Sold by DWELL - 2015

Below are some of the properties we have sold in 2015. 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, 2015

Congratulations to all of our clients and their amazing DWELL agents on the closing of their new homes this week. Wrapping up our sales for the 2015 year, we assisted our clients in obtaining an income producing duplex in Sarasota, a vacant piece of land on Gasparilla Island in Boca Grande, a beachfront condo on Siesta Key in Tortuga, a free standing villa in Palm Aire, and a town-home with golf course views in Sarasota. See photos and read more about each of our 5 sales this week.

1900/1902 Grove Street - Sarasota, FL

Sold By: Renata Chanoski  |  List Price: $395,000  | Sold Price: $360,000

Incredible opportunity to be West of the Trail! This property is currently being used as a 2 bedroom and a 3 bedroom Mediterranean-style duplex in a superb location! Each unit has Spanish tile floors and washer/dryer hook ups. This lot is also perfect for the construction of a new single family home, or renovate the current duplex to a single family home. This very sought after location is within walking distance to Southside School and the Sarasota Hospital. The lot is 50 x 138.7 and has a South exposure to the rear of the property.


341 Gasparilla Street - Boca Grande, FL

Listed By: Charlie Woods  | Sold Price: $500,000

Vacant lot on Boca Grande.

8710 Midnight Pass Rd. #205 - Siesta Key, FL

Sold By: Jason Wood  |  List Price: $364,900  |  Sold Price: $325,000

Spectacular Sunsets & Great Sea Breezes from "Building B" in Sought-After TORTUGA on Siesta Key! This is the only unit available in this Building at the moment. Beautiful Views of the Gulf of Mexico, Beach Frontage, Boat Docks (lifts allowed), Tennis Courts, Clubhouse, Gas Grills, Guest Parking & Secured Parking under building with a 1 Car Garage & Storage. Tortuga has the only Heated Indoor/Outdoor Community Pool in a Condominium on Siesta Key allowing for year-round swimming, regardless of the temperature! Furnished Unit (attached list of a few items will not convey), Excellent Restaurants Nearby, Wonderful Community to Live In so Make it Yours Today! This Resort Lifestyle is the Gem of Turtle Beach on South Siesta Key and is Peaceful & Quiet (if that is what you are looking for)! This complex is very well maintained & it shows ... this is a good one ... hurry, not many become available in this building! Seller wants an offer...Make it!

7799 Pine Trace Dr - Sarasota, FL 

Sold By: Walter Winship |  List &  Sold Price: $174,900

Pine Trace located in beautiful Palm Aire. This maintenance free, detached villa with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two car garage is the perfect primary or winter residence. The interior has been updated with new carpet, fresh interior paint. Gather in the great room with wet bar and relaxing, Florida room. Enjoy the private setting, mature landscaping, large kitchen with lots of cabinet space, family room with vaulted ceiling, master suite with a skylight in the bath room and a shower. Second bedroom has a window seat. Second bath features tub/shower combo. Inside utility room with laundry tub. All this in the amazing Palm Aire location, minutes to beautiful Palm Aire Golf and Country Club, close to the new UTC Mall, Sarasota/Bradenton Airport, shopping, dining, I-75, downtown Sarasota, Ringling Museum and the Gulf Coast beaches! Pine Trace is an established neighborhood surrounded by mature landscaping.


1410 Grantham Drive - Sarasota, FL 

Sold By: Kristy Lochead |  List Price: $179,900  |  Sold Price: $180,000

GATED COMMUNITY WITH GOLF COURSE VIEWS!!!! Very special townhouse with open floor plan, living room opens to screened lanai and paver brick open patio perfect for grilling with a golf course view. Breakfast bar in kitchen, 42" upper cabinets, and solid surface counter tops. Beautiful downstairs powder room has been updated with decor tile on walls!! Upstairs has three bedrooms and laundry room. Master suite has 12' long walk-in-closet, culture marble double vanity, large garden tub with separate shower. Community pool. This gated community is just 5 minutes to the new UTC MALL and all that UNIVERSITY pkwy has to offer, only 15 minutes to the beach, and 10 minutes to downtown Sarasota!

December 14, 2015

Congratulations to our clients and their amazing agents on all 3 closings this past week. With lots of hard work and determination from the DWELL team, our clients are now the proud owners of a cozy Mediterranean villa in Palm Court Villas in Bradenton, a lovely retro style home in Sarasota and a fractional timeshare on Siesta Key. View photos and additional information about each sale below.


Sold By: Jim Collins | List Price: $179,000 | Sold Price: $155,000 (Public Records)

Condo living at it's finest with this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa with a 2 car garage. Located in sought after Palm Court neighborhood adjacent to IMG Academy Golf & Country Club. This villa offers a large glassed enclosed Florida room for entertaining. Situated near the heated community pool and recreation facility. Only minutes to all the beaches of the Gulf Of Mexico and Sarasota arts, shopping, restaurants and airport. Villa has been updated within the past 2 years. Villas here are rarely available, seller relocation is your chance to own this pristine villa at such a great price, make an offer today!


915 SEASIDE DR, #613, Weeks 22-23, SARASOTA, FL 34242

Sold By: Jason Wood | List Price: $125,000 | Sold Price: $120,000 (Public Records)

Summer Fractional, weeks 22-23 (end of May through first week in June), plus 1 floating week. An enviable lifestyle on America's top rated beach! Your dream of a new luxury home on Siesta Key Beach can now be a reality! You will appreciate the level of luxury and attention to detail throughout this expansive and spacious residence featuring a master and junior master suite, plus a den. Custom furnishings valued at more than $150,000, completely outfitted kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances from Wolf, Sub Zero, Fisher Paykel, & imported linens. Nothing has been overlooked! Enjoy legendary Hyatt hospitality services including, recreation and front desk staff, assistance with local activities, valet parking and 24 hour security. Everything you would expect in a luxury beach front condo inclusive of resort style services and amenities at a fraction of the cost.



Sold By: Ingrid Walker | List Price: $159,900 | Sold Price: $150,000 (Public Records)

Great opportunity to own one of the largest homes in Kensington Park. Open plan with close to 2000 square feet of living area. *Closed in lanai* Circular driveway with large carport for all your toys. Show & Sell Today! It's a Gem!


December 4, 2015

Congratulations to our clients and their hard working agent, Kristy Lochead, on the sale of this nicely appointed townhome within the gates of Village Walk in Palmer Ranch. Equip with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, this corner unit has over 1,600 square feet of living space and has a private covered lanai with lap pool. This property was listed for $289,000 and sold for $282,000 (public records). View more photos and information below.

Unbelievable Stunning Catalina Townhome! Looking for that winter home or permanent home. Located on a beautifully landscaped corner lot, this Catalina Townhome boast new stainless steel appliances, granite, decorative lighting, freshly painted neutral colors throughout and new carpet, 3 bedrooms with split bedroom arrangement, 2.5 baths and loaded with closets. Great room boast tile floors and a built-in entertainment center & overlooks a gas heated in-ground pool & natures beautiful flora and fauna. VillageWalk is a resort styled community with its beautiful Clubhouse with meeting/card/party rooms, lending library, grand hall, state of the art fitness room, 6 har tru tennis courts light at night time, geo thermo heated and cool lagoon pool, geo thermo heated lap pool, deli restaurant, gift shop, barber shop and you will enjoy miles of walking/biking paths along our many lakes. Located closed to shopping and minutes to Siesta Key beach.

November 20, 2015

Congratulations to our clients and their hard working DWELL agents for closing on their new homes this week! From the ultra luxurious unit in the Beach Residences on Lido Key,  a custom cozy abode in Bradenton's River Club, to a completely remodeled unit in The Castillian with full bay and Gulf views on Longboat Key; it's been another busy and successful week for DWELL Real Estate. See more details about each property below.

