills, picnic facilities, showers, rest rooms and parking. 

December 13, 2011


Clients of mine just purchased a great unit in the Beachplace condo complex on Longboat Key. This unit is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,503 square foot condo directly on the beach looking west over the tranquil blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This was a Longboat Key short sale.

It was originally listed in September of 2010 for $941,500. In November of 2010 the price was dropped to $725,000. In December of 2010 the unit went under contract. In April of 2011 the condo came back on the market and was priced at $652,500. A couple of days later the condo went under contract again. Last month, in November, the short sale was finally approved however they buyer had walked from the transaction. The bank approved the sale at $650,000. My buyers came in and purchased the condo.

$1,275,000 down to $650,000

For those of you who think $650,000 is too expensive keep in mind that this unit sold for $1,275,000 in 2006.

1045 Gulf of Mexico Drive #604

SHORT SALE! BACK ON THE MARKET WITH A BANK APPROVED PRICE!!! PRICED BELOW MARKET VALUE, QUICK CLOSING COULD OCCUR!!! Beachplace beach front penthouse unit w/2 balconies and fabulous views! Largest 2BR floor plan located in desirable bldg. Unit is beautifully turnkey furnished and is in top shape. Some of the features include updated kitchen, new carpet. Under bldg. parking spot & 1 outside assigned spot. Very easy to RENT 30 day min 12 times a year

Siesta Key Home & Condo Sales

December 5, 2012


Our clients just purchased a fabulous condo in Peppertree on Siesta Key. This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,324 square foot condo is in Peppertree Bayside.

6026 E Peppertree Way # 221A

Paradise found at Peppertree Bay! You will just love this first floor garden condo that exudes a comfortable island lifestyle. From the minute you enter, you will experience a tranquil, relaxed oasis. Notice that the lanai has been enclosed, not only to afford more square footage, but also to highlight the privacy provided by the lush tropical foliage just outside... The view is gorgeous! The updated kitchen is a dream, with custom crafted, solid wood cabinets, unique pull-out shelving, and Corian counter tops. Floors are nicely tiled throughout in neutral tones, except for the bedrooms where there is comfy Berber carpet. You will love the in-unit laundry and COVETED 1-car garage -- providing not only an abundance of storage for bikes and beach gear, but also a place to protect your car from the elements. This lovely condo is turn-key furnished and move-in ready for its new owners! At Peppertree Bay you will not have to leave the complex to enjoy all the amenities of island life. Peppertree offers you a private white sandy beach, two heated swimming pools (1 recently updated), 2 updated clubhouses, a new, state-of-the-art fitness center, a fishing pier, newly updated tennis courts, several acres of tropical foliage, ponds, barbeque grills and On-Site Management. With Siesta Key being voted "Best Beach in America," why look any further? Come today and experience for yourself paradise found at 6026 Peppertree Way!

The asking price was $345,000 and it sold for $335,000.

September 12, 2012


Congratulations to our clients who just sold their Siesta key home at 5318 Avenida Del Mare. The asking price was $899,000 and it closed for $837,000 (public record). This 1997 waterfront home offers 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 3,044 square feet.

5318 Avenida Del Mare

Discover this impeccable and captivating Siesta Key Home on the Grand Canal featuring an inviting foyer, lovely 10' tray ceilings throughout, three full bedrooms all with en-suite baths plus a separate dining room open to the views and an office. Bring the outdoors in with a 16' sliding wall of glass out to the covered dining area and the caged pool deck. Beautiful pavers surround the heated salt water pool and spa. The gourmet kitchen also has a large eat-in area with full views of the pool and fenced yard. The extra large master suite has its own screened balcony, a huge walk-in closet and a jetted tub. All windows and doors are insulated and impact resistant to Miami Dade standards. This home is built for easy maintenance with a three car garage, plantation shutters and solar screens, an 8' x 30' Trex deck, high-efficiency appliances, a security and intercom system, and majestic oaks on an irrigated lot. Enjoy your own private dock with a 13,000 lb. boat lift. This immaculate home is just a 3 block walk to Siesta beach or a short stroll to the Village for shopping and dining.

June 20, 2012


Our clients just purchased this fantastic 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,200 square feet condo in Peppertree on Siesta Key. The asking price was $320,000 and it closed for $290,000 (public record).

