The Ackerman Group, affiliated with Coldwell Banker Realty, has just represented the seller of a prestigious waterfront, gated estate, located on the Sarasota Bay in the acclaimed Harbor Acres neighborhood. The nearly 8,500 square foot home, born from the collaboration of renowned architect-designer Thorning Little and leading luxury home builder Bruce Saba, is located on Vista Drive. It is situated on nearly one and a half acres with 230 feet of bay front. Originally built in 2010, the home sold for $15.5 million.
The French Provincial-inspired design includes numerous custom-built features using numerous materials imported from France. These include the roof tiles and ornaments, the antique white oak flooring as well as the stone flooring, the hand-carved cabinetry and interior doors, along with door hardware. Restored front doors from the Belgium Embassy set the stage for the exquisiteness beyond, featuring 14-foot ceiling heights, custom ceiling treatments, hand-plastered interior walls, antique chandeliers, and painstaking craftsmanship.
“Homes like this do not come along very often in the Sarasota market—both the design and waterfront location are a rare, winning combination and it was an honor to represent the sale of this property,” stated lead selling agent Ryan Ackerman. “The exquisite details of this home—inside and out—are second to none. The Infinity edge pool with jacuzzi that overlooks the bay is breathtaking and the interior will be a decorator’s dream to furnish.”
Other significant home features include a dream culinary kitchen, complete with a La Cornue range, Sub-Zero refrigerators, large center island, and butler’s pantry; custom Hope Windows iron hurricane impact windows; automated window treatments; two elevators; air conditioned 3-car garage; Crestron lighting control system; entire home backup generator, and cobblestone driveway.
The Ackerman Group, is no stranger to luxury real estate listings in the region. With more than 35 years’ experience selling the Sarasota and Manatee County markets, they are one of the top-selling teams for both Coldwell Banker Realty and for all real estate agents in Florida. The team is based out of the Longboat Key office at 595 Bay Isles Road and can be reached at (941) 387-1820.
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