Sold by DWELL - 2014

Below are some of the properties we have sold in 2014. 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

December 31, 2014

Congratulations to our client Ken, who just purchased 10150 Glenmore Avenue!


I would like to take a moment and just give a little detail of how this purchase unfolded. Ken & I started our search about 3 months ago. Originally he was interested in condos in the Downtown area and Palmer Ranch. After a little discussion, I suggested we add Lakewood Ranch to the list since he would be commuting to Tampa.  We set off one sunny day and viewed around 11 properties from Lakewood Ranch to Downtown.

There was one in particular in Watercrest that he loved, but wanted to think about it for a bit, rightfully so. He flew back to New York and we continued to discuss property on a very consistent basis. He stumbled upon The Isles in Palmer Ranch. If you haven't checked out that area, please do so! It's phenominal!   The only downside to the Palmer Ranch area was the possible commute to Tampa, but that he was willing to live with.  This area would allow him to be close to the Legacy Trail which he loved because he bikes, walks, jogs, etc. He would also be close to a few friends who were equally thrilled about him not only moving down, but being so close. Thanks to modern technology, Ken and I were able to use facetime so he could see the listing I was walking into. I hadn't even made it up the drive and I was in love with it! I walked in, and like a kid in a candy store my eyes and excitement went full force. The dark hard wood flooring, the gorgeous granite counter tops, the cabinets, the appliances, I loved it all! The owner was there, and within minutes I felt like I had a new friend.

Fast forward to me leaving and dialing Ken. After seeing a few photos, the facetime and listening to me ramble on about how, "Out of all the properties we have seen-I think this is the one for you", he decided he was ready to make an offer.

Fast Foward to making an offer. The home went under contract before we could even gather our thoughts. There. That's it. In less than a day. UGH.

If you can imgaine someone, on behalf of their client throwing a full blown tantrum-well, I was doing it. Reason being, Ken and I really worked well together and I knew what he liked. After viewing a handful of homes and phone calls, emails, etc. you better know your client well! If not then you just aren't listening. So that is why I was throwing a fit.  This home was it and in less than 24 hours it was no longer an option.

Ok, back to the drawing board.

I'm a very firm believer in the right place at the right time and everything for a reason. I think I already said that? Anyway, I assured Ken we would find the right one. He agreed. So he continued searching and that is when he found Glenmore. During a phone call one night, he gave me a list of 5 homes all in the Lakewood Ranch area that he was interested in. With him still being in New York, not coming down for a few weeks but not wanting to lose another opportunity we decided I would go peek at the homes.

I know this is rather lengthy, I have cut out a few details because I really am trying to not write a novel, it's almost impossible.

Glenmore was his favorite of the five homes. Something happened during scheduling the showings (of course it did) and when I arrived to see the home I was not able to get in. UGH! This was his favorite and I wanted him to see it, on my iPhone, via facetime.

Fast forward to me seeing the home (I'm trying to be quick, honest). I see it. We facetime. I send pictures. He loves it. He submits an offer. Offer accepted. Inspection period-check. Ball rolling.

Ken made it down a few weeks ago to actually see the house in person for the first time. It was at that moment that all of our combined efforts and hard work paid off. He went from room to room in complete excitment. Being a witness to that kind of happiness is just one reason why I love what I do so much.

So here we are now. Everything about this transaction has left me scratching my head, in a good way.  The listing agent we worked with was just amazing! The sellers, aside from being wonderful have become friends with Ken. Once Ken gets settled, he suggested they come over for drinks.

Thank you for taking the time to read this little nugget. As I type, Ken is on a plane on his way here. I get to hand the keys off tomorrow, what a phenominal way to end 2014!


December 17, 2014

Congratulations to our clients for the purchase of their home located at 8309 Quails Green Terrace in Heritage Harbour! What a beautiful home!

8309 Quails Green Terrace

This charming two story home offers 4 bedrooms 4 bathrooms, office/den 3 car garage, caged pool and spa with 3,242 sqft under air. This home is stunning and spacious with the master on the ground floor & double tray ceiling with his and hers walk-in-closets, and the master bathroom has dual sinks, with a separate tub and shower. There are two other bedrooms on the ground floor with a pool bath. The gourmet kitchen has granite counter-tops, stainless steel appliances, gas cook-top, with built in oven and microwave, and a cozy breakfast nook overlooking your pool, spa and preserve. The sliders pocket all the way into the wall making it perfect to accommodate large get- together's. The home office has French doors with wood laminate floors, plantation shutters, and a custom built in office. Features include *12 Foot Ceilings* *Formal Dining Room* Built In Speakers in Great Room, and Lanai* 2 A/C's* *Paver Driveway* *Barrel Tile Roof* *Crown Molding throughout* Plantation Shutters on Main Floor*. Stoneybrook of Heritage Harbour is a gated resort style golf community. Golf membership is not mandatory and can be purchased. Amenities include 2 community pools, a recreation center, fitness center, walking & biking trails, tennis courts, basketball, fenced dog park & club house with restaurant.

December 17, 2014

Congratulations to our clients who just sold their home located at 1977 Mid Ocean Circle in Forest Lakes Country Club!