Sold by: Renata Chanoski - 9603 ROYAL CALCUTTA PL, BRADENTON, FL 34202 - $590,000 (public record)

Privacy and serenity are ensured in this custom built home by Todd Johnston offering prime lake and preserve views. This home of timeless appeal and masterful detailing is loaded with many extra features & upgrades. Over 3,500 sq.ft. offering a unique combination of sophistication and comfort. The open great room features hardwood flooring, custom built-ins, gas fireplace and an entire wall of disappearing sliding glass doors opening to the extended caged lanai with resort-style pool, spa, covered entertainment area plus outdoor summer kitchen for an invitation of relaxation and entertainment. The gourmet kitchen features solid surface counter tops, custom staggered wood cabinets and center island. Generous size master suite with bay windows and direct access to lanai/pool area for soothing peaceful retreats, large walk-in closet and a luxurious private master bathroom complete the owner's suite. Other features include: Formal dining room, first floor den/office with French doors and built-in desk. First floor junior/in-law suite welcomes guests with a private bath and French doors leading to the pool area. Upper level bonus/media room with an additional bedroom and a half bath. Volume ceilings, crown moldings, tile flooring, French doors, plantation shutters, three car side load garage with paved driveway, zoned heating and cooling systems, extensive landscaping, cul-de-sac location and much more. River Club is a deed restricted golfing community with low HOA fees and NO CDD'S.

Sold By: James Tassell - 4525 GULF OF MEXICO DR, #505, LONGBOAT KEY, FL 34228 - $800,000 (public record)

The Gulf of Mexico is your playground with this fabulous 2 bedroom, 2 bath beachfront condo with full gulf and bay views. This unit has been completely remodeled from top to bottom! New kitchen with granite counter tops, all new cabinets and upgraded stainless still appliances. Both bathrooms are totally remodeled and there is new flooring throughout. Castillian is a mid Key midrise beachfront complex offering heated pool and spa, tennis, recreation building and underground parking. Enjoy stunning sunset views from your own private lanai. If first class is your class, then this unit is for you!

Sold By: Ingrid Walker - 1300 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DR, #304, SARASOTA, FL 34236 - $1,190,000 (public record)

Situated directly on the Gulfs sands of Lido Key and sharing the same coveted site as the exclusive Ritz-Carlton Members Beach Club, The Beach Residences offer the idyllic luxurious resort lifestyle as only The Ritz-Carlton can. Located on the beach side of the residential building, this perfect beach retreat has a great open floor plan with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors allowing great sunlight into the Residence. This beautifully furnished spacious one-bedroom with a den/study and two baths boasts large rooms and a generous terrace for enjoying sunset views with swaying palms and balmy Gulf breezes. Exceptional building amenities include a beautifully appointed social room, billiard room with TV/game tables, elegant boardroom and library area, a private theatre with tiered seating, outdoor heated pool and spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, his and her baths/locker rooms complete with sauna baths, a separate massage therapy room, and two elegant guest suites for out-of-town visitors. In addition, Owners will enjoy world-class services provided by the dedicated staff of Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton, including a Director of Residences, a full-time concierge, 24-hour front desk security personnel, maintenance engineers on staff, and housekeeping services for the wonderful amenities and common areas. All resident owners are eligible for membership to The Ritz-Carlton Members Club with packages to include golf, beach club and spa amenities.

November 13, 2015

Congratulations to our clients and their fantastic agents on a productive week of closings. Our talented team of Realtors® closed on 3 properties this week and below you can view more information about each sale. 


Sold by: Nathan Hays. Listed at $329,900. Sold for $305,000 (Public Records)

Lovely remodeled Bay Oaks condo on Siesta Key w/2 bdrms, 2 1/2 baths, 2 open air balconies (peek at the gulf from the front balcony) & covered lanai. Professionally decorated unit is being sold turnkey furnished. Bay Oaks has a beautiful bayfront with fishing pier and onsite rental office. Move in ready unit! Kitchen and baths have been updated. There is plenty of storage with walk in closets, laundry room, pantry and an outside storage closet. Bay Oaks provides for true resort living with all the amenities, including a fishing pier on the Intercoastal Waterway, heated pool, tennis courts, recreational center, on-site rental office, picnic tables, grills and famous Siesta Key beach just a mile away. Tropical, mature landscaping with large oak trees completes the island setting. Live the island life here!


Sold by: Suzanne Crandall. Listed at $352,500. Sold for $347,500 (Public Records)

Beautiful 4 bedroom home with heated pool and shimmering water view. Ready for immediate occupancy. Located in Lakewood Ranch with all its amenities. Glistening tile floors accent kitchen and lower living areas. Pool area has natural gas hook-up for grilling. New exterior paint and mature landscaping.



Listed By: James Tassell. Listed at $249,900. Sold for $254,000. (Public Records)

This cute 3 bedroom 2 bathroom pool home has great curb appeal, and the highly desired open floor plan. Its location is hard to beat, just 10 minutes drive to Siesta Key beach, minutes from restaurants and the Gulf Gate shopping mall, and is considered to be in one of the top rated school districts. The home was re-plumbed with PVC piping in 2005, and a new pool pump was installed in 2013. The home itself features granite counter tops, wood cabinets, and newly purchased stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. Wood laminate flooring is throughout the living areas of the home, with carpet in the bedrooms (new within the last year), and tile flooring in the kitchen, breakfast nook area, and laundry room. The living room has a vaulted ceiling adding to the openness of the property. A pocket sliding glass door leads you out to the screened in lanai area perfect for enjoying your morning coffee, family dinners, or just entertaining family and friends in the year round Florida outdoor lifestyle. The yard is fully fenced providing privacy for you to enjoy the spacious back yard area and refreshing pool (not heated). The split floor plan of this home with the master on one side and the 2 other bedrooms on the opposite side, makes it very comfortable living for a family or those that have regular guests coming to stay. The home is within a non-deed restricted community meaning there is no homeowner’s association fee.

October 28, 2015

A fabulous home for our clients and another fabulous sale by DWELL agent, Renata Chanoski! This beautiful home located in Palmer Glen east of I-75 has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, just over 2,200 square feet with an in-ground pool and fenced backyard. This property was listed and sold for $367,900 (Public Records).

HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!!!Nestled in the pristine, gated community of Palmer Glen, is a beautiful 3 bedroom, plus den home. Tucked away on one of the largest home sites in the community, this home offers a quiet, large, fenced yard for added privacy. Sit outside on your brick paver porch and relax in your very own pool. This home is move in ready with its 10 ft ceilings, crown molding, granite countertops in Kitchen, new A/C in 2011 and Plantation shutters in the formal dining room and den. Gorgeous wood laminate floors are in the spacious master suite and guest bedrooms. The master suite has 2 large walk in closets with a Jacuzzi tub and separate shower! French doors lead into the Den and the Formal Dining room boasts a Butler Pantry with wine racks. This home has so much to see and is in walking distance to Tatum Ridge Elementary and Celery Park! Make your appointment today!

October 27, 2015

Congratulations to our clients and their agent, Renata Chanoski, for selling this terrific home east of I-75 on Cowpen Lane. This spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home has over 3,800 square feet of living space and is comfortably situated on 5 acres of land. The property was placed on the market at $585,000 and was sold for $540,000 (Public Records). 

2110 Cowpen Lane

Welcome to your Florida paradise on 5 lush and privately fenced acres. This expansive custom residence has been lovingly cared for, and includes many upgrades/renovations in a neutral pallet. Newer kitchen, bathrooms, glass enclosed sun-room, pool and roof. Enjoy the game/bonus room and pool area for ultimate family entertainment. Fabulous light with cathedral ceilings and views abound. Separate living & family rooms, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths & private lanais will provide your family & friends with comfort. Pond on property and horses permitted. Easy access to town & only 6 miles east of I-75.

