Sold by DWELL - 2016

Below are some of the properties we have sold in 2016. 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 30, 2016

We couldn't officially say farewell to 2016 without having a few great sales to wrap up the year! Congratulations to our amazing clients and their stellar DWELLer agents on their closings these last 2 weeks. Ready to move into for the new year, we helped sell a beautiful town home at The Villas on Laurel in Downtown Sarasota, a stunning condo at Bay Plaza with views overlooking the downtown skyline, a lovely new construction at Del Tierra in Bradenton, a gorgeous lakefront home at Central Park in Lakewood Ranch and a Luxurious new construction in Country Club East at Lakewood Ranch. See more photos and additional information about each sale right here.

1685 Laurel Street #9 - Sarasota, FL 34236

Listed By: Kathryn Cooper | List Price: $599,000 | Sold Price: $571,000

Location! Downtown! Laurel Park! This Townhouse is ALL BAMBOO FLOORING in the common areas, even the Staircase. Bathrooms that are a NEUTRAL TEXTURED TILE. Many, many UPGRADES in Kitchen and Baths. End Unit #9 comes with 2 PARKING SPACES. BUILT IN BOOKCASES in Living Room, Guest Bedroom and Third Bedroom. Lighted Art Niche, 2 Pantries with Wrought Iron Door bring old world character to the Contemporary, yet warm Design. Furniture quality Cabinetry in Kitchen with Large Granite top Island and Breakfast Bar. Lighted Overhead Cabinets with Glass Doors for Display. Whole house surround sound, Private Garden View on Laurel Park, Bonus Square Footage extended Dining Area with Hand Painted Art on Walls and Custom Built in Window Bench. OPEN STAIRCASE has 22 foot ceiling and Lofted Landing at the top of the stairs. Garden Jetted Tub, Glass Block Roman Double Shower, and Tankless Hot Water Heater. Easy to move right in and Maintenance Free! Furniture is available for separate purchase.

1255 N Gulfstream Ave #1001 - Sarasota

Sold By: Kathryn Cooper | List Price: $875,000 | Sold Price: $858,000

Unique opportunity to Live on the Bayfront of Downtown Sarasota , Walking distance to the Best Restaurants in town. Have your friends up for Cocktails to enjoy one of this Condo spectacular views from one of the four balconies before your off to the dinner theater. Updates in 2013. Sarasota Florida downtown area is home to some of the best boutiques, professional services as well as coffee shops the Shelby library, numerous restaurants. Weekends are filled with the Organic Farmers Market a short walk to Main street.

15013 Trinity Fall Way - Bradenton

Sold By: Stephen Downes  |  List Price: $291,685  |  Sold Price: $285,000

Del Tierra is Bradenton's most exciting new gated community featuring Spanish Style architecture and amazing amenities, including private streets, a resort style pool with a covered outdoor dining space, an exercise room, places to play, and plenty of cabana style seating. The Lantana is a fantastic single story floorplan. The owner's suite includes a deluxe bath with double sinks and a separate shower and garden tub with walk-in closet. Entering through the 8 ft entry door is an inviting foyer with 2 offset front bedrooms creating a private entrance. The 4th bedroom also has a private entrance just past a half bath separated from the main hallway. A spacious open kitchen is great for entertaining and comes stocked with 42" cabinets, granite countertops, stainless appliances and a huge pantry. Don't miss your chance to own this home with a beautiful view of the farm and pond.

12413 Tranquility Park Ter - Lakewood Ranch

Listed By: Suzanne Crandall | List Price: $325,000 | Sold Price: $319,000

Magnificent Central Park Home w/ decadent appointments. From the moment you enter you will be wowed ! Custom molding and intricate trim throughout. Den/Office has glass French doors and wood floors, Kitchen has upgraded Stainless/gas appl., granite counters, center island w/ a breakfast bar, Subway tiled backsplash, eat-in area w/room for table. Great room w/volume & tray ceiling featuring triple sliding glass doors opening up to the large covered lanai further extending out overlooking the pond. Master Suite offers custom built closet organizers, masterbath has double sinks w/Glass open walk-in shower. 2 car garage. Plantation Shutters, 18” tile floors, and much more in this 1800+ sq ft home!

16822 Berwick Ter - Lakewood Ranch

Sold By: James Tassell  | Built Price: $1,035,020

Dolcetto Model with Tuscan Floor plan at Country Club East in Lakewood Ranch. Built by Cardel Homes.

December 16, 2016

All is merry and bright in the DWELL Real Estate Office. Congratulations to all of our wonderful clients and their fantastic DWELL agents on each of our 5 closings from the past two weeks. Just before the holidays, we helped our clients close on two beautiful lakefront, pool homes within Lakewood Ranch Country Club, a lovely downtown condo in Broadway Promendade, a phenomenal beachfront condo at Beachplace on Longboat Key and a stunning brand new construction in Lakewood Ranch. See photos and additional information about these sales right here.


Sold By: Suzanne Crandall | List Price: $485,000 | Sold Price: $435,000

So many thoughtful details went into this lovely home when built, starting with arguably the very best lot in Wexford, it captures the longest and most serene private views of the lake and private pool. Other architectural details include paver brick walkways, 10ft ceilings, crown molding and arched entryways to the Dining Room. A beautiful built-in wall detail in the Living Room and Open kitchen with breakfast area and a center island for extra prep space. Beautiful neutral tile floors though out and soft, neutral carpet in the bedrooms. The Two Bedroom floor plan includes a large Office / Den space and separate Dining room and a covered space on the lanai so there are plenty options for entertaining and overnight guests. The heated community pool, spa, clubhouse with kitchen, and grilling center is a very short walking away and Presidio is conveniently located close to an exit gate to Lorraine Road. Minutes to the UTC Mall, Benderson Rowing Park, a short drive to downtown Sarasota and pristine beaches, don't miss this one! The Nature Of Florida Living! You'll have it all at Lakewood Ranch: gourmet and family-friendly restaurants, A-rated schools, unique shops and boutiques, business parks, hospital and medical center, masterfully designed golf courses; athletic centers with fitness, aquatics and lighted tennis courts; even Polo and Cricket clubs. And over 150 miles of sidewalks and trails, community parks, lakes, nature and wetland preserves.


Sold By: Beth Lancaster-Collins | List Price: $439,000 | Sold Price: $439,000

Lush landscaping and an elegant elevation create a scenic first impression as you approach this immaculate and well designed home with 3-car garage. From the moment you step in through the lighted lead glass designer front door, you will notice architectural details and upgrades including wood floors in living room/dining room, crown moldings, double coffer ceilings in Family Room and Master Bedroom, 5 l/4 baseboards, and a brand new exquisitely designed master shower. The well appointed kitchen features maple wood cabinetry with pull-outs, stainless appliances, under and over counter lighting, pantry, custom built-in wine rack and a dinette area perfect for enjoying your morning coffee. Freshly painted living & dining room combination invites cheerful gatherings while the office w/double French doors & tile floors can also be used as a fourth bedroom. Luxuriate in the master suite with huge suited walk-in closet and sliders to lanai. PGT windows and sliders installed including slider from Family Room which gracefully opens to generously sized pool and spa with pavers & outdoor kitchen with tile counter & refrigerator, perfectly landscaped for privacy and poolside entertaining. Other features include: double sinks in guest bath, laundry sink with custom cabinetry above & built-in ironing board, recessed lighting, alarm system, radiant barrier and spray foam in attic, painted garage floor, exquisite light fixtures and window treatments including plantation shutters. Hurricane shutters stored in garage.


Sold By: Kristy Lochead | List Price: $265,000 | Sold Price: $250,000

Hardly ever lived in, this beautiful condo is located in the luxurious Broadway Promenade Condominium complex where everything is right at your fingertips. You will love living in this downtown community where convenience is the name of the game. With lots of light and designer touches through out, you can move right in and make this condo your home. Stainless steel appliances granite counter tops, large master bathroom and crown molding make it even better. Part of the complex and right outside the front door is a terrific retail complex with Publix grocery store, bank, liquor store, restaurant and much more. Even better you are a short walk away from the heart of downtown with upscale shops and restaurants. Want still more? Right across the street are the cultural arts venues that Sarasota is famous for. And, you can walk or ride your bike along the bay front and out to St. Armands Circle or Lido Beach. This highly desirable complex features state of the art amenities including a full equipped fitness center, business center, billiards, summer kitchen, heated pool and spa and 3 club rooms. Even better, your guests can stay in the guest suites while they visit. Did I mention the great price for all of this?? Come see it now before it's gone.


Sold By: Beth Lancaster-Collins | List Price: $749,000 | Sale Price: $725,000

Beautiful Two bedroom Beachfront Condo in Beach Place on Longboat Key.


Sold By: Nathan Hays | List Price: $723,990 | Sold Price: $723,990

You’ll love the gorgeous open lake views from this stylish plan expertly designed by our award-winning design consultants. This 4 bedroom plus den and bonus room, 4 bath home offers designer touches and easy living throughout its 3320 square feet of space. A spacious gourmet kitchen boasts Stainless Appliances, Granite Countertops, Painted Cabinets, Center Island, generous storage and Breakfast Area. Wood floors enhance the private den. The master suite offers a respite from the ordinary with vast conservation views, extra spacious walk-in closets, sinks, and large walk-in shower and garden tub. Live the perfect year-round Florida lifestyle from your screen-enclosed pool or entertain from the covered brick paver lanai. Additional features include a 2 car garage with 2 additonal feet of storage area, tile roof, irrigation system with reclaimed water and low-e double pane windows for continuous energy savings. Proud to be the nation’s largest “Green” master-planned community, Lakewood Ranch offers residents a diverse menu of elite amenities, challenging optional golf and outdoor offerings; as well as, first-class schools, shops and services all within it’s richly wooded landscape. Additionally, Country Club East provides residents with the privacy of gated-community living and the benefits of easy accessibility to everything you need from family-friendly and gourmet restaurants to exceptional shopping and entertainment -- it’s all just steps away.

December 2, 2016

A beautiful collection of homes all sold to happy new owners ready to enjoy them for the holidays! Congratulations to our wonderful clients and their fantastic DWELL agents on each of the 6 closings conducted over the last few weeks. See additional information and photos right here.

7064 Whitemarsh Cir - Lakewood Ranch

Sold By: James Tassell | List Price: $499,900 | Sold Price: $490,000

Live like no one else in your luxurious courtyard home! The moment you step through the front door you know you have found something very special; a relaxing oasis where the the home encircles the outdoors to bring it indoors. This is where you'll find tranquility. Feel like entertaining? Simply open the home's large pocket sliders and you're set for entertaining, a pool party, or just lounging in your own private world. The home features two master bedrooms, one in the main house and another off the pool on the opposite side of the courtyard. There are two screened lanai areas, one behind the home to view the natural beauty of the marsh land and golf course in the distance, and the other over the pool in the secluded yet spacious courtyard. The kitchen has all the features you would expect including a gas range, an island and plenty of prep space. There is a formal dining room with beautiful windows to the outdoors. The living room has a gas fireplace, and like the rest of the home it has 12 ft high ceilings. There is no end to the comfort and style that you'll be living in when you buy this home. The Florida lifestyle awaits you in this Country Club of Lakewood Ranch, courtyard style home.

435 Gulfstream Ave #203 - Sarasota

Sold By: Nathan Hays | List Price: $449,000 | Sold Price: $449,000

Enjoy water views of Sarasota Bay from every window and the downtown Sarasota lifestyle from this condominium in Regency House, located right across from the Bayfront Park on Sarasota Bay. It offers a spacious great room floor plan, two bedrooms, two baths, enclosed balcony and 1,424 square feet of easy maintenance-free living. Hardwood floors can be found in living areas and bedrooms. The kitchen was updated in 2015 with new white wood cabinets, granite countertops and new appliances. This residence offers very generous in-unit storage and washer-dryer. Regency House offers workout room, meeting room, heated pool and a lobby with 24-hour concierge. Regency House is conveniently located within a short distance from Sarasota's famous cultural scene, which includes opera, ballet, theaters, the Van Wezel concert hall, the Ringling Museum, Selby Gardens, art galleries and more. The world-renowned beaches on Siesta and Lido Key are just minutes away.

7207 51st Ter E - Palmetto

Sold By: Stephen Downes | List Price: $215,900 | Sold Price: $205,000

This gem of a home situated on a cul-de-sac street is not only a former Model for Crystal Lakes, containing numerous designer architectural details that accompany a model home, but is kept in Model Home Condition. Come bring your “WhiteGloveTest” as this household is impeccably kept inside and out. Be prepared to put on booties that are provided as you enter through the stained glass door under a cozy covered porch entrance surrounded with mature tropical landscaping welcoming you into this immaculate clean and bright home. The master retreat is very separate, private from the rest of the home, where you can end your day relaxing in its garden tub. The convenient open living/dining room and kitchen floor plan provides for comfortable living always keeping “the chef” a part of the activities and entertainment. Office/Den can easily be converted into a 4th bedroom. Sliders in the kitchen bring you to the screened lanai overlooking the completely fenced backyard where you can laze your day away swinging in a hammock or entertaining family and friends al fresco in your own personal paradise. New 15 Seer Air Conditioner 2015. Community features include a Playground, Basketball Court, and a beautiful Gazebo and if you are so inclined there are Lakes for fishing along with a Nature Path surrounding the Crystal Lake Community. A Commuter’s Delight with easy access to I-75, I-275, US41 and US19.

11855 Hollyhock Dr - Lakewood Ranch

Sold By: Charlie Woods | List Price: $324,900 | Sold Price: $300,000

This impeccable single story 4 bedroom 3 bath split-plan home is a stones throw from Summerfield Park and the soccer fields. It boasts quick convenient access to shopping at the new UTC mall, grocery, and downtown Lakewood ranch while being on a quiet dead-end street with very little traffic. Enjoy the serenity of your private pool and large screened in patio and vegetation wall (Lots of privacy). Some of the recent improvements include new carpet (2016), new single-barrel kitchen sink (2016), updated landscaping (2016) and a brand new roof in 2011. This is a great home for entertaining and making memories! The photos speak for themselves; you don't want to miss this one.

5525 Eastwind Drive - Sarasota

Sold By: Jason Wood | List Price: $479,900 | Sold Price: $467,000

WOW! WHAT A FIND in Three Oaks! Great Open Floor Plan Design, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Baths plus an office and an amazing pool. This meticulously maintained home needs absolutely nothing! Please see the Attachments for the impressive list of Upgrades. Highlights include stunning Brazilian Cherry Wood Flooring in main areas and the Master Bedroom; Built in custom closets in Master bedroom and two other Bedrooms; All top of the line Stainless Steel Appliances; Granite Counter tops in the kitchen and ALL Bathrooms; Two of the Bedrooms feature Built-In Modular Wall Units with Granite Desks. New A/C Installed 2016! Pocketed Sliding Doors allowing Maximum Openness. Hurricane Roll Down Panel for the Front door, Clear Lexan Panels for all Windows and Accordion Panels for Lanai sliding doors for complete protection. Paver Driveway and Walk way in front and Pavers surrounding the Pool and Lanai in back. This Home needs to be seen in person to be fully appreciated.