1200 East Peppertree Lane #407

Popular Peppertree Bay! Great Gulf View at a Low Price! Watch beautiful sunsets from this turn-key furnished condo. Very spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo located on the 4th floor, east of Midnight Pass Rd.In addition, this condo features an open plan with a sliding door onto an extended lanai, washer and dryer are inside the unit, covered parking spot, and security. On-site rental program is available. Enjoy maintenance free living and an impressive selection of amenities including a new state of the art fitness center, 2 pools, 2 clubhouses, private beach, fishing pier, and tennis courts. No pets.

May 30, 2012

seaplace_17_640Clients of ours just purchased a lovely unit in Seaplace on Longboat Key. This condo has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,265 square feet and was built in 1974. The asking price was $475,000 and the final sales price was $465,000. It only took 19 days to get a contract.

2045 Gulf of Mexico Drive #509

Enjoy fabulous gulf views from this 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,265 square foot condominium home with direct gulf views! The kitchen has been tastefully updated with corian countertops and ample pantry space. With updated large tile flooring throughout maintenance will be a breeze in this spacious "A" floor plan. Located on the fifth floor of building M1, this residence is tastefully decorated and is being sold turnkey furnished. Enjoy afternoon breezes from the spacious, tiled, screened lanai while you look out over the Gulf of Mexico. The popularity of Seaplace is largely due to its friendly owners and staff, and the lushly landscaped grounds that encompass its many amenities; 2 heated pools and spas, club house with state-of-the-art fitness center, a gulf side BBQ area and playground. Walk along the miles of white sand beaches or lounge by the pool soaking up the Florida sun. This residence has two parking spaces #PC214 (covered) and #P234 (uncovered).

May 22, 2012

Siesta Key canal homeCongratulations to clients for purchasing 5073 Higel Avenue. This immaculate Siesta Key canal home has 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 2,466 square feet. I have shown this home several times and thought it was a great waterfront home.

The asking price was $899,900 and it closed for $840,000 (public record).

5073 Higel Avenue

The "wow" factor will be the first thing you think about upon entering the front door of this totally and perfectly renovated and expanded canal front home made for families and entertaining.Fabulous gourmet kitchen, an expansive center island with Viking stainless steel appliances including a warming oven. Three bedrooms 3.5 baths with close to 3000 square feet of living space highlighted with porcelain tile, walnut wide plank wood floors,recessed lighting, granite, custom cabinets, electric fireplace, French doors, laundry and exercise rooms and paver brick patios scattered all around this beautifully tropical landscaped property with a summer kitchen grill area nestled among the trees.A heated salt water pool and spa, boat dock and lift with a 2-car garage, new roof and 2 new air-conditioners complete this absolutely stunning residence. Minutes to Siesta Village and our #1 Siesta Key Beach.

May 7, 2012

I love to sell homes but even more satisfying is selling a rare and unique property. It was such a joy to sell this modern style home on Siesta Key. 724 Tropical Circle is one of those rare properties that you just don't see on a daily, weekly or even on a monthly basis for that matter. And, I see a lot of homes.

I can't figure out what I like best about this contemporary style home - the clean lines, high ceilings, minimalistic feel, large windows offering ample naturally light, serene water views, courtyard pool or disappearing sliding glass doors that open up the whole house.

This Carl Abbott designed waterfront home offers 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 2,603 square feet lavish living space.

724 Tropical Circle

The ultimate in chic! This beautifully clean modern structure, designed by Carl Abbott, is seamlessly blended with the Guy Peterson designed master suite. The very private residence is situated at the end of a cul de sac on a lovely and natural bayou.One sees nothing but water, trees and birds from the home. The home opens to handsome decks for outdoor dining and relaxing. Entry to the home is gained via a dramatic walled pool courtyard and garden. The living areas are open and casual with all living areas opening to the beautiful surroundings with walls of glass. Luxury is apparent in the stone floors, exquisite built-ins and the finest of hardware. Three very separate suites are beautifully appointed. A den/media room is tucked away from the main living areas. The master suite is graced with walls of opaque glass, gorgeous furniture quality cabinetry and offers a separate room for quiet study or workout area. Ideal water for kayaking. Shallow water for boating and fishing.

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Lido Key/St. Armands Circle Home & Condo Sales

April 29. 2013

Orchid Beach Club SarasotaA big congratulations goes out to our clients who just purchased a lovely condo in the Orchid Beach Club on Lido Key. This was unit #D402 in the building overlooking the Lido Key beach and the Gulf of Mexico. It offered 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 3,654 square feet. The asking price was $2,450,000 and it closed for $2,225,000 (public record).