For more information on this listing or other homes east of I-75, contact us directly at 941-822-0708 or [email protected]

October 14, 2015

Congratulations to our clients and their agent, Walter Winship, and the purchase of this gorgeous condo in Alinari at Rosemary Place in Downtown Sarasota. This unit has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, just over 1,300 square feet of living space with a private balcony overlooking the pond and tropical landscaping. This unit was listed and sold for $429,000.

Wonderful opportunity to own the popular 2 bedroom, 2 bath Celini floor plan offering extended lanai with tropical and tranquil view overlooking pond and fountain of highly sought after Alinari luxury condominium. This barely lived in unit is conveniently located in the south tower and within close proximity to elevators, secured parking, storage area, wine cellar, game room, guest suites, theater, pool, fitness center and all amenities offered. The building is secured with onsite guard 24/7, onsite management, owners’ conference rooms and business center, entertainment rooms for hosting private functions – the list goes on. From the moment you step inside, you will know this condominium is a step above the rest – luxury throughout – from the marble floors throughout to the amazing pool, paver decks, cabana and grilling area offering plenty of room for enjoying, relaxing and embracing the Florida lifestyle.

October 2, 2015

Just Sold in The Beach Residences on Lido Key

Congratulations to our very nice clients and new friends as well as our Realtor Ingrid Walker for the purchase of this 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 3,017 square foot condo in the Beach Residences on Lido Key. This 11th floor condo was listed for $2,575,000 and sold for $2,400,000 (public record).

Marc Rasmussen Ingrid Walker

SUNSETS! Furnished with phenomenal Bay, Gulf and City views surround this stunning 11th floor residence. Enjoy the casual elegance this home has to offer, including 11-foot ceilings, Travertine marble floors, granite counter tops, gourmet kitchen, split floor plan with spacious walk-in closets and a beach-to-bay wraparound terrace surrounding your entire residence. Concierge services provided by The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, 24 hr. staffed security, private sundeck and pool, expansive social room, state-of-the-art theater, elegant boardroom, library, billiard room and professionally equipped fitness center are just a few of the amenities your new residence includes. Membership provides superb opportunities entitling you to year-round privileges for the golf, beach and spa clubs where you will enjoy over 400-feet of private, pristine sandy Gulf of Mexico beach, gulf-front heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi, and Ritz Kids recreational programs with children's pool and a Tom Fazio-designed 18-hole, par 72, championship golf course located on 315 acres of tropical landscape with no real estate development. Luxury knows no limits for this 3 bedroom residence with this privileged address. Two parking spaces, two pets welcome with no weight restriction! Please note this building was built to the newest hurricane codes. Its just minutes to St. Armand's Circle and downtown Sarasota with theater, shopping and fine dining.

Beach Residences Condo Lido Key

October 1, 2015

We are absolutely thrilled for our clients who can officially say this gorgeous brand new construction in River Stand, Bradenton is home! Congratulations! With the assistance and guidance of DWELL Agent, Beth Lancaster, our buyers have this beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo with nearly 2,100 square feet of living space. This property spent 4 days on the market and sold for $277,485 (Public Records).


Brand New Stunning Oleander Floor Plan Available Now * This 2,099 Square-Foot 'Coach' Home Lives Like a Single Family Home * The East Facing Lanai from the 2nd Floor will Offer Premium Views of the River Strand Golf Course & Set the Stage for Cool Florida Evenings in the Shade * The Oleander Foor Plan is Expansive, Open & Airy with an Abundance of Natural Lighting Beaming through Large Windows & the Hurricane Impact Sliding Glass Doors * The Kitchen 11 x 11 Kitchen Boasts Granite Countertops, Top-of-the-Line Stainless Steel Appliances & Beautiful Wood Cabinetry * Over-sized & Upgraded Mediterranean Tiles Laid Throughout all Living Areas & Luxury Crown Molding Has Been Added to Select Areas of the Ceiling * This Unit is Located in One of the Gulf Coasts Most Desirable Resort Style Community's in River Strand * Residents Live Like they are on Vacation * The Ritzy Community Swimming Pool, Fitness Center & Dining Facilities Rival any 5-Star Resort * All Owners of River Strand Enjoy a Full Membership to River Strand Country Club, this Includes Year-Round Access to the Most Beautiful 27 Holes of Championship Golf in the Area * You Simply Can't Beat a Brand New, Maintenance-Free Home in a Resort Style Community, Locked in at Today's Pricing * Call Today for Your Private Viewing.

October 1, 2015

Another tremendous sale by DWELL Agent, Cathy Loeppke! Located at Edgewater Village in Lakewood Ranch, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home was built in 2002, has over 1,900 square feet with scenic views of the private pool and lush green landscaping. This home was listed at and sold for $349,000 (Public Records). 

This open floor plan of three bedrooms, two bathrooms, PLUS office/den is the perfect floor plan and includes numerous upgrades. The home is ideally located in the gated community of Edgewater at Lakewood Ranch. The entire yard is newly landscaped and the lanai has new screens, plus the pool has a new hot water heater and salt water system. This home shows like a model with new hardwood floors in the living areas and plush carpeting in the bedrooms. The kitchen is beautifully appointed with Corian countertops, raised panel wood cabinets, new stainless steel appliances and backsplash. The washer and dryer are newer. The neighborhood is a walk away from Starbucks and the shops, restaurants and movie theater on Lakewood Ranch Main Street. Plus, the home is minutes from “A” rated schools and the mall at University Town Center.

September 30, 2015

This stunning home in Laurel Oaks Estates is officially home for our clients who closed today! Congratulations to them and to DWELL Agent, Lauren Miller, for seeing this one through all the way to the closing table. Situated on over an acre of land, this home has over 2,800 square feet of living space with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a private pool in the backyard. This property was listed for $675,000 and sold for $655,000 (Public Records). 

The best of everything awaits you in this gorgeous, updated home on a lush private lot in sought after Laurel Oak Estates ... Custom built by Bamboo homes, you’ll appreciate the etched glass double door entry leading to marble floors, formal living & dining room, kitchen with high end granite and solid wood cabinetry and ample breakfast nook with aquarium window .. Enjoy cozy family room with fireplace, built in cabinetry and custom ceiling treatment ... All bathrooms feature updated cabinetry, stone, marble and granite ... New Roof in 2011! Newer high-end appliances including brand new refrigerator and dishwasher and tankless water heater, new pool pump and salt water system. ... The sprawling lawn is a rare commodity and affords several options for use – the curb appeal is unmatched; tranquil and private. Other highlights include pavered pool deck, hot tub and fire pit. Built in surround sound throughout, custom window treatments & central vacuum. This 3 bedroom 3 bath home is warm and inviting and ready for you to call it home. Laurel Oak is an 813 acre 24hour guard gated established community – boasting larger lots, winding roads, 404 homes, 8 miles of double-wide sidewalks, with on-site management. Membership to Laurel Oak Country Club is optional and features two 18 hole golf courses, 12 tennis courts, 45,000 sq ft Clubhouse and active social calendar. Reciprocal privileges at Bird Key Yacht Club. Make this a must-see . . . welcome home!

September 29, 2015

Congratulations to our clients on purchasing this breath taking unit on Longboat Key in the Promenade! DWELL Agent, Kathryn Cooper, represented our Buyers and closed on this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Gulf front home with over 1,800 square feet of spacious living space. The property was listed for $769,000 and sold for $700,000 (public record).

Panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico are enjoyed from most rooms in this Promenade residence boasting the largest 2 bedroom floor plan, which also delivers views of downtown Sarasota’s skyline. A distinguished private entry marble foyer leads into the spacious open living area featuring 9 ft. ceilings, hardwood floors, floor to ceiling glass walls with storm shutters and sitting area with a hidden wet bar. The large kitchen exhibiting granite countertops and custom cabinetry flows seamlessly into the breakfast nook providing an ease for entertaining with an ample sized breakfast bar and more breathtaking gulf views. Owners will feel indulged with the large master bedroom, dressing area, two large walk-in closets and access to the perfectly positioned southern exposed terrace for inspired reflection. The master bath pampers residents with dual sinks, built-in vanity, a Whirlpool Roman tub and separate shower. This gated community offers some of the finest amenities on Longboat Key including; 24 hour security, concierge staff, Men’s & Women’s Health Club, 4 Har-Tru tennis courts (2 lighted), 2 party rooms, craft room, on-site management, beautiful lobby and a resort style heated pool/spa overlooking the miles of white sand beach for walking and shelling. Promenade is located on the south end of Longboat Key, only minutes from St. Armands Circle shops and fine dining. One under building parking spaces and extra storage round out the luxuries Promenade has to offer.

September 25, 2015

Congratulations to our clients who worked with Kristy Lochead on the purchase of this spacious home on 5+ acres in Oak Ford. Located east of I-75, this property has 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, over 3,300 square feet of living space with a media room and private inlaw suite! The property was listed for $269,500 and sold for $252,500 (public record).

Spacious home on 5 acres. Has many bedrooms, bathrooms, home theatre room, a spiral staircase that leads to a apartment, complete with private bedroom and bathroom, sitting area, etc. Could be used as a rental or teenagers apartment. Oakford is a very popular destination with many homes on acreage with the ability to have livestock such as horses. In addition, Oakford had its own golf course. Located east of I75.

September 18, 2015

Congratulations to our clients and their agent, Jason Wood, on the sale of this gorgeous home in Red Hawk Reserve! Located East of I-75, this beautifully landscaped home has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, just over 3,100 square feet of living space with beautiful views of the lake out back! The property was listed for $575,000 and sold for $568,000 (public record).

AMAZING EXECUTIVE HOME in the EXCLUSIVE GATED COMMUNITY OF RED HAWK RESERVE. Home was completed in 2014 and has never been occupied full-time! Better than new and all builder and manufacturer warranties apply! This lightly visited vacation home has everything the discerning buyer would come to expect. When you enter this immaculately landscaped and gorgeous open floor plan home you will notice the volume ceilings and attention to every detail. A beautiful and open gourmet kitchen features 42”cabinets,crown molding,granite counter tops and high end stainless steel appliances. The ample kitchen island will no doubt be the gathering spot for your family and friends to enjoy meals and conversation while you entertain in this luxury home. The huge screened patio and pool overlook a lake bustling with nature and has the fortune to boast a picturesque preserve backdrop. The master bedroom suite has walk-in California closets,a walk-in shower and a garden tub to retire to at the end of a busy day. The water throughout the home is perfect for drinking and bathing thanks to the Kinetico water system. A huge two car garage with a 5 foot bump out is perfect for storing items such as bicycles for you to pedal around Twin Lakes Park which is across the street from this conveniently located community. It’s a quick and easy drive over to the #1 rated Siesta Key Beach that is about 10 minutes away. This home is brand new and perfect in every way and is waiting for you to make it your ideal Florida dream home!

September 16, 2015

Congratulations to our clients and their agent, Beth Lancaster, on the purchase of this amazing Gulf front condo in Islands West! Located on Longboat Key, this well maintained condo has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, nearly 1,500 square feet of living space with beach access and direct views of the Gulf! The property was listed for $585,000 and sold for $570,000 (public record).

Islands West condo features wonderful water views from every room. Wake up with beautiful, morning beach views from your bed, that starts your day in island style. Featuring split bedroom floor plan, with in-suite baths. Club house and pool area are fronted by the beautiful sands of the Gulf. Islands West is a secure, pet-friendly building located across the street from the Publix Shopping Center with a stop light to enter and leave the property. Residence dedicated covered parking space. Elegant, pet-friendly Islands West community includes on-site Manager, beach-front heated swimming pool, tennis courts, clubhouse with fitness center, library, event room and catering kitchen.

September 11, 2015

Congratulations to our clients, both Seller and Buyer, on the sale of this adorable pool home just east of I-75 in Lake Sarasota! DWELL Agents Kristy Lochead and Matt Lofthouse represented the seller and buyer, respectively. This well maintained 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom home has just over 1,200 square feet and was on the market for a short 8 days before going under contract. The property was listed for $193,000 and sold for $187,000 (public record). 

This nicely maintained 2 bedroom 1.5 bath, pool home sits within Lake Sarasota. It is a perfect starter home or ideal for a small family, retired couple, or someone looking for an investment opportunity. Downstairs you have the main living and dining area with a breakfast bar and eat-in area. There is also a completely upgraded half bath that allows entrance to the pool which you see immediately upon entering the home. It sits inside a huge closed in lanai that could easily accommodate patio furniture, a grill and then some! The fenced in yard is perfect for a tree house, or if you have a green thumb and love to garden. In the event you wanted to add square footage to the home itself, you could certainly do that as the yard is big enough to accommodate. Moving upstairs, you will find the master bedroom with fully upgraded master bath and the second bedroom. Everything you need is nestled into this wonderful home. You’ll be minutes away from I75, and within close proximity of shopping and dining. A short drive will take you to downtown Sarasota, the historic St. Armands Circle or allow you to walk to sands of Siesta Key Beach.

September 3, 2015

Another tremendous sale by our agent, James Tassell! Congratulations to our clients on the purchase of this fantastic lakefront townhome in the Moorings at Edgewood in Lakewood Ranch. With nearly 3,000 square feet of living space, this 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom townhouse is situated right on lake Uihlein and is just around the corner from all the shops and restaurants along Main Street. The property was listed for $599,000 and sold for $550,000 (public record). 

Fantastic views of Lake Uihlein await you in the beautiful Kestral floor plan. Situated in the heart of Lakewood Ranch, The Moorings at Edgewater is a gated waterfront community of condominiums and townhomes. This unit is situated very close to the Lakewood Ranch Main Street Village, putting you a short walk to fine restaurants, movie theater, shopping and weekly entertainment. Also, just across the street is the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. Just minutes off Interstate 75, you can easily access all that Sarasota has to offer, including the world's finest white sand beach, Siesta Key! This home has all the exceptional upgrades you would expect and includes a private, interior elevator. This home has been meticulously maintained and sparingly used. The Moorings offers exceptional amenities including a private island, fishing pier, and a fantastic clubhouse featuring fitness, entertainment features, a catering kitchen and a resort pool. Furnishings and electronics are available under separate contract. Come and won't be disappointed!

September 2, 2015

Congratulations to our clients and their agent, Kathryn Cooper, who just purchased a beautiful home in Emerald Pointe South within Bay Isles on Longboat Key! Built in 2001, this 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home boasts nearly 2,500 square feet of living space and is directly across the street from the Gulf of Mexico. The property was listed for $695,000 and sold for $675,000 (public record). 

Once inside this three bedroom, three and one-half bath villa, you will discover the feel of a single family home with the maintenance-free convenience of a condo. Comprised of only 16 homes, this quaint enclave is located behind the secured gates of Bay Isles on Longboat Key. This custom two story stylish home is freshly painted, updated and is move-in ready. One guest bedroom/cabana is off the courtyard, completely separated from the main home with its own full bath. The third bedroom is in a quiet retreat upstairs with its own full bath as well. The secluded courtyard makes for a private lounge setting and a great space for entertaining. This is a Pet friendly community with 2 pets allowed. You’ll enjoy membership in the Bay Isles Beach Club, a private gated beach access with restrooms, parking, grills and gazebos on the beach. Convenient to St. Armand’s Circle for fine dining and shopping.