2677 Nancy Street - Sarasota

Listed By: Marc Rasmussen | List Price: $199,900 | Sold Price: $191,000

One walk through this chic home in Paver Park and you will fall in love. Some of the upgrades include travertine flooring, rich wood cabinets and granite in the kitchen and bathrooms, stainless steel appliances, wood plank ceiling, wood flooring in the bedrooms and slate tiled outdoor patio. The back yard is spacious and private. The perfect place to host a family get together or party for your friends. Paver Park is just minutes from all of the fun and excitement that downtown has to offer as well as Siesta Key and Lido Key beaches. Where else can you find a home in this condition and in a highly sought after location for under $200,000?

November 11, 2016

Another successful week of terrific sales! Congratulations to our clients and their motivated agents on these fantastic closings! With the help of our DWELL agents, we passed the keys over to a gorgeous lakefront home in Rye Wilderness Estates, a stunning pool home at Greenbrook Village in Lakewood Ranch, a lovely villa at Venetian in Venice, a charming single family home in Glen Oaks Country Club, and a beautiful Downtown condo facing the bay in Renaissance. See photos and additional information about each of these 5 closings.  

17104 1ST DR E

Sold By: Douglas Grosso  |  List Price: $575,000  |  Sold Price: $575,000

This better than new two-story Osprey C home shows like a Model with a gorgeous lake view. Great curb appeal. This is a lovely 4BR/4BA, office and big bonus room home situated 1/2 acre lot. The gourmet kitchen features a center island, gorgeous granite, glass tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances with decorator vented hood to the outside, under counter lighting, walk-in pantry, and solid wood cabinetry with pullouts. All this opens to Family room with large sliding doors to bring the splendid lanai with its magnificent salt water heated pool and spa, w/water features, beach shelf, and paver deck makes this the ideal outside area to enjoy beautiful Florida weather. The masters suite is spacious with solid wood floors, his and hers walking California closets along with a luxurious bathroom that includes a separate shower, dual sinks and a garden tub to relax, with adjacent wood floor office. Up the stairs is a spacious bonus room that can be your fifth bedroom with its own bathroom or a perfect play room/TV room for the whole family to enjoy. The spacious laundry room has upgraded solid wood cabinetry and granite counters. In addition to all of this, this home boasts a side load 3 car garage. Plantation shutters thru out the entire house adds elegance. Rye Wilderness is situated only approximately 10 minutes to the interstate and 30 minutes to world famous beaches, near top A rated schools, close to St-Pete, Tampa and Sarasota. NO CDD's in this neighborhood. Fences allowed. Home warranty available.


Sold By: Kathryn Cooper | List Price: $374,900 | Sold Price: $365,000

Situated in the most convenient locations of Lakewood Ranch, this immaculately maintained Lee Wetherington home has it all. The “Ashley” floorplan features 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, pool w/waterfall, nice private lanai with two undercover areas and pre-plumbed for outdoor kitchen. Inside you’ll find a gourmet kitchen with island, breakfast bar, breakfast nook, Corian countertops, wood cabinets, stainless appliances and gas stove. Formal living and dining rooms, family room and master bedroom with trayed ceilings, crown molding and architectural touches throughout; Floors - tiled 16” on the diagonal with accent tile; Lots of closets and pantry space. The two car garage is room enough for lots more storage with attic storage as well. Close to A+ schools, Community parks, walking and Biking trails, University Town Center Mall, restaurants and all that Lakewood Ranch has to offer.


Sold By: Suzanne Crandall | List Price: $234,900 | Sold Price: $226,000

This Popular Villa model is in the close knit neighborhood of Villa Vivaci.. Which has it's own pool as well as the larger pool, clubhouse & other amenities of the main community of Venetia. This continues to be a desirable place to call home, with the added convenience to beaches, shopping & good restaurants. It has been updated with newer appliances, AC, and protected windows, using 3M Scotchshield Ultra Safety & Security Window Films. Upon entering, the high ceilings & open layout feels spacious. The living area extends to a screened lanai with a ceiling fan & additional automatic protective screen, offering both privacy & a preserve view. You will be comfortable, having a walk-in master shower & very large master closet. Being maintenance free gives you the freedom to enjoy, all this neighborhood has to offer.


Sold By: James Tassell  |  List Price: $215,000  |  Sold Price: $215,000

Adorable home on Glen Oaks! 3 bedroom, 2 bath, with a fenced yard! Wonderful family neighborhood! Great Schools! Immaculate home, ready to move in!! Bright and open floor plan! New A/C 2013. Oversized 2 car garage! Private backyard! Conveniently located to downtown Sarasota, shopping, St. Armands Circle, Van Wezel Theather, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, and so much more!! See this one today!

750 N Tamiami Trl

Sold By: Beth Lancaster-Collins  |  List Price: $525,000  |  Sold Price: $500,000

Don't miss out on this waterview Renaissance condo! This is the most popular model in the building. 2 full bedrooms, bathrooms and a den with lovely views. Unit has a new air conditioner, and has been recently painted. Walk to all that Sarasota has to offer! theater, restaurants, marina, arts and entertainment are at your disposal. The Renaissance has a state of the art gym, movie theater, pool, spa, massage rooms and guest suites for your out of town company.

October 27, 2016

Rasmussen Property Group sold another condo in downtown Sarasota. Today we closed on 33 Gulfstream Avenue #501. It was listed for $279,900 and it closed for $275,000 (public record). It was a challenging closing because it was a foreclosed property and owned by a hedge fund. It was encumbered with city liens (public record) that had to be resolved prior to closing. Fortunately, we got everything done and it was successfully closed. 

This foreclosed downtown condo was a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,055 condo in Gulfstream Towers

October 21, 2016

So many sales and there's just enough space in this post to cover them. Congratulations to our clients and their hard working DWELL agents who took each of these transactions from accepted contracts all the way to the closing table! Over the past two weeks we assisted in closing some tremendous single family homes and condos in the Sarasota and Manatee County area. See additional photos and more information regarding each of our 9 sales.

360 N Shore Drive - Sarasota

Sold By: Kathryn Cooper | List Price: $700,000 | Sold Price: $680,000

Paradise awaits in this custom Balinese Architecture style home West of the Trail in the highly sought-after neighborhood of Sapphire Shores. This exceptional home is unparalleled to anything you've seen! Featuring four bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and over 2,200 square feet of luxurious living space designed for comfort and entertaining, this modern tropical oasis will surely impress. An exquisitely-designed, illuminating courtyard boasts a water fountain and impeccable landscaping and creates a “welcome to paradise” ambiance. The gourmet kitchen features a custom built-in wine cooler, walk-in pantry, top-of-the-line appliances, and granite counter tops. With a split-bedroom floor plan and plenty of room for guests, the home is truly perfect for a vacation or permanent home. Travertine, marble, granite, and other natural element finishes featured throughout the home add to the natural design. Escape the everyday and enjoy hours of entertaining in the awe-inspiring outdoor living space with features such as tropical landscaping, an illuminating Pebble-Tec pool and spa, and an outdoor kitchen complete with a 56” Alfresco grill, beverage station, and outdoor bar. Catch a game on the big screen while cozying up to the gas fireplace under the 35’ Cypress Balinese Pavilion or stargaze near the gas fire pit at dusk. Enjoy walking kayaks down to the neighborhood boat launch and onto Sarasota Bay, take a stroll to Sapphire Shores Park for an afternoon refresher, or check-out the legendary Ringling Museum.

2089 Gulf of Mexico Drive - Longboat Key

Sold By: Cathy Loeppke  |  List Price: $595,000  |  Sold Price: $575,000

This is a beautiful 3 bedroom/2bath condominium coming tastefully furnished on the southeast corner ground floor in the G1 building. It faces the garden with magnificent Banyan, Oak and Pine trees and gorgeous flowers. It has a double lanai that is tiled with two ceiling fans, it is updated throughout with granite backsplash and countertops in the kitchen, wine cooler, double sinks in the master bath with granite countertops. In the 3rd bedroom/den there is a set of comfortable chairs that can be pulled out to two separate twin beds. There are many built-ins and ceiling fans in all three bedrooms. The G1 building is the closest to the Gulf of Mexico and you are literally only steps to the beach and one of two swimming pools with spas that Seaplace has to offer. There is a playground area, as well as a kiddie pool, plus a lovely clubhouse with a fitness room and library. There are two different areas where you are able to BBQ and watch the dolphins swim by. Seaplace is only a short distance to famous Saint Armand's Circle and downtown Sarasota where you can shop and dine to your heart's content. Be sure & see the video of the property and of the Seaplace Community.

11072 Sandhill Preserve Drive - Sarasota

Sold By: Cathy Loeppke  |  Build Price: $550,780

New construction in the charming DiVosta community of Sandhill Preserve at Palmer Ranch. Built to perfection, this Summerwood Model offers 4 bedroom and nicely appointed features throughout.

988 Blvd of the Arts - Sarasota

Sold By: Ingrid Walker  |  List Price: $545,000  | Sold Price: $498,000

Take in the unobstructed bay views from this 3rd floor balcony, then turn around and imagine the possibilities to be had from this ready to renovate 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit located in the building 988 Condos on the Bay. There is 1,555 square feet of a great floor plan in an ideal Sarasota location. Just around the corner from the Van Wezel, enjoy the latest shows and entertainment at your doorstep. Downtown, for dining and shopping venues galore and just a small jaunt over the bridge to the beautiful beaches of Lido. There is so much more! Condos on the Bay offers boat slips, fishing pier, fitness and a beautiful pool, community room and the list continues. Don’t wait to build! Make this ready to go space your own.

223 Golden Harbour Trl - Sarasota

Sold By: Beth Lancaster-Collins  |  List Price: $299,770  | Sold Price: $289,770

Many upgrades and lovely features in this home offered for sale by the original owner. Great room design with two bedrooms and two flex rooms that are currently being used as a third bedroom and den. Built-ins in closets and laundry room, tray ceilings, crown molding to name a few. Stainless steel appliances. Screened-in lanai overlooking water with in-ground spa. Tile and wood throughout home, no carpet. Home is almost right across the street from some of the neighborhood amenities and the home comes with own hot tub. Gated community only minutes away from I-75. Priced under $300k, this is not to be missed

5629 Ashton Way - Sarasota

Sold By: Kathryn Cooper | List Price: $221,000 | Sold Price: $216,000

Great Investment property. Unit rented for the season Jan - April 4, 2016. Lease to be honored by buyers. Location ! Location !! Location !!!. Ashton Lakes Community is nestled on 33 acres of luscious greenery, with 4 lakes, 2 swimming pools, a clubhouse, shuffle board and other amenities. There is a foot bridge connecting the complex to the Merchants Pointe shopping center. Pharmacy, super market, liquor store, dry cleaners, restaurants etc .Easy access to I 75 & US 41.Approx. 3.5 miles to the World Famous Siesta Key Beach. Schools, restaurants, hospitals are within a few minutes drive.This 2 bedroom 2 bath Turnkey furnished unit overlooks the pool and the lake. Elevator access. Enjoy the sunrise, the palm trees, native wildlife from the comfort of your screened lanai. New roof 2014, Washer/Dryer 2014, Lanai screen 2015, water heater 2013 carpet 2016......We welcome you to Ashton Lakes.

1705 Colleen Street - Sarasota

Sold By: James Tassell  |  List Price: $199,900  | Sold Price: $177,000

Great neighborhood,3 bedroom/2 bathroom home, ample cement parking for an RV and a boat. Centrally located, close to Costco's, Target, Westfield Mall, AMC Movie Theaters, and world famous Siesta Key Beach. Boater's paradise with a marina, boat ramp, boat slips, and a clubhouse. Great affordable family boating community, use of boat ramp is only $150 a year, and there is a waiting list for boat slips. Home is not in a flood zone, and no HOA fees. Roof is 7 years old, air conditioning is 5 years old, and water heater is 3 years old.

8309 Grande Estuary Trl - Bradenton

Sold By: Walter Winship  |  List Price: $164,500 | Sold Price: $160,000

This TURNKEY FURNISHED (optional) 2 bedroom 2 bath Ashbury model offers easy maintenance-free living in one of Florida's most coveted “GOLF INCLUDED” gated communities, River Strand Golf & Country Club! Enjoy your beautiful panoramic golf course and water view from any room in the main living space. This move-in ready home features solid wood cabinets, crown molding, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, high impact “hurricane” resistant doors and windows, and a separate storage area for golf clubs, bikes, and beach chairs. The bonus room has been converted into a private sound-proof home office complete with sliding glass doors. The spacious owner’s suite has an en-suite bath with modern one-of-a-kind tile work. This home comes with a free equity membership to the 27-hole Arthur Hills Designed championship golf course and River Strand Country Club, with access to the tennis center with 8 HAR-TRU lighted tennis courts and an on-site tennis pro. The main pool has a poolside grill, sand "beach" and resistance pool. You also have 24-hour access to the 3,500 sq ft fitness center with separate aerobics room. There is a wonderful restaurant in the Tuscan inspired clubhouse for casual after-golf dining or for gourmet evening meals. This complex is within 1 mile of I-75 and makes for a quick commute to St. Pete, Clearwater, Tampa, or Sarasota

6448 Pan American Blvd - North Port

Listed By: Robert & Valerie Orr  |  List Price: $98,000  | Sold Price: $93,300

LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION along with mature fruit trees! This 2 bedroom BLOCK home features a 2 car garage, enclosed lanai space, a beautiful yard and ample garage space with built in storage! Priced right, this home is a must see! Close to shopping, restaurants, and much more! Welcome Home!

October 6, 2016

Congratulations to our clients and agent Charlie Woods for this successful waterfront transaction. This 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, 2012 built, 6,204 square foot home on the bay sold for $1,700,000. It was listed for $1,998,000 and was on the market 66 days.


Tucked away just minutes from the world-renowned IMG Academy and the vibrant destinations of downtown Sarasota and St. Armands Circle, this exquisite Bayfront home unites extraordinary quality with stunning water views that encompass downtown Sarasota, the Ringling Bridge, Longboat Key and Bradenton Beach. Offering new construction caliber, the 6,200 SF of living space is designed for the ultimate family lifestyle, and features 4 bedrooms, an office, playroom, media room, private elevator, impressive laundry room, convenient mud room and a multitude of outdoor spaces from which to enjoy the location on Sarasota Bay. Finishes and fixtures include exquisite lighting from luxury brand Restoration Hardware; while an incredible selection of furnishings, also from Restoration Hardware, may be available under a separate agreement. The gourmet kitchen features deluxe appliances by Wolf, Sub-Zero and Miele, plus abundant cabinetry, sleek countertops, a walk-in pantry and expansive island. Adding further flair to the entertaining experience is a stylish wet bar and amazing 600-bottle wine cellar. Outdoors, you will love the multiple wrap-around decks, heated saltwater pool & spa, plus rare grass backyard for pets to play. From the lighted dock with remote-controlled lifts you may fish for the catch of the day, look out for manatees or cruise over to great restaurants a short ride away. In a class of its own, this must-see property is the ideal solution for families seeking the perfect balance of work and play.

2412 69th Ave W, Bradenton, FL 34207

October 4, 2016

Congratulations to our clients and agent Sharon Straw for the successful sale of The Q condo in downtown Sarasota. This 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathroom, 2,631 square foot townhouse was finished in 2016. It closed today for $870,000.

