It's been a banner year!
It’s been a wonderful year in the Sarasota/Longboat Key area. I had the honor of listing and selling some truly stellar, magazine-worthy (and in many cases, magazine-featured!) homes in the area in 2018 and the joy of helping many people find their dream home or vacation residence on our sandy shores. I am happy to share with you some of the sales of which I was a part this year. Please give me a call if you have Sarasota & Longboat Key real estate needs in 2019; I would love to help you find your paradise as well.
2018 Sales - Represented Seller
1415 Westway Drive, Lido Shores - Now Pending!
The private home of Lido Shores developer Phillip Hiss, this magnificent residence is nestled into a well-designed, private, and treed yard right on the Bay with easy access to the gulf and panoramic water views from nearly every room. Dripping with elegance, this luxury estate features a gourmet kitchen, private master wing, and entertaining space galore. Previous owners, in addition to Mr. Hiss, include singer Bobby Vinton. A principal 9,000 home provides plenty of room for entertaining and hosting, and a 4-bedroom guest house provides ample room for short- or long-term visitors.
8 bedrooms - 9 bathrooms - 11,642 sq ft - Offered for sale for $5,499,000
5060 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key
The highest sale in the county this July was this luxurious mansion set on the coast of Longboat Key. The palatial estate won the HGTV’s “Making an Entrance” award for its gorgeous approach. Within, sweeping spiral staircases, deluxe appointments like the Strauss crystal fixtures, and captivating Gulf of Mexico views greet you from the abundance of windows. Exit to the breezy air of one of the multiple outdoor spaces, including an open-air kitchen and divine outdoor living room, and let your eyes fall over the immense infinity pool right out to the gulf waters. This is a truly immaculate residence and I am grateful to have represented the sellers.
5 bedrooms - 5 full and 2 half bathrooms - 10,216 sq ft - Sold on July 20 for $6,880,000
4674 Oak Hill Place #24 - Sold in 1 day!
This adorable, maintenance-free 2 bed, 2 bath villa located in Village Oaks featured great proximity to downtown & UTC mall in a friendly community with great amenities, such as the heated community pool, tennis courts, and shuffleboard. It was a great value and buyers realized that and got it under contract the day it was listed.
2 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms - 1,024 sq ft - Sold on November 20 for $151,000
2636 Loma Linda Street - Sold in 1 day!
This cute bungalow is 5 minutes from downtown and walkable to Arlington Park. In a great location and priced to sell, this home has a light and bright Florida Room with tongue and groove ceilings. There is a spacious fenced back yard and is oozing with charm. It has been updated over the years, and features vaulted ceilings, updated bathrooms, and new stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. This one too was priced correctly and buyers noticed - it went to contract in just one day.
3 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms - 1,345 sq ft - Sold on October 19 for $230,000
2018 Sales - Represented Buyer
5601 Monte Rosso Road
Primely located in the Riviera Club of Longwood Run, this meticulously maintained home offered my clients a completely renovated kitchen, soaring vaulted ceilings, and a spacious 2-car garage with attic storage. The Riviera Club’s maintenance includes home exterior, roof, and yard, so my clients won’t have to worry about a thing! Nearby is the Longwood Athletic Club right next door with tennis, a pool, and fitness center. A nearby county park provides basketball courts, a play area, and picnic shelter nearby, and just a short drive away is the bustling shopping district of University Town Center.
3 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms - 1,306 sq ft - Sold on July 10 for $222,000
5564 Golf Pointe Drive
Located in the stunning golf community of Palm Aire, this carriage home features three en-suite bedrooms and lovely recent renovation throughout. The light and bright unit has a gorgeous stone kitchen with modern shaker cabinetry and a spacious terrace that overlooks the lush grounds of Palm Aire Country Club. This time-attested neighborhood features winding streets, lush landscaping, and full-scale amenities including pool and fitness, as well as country club and racquet club for the enjoyment of its residents.
3 bedrooms - 3 bathrooms - 1,958 sq ft - Sold on April 16 for $270,000
It has been a pleasure helping you with your real estate needs in 2018. I wish you all a peaceful and prosperous new year!