August 28, 2015

Congratulations to our clients and their agent, Jason Wood, on the purchase of this magnificent new construction in The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch on Swaying Branch Rd. Located east of I-75, this 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom abode was built by Emerald Homes and has over 4,400 square feet on a 3 acre lot. The property was listed for $1,750,000 and sold for $1,525,000 (public record).

The Florencia by Emerald Homes brings stylish Tuscan architecture to The Forest at Hi Hat Ranch. The authentic design of this model home sets the stage for Emerald's exclusive line at The Forest offering prestigious living and exceptional value. Impressive exterior style leads to an innovative floor plan featuring a motor court flanked by two full garages. The main floor has a large master suite, great room, gourmet kitchen/cafe and more opening onto a huge lanai. Second floor features another suite, living area and balcony.

August 8, 2015

Congratulations to our clients and agent Ingrid Walker for the successful purchase of this fabulous Central Park condo near downtown Sarasota. It offered 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 1,224 square feet and was built in 1998. Central Park is convenient to all of the wonderful restaurants, shopping, art, culture and other fun activities that downtown has to offer. Beach goers can be on Siesta Key or Lido Key beaches within about a 10-15 minute drive. Central Park is a great community for those looking to enjoy the Sarasota lifestyle for less than $300,000. This condo closed for $237,000 (public record).

Central Park Sarasota 

Beautiful Fiji Model is the largest unit available in the perfectly maintained Central Park II. Location is prime right across from new 2 story Publix shopping, 4 blocks to Main Sreet and 6 blocks to Marina Jacks. This 2 Story Townhouse has 2 ensuite bedrooms on the upstairs with access to patio. The downstairs boasts Beautiful hardwood floors throughout with granite countertops in the kitchen. 1/2 Bath on first floor has upgraded vanity, upgraded light fixtures throughout, custom wood shutters, ceiling fans and washer/dryer. Patios have gorgeous views of the lake, Tennis court and pool. The development features beautifully maintained grounds with ponds and fountains, a day dock for boating and kayak launching into Hudson Bayou that leads directly to Sarasota Bay. The complex has a clubhouse, fitness center, heated pool and spa and tennis court. Basic cable and Verizon Fios internet also included in monthly maintenance fee. 

August 7, 2015

Congratulations to our clients and their agent Kristy Lochead for the purchase of 6140 Midnight Pass Rd. Located on Siesta Key in Horizons West, this 1 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 848 square foot condo has amazing views overlooking the community pool and Siesta Key Beach. The unit was listed for $449,000 and sold for $365,000 (public record).

6140 Midnight Pass Rd

Beach living with full gulf and beach views! This light, bright one bedroom, one bath home has been tastefully updated and is ready for you to move right in. Lanai allows you to look out to the turquoise waters, powdery white, crystal quartz sands of Siesta Key Beach and give you breathtaking sunset views as night falls. This condominium is in the rental program allowing you to enjoy it as you wish and rent it out the balance of the year.

August 7, 2015

Congratulations to our clients and their agent Sharon Straw for the sale of 4500 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Located on Longboat Key in Windward Bay, this condo has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,312 square feet and was built in 1975. Windward Bay is a bay front community that offers a plethora of amazing amenities including boat slips residents can rent and access to the beach. The unit was listed for $425,000 and sold for $414,000 (public record).


4500 Gulf of Mexico

Breathtaking bay water views from this newly remodeled and updated 2 bedroom, 2 bath Windward Bay penthouse unit. Nothing was overlooked as this unit was lovingly redone from top to bottom. Improvements include: New AC, hot water heater, all new hurricane windows and this is just the beginning as the list goes on. Windward Bay is located on Longboat Key, amenities include a community pool, tennis courts, and fitness center. For the boater, boat slips are available to rent and for the beach goer there is a deeded beach access. Windward Bay is a pet friendly community and an ideal winter retreat!

August 7, 2015

Congratulations to our clients and their agent Kathryn Cooper for the sale of their amazing beachfront condo at 2295 Gulf of Mexico Drive #115. Located on Longboat Key in the Islander Club, this condo has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,235 square feet and was built in 1970. The unit sold at its listed price of $415,000 (public record).

2295 Gulf of Mexico Drive #115

Community directly on the beach! Located on the 11th floor just beneath the Penthouse, with magnificent views. You can see for miles, north, south and east. View of the Bay, the Golf course and across Bay Isles wooded area. Close to elevator, no long walk. The open living room and dining room area, along with the patio is very bright with "sun on your cereal and shade on your cocktail" All rooms have sliders to the covered patio area and are generous in size. There are 2 walk in closets and 2 reach in closets for storage inside the unit. The storage room off the living room is 5x7 feet. One large double sized linen closet in the hallway with several long wooden shelves. Islander Club is managed by a very friendly staff on site and is immaculate all the time. The amenities include Olympic size pool on the beach, elegant community room facing the ocean, planned activities for residents, 2 lighted tennis courts, fitness room facing the ocean, billiard room, sauna, library, and 2 fishing piers.

July 6, 2015

Congratulations to our clients agent Kathryn Cooper for the purchase of a magnificent home in Lakewood Ranch Country Club. This 2006 built, 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 4,799 square foot pool home was located at 6817 Dominion Lane in the Country Club. Listed at $1,375,000 it closed for $1,345,000. Take a look at the wonderful lake views. 

6817 Dominion Lane, Lakewood Ranch

Located in Lakewood Ranch Country Club with sweeping views of the lake and golf course, this custom home is a study in excellent design encompassing 4,800 sq. ft. The grand foyer leads you to the elegant formal living room with custom ceiling details, gas fireplace and wall of windows allowing plenty of light to flow throughout the home. The butler's bar has gorgeous wood cabinetry and the formal dining room features custom tray ceiling and plenty of room for entertaining. The gourmet kitchen boasts Brookhaven cabinetry, center island with prep sink, granite countertops, six-burner gas stove and walk-in pantry. The breakfast bar leads to the casual dining area and family room, complete with surround sound, coffered ceiling and crown moldings. The disappearing sliding glass doors open to the spectacular screened pool/spa lanai area with covered living areas, fully-equipped outdoor kitchen and breathtaking views. The spacious owner's suite features walk-in closets with custom cabinetry, double step tray ceiling and sitting area. The luxurious master bath includes dual sinks, exquisite marble countertops, rich detailing in the wood cabinetry, walk-in shower and recessed alcove with garden tub. There are two additional bedrooms downstairs, two full baths, office and media room. The upstairs living area offers another bedroom and bath, and the large bonus room opens to the balcony with extraordinary views in every direction. 

6817 Dominion Lane in Lakewood Ranch\

July 1, 2015

What a magnificent home!

Congratulations to our clients and agent Beth Lancaster for the purchase of this magnificent contemporary home in the west of the trail neighborhood McClellan Park. This home was built in 2014, offered 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and 3,412 square feet. It was listed for $1,595,000 and it closed for $1,560,000 (public record). 

2315 Mietaw Drive

Now complete, this unique, custom designed, Florida vernacular with a West Indies influence complements the West of the Trail McClellan Park/Southside Village neighborhood. New construction designed by renowned architect, Roberto Gonzalez, AIA, LEEDap of RGB Architects sets a new standard of living for the neighborhood incorporating many green features. As you approach the front entrance you are greeted by an inviting Zen water fountain setting the stage for the free flowing floor plan, light and bright incorporating the exotic organic outdoor landscaping, which includes edible herb and vegetable garden, numerous fruit trees, such as; mango, avocado, carambola, papaya, and banana to name a few. The garden flows naturally around the property with secluded sitting areas and a river of shell pathway along the entire south side of the home. In between the main house and the large 2-car garage is your outdoor living area complete with pool, spa, covered deck and outdoor kitchen with pizza oven. Above the garage is a complete guest suite comprising of bedroom – sitting room, full bath, morning room, plus washer and dryer room. This family home will be perfect for intimate entertaining or lavish events and is located less than a mile from Southside Village and Southside Elementary, 2 miles from the heart of downtown and 5 miles from Lido and Siesta Key beaches. You are in the heartbeat of Sarasota.

