171 South Washington Dr, Sarasota, FL - Agent Walkthrough
Behold a rare and unparalleled opportunity with this featured Sarasota real estate property. This waterfront property boasts pristine palatial magnificence, resplendent with old-world charm and sophistication. In addition to brimming with exceptional modern luxury, conveniences, and style.
A cherished landmark property in the prized St. Armands division of John Ringling Estates on St. Armands Key, where it’s prime positioning for privacy and seclusion is complemented by more than 300’ of gorgeous wraparound water frontage and over 11,000 sq. ft. of opulent and painstakingly crafted and designed living space that truly transcends the extraordinary.
Wrought iron gates open to unfold the sumptuousness beyond, enhanced by manicured landscaping, and a stately limestone walkway leading to the soaring façade. Through the mahogany front door and into the foyer, the extravagant drama flourishes and comes alive, enhanced by breathtaking architectural details and illuminated by the glow of natural light through clerestory windows and walls of glass showcasing the water views.
The list of indulgent features is unmatched and includes a 2,000-bottle wine vault, home theatre, game room, vivid wood floors, separate accommodations for staff, a majestically furnished and designed kitchen plus a fully equipped catering kitchen, and a voluminous and ultra-luxuriant master suite of 1,700+/- sq. ft. offering the pinnacle of lavish living and connection to the outdoors. Terraces on all levels overlook the sparkling waters and open pool area, graced with flowing waterfalls and an infinity edge.
Start your nautical adventures from the protected, pre-wired dock, which can accommodate a vessel up to 70’ with a maximum 6’ draft. Savor the ultimate in tropically elegant living, just steps away from shopping and dining on St. Armands Circle and moments to beautiful Lido Beach.
Hi, I’m Bruce Myer with Coldwell Banker. I want to introduce you to our brand new listing. Now I’ve been in the business 41 years in the Sarasota Longboat area, but this house is one of the greatest homes we’ve ever listed for sale. It has over 11,000 square feet. We’re right on St. Armands Circle. You’ll see that we have water on both sides. You can have your yacht on the side, walk to St. Armands for shopping and dining. So come on in and let me show you what we have.
Okay. We now come inside the house. And when you take a look around, this is absolutely gorgeous. And as you’ll see, I’m right next to a piano. I was forced to play the piano when I was young, but I don’t know how to do it anymore, but this is a great spot for one right here. And then as we, follow me in here, normally we keep these to two to two and a half minutes, but this is such a gorgeous home with all kinds of space. We’re going to go a little bit beyond that, just to give you the full feel. As we come out here, then we’ll head out to the pool.
And you’ve got a lot of nice overhangs here as you’ll see. We’ve got the spa on the upper level, which is flowing down into the pool itself. And what’s great about this, and I’ll show you in just a few minutes, you have water on both sides of the property, and you’ll see the owner has their yacht over on the right side. If you only have, let’s say water in front of you, then that boat is going to block your view.
So if you’re a boater, this is an ideal situation too, so follow me and I’ll show you where that is. Now you’ll see what I’m talking about. So the seawall curves all the way around, and we’re now over on the side of the home, and you’ll notice how large our boat is here. I should say yacht at this point, which is about 70 feet. We’ve got deep water and also great access out to the bay and the channels from there.
Okay. It’s a pretty warm day in August. So I thought what would be best for our next shot, but we are in about a 2,000 bottle wine cellar, and I will tell you what, it feels nice and good. See a little sweat here. But if I stayed in here long enough, I’d be okay. Or if I had one of these many nice bottles of wine, I’d feel even better.
Okay, we’re working our way through and we’ll take a look at what is one great kitchen. We’ve got gas cooking, nice high ceilings, and then what I would call the family room, a lot of windows throughout, and again, even higher ceilings up there. We’ll work our way to the next room. Now, this is a master bedroom. Some would think it’s as big as some houses put together, but this is 1,700 square feet. And also notice where we are. So this opens up to a terrace. Not a bad little spot here. Gives you another good perspective of the swimming pool. And here we are right on the great boatable water.
I’m trying to come up with words for this room. It’s more than a game room, but as you will take a look, we’ve got a nice long bar. And for those of you who love the pool, it’s nicely set up. And then for those who like to play poker or what’s popular is mahjong. Got a great spot over here with windows on all sides. Okay, we’ve shown you a lot of amenities throughout the house. Now, this is the time to relax. As you’ll see, we’ve got our movie theater, six very comfortable chairs, and really, very importantly, we’ve got our popcorn machine right here. Just have to put a little popcorn and butter in there and away we go.
I’m Bruce Myer with Coldwell Banker. See you on the Key.