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Sale of $13.25 million estate marks second-highest price in county

The property in Sarasota's Harbor Acres sold before it reached the listing phase.

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  • | 6:29 p.m. February 11, 2021
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SARASOTA — A home in Sarasota’s Harbor Acres is now the top-selling residential property of 2021 and the second-highest price ever paid for a home in Sarasota County.

The sale of 1452 Hillview Drive closed on Wednesday for $13.25 million in a deal negotiated by Kim Ogilvie of Michael Saunders & Co. The home had not yet reached the listing phase, according to a press release. 

“There was a time when we had no demand for this price range, but now everything has changed,” says Ogilvie in the statement. “We are at the center of the bull’s eye for buyers coming from the Northeast, Midwest, and California because we have what is familiar to them – namely, culture, restaurants, and a stimulating and intelligent community of like-minded people.”

The sale trails only the November 2020 sale of Longboat Key’s Serenissima estate at 845 Longboat Club Road for the largest ever recorded in the county. That $16.5 million sale also was handled by Michael Saunders & Co.

The home has a double lot and more than 200 feet of private waterfront on Sarasota Bay. It has smart-home technology and contemporary spaces, including a dining room with an LED-lit, temperature-controlled wine cellar, an open-air terrace with infinity-edge pool and a 10-car garage, the release states. 

Public records indicate the home was built in 1997 with a recent upgrade. It has five bedrooms, five full baths, three half-baths and 6,728 feet of living space. It last sold in 2013 for $7 million.

Property records also indicate the seller of the property was former Co-CEO of RBC Capital Markets and RBC Investor and Treasury Services Mark Standish. 

Sarasota-based Michael Saunders has a market share of 24.12% for luxury properties in the Sarasota-Manatee area. 


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