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Sculpture Parks Here & There

Sculpture parks from around the world were recently featured on Christie’s International Real Estate Luxury Defined blog. Take a look at 7 they believe you can’t miss, and one of our own special parks right in downtown Sarasota!


OPEN-AIR ART: 7 MUST-VISIT SCULPTURE PARKS

From giant roosters, deer, and hares, to mysterious shifting fog installations, some of the most exciting works of art are sited outside the traditional confines of a gallery in sculpture parks, giving visitors a whole new perspective on the pieces themselves and the landscapes they dominate—all while enjoying the fresh air and beautiful open spaces. Here are seven to put on your outdoor-art agenda.

1. Yorkshire Sculpture Park
West Yorkshire, UK

A huge reclining hare, an army of imposing tribal figures, and a tree made of iron are just three of the sights that await visitors at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017. The brainchild of founding director Peter Murray CBE, the park covers 500 acres (202 ha). Works by Henry Moore, Andy Goldsworthy, David Nash, and James Turrell are scattered around the grounds (as well as that Sophie Ryder hare, Zak Ové’s figures, and Ai Weiwei’s tree). “Viewing sculpture in the garden can provide a very different experience to an indoor gallery,” says Murray. “The changing light, the seasonal variations, and the elements all contribute to the experience.”

The 16-foot-tall (4.9 m)  Caldera , by leading British sculptor Tony Cragg, at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The venue’s indoor gallery recently hosted the biggest UK exhibition of his work to date. Tony Cragg,  Caldera , 2008. Bronze, 480 x 372 x 342cm. Courtesy the artist and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Photograph: Michael Richter.

The 16-foot-tall (4.9 m) Caldera, by leading British sculptor Tony Cragg, at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The venue’s indoor gallery recently hosted the biggest UK exhibition of his work to date. Tony Cragg, Caldera, 2008. Bronze, 480 x 372 x 342cm. Courtesy the artist and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Photograph: Michael Richter.

This is also the only place where you can see Barbara Hepworth’s The Family of Man in its entirety. “Sited on the hillside, the work takes on the majesty of the trees as it absorbs the Yorkshire landscape, which had such a strong influence on Hepworth,” observes Murray.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park is the only place you can view Barbara Hepworth’s  The Family of Man , 1970 in its full form. © Bowness. Courtesy Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Photograph: Jonty Wilde.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park is the only place you can view Barbara Hepworth’s The Family of Man, 1970 in its full form. © Bowness. Courtesy Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Photograph: Jonty Wilde.

2.Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
If you were in London between July 2013 and February 2015, you might have noticed a huge blue rooster surveying Trafalgar Square. That particular bird—Katharina Fritsch’s Hahn/Cock—can now be found in the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, but you can view its identical sibling (the work is an edition of two) at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, part of the Walker Art Gallery. The garden reopened in 2017 following a $10 million renovation and is home to works including Spoonbridge and Cherry by Claes Oldenburg and his wife, Coosje van Bruggen.

Claes Oldenberg and Coosje van Bruggen’s  Spoonbridge and Cherry  (1988) takes pride of place in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Photograph courtesy the Oldenburg van Bruggen Studio. Copyright 1988 Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.

Claes Oldenberg and Coosje van Bruggen’s Spoonbridge and Cherry (1988) takes pride of place in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Photograph courtesy the Oldenburg van Bruggen Studio. Copyright 1988 Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.

3. Storm King Art Center
Cornwall, New York, USA
Just over an hour’s drive from Manhattan, Storm King Art Center was founded in 1960 by Ralph E Ogden and H Peter Stern. Originally a home for the works of the Hudson River School for painters, the park now spans 500 contiguous acres of wildlife-packed fields, former allées, woodlands, wetlands, and streams. More than 100 sculptures are dotted around the landscape, among them the futuristic, bright-red Iliad by Alexander Liberman, complete with its impossibly balanced cantilevered elements, and the rotatingFrog Legs by abstract expressionist Mark di Suvero. Storm King is currently staging two temporary exhibitions:Outlooks, a site-specific installation by Elaine Cameron-Weir, and Indicators: Artists on Climate Change, for which more than a dozen artists explore the impact of global warming through specially made sculpture, photography, and film.

