July's Highest Sale: Palatial Paradise on Longboat Key

I was fortunate to work with the sellers of this month’s highest sale in our area! Villa de Como is a true gem of modern Spanish architecture right here on the coastline of Longboat Key. In 2016, my photo of this sensational home won HGTV’s “Making an Entrance” award for its posh gated paver entrance, flanked by cathedral-style insets with fountains and lined with towering palms. The spectacular entrance is the perfect greeting for this stunning estate, which sprawls along the waters of Sarasota Bay with over 10,000 square feet of luxurious living space.

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5060 Gulf of Mexico Drive

  • 5 bedrooms 
  • 5 full and 2 half baths 
  • 10,216 square feet under air 
  • Additional 4,000 square feet of exterior living space with full bay views 
  • Sold on July 20 for $6,880,000
 The grand entrance of this home features columns framing the picture-perfect seaside view.

The grand entrance of this home features columns framing the picture-perfect seaside view.

What more could you ask for in a home? From the minute you enter the doors to this palatial seaside residence, you are met with windows that soar to the ceiling, framing the magnificent view of picture-perfect palms, gently lapping water, and endless clear blue skies. The grand chef’s kitchen looks out of the pages of a magazine, with two-tone cabinets au courant, solid stone countertops and backsplash, and a massive six-burner stove. You know you’ve made it when the detailing of your home extends to stunning carved wood tongue-in-groove ceilings, arched doorways, sparkling Strauss Crystal chandeliers and sconces, and lion-head fountains sending water splashing into your massive infinity pool overlooking one of the clearest bodies of water you have ever seen.

 The magazine-worthy grand kitchen is perfect for entertaining friends and family.

The magazine-worthy grand kitchen is perfect for entertaining friends and family.

Providing its owners with the ultimate luxury beach lifestyle, this home provides space to accommodate every desire, both indoors and out.  The master suite features a sitting room, his and hers bathrooms, as well as an expansive outdoor balcony for a morning cup of coffee or nightcap.  A perfect home for entertaining, the living space extends far beyond the walls of the home.  With an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, and multiple dining and living areas outside, one hardly needs to go inside on the nicer days of the year!

 The master suite is spacious and overlooks sparkling waters, with his and hers bathrooms and high, custom ceilings.

The master suite is spacious and overlooks sparkling waters, with his and hers bathrooms and high, custom ceilings.

This opulent mansion is situated on the north portion of Longboat Key on a quiet estate with deeded access to the beach right across the street. Just minutes from multiple award-winning fine dining establishment Euphemia Haye, as well as key favorites like Blue Dolphin Cafe and The Lazy Lobster, owners of Villa de Como are poised to enjoy lives of indulgence in one of the most highly sought-after beach communities in the nation.

It was my pleasure to help sell this home and experience its regal beauty first-hand. As a resident of Longboat Key, I welcome the opportunity share my knowledge of the area and the luxury real estate market. BeverlyStHilaire@MichaelSaunders.com