1561 Blue Heron Drive, SARASOTA


4 Beds
5 Baths
4,118 Sqft
.34 Acres
3 Garages

Delight in a downtown family lifestyle at this lovely four-bedroom waterfront home in the heart of the city’s center at McClellan Park/Paradise Shores. A low stone wall and lush, manicured gardens frame the property that spans more than a quarter-acre and gives you a beautifully remote experience. A boater’s paradise, yachtsmen will fall in love with the newer seawall (2002), extended deep-water dock, multiple lifts and unobstructed bay access. This charming residence was built in 2003, offering a two-story layout spread across nearly 4,200-square-feet. The interior is stylishly decked out with marble and hardwood flooring, intricate moldings, arched walkways, neutral colors throughout, and plantation shutters. The design of the first floor is organized around the updated gourmet kitchen. This galley-style space features newer custom cabinetry in complementary finishes, granite countertops, island, wine bar area, Viking gas cooktop, built-in Bosch ovens, as well as a quaint breakfast nook with Aquarium glass and cozy bench seating. The open living room boasts cathedral ceiling height and walls of glass the ensure this space is bright and airy. Formal dining and the study are just a few steps away. The master wing completes the first level, with its spacious living quarters, marble bathroom, his/her walk-in closets and private access to the screened veranda. Take the grand staircase or three-stop elevator up to the second floor, offering family room with dry bar and three bedroom suites. The options for fun and relaxation are plentiful. Enjoy the pavered sundeck and heated swimming pool on the ground floor, the summer kitchen with wraparound bar and various dining areas on the second floor, plus the crow’s nest terrace on the top level. This family-friendly neighborhood is an historic waterfront community comprised of custom-built homes, conveniently located winding canals that flow out to Sarasota Bay. This exclusive neighborhood is minutes from downtown, Main Street Farmers Market, Sarasota Bayfront, theaters, museums, fabulous eateries and pristine Gulf beaches at Siesta and Lido Keys.

Essential Information
MLS® #A4499148
Full Baths4
Half Baths1
Square Footage4,118
Year Built2003
Sub-TypeSingle Family Residence
Community Information
Address1561 Blue Heron Drive
Zip Code34239
Community FeaturesWater Access,Waterfront
Pet Restrictions YNY
Minimum LeaseNo Minimum
# of Garages3
Is WaterfrontYes
WaterfrontCanal - Saltwater
Has PoolYes
Water ViewCanal

Driveway,Garage Door Opener,Garage Faces Side,Oversized,Portico,Split Garage,Workshop in Garage

Water Extras

Dock - Open,Dock - Slip Deeded On-Site,Dock - Wood,Dock w/Electric,Lift,Sailboat Water,Seawall - Concrete,Seawall - Other

CoolingCentral Air,Zoned
# of Stories3
Interior Features

Cathedral Ceiling(s),Ceiling Fans(s),Crown Molding,Eat-in Kitchen,Elevator,High Ceilings,Master Downstairs,Solid Surface Counters,Solid Wood Cabinets,Split Bedroom,Stone Counters,Walk-In Closet(s),Window Treatments


Built-In Oven,Cooktop,Dishwasher,Disposal,Dryer,Microwave,Refrigerator,Washer

Exterior Features

Balcony,French Doors,Irrigation System,Lighting,Outdoor Grill,Outdoor Kitchen,Sliding Doors

Lot Description

Cul-De-Sac,FloodZone,Historic District,City Limits,Oversized Lot

School Information
ElementarySouthside Elementary
MiddleBrookside Middle
HighSarasota High
Additional Information
Date ListedMay 3rd, 2021
Days on Market2
HOA Fee$0
Tax Year2020

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Listing information last updated on May 7th, 2021 at 1:03am EDT.