Frog Legs  by Mark di Suvero (2002) at the Storm King Art Center rotates 360 degrees in order to give ever-changing views of the sky and surrounding landscape. Lent by the artist and Spacetime C.C., New York. Photograph: Jerry L Thompson.

Frog Legs by Mark di Suvero (2002) at the Storm King Art Center rotates 360 degrees in order to give ever-changing views of the sky and surrounding landscape. Lent by the artist and Spacetime C.C., New York. Photograph: Jerry L Thompson.

4. National Gallery of Australia
Canberra, Australia
Not all sculptures need to be solid, as the National Gallery of Australia’s (NGA) Sculpture Garden demonstrates every day between 12:30pm and 2pm. As the name suggests, Fog Sculpture, by Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya, envelops the garden in a mist that settles over its pond and pathways, shifting and moving with the wind. “The work is really intriguing because it acts very differently at different times of the year,” says Lucina Ward, senior curator, international painting and sculpture at NGA. “In foggy winters, the mist seems to continue onto the lake. On a hot summer’s day, meanwhile, it’s delightful to sit on a bench and have the vapor float onto your skin.” Also on display at the NGA isHeads from the North, by Dadang Christanto, a haunting work comprising 66 bronze heads staring out from the surface of a pond, and a life-sized model of Antony Gormley’s The Angel of the North.

Fujiko Nakaya’s  Foggy Wake in a Desert: An Ecosphere  (1982) uses natural elements to create a living sculpture. Water vapor, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased 1977. © Fujiko Nakaya.

Fujiko Nakaya’s Foggy Wake in a Desert: An Ecosphere (1982) uses natural elements to create a living sculpture. Water vapor, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased 1977. © Fujiko Nakaya.

5. Laumeier Sculpture Park
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
In 1968, Matilda C Laumeier bequeathed 72 acres of land to what would become Laumeier Sculpture Park. Today, it encompasses 105 acres, and is home to work from artists including Donald Judd, Jenny Holzer, and Tony Tasset, whoseDeer is a pensive and nervous—yet supersized—fawn ready to make her move. “I see the Laumeier as an intellectual playground,” says curator Dana Turkovic. “Artists use it as a platform, to add new voices to the conversation about public art in nature.” Laumeier also has an indoor gallery space, the Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center, which this fall will showcase the work of David Hutson.

Tony Tasset’s  Eye  stares intently back at visitors to Laumeier Sculpture Park in Saint Louis. Photograph: Alamy.

Tony Tasset’s Eye stares intently back at visitors to Laumeier Sculpture Park in Saint Louis. Photograph: Alamy.

6.Domaine du Muy
Le Muy, France
Jean-Gabriel Mitterrand knows a thing or two about sculpture: for almost 30 years he has staged exhibitions—and sold many works—at JGM Galerie (later renamed Galerie Mitterrand) in Paris’s hip Marais neighborhood. In 2015, Mitterrand and his son, Edward, opened a viewing space of a very different kind: one with no walls, and forests of pine and cork oaks as a dramatic backdrop. Situated 15 miles (24.1 km) inland between Nice and Marseilles, Domaine du Muy opened with an art trail of 40 pieces by contemporary artists spread across 25 acres (10.1 ha), curated in collaboration with Simon Lamunière, the brains behind Art Basel’s Art Unlimited section. The trail has been expanded even further for 2018, but pieces by resident artists Roman Signer and Claudia Comte remain.

Claude Lalanne’s oversized bronze apple,  Pomme de New York  at Domaine du Muy in the South of France. © Claude Lalanne. Courtesy Domaine du Muy. Photograph: JC Lett.

Claude Lalanne’s oversized bronze apple, Pomme de New York at Domaine du Muy in the South of France. © Claude Lalanne. Courtesy Domaine du Muy. Photograph: JC Lett.

7. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Copenhagen, Denmark
Knud W Jensen loved art and culture. He also held other people’s love of it in high esteem, which led to him founding in 1958 what would become the most-visited art museum in Denmark. Today, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art houses an extensive collection of works dating from the Second World War to the present day, in a series of modernist buildings and outdoor areas.