Forest Lakes Sarasota

This custom-built pool home is centrally located in Sarasota, offering a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom split floor plan, and a large screened in lanai area for enjoying the year round outdoor Florida life style. In 2010 all windows, as well as the garage door were replaced, allowing for greater protection and energy efficiencies during the hotter months. The property features carpet throughout with the exceptions of linoleum in the kitchen, and tile in both bathrooms/hallway. Master bathroom has a walk in shower with the guest bathroom having a tub. The tile roof on the property adds to the property’s curb appeal within this deed-restricted community of well-kept custom-built homes. The living room can be opened up to the large screened in lanai area with the sliding pocket glass doors. This lanai area truly does offer additional living space year round for entertaining family and friends, enjoying your morning coffee/dinner, or just relaxing in the pool. The central location of this property is hard to beat with travel times of 10 to 15 minutes to downtown Sarasota, Lido and Siesta Key beaches, and I-75. Not to mention there are multiple major retail stores just minutes away. The community does allow for an approved fence to be added to the property’s lot line for greater privacy if desired by a new owner. The kitchen is dated, however this property represents an attractive opportunity for people that want a split floor plan pool home, centrally located to all that Sarasota has to offer.

December 9, 2014

Congratulations to our buyers who just purchased 1125 Gulf of Mexico Drive #101 on Longboat Key!


Walk down to the beach, just a few steps away from this light and bright two bedroom, two bath retreat in Building 3 at Beachplace Located on the first floor, with a convenient walk down from the balcony. This residence has been recently updated with new, stylish furnishings (included), freshly painted walls, new light fixtures and new flooring throughout. Enjoy the wraparound terrace that offers views of the community’s lush landscape, pool deck and Gulf. The living/dining room features floor-to-ceiling glass walls and direct access to the lanai. The eat-in kitchen offers newer, all-white appliances, upgraded lighting and Corian countertops. You will enjoy the privacy of the master suite, with walk-in closet and private access to the wraparound lanai. Also includes one covered and one outside parking spaces. Beachplace is a wonderful Gulf front community offering residents an array of amenities. Enjoy on-site management and security, a stylish clubhouse, fitness center, tennis and expansive deck overlooking the Gulf with heated swimming pool and spa. Centrally located just minutes from the best that Longboat Key and Sarasota has to offer including golf and tennis clubs, marinas, fine dining and shopping.

December 9, 2014

Congratulations to our buyers who purchased this adorable condo located at 1801 Gulf Drive North, #266 on Anna Maria Island!


What a great hideaway on Anna Maria Island. Darling one bedroom one bath in this resort style setting. Freshly painted and nicely furnished. This unit has a great rental history and can be rented by the week or longer. It makes a perfect getaway if you're not ready for that full time move. Runaway Bay offers tennis, shuffleboard, largest pool on the island, fitness center, clubhouse, laundry facilities and a lovely dock that sits on Sarasota Bay just right for fishing. It's just a short walk to the white sand beaches of Anna Maria Island. Free trolley stop that goes the length of the island for shopping and dining.

November 25, 2014

Congratulations to our clients for the purchase of their new home, 7680 Camden Harbour Drive! 

7680 Camden Harbour Drive

MAJOR PRICE REDUCTION FOR QUICK SALE due to job transfer! Move in ready and meticulously maintained by the original owners. Built by the Rutenberg luxury division of US Home on one of the most sought after streets that feature barrel tile roofs along with brick paver walks & driveways. This Grand Chatum has been extended along the whole north side by 2 feet both upstairs and down as well as by 4ft in the front so the 3 CAR GARAGE has room for all of your workshop, toys, exercise equipment, storage, AND your 3 cars. The floorplan includes 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, plus an 800+sf BONUS ROOM encompasses the entire second floor. Soaring 11ft ceilings with CROWN MOLDING grace the main living areas. TRAY CEILING feature in the formal dining room. Formal living room with a wall of sliding glass doors leading to the lanai with plenty of covered area for entertaining. 42” cherry wood cabinets in the kitchen along with STAINLESS STEEL gas appliances, tumbled marble tile BACKSPLASH, and Corian countertops. Breakfast nook is surrounded by AQUARIUM GLASS. Master bathroom with large GARDEN TUB, tiled walk in shower, DUAL SINKS, and chandelier. Absolutely delightful decorator touches throughout this entire home including freshly painted, customized closets, and LUSH MATURE LANDSCAPING. Private gas HEATED SALTWATER POOL with sun ledge and waterfall feature. Super private homesite with pristine LAKE AND PRESERVE VIEWS. Gated golf community with clubhouse and restaurant where membership is available but not mandatory.

November 25, 2014

Congratulations to our clients who just purchased their home, 2048 Tocobaga Lane in Nokomis!