Just Sold West of Trail Sarasota

June 23, 2015

Congratulations to our clients and agent Sharon Straw for their purchase of a wonderful townhouse in Burns Court Villas. This 2007 built condo was only on the market 16 days. It offers the new owners 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 2,124 square feet of posh downtown Sarasota living. Closing price $1,100,000 (public record). 

Burns Court Villas Sarasota  

1509 Oak Street #19, Sarasota, FL 34236

This exquisite home in Burns Court is one not to be missed! 10 foot ceilings on all floors, gas fireplace in living room, decorative base and crown molding throughout, plantation shutters, Hunter Douglas Luminette window shades, custom drapes, and a custom designed stained glass window in stairwell. Solid core 8’ doors and a fiber glass, impact resistant front door. The kitchen has been totally remodeled and expanded with new cabinetry and gorgeous Silestone counter tops. All Viking stainless steel appliances, 6 burner gas range and a pot filler water faucet over the range. The new custom cabinetry was designed by Troy Alivs and has abundant storage. There are 3 zones for the air conditioning system, one on each level. The Master Bath has a steam shower, spa tub, a his and hers under mounted sinks. The Master Closet is customized to maximize the space with a center island to provide maximum storage. The island is crowned with a beautiful slab of granite. Each bedroom has an open balcony overlooking manicured courtyards to enhance your living space. There is a temperature controlled 200 bottle wine cellar and a media center, which conveys with the unit. A private elevator is available to each of the three levels.With two parking spaces, a heated pool and spa, this home has been lovingly cared for and has barely been lived in. Walk to the opera, downtown shopping, restaurants, Marina Jacks and Whole Foods.

June 10, 2015

Congratulations to our clients who just purchased a gorgeous condo in El Presidente on Siesta Key. This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom beach front condo offers 1,054 square feet under air and was built in 1975. It was listed for $675,000 and closed for $662,000. View More Information and Photos.

El Presidente condo on Siesta Key

Siesta Key's best beachfront condominium. Closest residence to the pool and beach, with no need to use the elevator. Completely remodeled in June 2011, including new air conditioner, impact sliding doors and windows, tankless water heater, washer and dryer in residence, stainless steel appliances, upgraded cabinets and granite countertops throughout, three wall-mounted flat screen televisions, surround sound in living room and new plumbing. Enjoy onsite tennis, rare beachfront pool, private owners' lounge, covered parking and onsite management. Residence is being sold turn-key furnished. Gross rental income for 2013 was $64,989.60. 2014 projected income will probably outperform 2013 and 2015 already has $34,000 booked future rentals.

May 31, 2015

We just sold this wonderful home in the Hammocks in east Sarasota. It was listed for $639,000 and closed last Friday for $618,000 (public record). This pool home was built in 2004 and offered 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 3,432 square feet. 

3759 Eagle Hammock Drive

An exquisite executive pool home in the perfectly landscaped gated community of the Hammocks. This beautiful home has an oversized pool and lanai perfect for entertaining. The outdoor kitchen with large grill and refrigerator completes this outdoor paradise. Once inside this quiet community you will appreciate the extra neighborhood accoutrements like paver driveways, tile roofs, gracious lot sizes, lush landscaping and popular home designs that will make you proud to call The Hammocks home. This move-in ready 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with a den and bonus room is very spacious and just perfect for the large or growing family as well as snowbirds who just like a little room to wiggle. The open and airy kitchen with generous breakfast bar, volume ceilings, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, solid wood cabinets, and gas cook top will be the center of your daily lifestyle. This home with neutral decor is great for entertaining as the kitchen, master bedroom, living, family and breakfast rooms wrap around a warm and inviting outdoor space with pool, spa and outdoor kitchen with stainless steel professional grill and refrigerator. The master suite boasts a giant master closet, dual sinks, a walk-in shower, and garden tub. No detail is spared in this beautifully-cared-for home granite counters, tray ceilings and rope lighting are among the perks. The Hammocks is a short drive to the new UTC mall, several golf courses, area beaches and a myriad of fine and casual restaurants.

May 30, 2015

Congratulations to our fabulous buyer clients and agent Sharon Straw for the purchase of 627 Mourning Dove on Bird Key. This was a nice bay front home, built in 2002 with 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms and 5,668 square feet. It was listed for $4,490,000 and closed for $3,850,000 (public record). 

Bird Key home

Refined elegance in a near perfect location, this Bird Key bayfront residence has it all. Upon entering through the custom double doors one is greeted by the dramatic two-story foyer and formal living room that gives way to breathtaking water views beyond. Enjoy the dazzling lights of downtown Sarasota and Bayfront Park to the north and Big Pass and Siesta Key to the south. Designed for entertaining, the home’s formal and informal living areas open to multiple terracing outdoor spaces creating a seamless functional flow throughout. The gourmet kitchen boasts custom furniture style cabinetry, granite counters, high-end appliances, and multiple bar seating areas. Situated for the utmost privacy, the first floor master suite is accessed through a private foyer and includes his and her custom closets, Roman shower, Jacuzzi tub, furniture style vanities, and French door access to covered terrace. The second level, accessible by staircase or four stop elevator includes an additional bonus room with full bar and entertainment center, a separate seating area and three guest bedrooms and bathrooms. Amazing views, functional design and exquisite details are complemented by stunning outdoor space and topped off with the ultimate boating arrangement. Newer deep-water dock with 27,000 pound lift, tall pilings, and mooring area with tide slides. An extraordinary residential and boating package. 

April 29, 2015

Congratulations to our client and agent Lauren Miller for a successful purchase of a lovely home in the Siesta Isles neighborhood on Siesta Key.

Cape Leyte Homes on Siesta Key

SIESTA KEY - LOCATION~LOCATION! This pristine, well kept home is situated on a oversized private lot with a circular drive on a quite street. The large glass windows in back provide a tropical paradise view. The kitchen is an open plan with stainless appliances and a separate eating area, off the kitchen is a separate bonus room for an office or sitting area. Master bedroom has lots of built-ins for extra storage and a walk-in closet. If you are looking for a Siesta Beach Home and want to walk to sunsets at the beach this is it! 

April 21, 2015

Congratulations to Jason Wood and our buyers for the purchase of their new home located at 1307 Copperwood Drive in Willowbend.

Savor your new life in this elegant home in the premier community of Willowbend. Arriving to the maintenance-free tropically landscaped lot, you will find a stunning residence with the most popular floor plan, the Opal. The intelligence of this design is as striking as its beauty. Boasting high tray ceilings this great room plan has stunning features, inlaid slate, abundant crown molding, 8 foot doorways, elaborate tray ceilings and arches. Brilliantly designed master has huge closets and a spacious sitting area. The gourmet kitchen, which overlooks the great room, has wood cabinetry, Quartz counter and strategically placed glass blocks to let in natural light. An absolutely exquisite home, with dramatic entry, formal dining, and breakfast room. On a practical side, there is central vacuum and hurricane window protection throughout, and new A/C in 2014. The covered patio has tempting views across one of the best lake views in the community, providing breathtaking sunsets. Incredibly, the residence is also situated adjacent to a portion of community green space for added privacy. The community pool and spa is next door which is included in the low HOA fees along with: high speed internet, cable TV, yard maintenance, fitness center, Pickle Ball court and playground. An amazing lifestyle awaits you in Willowbend the community where they have many social events year-round. Numerous outdoor activities abound: hike in Oscar Scherer State Park, bike down Casey Key or the Legacy Bike Trail.

April 21, 2015

Congratulation to Ingrid Walker and our buyers for the purchase of their gorgeous downtown condo located at 555 S. Gulfstream Avenue!