The stainless-steel and two-way-mirror glass piece,  Square Bisected by Curve  by New York-based artist Dan Graham, is on display at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. Photograph: Kim Hansen. Credit: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

The stainless-steel and two-way-mirror glass piece, Square Bisected by Curve by New York-based artist Dan Graham, is on display at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. Photograph: Kim Hansen. Credit: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

Its adjoining Sculpture Park is modeled on an English landscape garden and cannot be viewed in its entirety from any one vantage point. “Louisiana should make itself known as a place for sculpture,” said Jensen, in his book Mit Loisiana-liv (My Louisiana Life). Standout works includeTwo Piece Reclining Figure No 5by Henry Moore, The Gate in the Gorge by American sculptor Richard Serra, and House to Watch the Sunset by American-Swiss sculptor Not Vital.


We’ll go ahead and add #8 ;-)

Sarasota Bayfront, Sarasota, Florida, USA

Our own bayfront area in downtown Sarasota has a wealth of sculptural and art appeal, including its annual Embracing Our Differences exhibit, which is billboard-sized expressions of creativity from people of all ages. In addition to this special exhibit on display during the winter, the bayfront has world-renown Unconditional Surrender (center) statue, and several smaller sculptures scattered all around, many of which are by Sarasota local artists.

This year’s Embracing Our Differences display is calling for art very soon! To find out more about how to submit entries to be a part of this large outdoor exhibit, visit their webpage here.

  • Deadline to submit art: October 15, 2018

  • This year’s exhibit is open: January 19 to March 15, 2019

Time to Find a Beach House!

Brrrr!  It's cold up there!

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With every type of cold-weather calamity coming through the northern states, including Bomb Cyclones and Polar Vortexes (!!!), now is a great time to consider buying a beach house!  Despite the fact that today the temperatures are in the 40s, our January average temp is around 70 degrees! 

Your perfect vacation home is waiting for you in Sarasota, so pack up the car, bring the sunscreen and check out some of the amazing beach houses currently for sale!

5527 Avenida Del Mare, Siesta Key

This cozy beach house has garage space for up to 3 cars, and living space for your entire extended family to come visit!

This cozy beach house has garage space for up to 3 cars, and living space for your entire extended family to come visit!

Looking for a nightlife worthy of the pages of a magazine?  Look no further than this beach house on Siesta Key.  Less than a 3-minute walk from the pristine white sands of the #1 beach in the USA, and also a short stroll to the lively Siesta Key Village–you can’t find a better location on Siesta Key for under $1 million.  The updated, beachy interior is cozy and perfect for your island getaway.

  • 3 bed/3 bath
  • 1,320 square feet under air
  • Listed at $875,000
Located right on Sarasota Bay with deepwater dockage for your boat, this charming and updated townhome makes a great vacation, seasonal, or permanent home.

Located right on Sarasota Bay with deepwater dockage for your boat, this charming and updated townhome makes a great vacation, seasonal, or permanent home.

The deepwater dockage outside of this updated townhome makes this vacation home perfect for boaters!  You can literally be on the boat and in the open waters of the Gulf within minutes of waking up in the morning.  A beautiful interior features 3 bedrooms, an updated kitchen, a rooftop terrace as well as outdoor living space.  Bonus: this small community of 12 has a pool, tennis & pickle ball courts all of which are next door!

  • 3 bed/2.5 bath
  • 1,803 square feet under air
  • Listed at $819,000
This beach bungalow sits across the street from the glistening waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the sands of Lido Beach.

This beach bungalow sits across the street from the glistening waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the sands of Lido Beach.

This adorable 1,500 square foot beach house is across the street from the Gulf of Mexico and Lido Beach.  Updated on the interior and with an open floor plan, a group of friends or family on vacation will really enjoy this space.  There is also a lot of outdoor entertaining space, and it even has a fireplace for “chilly” Florida winter nights (haha!).

  • 2 bed/3 bath
  • 1,579 square feet under air
  • Listed at $1,450,000

Ready to find your perfect beach house?

Start your new tradition – coming to the beach house!  For more information on any of the featured properties above, or about Sarasota real estate in general, please reach out to me and let me help you find your paradise here.

The Importance of Staging: A Case Study

We regularly help our clients stage their homes for sale.  As we mentioned in our last blog on this topic, staging is important for a myriad of reasons.  In short, staging helps a potential buyer be able to envision how the space could work for them, and allows sellers to highlight features of their home more clearly to buyers.  

