515 S. Washington Drive, Sarasota, FL
All the sought-after charms and attractions of St. Armands Circle and the gorgeous, sun-kissed sands of Lido Beach await just beyond your doorstep from this 3 Bedroom plus Den plus Office, 4 Bath, over 4,400 sq.-ft. landmark waterfront estate, designed by renowned Architect Harry MacEwen, as one of the most remarkably adorned properties in this world-class, rarely available location. From the moment you approach its stately façade with mansard roof, arched dormer windows and decorative ironwork, the level of meticulous care and attention to detail to maintain its traditional style and elegance becomes evident and continues with each step beyond. Upon entrance, exceptional touches abound, from the light-filled rooms via floor-to-ceiling, multi-paned windows and soaring ceilings with crown molding above, to the hexagonal tile flooring below and every carefully planned feature and fixture in between. Each room has been masterfully designed to flow seamlessly to the next, with the main living area embellished by an ornate tray ceiling and a cozy fireplace, classic raised-panel woodwork throughout and the detailed 10’ crown moldings in the dining room. The kitchen is a gourmet dream, boasting a beamed ceiling, an oversized center island, splendid solid surface countertops and harmonizing cabinetry, top-quality gas range, a wine refrigerator and a well-sized dine-in area. The first-floor master suite is a true delight, with access to the pool area and a spectacularly appointed master bath. Outside, the expansive, open entertaining space is simply unrivaled, with an open pool and spa, a fully equipped summer kitchen and plenty of room for soirees of any size. Your private boat dock and lift are the perfect place to begin your nautical adventures, just a short boat ride to Big Pass and on to the Gulf of Mexico.