324 W ROYAL FLAMINGO DRIVE, SARASOTA, FL
This beautiful, 2011 built John Potvin designed Bird Key home is in a prime location, overlooking peaceful, sailboat-deep waters that flow directly out to Sarasota Bay. Set among gardens constructed by Michael Gilroy, beside the coastal landscape of the bay, you will immediately fall in love with the trendy West Indies design of this family home. This nearly 4,000-square-foot, split-level retreat offers no end of luxurious accommodation, with its three-bedroom layout that includes dens/offices on each floor. At the heart of the house sits an open-plan living area decked out in a natural palette of charming wood features, including hardwood flooring, as well as tongue and groove ceiling treatments throughout. The living room has floor-to-ceiling impact glass sliders, ensuring this stylish space that effortless flows to the eat-in gourmet kitchen is bright and airy. The kitchen is filled with natural light from the huge bay windows. A modern space fit for a chef, this delectable area features granite countertops, subway tile backsplash, extended “table-style” island with room to dine, custom shaker cabinetry, six-burner gas Wolf stove and a cozy dining area overlooking the bay waters beyond. The private master wing is conveniently located on the first floor and is the ideal spot to escape. This expansive retreat offers its own study with built-in workstation, his/her walk-in closets and spa-inspired en-suite bathroom with glass French doors that lead out to a secluded and walled garden courtyard with outdoor shower. The fully equipped laundry room with its all-white shaker cabinetry, folding and ironing stations completes the first living level. Your guests can enjoy the second floor in virtual privacy, offering an additional study/den flanked by wonderful guest suites, each with their own walk-in closets and access to another bayfront terrace. Covered outdoor entertaining areas span the length of the home on the first and second levels. Each terrace is the perfect vantage point to soak up those striking, direct bay views. Flawless finishing touches that boaters will appreciate include the deep-water dockage, kayak launch, newer 10,000-pound lift (2012) and newer seawall cap (2010).