Homes Sold in Calusa Lakes

Enjoy amazing golf and lake views from this former Arthur Rutenberg model home located in beautiful Calusa Lakes. Extraordinary quality and attention to detail abound in this 4 bed, 3 bath, 3 car garage home. Luxury features include custom built-ins in dining and family rooms, crown molding, stunning wood-burning fireplace, whole house stereo system, decorative fans, unique lighting and custom plantation shutters throughout. The gourmet kitchen has been completely updated boasting beautiful granite counter-tops and back splash, wood cabinetry with roll-out and soft close drawers, stainless steel appliances including a double oven, 4 burner cook-top, wine cooler, butler’s pantry and breakfast bar. The spacious master retreat is perfect for relaxing and offers plenty of natural light from a transom window over the wall of disappearing sliders. The master bath has been updated with dual sinks, corian counters, decorative tile, sunken Jacuzzi tub and frameless shower, as well as a walk-in closet with custom cabinetry. The 4th bedroom, located at the back of the house, is currently used as an office/den and features a vaulted ceiling and it’s own bath with a door to the lanai. Sliding doors from kitchen, family, and living room open to an inviting over-sized lanai with a large heated pool surrounded by lush landscaping and incredible golf course views. This open floor plan is perfect for entertaining.

November 19, 2014

Congratulations to our buyers for the purchase of 5400 Ocean Blvd. #5-4 in The Terrace! They are now just steps away from our highly rated Siesta Key beach, life is just so good!


Towering over the corner of Ocean Boulevard and Beach Road is The Terrace, a high-rise condominium property in the beautiful barrier island of Siesta Key Florida. There are 70 condo residences in The Terrace, affording its owners breathtaking bay-to-gulf views that surround the island.

Because of its ideal location, available condo units for sale in The Terrace are limited. Home buyers and investors quickly snap up available properties from this condo complex in sales listings.

Residents of The Terrace enjoy fabulous amenities such as a clubhouse, tennis court, heated swimming pool, hot tub and spa, fitness center, and beach access. Local establishments offering shopping, dining, and entertainment pursuits are only a short distance away from The Terrace. Some of the popular dining destinations are Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Lobster Pot, and Daiquiri Deck.

October 15, 2014

Pinehurst Street Home Sarasota 

Congratulations to our clients and their agent James Tassell for the sale of this cute home at 2207 Pinehurst Street. Located in south Sarasota off Beneva Road and near the Westfield Sarasota Square Mall this pool home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,541 square feet and was built in 1984. It only took four days to sell. The asking price was $212,000 and the sales price was $215,000 (public record).

2207 Pinehurst Street, Sarasota

Location, Location, Location...This 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 car garage fenced in pool home is located close to the beaches, shopping, A+ school district, Gulf Gate area and restaurants! This updated home has a large great room, formal dining room, split bedroom plan, light and bright kitchen, laundry room, covered lanai and is located in a Non-Deed Restricted Community. Home was re-plumbed in 2005 with PVC piping and as of 2013 has a new pool pump! The kitchen has granite countertops, wood cabinets with soft close cabinet drawers/doors and "like new" appliances! Don't wait on this one, won't last!

October 8, 2014

First Longboat Harbour on Longboat Key 

Congratulations to the buyers who just purchased a condo in First Longboat Harbour on Longboat Key. This two bedroom, two bathroom, 928 square foot condo at 4310 Falmouth Drive is a short distance to the tranquil beaches of Longboat Key. This condo closed for $280,000 (public record) proving that you can magnificent water views at a reasonable price. 

4310 Falmouth Drive, Longboat Key

Opportunity to own in Longboat Harbour with Full Bay Views of Sarasota Bay! 2 bedroom / 2 bath, 2nd floor condo in well maintained bay front community. Unit features enclosed screened lanai, kitchen features pass through, living room/dining room combo and outstanding views. Complex features 4 pools, club house, billiard room, catering kitchen, fitness center and tennis court. Deeded beach access with parking area and vehicle wash area, restrooms and beach chair storage space. Boat slips are available on a first come first serve basis and will hold up to 34 ft. max. You must be a member of Longboat Harbour Yacht Club to have a slip, $350/year. Boat lifts are not permitted. Parking is assigned covered carport, and additional guest space available

October 8, 2014

Mira Lago on Palmer Ranch 

Congratulations to our client and agent Cathy Loeppke for the successful sale at 3924 Alamanda Drive. This magnificent 1997 built two bedroom, two bathroom, 1,686 square foot home is located in the Mira Lago section of Palmer Ranch. It closed for $292,000 (public record).

3924 Alamanda Drive

Come and see one of Sarasota's most beautifully landscaped, gated and private settings in the maintenance free, boutique community of Mira Lago, on Palmer Ranch. Built in phase three, this home has a lake view, two bedrooms and two bathrooms with a glassed /screened lanai. The seller updated the home and kitchen with a contemporary flair. The kitchen features granite and high gloss lacquer kitchen cabinets with soft close drawers and up lighting. Voluminous ceilings and a fresh color palette makes this home a must see. Installed in September of 2013, the home has a new Bryant 15 SEER AC and an April Air dehumidifier installed three years ago. Garage door mechanicals were replaced in 2012, hot water heater in 2010 and the kitchen was updated with cabinets and appliances in 2010. Low association quarterly fees of $839.00 per quarter, just $280.00 monthly, make Mira Lago very attractive to Buyers. Maintenance includes all lawn care, mowing, fertilizing, irrigation, mulching, dead plant replacement, tree and bush trimming, power washing of sidewalks, driveways and roof, interior and exterior pest control, community heated pool & spa, gated, Argus Management maintained with a full time maintenance man, and Verizon Prime cable. Association has $172,000.00 in cash reserves. Located a very short driving distance to Siesta Key, Casey Key, shopping and fantastic dining, this is a fantastic opportunity to experience all the Arts & Culture Sarasota has to offer. 