STUNNING PANORAMIC VIEWS OF SARASOTA BAY AND THE MARINA. This completely renovated home was done with meticulous detail and craftsmanship. Renovations include all new Wilson Windows with hurricane glass that comply with the 2012 International Building code. NEW HVAC, plumbing, electric, lighting and hot water heater and all new stainless steel appliances. Exquisite decorator finishes include all new cabinetry in kitchen and baths with top of the line counter tops and fixtures. Extra details include crown molding with lighting, under counter lighting in the kitchen, wine cabinet and in unit combo washer/dryer laundry unit. The Royal St Andrew complex features a well managed and excellent on-site management, in-house maintenance, security, assigned parking, exercise facilities and heated pool and spa. This is a true downtown residence. Walk to Main st, Selby gardens, Burn's court, the Marina, countless restaurants, shops and downtown activities. Move right in and enjoy it all.....including breath-taking sunsets. 

April 10, 2015

Congratulations to my clients who just purchased a fabulous unit in Water Club on Longboat Key. This unit boasts almost 3,000 square feet with WOW water views of the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay. This sixth floor residence offers 10 foot ceilings wood floors, granite counter tops in the kitchen and lots and lots of large windows providing plenty of natural light and stunning views. There are three covered terraces to enjoy a meal, beverage, a good book or just a place to sit and admire the beach and water views. This is the ultimate in Florida lifestyle. For photos of this lovely unit click here

Closed for $1,575,000 (public record). 

Photos of Water Club on Longboat Key

Water Club on Longboat Key 

April 8, 2015

Congratulations to Kathryn Cooper and our buyers for the purchase of their home at 15607 Leven Links Place in Lakewood Ranch!

STUNNING!!!! Former Minto model home with everything! Elegance, size, style, utility, efficiency and location. Double eight foot entry doors lead to the elegant foyer. Crown molding and high gloss Maxima-Navona 20*20 polished porcelain tile throughout all living areas. Enjoy the Lyriq Classic Music System in Great Room, Lanai, Study, Garage, and Master Bedroom. The Kitchen is truly the center of this home -- great for living and entertaining -- Stainless steel appliances, Black Pearl granite counters and backsplash, five burner Gas Cooktop, under cabinet lighting, and a large granite island with seating for six. Built-in DR Buffet with wine chiller and serving counter. Sitting room in Master Suite with built-in cabinetry and refrigerator. Save the planet -- this home meets requirements for the Florida Green Building Coalition – Energy Star Appliances; Insulated, Impact, Low E windows and doors; lycene high-efficiency foam insulation; and dual high SEER HVAC systems. Relax in the large covered lanai with deluxe outdoor kitchen -- DCS grill, exhaust hood, and refrigerator - Uba Tuba granite counter and backsplash. Private screened pool and paver deck. Central vacuum system and air conditioned garage with space for your golf cart. Talk about location - this home is just a short stroll to the Hazeltine community pool, the new CCE Residents Club (fitness center and resort pool) and the new LWR Country Club - East Clubhouse. Winner of 2011 Parade of Homes "Best Floor Plan." This home has it ALL. 

April 1, 2015

Congratulations to Renata Chanoski and our clients for the purchase of their home at 203 26th Street W. in Bradenton!

Lovingly restored to the ultimate in 21st Century convenience, this is a home for those who shun look-alike boxes and caged yards in favor of individuality. Located in the Historic River District, just minutes from world-famous Gulf Coast beaches, this home's unique personality is evident at first glance. Follow the curving brick paver path along the impeccably landscaped yard to the elegant front porch, complete with custom etched glass entryway. Inside, the open floor plan features glowing hardwood floors bathed in natural light and a gourmet kitchen that rivals any to be found in a high-end home built today. From the solid wood cabinetry, granite countertops, and Viking gas range, to the custom trim and tile-work, the sellers spared no expense in their renovation, and it shows. That feeling of luxury carries through to outdoor living in a meticulously landscaped private yard which speaks to an artist’s soul and provides blissful views from every angle. The wired workshop sits quietly tucked away in a corner and offers the perfect space to create. Enjoy a dip in the heated saltwater pool with beach style entry or relax in the spa before a dinner prepared in your outdoor kitchen - which comes complete with a Viking gas grill, granite countertops, weather-proof cabinets, refrigerator, and sink. After dinner, relax in the covered outdoor lounge and soak in the sights of your private oasis, or enjoy a stroll down the tree-lined sidewalk to take in the views over the Manatee River, just a half block away. 

March 25, 2015

Congratulations to Charlie Woods and our buyers for the purchase of their home at 3850 Flores Avenue West of Trail in Sarasota!

West of Trail Home Sarasota

Absolutely charming and filled with character, this west of the Trail home with guest house is a must see. Old Florida charm with modern convenience positioned on a large landscaped lot with delightful privacy. The main home has two bedrooms and one bath. A quaint sitting room with a fireplace captivates you as you enter the home setting the mood for those quiet evenings. A large living room boasts many windows for natural sunlight with plantation shutters abound. The open kitchen with island has newer appliances and plenty of counter space. Hardwood floors throughout. Enjoy the huge open deck and pool off the house with plenty of space for entertaining. Your guests will enjoy their own privacy in the one bedroom one bath guest house. This guest suite has double fireplace, kitchen, and hardwood floors as well. Don't miss the opportunity to see this residence. Come enjoy Sarasota's historic feel and relaxed lifestyle while being close to everything. You can’t beat this location! Convenience to the buzz of downtown Sarasota, Bayfront Park, beaches, shopping, restaurants, theaters, Selby Botanical Gardens and so much more. 

March 25, 2015

Congratulations to Sharon Straw and our buyers for the purchase of their home at 7840 Ashley Circle in University Place.

University Place Sarasota

On entering the home you immediately feel the elegance and quality of a Lee Wetherington build. You will be charmed with this three bedroom plus den, three baths, 2 car garage pool home with high ceilings and crown molding throughout. The impressive hallway leads to the open plan dining area and family room with wonderful tranquil views out onto the lake. The spacious galley style kitchen with Cambria Quartz worktops, solid wood cabinets, glass mosaic tile back splash and updated stainless steel appliances, including a gas range, are a dream for any chef. The generous master bedroom suite with French doors leading out to the patio area, has hardwood engineered floors and additional high windows for natural sunlight. The light and airy master bath is complete with garden tub, shower cubicle and separate vanities. There are two additional bedrooms, both of which are adjacent to full bathrooms. The home has a southerly exposure where you can sit and enjoy the privacy of your screened patio area with a saltwater, solar and gas heated pool and peaceful lake view. This home is located in the quiet and much sought after neighborhood of University Place, a gated community which offers 2 community pools, exercise room, playground, walking trails and is ideally located with easy access to upscale shopping, dining, golfing, excellent top rated schools, I-75, airport, the new University Town Center Mall and only a short drive to downtown Sarasota and the highly rated sugary sand beaches of Sarasota. 

March 4, 2015

Congratulations to Kristy Lochead and our clients for the purchase of their new construction home at 13012 Belknap Place in the Bridgewater Village of Lakewood Ranch.

NEW CONSTRUCTION IN LAKEWOOD RANCH ** 5 BEDROOMS PLUS BONUS ROOM ** BEAUTIFUL LAKEFRONT VIEWS ** HEATED POOL & SPA ON THE LANAI THAT POINTS TO THE SOUTH, BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS TO THE WEST ** Lennar Homes Presents Brand New Homes in Bridgewater Lakes @ Lakewood Ranch * This CORNELL Floor Plan Boasts, 5 Bedrooms PLUS BONUS ROOM & 4.5 Baths & 3,332 Square-Feet of Interior Living Space * 3-Car Garage * ELITE PACKAGE OF UPGRADES IN THIS HOME * Lawn Care is Included in the Low HOA Fess * Models Homes & Fantastic Floor Plans are Being Built Throughout This High Demand Lakewood Ranch Community * Lakewood Ranch is within Close Proximity to Shopping & Dining & Boasts one of the Top School Districts in Florida .