The Q Sold Sarasota 

261 Cosmopolitan Court, Sarasota, FL 34231 | #A4162015

Discover this ultra-contemporary brand new townhome with over 2500 square feet under air, an additional 300 SF of terraces, and a two-car garage. This innovative design will inspire you in an end unit offering wonderful light, an elevator, and a third floor terrace with bi-directional views of the sunset and downtown Sarasota. The highest quality finishes feature Lube' kitchen and bath cabinets, Bosch appliances, Caesarstone quartz countertops, Duravit vitreous china sinks, and German made Hansgrohe plumbing fixtures. Top-notch construction details include 8 foot solid core wood doors throughout, high ceilings, Miami-Dade impact-rated hurricane windows, plentiful closet space, and luxuriously-sized bathrooms. In addition to three large bedrooms, there are two bonus rooms that could serve as offices, sitting rooms, or dens The fee simple ownership comes with incredibly low monthly fees of $269. Live in downtown Sarasota and enjoy walking to the cultural arts, restaurants, shopping, and Sarasota Bay. Ready for immediate occupancy and priced well below developer units.


October 3, 2016

1111 N. Gulfstream Avenue - Sarasota

One Watergate Sarasota 

Listed and Sold by Ingrid Walker | List Price - $430,000 | Sold Price $437,500

Get ready to enjoy your new lifestyle in downtown Sarasota. Pristine and spacious corner unit with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a den on quiet side of One Watergate facing the luxurious Ritz Carton and downtown city skyline. Recently renovated lobby with new social room, fitness center and fully funded reserves. Prime location in the heart of downtown, walking distance to the performing arts, restaurants and bars. Just across the bridge from St. Armand's Circle and Lido beach. Enjoy the daily sunsets from the serenity of your private balcony. 

775 Longboat Club Road, #901 - Longboat Key

Beaches condos Longboat Key

Sold By: Kristy Lochead  |  List Price: $998,000  |  Sold Price: $930,000

Magnificent Full Gulf Views From Every Room of this Direct Gulf-Front, 9th Floor Condo at the "Beaches of Longboat Key" which is Behind the Gates of the Longboat Key Club. Enjoy the Sparking, Azure Blue Water of the Gulf of Mexico, the Beautiful Sandy Beach and Enjoy the Spectacular Vivid Sunsets from this Lovely 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Condo with a Spacious Balcony. This Turnkey Furnished, Updated Condo has Crown Molding, Porcelain Tile Floors, a Beautiful New Kitchen with Spectacular Granite Counters, Stainless Appliances, Modern Cabinets and an Elevated Ceiling plus a Utility Room with Top of the Line Washer and Dryer. Master Bedroom has a Walk-In Closet. There is Extra Storage, Garage Parking, 24 Hr Concierge, On-Site Manager, Security System, Heated Community Pool, Spa, Fitness and Social Rooms, Two Private Tennis Courts, a Private Beach Area with Lounge Chairs and Umbrellas, A Circular Drive and Guest Parking. Close to Shopping, Restaurants, St. Armands Circle and Downtown Sarasota.

13507 Messina Loop- Bradenton

Esplanade Longboat Key

Sold By: Renata Chanoski  |  List Price: $315,492  |  Sold Price: $310,000

The Bellisimo VII is a 2,271 coach home with three bedrooms, two full baths and one half bath. A designer kitchen opens to a spacious living room with formal dining room. The Master Suite includes dual sinks and a walk-in closet. This home also includes a laundry room, covered lanai and garage. Experience a new level of inspired living and enjoy an exciting array of planned resort-style amenities. From active recreation to relaxing pursuits, Esplanade Golf & Country Club has something for everyone. The community is nestled on approximately 600 acres among lakes, nature preserves and wetlands.

5770 Midnight Pass Road - Siesta Key

Gulf and Bay Siesta Key

Sold By: Jason Wood  |  List Price: $679,000  |  Sold Price: $669,000

Welcome to Gulf & Bay Club! Possibly the Greatest Coastal Resort on Florida's West Coast! Situated on nearly 40 acres right in the center of "Trip Advisor's #1 beach in America for 2015." This completely renovated 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo features decorating icon, Robb & Stuckey furniture and touches throughout. C-301 has a spectacular view of the lakes, pool, manicured grounds, cobblestone walkways and the Gulf of Mexico! Enjoy the Bermuda shutters and additional view the length of the condo with extra windows (end unit) down the south wall. Impatient, no problem the stairs are only steps away and two quick flights to the parking level. Gulf & Bay Club is a gulf front gated community that sits on just under 40 acres with approximately 780 lineal feet of beach frontage. Amenities include 3 heated pools, 8 tennis courts, a fitness center with spa, an expansive clubhouse with library and computer room, owner reserve able guest house, racquetball, basketball courts and multiple barbecue areas with picnic tables. Easy to show and a great opportunity to own your place in paradise.

805 Idlewild Way - Siesta Key

Siesta Key home

Sold By: Kristy Lochead  |  List Price: $1,399,000  |  Sold Price: $1,300,000

Paradise found on Siesta Key in this beautifully designed California Ranch, 148 feet on the Grand Canal Waterway a boaters paradise with plenty of boat parking and a 16,000 pound boat lift this home is located in Siesta Isles on a cul-de-sac and less than a mile from the beach and offers three en suite bedrooms. One with its own private entrance and wonderful views great for out of town guests. The Master Suite with views of the pool and canal also boasts two large closet and a spa like bathroom with a two-person shower and large Whirlpool tub. The kitchen is well appointed with the chef in mind from a beverage cooler to a 42 inch GE Monogram refrigerator. Travertine tile throughout the living area with glass pocket doors leading to the large wood ceiling covered pool and spa area. Great for entertaining, many extras such as outdoor shower, fire place, three car garage with built-in storage cabinets, paver brick driveway and plenty of extra parking. Living all on one level directly to the outdoors is the way to go.

September 23, 2016

Summer is officially behind us and the DWELL Real Estate office is kicking things into high gear for the Fall season. Congratulations to our clients and their amazing DWELL agents on each of the 3 closings this week. We happily handed the keys over to a beautiful direct Gulf view condo at Seaplace on Longboat Key, a new Neal Communities home at River's Reach in Parrish, and a tastefully remodeled home in Sarasota. See more photos and additional information right here.


Sold By: Jason Wood  |  List Price: $999,000  |  Sold Price: $900,000

This direct Gulf-front, top-floor residence at Seaplace is ready to move right into. Beautifully updated throughout, the three bedroom layout has also been completely redone. Recent changes include custom built-ins, updated flooring, new bathrooms, crown molding and new lighting. A wall was added to the third bedroom for enhanced privacy. The impressive new kitchen, designed by Creative Kitchens, offers stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, full tile backsplash, custom cabinetry, breakfast bar and tray ceiling. The built-in wine rack and cooler is a great added feature. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets and Gulf breezes from the screen-enclosed lanai, which overlooks the beach and Seaplace community. This penthouse residence also features high ceilings. Seaplace is a bustling community situated on the pristine shores of Longboat Key. Residents love the sense of community and wide array of amenities, which include on-site management, manned guard gate, clubhouse with game room and library, fitness center with sauna, tennis, walking trails, playground, two heated swimming pools and spa, plus a deck with barbeque stations and sitting areas.


Sold By: Stephen Downes  |  List Price: $391,000  |  Sold Price: $387,039.20

This New Home (2610sqft) has a very open feel with 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths and a 3 Car oversized Garage With Brick Paver Pool. The details that this home offers are perfect for a Florida Home. The kitchen is the focal point with Linen cabinets with crown, under cabinet lighting emphasize the Beautiful backsplash. The Kitchen also comes included with Slate (Bottom Freezer)Refrigerator with Water and ice, Smooth Top Range, Microwave and Dishwasher. The Entire , Kitchen and Foyer have 17" Tiles that will give you that open feeling as you walk in the home. The Brick Paver Lanai and Pool makes this home Stand out amongst the rest with over 1,000sqft of Lanai and deck space.


Sold By: Jason Wood  |  List Price: $299,000  |  $285,000

REMODELED LAKE FRONT family home on over HALF AN ACRE minutes from downtown, the bay front and I75. Meticulously remodeled with the latest features for modern living in a tropical paradise. Spacious, open plan living with light filled rooms, oak wood flooring...porcelain floor tiles, moldings, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. French doors opening onto lake front 35 x 17 screened lanai. Enjoy the birds and wildlife in this tranquil setting within a peaceful neighborhood...plenty of room for a pool. Roof in excellent condition, AC and water heater only 2 years old Fantastic location - 10 mins downtown and bay front, 5 mins I75, 10 mins University HOA only $250 per year!

September 16, 2016

Things have been rocking and rolling at the DWELL Real Estate office these past few weeks. Contracts are rolling in and sales are wrapping up at the closing table. Congratulations to our clients and their spectacular DWELL agents on each of the 6 closings we've helped with. Since the 6th of September, we have passed the keys over to an adorable home in Valrico, a stunning million dollar riverfront abode in Palmetto, a beautiful coastal chic townhome in Miramar Links at Lakewood Ranch, a comfy cozy pool home in Gulf Gate, a lovely custom Lee Wetherington home in Summerfield Village in Lakewood Ranch and an incredible 14th floor unit in One Watergate in Downtown Sarasota. See more information and photos of each of these terrific sales.


Sold By: Jim Collins  |  List Price: $260,000  |  Sold Price: $260,000

Immaculate home in the sought after Buckhorn Preserve Community! Low HOA Fees & no CDD fees! Clean & move in ready! This meticulously maintained home boasts 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, & an updated kitchen and bathrooms. The backyard is nothing less than a tropical oasis. The heated salt water pool & spa are screened in and overlook the extra large beautifully landscaped backyard. The floor plan is very open and is full of natural light. The home has been refreshed with neutral paint colors throughout. The master bathroom has marble floors, dual sinks, a HUGE walk in closet, a shower stall & a separate garden tub. This home is a dream come true & will not last long! Hurry, before it's gone.


Sold By: Peg Wingardh  |  List Price: $1,850,000  |  Sold Price: $1,715,000

Welcome to paradise! This secluded riverfront oasis boasts one of the most breathtaking waterfront views in Manatee County providing stunning sunsets all year round. This exquisite custom Spanish Mission styled 3BR,3.5 BA, 3 car garage home offers an open floor plan that takes advantage of panoramic views & is accented with some of the finest custom finishes and details. This home is gated for privacy, w/royal palms lining the driveway entry. Enter the home through an amazing turret w/wood ceiling detail, custom stone and iron work and a custom 10' solid mahogany Borano entry door. Inside, all of the common areas are covered with marble flooring and fantastic ceiling details throughout. Highlights include a floating fireplace in the grand salon surrounded by custom tile, back lit display cases and an intricate wood coffered ceiling. A well-appointed gourmet kitchen complete with granite countertops, custom cabinetry, and Wolf/Subzero appliances. Murano chandeliers in dining room and master suite entry. Spacious master suite has spa like bathroom with custom concrete countertops, glass tile, custom closet and an adjoining outdoor lounge w/ fireplace. Each guest suite has its own bathroom w/ custom touches like onyx vessel sinks & glass tile. Enjoy the outdoor areas complete with kitchen, wood ceiling detail, custom wood shutters, heated salt water pool/spa, travertine pavers and exotic granite countertops, dock with 2 jet ski lifts & boat lift. The home is a smart home automated w/Control 4 & LED lights.


Sold By: Douglas Grosso  |  List Price: $339,900  |  Sold Price: $320,000

Beautiful.....and absolutely immaculate describes this lovely townhome with master on ground floor. Exquisite throughout and professionally decorated by owner-interior decorator. Gorgeous from top to bottom, you will fall in love with every inch. Used seasonally & never rented this home still looks & smells Brand New!! Expansive foyer as you enter opens to Kitchen w/ granite, SS appliances, cabinets w/crown, canned & pendant lighting & walk in pantry w/wood shelving. Great room plan has upgraded tile in main living & extra canned lighting was added through out home. Formal dining is a combination room connecting kitchen & great room for great entertaining of family & friends. Huge screened lanai opens to a gorgeous, expansive golf course view. Master bedroom is on the ground floor & boasts upgraded carpet & two walk in closets. Master bath suite has dual vanities & an added dressing table for her. Big walk in shower & gorgeous tile. Separate laundry is on ground floor w/ folding counter space & cabinets. Venture upstairs & you will be delighted how inviting it is. Large bonus room is perfect for media and office space. Two oversized bedrooms with upgraded carpet, plantation shutters and spacious closets. Extra storage area also upstairs for those Christmas decorations. So many features and benefits of this home like plantations shutters, solar shades, Humidistat, fabulous view, hurricane shutters, maintenance free living, gated community and amazing amenities like pool, fitness and clubhouse.


Sold By: Nathan Hays  |  List Price: $330,000  |  Sold Price: $325,000

THIS IS THE GULF GATE WOODS HOME YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR!! Priced to sell, this fabulous 3 bed, 2 bath home has so much to offer to it's new owners. Pull into the large circular driveway and into the oversized garage and see what awaits inside. With newer upgraded windows and 3 sets of sliding glass doors, this home is bathed in natural light. In addition, this home boasts of an updated kitchen, lots of closet and storage space, newer plumbing (2008), hurricane shutters, hurricane lanai curtains and a hurricane resistant garage door. But the highlight of the home is the tranquil lanai with a beautiful caged-in pool where one can experience the feeling of a true Florida oasis. Close to Siesta Key and popular shopping centers, as well as being in the highly desired Riverview High School District, this home won't last long.


Sold By: James Tassell  |  List Price: $319,900  |  Sold Price: $315,000

Beautiful custom built by Lee Wetherington Homes with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and an open floor plan situated on a wooded private lot. Upgraded kitchen with 42 inch Kraft Maid maple ginger glazed cabinets, granite counter tops, wine rack, under mount lighting, pull out cabinet drawers, kitchen island, stainless appliances, tile back splash and large aquarium glass window overlooking paver screened lanai and patio. Home is newly tiled through the main living areas and all bedrooms are newly carpeted. Master suite bath is complete with new tile, garden tub, new cabinetry and granite. Bathrooms 2 and 3 have new cabinets and granite. New HVAC system in 2012 and new roof in Feb of 2015. Surround sound in home and lanai area for your music enjoyment. Gas option for kitchen stove. Crown molding in the living and dining room with fresh interior paint throughout. The back yard has large mature trees and lush landscaping for privacy. New gutters on exterior. Move in ready and shows like a model. Close to excellent schools and Lakewood Ranch amenities to include hospital, shopping and entertainment. Shows like a model! Notice all the upgrades!


Sold By: Ingrid Walker |  List Price: $725,000  |  Sold Price: $710,000

Spectacular contemporary design interior, 14th floor condo with west and NW views of everything. This condo unit is one of the largest floor plans in the building. Gorgeous building is undergoing beautiful refurbishing. Super high-end neighborhood near Sarasota Bay and downtown Ritz Carlton Hotel. Bike ride to Whole Foods stores or over the causeway to St. Armands Circle. One Watergate has private heated pool and lighted tennis courts over the parking garage. $58,800 building assessment paid by the seller in full.

September 8, 2016

Fortunate again to have great clients, terrific agents and amazing sales like this one. Congratulations to our clients and their agent, Peg Wingardh, on the purchase of this stunning riverfront abode in Palmetto. View additional photos and detailed information regarding this listing below.