October 8, 2014

Nottingham Homes Sarasota

Congratulations to clients of Sharon Straw for the sale of her listing at 4233 King Richard Drive. This lovely home in the Nottingham neighborhood offered three bedrooms, two bathrooms 1,460 square feet and was built in 1983. 

Proper pricing - Sharon did a great job of pricing this home. It was listed at $228,900 and sold for $228,900. There was a lot of activity on this home from the minute we officially put it on the market. It only took 11 days to get receive the successful contract and it closed in 29 days. Not only did we sell it fast but we also acheived the highest dollar per square foot price in the last year. 

4233 King Richard Drive in Nottingham

Explore this light and bright pool home in a wooded setting. Terrific neighborhood minutes from new mall, downtown and beaches. Immaculate inside and out. Updated master bath, tongue and grove wood floors, transferable roof warranty, a/c only 10 years old with UV light. Sit in the backyard by the 14 x 28 sparkling pool in total privacy.

September 24, 2014

Congratulations to clients of James Tassell who just sold their home located at 4914 Mission Park Lane in Lakewood Ranch!

Central Park Lakewood Ranch home

Lowest priced 3/2 POOL home in Central Park. This MOVE IN READY home has a great open floor plan with a wonderfully extended lanai, complete with a pool backing up to a relaxing and peaceful water view. The home is located in the desirable area of Lakewood Ranch within the gated community Central Park. This home features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a den. The home is being sold with premium stainless steel appliances (sellers added $5,800 worth of appliances after moving into the property). The kitchen also features Quartz counter tops, a central gas range, and a tastefully added backsplash. Throughout the home you will find wood laminate flooring in the living spaces. The bedrooms/den are carpeted, with the bathrooms having tile flooring. This home faces north south, giving the property sunshine all day. With the extended lanai (40' x 20') it gives you plenty of space to truly enjoy the year round Florida outdoor lifestyle; whether it be, watching your favorite sport teams (the lanai is wired for a TV), or just simply cooling down in the pool looking out over the pond after a days work. The lanai also features a sink and gas bib for the possibility of an outdoor kitchen. A big cost saving upgrade of this home is a Silver Radiant Barrier helping to reduce the transfer of exterior heat. The pool's upgrades include a pebble tec floor, and being a salt-water pool. Other notable upgrades are the added cabinets and sink in the garage, and the enhanced lighting in the family room, master bedroom, and den.

September 14, 2014

Congratulations to our clients who just purchased 8911 Midnight Pass Road #216! Located on Siesta Key, this 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo offers some breathtaking views!


END UNIT WITH FULL BAY VIEWS! COMPLETELY REMODELED 7 MONTHS AGO. JUST STEPS FROM THE BAY WATERS AND BOAT DOCKS! DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET FROM BEACH! Complex offers 2 heated pools, 1 small sun pool and another much larger pool that is juxtaposed out into bay, for laps or lounging, real stairs not ladders into pool. Complex also offers Boat Docks, Kayak racks, clubhouse with exercise facility, pool table, table tennis, library and large meeting room with stage. GREAT BOATING to intra coastal and GULF OF MEXICO, as well as KAYAKING areas around small islands and to old Midnight Pass. Fish from community docks, grass flats and GULF. Located directly across the street from Turtle Beach Park and the beach. GREAT BAY SUNRISES FROM INSIDE THE UNIT, LIVING ROOM LANAI AND MASTER SUITE! GREAT SUNSETS FROM THE BEACH! Baths are updated, kitchen updated with tray ceiling, laminate wood flooring in living, dining, kitchen and bedrooms! Separate Storage area for pool toys, fishing poles, beach chairs, etc. Lush Tropical landscaping around the complex. Community has 3 restaurants, marina, park across street with playground. 

September 5, 2014

The Vue condos in Sarasota Florida 

Clients of our just went under contract to purchase a lovely unit in The Vue condos in downtown Sarasota, Florida. If you have driven by the corner of Gulfstream Avenue and U.S. 41 you probably have noticed the construction equipment and moving of dirt. If you have lived in or vacationed in Sarasota awhile you may remember the old Holiday Inn and Denny's restaurant at this location. It was also going to be the home of The Grande condominiums back in 2005 before the real estate bubble bursted. 

Prices start in the $800,000's

The Vue Location

This location will allow residents easy access to all of the shopping and dining venues around Main street as it is just a few blocks away. Exercise enthusiasts will enjoy a walk, run or bike ride over the John Ringling bridge. Beach lovers are just minutes away from the sands of Lido Key beach. Like a nice meal or adult beverage? Residents of The Vue have plenty of choices in downtown Sarasota as well as St. Armands Circle just a few miles away. 

