At the end of every year, we enjoy looking back at the exceptional properties on MichaelSaunders.com that captured the most attention of those who visit our website. This year, our top viewed properties are all over $5 million and are either set on our barrier islands or located “West of the Trail” in Sarasota. Two of our most popular properties made headlines as they sold in the last few months and one isn’t a home at all but a beachfront lot.
Here are the ten most popular properties in reverse order:
10. 1232 N Casey Key Rd
4 bedrooms | 5 baths | Casey Key
This estate spans 1.18 acres from Little Sarasota Bay to the Gulf of Mexico with 100’ of frontage on both sides. It sold in December after 10 months on the market.
9. 5131 Jungle Plum Rd
6 bedrooms | 6 baths | Siesta Key
Set in the lushly-treed beauty of Hidden Harbor on Siesta Key, this waterfront estate integrates quality, privacy and luxury in an unrivaled fashion. Located on a three-quarter acre site with 150 +/- feet of water frontage, this estate artfully unites the landscape with architecture and the result is a Caribbean-inspired tropical masterpiece.
8. 3975 Shell Rd
7 bedrooms | 8 baths | Siesta Key
Discover the extraordinary opportunity to own an iconic, Gulf-front estate on 2.4 acres with 264 feet on a private beach.
7. 990 Blvd of the Arts #1800
4 bedrooms | 5 baths | Sarasota
Soaring above the waterfront and the evolutionary Sarasota skyline, the Penthouse at Beau Ciel takes the city living experience to panoramic new heights – quite literally. The unique split-floorplan, remodeled in 2013, commands the 18th floor of the building and flows seamlessly from one room to the next, providing distinct living quarters, a fully equipped chef’s kitchen, intimate spaces and multiple entertaining areas via two elevator entrances.
6. 3315 Bay Shore Rd
6 bedrooms | 7/2 baths | Museum Area
This impressive property spans nearly 2.5 acres with 240 ft. along the gorgeous waters of Sarasota Bay.
5. 929 Alameda Way
5 bedrooms | 6 baths | Sarasota
Perfectly positioned on the shores of Sarasota Bay, this contemporary home is recognized by any and all who sail the waters between Longboat Key and the mainland.
4. 1255 Westway Dr
5 bedrooms | 6 baths | Lido Shoes
Set on 130′ of waterfront along New Pass, this award-winning residence is a classic combination of graceful design and superb quality with breathtaking views from almost every room and gorgeous vistas from the outdoor terraces and dramatic disappearing edge pool.
3. 16 Sandy Hook Rd S
5 bedrooms | 5 baths | Siesta Key
Becoming the highest sale on Siesta Key and the third highest in Sarasota County in 2018, 16 Sandy Hook Road South closed in November for $5.85 million. The custom-built waterfront estate reflects the epitome of Gulf-front living, boasting captivating architectural design, a private beach, guest house and expansive outdoor spaces with panoramic Gulf of Mexico views.
2. 16160 Sunset Pines Cir
7 bedrooms | 6 baths | Boca Grande
Prominently poised on the aquamarine shores of Gasparilla Pass on the North Shore, this waterside masterpiece is an outstanding achievement in quality, comfort and artistry. This one-of-a-kind estate will be sold at Luxury AUCTION® on January 10th, 2019 in cooperation with Platinum Luxury Auctions.
1. 845 Longboat Club Rd
6 beds | 6 bath | Longboat Key
A stunning ode to the majesty of Renaissance Venice, Serenissima “The Most Serene” is one of the finest homes ever built in Florida. Notable spaces include a magnificent grand salon, which could easily accommodate 100 guests, a master chef’s kitchen ideal for congregation and conversation, 10-seat theater, and Sun Room adjacent to the pool.