Dream House: Florida Siesta Key Bayside Mansion (36 Photos)
Poised on a private tropical peninsula to take full advantage of spectacular full bay and Intracoastal Waterway views, this exceptional .62-acre estate by luxury builder M. L. Collingwood enjoys 134′ of panoramic views, including the downtown Sarasota skyline. Located in the coveted community of Hidden Harbor, this stunning home also features a private 50′ dock and 20,000-lb lift on a protected deep-water harbor for the serious boater. Custom mahogany doors and beveled glass transoms enhance the inviting entry, further enhanced by soaring ceilings and beautifully scaled, authentically detailed living spaces. This classic home offers magnificent architectural elements and old-world craftsmanship rarely found; beautiful coffered and tray ceilings with hand-painted botanicals, bent wood arches and keystone insets, crown molding and custom millwork throughout.
The principal rooms are of generous proportions, and oversized windows showcase spectacular bay views day and night. Ideal for entertaining small or large gatherings, the living and dining rooms with travertine inset floors flow effortlessly and are serviced by a fully outfitted cherrywood paneled bar/wine room. The handsome executive office and library boasts cherrywood paneling, an 18′ coffered ceiling and spiral staircase to upper bookshelves. The fabulous island kitchen, with Wood Mode cabinetry, granite counters, stainless appliances, Sub-Zero paneled refrigerator, Viking 6-burner gas stove, dual ovens, walk-in pantry and breakfast bar with abundant seating, opens to the bayfront breakfast and gathering rooms with easy access to the outdoors.
With most rooms overlooking the bay, this home celebrates the harmonious relationship between architecture and landscape, ensuring an effortless transition to exterior spaces with idyllic spots for open-air leisure. A haven of relaxation, the sumptuous master bedroom suite offers a respite from the outside world with a bayfront sitting room, a large luxury bath with dual vanities, a 2-person shower, soaking tub and private water closets. An upstairs game room (4th bedroom) features a full bath, walk-in closet and large private western balcony overlooking the harbor for sunset viewing. Two additional, generous guest suites are positioned in a private wing, plus a half bath and laundry room on the main floor. A private, tranquil paradise for the outdoor enthusiast, the expansive lanai features a stunning infinity-edge, heated saltwater pool, large shaded outdoor living space with custom ceiling, travertine decking and a summer kitchen, perfect for alfresco dining. You’ll marvel at the frequent dolphin and manatee sightings in your backyard.
The side-entry three-car garage offers abundant space for vehicles and storage. Lush tropical landscaping and lighting create a magical evening setting. Paver drive and walkways, walk-in attic and additional storage. Conveniently located one mile from the renowned, powdery white quartz sands of Siesta Beach on the Gulf of Mexico and near Siesta Village’s boutiques and restaurants. Convenient to mainland Sarasota’s entertainment, theater, museums, shopping, restaurants, hospital and schools, including nationally acclaimed Pine View School for the gifted.