August 26, 2014

Congratulations to our clients for the purchase of 2295 Gulf Of Mexico Drive #94 on Longboat Key

Islander Club Longboat Key

Live life to the fullest on Longboat Key in the Islander Club. Enjoy the sunrises and full view of Sarasota Bay and golf course as you relax on your 38’ open terrace, from the northerly exposure you can enjoy the Gulf of Mexico. Newer gourmet kitchen that all cooks will embrace; stainless steel and granite, induction cook top with pot filler and a marble center island. This renovation is exceptional! The two bedrooms, two baths, has been completely renovated. The master bedroom is facing south toward Gulf. Lots of Travertine tile throughout the living areas and carpeted bedrooms. The Islander Club offers on site management, beautifully landscaped grounds, heated Olympic size pool and saunas on the Gulf of Mexico. Har Tru tennis courts, fitness center overlooking the white sand beach, library and clubhouse. Conveniently located for shopping, dining, short distance to St. Armands and all the excitement that the arts afford one in downtown Sarasota. There is covered parking, but sorry no pets allowed on premises! 

August 23, 2014

Country Club of Sarasota Homes For Sale 

We recently sold 3820 Prairie Dunes Drive in the Country Club of Sarasota. This updated 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2,074 square foot pool home offers stunning golf course views and a southern exposure. 

It was listed for $385,000 and closed for $376,000 (public record).

3820 Prairie Dunes Drive, Sarasota, FL

This beautiful home is located within the gates of The Country Club of Sarasota, a pristine golf & tennis community. It is easy to enjoy the Florida lifestyle here as you sit with a beverage on your covered lanai overlooking the swimming pool and golf course. Fabulously updated with newer roof, AC system, exterior paint, kitchen appliances, light fixtures, hurricane impact windows, pool pump, carpet, gorgeous travertine flooring in the kitchen, living & family rooms. Kitchen, master and spare bathrooms have beem tastfully remodeled. Other 2013 updates include water heater, pool heater, sprinkler system and garage door opener.

Tooting the DWELL Horn

I try not to do this too often but every now and then it is necessary.

It took me only 24 days to receive the successful contract that successfully purchased this home. On average, over the last year, it took 77 days to put a home under contract in the Country Club of Sarasota. So, I was able to sell it in less than a third of the community average. I was also able to sell it for 97% of the asking price versus the community average of 96%. 

How can a smaller, boutique real estate brokerage like DWELL sell a home faster and for more money than the community average without the backing of a national franchise name while homes listed with those larger well known brands languish on the market? It is rather simple. Most of what you hear from a Realtor about how they will market your home is just FLUFF. It sounds good and it works! They are simply just listing tools for a Realtor to use to get your business. 

  • Did I need a worldwide network of affiliates to get this home sold? No
  • Did I need a TV commercial during the Superbowl to get this home soldNo
  • Did I need to be in business for over 100 years to get this home soldNo
  • Did I need to have big shiny advertisements in the newspaper to get this home sold? No
  • Did I need offices or relationships with agents in Dubai, Frankfurt, London, San Francisco, New York or Monaco to get this home sold? No
  • Did I need a well known brand name to get this home sold? No

So What Sold the House?

  • Great photography - Good images attract more buyers and agents. 
  • MLS - I hired thousands of Realtors to help me sell the house. Fortunately, I was able to work with a pleasant Michael Saunders agent.
  • Experience - This transaction was relatively easy without too many challenges. Experience is useful when a transaction turns tough.
  • Easy access - Buyers usually need to see the house in order to buy it. 
  • Price - The right asking price is crucial. You can have good photographs, put it on MLS, hire a good agent, provide easy access, do tons of marketing and the house still not sell because the asking price is wrong. In this instance you are probably helping sell your competition.

August 20, 2014

Congratulations to our clients for the purchase of 1523 Clower Creek Drive #146 In Pelican Cove!


Harbor house... Very rare listing FIRST FLOOR END UNIT!!! Private botanical setting over looks oaks trees and canal. Large deck off the lanai, perfect for entertaining to enjoy Florida living at its finest. 2 bedroom 2 bath granite counter tops in kitchen, dining and living room combo. This condo is a must see when viewing the grounds, for sure this community is one of a kind. Very close to Siesta Key and minutes to downtown. Pelican Cove your answer to a beautiful resort lifestyle in a 75 acres/gated community of botanical setting on Little Sarasota Bay that offers sailboat, canoe, kayaking & fishing 6 pools, 4 tennis courts, a private harbor and numerous clubs and activities. Pelican Cove continues to be recognized and win national awards for its landscaping and its superior management. Excellent for your personal get away or next investment. Setting is peaceful & private!!!

August 20, 2014

Congratulations to our clients for the purchase of 3502 Rollins Pond Way!