2052 Ben Franklin Drive

DIRECT GULF FRONT! 4th floor unit provides the spectacular sunset and beach views everybody dreams of when purchasing a condominium on one the Sarasota's keys. Professionally furnished in Tommy Bahama beach style the interior reflects the relaxed lifestyle of this beachfront community.  An additional feature is the 2 car private garage. The floor plan feels like a private home with the master separate from the guest areas. Orchid Beach Club offers all the amenities one expects of a high end condominium including concierge service, gulf side pool and spa, fitness center, social lounge with wet bar and fireplace, billiard and game room, private dining room with caterer's kitchen, library and 2 guest suites available for owners guests. Orchid Beach Club, on the south end of Lido Key is close to St. Armands Circle and Downtown Sarasota with its many cultural activities, including Opera, Symphony, Ballet and Concerts. The furnishings in this beach front residence can be purchased separately.

April 10, 2013

Our clients just purchased this impressive condo in the Orchid Beach Club Residences on Lido Key.  The views from this condo are gorgeous and plentiful, with waterfront views available in most of the condo's interior.  This unit offers 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and 3,654 square feet.

Orchid Beach Club

2052 Benjamin Franklin Drive #D702

Lido Key's most desirable condominium address, Orchid Beach, is where luxury surrounds you.  This exquisite residence on the 7th floor is beautifully decorated by Robert Claussen and ready for you to enjoy full gulf front and city views from two spacious terraces.  Orchid Beach offers wonderful amenities, including guarded entry, concierge service, fabulous gulf front resort style pool, spa and grill, state of the art fitness center with massage room, steam and sauna, social room, billiard room, library and 2 guest suites for your visitors. This stunning Dominica model is generously sized and elegantly appointed with bamboo floors, granite counters in kitchen and baths, master bedroom breakfast bar, chef's kitchen with Dacor double oven and gas range, Bosch dishwasher and Subzero refrigerator.  Expansive living room terrace is perfect for enjoying gorgeous sunsets and al fresco dinner parties and has a gas grill. This residence boasts the added bonus of a 2-car garage located steps from the elevator for your convenience. Located on the serene south end of Lido Beach, sunset walks, shell hunting and all the delights of the powdery white sands of the beach are just steps from your door. World renowned St. Armand's Circle with many outstanding shops and restaurants is just a short distance away. Furnishings are available to be purchased separately. What a sensational place to call your own!

The asking price was $2,595,000 and it closed today for $2,195,000 (public record).  

October 2, 2012

Beach Residences on Lido Key

Our clients just purchased a foreclosure in the exclusive Ritz Carlton managed Beach Residences on Lido Key. This 2005 built condo directly on Lido Key beach offers 2 bedroom ensuites, den, 3 bathrooms and 3,315 square feet. This was a 12th floor unit with stunning water and beach views. Th asking price was $1,750,000 and it closed for $1,700,000 (public record). 

1300 Ben Franklin Drive

Create your own vision of paradise in a penthouse at The Beach Residences, the most luxurious & prestigious Gulf front real estate on Lido Key. This beach front jewel has 2 BD ensuites, 3 BA plus den, & is aggressively priced to sell. Owner's Suite has morning kitchen, his/hers walk-in closets, spa tub, glass enclosed shower, separate vanities with granite counter tops, & marble flooring. The kitchen has all you could ever dream of: double Dacor ovens, Asko dishwasher, Sub-Zero frig, gas range, warming drawer, island, wine refrigeration, cherry cabinets & planning desk. Enjoy the bay, city & Gulf views from the oversized terrace. This unit also comes with a 2 car garage plus air conditioned storage. Living in a Ritz-Carlton managed resort means unparalleled luxury as well as active indulgences like the spa, heated pool, saunas, fitness center, rec room & theater with tiered seating. The best feature of all're just steps away from having your toes in the turquoise waters of the world famous Gulf of Mexico. Being sold as-is.

April 10, 2012

lidokeycondo_800On March 6th, 2012 I wrote about listing a great beachfront Lido Key condo. Then I subsequently wrote about receiving multiple offers on the condo shortly after putting it on the market. - Lido Key condo - multiple offers.

This condo closed last week for $335,000 (public record) which was $10,000 more than our asking price. We received two offers immediately after putting it on the market. The winning offer was obviously more than asking price, cash and a quick closing. 

