Start 2022 off with a bang with this beautiful new home! Unique opportunity to own custom Arthur Rutenberg designed bayview home. This home boasts panoramic views of Sarasota Bay and beyond. Dramatic courtyard entry with stone detail and fountain leading to spectacular full bay views and building details at its finest. Hewn wood beams in the grand entry soar to the third floor with curved tray ceiling. This main living floor features both casual and formal living spaces. Large separate dining room with tray ceiling adjacent to chef's kitchen. Formal living with double sided fireplace with decorator plaster detail and huge windows. Chef's kitchen has solid wood cabinetry, stone counters and stainless appliances including GE drop in range, Dacor hood, dishwasher, refrigerator and built in microwave and oven. Large counterspace for food prep and island can easily seat 4 for casual dining and there is additional space for dining table. Family room doors lead to outdoor living space and overlooks community lake, mangroves and bay. There is a den/study and wine storage for 300+ bottles, plus wet bar. The primary bedroom suite completes this floor with dual walk in closets, huge bathroom with tub, separate vanities, linen closet, walk in shower with dual showerheads and separate toilet room with bidet. Take the elevator or the beautiful curved wood stairway to gorgeous views and the third floor. This floor includes bedroom with sweeping views of the bay and balcony with fireplace and has an ensuite bath with shower. A large second bedroom with ensuite bathroom with tub and a balcony and the 3rd bedroom on this level has bath with tub and guest hall access. Large entertainment space has wet bar with beverage refrigerator and icemaker, sunken media room for relaxing or entertaining friends or family. There is ample room here for pool table and exercise equipment. View downtown Sarasota and the bay from expansive windows and the balcony. This floor also has dual desk/study areas.
Screened outdoor living space houses lanai area featuring new travertine tile, resurfaced pool with designer waterline tile, newer pool heaters, heated spa, outdoor kitchen with marine grade polymer cabinetry, grill, range hood, and sink, pool bath, eco-friendly exterior insect sprayer system and more. Step out to a large rear secondary lanai to watch the beautiful local birds and wildlife. Garage is a collector's dream! This space can house 8+ cars, with room left over for toys and golf cart and large storage area. Double paved driveways offer additional parking for guests. This home has been lovingly maintained and updated. New AC units in 2019. Exterior painted 2020. 2021 updates include: garage door openers, whole house dehumidifier. Rear windows and doors have added Category 5 storm force hurricane shutters.
Legends Bay is a gated community situated along Sarasota Bay and 6 1/2 miles from famous Florida gulf beaches. IMG Academies is just a short drive away. Drive your golf cart to BTC Tennis and IMG Golf and Country Club with flexible social and full-time memberships. Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport is 12 minutes away; Tampa International is a 50 minute drive. Quaint downtown Bradenton is 4 miles from here and downtown Sarasota with entertainment venues and local and fine dining is just 10 miles.
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