For many years, the Rosemary District in Sarasota has been a “through-point” for folks to enter or leave downtown, always featuring a few spots worth visiting, but struggling to reach that tipping point of becoming a strong, thriving community. But with exciting new construction, Rosemary’s “Rising” is now officially underway to become the freshest place to live, shop, and play in Downtown Sarasota.
By getting in on the action, buyers stand to gain both the significant perks of living in a newly built structure and all of the historic character and charm that this neighborhood has to offer. Rosemary boasts unbeatable access to award-winning downtown dining, shopping, and entertainment. Station 400, a reassembled 1852 historic railway station, is great for serving breakfast and lunch. The Blue Rooster offers creative soul food plus jumping jazz, blues, and gospel most nights of the week. You should also try the French-Moroccan fusion at the new Lolita Tartine. Throw in the fact that you’re literally minutes away from beautiful Sarasota Bay, Lido Key Beach, the Sarasota Opera, Florida Studio Theatre, and so many other Downtown Sarasota attractions, the deal becomes almost impossibly sweet.
The first of the 20 new projects underway to transform the Rosemary District, the modern 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom units at 1343 4th Street include a study, private 15x27 courtyard garden, and are filled with light and space achieved by 13 foot ceilings and lots of windows. The designer’s own customized unit can be purchased with specialty finishes like polished concrete floors, intricate tile designs, and even a hot tub in the courtyard. Parking is a breeze with private 2 car garage, and the properties feature extra storage, a Fitness Center and bath, and a private, furnished conference/media Room. Not ready to move in right away? No problem: the seller is willing to lease back the property for two years. Listing price: $779,000
Just up the road, the designer residences of Courtyard at Citrus bring to life the charm, practicality, and holistic attention to detail of the New Urbanism school of design, which draws on traditional city-planning wisdom and aesthetics for human-scale, low-scale, and walkable communities. Located at 505 N. Orange Avenue, these 1,125 sq. ft. boutique condominiums blend old with new, perched quaintly atop ground level shops, cafes, and green spaces, as well as a private courtyard that’s perfect for Happy Hour people-watching. The intricately planned streetscape includes trees and distinctive lamp-posts for an old-world feel. Each units pack an impressive array of modern amenities: designer appliances, hurricane standard windows, ultra-quiet sound abatement construction, solar powered exterior lighting, and a solar circuit for emergency power. Each unit also features solid doors, high-quality flooring, and 10 foot ceilings with upgraded moulding throughout. Listing price: $450,000
For something closer to the breeze of the bay, and perfect for a family or a couple looking for space, there are the luxury townhomes at 1250 May Lane that are quickly taking form and ready to be claimed. These 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom homes feature Madrid floor plans for open, flowing interior space, and a front porch for breakfast or evening sitting in 1,973 sq. feet. Interior features include designer European wood cabinetry designs, premium hardwood floors, gas Kitchen Aide Stainless Steel appliances, and granite countertops. Year-round shows from world-renowned performers can be seen just a few blocks away at the Van Wezel Performing Art Center. Listing price: $530,900
Not ready to wait, at all? This prestigious Alinari development at 800 N. Tamiami Trail is a designer turnkey furnished condo that’s ready for move-in in every way, complete with a breathtaking view of the bay from its West-facing 35+ foot balcony, and furnished all the way down to the forks and knives! Experience the ultimate in convenience with resort-style amenities, including a movie theater, library, climate controlled wine cellar, and 24-hour concierge service, as well as a fully equipped fitness center and beautiful pool area. Furnished with fresh new paint, granite kitchen counters, and smart modern style, the unit is open and airy. Listing price: $389,900
Bear in mind, these are just a few of the new developments in The Rosemary District. This is definitely a unique opportunity to be part of the upswing of Sarasota history and Rosemary’s unprecedented rise to an exciting new level of vibrancy and quality living.
Contact me today to be a part of it, and let's get you on the way to your dream home!
Sarasota Area Real Estate Specialist