This transaction shows the efficiency of the Sarasota real estate market. When a nice property is put on the market with a realistic price tag it gets plenty of attention.

This was the property I was referring to when I was quoted in the Saturday's Sarasota Herald Tribune titled - Waterfront Property Heats Up by Cynthia Anderson.

The property was a one-bedroom, one-bath unit at First Lido Condominiums off Ben Franklin Drive on the south end of the key. The water view was "gorgeous, " according to Marc Rasmussen of DWELL Real Estate, and the unit say just 50 years from the beach.

The asking price was $325,000, according to Rasmussen, who recently listed the property on a Tuesday and had it under contract by Thursday.

Local Realtors agree: For buyers who've always wanted a place on or near the water, now is the time to buy. While inventories are dwindling and sales are up, the prices of waterfront homes remain significantly lower than they were six years ago. 

March 27, 2012

St. Armands Circle real estate

My client just purchased this great condo in St. Armands Towers. It is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,320 square foot with southern exposure on the 2nd floor. There are water and beach views from the balcony. One of great features of this building is location. Residents of St. Armands Towers can easily walk to all of the shops, restaurants and fun times of St. Armands Circle.

The asking price of this condo was $395,000. The closing price was $350,000 (public record). It was on the market 7 days before my client put it under contract.

101 Ben Franklin Drive #22, Sarasota

Enjoy year round sunsets and full Gulf views!! This is affordable living on Lido Key!! St Armands Towers South is a pet-friendly building directly across the street from Lido Beach and true walking distance to the equally pet-friendly St Armands Circle. Overlooking the courtyard, this second floor unit offers full Gulf views from the Master Bedroom and balcony. The unit received a complete facelift with new carpet, new paint, newer appliances and other cosmetic repairs for a fresh, clean look and feel. Sellers will pay for a recent special assessment for painting and repairs to the exterior of the building. In recent years, St Armands Towers South has also had updates to the elevators, lobby, and hallways.

February 21, 2012

Key Tower South on Lido Key

We sold this great Lido Key beachfront condo in Key Tower South. This ground floor walk out has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1,403 square feet. It closed for $600,000.

1750 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota

Fantastic ground floor unit featuring 12' ceilings in the living room with a breathtaking view of the Gulf of Mexico. You will enjoy the feeling of a home by walking out of your door step directly to Lido Key beach, no need for elevators.It is also an end unit offering more privacy and extra windows in both bedrooms. This residence is being sold turnkey furnished. Bright and open with several upgrades including custom cabinetry in the kitchen, the wet bar area, built-ins in all the closets, tile floor throughout, new showers, new A/C in 2010. The master suite is facing the beach with sliders opening to a screened porch. It has 2 walk-in closets, a king size bed, and a private bathroom. The 2nd bedroom has a walk-in closet and a kingsize bed. Amenities include a heated beachside pool, library and function room. This complex is located a few buildings from the Ritz Carlton Beach Club and its popular Tiki Bar. You are a few minuted away from St. Armands Circle and Downtown Sarasota.

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Bird Key Home Sales

Lakewood Ranch Home & Condo Sales

April 17, 2013

Take a look at this gorgeous home in Lakewood Ranch Country Club that my clients purchased yesterday. This home boasts 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 3,973 square feet built in 2003. It sat on a spacious 1/2 acre lot with fabulous views of a lake and golf course. It is hard to believe that this is one of the smaller homes in the coveted Portmarnock neighborhood in the Lakewood Ranch Country Club. The famous college basketball announcer Dick Vitale happens to live next door in what looks like a small resort. ;-)

7806 Mathern Court closed yesterday for $1,025,000 (public record). It was listed for $1,095,000. The home received a contract after being on the market 188 days. 

Lakewood Ranch home

Lakewood Ranch Country Club Home

A truly custom John Cannon built home, executive Portmarnock neighborhood of The Country Club. Southwest facing to the rear, spectacular unobstructed view of lake and golf course, on a 1/2 acre lot. Paved circular driveway with featured fountain leads to the designer front doors. Diagonal tile throughout the living areas, with Italian mosaic tiles inset in the dining room and designer tile in the master bath. Stepped ceilings with oversized crown molding and featured stone columns. Murals on ceiling in living room, dining room and master bedroom. French doors to lanai to take in the view. The spacious kitchen has upgraded wood cabinetry, under cabinet lighting stainless steel appliances - Sub Zero refrigerator, Thermodor double ovens with microwave & convection features. Bosch dishwasher, center island and plenty of storage space. The office has built in cabinetry with his/her computer set-ups. Ventless gas fireplaces in the formal living room & the family room with stone mantels and hearths.This home was designed as a four bedroom however, the current owner chooses to use that 4th bedroom as a complete state of the art home Theatre.  Bedrooms have built in closets. Recirculating hot water system for instant hot water throughout the home. Step out onto the large pavered lanai, ideal for entertaining. Outdoor kitchen with Dacor grill, undermount refrigerator and sink. Inviting pool and spa has a new heater. One year home warranty. Furniture package available under separate negotiation.

