SARASOTA — Two homes here sold for more than $4 million over the past week, some of the highest prices in the ongoing Sarasota-Bradenton luxury market rebound.
One home, a 7,000-square-foot waterfront property in Country Club Shores on Longboat Key, sold for $4.3 million. The deal, which closed Dec. 6, was the second most expensive Country Club Shores property sold in 2013 and the fifth most expensive sale of the year on Longboat Key, according to Coldwell Banker. Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate broker Barbara Ackerman listed the property.
The corner property is flanked by 257 feet of waterfront that overlooks Sarasota Bay and downtown Sarasota, according to a Coldwell Banker release. The home has more than 2,400 square feet of tiered outdoor living space and a private dock with a 30,000-pound boatlift. There's also an infinity pool, bubbling spa and overflow lap pool. On the inside the home features a two-story, glass-domed entryway; 10- to 15-foot walls of glass overlooking the bay; a custom lighting system; upper level sun terraces; an elevator; and hardwood floors. The four-car garage has a lift and front and back garage doors that allow easy watercraft access to the dock.
The second sale is of a waterfront home in the Harbor Acres neighborhood of Sarasota, south of downtown. That five-bedroom, six-bathroom home, on Harbor Drive, sold for $4.15 million in a deal that also closed Dec. 6. Peter Laughlin of Premier Sotheby's International Realty represented the seller and Joel Schemmel, also of Premier Sotheby's, represented the buyer. The price, according to a Premier Sotheby's release, represents one of the highest prices per square foot for comparable homes in the area. It's also the second-highest sale price for a home in Harbor Acres in 2013, the brokerage says, citing MLS data.
The home offers views along 170 feet of the harbor that includes a custom oversized teak dock; two lifts; capabilities of docking a 100-foot yacht; and extra room for other watercrafts, the release states. The gated property also features an Italian courtyard that surrounds a 12-foot marble fountain; an outdoor kitchen and fireplace; and an infinity pool with hand-set mosaic tiles. The home was rebuilt from 2006-2008.