We have a penthouse listed right now in downtown Sarasota high-rise One Watergate, 1111 N. Gulfstream Avenue, Penthouse B.  This condo has been gorgeous from the get-go, with a stunning view that spans from the downtown skyline to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and a modern interior.  It's easy to think that the view and the location would speak for themselves here.  Take a look at what a difference the decor can make...

Staging: A Case Study

One Watergate Penthouse

The main living space in this condo is spacious, with subtle lighting and modern details, like the accent wall.  It also overlooks the marina and Sarasota Bay.  Not bad, but how could we make it better?

Two major changes here made all the difference: removal of the bright rug made the space feel more open, and rearranging the furniture filled up the vast space in a more intimate way than when it was all lined right up to the wall.  A couple tchotchkes made the room look more "lived in" and provided the finishing touch.

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A second living space again was working only right angles in the space; lines and perpendiculars made the space feel very utilitarian.  Swapping out the rug for a neutral one again makes the space feel more open and less choppy.  We removed the TV and spun the chairs around so that they would showcase something better: the fantastic view.  Changing up the artwork and adding a lamp completed this cozy redone room.

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The dining room was almost perfect from the beginning.  The light fixture is modern and fun, the table and chairs fit the space well and are in great condition, and the artwork was fine.  We only made one change here but it makes all the difference in the world: we set the table.  Instantly, this room feels more like home, like dinner is waiting for you and friends are on their way over. 

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The master bedroom looked very nice from the beginning, but room lacked art and small details that made it feel warm and fuzzy.  The duvet was changed out to a subtle pattern and art was added to anchor the bed area.  

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We hope that by our little case study here you see that small changes can make a big difference!  The goal of staging is not to hide anything, but to highlight the positives.  Simply put, we want your home to be the most attractive to the most amount of people.  If you would like help selling your home or condo, please give us a call today, and we'll bring our staging expertise to you.

Ultra-Luxury Properties in Sarasota

We just told you all about the "Trophy Home" market worldwide, so we thought we would show you what Sarasota has to offer in the ultra-luxury department.  Christie's defined Trophy Homes as $100,000,000+, but for our purposes here, we're adjusting this to the Sarasota market, so about $10,000,000 for single family homes and $5,000,000 for condos.

The Ultra-Luxury Stats

  • Ultra-Luxury Single Family Homes Currently For Sale: 3
  • Ultra-Luxury Condos Currently For Sale: 4
  • $5 million+ Homes Sold in Last 6 Months: 4
  • $5 million+ Condos Sold in the Last 6 Months: 1
  • No homes priced over $10 million have sold in our area in the last 6 months.

What are the highest sales in our market?

Sarasota Mainland 

1372 Harbor Drive located in Harbor Arces - sold for $6,000,000

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 full baths, 3 half baths
  • 6,000 square feet
  • Frontage on Sarasota Bay
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Longboat Key

415 L'Ambiance Drive #704 located in condo community L'Ambiance - sold for $5,500,000

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 full baths, 1 half bath
  • 5,268 square feet
  • Gulf of Mexico view

Siesta Key

7858 Sanderling Road located in Sanderling Club - sold for $9,000,000

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 4 baths, 1 half bath
  • 6,312 square feet
  • Beach frontage on the Gulf of Mexico

Bird Key

467 Meadow Lark Drive - sold for $6,350,000

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 5 baths, 1 half bath
  • 6,579 square feet
  • Frontage and boat dock on Sarasota Bay

Casey Key

1808 Casey Key Road - sold for $6,550,000

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 5 baths, 2 half baths
  • 5,219 square feet
  • Gulf to Bay -- two water frontages

And the highest-priced property currently on the market in our area is...

Serenissima - 845 Longboat Club Road in the Longboat Key Club

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 6 baths, 2 half bath
  • 19,300 square feet
  • Golf course view, Gulf of Mexico beach frontage
  • His and Hers master suites
  • Three stories of living space
  • Listed at $26,500,000

The greater Sarasota area has everything from affordable to grandiose & I'm happy to share a peek into the most luxurious of Sarasota's housing market.  Please contact me for all your Sarasota-area real estate needs from downtown to luxury, and everything in between!

The Newest View: Westin Sarasota

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For some time now, we've been watching the changing cityscape of downtown Sarasota.  With the addition of eye-catching high-rises such as the Jewel and VUE, it's clear that Sarasota real estate is looking to the sky.  After months of looking at the construction obstruction at Tamiami and the base of the Ringling Bridge, we are finally rewarded with a new View from the Top!

