Escape to this enchanting retreat "West of the Trail," where you will be impressed by the warmth of sunlight filtering through the canopies of trees and the serene beauty of Zen gardens surrounding this exclusive residence. As you arrive, you will be greeted by a circular driveway and extensive walkways, guiding you through meticulously landscaped grounds consisting of three distinct courtyards adorned with majestic live oaks, vibrant tropical foliage, exotic bamboo, graceful papyrus, intricate lattice accents, and well-lit pathways. Step inside and be captivated by the floor-to-ceiling walls of oversized windows that bathe the interior in natural light, complemented by soaring ceilings that offer a breathtaking introduction to the stunning vistas of nature. The open layout of this nearly 3,200 square-foot home has been tastefully updated to enhance your living experience. Recent renovations include a new roof in 2021, as well as oak wood and luxury vinyl flooring throughout, LED lighting, and the addition of a laundry room with French door access to the lanai. The bathrooms have also been modernized, with the addition of a third bathroom in 2012. As you enter the foyer, you'll be drawn into the expansive great room, offering a perfect vantage point to immerse yourself in the scenic views of the lush, private landscape. The gourmet kitchen overlooks the informal dining area and family room, creating a delightful space for culinary adventures. With resurfaced cabinetry, granite countertops, a stylish tile backsplash, and a wraparound breakfast bar, there's ample room for the entire family to gather and enjoy. The master suite is a secluded sanctuary, complete with its own private courtyard and spa, providing a tranquil escape within the property. Two guest bedrooms are thoughtfully situated in a split plan layout, ensuring privacy for overnight visitors. Nestled in the coveted Shoreland Woods (Cherokee Park) neighborhood, this home offers an ideal, central location in Sarasota. Embrace the convenience of being close to downtown, luxury shopping, fine dining, theaters, museums, and only a short drive away from the pristine Gulf beaches found at the Keys.
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