Sold By: Peg Wingardh  |  List Price: $1,850,000  |  Sold Price: $1,715,000

Welcome to paradise! This secluded riverfront oasis boasts one of the most breathtaking waterfront views in Manatee County providing stunning sunsets all year round. This exquisite custom Spanish Mission styled 3BR,3.5 BA, 3 car garage home offers an open floor plan that takes advantage of panoramic views & is accented with some of the finest custom finishes and details. This home is gated for privacy, w/royal palms lining the driveway entry. Enter the home through an amazing turret w/wood ceiling detail, custom stone and iron work and a custom 10' solid mahogany Borano entry door. Inside, all of the common areas are covered with marble flooring and fantastic ceiling details throughout. Highlights include a floating fireplace in the grand salon surrounded by custom tile, back lit display cases and an intricate wood coffered ceiling. A well-appointed gourmet kitchen complete with granite countertops, custom cabinetry, and Wolf/Subzero appliances. Murano chandeliers in dining room and master suite entry. Spacious master suite has spa like bathroom with custom concrete countertops, glass tile, custom closet and an adjoining outdoor lounge w/ fireplace. Each guest suite has its own bathroom w/ custom touches like onyx vessel sinks & glass tile. Enjoy the outdoor areas complete with kitchen, wood ceiling detail, custom wood shutters, heated salt water pool/spa, travertine pavers and exotic granite countertops, dock with 2 jet ski lifts & boat lift. The home is a smart home automated w/Control 4 & LED lights.

 August 24, 2016

Congratulations to our clients and their rockstar DWELL Realtors on their closings these past few weeks. With the assistance of our team we helped our clients close on a stunning bayfront condo in Grand Bay on Longboat Key, an adorable single family abode in central Sarasota and a charming condo in Quail Hollow. See photos and additional information about these 3 sales right here.

3070 Grand Bay Blvd #631 - Longboat Key

Sold By: Douglas Grosso | List Price: $689,000  | Sold Price: $675,000

Overlooking Sarasota Bay and the Longboat Key Club Harbourside golf course you know you are somewhere special. As soon as you enter through the front door you are met with wrap around floor to ceiling glass sliding doors offering expansive views of the bay. The open floor plan of this rarely available bay front corner residence gives the impression of grandeur which is heightened by the 9'ceilings, wood flooring and a well appointed kitchen. The spacious great room is smartly designed for entertaining with a terrace that wraps around the entire residence. The master suite is generous in size with a sumptuous bath and walk- in closet and is located privately on one side of the residence with the 2nd suite on the opposite side. Nothing tops the amenities of Grand Bay, a 24 gated guard house, 2 heated pools, tennis courts, a luxurious community room with bar, kitchen, library, and a fitness center with all the latest equipment. To top it off, a membership to the coveted Bay Isles Beach Club located directly on the powdery sandy beach of the Gulf of Mexico is included! Grand Bay offers a casual yet elegant life style that is close to the cultural amenities of Sarasota , the world class shopping of St Armands Circle, the marina at the Longboat Key Club, and the golf & tennis club house.

2842 Olympic St - Sarasota

Sold By: Douglas Grosso | List Price: $165,000 | Sold Price: $150,000

A charming home with upgrades throughout awaits at the end of an inviting, non-through, tree-lined street! This cottage-style, two-bedroom, two-bathroom home is available turnkey furnished and is outfitted with stainless-steel appliances in the kitchen, bamboo wood flooring, built-in speakers, and a brand new roof (2016). The kitchen is showcased with light wood cabinetry and cathedral ceilings along with a large window allowing for more of the Florida sunshine to spill in. Your choice of outdoor entertaining is doubled with a new, fully-fenced beach-themed patio in the front of the home and a large, fully-enclosed backyard complete with a fire pit and plenty of room for gardening, entertaining, and your furry friends! Situated just off of Swift Road, this home is within five miles of Siesta Key Beach, and conveniently located to Sarasota’s finest shopping centers, dining, and more. Plus, no HOA fees!

3011 Quail Hollow - Sarasota

Sold By: Angela Forson | List Price: $90,000 | Sold Price: $80,000

Where else will you find a Meadows Condo under $100,000? And guess what? It is RIGHT NEXT to the Meadows Country Club, I mean trip out the front door and go to lunch. In fact you need to go through the Country Club parking lot to get to this Condo. This is the perfect opportunity for someone who wants to fix just the cosmetic stuff. No need to worry about the Roof and AC! Roof is about 2 years old. AC is about 2 years old. Needs lots of cosmetic stuff and appliances. Plan to paint, refinish part of the ceiling, re-carpet, new appliances. Consider new bath and kitchen. Any way you slice it (golf pun) this is a SWEET deal to end up with your own renovated golf crash pad, or guest house for your friends and family or maybe a rental!! The stuff that really matters, LIKE THE VIEW, is going to make the work worthwhile. Hey, this would be a perfect rental for all those international rowing coaches who are going to be planning the next four years after this month. It is priced with the improvements that are needed in mind. Just scoop it up....It is a real peach!

August 5, 2016

A spectacular week in sales for the DWELL Real Estate office! Congratulations to our clients and their tremendous agents on closing two terrific properties this past week. With our assistance, we handed the keys over to a stunning, brand new town home in The Q in downtown Sarasota and a charming single family home in Kingsfield Lakes in Parrish. Read more and see additional photos for our two great sales. 


Sold By: Sharon Straw  |  Base Build Price: $758,000  |  Sale Price: $796,495

A masterfully constructed residence offering an incomparable lifestyle in the intimate community of The Q; a superbly planned and appointed unit. 


Sold By: James Tassell  |  List & Sold Price: $293,900 

Location, Location, Location! This home is located on the largest lot in Kingsfiled Lakes. It is a half acre on a private Cul-De-Sac. Back yard is completely fenced with quiet preserve view. This home is over 3,000 square feet with 4 bedrooms, plus a bonus room and 3 and a half baths. The kitchen has corian countertops and new stainless steel appliances. The master bedroom has its own private balcony overlooking the beautiful preserve. This home is a must see! Did we mention 2 Master Suites and a Bonus Room! This home has a lot of flexibility to suite your family's needs. Upgraded alarm system to keep your family safe. Owners just added a large brick paver pad in the back yard! Perfect for family gatherings, outside movie night, or just sitting by the fire pit with friends. The exterior of the house was recently painted. Kings field Lakes has a huge community pool and park/playground area and the HOA fees are only $668 and NO CDD fee! Hurry won't last long!

July 29, 2017

As we turn the calendar and close out July, we'd like to congratulate our terrific clients and their hardworking DWELL agents on their 3 completed sales this past week. With the assistance and guidance from our team, we closed on a beautiful new construction in Esplanade at Lakewood Ranch, a stunning lakefront home in Lakewood Ranch County Club and an adorable abode in Sarasota. Read more and view photos for each of these great sales. 


Sold By: Cathy Loeppke | Built Price: $534,246

The Lazio; One of Taylor Morrison's most popular floor plans. This single family home includes 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, a den and two-car garage. Foyer leads into the open dining room and spacious great room. Designer kitchen, with a counter top bar-style island, has sliding door opening to a spacious lanai. The Master Suite includes dual sinks, large shower, water closet and large walk-in closet.


Sold By: Suzanne Crandall | List Price: $425,000 | Sold Price: $410,000

On the quiet side of the street - from the moment you step into this maintenance-free, Country Club home, you are greeted by natural light, enjoy endless lake and golf course view from your very own Private Pool / Lanai. This stunning Neal built Carmel model is positioned on arguably the most picturesque lot in LWRCC - Presidio Glen - with long lake and golf course views - never miss a fabulous sunset again! So many upgrades were added to this lovely home when built, including private pool with waterfall edge and night lights, paver brick walkways, extra space in the garage and extra space in the Living / Great room, a Bay window and window seat in the Breakfast area, the list goes on - a truly fabulous home, impeccably kept it shows like a model. Beautiful neutral tile floors though out and soft, neutral carpet in the bedrooms. Architectural details include, arched entry ways, crown molding and 10 ft. ceilings offer a very spacious open feeling. The Two Bedroom floor plan includes a large Office / Den space and separate Dining room so there are many options for entertaining and overnight guests. The heated community pool, spa, clubhouse with kitchen, and grilling center is a short walking distance away and Presidio is conveniently located close to an exit gate to Lorraine Road. Minutes to the UTC Mall, Benderson Rowing Park, a short drive to downtown Sarasota and pristine beaches, don't miss this one!


Sold By: Suzanne Crandall | List Price: $199,900 | Sold Price: $187,500

Extraordinary in so many ways! This adorable 3 bedroom home has been lovingly maintained and cared for by its longtime owners. With its amazing location only a few moments away from Arlington Park, the YMCA, Locklear Park, Pinecraft and downtown Sarasota, this friendly neighborhood is a treat to behold. A terrific floor plan that offers comfortable bright spaces, a kitchen that overlooks the dining room, a living room filled by natural light pouring in from sliding glass doors that lead you to a child's dream backyard! FINALLY, a picture perfect setting to enjoy priced at an affordable price!

July 22, 2016

It's been a wonderful week of sales at DWELL Real Estate with happy clients all around! Congratulations to all our clients and our amazing team of Realtors on 3 successful closings this past week. With our help, we handed the keys over to an adorable, turn-key furnished villa in Casa Blanca on Siesta Key, a charming pool home with lake views in The Lakes, and a lovely villa in the 55+ community of Oakhurst. Read more and see photos from each of our 3 sales. 

3995 OAKHURST BLVD Unit#3088

Sold By: Ingrid Walker | List Price: $175,000 | Sold Price: $172,500

Located within the intimate tree lined neighborhood of Oakhurst, one of Sarasota's most desirable 55+ communities, is a well established active group of 186 residences. Huge over sized community pool, remodeled clubhouse, exercise room with regularly scheduled classes, activities and a wonderful sharing library. This villa has been lovingly cared for with a fresh coat of paint, crown molding, remodeled bathroom vanities with granite counter tops. Roof replaced less than 5 ears ago. A complete appliance over hall was done in 2012 to include a Carrier A/C with heat pump, front screen door, stainless steel appliances, ceramic tile, hot water heater, washer and dryer. In 2015 a Nano sanitizer was installed to the A/c unit to prevent any mold growth. Spacious screen and vinyl enclosed lanai makes for fabulous evening dining or relaxing as well as airy closs breezes. Good size 2 car garage lends to all your storage needs. This centrally Sarasota location is just minutes from downtown, St. Armands circle, shopping, dining, theaters and our world famous beaches.


Listed By: Douglas Grosso | List Price: $355,000 | Sold Price: $350,000

Rare opportunity to purchase in The Lake from original owner. Beautiful wood floors throughout this split bedroom floor plan with formal living room, formal dining room, kitchen and family room with vaulted ceilings and wood burning fireplace, Large master bedroom including bathroom with huge walk-in shower and a bath with garden view. Home has in wall vacuum system. The Lakes Estates is a very popular community tucked among majestic trees. It is centrally located; close to I-75, downtown Sarasota and the beaches of Siesta Key. A community club house on the lake with fitness center, pool, playground, tennis and basketball courts. One pool is located at the north end of Cottonwood and the other is off Trails Drive, make second right to see pool. Biking distance to McIntosh Middle School.


Sold By: Jason Wood | List Price: $389,000 | Sold Price: $360,000

Own your private hideaway villa on the #1 beach! The unit is a 2/2, turnkey furnished, upgrades to kitchen and baths, re-plumbed interior to main. Included is this unit is a washer and dryer. You can go to the # 1 beach, were your chairs and cabanas are waiting for you! Instead of the beach, relax at the Olympic size heated swimming pool or go to the newly renovated clubhouse to play pool or ping pong. There are additional laundry facilities on the premises. Interested in dining and shopping you can take a short stroll to Crescent Beach Village or Siesta Key Village, which is a short drive north on Midnight Pass Road. Rental services are available through the main office. Rental during season is 2 weeks and off season 1 week. Current rental income $21K, potential rental income 25K-30K-$30K. Call and make an appointment today to view your new found hideaway villa.

July 11, 2016

Another great week in sales by the DWELL Real Estate team! Congratulations to all our clients and their hard working agents! This past week, we assisted our clients in selling an adorable condo in Admirals Walk, buy a great condo in the waterfront community of Pelican Cove in South Sarasota and executed an auction sale for a charming single family home on 5 acres of land. See photos and read more about each of our 3 sales from the week. 


Listed By: Kristy Lochead | List and Sold Price: $154,900

Fabulous investment opportunity in gated condo community! Comfy and cozy lakefront unit in Admirals Walk featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a Tenant in place until the end of July. This ground floor end unit sits directly in front of the community lake offering peaceful water views to enjoy day in and day out. Perfectly situated minutes away from Siesta Key beach, Downtown, shops, restaurants and more. Ideal location to timely access I-75. Take advantage of all the great amenities, including a community swimming pool, recreational facility with fitness center, billiard table and more. Affordable and adorable, make this unit yours today!


Sold By: Stephen Downes | List Price: $384,900 | Sold Price: $386,000

Get the best of both worlds. This large 5 acre parcel offers privacy in the Country but is also close to Town. This is a custom Mark Cahill built home featuring 4 bedrooms plus a den, 3 baths and 2805 square feet. This is the property that you have been waiting for! Bring your boat, RV, outdoor toys, your horses, and ideas, because there are endless possibilities with this home and location.


Sold By: Renata Chanoski | List Price: $199,000 | Sold Price: $161,000

Location, location, location! Enjoy being right in the middle of Pelican Cove and a short walk to all activities. This GROUND floor condo features 2 Bedrooms & 2 Baths condo with oversized lanai that looks out onto private preserve views. Inside washer & dryer and an abundance of storage helps to lend to easy living. Pelican Cove is a pet-friendly community located in a serene, picturesque setting on 75-acres with gated security, and is known for its active lifestyle with 6 heated pools, 4 lighted tennis courts, spa, 3 club houses with active programs, miles of walking trails, shuffle board, basketball court, plus available canoe/kayak storage and an extraordinary 87 slip boat marina with direct access to the bay. You won't want to miss out on this jewel!

July 5, 2016

Wrapping up the first month of summer and starting July with a BANG! Congratulations to all of our clients and their fantastic DWELL agents on each of the 5 closings this past week. We were fortunate to hand over the keys to a stunning condo remodel in Longboat Key Club, a beautiful brand new construction behind the gates of Indigo in Lakewood Ranch, a charming condo 1 block from the Gulf in Rivieria of Lido Beach, a spacious and lovely pool home in The Trails, and an adorably updated abode in Sarasota. Read more about each property and see additional photos below. 


Sold By: Nathan Hays | List Price: $ 739,000 | Sold Price: $700,000

New construction without the wait! This masterfully renovated condo with spectacular Gulf of Mexico views has been taken down to the bare bones and rebuilt to new construction standards. Located behind the gates of Longboat Key Club, this 8th floor unit features top of the line finishes. The new, open-concept kitchen is functional and conducive to socializing with its Bremtown cabinetry, Silestone counter tops, LED under cabinet lighting, Franke fixtures, Leibherr beverage center, and Bertazzoni under cabinet canopy hood. Personal touches continue into the master bedroom and ensuite with its custom vanity, 9-lite prairie style frosted glass door, Toto elongated commode, Kohler fixtures, polished marble counter tops, frameless shower and Pottery Barn lighting. Beyond the kitchen is the great room plus two bedrooms with newly installed PGT Premier Vue impact sliders, plantation shutters and Bellawood Brazilian Chestnut floors. A new electrical panel is just another one of the many improvements. This homes stylish finishes and thoughtful interior design make it a wonderful, relaxing space to enjoy the gulf coast lifestyle with family and friends.