OVER AN ACRE ON A CORNER LOT! This is an executive-style residence that was built by Peregrine Homes and boasts 4 full bedrooms, a den/study, 3 baths, formal living and dining plus a family room. It features many upgrades including double leaded glass front doors, detailed tray ceilings, volume ceiling heights, crown moldings, elevated display shelving, ceramic tiled flooring set on the diagonal, hardwood floors, two serving bars, built-ins, recessed lighting, custom fixtures, arched windows and doorways plus pocket doors. The large kitchen has granite counters and a breakfast bar, furniture quality cabinetry with a planning center, indirect lighting, tiled backsplash and two pantry closets. Aquarium glass overlooks the sparkling pool from the breakfast nook. Adjacent the combination family room is complete with a built-in media center. Double doors present a private foyer entrance to the stately Owner's retreat offering a large walk-in closet and a personal bath with dual sinks, glass block accents, a garden soaking tub, a separate shower plus a water closet with lavatory. Another set of double doors provide privacy to the well-appointed executive study. Multiple sets of sliding glass doors access the screened lanai with a pleasing loggia, a separate covered entertainment area and a pool with fantastic privacy. Nestled peacefully less than 2-miles east of Interstate 75, close to a park, golfing, shopping, dining & more!

July 30, 2014

This little gem located on Edenmore Street, now belongs to new owners and I can only imagine their excitement!  Some features of the gorgeous 3 bedroom, 2 bath home: paver drive and walkway with an entry gate, lush landscaping, courmet kitchen with granite, and stainless appliances, custom cabinets, high ceilings, eat at counter, breakfast nook, tile flooring throughout, recessed lighting, great room with custom built entertainment center, den with custom built-ins, master suite with California closet built-ins, master bath with his & her sinks, separate tub with glass block window, frameless walk in shower, covered lanai, two car garage with built-in-storage cabinets, and hurricane roll down shutters.

7414 Edenmore Street

MOTIVATED SELLERS! BRING ALL OFFERS! The current owners have PAID OFF the Bonded Improvement fee of $19,387.83. The new buyers won't have to pay. Maintenance free home in Lakewood Ranch offers exquisite exterior featuring paver drive and walkway with gate at entry. Lush manicured landscaping. Gourmet kitchen with granite, stainless appliances and custom cabinets. Instant hot water in kitchen and full house water filtration system. The high ceilings give this home a true open and airy feel. Eat-at-counter and breakfast area. Tile flooring throughout. Recessed lighting. Great room with custom built entertainment center. Sliders off to lanai and transom window for extra natural light. Spacious dining room with built-in wall niche. Neutral and cozy colors. Den offers custom built-ins. Master suite offers tray ceiling, California closet built-ins, his and her sinks and separate tub with glass block window for privacy along with frameless walk in shower. Three bedroom and two bath plus den. Hunter Douglas duet honeycomb blinds throughout; blackouts in master and front bedroom. Covered lanai with sparkling pool overlooks the most gorgeous natural preserve. Extremely private and serene. Built-in storage cabinets in two-car garage. Hurricane roll down shutters on side and back windows / doors. Full house roof gutters. This home is very well maintained. CDD fee included in taxes.


July 1, 2014

Congratulations to our buyers on their successful purchase of 6107 Blue Runner Court as well as their agent James Tassell. This lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,536 square foot Lakewood Ranch foreclosure was built in 2006 and is located in the Greenbrook Village.

6107 Blue Runner Court Lakewood Ranch FL 

A HOME TO WIN THE HEARTS OF ALL! Beautiful custom, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, freshly painted throughout, w/eye catching detail & stunning curb appeal at Greenbrook Village at Lakewood Ranch. Walk into a open & bright Great room, split plan w/soaring ceilings & accented by neutral colored ceramic tile set on the diagonal (all throughout the home) w/kitchen open to the gathering space offering ideal family living flow. The 'cook's' kitchen features: raised panel cabinetry, breakfast bar, granite counters, & stainless gas appliances. The split plan offers a privacy for the master bedroom en suite, featuring: dual sinks & glassed in shower. Both the Great room & Master open out onto the lanai area that overlooks peaceful views of the lake beyond, w/a fully fenced backyard providing a secure place for little ones & furry family members to romp & play. Greenbrook Village community amenities include: Adventure Park- w/pavilion & playground, (walking distance) -inline skating park, ball fields, pavilion, basketball, soccer, paw park, & access to miles of trails to bike, jog, or hike. Ideal location - off of SR 70 w/abundant shopping, restaurants, schools, downtown Lakewood Ranch w/ shops & restaurants, & Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. Fast & easy access for commuting North or South via SR 70 & I-75.

July 1, 2014

Sabal Cove Home Longboat Key 

Congratulations to our clients for the successful purchase of 3349 Sabal Cove Way on Longboat Key as well as their fabulous agent Nathan Hays. This lovely 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, 3,172 square feet home is located in the Sabal Cove neighborhood which resides behind the gates in the Bay Isles section of the Longboat Key Club.

Sabal Cove on Longboat Key 

Sabal Cove is a small enclave of single family homes behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club on the bayside of the island. Most of the homes were built in the 1990's so residents enjoy the luxuries of a newer structure such as large windows, high ceilings and 3 car garages. Sabal Cove is also convenient to the tennis, boating and golf amenities associated with the private golf club - Longboat Key Club. Beach access is easy as all homeowners behind the gates in the Bay Isles master community has access to a private beach club with ample parking, storage and large beach.