August 22, 2012

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One of James Tassells' clients bought a home to be built in the Country Club East section of Lakewood Ranch at 14361 Stirling Drive. Another client of his closed on a home at 5005 Torrey Pines Run in the Central Park section of Lakewood Ranch. James has been very busy in the Lakewood Ranch area as he just put two more homes under contract to be built. The Lakewood Ranch area is hot. 


Our clients sold their listing in the Watercrest condo community in Lakewood Ranch. This lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,742 square foot unit was listed for $309,900 and it closed for $285,000 (public record).

If you are looking for condo living with water views in a gorgeous planned golf community I would highly recommend exploring the condos in Watercrest.


Our listing in the Greenbrook Walk community in Lakewood Ranch. This lovely lakefront home offered 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 1,344 square feet. It closed for $79,000 (public record). 

Greenbrook Village is a great community in Lakewood Ranch with houses starting under $100,000. If you are looking for a more affordable newer home you should definitely explore this master planned community. 

May 9, 2012

Here is a lovely home we sold in Lakewood Ranch. 

The home at 6607 The Masters Avenue in Lakewood Ranch is a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2,992 square foot, 2000 built home. The original asking price was $609,000. The sellers then lowered the price to $599,900 and it closed for $565,000 (public record).

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If you are looking for perfection, you just found it! This elegant 4 bedroom, 3 bath home will WOW you for sure. Lush landscaping surrounds this well-designed Cannon home. As you walk up your paver drive, inviting French doors greet you and open to rich finishes everywhere you turn. Exquisite hardwood flooring, double tray ceilings w/wood detail, accent lighting, decorative columns, crown moldings, surround sound, sharp window treatments including plantation shutters and much more. Enjoy breakfast gazing through your aquarium window and marvel at the spectacular nature views. Family room has pocket sliders that open to pool and spa with outdoor storage and fully appointed outdoor kitchen where you will enjoy entertaining with friends and family surrounded by a one-of-a-kind peaceful private setting. Kitchen has it all too with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, double ovens, gas cooktop, double sinks, center island, breakfast bar and pantry. Master suite offers walk-in closets with separate entrance to pool and spa. Master bath has custom wood cabinetry, garden tub, vanity and walk-in shower. Fourth bedroom w/bay window is perfect for guests with bath and separate door that leads to lanai. This home is in a perfect location with easy access to Lakewood Ranch Blvd, LWR Main Street, shopping, dining, medical facilities and just minutes to I-75.

Manatee County Home & Condo Sales

River Strand at Heritage Harbour

February 21, 2012

8723_river_preserve_512We recently sold this home at 8723 River Preserve Drive in Bradenton. This is in the River Strand section of Heritage Harbour. This pool and lakefront home has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,661 square feet and was built in 2009. Sold for $390,000.

8723 River Preserve Drive

Almost new, gently lived-in upgraded Bayhill model pool home in maintenance-free, gated, community including equity style membership in the River Strand Country Club featuring a 27-hole Arthur Hills golf course, 8 Har-Tru tennis courts,a 3,900 sq ft clubhouse with both formal and casual dining, and a 3,500 sq ft health and fitness center. Green fees are waived with included membership - you pay only a nominal cart fee. This River Strand beauty wraps around a large caged lanai with aheated pool and spa, set on a beautiful lake full of the best wildlife Florida has to offer. You'll enter your home to views of the pool and lake through the triple glass doors of the formal living room. Entertaining will be extra special with the adjacent formal dining room. This home features a large kitchen with solid wood cabinets and granite counter top that is completely open to the family room. The den at the front of the home can be used as a home office or library, or used as a fourth bedroom if needed. The spacious master bedroom has a separate sitting area for reading and the master bath has a large walk-in shower, garden tub, dual sinks and a closet that is so

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