Sold By: Cathy Loeppke | Build Price: $470,799

Brand new Endless Summer 3 Model behind the gates of Indigo in Lakewood Ranch.


Sold By: Kathryn Cooper | List Price: $399,500 | Sold Price: $390,000

There is no place like home. Primary, secondary or seasonal this easily rented 1st floor unit even welcomes pets. Completely updated and furnished steps from Lido Public Beach and even closer to the private complex pool that you share with only 14 other condo owners. Beautiful screened lanai, stainless appliances and loads of closets and storage, you will never want to leave. Plenty of parking or guests with one under-building spot reserved. Easy walk to St. Armands Circle with outdoor cafes and stylish boutiques.


Listed By: Lauren Miller | List Price: $300,000 | Sold Price: $295,000

This beautiful home in The Trails awaits you! Fully FURNISHED, PRIVATE POOL AND LOW HOA fees! Come see this magnificently maintained three bedroom, two bathroom home which features an updated kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, an open layout, a grand outdoor entertaining area, a two car garage and mature landscaping. Enjoy the large master suite which features sliding doors to the patio, a spacious walk in closet and unwind in your large master bath tub after a long day. Enjoy the sunshine in your private, fenced-in backyard or by your pool which features a waterfall and lot of space for grilling or entertaining guests. The Trails is a wonderful community with tennis courts and a community pool. Conveniently located, close to the shops and restaurants at UTC and a short drive to the beaches and downtown Sarasota. New AC and hot water heater in 2015, resurfaced pool in 2013, fresh interior paint, professionally landscaped with rubber mulch. Come see this stunning home today!


Sold By: Jason Wood | List Price: $219,900 | Sold Price: $210,000

This home has had a complete remodel. New shingle roof, new septic tank and drain fields and anything else needed with a septic tank, newer AC, newer hot water heater, new interior doors throughout, new tile throughout, new Laminate in bedrooms, neutral colors throughout interior, new kitchen cabinets w/Crown molding, granite tops and Island with wood top, new stainless steel appliances including the refrigerator, new fans, new light fixtures, new faucets, 2 new bathrooms (New toilet, tubs, showers, tile, lights, mirrors, sink and vanities) Interior storage besides an inside laundry room, the storage room is 5x9, hall closet, built in storage shelf in both master closets, fresh paint inside and outside, new driveway with crushed shell, new grass, new landscaping, new privacy fence, new 23x10 foot covered rear patio with a new metal roof with 2 sets of french doors opening up to your spacious back yard. I am sure you get the picture. This is basically a NEW home with Good bones!

June 27, 2016

Congratulations to all of our clients and our fantastic team of agents for closing on 4 spectacular properties this week. We were able to pass the keys over to a lovely bayfront condo in Grand Bay on Longboat Key, a beautifully appointed condo facing the Gulf in St Armands Towers South on Lido Key, a brand new single family home in the new community of Caribbean Village in Venice and a beautiful lakefront condo in Savanah Preserve at University Place. Read more about each of our 4 sales from this past week below.


Sold By: James Tassell | List Price: $659,900 | Sold Price: $640,000

Natural light streams into this corner Bimini floor plan with Bay views from the living area and Master bedroom. Beautifully updated with tile and wood flooring throughout offering a stunningly contemporary feel with a neutral palette for adding your style preferences. The wraparound balcony affords 180 degree views to the West, North and East. Plenty of room on your oversized terrace to relax and watch the boats sail by and the dolphins frolic, or for alfresco dining with Sarasota Bay as your backdrop. Recent improvements include new HVAC 2012, and new refrigerator and dishwasher 12/2014. Two garage spaces are included. Grand Bay offers the perfect island lifestyle with 2 pools, one Olympic sized, 2 spas, Har-Tru tennis, luxurious club house, and state of the art fitness center, and onsite management. All located behind a 24 hour manned guard gate. When you feel like a beach day, your membership in the Beach club is the perfect beach getaway offering private parking with gated entrance, bath facilities, ice machine, BBQ grills, picnic tables, covered areas and our world famous sunsets.


Sold By: Ingrid Walker | List Price: $645,000 | Sold Price: $623,000

New Price! Owner said "bring offers!" Captivating Gulf front views and only 1 block to the fabulous St. Armands Circle! This stylish, beautifully updated & remodeled, turnkey furnished condo is located in St. Armands Towers South. Lido beach views and the ultimate convenience to Lido Beach (with direct gated access from pool to beach!) with all of the fine dining and shopping offered in St. Armands Circle! As you enter you will immediately feel welcomed! You will experience the soft, spa like color tones and immediate view of the azure waters of the Gulf! This beach retreat offers an open and spacious floor plan with views from the living room, master bedroom and 2nd bedroom where from all of these areas you can step out to the expansive balcony to breathe in & absorb the gentle sound of the ocean, breathtaking view & amazing sunsets ... This unit is a must see! Don't miss this rare opportunity to have a Gulf View, sought after building, and location to St. Armands Circle!


Sold By: Douglas Grosso | Build Price: $325,503

Edison Model in Caribbean Village located in Venice. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with over 1,900 sqft of living space. 


Sold By: Renata Chanoski | List Price: $ 329,000 | Sold Price: $300,000

this is the best deal in Savannah Preserve, including your own private elevator and gorgeous turnkey furnishings. This home has it all: premium water view, wood floors, granite counters (kitchen and baths), stainless steel appliances, solid wood cabinets, decorator paint colors, crown molding, 8-foot doors, washer and dryer, and more. Best of all, it feels and lives like a house, not a condominium, with its open floor plan, 11-foot ceilings, huge closets and big utility room. Perfectly sized at 1,789 square feet with two bedrooms, a den with French doors, two baths and a one-car garage. Move-in ready with beautiful furnishings in every room, including a fully outfitted kitchen. It even includes the 65-inch UHD TV with DVDs! The highest quality construction: 100 percent block construction, 10 inches of concrete between floors (in three layers), outstanding sound insulation and double pane windows. There are 90 units in this gated, private award-winning community with a pool and 24-hour fitness facility. Low HOA fees and no CDD. Best of all is its great location: west of I-75, near UTC mall, shopping, restaurants and with quick access to downtown Sarasota and the beaches.

June 17, 2016

Fortunate Again! 7 spectacular closings this week with happy buyers and sellers all around. Congratulations to all our clients and their terrific DWELL Realtors® on their closings! See additional photos and information regarding each property.

551 Harbor Point Drive - Longboat Key, FL 34228

551 Harbor Point, Longboat Key

Listed By: Beth Lancaster-Collins | List Price: $3,795,000 | Sold Price: $3,700,000

Embrace both the elegance & ease of living in this 2011 custom-built two-story masterpiece as it surrenders itself to its unparalleled Longboat Key location in a private/gated enclave of Bay Isles. Designed by Architect Cliff Scholz & built by Steve Carr. This gracious manse of over 5,000 sf includes 4 en-suite bedrooms & 6 bathrooms. Experience picturesque panoramic views of Sarasota Bay, highlighted by the formal yet comfortable living spaces. As you enter you'll discover a host of exquisite features including Egyptian Limestone flooring throughout the first level, custom wainscoting, distinctive cove & tray ceilings. The kitchen is designed not only for a culinary enthusiast, but also for warm and convivial conversation & relaxation with a combination of top-of-the-line appliances, gorgeous Carra Gold marble countertops, honed custom Brookhaven cabinetry & an inviting seating area. The upper level boasts hand-hewn Hickory hardwood floors. The outdoor living area is just as spectacular featuring a heated salt-water pool & spa. The 2 spacious terraces with wood-paneled ceilings, are the perfect spot to enjoy the surrounding vistas. This estate also features 3 HVAC zones, 3 energy-efficient gas boilers for on-demand hot water, a whole-house emergency generator fueled by in-ground propane tank, Kinetico water treatment system, elevator, new 50' boat dock plus 14,000 lb lift, oversized 3 car garage. Simply Breathtaking. Bay Isles offers residents the finest amenities: private beach club, golf & tennis.

580 Fore Drive - Bradenton

Sold By: Cathy Loeppke | List Price: $668,850 | Sold Price: $630,000

Camlin built spectacular home on large salt water canal. This Harbor Walk home was built using the finest materials and exceptional appointments. Open great room concept with a cozy den featuring a gas fireplace w. built in entertainment area and a large dining room. The gourmet kitchen is a delight, solid wood cabinets w. crown molding, 42" uppers, granite counter tops, large working island with built in seating, top of the line appliances, window over the sink and direct access to over 800 sq ft of Florida living space. Outside living room boosts corner 8' sliders, pavers, a second gas fireplace w. built in entertainment area and bath access. Master Suite offers a large walk in closet, step in shower & garden tub, wood cabinets, granite and direct access the outside living area. Custom window treatments and designer features are found through out the home. Oversized 2 car garage, large Port Cochere, Barrel tile roof and Key West styling enhance the front elevation Harbor walk offers the best Florida has to offer, fun, sun and water. Direct access to the Manatee river, waterway will accommodate a large vessel, just minutes to the Gulf of Mexico. Boat dock is constructed with Trex decking and a seawall. Located to I-75 just minutes to St. Pete, Tampa and Sarasota. Community amenities include Gated Entry, tennis courts, playground, kayak launch and nature preserve. Lot size allows room to add a swimming pool, summer kitchen or cabana.

777 Beach Rd #4B - Siesta Key

Sold By: Jason Wood | List Price: $659,900 | Sold Price: $625,500

Siesta Key Beach Condo! Turnkey furnished 2BR/2B in gated complex overlooking world famous Siesta Key beach & the Gulf of Mexico. An easy walk or bike ride to Siesta Key Village. Totally remodeled in 2013 w/ granite counters, crown molding, re-piped (stacks too), A/C , appliances & furniture. Spacious screened lanai overlooks the beach & gulf. Heated Olympic size community pool, sauna, game room, fitness room, outdoor grilling area & secure bike area. Fantastic on site rental office.

13849 Umbria St - Venice

Sold By: Ingrid Walker | Built Price: $559,200

Pinnacle Model Home by Divosta in IslandWalk at the West Villages. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and upstairs loft with approximately 3,200 sqft of living space. 

6140 Midnight Pass Rd #110 - Siesta Key

Listed By: Kristy Lochead | List Price: $549,000 | Sold Price: $530,000

Your personal coastal oasis in the middle of paradise is finally here! This freshly renovated gem looks over the pool, lush tropical landscaping and Gulf of Mexico while only being feet away from the crystal waters and powdery white sand of the #1 rated beach in the nation. No detail was overlooked with this unit; ceramic tile designed to imitate bamboo wood flooring in the living room, tasteful cabinets and solid counter tops in the kitchen with fresh paint throughout emphasizing the open floor plan and breath taking water views. Never let the vacation come to an end, make this stunning unit yours today!

4331 Marcott Cir - Sarasota

Sold By: Marc Rasmussen | List Price: $215,000 | Sold Price: $215,000

This adorable and well-maintained home is positioned on a corner lot within the intimate community of Seville in Center Gate, which contains just 54 homes. Featuring an open plan with vaulted ceilings, built-ins and abundant storage, this is the perfect starter or second home. A roomy master bedroom features a sliding door to the lanai, spacious walk-in closet, master bath with garden tub and separate shower. You could set up two dining areas – formal and breakfast or use one room for an office or play space. The guest bedroom has corner windows, which bring in plenty of natural light. The two car garage has a freshly painted floor and gives plenty of space for additional storage. The AC was replaced just over 3 years ago and the alarm system is owned. A screened lanai is just off of the living area and mature landscaping outlines the property making it warm and inviting. Terrific location just minutes from I-75, Doctors Hospital, schools, restaurants, shopping and a short drive to area beaches.

4546 Barton Drive - Sarasota

List By: Jason Wood | List Price: $209,900 | Sold Price: $208,000

Centrally located Mid Century Ranch on quiet street. This gorgeous home is minutes from I-75, downtown and the #1 rated Siesta Key Beach. Home was completely renovated in 2015 and is surrounded by mature landscaping and your own grapefruit tree. Ceramic tile throughout the living and kitchen areas and new carpet in the three bedrooms. The kitchen has real wood cabinets and granite counter tops. All new appliances purchased in 2015 which also include a dishwasher and garbage disposal in the two compartment sink. This split floor plan has a full master suite with step in shower and walk in closets. The additional 2 bedrooms are situated on the other side of the home also with walk in closets. The kitchen, dining and living rooms are designed in a light and bright open floor plan with eat at bar space for 4 stools. The bonus Florida room can be used for a home office or additional sitting area. The backyard has beautiful mature plantings that are calling for your green thumb touch! Sellers relocated due to work and have priced this gem below market for a quick sale! This is your opportunity to own a well-priced ready to occupy 3/2 in the middle of everything!

June 15, 2016

Congratulations to our wonderful clients, and new friends, as well as our Realtor Beth Lancaster-Collins on the sale of this wonderful 4 bedroom, 6 bathroom waterfront home in Bay Isles on Longboat Key. View photos and additional information about this exquisite sale right here. 

551 Harbor Point Drive - Longboat Key, FL 34228

551 Harbor Point, Longboat Key

Price: $3,795,000 | Sold Price: $3,700,000 (public record)

Embrace both the elegance & ease of living in this 2011 custom-built two-story masterpiece as it surrenders itself to its unparalleled Longboat Key location in a private/gated enclave of Bay Isles. Designed by Architect Cliff Scholz & built by Steve Carr. This gracious manse of over 5,000 sf includes 4 en-suite bedrooms & 6 bathrooms. Experience picturesque panoramic views of Sarasota Bay, highlighted by the formal yet comfortable living spaces. As you enter you'll discover a host of exquisite features including Egyptian Limestone flooring throughout the first level, custom wainscoting, distinctive cove & tray ceilings. The kitchen is designed not only for a culinary enthusiast, but also for warm and convivial conversation & relaxation with a combination of top-of-the-line appliances, gorgeous Carra Gold marble countertops, honed custom Brookhaven cabinetry & an inviting seating area. The upper level boasts hand-hewn Hickory hardwood floors. The outdoor living area is just as spectacular featuring a heated salt-water pool & spa. The 2 spacious terraces with wood-paneled ceilings, are the perfect spot to enjoy the surrounding vistas. This estate also features 3 HVAC zones, 3 energy-efficient gas boilers for on-demand hot water, a whole-house emergency generator fueled by in-ground propane tank, Kinetico water treatment system, elevator, new 50' boat dock plus 14,000 lb lift, over sized 3 car garage. Simply Breathtaking. Bay Isles offers residents the finest amenities: private beach club, golf & tennis.

June 10, 2016

Fortunate Again! Another incredible few weeks for the DWELL Real Estate office. Congratulations to all our clients and their hard working agents on their closings. From contract to closing table, we passed the keys over to some wonderful properties in the Sarasota / Bradenton area. See more photos and information about each of our 6 sales.

