A listing represented by Denise Mei of Michael Saunders & Company has been selected as the overall winner in the HGTV Ultimate House Hunt 2023, a monthlong online promotion held annually on HGTV.com showcasing extraordinary homes across the country. More than 1.2 million votes were cast to determine the winners among 84 finalists in eight categories: Amazing Kitchens, Beachfront Homes, Countryside Retreats, Curb Appeal, Downtown Dwellings, Homes With a History, Outdoor Escapes and Waterside Homes.
Mei’s listing at 7340 Point of Rocks Road at the southern end of Siesta Key received the most votes among all finalists in all categories, as well as winning the Beachfront Homes category. The fully remodeled pool home is perched 12 feet above the Gulf of Mexico, offering a private, tranquil beachfront lifestyle with awe-inspiring water and sunset views. Tucked away on a tree-canopied street, the beautifully appointed two-story main residence features five exquisitely remodeled en-suite bedrooms, plus a charming updated one-bedroom, one-bath guesthouse with an adjoining three-car garage.
“We are honored and excited that this remarkable property overlooking scenic Point of Rocks captured the attention of so many HGTV House Hunt voters,” said Michael Saunders, Founder and CEO of Michael Saunders & Company. “This stunning seaside sanctuary with private access to Point of Rocks provides an oasis for collecting shells, viewing marine life, snorkeling, paddleboarding and kayaking.”
A second Michael Saunders & Company listing at 5131 Jungle Plum Road on north Siesta Key, represented by Cindy Fischer, received the most votes to win the Waterside Homes category. The enchanting three-quarter-acre bayfront estate showcases thoughtful updates, expansive indoor-outdoor living, gorgeous tropical landscaping and picturesque water views from nearly every room.
Michael Saunders & Company’s listing at 8324 Sanderling Road on Siesta Key, represented by Kim Ogilvie, received the second-highest number of votes in the Beachfront Homes category. Surrounded by towering palms, this exceedingly private 1.3-acre Gulf-front estate in the gated Sanderling Club boasts sensational views and direct access to powdery-soft sand across 150 feet of shoreline.
“I am thrilled that so many people across the country were captivated by these exceptional properties,” Saunders said. “We are grateful to HGTV for bringing much-deserved attention to these three amazing homes – each offering its own unique lifestyle of waterfront living close to world-renowned Siesta Beach.”