3349 Sabal Cove Way, Longboat Key, FL 34228 - Just Sold

SABAL COVE IN BAY ISLES..... Enjoy resort style living in this spacious family home. Everything you need for guests and Florida enjoyment, including membership to the Bay Isles Beach Club directly on the Gulf of Mexico, just a few minutes away!! This home offers 4 bedrooms, plus den and 3 car garage. Popular open floor plan with sliding doors that open the home to the large lanai, pool and spa all on one level.Great space for entertaining. Living areas are tiled, 4th bedroom and bath create a great guest suite. Huge formal dining room accommodates large dining table. Built-in entertainment system in family room, pantry and desk in kitchen and built-in shelves in the office. Lush landscaping, fruit trees and paver driveway and walkway add to the curb appeal at the end of a cul-de-sac. Home is all on one level, open and bright with transom windows above sliding glass doors. Pool is solar and gas heated and has outdoor kitchen.Class "A" hurricane protection with panels for windows and doors plus new garage doors up to new codes. 2 A/C systems (2011 & 2013). Deluxe Home Warranty provided. Come, relax and enjoy all Longboat Key has to offer! Join the LBK Club and bring your boat and dock at the Longboat Key Club Marina. Play golf just around the corner at the LBK Club Harbourside course or enjoy the new "Tennis Garden." This home was built by Rutenburg and features one of their most popular open floor plans with great flow and storage and high ceilings. 

May 28, 2014

Congratulations to the sellers, buyers & Nathan Hays for the sale of 4895 Sabal Lake Circle in Turtle Rock!


This lakefront home is tucked away in Turtle Rock, and is simply gorgeous! It has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, screened lanai with a pool, large office, imported, stunning tile flooring, special lighting and designer ceilings.  The kitchen is equipped with stainless steel appliances, and beautiful granite countertops. There is a community clubhouse as well that offers a pool, and a playground. Palmer Ranch is such a wonderful area, and now the new owners will experience it firsthand! 

Sales price (public record) $360,000.

May 28, 2014

Congratulations to the sellers and James Tassell for assisting the buyers who are the new owners of 1922 Harbourside Drive #1103 on Longboat Key.


Much like other areas, Longboat Key is Paradise! And now the new owners will enjoy this wonderful area from their new condo!  Located in Fairway Bay, this spacious 3 story condo has 2 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths.  Some great features: sits on a cul-de-sac, wood-burning fireplace, high open ceilings, large skylight, screened porch that overlooks the pool, tropical landscaping, and high canopy trees.  The master sits on the third floor and has a great walk in closet, en-suite bath along with a jetted tub.  Amenities include: on-site management, two community pools, hot tub, poolside grill, clubhouse, exercise room, tennis courts, kayak launch, private docks.  There is also a deeded beach access available at the Bay Isles Beach Club.

Sold for $325,000 (public record).

May 21, 2014

Congratulations to our clients who built a lovely home in The Founders Club!

Founders Club

Talk about gorgeous!  This wonderful 2 story home consists of 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, plus a game room and a pool! This home was built by London Bay and it broke ground around the end of 2012. If you could see this home, you would agree that it was worth the wait! Great job finding this fabulous home Sharon Straw!

The amenities in The Founders Club are as fabulous as the homes nestled in this resort like community.  In a area such as this, there is never a dull moment! The Founders Club is east of I75 on Fruitville, tucked away almost like it's secret.  I have been the clubhouse a few times for different events, and what a fabulous venue.  I'm telling you, the backdrop to those photos are the reason the term "kodak moment" exists. Perfection, everywhere! The greens are so meticulously maintained that even someone like me who is not a golfer can appreciate its beauty. I won't keep you reading, just check out our website to get some more info on this luxurious community. You will be glad you did!

May 14, 2014


Congratulations to Charlie Woods and his clients for the sale of his listing at 4234 Gulf of Mexico Dr #U1! Charlie received a contract on this property within 42 days which was dramatically faster than the 3 year community average of 169 days. 

This great condo located on Longboat Key, having 2 beds & 2 baths featuring a spacious living area, screened porch and a large master bedroom with porch access now belongs to new owners. Congratulations to them and also the seller!  Pelican Harbour & Beach Club is a gulf to bay complex that features a heated swimming pool, tennis courts, an outdoor recreation area, and a fabulous fishing pier. This location is guarenteed to provide breath taking sunsets, and an overall peaceful lifestyle.

Closing price was $260,000 (public record). 

April 30, 2014

Congratulations to clients of James Tassell for the sale of 771 John Ringling Blvd #34 on Lido Key.

This wonderful 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 821 square foot condo in Sarasota Harbor has full bay views and is located just minutes from historic St. Armands Circle and 1/2 mile from Lido Beach. In addition to that, Downtown Sarasota is a short drive away as well. The new owners will be able to enjoy all of these amenities as well as the boat docks, swimming pool and amazing sunsets.

Sarasota Harbor East & West 

771 John Ringling Blvd. #34

Here is a Sarasota Full Bay View Location that you will Fall in Love with. A fully Updated third level Condominium with a Splendid Heated Swimming Pool and Clubhouse. Walk to St Armands Circle Shops, Restaurants and another 1/2 Mile to Lido Beach and Gorgeous Sunsets. A few minutes to Downtown Sarasota Theaters and Shopping Boat Docks, Kayak and Bicycle Storage are available on a "First Come" Schedule. Second Bedroom can be a Studio, Office or Bedroom with the convenient "pull down" Murphy Bed. Do not miss seeing this one soon. Call and arrange an appointment to visit. A 55+ Condominium Association.