1509 Shadow Ridge Cir - Sarasota

Listed By: Kristy Lochead | List Price: $439,900 | Sold Price: $400,000

The perfect place you'll want to call home is finally on the market! This charming 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom abode offers over 2,800 square feet of spacious living space, a wood burning fireplace as well as a covered lanai with in ground pool all situated on an acre of land east of I-75. This home features new insulation in the attic, brand new french doors, a security system in place with sensors on all windows and doors, and new roof and A/C since July 2013. Tons of lush, mature landscaping creating a serene and tranquil environment. Only minutes away from the new UTC shopping center, Downtown, Beaches and everyday conveniences. Make it a point to see this home!

1145 Gulf of Mexico Drive #402 - Longboat Key 

Sold By: Beth Lancaster-Collins | List Price: $749,000 | Sold Price: $730,000

Best direct beach front buy on Longboat Key. Beautiful two bedroom, two bath residence on the fourth floor providing spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico, white sand beach & sunsets. Updates include a remodeled kitchen with white cabinetry, granite counters & backsplash, a breakfast bar, double stainless under mount sink & glass display shelves. The master bath has marble floors, a marble shower & a raised white vanity with dual under mount sinks & a pearly beige granite counter. The inviting living area features a wall of built-in book shelves, cabinet storage & display shelves. Offered completely furnished including a premium under building parking space. There is also an excellent rental history. Residents enjoy first class amenities such as 24 hour gated security, three tennis courts, a junior Olympic size heated pool & spa, a recently renovated clubhouse & fitness center. There are beach chairs, lounges & umbrellas for the exclusive use of Beachplace residents. St Armand's Circle & downtown Sarasota are moments away offering many upscale shopping venues, great dining, cafe sitting & vast array of cultural & community events. Beachplace is one of the island's best managed & maintained communities with terrific on site management. Enjoy as your private beach front home or take advantage of a flexible rental policy allowing rentals of one month twelve times per year.

5259 Castello Ln - Bradenton

Sold By: Stephen Downes | List Price: $497,000 | Sold Price: $475,000

Welcome home! This 1 of a kind lake view "Venetian" model in Esplanade has all you could want and more. Walk in and instantly notice the attention to detail in this model home. This split floor plan gives you an endless supply of entertaining options. Walk through the formal dining room and enter the gourmet chefs kitchen with pristine granite counters, stainless steel appliances and large pantry. From the kitchen and living areas you can look out over the lake through the pocket sliding doors. Enjoy outdoor entertaining? Then go and check out the huge private lanai with over 500 sq ft of outdoor space. After working a long day in your executive home office retreat into your spacious master suite to rest your feet. The master bath features a large soaking tub, his and hers sinks, and a beautifully tiled shower. Guests will revel in there own privacy, each guest bedroom features a full 3 piece en-suite bathroom. Finally you have a bonus room which could be used as a media/entertainment or a 4th bedroom.

Sold By: Kathryn Cooper | List Price: $432,285 | Sold Price: $412,285

Martin Ray featuring 2 bedrooms and 2 baths in DelWebb. Pictures are for illustration purposes only. Elevation, color and options may vary.

4600 Gulf of Mexico Drive # PH4 - Longboat Key 

Sold By: Kathryn Cooper | List Price: $429,000 | Sold Price: $429,000

Direct bay views abound from every room of this lovely two bedroom, two bath, Windward Bay residence. This top-floor retreat features panoramic vistas of tranquil bay waters and the twinkling lights of the cityscape. The spacious layout offers living/dining room, kitchen with breakfast bar, newer tile flooring and an enclosed lanai with walls of floor-to-ceiling glass. The bayfront lanai is perfect extension to the living space, which has been enclosed and is now a sunroom providing optimum views and bay breezes. The great room and both bedrooms offer private access to the sunroom. Windward Bay is a wonderful community located in mid-Longboat Key that has recently undergone updates. Offering residents two heated swimming pools, tennis, fitness, shuffle board, walking trail and a place to moor your boat for a small additional fee. Boasting three beach access points just a short walk or bike ride away. Also includes one secure, under-building parking space.

 4805 Country Oaks Blvd - Sarasota

Sold By: James Tassell | Listing Price: $249,900 | Sold Price: $251,000

What a great house and a super price!...Curb Appeal, Location and Great Neighborhood! Opportunity to live in Country Oaks. charming 4 bedroom home features 3 bedrooms / 2 baths in the main home with a 1 bedroom / 1 bath studio addition (fourth bedroom) with separate entrance, perfect for an in-home office, mother-in-law suite, artists cottage or the teenager. Great room floor plan with split bedrooms, french doors, wood burning fireplace, crown moulding, granite counters in kitchen, light and bright interior and super 2nd bath with walk-in shower. Freshly painted interior and tiled throughout with new carpet in bedrooms 2 and 3. Little to do here but move right in and call this Home Sweet Home. Screened in porch and 2 car attached garage with fenced backyard and mature landscaping. Neighborhood amenities include community pool, tennis court, trails and picnic area. Convenient to shopping, schools, dining, parks and recreation, airport and easy access to I-75 and the new Mall at University Town Center.

May 20, 2016

An impressive week of sale by the DWELL Real Estate team! Congratulations to our clients on their closings and becoming homeowners in the Sarasota area. With the help of our talented agents, we brought from contract to closing a stunning lakefront single family home in Greenbrook Village at Lakewood Ranch and a gorgeous abode at Turtle Rock in Palmer Ranch. See more photos and information about these sales below. 


Sold By: Kristy Lochead | List Price: $439,900 | Sold Price: $430,000

This rare, 2013 Greenbrook home is a must see and is now priced to sell! Very motivated seller. Located in highly desirable Lakewood Ranch this corner lot home in Greenbrook Trails offers an easy walk to the Adventure Park and Doggy Park. Built by Homes by Towne you will be sure to love this Kingsley model floor plan (A Best Overall winner of the 2015 Parade of Homes of Manatee and Sarasota County)! With every possible upgrade. If you like high ceilings, you will fall in love with this cathedral ceiling with stained beams. It includes 4 bedrooms, a den (or 5th BR), 3 baths, gourmet kitchen with over and under lighting, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops throughout entire house. Master Bedroom has a tray ceiling and a luxurious Master Bathroom with large shower and dual vanities. The Contemporary home design has a Mediterranean style with beautiful arches everywhere! The exterior continues the look with tiled roof, exterior stonework and beautiful pavers covering both the driveway and the backyard patio. There is a lovely view of a pond from the Master Bedroom and back patio. A corner lot with a huge side yard. The back yard is small but has enough room for a small pool with pool plumbing already installed! Close proximity to "A" rated schools, parks, walk trails and a dog park. This home has been very lightly lived in... it's like new! It will not last long! Close to Lakewood Ranch Main St, restaurants, movie theater, shopping (the new mall), entertainment, I-75, and World Famous Beaches.


Sold By: Kristy Lochead | List Price: $524,900 | Sold Price: $510,000

This stunning John Cannon, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with grand paver driveway is located in gated, elegant Turtle Rock in Palmer Ranch. It has tranquil views of the heated pool and spa from most rooms and pocket sliders to bring the outside in on crisp days. Inside features: 12’ ceilings with crown molding; ceiling fans in every room; family room with gas fireplace and wet bar that opens into a spacious kitchen with island, Silestone sink and granite countertops; 2 pantries with loads of storage; transom windows that flood light throughout; lighted plant shelves; separate dining room with tray ceiling; split plan with 2 large bedrooms with privacy through a pocket door; a large master suite with bay window, plantation shutters and his and her walk-in closets; a master bathroom with walk-in glass shower, double sinks, lighted plant shelves and private water closet; a masterpiece of an office with custom cherry solid wood cabinets, shelving and floor to ceiling rolling ladder and granite countertops; a separate laundry room with an 2nd refrigerator. Relaxation and entertaining are a joy here with large open equipped tiki bar out back. Listen to music through the indoor-outdoor speakers. Foxtail palms offer beauty and privacy around the pool cage. Turtle Rock has 2 controlled access entries. Enjoy Turtle Rock’s beautiful club house, pool, tennis, basketball, playground, nature preserve, 17 lakes with nearby access to Legacy Trail. World famous Siesta Key beach is minutes away.

May 6, 2016

A phenomenal week for sales at DWELL Real Estate and we couldn't be more ecstatic for our clients who are now the proud owners of some amazing property in the sunshine state. With the help from our talented agents, we were able to close on a stunning beach front condo in L'Ambiance on Longboat Key, A renovated beauty in Turtle Rock at Palmer Ranch and a gorgeous new construction at Greyhawk Landing in Bradenton. See additional information and photos below. 


Sold By: Beth Lancaster | List Price: $2,850,000 | Sale Price: $2,800,000

Someone’s first impression of this property is awe-inspired by the direct panoramic view of the Gulf of Mexico. With floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, a southwest corner unit, a 100-foot wraparound terrace, the indoor-outdoor Florida lifestyle invites you to enjoy nature and live in elegance. Unique is the private secure stairway from your balcony that leads directly to the outdoor walkway to the beach. Clean lines, contemporary design and dramatic views welcome you to resort-living, Longboat Key style. From your secured private elevator, a gracious entertaining space opens up to receive you with 10-foot ceilings, marble floors, contemporary lighting, dry bar, dining, and living room all opening to the terrace. The kitchen is delightfully bright with a lovely breakfast area, abundant counters and cabinets. The master suite has floor-to-ceiling views of the Gulf, balcony, dual master bath with walk-through shower, large walk-in closet and a linen closet. With a split floor plan, the guest suite enjoys a remodeled bathroom and a private balcony. The third en suite bedroom is used as a den and has sliding doors for privacy when needed. This home was remodeled in 2013 and is sold furnished. L’Ambiance amenities include gated entrance, security, private beach access, olympic pool, two Har Tru tennis courts, fitness, clubhouse, library, three guest suites, on-site management, storage and a wine closet. One small pet is allowed, rentals once a year for a minimum of three months.


Sold By: Beth Lancaster | List Price: $468,800 | Sale Price: $450,000

Run, don’t walk, to this totally renovated creampuff in a secluded niche in Turtle Rock. Fully redone kitchen boasts new stainless appliances w/ wine refrigerator, huge amount of cabinetry and countertops and a convenient oversized island. Terrific lighting for the serious chef. Redone family area off of the kitchen with large windows and sliders to the lanai. Separate cozy living area for the reader liking peace and quiet. Three freshly carpeted bedrooms with fans, 2 brand new baths with attractive fixtures and glass tile trim; the master bedroom leads to the lanai and offers two huge walk in closets with functional and attractive built ins, new master bath with double sink, huge garden soaking tub, and inviting glass shower both with glass tile trim. This home opens up on three sides to the biggie lanai with lots of covered seating, more seating by the heated pool with spa and a granite counter bar with frig and sink, separate half bath and a private outdoor shower. Extensive new landscaping, hardware, fixtures, locks, fans, paint, moldings, you name it. This small section of Great Meadow backs to the wall on Turtle Rock Blvd (not Central Sarasota) by the gate so it is very quiet and very private.


Sold By: Cathy Loeppke | List Price: $725,507 | Sale Price: $635,000

Quality Built Sam Rodgers Homes Model Home.

April 22, 2016

With April coming to a close, DWELL Real Estate has, yet again, wrapped up the month with a bang! Congratulations to all of our clients and their terrific agents on each closing from this past week. We happily handed the keys over to a stunning brand new construction in Esplanade at Lakewood Ranch, an old Florida bungalow in Sarasota and a cozy single family home with deeded boat slip in Nokomis. See photos and learn more about each of our three sales.

5219 Esplanade Blvd. - Lakewood Ranch


Sold By: Stephen Downes | List Price: $919,721| Sold Price: $853,000

Mercede VIII, former model home, professionally decorated. Gated neighborhood of tiled roof homes, paver driveways, maintenance-free grounds. Home comes with golf membership to Esplanade Golf & Country Club, use of all amenities. Only $2,550 annual golf dues. Move in Ready. 

2245 Bahia Vista Road - Sarasota

Sold By: Lauren Miller | List Price: $240,000 | Sold Price: $220,000

Old Florida Charm in this Key West Style bungalow home. Main house is 2 bedroom, 1 bath, great room, real wood floors refinished, and entire interior fresh coat of paint. Guest, in-law suite is 1 bedroom, 1 huge bath with separate tub, laminate flooring, its own kitchen and living room as well as its own separate entrance. Buildings are connected by a wood deck. Washer and dryer is on wood deck inside screened room. Landscaping spruced up, wood deck sealed and entire exterior has a fresh coat of paint. Detached 2 car carport with entire property fenced. Great rental property for investors.

1105 Dona Way - Nokomis

Sold By: Kristy lochead | List Price: $199,000 | Sold Price: $195,000

A boater's paradise! This completely updated 3 BR/2BA home includes a 20' deeded boat dock on the inter-coastal waterway to Shakett Creek Bay, navigable to the Gulf of Mexico. Designed for easy living and Florida lifestyle, this open plan residence has a quality remodel and feels like brand new. Home features many custom features such as open great room/kitchen area, crown molding, walk-in closets, stainless steel appliances, contemporary bathroom cabinetry & faucets, hydrotherapy tub and neutral colors throughout. Home has updated CPVC plumbing, A/C and electric. Enjoy your morning coffee on the 20x20 deck, overlooking the large and private backyard, featuring gorgeous fruit trees. Residence is ideally located to beaches, epicurean and local seafood restaurants. Legacy trail is at your door step for biking and Venice & Nokomis beaches are just minutes away.

Fortunate again this week to have closed on so many homes for so many of our amazing clients. Congratulations and welcome home! This week we assisted in closing on a beautiful new construction at Tidewater Preserve in Bradenton, a nicely appointed abode in Red Hawk Reserve, a lovingly maintained home in Matoaka Heights in Sarasota and a cheerful starter home near University Pkwy. View more photos and information about each sale high here.  

Sold By: Kristy Lochead | List and Sold Price: $708,595

The Asti offers a two-car garage and a separate one car garage. The home's first floor offers four bedrooms and an expansive great room opening to a formal dining room and kitchen. The second floor offers a spacious media/bonus room and a covered balcony. Tidewater's amenities include a private marina with access to the Manatee River, two club houses including The Lodge with its beautiful resort style pool, fitness center, community room with catering kitchen, billiards, flat screen tvs and gas fireplaces both inside and out. In additional, outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the three Har-Tru tennis courts as well as the canoe and kayak park with free use of the community's canoes and kayaks. Enjoy the privacy of a 24/7 staffed gatehouse, lawn and landscape maintenance throughout the community, a full time lifestyle director as well as Tidewater Preserve's modest fees.


Sold By: Walter Winship | List Price: $595,500 | Sold Price: $575,000

As you enter this meticulously kept and sought after "Egret" floor plan in Red Hawk Preserve with over 4400 total square feet, you will quickly realize the attention spent on the details that differentiates this home from others. The efficient use of space, warm colors and extensive upgrades and location is a winning combination. This 4 bedroom, 3 bath plus den home offers a gourmet kitchen package and the perfect breakfast bar to serve it on. The detail of the diagonally set tile throughout the entire home and finishes are accentuated by fixtures, window treatments and a custom front glass doors and high ceilings with recessed lighting. From the lanai you will be able to enjoy the serenity and scenery of the pool & spa with long lake views and the comfort of knowing that Red Hawk Reserve is a gated community. Low annual HOA dues, NO CDD, A-RATED schools make this community with less than 150 homes just east of I-75 and across the street from a 100 acre park a perfect and convenient location to enjoy the Florida lifestyle.



