I've been waiting for a whole month to share this one with you, and now that spring is in the air, it's a perfect time to let imaginations blossom in the homes of our dreams. Last month, I shared some homes with you that I termed "attainable luxury" on Siesta Key. This month, we're going right to the top and looking at some of the most expensive homes on Siesta Key.
8585 Midnight Pass RoadA long, winding paver drive meanders through the walls of brick and a gated entry under giant oaks, past the pond and rose garden to a manse right out of the pages of Traditional Home. Set on over 1.5 bayfront acres, this 4-bedroom/7-bath Collingwood crafted home possesses palatial charm like no other. Luxurious detailing features a wood paneled office/library with fireplace and stamped tin ceilings, a chef's kitchen with butler's pantry and Carrera marble and butcher block counters, incredible warm wood floors throughout, over-the-top millwork, elevator, and French doors opening to old-fashioned, expansive bayside terraces set in the treetop canopy. Currently listed at $6,350,000.
4317 Midnight Pass Road
On one of the the highest acres of Siesta Key sits the 7,121 square foot 2009 SRQ Magazine Home of the Year, designed by architect Mark Sultana. There is an elevator to three floors and hurricane-proof windows throughout, which, in addition to the several balconies and 2,500 square foot deck, allow for incredible views of the surrounding tropical foliage, infinity saltwater pool, and private beach. This 5-bedroom home includes six bathrooms, a master bedroom equipped with its own morning kitchen, an office/loft, exercise room, and customized walk-in "his & hers" closets. The certified green home also includes a 5-car garage, dock with jet ski and boat lifts, and a plethora of fabulous amenities, such as the theatre room, house-wide audio, and separate guest house. Currently listed at $6,500,000.
7208 Point Of Rocks Road
In one of the most coveted locations in the world, at the southernmost point of Siesta Key Beach on the Point of Rocks, 8,247 square feet of elegance is currently under construction. With sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico, wide-planked wood floors, plantation shutters, granite and marble finishes, cathedral ceilings, and large private balconies, this secluded property offers plenty of privacy, including a 600 square foot loft over the garage and a separate 1920s 3-bedroom cottage. This is paradise in progress. Currently listed at $6,675,000.
8306 Sanderling Road
Almost 2 acres of tranquility, including 201 feet of beachfront and a dock on Heron Lagoon, harbor a 4-bedroom residence, a 2-bedroom guest house, and a beachfront cottage designed for true coastal living. The guest house has a private pool, in addition to the screened pool off the main house, and the Har-Tru court is perfect for tennis aficionados. Members of the Sanderling Club also enjoy deeded beach access, private cabanas hugging the shores of the Gulf, a 15-slip bayside marina, three tennis courts, and a vibrant social calendar. Currently listed at $7,450,000.
4153 Higel Avenue
Perhaps you have a vision for what luxury really looks like, and other people's interpretations just aren't working for you. If so, then there may just be a 2+ acre blank canvas awaiting your inspiration. With 240 feet of beach frontage in the tropical splendor of north Siesta Key, this property is just waiting for a visionary to dream up the perfect custom home. Already listed at $7,950,000, with the right residence, this could become one of the most valuable properties on the Gulf Coast.
4011 Shell Road
A fusion of Venetian Gothic architecture with a Mediterranean flair has created a gulf-front haven that is as distinctively stylish as it is tastefully eclectic. Here residential bliss comes to life in spectacular living quarters, exquisite finishes, state-of-the-art systems and resort-like amenities, all within a private gargoyle-guarded walled and gated property. The 9,202 square feet of air-conditioned living space features five bedrooms, including an extraordinary master suite, five full and four half baths, expansive living/dining quarters, an exquisite kitchen, a home theater/media room plus a two-story office, with elegant stone, stained glass, beautiful wood and painted murals throughout. Delightful outdoor spaces are found at every turn with eight open porches and patios capturing incredible views, a fabulous rooftop garden/terrace and bar area accessed by elevator, and a glamorous pool and cabana that is second-to-none with a waterfall, lounging area, spa, slide, and stage for live entertainment. Currently listed at $7,990,000.
8501 Midnight Pass Road
This one-of-a-kind property features paver pathways that wind throughout the tropical foliage and old growth oak trees that create the special ambiance of this this enchanting 3+ acre bayfront site. The expansive patios, porches, gazebos and sunrooms of the Key West-style main house offer sublime views of almost 300 feet of direct water frontage, including two docks with various lifts. The property offers the 3-bedroom/3-bathroom main house, a 3-bedroom/2.5-bath guest house, and a separate cottage just waiting for someone to come put it to good use as a studio, office, or guest house. With its own portico at the entrance, this is everyday resort-style living at its finest. This magical place is currently listed for $8,490,000.
9230 Blind Pass Road
Called "Il Gioiello dell' Isola" and located at the very southern tip of Siesta Key, this "Jewel of the Key" is the only property available on the island that has full gulf-to-bay access. That alone is priceless, but when you further consider the 15 bedrooms fashioned throughout the 8,000+ square foot main home and two guest homes, and the whopping 1,198 linear feet of water frontage on the bay and Gulf of Mexico combined, this home brings a whole new meaning to the word "exclusive." Panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay can be seen from nearly every room in the house, and your pool sits directly on the beach front. Just to the north of the main home, this estate includes one of the few gulf-front vacant lots still available on Siesta Key, an incredibly hot property in its own right. This jewel is currently listed at $8,650,000.
8448 Sanderling Road
Recently redesigned and completely remodeled with only the finest materials and workmanship, this “Infinity House” is framed by powdery sand beaches, turquoise blue warm gulf waters, breezes, and tropical gardens. The panoramic and breathtaking gulf views will make you feel like you are on your own private yacht every day! It's rare to find a home like this available in Sanderling Club, a deeded beachfront estate that includes a 24-hour security staffed gate, tennis courts, marina with boat docks, and its historic clubhouse built by Paul Rudolph. There's a private lagoon front dock and gazebo for kayaking and fishing pleasures too! From entering the gate to paradise, traveling the private, meandering canopy road, then taking the elevator to your gym and spa room, your second-floor living spaces and your third-floor bedrooms and offices, this home is an experience in itself. Currently listed at $8,900,000.
7858 Sanderling Road
Okay, here it is ... At $10,900,000, this is the most expensive house currently listed on Siesta Key, and it ... is ... extraordinary.This private sanctuary is poised along the shimmering Gulf of Mexico waters bordering Siesta Key and rests on two sprawling acres stretching from the white sands of the beach to a calm lagoon. The property encompasses a main residence and a two-story guesthouse buffered by a lush Japanese garden. Following an irreproducible, detailed plan of reconstruction, the owners enhanced the home's original footprint to create a true haven of serenity featuring walls of glass and a dramatic open plan to accentuate its extraordinary beachfront placement. The 6,312 square feet of living space includes five bedrooms and five bathrooms, and the pocket sliding glass doors help create an indoor/outdoor feel for the expansive kitchen. Perfect for enjoying undisturbed reflection or entertaining guests, the open courtyard pool and summer kitchen area are enveloped by South African Ipe wood decking. This masterfully designed retreat manifests the sensation of ultimate seclusion on one of the nation's most revered beaches.
I hope you've enjoyed this virtual tour of Siesta Key's most luxurious homes. What kind of home are you dreaming of? It's my job to help you find it. Contact me today to begin your search.
Sarasota Area Real Estate Specialist