April 30, 2014

Congratulations goes out to clients of Nathan Hays for their purchase in popular Central Park of Lakewood Ranch

This 2012 built home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1,937 square feet. It was listed for $289,500 and closed for $282,000 (public record). 

Central Park Home in Lakewood Ranch 

11865 Forest Park Circle, Lakewood Ranch

Why Build? 2012 Construction, water view home site, open designed living , 3 bedroom, two bath home in gated Central Park. Loaded with upgrades with many model showcase options as well as added upgrades by owner, window treatments, granite counters, stainless appliances and high grade wood laminate flooring on the diagonal plus brick paver driveway and screened lanai. This award winning Central Park community features tennis courts, a 10 acre park with a large pavilion and splash water area for your enjoyment, soccer field, 2 fenced dog parks and a 26 acre ponds/lakes thru out. Close to all that Lakewood Ranch offers.

April 15, 2014

West of Trail Lot 

We put this West of Trail 12,000 square foot lot under contract last week before entering it into the MLS. Fortunately, with my website I have built up a large database of potential buyers over the last 10 years. I sent this home/lot at 1819 Wisteria Street to everyone in my database and received an offer later in the day. This charming spanish style home will most likely be torn down by the new owners to make way for a new one. The great thing about selling the home so quickly was that we didn't need to burden the sellers with constant showings. It worked out very well for them.

April 14, 2014

redhawkreservesarasota_350East of 75 off of Clark Road, sits Red Hawk Reserve, a luxurious residential community. With 75 lots & homes sold, Phase 1 has completely sold out! Phase 2 I am guessing will follow suit. Let me fill you in on this amazing community and you will then see why Phase 1 sold out so quickly. I think its sometimes easily assumed that anything East of I75 is extremely rural. Depending on how far East you go, that could be a true statement. Red Hawk Reserve however, is still in the vicinity of shopping, medical offices and more. In addition to being close to above, you also get a feeling of privacy and seclusion. Not one of the homes have a neighbor directly behind them because they either sit on one of the eight lakes or backs up to a preserve - I love this. You get the community feel with a smidge of privacy. Oh, yes. private and gated as well, the more I tell you about this place, the more I myself love it.

Just Sold - 6632 Soaring Eagle Way, Sarasota

Jason Wood recently sold a lovely new home in Red Hawk Reserve. This great room floorplan included 3,121 square feet, 3 bedrooms, den, 3 bathrooms, 2 car garage and swimming pool. 

January 27, 2014

7647 Sanderling Road- Sold

Sanderling Club Home in Siesta KeyCongratulation to clients of Sharon Straw who just purchased this fabulous modern home in the prestigious community of Sanderling Club. This 3 bed, 3/2 bath modern luxury home, known as The Ness House is one to marvel at.  The best part is that this home is only footsteps away beach and the tranquil blue waters surrounding Siesta Key. The original Seibert plan was used as a guide in 2010 when reconstruction began. Lighting, bath fixtures, appliances, cabinetry, tile and a stainless steel kitchen were imported from Italy so you can only imagine the luxurious feel.  Let's not forget about the concrete counter tops and floors that were polished by a local artisan. Who wouldn’t love a master bath equipped with a Spa/Hydro Massage tub?!  Turn the lights down low, light a few candles, pour a glass of wine, and allow Andrea Bocelli to lure you into a blissful state of mind. Yes, I would agree to that no questions asked! Outside sits a wood burning fireplace, and when the timing is right here in sunny Sarasota, you could light it up and the ambiance would only invite you in! The lush, mature foliage gives the outdoors that tropical feel.  In the surrounding acreage you will find mango, avocado, fig and citrus trees. Amenities include: 24 hours security, Paul Rudolph-designed cabanas and beach house, tennis courts, private beach and a marina with Bay access.  There are so many characteristics about this home that one would easily fall in love with. Sold for $1,750,000 (public record).

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December 17, 2014

Congratulations to our clients who just purchased this wonderful condo located at 1111 N. Gulfstream Avenue #2F in One Watergate!


This recently updated, 2-bedroom 2-bath, second floor unit, with outstanding views has crown molding throughout. Enjoy an over sized balcony, large master bedroom, with huge walk-in closest. Both bathrooms have been remodeled. Walk-in shower in guest bathroom and new tile floors. The kitchen has lots of cabinets, pantry, glass back splash, and accent lighting. One Watergate has recently renovated the designer lobby, club room, fitness center, pool, hallways, and elevator. There is an on-site manager, secure parking, and tennis courts. This convenient location is overlooking beautiful Sarasota Bay and gorgeous Marina Jacks. Just a few blocks to Sarasota's vibrant downtown, exquisite art galleries, and spectacular restaurants. You are also close to famous St. Armand's Circle shopping and Lido Beach. One Watergate is definitely the place to enjoy all Sarasota has to offer.

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