The Westin Sarasota

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The Westin Sarasota is located immediately adjacent to the VUE at 1175 N. Gulfstream Avenue and stands 18 stories tall, offering expansive views of Sarasota Bay.  If you're looking for a luxury stay-cation, check in to one of the 255 rooms for the weekend.  They've got a full-treatment spa and salon, a rooftop pool, and two full restaurants: EVOQ, which offers lighter versions of comfort-food in an upscale setting; and The Roof Bar & Eats.

The View from the Roof Top

Ascend to the top level of the Westin to visit The Roof Bar & Eats.  I took the trek last week to get the full experience of Sarasota's hottest new scene.  As promised, the view was spectacular.  Given that the Roof is right next to the rooftop pool, guests are encouraged to wear poolside attire and relax as they enjoy the spanning views of the Bay, the Marina, Ringling Bridge, Golden Gate Point, and mainland downtown.  The menu here focuses of "craft" style everything - from craft beer to craft cocktails - and has a constantly changing menu of upscale bar bites.

The view certainly was stunning and my companions, who live in a high-rise downtown and are very familiar with the Sarasota skyline, and I were struck by the different perspective the location offers.  We could see an angle of downtown - right down Main Street from the bayfront all the way to where it ends - that was not previously available, which was interesting, plus the water views on the other side directly over the bay can't be beat.  The only downside to this new hot-spot is that the drinks are served in plastic, something I find hard to get past when not actually poolside.

The addition of the Westin's Roof Bar & Eats to the waterfront section of downtown will certainly prove to be a good one, as it will attract similar crowds to that of ever-packed Jack Dusty and will quite likely attract the post-gala, post-theatre crowd during season.  I can only imagine this place will be hopping every day in a very short amount of time if its success now is any indicator--it was packed for happy hour on a Tuesday when I went.  The kicker?  They don't even offer happy hour prices, so everyone is just there to enjoy the next big thing and the view from the top of the Westin.  


Dolphin Tower: Can We Get Over It?

Dolphin Tower represents one of two things: the world's scariest condo owner's nightmare, or an investor's dream, depending on where you were in June of 2010.  If you were sitting in your condo, overlooking one of the best views in downtown, but tripping over a gaping crack in the floor of your home; or if you were the President of the Condo Association of the building, not realizing how many hours, weeks, months, and years you were about to spend trying to literally and figuratively pull a building out of a black hole; or if you were a snowbird home safe for the summer getting a phone call from said President that your second home was being evacuated... then you probably fall into the former category.  

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An Unexpected Nightmare

Dolphin Tower was many people's dream-turned-reality: center of downtown with views for miles, all at a relatively reasonable price-point thanks to the age and style of the building.  Retire early, enjoy life at the beach yet in a cultural epicenter.  Could it get any better?  Well, it certainly could get worse.

In the summer of 2010, dream-turned-reality became dream-turned-nightmare when the 36 year old building began the process of collapse.  Cracks appeared in floors and walls, temporary support was installed, and the building was evacuated.  What once was a premier address in Sarasota quickly became a derelict liability.  In addition to the obvious structural problems, it was quickly discovered that the building fell below current wind shear standards, and might likely topple right down in the event of even a low category hurricane.

Costly Renovations

Many owners quickly went upside-down, as their responsibility for monthly condo fees (and mortgage payments, if mortgaged), rent for a temporary living place, storage for possessions, and gigantic special assessments for building repairs veritably ripped the money from their pockets.  Many foreclosed and several sold for nothing more than closing costs; roughly two-thirds of the building turned over during what ended up being a five-year-long renovation project.  Special assessments for the renovations and repairs will continue through until the year 2020.

The View from the Top of Dolphin Tower remains one of the best in the city.  

The View from the Top of Dolphin Tower remains one of the best in the city.  

The Pendulum Swing of Dolphin Tower Property Values

Ten years ago, at the height of the market, before the recession, Dolphin Towers properties were selling for an average $425,000.  Five years ago, in the midst of the chaotic renovation, the average price dipped to a staggering 10% of that.  TEN. PERCENT.  The 2012 average sold price in the Tower was just $47,137, as owners sought to unload what they saw as a money pit with no bottom.  

