Open House | A Bay Island Masterpiece

An aerial view of Sarasota’s 3799 Flamingo Avenuemay have some mistaking the private property for a luxe boutique hotel. Pristine pathways, a long, looping driveway, and a private pier wrap the perimeter. Lush greenery lends a particular amount of privacy without obstructing the salt water vistas of Roberts Bay. A generous stretch of infinity pool mirrors the teal-blue of the Gulf of Mexico – 700 waterfront feet of which are part of the property. Pyramid-style ridgelines protect the home’s treasured contents; fitting, considering its coveted location on the north end of Florida’s beloved Siesta Key.

A covered entrance with modern-tavern lighting and ambient outdoor spotlights provide quite the welcome. Near the front entryway, outdoor fire features are set in pooling fountains—just two of many nods to the elements seen across the property. Through the double front doors, calming neutrals come alive in an array of texture, including raw-edged wood furniture, exposed beams, and floor-to-ceiling curtains in a subtle leaf pattern.

Washes of air white walls and ceilings are grounded by exotic stone tables and floors. Textured wall coverings add depth to what may otherwise seem a breezy beach house, and intricate moldings ensure refinement is this Bay Island home’s defining characteristic. Every design detail and furnishing has been meticulously chosen by Miami interior design firm Moniomi and is included in the home’s sale.

Outdoor access is seamless, with high glass walls sliding aside to expand living spaces and let owners capitalize on indoor-outdoor entertaining. Inside, a floor-to-ceiling glass wine cellar will surely impress even the most discerning oenophile. Elsewhere, a wet bar lures in a sports crowd to watch the game under polished Beat Lights by renowned British designer Tom Dixon.

Larger gatherings are easily serviced by a chef’s kitchen with more than enough prep space. Its striped stone counters and marble backsplash give a definitive clean look while stainless steel appliances and finishes add a tone of professionalism, even if the home cook is still honing his skills.

Outside, resort-style living comes to life. Expansive decks are dotted with outdoor seating. The beautiful infinity pool includes a swim-up bar, recessed seating area with fire pit, an outdoor dining pavilion complete with a living wall and stone sculpture.

And for the waterfront lifestyle enthusiast, the property is equipped with a boat dock, lift, and paddleboard launch. A tackle room for fishing fanatics and a sports storage room, not to mention a garage space for over 10 cars, are great for weekend gatherings and tournaments hosted at home.

When it’s time to retire, the plush and open bedroom will do nicely. A seating area for late-night movie watching, a beautiful his-and-hers marble bathroom and boutique-style walk-in closet underscore the feeling that this is home. With similarly restful guest bedrooms, soaker tubs, and lush greenery and salt-water sea visible from upstairs windows, you may have a hard time convincing visitors that this isn’t in fact a vacation spot – despite all appearances to the contrary.

Sarasota, FloridaJoel Schemmel – Premier Sotheby’s International Realty 

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