3543 Founders Club Drive, SARASOTA


4 Beds
5 Baths
4,666 Sqft
.44 Acres
4 Garages

The very essence of elegant refinement, this St. Andrews home by Lee Wetherington exemplifies country club living at its best. Behind the gates of the prestigious Founders Club, this exquisite residence is set on a private lot overlooking the 17th green with sweeping views of the 14th, 15th and 16th fairways of the Robert Trent Jones-designed championship golf course. Embracing the spectacular setting – from virtually every room – is a hallmark of this extravagant retreat, with seemingly endless stretches of glass framing the view and nearly 1,200 square feet of outdoor living space. Step through the leaded-glass double doors to a world of quiet grace comprising 4,666 square feet of air-conditioned living space. From the foyer, the grand room features 14-foot ceilings, a cast stone fireplace and a huge mitered-glass floor-to-ceiling window. A square dining room adjacent to the grand room is set off by stone columns, octagonal ceiling treatment and a triple buffet alcove with a wine station. Gracious formal living space gives way to a huge European bistro-style gourmet kitchen outfitted with stainless steel appliances. An adjacent gathering room features a massive expanse of disappearing sliders that provide the ability to truly meld indoors and out. When thrown open, the entire space becomes integral to the spacious lanai with its tropical lagoon pool and fully outfitted outdoor living area, complete with summer kitchen, gas fireplace and ceiling-mounted television. An oak-floored study also opens to this gracious space, and this side of St. Andrews features two additional bedrooms. Sequestered on the opposite side of the home, the owner’s wing offers the ultimate in a private retreat. From the huge owner’s bedroom, angled to offer a bay of windows with private views of the lanai, an arched passage leads to enormous dual closets with built-in storage and a luxuriously appointed owner’s bath. Upstairs, the spacious retreat room has room for a pool table and a home theater. The wide wraparound veranda boasts views of the pool and golf course below, and a third bedroom suite offers ultimate privacy for guests. Close proximity to downtown Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch and world-class beaches. The private, gated Founder’s Club encompasses some 700 lush acres of picturesque lakes, pine groves, oak hammocks and a classic Robert Trent Jones-designed championship golf course. Don’t miss your opportunity to own this exquisite residence. Schedule your private tour today.

Essential Information
MLS® #A4514166
Full Baths4
Half Baths1
Square Footage4,666
Year Built2006
Sub-TypeSingle Family Residence
Price Per Sqft$525
Community Information
Address3543 Founders Club Drive
Zip Code34240
Pet Restrictions YNY
Minimum Lease8-12 Months
Community Features

Association Recreation - Owned,Buyer Approval Required,Deed Restrictions,Fitness Center,Gated,Golf Carts OK,Golf,Irrigation-Reclaimed Water,Sidewalks,Tennis Courts,Wheelchair Access

# of Garages4
Has PoolYes
Water ViewPond

Basketball Court,Clubhouse,Fitness Center,Gated,Golf Course,Maintenance,Park,Playground,Recreation Facilities,Security,Tennis Court(s)


Circular Driveway,Driveway,Garage Door Opener,Split Garage

CoolingCentral Air
# of Stories2
Interior Features

Coffered Ceiling(s),Crown Molding,Eat-in Kitchen,High Ceilings,Master Bedroom Main Floor,Solid Wood Cabinets,Split Bedroom,Stone Counters,Tray Ceiling(s),Walk-In Closet(s),Window Treatments


Built-In Oven,Cooktop,Dishwasher,Disposal,Dryer,Exhaust Fan,Gas Water Heater,Microwave,Refrigerator,Washer

Exterior Features

Irrigation System,Outdoor Grill,Outdoor Kitchen,Sliding Doors

Lot Description

In County,On Golf Course,Sidewalk,Private

School Information
ElementaryTatum Ridge Elementary
MiddleMcIntosh Middle
HighBooker High
Additional Information
Date ListedOctober 4th, 2021
Days on Market23
HOA Fee$2,021
HOA Payment ScheduleSemi-Annually
Tax Year2020

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Listing information last updated on October 28th, 2021 at 2:24pm EDT.