Now, 10 years post-recession and 2 years since the first occupant was able to move back in, the average sold price has rebounded back up to $380,690.  There are currently 33 condos on the market at the moment, some being sold sight-unseen as they are not yet fit for occupancy, and some with Certificate of Occupancy already received.  The price range of those available is $279,900 to $695,000.  

Rebuilt But Not Forgotten

A recent renovation on Dolphin Tower's 14th floor.

A recent renovation on Dolphin Tower's 14th floor.

Given that the building has undergone one of the most rigorous and complete renovations in recent memory, we know it has the potential to be a solid part of the downtown real estate market once again.  Many residences are now beautifully renovated and still you can get a lot for your money in Dolphin Tower.  It remains one of the best-positioned buildings in downtown--Palm Avenue Shoppes beneath it, across from the water and the Marina, and in walkable proximity to everything.  

But will buyers ever trust the building again?  Only time will tell.


The factual content for this information was taken from this article in Sarasota Magazine, as well as by compiling data from many years in the Mid-Florida MLS.  

One Watergate's View from the Top

We love being the first to bring you exciting new real estate investments and opportunities.  In addition to the gorgeous inland Deer Creek paradise we just let you know about, we are also delighted to give you a sneak peek at this gorgeous penthouse with perfect views from every. single. window.  This One Watergate penthouse will come on the market in the early summer, so keep your eyes peeled!

One Watergate Penthouse

  • 1111 N. Gulfstream Avenue
  • 1,575 square feet
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms

Literally, what CAN'T you see from this gorgeous top-level condo in downtown's One Watergate?!  Nestled against the Ringling Bridge on the western-most edge of downtown Sarasota, One Watergate overlooks absolutely everything.  From the windows of this penthouse, you can see the downtown coastline, including The Kiss statue, Marina Jack's, Island Park, and Golden Gate Point.  Beyond the coastline, take in the sights of the architectural Ringling Bridge, the perfectly manicured Bird Key, south Lido, and north Siesta, and let your eyes run over the waters of both Sarasota Bay and the expansive Gulf of Mexico beyond.  Truly a stunning, one-of-a-kind view.  

Inside is a spacious 2 bed/2 bath split floor plan condo that does not feel like a condo.  The floor plan is interesting, with angles, details, and lines that you don't customarily find in condominium-style homes.  

We can't wait to get this one on the market and find the next lucky person who will get to enjoy High-Level Living and The View from the Top of One Watergate!  Stay tuned!

The Best at Broadway!

Originally posted on allisonwerner.com on September 23, 2016.

You will not want to miss this spacious downtown penthouse at the lovely Broadway Promenade building in downtown Sarasota!  Here is the scoop:

 

The Basics

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 full baths
  • 1890 sq’ (try and find anything else this large in the downtown area at this price point!)
  • 6th floor courtyard view means you are looking at the sky, not other condos!

So Fancy!

  • Completely updated in the past year – new kitchen & baths, all new appliances, new AC, everything!
  • Gleaming Cherry wood flooring throughout
  • Gorgeous granite in the kitchen
  • Marble in master bath
  • Storage like you have never before seen in a downtown condo.  We are talking walk-in pantry and way more here – unheard of for under $1m downtown!

Twice the Fun!

  • Double-sized terrace
  • 2 covered parking spaces
  • 2 storage units
  • 2 large pets allowed (walk them in adjacent Pioneer Park or Centennial Park)

Tell me about the building…

  • Walking-distance to downtown, Van Wezel, and the Ringling Bridge
  • Courtyard-style
  • Many amenities such as a modern fitness room, billiards & poker room/outside-your-condo-man-cave, large community social room with catering kitchen, sparkling pool and spa
  • 24-hour friendly and knowledgeable concierge at entry
  • Relaxed & friendly feel with many opportunities to socialize within the building, if you like!

Please click here for the complete MLS listing or call me for more info! (941) 961-3212

 

Amazing Views Downtown!

Originally posted on allisonwerner.com on November 21, 2016.

This just hit MLS a minute ago so be the first to see this spectacular downtown penthouse with literally the best water view on the market right now!  Click here for the full listing and check out the snaps below!

770 S. Palm Avenue #PH-3 at Embassy House

2-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, 1600sq’

$875,000