March 3, 2015

Congratulations to Suzanne Crandall and our buyers for the purchase of their new home at 4797 Tivoli Place! 

4797 Tivoli Place, Sarasota

STUNNING POOL HOME IN TIVOLI! You will fall in love with this 1700+ sq ft home nestled beautifully on a quiet corner lot surrounded by beautiful trees yet no neighbors behind you. A beautiful entry courtyard sets the stage for the double french doors leading into a gracious foyer with high ceilings and Mexican tile throughout the common areas. The gourmet kitchen with breakfast nook has had a major make over with beautiful wood cabinets and ultra thick granite counters finished with Ogee edging. Enjoy the wood burning fire place in the living room that overlooks the pool as does the dining room, kitchen, foyer and master bedroom. While this is a two bedroom home, there is a Private Den with French Doors, a built in wet bar, a built in desk/media center with surround sound and mounted flat screen. The screen and surround sound in the Den can convey for a small consideration. Both bathrooms have been beautifully updated and you will love the master bedroom suite. Step outside to the beautifully resurfaced swimming pool and surrounding paver decking that creates plenty of seating areas for entertaining. Your laundry room comes complete with front load washer and dryer is located between the kitchen and garage. Tivoli is a maintenance free community where all ground maintenance, irrigation, roof, painting etc is handled by the HOA. This home was professionally decorated and some furnishings may be available to purchase separately. 

February 9, 2015

Congratulations to Beth Lancaster & our clients for the sale of their home at 2203 88th Street Ct NW in Bradenton, Florida!

Call this desirable NW corner of Bradenton, within minutes of Holmes Beach and the white sands of Anna Maria Island, HOME! This custom residence with 2,426 sqft beautifully complements a tranquil non-deed-restricted neighborhood with its 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, separate living/dining/family rooms plus office space. A split floor plan that smoothly transitions each living area and creates engaging spaces. Luxurious finishes are the standard including 18” tile on the diagonal, crown mouldings, tray ceilings, central vac, wet bar with wine cooler, designer fans/lights/blinds throughout. For the family that gathers round the kitchen- a stunning area featuring solid cherry cabinetry, granite counters and stainless appliances. Whether you need a yard for the family to play or the dogs to romp, or perhaps you’d enjoy the opportunity and space to customize your own pool and design your personal tropical oasis… this immense private/fenced yard, so difficult to find, offers endless opportunities (an HDTV-addicts dream). You might stroll to the end of the road where Blenker Marina offers docking at the mouth of the Manatee River. DON’T WAIT collect the keys for your elegant, yet soft-spoken informal home. 

January 28, 2015

Congratulations to Ingrid Walker and our buyers for the purchase of 2055 Gulf Of Mexico Dr. #G2-204 on Longboat Key!


This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a property in Seaplace with two bedrooms and 2.5 baths. It has 1,214 square feet and would make a wonderful vacation gateway or rental investment. This is in original condition and eventually would need updating, but has been well maintained. The bedrooms are upstairs with two baths and the half bath is on the main level. There is lots of closet space. The furnishings can remain with the property or be removed once sold. This property does not have water views and faces East. Seaplace is a very friendly and desirable community, located on the beautiful turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The community has 42 acres of gorgeous oak, banyan and palm trees along with beautiful flowers. There is two swimming pools with spas, a fitness room, clubhouse and play area for children. Located two miles from famous St.Armand's Circle with loads of restaurants and shops, and downtown Sarasota is very close with many restaurants, shops, theatres., opera and ballet to name a few.

January 17, 2015

Congratulations to Nathan Hays and our buyers for the purchase of 4548 Camino Real! What a gorgeous home!!

West of Trail Home 

Truly a work of art, this magnificent Oyster Bay estate was designed by world-renowned architect, Guy Peterson. The more than 5,000 sq. ft. of living area is filled with Peterson’s signature Sarasota modern style, which utilizes authentic materials, clean lines, glass and open spaces to harmonize with the tropical environment. Generously sized rooms lead elegantly to magical private gardens and courtyards, with a union of everyday living and entertaining areas that are designed to enhance the Sarasota lifestyle. Interior highlights include floor-to-ceiling windows, clear cypress ceilings and rustic Mexican tile, while the gourmet kitchen with large pantry area offers the perfect setting for refining recipes. Relax and refresh by the grand lap pool, where you will be enveloped by the unsurpassed privacy and enchanting beauty of this distinctive residence. An oversized, three-car garage adds ease of living. Whether you’re an art connoisseur or simply looking for the perfect Sarasota retreat, this architectural tour-de-force is unmatched in quality, location, livability and design.

January 17, 2015

Congratulations to James Tassell and our buyers for the purchase of this new construction villa located at 8140 Enclave Way #102!


Some features of this beauty: 9" ceilings on the first floor, colonial baseboards, ceramic tile, energy saving measures, decorative entrance into the community with gorgeous landscaping, private gated community, clubhouse and swimming pool with bocce ball courts, dog parks & picnic area.

Offering new single-family & coach homes, Soleil is D.R. Horton's newest community in the Sarasota-Bradenton area. This community boasts resort-style amenities in the perfect location with a low-maintenance lifestyle. Close to the Mall at University Town Center, Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport & the new Nathan Benderson Park makes it the perfect location for those looking for entertainment & convenience.

•Clubhouse & swimming pool

•Private gated entrance
•Bocce ball courts
•Dog Park
•Picnic Pavilion
•Convenient to I-75
•Minutes from downtown Sarasota & beaches

January 14, 2015

Congratulations to Beth Lancaster & our buyers for the purchase of their condo at 7139 Boca Grove in Lakewood Ranch.

7139 Boca Grove, Lakewood Ranch

Stunning in every way, this former Builder’s model is sure to delight! Architectural Digest ready, this Boca Grove condo behind the gates of Lakewood Ranch Country Club features 12ft vaulted ceilings, patterned tile throughout, Corian counter tops, walk-in closets, detached 1 car garage and a cozy lanai overlooking the Legacy Golf Course. Appliances bought in 2013-14 are oven, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, washer and dryer and hot water heater. The community pool and spa are a stones throw away. Also included are common areas, basic cable TV, gate, trash pick-up, water and low HOA fees. Close proximity to Lakewood Ranch Main Street, shopping including the new University Town Center Mall, restaurants, movie theaters, dog park, golf, tennis, bike trails, playgrounds, athletic club, Polo Club, hospital and world class beaches. A MUST SEE!!!! OFFERED TURNKEY FURNISHED

January 8, 2015

Congratulations to our clients for the purchase of their new condo in Lakewood Ranch located at 14929 Skip Jack Loop!


Beautiful 3 bedr. 2 1/2 baths townhome, newly painted, gorgeous wood floors throughout all living areas down and upstairs, except for kitchen and bathrooms. It has been newly painted, brand new AC (September 2014). Here you can really MOVE IN without having to do any work, its in perfect condition. Owner had purchased new appliances and screened in and tiled the lanai too. There is an attached 1 car garage. You will enjoy living in this maintenance free community, amenities like heated pool, spa, basic cable, ground maintenance, building insurance, water and garbage pick up are included in $295/month condo HOA fee. Great schools just around the corner as well as park,playground and soccer fields and just a little further the Adventure Park w. dog parks, skate ring, sport fields. And then of course all other LWR amenities like movie theater, restaurants, all shopping, medical centers. All bedrooms are upstairs, 2 w. walk in closets, 2 bathroom a well and washer/dryer too. Spacious living area/kitchen and 1/2 bath downstairs.

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