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Aria, Longboat Key Condos: True Luxury Beachfront Living

Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 12:44pm. 140 Views, 0 Comments.

aria longboat keyThe Aria at Longboat Key condos seamlessly blend the future and the past, in elegant luxury. This exclusive residence is to be built on one of the last undeveloped areas of Longboat Key beachfront. However, instead of knocking down the lovely 1930's house that now occupies the site—Villa am Meer—the developers have thoughtfully incorporated the home into the overall plan for the space.

The property originally belonged to Dr. Hermann Kohl, who was an early investor in Tropicana and the founder of the Norda Essential Oil and Chemical Company. Dr. Kohl and his wife were childless, so they adopted their gardener's daughter and made her their heir. Two more generations of the family enjoyed the Longboat Key beachfront home, but it was eventually sold and

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The Vue Sarasota - Condos Like No Other

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at 11:58am. 45 Views, 0 Comments.

Sarasota CondosYou know that expression get in on the ground floor? Well, with these new Sarasota condos, I think you're going to want to get in on the penthouse! The views from these condos are going to be simply breathtaking. The project has a prime waterfront location, at the corner of Gulfstream and Tamiami Trail and residents will enjoy uninterrupted views of Sarasota Bay from every suite.

This Sarasota condo project will be 18 stories, with 6 penthouses and 9 residences on the other floors. There will also be 4 plaza level homes available and because of the waterfront location and the thoughtful design, all units will have spectacular views. Each residence will have a spacious terrace or balcony and overall suite sizes will range from just under 2000 Sq. Ft to

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All Signs Point To A Healthy Sarasota Real Estate Market In 2014

Friday, March 14th, 2014 at 12:50pm. 221 Views, 0 Comments.

sarasota real estateWell, 2014 certainly began on an up note for Sarasota real estate. In SAR's January stats report all signs pointed to a healthy market and the continuing of the upward trend we have seen over the last two years. According to the SAR, in January of this year, inventory reached a 32-month high and has, in fact, increased by over 30% in the last 6 months.

Sarasota Real Estate Inventory Reaches 32-Month High

This is one area where things are significantly different than a year ago. At that time, available inventory was near the lowest level in a decade and the total figure for available inventory in January 2013 was 1000 properties lower than January of 2012. But now, the inventory numbers for homes for sale in Sarasota are really solid, and we can take

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Sansara: Zen And The Art Of Sarasota Luxury Condos

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 3:15pm. 116 Views, 0 Comments.

sansara condosIf you want a home at the center of everything, imagine yourself living in the Sansara. These Sarasota luxury condos are located in the heart of town and just a few steps out your door, you can experience the picturesque atmosphere that is the reason people from around the world come to visit Sarasota! In the Downtown district you'll find a wide selection of shops and restaurants—there is something for all tastes. In this diverse community you can enjoy authentic food from all over the world!

Downtown Sarasota Has Something For Everyone

Say one morning you are craving French bakery, then head down to C'est la Vie on Main Street and grab yourself a chocolate croissant for breakfast! Or perhaps on a hot summery day you feel the need for some delicious

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4200 Riverview Blvd. Bradenton—Waterfront Heaven

Monday, March 10th, 2014 at 11:06am. 115 Views, 0 Comments.

With its lush and mature greenery and the sparkling waters of the Manatee River and the various bayous, Riverview Boulevard in North West Bradenton is a little piece of paradise. It's always a pleasure to show properties in this hidden gem of a neighbourhood, so we couldn't be more pleased when we were asked to list a stunning property at 4200 Riverview Blvd (MLS 5840194), especially because in Bradenton, waterfront homes for sale don't come up that often. It's such a gorgeous location. The lot, the biggest along the Manatee River, is shaded by mature oaks and royal palm, which ensure the property feels private.

A Part of Sarasota History

The property itself is an important part of Sarasota history, having once been the residence of Dr. W.D. Sugg, a

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Life In Sarasota Is Tops, And We've Got The Awards To Prove It!

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at 1:20pm. 118 Views, 0 Comments.

siesta keyThose of us who live here know Sarasota is blissful but now the Bliss Awards have really confirmed it. In fact, Sarasota and Manatee counties have been highly ranked for culture, arts, recreation and lifestyle by many different institutions the past couple of years, including the Bliss Awards. Here's just a selection of some of the high rankings awarded to Longboat Key and the surrounding Sarasota area as by different organizations.

The Bliss Awards - Sarasota

These are awarded by Real Estate Scorecard who specialize in online real estate reviews of the most popular master planned communities in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. They have actual residents give reviews, so you really are getting an insider's view.

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New Sarasota Condos For The Luxury Market

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 at 11:49am. 215 Views, 0 Comments.

The Sarasota real estate market in has been heating up over the past couple months. More and more builders are developing new communities in the greater Sarasota area to accommodate the increased demand for housing. A portion of these will be new condominium communities aimed at the Sarasota luxury real estate market. Some of those are in the process of being built and others have plans are in the works. If you are looking to buy a brand new Sarasota condo, below are some fabulous options.

Sarasota Condos:

The Jewel

Future Location: 1301 Main Street

  • 17-story, mixed-use
  • Planned as the tallest building in downtown Sarasota.
  • Waterfront, with views of the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota Bay and Downtown.
  • 19 Residences, ranging from 2,065 to

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Happy Anniversary To The The Oaks Club!

Monday, February 17th, 2014 at 11:03am. 237 Views, 0 Comments.

Oaks Club, SarasotaThe Oaks Club in Osprey Florida is celebrating its pearl anniversary this year—that’s 30 years for those of you that haven’t been married that long—and happily, the community life is more vibrant than ever. This Sarasota private golf club development has more equity members than ever, and it’s about to embark on a series of upgrades that will make this amenity-laden community, an even more attractive place to call home.

Clubhouse And Golf Course Upgrades

These upgrades will include significant changes to both the clubhouse and the Heron golf course (one of the community’s two championship-style golf courses). Plans have been revealed for substantial improvements to the interior areas of the Oaks Club 40,000-square-foot Georgian-style clubhouse.

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Something Out Of The Ordinary

Friday, February 14th, 2014 at 10:44am. 220 Views, 0 Comments.

162 Osprey Point Drive

While architecture might be an art form, it’s fairly rare these days to find a house that could be truly classified as a work of art. However, 162 Osprey Point Drive, in the Oaks Club, certainly qualifies. From the 17’ glass and bronze doors, handmade in Ecuador to the balcony fire pit, it’s obvious that loving attention has gone into every detail.

The entry is stunning, from the 24’ ceiling and floating circular staircase to the view across the formal living area, out to the infinity pool and the Mangrove Preserve and Sarasota Bay, beyond that. It’s absolutely breathtaking. Design details here is subtle rather than over whelming. Here and there you find subtle art deco touches and the floors, done in gorgeous 18”x18” Calcutta

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New Year's Eve on Longboat Key

Monday, December 30th, 2013 at 4:06pm. 225 Views, 0 Comments.

Longboat Key AerialAs 2013 comes to an end and the New Year is near, some of you may be wondering what you should do to celebrate. Well, what could be better than ringing in 2014 on beautiful Longboat Key?  A handful of places along the key are taking reservations for New Year's Eve celebrations, which can include champagne toasts, gourmet meals and live music. If you haven't already made plans, here are some fabulous options!


  • Chart House Restaurant: Toast away 2013 with stunning views of the bay. Dine on fresh seafood, steak, prime rib and more. An atmosphere perfect for hitting off the New Year! Call 383-5593 to make reservations.
  • Pattigeorge's Restaurant: Waterfront dining featuring award winning contemporary American cuisine. Special additions will be

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