Sold By: Kristy Lochead | List Price: $329,000 | Sold Price: $315,000 

This home has been lovingly and painstakingly cared for. The owners have attended to every detail from landscaping to pool decking. The interior is tile throughout. The kitchen is a gourmets dream, open with lots of workable counter space and plenty of storage. Bedrooms are a nice split plan with a generous sized room off the master for crafts, sewing, relaxation, or office. A den provides even more opportunities for the work at home individual or a study place for students. There's a great deal of flexibility to this home with plenty of room for guests, a large family, or work space. The pool area has a generous covered area for outdoor relaxation and a grassy area for pets or games.


Listed By: Marc Rasmussen | Sold By: Ingrid Walker | List Price: $129,999 | Sold Price: $126,950

Come see this adorable home on a spacious, wooded lot on a no thru street. This home has easy access to downtown Sarasota, Lido Key beach, St. Armands Circle, New College, UTC mall and airport. The fenced yard is great for dog owners. The private backyard is perfect for relaxing in a hammock under the lush, mature trees.

April 4, 2016

Spring is in full swing and we are rocking and rolling with closings! This week our clients were able to close on a stunning downtown condo in Rivo on Ringling, an adorable single family home in Bradenton at Braden Crossings, a peaceful lakefront villa in Lakeridge Falls, a comfy cozy home in Maples Lakes and a beautiful Todd Johnston resale abode in Edgewater Village in Lakewood Ranch. View photos and additional information on all 5 of our sales from this week. 


Sold By: Marc Rasmussen | List Price: $549,900 | Sold Price: $537,000

Light-filled and spacious, this stylish condominium is designed to mirror the modern exterior of the building, Rivo at Ringling. Two bedrooms, a den (or third bedroom) and an open concept floor plan make this retreat ideal for those who desire a downtown lifestyle with plenty of space for relaxation at home. Entertaining is effortless thanks to the flow between the gathering room, dining space and kitchen with bar seating. Finishes include granite countertops, wood cabinetry and sleek tile. Step out to the sweeping circular balcony to admire the ever-changing cityscape, which sparkles to life in the evening. Ease of living is provided by an interior laundry, extra storage and one parking space. Rivo offers residents a host of amenities, including a pool & spa with sun deck, fitness room, gathering space and bike storage. This ultra convenient location places you within minutes of shops, restaurants, the farmer’s market, cultural attractions, the Marina and more.

5513 47th Ct E - Bradenton, FL  

Listed By: Angela Forson | List Price: $245,000 | Sold Price: $245,000

Move in ready 4 BR/2BA, Cul de sac home, private fenced back yard with room to add a pool. Large eat in Kitchen with island and breakfast bar. Tile throughout main living area with upgraded carpet in bedrooms. Freshly painted interior/exterior and new A/C in 2014. Double garage with opener. Master suite has large walk-in closet and bath with dual vanities. Convenient to I 75, UTC shopping center, Beaches and downtown Sarasota.


Sold By: Kristy Lochead | List Price: $254,000 | Sold Price: $250,000 

Long Tranquil Lakeviews accent this Lakeridge Falls, Active Lifestyle, Maintenance Free 2 Bedroom + Den, 2 Bath Villa with attached 2-Car Garage. This rarely available End Unit (1576+sf) offers an open, bright great room living and dining floor plan. Upgrades include: 42” Wood Oak Cabinetry; New Refrigerator (2014); Gas Range; Plantation Shutters throughout; Custom Built-in Oak Desk and Wall unit in Den/Office; Custom Decorative Shelves; Hurricane Garage Door and 3M Window Guard. You will also enjoy the Glass Enclosed Screened Lanai with raised floor and berber carpet for year round living. This community is Pet Friendly (all sizes) and Low Fees! This Guard Gated community offers an Active Clubhouse with resort style geothermal heated pool; fitness room; numerous activities including Bridge, Bingo, Bocce Ball; sidewalks galore, 10 lakes, abundance of bird life and designated sidewalk connecting residents to Publix, Walmart, Panera and several restaurants. In the Heart of University Pkwy with abundance of shopping. Only Minutes to downtown Sarasota and the Cultural Arts. This 55+ community has it all!


Sold By: James Tassell | List Price: $289,000 | Sold Price: $265,000

Welcome to MAPLE LAKES - a deed restricted community! This spacious Florida, Pool/Spa, home features a split plan design containing 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a 2 car attached garage. Vaulted ceiling's in the main living area accented by skylights and ceiling fans give a truly warm welcome. Insulated glass windows and patio doors help make the home more energy efficient. The glass doors open out to a handsome paver patio that surrounds the screen enclosed pool and separate spa area. The back yard is fenced in. Ample storage above master bedroom and Garage are a much appreciated feature. New stainless steel appliances include, Fridge, Range and Microwave hood. Newer Washer and dryer are being conveyed with this home. With all these features and so much more, be sure to see this one!


Sold By: Angela Forson | List Price: $420,000 | Sold Price: $400,000

This well maintained 3 bedrooms plus den Custom Built Todd Johnston Home is conveniently located in the highly sought after gated community of Edgewater Village. When you're not swimming in your heated pool or soaking in your heated spa enjoy boating or fishing on Lake Uihlein. You will be drawn in by the inviting curb appeal beginning with the freshly renewed landscaping. This home is in one of the most desirable school districts in Florida boasting "A" rated schools by the Florida Department of Education. Some of the most recent updates include new carpet, fresh paint in den, new paver driveway and walk, and newly resurfaced Krystalkrete® pool and spa. Lakewood Ranch is one of the most highly rated master planned communities in the country.Edgewater Village is close to Lakewood Ranch Main Street, SRQ Airport, UTC Mall, Polo Club, Shopping, Dining, Hospital, Post Office, Downtown Sarasota, Benderson Park, St. Armands Circle and Siesta Key Beach, Anna Maria Island and Premier Sports Complex.

April 1, 2016

Five closed transaction this week and many more to close in the months to come. Congratulations to our clients and their fantastic DWELL agents! During this last week of March, we helped our clients close on a stunning single family home in Sarasota Golf Club, a meticulously maintained lake front estate in Turtle Rock, a sleek and contempory condo on Main Street in Downtown Sarasota, a fresh and modern gulf front condo in Islander Club on Longboat Key and a beautiful lake front pool home at Waterford in Venice. See photos and additional sales about our sale from this past week. 


Sold By: Beth Lancaster | List Price: $374,900 | Sold Price: $

Enjoy gorgeous lake views all day and sunset skies every evening from this private and unique three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home in Waterford. Enter through French doors from the spacious breezeway to a welcoming foyer. Two sets of sliding doors open to the lanai where a sparkling, heated pool and plenty of covered area for dining and relaxing in the shade enhance this screened living area. Beautiful hardwood floors, built-in bookshelves, and a wood-burning fireplace add to the comfort and cozy ambiance of the living room and dining room. The kitchen area includes a sitting room with view, a built-in desk and bookshelves, plus French doors opening to the pool area. Lovely wood cabinets, a built-in hutch, two ovens, a two-door refrigerator and hanging rack complete the kitchen design. The master suite features two walk-in closets, sliding doors to enjoy the view of the lake and a beautifully tiled bath with dual sinks, whirlpool tub and spacious shower. Two guest bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bath. One of the bedrooms is currently set up as a den, complete with a built-in desk and double closets. Use of the heated pool, fitness center and tennis courts, is included in the HOA fee. The Waterford Golf Club offers 27 holes of golf, plus a pro shop and restaurant open to the public. Golf memberships available but not required. Centrally located near shopping, restaurants and beautiful Gulf of Mexico beaches, with easy access to both U.S. 41 and I-75.



Sold By: Beth Lancaster | List Price: $799,000 | Sold Price: $760,000

Spa-chic on the beach with spectacular views from all rooms with a 35 foot lanai facing the gulf. This stunning remodeled 2BD/2BA boasts light-toned bamboo floors throughout. Gorgeous cabinetry with quartz countertops and custom tile create a wow effect in the kitchen. Top of the line stainless steel appliances include double drawer dishwasher with a farmsink and built in coffee maker. This kitchen is a chef’s dream. The master suite is like no other! Wake to an amazing view, after remotely opening your custom shades. Master bath has a Jetted spa tub with led lighting and built in music system adjacent to a rain head shower with slate and turquoise tiling giving a true Zen feel. Dual sinks atop floating bamboo cabinetry lead to a walk-in closet with washer and dryer. The feel of this residence does not end with the owner suite, but carries into the guest quarters. Additional facets of this amazing home are newly installed hurricane sliding glass doors, and brand-new electric & plumbing. The amenities of Islander Club include a gulf front pool, fitness center, gorgeous lounge, and top-notch onsite management. Direct beach access can be yours – this is the home you have been waiting for! Residence includes 1 covered parking space and additional storage.

1350 MAIN ST, #1101, SARASOTA, FL 34236

Sold By: Ingrid Walker | List Price: $620,000 | Sold Price: $603,000

Wine enthusiast delight! Intimate avant-garde décor greets you at the door. Upon entering, you feel like you are in a VIP room in a fine restaurant. Not your ordinary vanilla unit, this adorable residence is suitable for ones seeking an eclectic downtown lifestyle. Reconfigured floor plan, updated to accommodate a newly designed kitchen featuring new cabinetry, quartz counter tops, an oversized center island with under counter storage, a built-in 220 bottle flush mount refrigerated wine vault. Additional custom built-ins in bedrooms, great room, dining, and closets, functionally designed for year-round occupancy and maximizing the use of space. Beautiful master bath with separate tub and shower. Corner unit with 2 balconies facilitating cross ventilation, one situated off the dining area with partial bay views, and the great room balcony overlooking the city and pool. Oriental Shoji panel doors and polished ebony concrete floors throughout complements the flow, and more… 1350 Main offers state-of-the art amenities, 24 hour concierge service, and is pet friendly. Fabulous downtown location one block to the bay front, and marina. Surrounded by shops, restaurants, near Whole Foods, the Opera House, and Library. Short distance to St. Armands Circle and Lido beach.


Sold By: James Tassell | List Price: $598,000 | Sold Price: $598,000

MAGNIFICENT LAKEFRONT HOME with wide expansive lake and preserve views teeming with wildlife.This is the Florida lifestyle you have been dreaming of. Feels like your own private lake and preserve. Walk through the double door entry into the grand living and dining room boasting 11' ceilings and gaze across the sparkling, sunlit, newly resurfaced solar heated pool and spa. This desirable Arthur Rutenberg Nassau V design was modified to give you 2 master suites, both with incomparable lakeviews. Professionally designed lush landscaping adds to this home's beauty. An oversize 3 car garage provides extra storage space and complete re-plumbing in 2013 adds to your peace of mind. Quality interior and exterior painting in 2012. All newer stainless appliances await you in the kitchen. Located in the highly desireable gated community of Turtle Rock on Palmer Ranch you can enjoy miles of hiking trails, tennis courts, playground and year round heated community pool. All this is located just minutes from World Famous Siesta Key Beach, excellent shopping and dining.


Sold By: Renata Chanoski | List Price: $384,800 | Sold Price: $380,000

This 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home was custom built with a mother in law suite added in 2010. As you walk in the main home everything has been an upgrade. From the kitchen cabinets to the pavers in the pool area, this home must be seen to be appreciated.

March 18, 2016

No four leaf clovers or luck of the Irish needed this week! Just hard work and talented DWELL agents making dreams come true. Congratulations to all of our clients for closing on their new homes this week. This week we helped one of our clients sell a luxury bay front abode, passed the keys over to a beautifully updated home in The Hamptons, a brand new construction in Harmony at Lakewood Ranch, a renovated single family home in Sarasota and a beach chic villa in the 55+ community of Lake Tippecanoe. See photos and more information below about all 5 of our sales this week.

612 Indian Beach Lane - Sarasota

Listed By: Marc Rasmussen | List Price: $3,495,000 | Sold Price: $3,050,000

This is a perfect home for those seeking the ultimate in water views. With almost 300 feet on the water virtually every room of this home enjoys the 270 degree mesmerizing views of the Sarasota bay, downtown skyline, John Ringling Bridge, Lido Key and Longboat Key. Imagine spending your days lounging by the large swimming pool, jumping on the boat behind your home for a day on the water with your family or just sitting on your large terrace and admiring the beautiful sunsets all year round. Enter this almost 6,000 square foot home through custom mahogany doors into soaring ceilings and luxurious Brazilian Tigerwood floors. The custom appointed kitchen offers Woodmere cabinetry, Wold Stove, Subzero and Asko appliances. Brilliant floor plan featuring 4 bedroom suites including guest quarters with own large LR. Elevator shaft in place. Open pool/spa, boat dock with lift, 4 car garage, hurricane protection. This is the perfect home to enjoy the Florida lifestyle. You will love the convenient location as you are only minutes to all of the amenities of downtown Sarasota, area golf courses, rich cultural scene and the gorgeous area beaches.


5272 Highbury Cir - Sarasota

Sold By: Cathy Loeppke | List Price: $359,900 | Sold Price: $333,000

Looking for a move in condition, beautifully updated Palmer Ranch home? This is the one for you! The Hamptons is a small wonderfully friendly community with maintenance free landscaping, irrigation, community pool, mature trees and water views. Just 10 minutes to Siesta Key and 5 minutes to I75 and with access to the Legacy Bike Trail and walking distance to restaurants and shopping, you will love the convenience of this community. This home boasts high ceilings, tile and porcelain flooring throughout and gas appliances. The Den can be used as a third bedroom! The lanai has been extended to 19x26 ft. and includes a natural gas firepit for those cool winter evenings! The recent upgrades, including inside and outside painting, upgraded lighting, crown moulding, in-ceiling stereo speakers and all ceiling fans. A 2014 Carrier 16 Seer High Efficiency A/C system, complete home repiping, new hurricane rated windows and doors, custom built window shutters, veriglide shade on sliding doors make this home highly energy efficient and like brand new! In 2015 all kitchen appliances were replaced with stainless steel. Washer and dryer were replaced along with garage door opener in 2013. You will enjoy the privacy of this corner lot with beautiful water views and oversized 2 car garage for all your "toys" and you will immediately feel "at home" as soon as you move in.


5317 Bentgrass Way - Lakewood Ranch

Sold By: Kathryn Cooper | Built Price: $293,040

Brand new construction, the Everglade model by Mattamy Homes.

4403 Pike Ave - Sarasota

Sold By: Jim Collins | List Price: $154,900 | Sold Price: $154,900

Updated from inside and out with improvements include New Roof and New A/C.The first thing you look at when you walk in is the beautiful original wood flooring. Relax in the living room and for the cooler nights, an impressive stone fireplace to keep you cozy. The kitchen is open and comfortable with New granite counters and New natural stone travertine floors. Most of the house has beautiful beamed ceilings. The New Master Bedroom is beautiful and roomy. Double sinks and a stone walled tub/shower are found in the oversized Master Bath. 2 other bedrooms feature original wood flooring and are light and bright.The 2nd Bath also has the stone walled shower and updated design. There are relaxing decks both front and back. This home is on a large corner lot with plenty of room for future improvements. The backyard has an orange and banana tree and room for more. Also this home is on county water, no well. This delightful residence is ready for you.


4553 Mohican Trl #126 - Sarasota

Sold By: Renata Chanoski | List Price: $125,000 | Sold Price: $132,000

This spacious villa in Lake Tippecanoe has been completely upgraded and features a spacious, open kitchen, laminate wood flooring in living areas, an open floor plan and screened lanai. The red bistro cabinets in the kitchen brighten your day. You will never tire of the lake view. The split bedroom plan gives you and your guest plenty of privacy. The owner’s suite has a cedar lined walk in closet with attic access. The on suite has a step in shower and updated vanity. The full size washer and dryer are conveniently located in the kitchen. The central air conditioning is only one year old and still under warranty. The windows have been replace with thermal panes to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Lake Tippecanoe is an active 55+community with plenty of amenities including pool, clubhouse, shuffleboard and more! Central location is convenient to I-75, US-41, Siesta Key, shops, dining and entertainment. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity!

March 11, 2016

Congratulations to our clients and their determined DWELL agents on their new homes closing this week. We happily handed the keys over to a 1930's Key West style home in Sarasota, a beautifully maintained abode in Parrish, a cozy condo with Gulf to Bay access in Whitney Beach on Longboat Key and a ground floor condo with golf course views in Stone Harbor, Bradenton. See photos and additional information about all 4 of our sales this week.


Sold By: Beth Lancaster | List Price: $649,000 | Sold Price: $525,000

Welcome to this beautiful home with a fantastic location!!! This large home is located just over Siesta Key's North Bridge, just beyond Bay Island Park! Don't miss this opportunity to own this charming, updated 3 bedroom/2 bathroom home! Home has been freshly painted inside and out!! The living room has brick wood-burning fireplace, and just off the side of the living room is a glass enclosed Florida room. Master BR has own deck, with peaceful view of backyard. Master bath has dual sinks, large tub, and separate glass block shower. Kitchen has solid stone counter tops, and room for barstools for an eat in kitchen. SEPARATE GUEST HOUSE: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom guest cottage perfect for in-laws or additional rental income! Detached oversized 2 car garage is insulated with its own air conditioning system, and cable hook up! Perfect for storing anything as it is climate controlled! Lovely back porch off of house, complete with porch swing over looking a private and tropical backyard! Just minutes to Siesta Key Beach, as well as artsy Downtown Sarasota! It is a true MUST SEE!!!


Sold By: Beth Lancaster | List Price: $344,900 | Sold Price: $330,000

Life is good at Whitney Beach, a charming Gulf to Bay community located between the azure blue water of the Gulf of Mexico and serene Bishops Bayou. This inviting and nicely updated Bayside condominium is light and bright and offers a spacious open layout including 2 large bedrooms, 2 baths, a bonus room, and enclosed Florida room overlooking lush tropical grounds and a sparkling swimming pool. Updates include newer windows, ceramic tile, neutral carpet, crown molding and lighting which enhance the comfortable interior. You will also enjoy peeks of the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to the tranquil atmosphere, you have easy access to all amenities including swimming pools, beach side tennis courts, Picnic area, Tiki Cabanas, boat docks (up to 30’ boats), a fishing pier and sugar sand beaches. When you're ready to immerse yourself in Longboat Key, Anna Maria or Sarasota cultural venues, you're only a short drive or Trolley ride away. A liberal rental policy makes this a fine investment and the community is pet friendly. Make your dreams of living on Longboat Key a reality!


11021 77TH ST E - PARRISH

Sold By: Cathy Loeppke | List Price: $239,900 | Sold Price: $235,000

Brace yourself for one of the best home values available right now in Parrish. Fantastic 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home with great room plan. Open and bright, loads of tile flooring and has granite counter tops. Screened lanai, no rear neighbors, with room for a pool. Built in 2014 and is ready for a new family. Community fitness center, club house, 2 pools and playground. Must see this home to appreciate it.


Sold By:  Walter Winship | List Price: $158,000 | Sold Price: $146,000

Enjoy the Florida lifestyle in this beautiful maintenance free, ground floor, condo at Stoneybrook at Heritage Harbour. This fabulous 2 bed/2bath, meticulously maintained, Ashton model condo has that extra room for use as an office/den or guest room. Along with a large living room and dining room space, the kitchen has a breakfast nook and a great pantry. With a golf course view from the lanai this is a perfect spot to sit and sip your morning coffee and watch the wildlife. The master bedroom also overlooks the golf course and the second bedroom has a great closet space. Carpet in the bedrooms and tile in the remainder of the home have been beautifully maintained. Upgraded appliances installed 1 year ago. Washer and dryer are in the unit. There is a covered parking space directly in front of the condo plus another guest space. This wonderful golf course community is convenient to local shopping, restaurants and boasts a fitness center, tennis courts, 2 community pools, one of which is only yards away, volley ball courts and limitless social activities. A great place to live and play. Call for your appointment today and don't miss this great opportunity to live in your piece of paradise.

March 4, 2016

Congratulations to our clients on the closing of their homes this past week! With the help our incredible agents, we were able to hand the keys over for a stunning brand new construction in Esplanade Golf and Country Club at Lakewood Ranch and a beautifully remolded single family home in Bradenton. See photos and additional information about each sale below.

5027 Napoli Run - Bradenton

Sold By: Cathy Loeppke | Builder Sold Price: $553,946

Taylor Morrison Lazio Home Model in Esplanade Golf and Country Club at Lakewood Ranch.

5708 15th st w - Bradenton

Sold By: Kristy Lochead | List Price: $190,000 | Sold Price: $182,000

Complete Remodel All Newer in 2015, Newer Roof and windows, Newer AC, Newer wood and tile floors, Shows like a New Model Home. 10' ceilings in the Gourmet Kitchen with granite counter tops a huge island, double oven, glass top stove with beautiful range hood and Kitchen Aid refrigerator. Look out of the Dinning room french doors to a large privacy fenced back yard . Gorgeous upgrades in all the details from Real Hard wood flooring in the 3 bedrooms to staggered tile flooring in the over size living room and kitchen. No detail was left out in the bathrooms. Nicely appointed front yard with landscape and a paver brick driveway. Double entry privacy fenced allows room for Boat or Rv parking. No Deed restrictions.

February 19, 2016

It's been a busy week for our agents and we're excited to have helped so many buyers this week close on their properties! Congratulations to our clients and welcome home! Take a look at the fabulous condos and gorgeous homes we put under contract and sold this week!


Sold By: Cathy Loeppke | List Price: $574,000 | Sold Price: $560,000

Experience everything that this all inclusive custom home has to offer. Stunning custom luxury home on one of the best lots in the Subdivision, provides dramatic spaces and a very flexible floor plan. It features a comfortable living space that may be tailored to your personal needs; featuring 3-4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. Master suite features walk-in shower, Jacuzzi tub, and a walk-in closet. An over-sized kitchen with inviting views on to the veranda, preserve, and pool are ideal for entertaining. The veranda is beautifully designed, saltwater system pool and spa, natural gas range and pool heater. The house showcases exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail, expertly finished with tile floors, custom cabinetry, exotic stones, architecturally designed ceilings and detailing. Enjoy captivating preserve views for those special quiet, peaceful times you will cherish away from the rush of the city, but just minutes away from everything.

1350 MAIN ST, #1509 - SARASOTA

Sold By: Kathryn Cooper | List Price: $437,500 | Sold Price: $437,500

This recently remodeled 1/1 end unit, with its remarkable high end contemporary finishes, is beautifully decorated and meticulously maintained. Luxury features include 10.5' ceilings only available on the 15th floor, the highest quality 32 x 32 Italian porcelain tile throughout, custom woodwork, custom fixtures, custom mirrors, custom lighting, custom television installations, Container store closet, 30" stainless steel Leibherr refrigerator, Wolf induction cook top, Bertazzoni all-in-one speed cook/convection/microwave/broiler, a Fisher Paykel 2-drawer dishwasher, a custom oversize stainless steel counter top, a back painted glass backsplash, and floor to ceiling cabinetry. The oversized bathroom boasts Porcelanosa double vanities, a large glass shower, a Porcelanosa stainless steel shower tower with double body sprays, a Toto toilet, an oversized mirror, and wall mounted TV. City and partial bay views! Amenities include a fitness center, heated pool and spa, social and meeting rooms, media room, billiards, secure parking, guest suites, and a 24 hour concierge. Pet friendly with no weight restrictions.



Sold By: Douglas Grosso | List Price: $369,900 | Sold Price: $359,000

Gorgeous extremely well cared for home with a dynamite view in a gated community of an exclusive development. This home has three bedrooms AND an office. The office could easily be used as a 4th bedroom for a large family. Beautiful salt water pool with heated spa and lake view. (New motor in pool just two months old). The rear western exposure allows you to bask in the glow of Sarasota/Bradenton's world-renowned sunsets every evening. Huge foyer entry, interesting stepped ceilings, 18" tile, and gourmet kitchen with quartz counters are just a few of the many amenities. All brand new kitchen appliances and beautiful backsplash, as well as new Moen kitchen faucet. (Water heater replaced just four months ago.) Close to the new UTC mall without being in the midst of the traffic. This is a open-liveable floor plan; an entertainer's delight all on one floor. Wired for surround sound speakers for entertaining throughout the home (including the bedroom) and lanai.



Sold By: Kathryn Cooper | List Price: $265,000 | Sold Price: $247,500

Nicely appointed with beautiful finishes, this two bedroom/two bathroom unit boasts beautiful hardwood flooring. This rarely used unit shows like a model. The a sliding glass door from the living room, opening to the balcony, gives the great room an open and bright feel. Some of the units unique features are: it is located in an area of the building that is tucked away and hidden from the hallway adding to it's peacefulness; plus, this unit is further unique due to its oversized storage unit directly outside the unit's entry door (most units only have a simple storage cage); there is also another large storage closet off the balcony; and there are two walk-in closets in the master bedroom. The building has 24/7 security, on-site management, heated pool, catering kitchen with barbeque grill, clubroom, large open central courtyard, fitness center with locker rooms, business center, billiards table, library, social room, bike storage, and 3 guest suites. All this and it's only a short walk to the heart of downtown or a quick drive or bike ride to St Armand's Circle or lovely Lido Beach. This unit and building has it all.



Sold By: Jim Collins | List Price: $169,900 | Sold Price: $162,000

Large 2BR 2BA, plus a den with murphy bed. Open and spacious feel from the vaulted ceilings. Vaulted ceilings are only available in the second floor units. Spacious master suite with sitting area and a walk-in closet. Enclosed lanai overlooks shade trees with partial golf course views. Updated AC. Detached carport. Short walk to large clubhouse, heated pool/spa, fitness room, hobby room, billiards, ping pong, and more. Short drive to shopping and beaches. Pinebrook is a public golf course, no additional golfing fees to live in Pinebrook.

January 29, 2016

Congratulations to our clients and their tremendous DWELL agents for closing on their new properties this week. With the help from our team we closed on a custom built Arthur Rutenberg luxury home in Lakewood Ranch, a single family home situated on 1.18 acres in Sarasota and a lovely condo within Stoneybrook in Palmer Ranch. Scroll down to see more about each of the 3 sales. 

7458 Seacroft Cove, Lakewood Ranch

Sold By: Suzanne Crandall | Custom Built Price $1,320,000

Arthur Rutenberg Homes Novara floor plan. New Construction. Move in ready Mid-December. Lake view located in Seacroft in Country Club East. Italian Villa front Elevation. An award winning Master Bedroom Suite with an oversized walk-in shower. Spacious great room plan with decorative beams and sliding glass doors opening up to the lanai. Very large den/office. Kitchen includes a large center island, a well hidden pantry with a nice desk area. Bonus room features a wet bar and a groin ceiling with 90’ sliders opening up to the lanai. Brick paver pool deck, pool includes a spa a tanning ledge, auto-fil, salt-chlorinating system pool safety alarm and an open-view screened enclosure. Outdoor kitchen, Outdoor Fireplace, Outdoor shower, Low-E Impact glass windows, icyclene insulation, tankless recirculating hot water heater, GE Monogram appliances. Wood floors in great room and den, granite countertops, LED lighting in main areas, Home automation system and in-wall pest defense.

3548 Oak Grove Drive, Sarasota 

Sold By: Angela Forson | List Price: $339,000 | Sold Price: $314,000

Prime University Corridor Home with acreage in desirable Oak Grove Park. No Deed Restrictions, Annual Optional HOA is $100 a year. This home that's close to Sarasota and Bradenton is nestled amongst 42 other custom built homes. A seven minute commute to University Town Center Mall, minutes to downtown Sarasota, Bradenton, the airports and beaches within Sarasota and having Manatee County Taxes.

8750 Olde Hickory Ave #9103, Sarasota

Sold By: Douglas Grosso | List and Sold Price: $229,000

-----LOCATION-----the view across the pond down the 9th fairway to the sunset is SPECTACULAR. -----LOCATION-----you will be down the street from the tennis courts. golf course , fitness center, and Clubhouse (great dining) -so you need only one car -----LOCATION----- Stoneybrook is in a secluded area 2 blocks from The Mall, Lowe's, Kohl's, Publix, Cosco's ,CVS, Walgreens --and 15 minutes from Siesta and Nokomis beaches ---INTERIOR----------Most exquisite turnkey, furnished, updated, 2 Bdroom condo-glassed in lanai with ceramic tile floor, living room and hall and kitchen in laminated wood floor, granite counters, remodeled bathrooms, crown molding,and fantastic furnishings --seeing is believing.

January 15, 2016

Congratulations to all of our clients and their determined DWELL agents on the closing of their properties this week. With the help from our talented team we were able to help our clients secure a stunning home in Lakewood Ranch and facilitate the sale of a vacant piece of land on 17th Street in Sarasota. See photos and read more about each sale below. 

6519 The Masters Ave - Sarasota


Sold By: Sharon Straw  |  List Price: $499,000  | Sold Price: $500,000

Exquisite Home in the Gated Country Club of Lakewood Ranch with an open floor plan perfect for entertaining. Extraordinary quality and attention to detail abound with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, plus office. Luxury features include crown molding throughout entire home, tile & wood floors, upgraded fans & gas appliances. The entire home has been painted interior and exterior in the last 12 months. The kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, upgraded cabinets & custom granite counter tops. The spacious master bedroom includes large closets and access to the lanai. The master bath has separate vanities with exquisite granite counter tops and large walk-in shower. Sliding doors from all living areas open to an inviting, over-sized lanai with new awnings for additional covered space. Lakewood Ranch offers a Private Country Club, 4 golf courses, 18 lighted tennis courts, athletic facility with workout room, polo club, parks, and is just minutes away from the new University Town Center Mall, Lakewood Ranch Main Street and more. This truly is a very well kept & appointed home in move-in ready condition.

2667 17th Street - Sarasota

Listed & Sold By: Nathan Hays  |  List Price: $99,000  |  Sold Price: $78,500

Excellent investment opportunity! Attention builders, investors, and developers this site has 4 buildable homesites and is zoned RSF3. Ideal location just minutes from downtown and Lido Beach, shopping/restaurants. Lot is completely fenced in but has access from 17th or 18th Street. 

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